It’s taken a while to appear online, but if you’re quick you can nab the 13-inch ASUS C300 Chromebook from Amazon in the US.
Why hurry? At the time of writing Amazon.com has just two units left in stock, despite only having carried a listing for the notebook for 24 hours!
ASUS unveiled the C300, and its demure sibling, the ASUS C200, back in May. Screen size aside, both devices feature the same internal specifications and, rather uniquely, the same price: just $249.
But while the smaller of these has been readily available to buy in the US and the UK for some time, the larger, more appealing model hasn’t. Until this week, that is. Amazon has the C300 notebook priced at $249.00 with free shipping. For this you get a 13.3-inch HD (1366×768) display, Intel Bay Trail dual-core processor running at 2.16GHz, 2GB memory and a 16GB SSD.
ASUS touts a battery life good for around 10 hours, which is an hour less than the 11.6-inch ASUS C200 Chromebook which the company says will do you for 11 hours on a single charge.
Amidst its peers, the C300 is not a bad little device overall, and the Bay Trail CPU should offer a nice balance of performance and power efficiency. While there is still no sign of the white/colour variant touted in press shots for the model, the black version is sleek, slim and very stylish.
No word (yet) on when other online retailers will start stocking the device, nor if/when it will hit the UK and Europe. But if you’re in the states and want more ‘book for your buck, hit the link below.
- Source: Amazon, via Reddit