Asus has announced their new rugged Chromebook with a flippable display. The new ASUS Chromebook Flip C213 is a convertible notebook that features a 360-degree hinge, allowing users to transform the notebook into a tablet. It has also been claimed by the brand that the ASUS Chromebook Flip C213 has been put through military-grade durability tests to make it rugged for the education sector.
The ASUS Chromebook Flip C213 is powered by Google’s Chrome OS and comes with some preloaded Google apps and services including G Suite, Google Classroom, and the Google Cloud Platform. However, the brand has not Currently, there is no official word on the pricing and availability of the rugged laptop. However, ASUS has not disclosed anything about the pricing and availability of the product yet.
The ASUS Chromebook Flip C213 features a rubber bumper that protects the chassis from accidental drops. The Chromebook also features a modular construction, that allows users to replace various components like keyboard, touchpad, Motherboard or display panel in a few steps. The Chromebook features an 11.6-inch touchscreen display. There ar two variants in terms of display type- one variant between the two comes with Corning Gorilla Glass on top for protection, while the other variant supports an optional stylus, that uses Wacom EMR technology. As this Chromebook is focused towards the students, it comes with a 5-megapixel rear camera and an HD front camera. The Chromebook packs a 46Wh battery, rated at 12 hours of continuous usage.
Along with apps for educational purposes, the Chromebook comes with some business level features like Google Chrome’s web-based management console, that allows administrators to easily manage users, applications or devices across their organization from a single place. The Chrome OS updates itself automatically and has a built-in anti-virus protection. Right now, Chromebooks are getting popular among students across the globe now only time will tell whether this rugged hybrid Chromebook from ASUS will meet the demands of the students of not.