Most Chromebooks are cheap laptops with entry-level specs. But there’s a growing number of Chromebooks with higher price tags that offer additional storage and memory or better displays.  Now Asus has one of the most affordable models with… let’s say mid-range specs. The Asus C301 Chromebook is now available for pre-order for $300.

The laptop has 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a 13.3 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display.  It also features 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, an HDMI port and SD card reader, and two USB 3.0 ports. It measures about 0.9 inches thick and weighs 3 pounds and the notebook features a 48 Wh battery.

One feature that’s a little less-than-premium is the processor. The Asus C301 Chromebook is powered by an Intel Celeron N3160 quad-core processor. Sure, that chip is a bit more powerful than the dual-core Celeron N30xx chips that power some cheaper Chromebooks. But it’s no match for the Core M or Core i processors

Note that the Asus C301SA Chromebook may have plenty of space for Android apps and games… but it does not have a touchscreen. So some Android apps may not run properly on this particular notebook.

Source: Asus Chromebook with 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage Now Available for $300 by Brad Linder, published in liliputing


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