|Sleek, powerful and easy-to-use 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch Chrome OS laptops with up |
to 10 hours battery life for all-day mobility
|Fremont, CA (May 6th, 2014) - ASUS today announced the Chromebook family of fast, sleek, sophisticated and easy-to-use Chrome OS laptops powered by latest energy-efficient Intel® Bay Trail-M processors. Available in two screen sizes — the 11.6-inch C200 model and 13.3-inch C300 — ASUS Chromebooks are designed for outstanding mobility and feature up to 10 hours battery life for all-day use.|
|Portable yet powerful |
The ASUS Chromebook C200 has an impressively compact chassis that weighs a mere 2.5lbs and just .78 of an inch (20mm), making it supremely portable. Featured in both models, the stylish and attractive ASUS design has a hidden screen hinge that gives it a sleek look, and the durable matte-finish cover give the Chromebooks a stylish and sophisticated feel which remains resistant to fingerprints.
A unique extra-spacious touchpad with multi-finger gesture support — comparable in size to those normally found on a 14-inch laptop and the largest in its class —makes the ASUS Chromebooks incredibly comfortable and intuitive to use. The full-size one-piece seamless chiclet keyboard is engineered with a high-quality mechanism for a solid feel with responsive and accurate action.
For great entertainment on the go, crisp, high-quality sound is assured by the powerful high-quality stereo speakers, designed with extra-large audio chambers for a surprisingly loud output.
The ASUS Chromebooks are fully connected with up to ultra-fast 802.11ac** dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. Connecting to a second large display or even a TV is easy thanks to the HDMI-out port. A USB 2.0 port is provided, as well as a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port for up to 10-times faster data transfers.
Fast, simple and secure
The ASUS Chromebooks are proof that computing on the go can be simple, intuitive, hassle-free and fun. They harness the power of Chrome OS to give users a secure mobile gateway to the Google ecosystem of web services and thousands of Chrome Web Store apps designed for home, business and education.
With automatic updates, built-in virus protection and multiple layers of security, Chrome OS takes the frustration out of computing by allowing users to enjoy everything the web has to offer. Files and documents are kept safe and sound thanks to the 100GB of Google Drive storage provided free for two years. Setting up an ASUS Chromebook just requires signing in with a Google Account, and multiple users can be added with each user’s settings and files being kept completely private.
|Availability & Pricing|
The ASUS Chromebook C200 and C300 will begin shipping in the US at the end of June 2014 with a starting price at $249.99.
||ASUS Chromebook C200
||ASUS Chromebook C300|
||Intel® Bay Trail-M Dual Processor N2830 2.42 GHz|
||11.6-inch LED backlit HD glossy screen (1366 x 768)
||13.3-inch LED backlit HD non-glossy screen (1366 x 768)|
||720p HD camera|
||802.11a/b/g/n/ac2 dual-band; BT 4.0|
||1 x USB2.0 port + 1 x USB 3.0 port|
||1 x HDMI 1.4|
||1 x audio jack combo|
||1 x SD card slot|
||12.0" x 7.9" x 0.8"
||13.0" x 9.1" x 0.8" ~ 0.9"|
|* Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. |
** 802.11a/b/g/n support at launch, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac support will be added at a later date via a free software update.
ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,256 awards in 2013 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 12,500 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 3,800 engineers. Company revenue for 2012 was approximately US$14 billion.
|PR Contacts for North American Market:|
Technical Marketing - ASUS Computer International
Media Communications – ASUS Computer International