ASUS today announced the Chromebook family of fast, sleek, sophisticated and easy-to-use Chrome OS laptops powered by latest energy-efficient Intel® Bay Trail-M processors. Available in two screen sizes — the 11.6-inch C200 model and 13.3-inch C300 — ASUS Chromebooks are designed for outstanding mobility and feature up to 10 hours battery life for all-day use.
The ASUS Chromebooks are fully connected with up to ultra-fast 802.11ac** dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. Connecting to a second large display or even a TV is easy thanks to the HDMI-out port. A USB 2.0 port is provided, as well as a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port for up to 10-times faster data transfers.
The ASUS Chromebook C200 has an impressively compact chassis that weighs a mere 2.5lbs and just .78 of an inch (20mm), making it supremely portable. Featured in both models, the stylish and attractive ASUS design has a hidden screen hinge that gives it a sleek look, and the durable matte-finish cover give the Chromebooks a stylish and sophisticated feel which remains resistant to fingerprints.
A unique extra-spacious touchpad with multi-finger gesture support — comparable in size to those normally found on a 14-inch laptop and the largest in its class —makes the ASUS Chromebooks incredibly comfortable and intuitive to use. The full-size one-piece seamless chiclet keyboard is engineered with a high-quality mechanism for a solid feel with responsive and accurate action.
For great entertainment on the go, crisp, high-quality sound is assured by the powerful high-quality stereo speakers, designed with extra-large audio chambers for a surprisingly loud output.
The ASUS Chromebook C200 and C300 will begin shipping in the US at the end of June 2014 with a starting price at $249.99.