The ASUS Chromebook C200
The ASUS Chromebook C200

Photos of an upcoming ASUS Chromebook have been released, showing off the first portable Chrome devices from the Taiwan-based company.

Swedish Google Apps Authorised Reseller Online Partner released (unconfirmed) photos of an ASUS Chromebook with the model number C200 – consistent with information about forthcoming ASUS devices that was revealed back in February.

“All-day” battery life and a larger touchpad touted by ASUS.

The photos show a sleek grey and black Chromebook with the familiar Chrome OS login screen and array of Chrome OS keys. The large sticker over the left palm rest touts “all-day battery life” (though their definition of “all-day” may be suspect), a larger touchpad, “high-quality audio”, and the usual 2 years of free Google Drive storage.

Unfortunately, the pictures don’t reveal much else about what might be chugging away under the surface of the device. Based on the rumours from February, this C200 Chromebook features an 11.6-inch screen, while a (yet to be unveiled) C300 model will purportedly measure 13.3 inches.

Intel Inside

The one bit of information we do know definitively – thanks to the ubiquitous Intel Inside sticker – is who makes the processor.

Could this be the Bay Trail device that showed up in commits late last year with a 1.9GHz Intel Atom E3845 processor and 2GB of RAM? Or one of any Bay Trail Chromebooks yet to drop?

With the C300 still up in the air, ASUS could also be one of the first to jump on board Intel’s recently announced Braswell chip, though the lack of Bay Trail Chromebooks up to now would suggest a backlog of Bay Trails still on their way first.

With ASUS set to enter the Chromebook market at some point this year, we certainly won’t have long to find out.

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