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Colorful ASUS Chromebooks Arrive in Australia

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ASUS C300

Here’s something sure to brighten up the day of those living down under: the colourful ASUS C-series Chromebooks have begun to arrive at a number of Australia’s leading online tech retailers.

While ASUS has yet to formally “launch” the device in the country a number of independent retailers have quietly begun taking orders for both the 11.6-inch C200 Chromebook and its larger 13.3-inch C300 Chromebook sibling.

Naturally prices and availability vary so far, with listing ranging from AU$300 for the 11.6-inch ASUS C200 Chromebook w/2GB RAM through to AU$430 for the 13.6-inch ASUS C300 Chromebook.

This is at odds with the pricing structure ASUS uses in the UK and US, where both 11.6-inch and 13.6-inch models retail for the same price.

Specifications

ASUS is making the C300 available in three color choices: red, yellow and blue, and the 11-inch C200 in black and silver only.

Size and color options aside, all models are available with the same specifications:

  • Intel Celeron N2830 (dual-core) processor w/2GB RAM, 16GB eMMC storage
  • Intel Celeron N2830 (dual-core) processor w/4GB RAM,  32GB eMMC storage

ASUS’ Australia website also lists an additional C300 model using a quad-core Intel Celeron N2930 and support for mobile SIM. No word on pricing or availability on those options just yet.

Other features included as standard are 2 USB ports, full-sized HDMI out, SD card reader, HD webcam and a trackpad ASUS say is the largest of any Chromebook.

Keep an eye on Kogan, ASUS.com.au/shop and other online retailers over the coming weeks for full purchase options, or check out the current crop of “live” listings at some of the retailers below.

ASUS C200 Chromebook on Kogan.com

ASUS C300 w/4GB RAM on Scorptec