We worked hard this month to top-up the database with all the new Chromebooks and a few we missed in previous months. The Chromebook Database (and Chromebook Selector) now has at least one version of every Chromebook model available. Here’s a summary of the Chromebooks we added in May.
The Asus Chromebook Flip is the world’s first 10-inch convertible Chromebook with a full metal chassis, so a user can go from laptop to tablet form factor in a flip. The Flip is powered by a Rockchip quad-core processor with 2GB/4GB RAM. It has a 10-finger multi-touch screen, with a wide key-pitch keyboard and all-day mobile ability. Dual band WiFi AC and bluetooth 4.0 support. Durability is helped by being carved from a single block of aluminum. Up to 13 hours usage is claimed for battery life.
The cheap ASUS Chromebook C201 is a lightweight, compact and portable Chromebook with an 11.6-inch display. 13 hour battery life is claimed and this could be partly due to the Rockchip 3288 SoC energy efficiency. The notebook also has a large touchpad with gesture recognition and a 100% full-size keyboard.
The Acer Chromebook 15 C910 is the largest screen Chromebook and has some unique and defining features. Apart from it being the first Chromebook with a 15.6-inch IPS full HD display, it is also the first Chromebook with the latest Intel processor based on Broadwell. Also notable are the 4GB RAM, dual band AC wi-fi. It will be interesting to see how the market picks up on this Chromebook. It may be too heavy for portability but there are a lot of 15.6 inch laptops out there being used as desktop replacements.
The Lenovo N21 is a rugged, durable and designed for education say Lenovo. What they mean is that it’s drop resistant, built to withstand bumps and accidental drops from up to 2.3feet/70cm with a stronger, thicker rear cover and a frame around the screen, sides and corners to absorb the force of bumps.
The Nexian Chromebook is aimed at the Indian market to help push Chrome OS in Asia. Gmail Offline and Google Docs let you keep working when you’re not connected to the internet. The 4200 mAh battery gives up to 8 hours. Designed for educational and business purposes.
Indian smart devices company Xolo have introduced the Xolo Chromebook at around the $200 mark (conversion from rupees only). Fast, sleek and easy is the strap line and it does look it. It’s aimed at students, has the RK3288 quad-core Rockchip powering it. AC wi-fi is included.
If you spot any new Chromebooks that you feel should be in the database, don’t hesitate to contact us. Thanks!