Asus Chromebook tablet with Skylake processor could be in the works

Asus Chromebook Flip C100 convertible to get a Skylake-powered successor
Asus Chromebook Flip C100
The popular Chromebook Flip might soon get a Skylake-powered sibling that currently seems to be internally known as "Cave."

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.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-06-28 (Update: 2016-06-28)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.