Looks like the Chromebook cookie-cutter has made it’s way to the Asus factory.
Asus is set to launch another 11.6″, 2GB intel Chromebook with a 1366 x 768 resolution screen.
I know I know. Same old same old. This is hardly news worthy. It’s at least another good sign for Chrome OS, when you see another manufacturer say ME TOO! It seems as if the only thing that could make this model stand out is the price. But it will be hard to beat Acer’s price tag of $199. How would you choose between the two? It would come down to brand preference.
Honestly I’m not sure this is a good idea for Asus. I mean Acer’s already been in the Chromebook game for a long time. Folks looking to upgrade from their Acer C7 will most likely already be looking at the Acer C720. Why get the Asus? Acer has done them right so far.
I think a 4GB model at $250 would sell better. People are clamoring for 4GB, and $250 is still a very reasonable pricetag for bulk purchases for schools/businesses. The schools have been eating up the $249 Samsung, and the Dell 11 for $279.
To be fair I should mention the Asus claims slightly better battery life, at 10 hours, and also sports an 802.11AC wifi adapter. Plus it weighs a smidgen less than the Acer C720. So it’s got that going for it. (full comparison at chromeup.com)
Oh well. I’m not in the market for a new Chromebook anyways so I’ll quit my complaining. What do you think?
Here’s a full spec-sheet for the Asus Chromebook. Clicking on the picture will take you to ChromeUP.com, a great resource for all Chrome OS related things.