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Rockchip-powered Asus C201 Chromebook coming soon

Asus C201 Chromebook with Rockchip processor coming soon
Asus and Acer portables in Troxell catalog
The new Chrome OS-powered laptop was spotted in Troxell’s 2015 brochure for K-12 education and although its price has not been revealed yet, it might sell for less than $150 USD.

"Most affordable Chromebook to date" could arrive soon from Asus, as this new Rockchip-powered portable has been already spotted in the Troxell brochure for K-12 education. As you can see in the attached image, the new Asus C201 is shown between the Acer Chromebook 13 and another Asus portable, the notorious Transformer Pad.

According to the source mentioned above, the Asus C201 Chromebook has the following highlights:

  • Processor: Rockchip 3288-C SoC with Mali-T674 graphics
  • Memory/Storage: 2 GB or 4 GB RAM; 16 GB or 32 GB eMMC internal storage (SD card reader most likely, but not mentioned)
  • Display: 11.6-inch HD display with 1,366X768 pixels (the 4 GB RAM and 32 GB storage variant should feature a touchscreen, according to inventory listings currently online)
  • Camera: VGA webcam only
  • Connectivity: none specified, but probably USB and HDMI as most similar devices
  • Autonomy: up to 10 hours

Not long ago, industry insiders from South Korea mentioned the possibility of $149 USD Chromebooks from Asus and Lenovo and the C201 may be exactly such a device. Since there is no official statement from Asus regarding this matter yet, we will get back to the C201 as soon as they confirm its release.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-03-20 (Update: 2015-03-20)
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.