Asus Chromebook C200

Asus' first Chromebook, the C200, is now up for pre-order on Amazon for $249. In addition to the 11.6-inch C200, Asus has a 13.3-inch model in the works, dubbed the C300, which will also reportedly be available for $249. That's right folks, Asus is offering both the 11.6-inch and the 13.3-inch models for the same price.

Although Asus during the launch of the Chromebooks that the C200 and C300 would be available at a starting price of $249, it was assumed that the price was for the C200, and that the increase in the screen size would warrant a higher price. That doesn't look to be the case, as an official Asus representative revealed to GigaOm that both the C200 and C300 would be available for $249.

Both Chromebooks share similar specs, which include a screen resolution of 1366 x 768, Intel Bay Trail-M series CPU (2.4 GHz Celeron N2830 with 1 MB of L2 cache), 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, 720p HD camera, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n out of the box (Wi-Fi ac functionality will be enabled via a future software update) and Bluetooth 4.0. In terms of connectivity, you get HDMI (1.4) out, 3.5 mm audio jack, one USB 2.0 port, one USB 3.0 port and an SD card slot. The battery life on the C200 is touted to be at 10 to 11 hours based on the usage.

If you're interested in the 11.6-inch C200, head over to Amazon from the link below to pre-order the Chromebook. The device will begin shipping from June 26. There is no word on when the larger C300 is going to launch, but it shouldn't be too long now. If you're looking for a more portable solution, then Asus' $179 Chromebox might just be the device for you.

Source: Amazon; Via: Gigaom, Google+


Reader comments

Asus offering both the 11.6-inch C200 and 13.3-inch C300 Chromebooks for $249


If my phone needs to be 1080p+ at around 5 inches I'm not sure why manufacturer's think they are going to sell me a laptop with a smaller resolution.

I agree with this. I love Chrome OS, but the res needs to be upped. And 4GB ram for us hard core peeps.

Completely agree. That's my only gripe with chrombook aside from ram. Ssd capacity is OK cause I can just put in a new one with more capacity

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At $249, do you think that is possible? Most 1080p phones cost twice as much or more as these Chromebooks.

It doesn't have to be $250. But they should at least offer a range between super cheap and slightly more expensive chromebook with a better screen

Well, the Pixel is an option, although an expensive one. I think part of that cost is the touchscreen, which IMHO is pointless. The problem that Chomebooks face is cheap laptops running Windows 8. Anything over $300 is basically an expensive web browser.

The Pixel isn't a consumer option, and as a student I don't see many Windows 8 laptops doing anything I can't do with a Chromebook. I'm currently using a Samsung Chromebook and only use my windows laptop for games, if I ever touch it. But besides that a chromebook does everything I would use my laptop for and does it much better than a $300 Windows laptop would.

I would probably get the new Samsung 13" chromebook with 1080p display (if it ever gets released), but I want to wait to see if the intel based competition can also make similar Chromebooks before I spend $400 on a new one.

A 1080P 7" screen is possible on the $229 Nexus 7, why wouldn't a $299 laptop be able to have an 11" 1080P screen?

I agree. Compared to the Nexus 5, the 7 is sub par. It has weird issues while the LG has been rock solid for the couple months I have had it. I have had good luck with Asus computer hardware though.

Half the resolution that all new flagships will be. Not great. Less ram too. When your phone is more powerful than your laptop something has gone awry. Loved my Samsung chromebook, but when it was too gutless to even play a YouTube video it became very frustrating.

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I agree that the samsung chromebook performance is definitely lackluster. It seems to me that it must be either an issue with th driver stack, or the way that ChromeOS works, because the same hardware handles youtube and other funa and intensive tasks (read games) perfectly on a higher resolution screen in my Nexus 10. I don't know who dropped the ball, but I have been pretty disappointed by the chromebook.

I think it is funny..... for $249 you are not going to get great screen resolution or great memory... Plenty of options out there if you want more and are willing to pay...LOL

This is a great deal for a second laptop or a surf the web machine.

People comparing it to $500 or more phones, now that is just silly.

Yes the new C720 and C720p both have options for 4gb of ram. Just hard to find. I have a C710 and popped it open and put another 4gb card in there. Easy to do since the ram ports are the first things you see when you slide the cover off. Now my C710 is blazing fast.

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Why can't I compare a $249 device with a 1366x768 to a $229 device with a 1080P screen (Nexus 7)?

The last sentence makes no sense. Maybe if you're looking for a less portable solution then you'll get the Chromebox.

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