A leaked Newegg listing revealed a new Chromebook model by Asus, the Asus Chromebook C302CA. The leaked model comes after the Asus Chromebook Flip, a laptop sporting an attractive multi-form design, solid specs and an affordable price. The Chromebook Flip is also the first Chromebook with the Google Play Store access, offering millions of Android apps.
The new Asus Chromebook C302CA listing leaked on Newegg, revealing solid specs and affordable price. The listing was spotted by Chrome Unboxed, reporting that the upcoming device is not a direct successor to the Chromebook Flip. The Flip successor bears codename Cave, meaning that the C302CA will occupy its own place in the Asus Chromebook lineup.
The new laptop packs Intel Core m3-6Y30 processor running at 2.2 GHz, 4 GB of RAM, 65 Gb of internal storage, and a 12.5-inch 1080p display. The upcoming Chromebook comes with two USB Type-C ports, a micro SD card slot, and a headphone jack.
The body is made out of aluminum, with the backlight keyboard, and 360-degree hinge. The price is $499, pretty affordable considering the specs.
The leaked listing shows a 4 GB of RAM model, although earlier reports talked about 8 GB of RAM. This could mean that the 8 GB variant could arrive at a later date. If the 8 GB model is real, the Asus Chromebook C302CA could prove a worthy opponent to the MacBook Pro. For just a half of the price of the cheapest MacBook Pro, you’ll have almost all functionality of the Apple’s laptop.
Of course, Chrome OS isn’t near as capable as the Apple’s Mac OS, but for users wanting a device capable of browsing the web, doing occasional work in text editors, and using Google apps, the Asus Chromebook C302CA may prove as an excellent choice.
The leaked listing was removed, but orders that were sent before Newegg removed the listing revealed that the shipping time was a few days, meaning that Asus could officially reveal the Chromebook C302CA very soon.