ASUS' Chromebook Flip Successor Leaks With Core m3 And 12.5-inch 1080p Display

Even with Microsoft and its hardware partners blitzing the market with increasingly affordable Windows laptops as of late, Chromebooks do not seem to be going anywhere. Just the opposite, established players are getting release new models. That includes ASUS. While nothing has been officially announced yet, what looks to be a successor to the company's Chromebook Flip made an appearance on Newegg recently.


The listing is no longer online, but as we often say, there are no mulligans on the web. What appeared on Newegg's website was an ASUS Chromebook with the model number C302CA. Like the original Chromebook Flip, press renderings of the new model show the display folding all the way back on itself so that it can be used as a tablet. It can also be used in tent mode, stand mode, and of course as a traditional laptop.

Whereas ASUS pitched its original Chromebook Flip as the world's first 10-inch convertible Chromebook, this new model will be a bit bigger. It will have a 12.5-inch Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) touchscreen display powered by an Intel Core m3-6Y30 processor and 4GB of RAM.

ASUS C302CA Tent

Other features include 64GB of onboard eMMC storage, a microSD card slot, two USB 3.1 Type-C ports, and a backlit keyboard. All this will come packed in a chassis that measures 11.97 x 8l27 x 0.54 inches and weighing 2.65 pounds. Those dimensions make it a little bigger than its predecessor, though the new model is a bit thinner.

It looks as though the C302CA will have an MSRP of $499, which is the same price as Samsung's Chromebook Pro. A premium all-metal design will help justify the asking price, though users will have to decide if they want to spend a premium on a Chromebook versus an entry-level to mid-range Windows laptop for the same money.