Thursday , June 7 2018

ASUS Chromebook Flip 2 gets unboxed ahead of CES 2017 announcement

ASUS is now confirmed to be launching their Chromebook Flip 2 very soon, and most likely at CES 2017 this week, with Chrome enthusiasts ChromeUnboxed going hands-on with a retail unit, giving us a look at the device before it’s even announced. We did see the original version of the Chromebook Flip here in Australia, so there’s a reasonable chance the second generation will come here too. Either way, Dan will see it in the states this week as part of CES, and will bring us all the details.

In the meantime though, we have these specs, and this video. The ASUS Chromebook Flip 2 features as 12.5-inch display at 1080p, with a 360 degree hinge to allow the Chromebook to be used as a laptop and a tablet. Inside is a Intel Core m3 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB storage, fully backlit keyboard, metal design and USB-C ports for charging and accessories. Based on this — and this alone — this is an appealing device.

With US pricing predicted around the $499 mark, Australian pricing is likely to be quite a bit more; anywhere up to $799 would be my guess, and possibly even more than that. Until we know more, sit back, enjoy the unboxing video and let us know what you think.

 

 

See the rest of Ausdroid's CES 2017 coverage here.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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