Waiting to learn even more about the upcoming ASUS C200 Chromebook? No need to be patient; full specifications for the device have been revealed in an official sales sheet.
The device, which is expected to retail later this month at around $300, features a dual-core Intel Bay Trail mobile processor (N2830) clocked at 2.16GHz.
The 11.6-inch glossy screen at a resolution of 1366×768.
Base specification includes 2GB of low-voltage DDR3L RAM by default. DDR3L memory generates less heat and uses less power, both features which add to the impressive battery life touted by ASUS. As the RAM is soldered on to the motherboard it is not expandable.
Onboard integrated Intel GMA HD graphics should provide adequate power for handling the interface, HD content and light gaming with relative ease.
Storage-wise you won’t be squeezing your entire collection of Community and Parks and Recreation onto it. Like virtually every other Chromebooks, the C200 comes saddled with a functional, if easy to fill, 16GB eMMC flash drive.
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As you’d expect of any laptop these days there is a built-in front-facing HD webcam positioned above the screen.
For connectivity, there’s Bluetooth 4.0, 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0, an audio combo jack, HDMI out, built-in SD Card Reader and a SIM card slot.
While there’s no ethernet port ASUS is touting support for the new, faster Wi-Fi 802.11ac specification — making it only the second Chrome OS device to ship with it.
To round things out there is a chiclet style keyboard and a large trackpad. And when ASUS say ‘large’ they do mean it. The pointing device is the same size as that used in the company’s 14-inch Windows notebooks.
When it comes to Chrome OS customisations we know that the device is to ship with a custom OEM wallpaper (as all recent Chromebooks do) and comes preloaded with an App List folder containing a solitary web shortcut to the ASUS registration page.
All of the above is packed into a chassis barely 0.8-inches thick when closed and weighs a mere 2.5Ibs. With a 10 hour battery pack and a decent processor, the C200 has the potential to become a big hit.
Finally, as for price, it’s rumoured to be hitting retail later this month at somewhere around $290 based on previous listings, though Promevo now lists the device for $249.