The Asus Chromebook Flip 2 is now officially launched and priced at $499.
There were a lot of rumors about the 2 in 1 convertible notebook for the past few days. Online retailers leaked the news some days back. Later, some unboxed videos were also unveiled online. The Asus Chromebook Flip 2 is the official successor of the Chromebook Flip.
2 in 1 Convertible
The new Asus Chromebook Flip 2 Notebook is almost the same as the earlier iteration, the Chromebook Flip. The display of the new notebook can be rotated to 360 degrees, similar to the one on the earlier device. This allows users flexibility while using the device, as it can be used like a touchscreen tab.
Beneath the Hood
The Asus Flip 2 Laptop comes with a display screen of 12.5 inches and a resolution of 1080 pixels. The screen is a Full HD, touch screen and offers hands on control to the user. The laptop runs on the Intel, 6th Gen Core m3 processor and has a RAM of 4 GB, which users can upgrade to 8 GB. The internal storage is 128 GB. The unboxed video leaked out earlier, however, shows the laptop having storage of 32 GB. It is possible that Asus is selling another version of the laptop with 32 GB of storage, though there is no confirmation about it. It is speculated that the 8 GB RAM model will be sold at a price of $599.
Other specs include a keyboard that is backlit and a combo jack for headphone and microphone. The resolution of the screen is 1920 x 1080 pixels, boasting impressive colors and excellent clarity. The LED backlight for the display is energy efficient. It has a basic, dual core chip boosting multitasking abilities, such as browsing on the Internet, sending emails and other every day productivity activities.
The flash memory is 32 GB eMMC and the graphics card is Intel HD Graphics, 515. The Asus Flip 2 convertible notebook comes with Bluetooth 4.0, for syncing with other devices that are compatible. The HDMI output offers expansion for viewing option. It also offers support for microSD memory cards.
Battery and Charging
The Asus Flip 2 Convertible Laptop comes with double USB Type C ports. It can be used for the transfer of data as well as for charging any other device. Apart from this, it has the microSD card reader and an audio jack of 3.5 mm. The battery of the laptop can last to a maximum limit of ten hours with one charge, according to claims by the company. The weight of the 2 in 1 Convertible laptop from Asus, the Flip 2, is 2.65 pounds and is slim at 0.5 inches. The chassis is made of aluminum.
The upcoming Asus Flip 2 seems to be a decent laptop for the price, especially for Chrome OS fans. It is scheduled to release at the CES to be held next week.