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CES 2019 | Asus intros the Chromebook Education lineup

Asus Chromebook Education lineup January 2019 (Source: Edge Up)
Asus Chromebook Education lineup (Source: Edge Up)
The new Chromebook family for the education market includes the first-ever Chrome OS-driven tablet by Asus, a 14-inch clamshell design Chromebook, an 11.6-inch convertible, and an 11.6-inch clamshell configuration. While the tablet is powered by the Rockchip OP1 processor, the other three devices use Intel Celeron processors.

Although in many countries it is very hard to find Chromebooks and those that target the education market are usually out of the reach of home users, it is great to see that more Chrome OS-driven devices keep showing up. The latest four such devices by Asus have been announced as the Chromebook Education series and one of them is the first-ever Chrome OS tablet to come from the tech behemoth headquartered in Taiwan.

The Asus Chromebook Tablet CT100 is powered by a Rockchip OP1 ARM processor, features a 9.7-inch QXGA touchscreen, up to 4 GB of memory, up to 32 GB eMMC internal storage, has a rugged design, and weighs about 1.25 pounds.

The 14-inch Chromebook C403 has an Intel Celeron N3350 under the hood, next to up to 4 GB of memory, 32 GB eMMC internal storage, dual-band WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.2, USB 3.1 Type-C, and more. It is also the heaviest of the pack with a weight of almost 3.75 pounds.

Finally, we have the Chromebook C204 and the Flip C214. Each of them comes with both touch and non-touch display options and are driven by Intel Celeron N4000 processors (there is an Intel Celeron N4100 option for the Flip C214 as well). Their overall specs are somewhat similar, with up to 4 GB of memory and 32 GB internal storage for the C204 and twice the memory and storage for the Flip C214. In terms of connectivity, both come with a wide range of features, from dual-band WiFi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth 4.2 to USB 3.1 Type-C, Type-A, and a traditional 3.5 mm audio jack.

All the aforementioned Chromebooks should hit the market in the coming months. According to Asus, the specific configurations, their prices and availability will be announced at launch.


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Codrut Nistor, 2019-01- 8 (Update: 2019-01- 8)