Finding an inexpensive, capable Chromebook isn’t too difficult nowadays, but what if you’re looking for something with a bit more functionality than a normal laptop? ASUS‘ Chromebook Flip C100, which was first announced in March, is a convertible laptop/tablet hybrid that is now available for purchase starting at just $249.
The Flip sports a 10.1-inch IPS LCD display with a 1280 x 800 resolution, a quad-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz, 2 or 4GB of RAM, an aluminum chassis, and a battery that’s supposed to last up to nine hours on a single charge. It also weighs under 2 pounds, measures just .6-inches thin and comes with 16GB of on-board storage and a built-in HD webcam. The big story with this Chromebook is its ability to be used as a notebook computer or a tablet just by flipping the keyboard around. If you’d like to use it as a tablet, flipping the keyboard around to the back will automatically pull up the on-screen navigation buttons.
With its 10.1-inch screen, the Chromebook Flip’s size may not be ideal for everyone. But if you’re looking for a 2-in-1 hybrid device and would like to give Chrome OS a try, this may be the device for you. Depending on which configuration you choose, you can purchase the Chromebook Flip from Amazon, ASUS or Newegg for $249 or $299.