Asus Chromebook tablet with Skylake processor could be in the works
Asus Chromebook Flip was one of the first 10-inch Chrome OS-driven convertibles when it launched back in 2015, but its specs were not in the upper sector of the market. For a 2015 Chromebook, that was something normal. However, more and more powerful have started to show up in the meantime, and now it looks like the Chromebook Flip might soon get a Skylake-powered successor.
Earlier this year, Asus Chromebook Flip became the first device powered by Chrome OS to get full support for Android apps. Although nothing is official yet, a few comments inside Google's Chromium source code revealed a new device dubbed "Cave" that has a touchscreen display, tablet functionality enabled by the lid's position, as well as a Skylake processor inside.
The first-gen Chromebook Flip is powered by a Rockchip RK3288 processor, offers up to 4 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage, while its display only has 1,280X800 pixels. A Skylake Chromebook Flip would definitely push all these specs higher but remains to see when does it come out - if at all.