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Asus is unveiling today its new line of Chrome-powered devices for the education market with two Chrome OS laptops, one convertible and one tablet.
The Asus C204 and C403 are the laptops, shipping with HD (but not full HD) displays, Intel Celeron processors and touchscreens. both are rugged processors that’ll get the job done and take few hits without being too flashy. The C204 is smaller, coming with an 11.6-inch display, while the C403 is a 14 inch, for students who need larger screens.
The Chromebook C214 is a counterpart to the C204. It ships with the same basic specs albeit with a new convertible mode and gorilla glass 3 support. It also comes with an HD screen and a Celeron processor.
Finally, Acer is preparing the Chromebook tablet CT100 for young kids. It’s a small 9.7 inch affair with a QXGA display. Like all Chromebooks, it runs Android apps and Chrome apps. Like the rest of its siblings, it is designed to withstand hits and knocks. Asus claims all these devices feature ‘military-grade’ toughness, and so should be suitable for an army of 5-year olds. It ships with the Op1 hexacore processor an 4 GB of RAM, so it’s unlikely you’ll be running any complex Linux or play store apps on this one, understandable given the target audience.
The firm hasn’t said anything about pricing or availability, opting to release those details in the coming months. From the specs, they won’t break the bank, and the firm repeatedly hints at Spring releases. You can check full specs and details from the source below.