ASUS Chromebook: Plans To Launch The Most Affordable Chromebook Ever


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ASUS is setting up to launch the “most affordable Chromebook to date”, according to a listing featured in an American educational reseller catalog.

ASUS C201 Chromebook

The new ASUS C201 Chromebook is powered by a RK3288 ARM processor from Chinese company Rockchip, packed with 2GB RAM and features an 11.6-inch HD screen. Impressed?

These features come from a Phoenix-based tech company named Troxell’s; Their 2015 brochure for K-12 education, also promotes other popular Chromebooks including the ASUS Transformer Pad.

Troxell Catalog

Asus C201 Chromebook Preview

  ASUS C201 Hardware Specs

  • 11.6-inch HD display (1377×768) 
  • RockChip 3288-C SoC @ 1.8GHz
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB eMMC Storage
  • VGA Webcam

We don’t have any information regarding what kind of ports the ASUS 2015 Chromebook’s will have but, it’s unlikely not to include the usual selection of USB, HDMI and SD Card reader. Perhaps it will go the route of the Chromebook Pixel 2/Macbook and offer the USB Type-C? Lol, you never know.

The ASUS C201 (model number: C201PA) is, like most current Chromebooks, being targeted at education. If you Google the model number, some good info comes up including touch-enabled model offering 4GB RAM and a 32GB SSD.

Performance of ASUS C201 Chromebook

  • The RK3288 feature a quad-core ARM Cortex A17 CPU running at 1.8GHz.
  • The RK3288 SoC features a Mali-T674 GPU capable of powering a 4K monitor, delivering good 3D performance, H265 video decoding is included.

ASUS C201 Price

This is the big selling point, ASUS has yet to reveal the price of their C201 Chromebook’s but we can assume it will probably, rather it SHOULD be less than $250, since it is them that claim this will be the cheapest Chromebook ever. Let’s see if they keep their word or maybe they were just saying it to get publicity? Hmm…

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