Asus is launching its first ever tablet powered by Chrome OS. The company’s new CT100 is part of its new line up of Chrome OS devices, which are mostly aimed at schools and kids. And a lot of that is pretty obvious from the design of these products.
As for the CT100, it’s a 9.7-inch tablet powered by a hexa-core OP1 processor. It only has 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 32GB of eMMC storage. There is a 2MP front camera and a 5MP rear camera, nothing too special. The device is surrounded by a rubberized chassis for added protection as kids tend to drop things like this really easily, so that should protect against all kinds of drops. Asus says the 35Wh battery on the device will allow for a day of usage, and you can charge it easily with the Type-C port.
Asus is launching 3 other Chrome OS-based devices. That includes the new C204 and C403, which features a 180-degree hinge that you can lie flat and work on the touch-screen of the C204. Asus is making non-touch variants of the device too, but you are probably better off getting the one with a touch panel. In terms of specs, the C204 is powered by an Intel Celeron N4000 while the C403 comes with an N3350.
The C403 features a 14-inch LED panel, while the C204 comes with an 11.6-inch LED panel. Both come with up to 4GB of RAM, 32GB of eMMC storage, with the C204 having a 50Wh battery while the C403 packing only a 45Wh battery.
And lastly, there is the Chromebook Flip C214 which includes a 360-degree hinge and a rugged exterior. You can use this thing as a laptop or a tablet, and it is available with an Intel Celeron N4000 or N4100 processor. It has an 11.6-inch display, 8GB of LDDR4 RAM, 64GB of eMMC storage, and a 45Wh battery. It has the same rugged exterior as all the other Asus Chrome OS devices, but Asus this one is a little easier to upgrade when you need to.
Asus says all its new Chrome OS devices will be available in the coming months, though pricing is unknown.