Even with Andromeda potentially on the horizon, we’re still looking at some awesome things in the Chrome OS world. Android apps are slowly making their way to current Chromebooks, new models have recently hit the market, and even more are on the horizon. However, today we’re getting our first look at a brand new model which seems to be ASUS’ successor to the popular Chromebook Flip.
The ASUS C302CA has been popping up for the past couple of weeks ahead of an official announcement, but today it’s been listed over on Newegg as first spotted by ChromeUnboxed. The new Chromebook brings a clean all-metal design which brings a handful of design cues from both last year’s Chromebook Flip and the Google Chromebook Pixel.
The machine has a 12.5-inch 1080p display, Intel Core m3 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and weighs in at just 2.65 pounds. It also packs 2 USB-C 3.1 ports which can be used for charging, a backlit keyboard, and a microSD card slot. The external dimensions measure in at 11.97″ x 8.27″ x 0.54″ which is bigger, but thinner compared to the Chromebook Flip from last year.
On paper, this seems like a pretty compelling new option, and the design depicted in the gallery below also makes it stand out compared to what is on the market now. It’s also worth noting that it seems like the C302CA will directly compete against the Samsung Chromebook Pro which is also priced at $499.
It’s unclear when ASUS will officially announce this product, but seeing that a listing is already live, I can’t imagine the announcement landing past CES next week.
Update: Newegg has removed the listing.