An official-looking spec sheet with images and details of the Asus Chromebook C200 is here with a few nice surprises. On this week’s podcast we also discuss Acer’s Core i3 Chromebook and that 14-inch Android notebook which doesn’t affect Google’s Chrome strategy.

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We’ve seen teases of the first Asus Chromeboook but now there’s an official-looking spec sheet. There aren’t too many surprises here although two that impress us are support for 802.11ac Wi-Fi and an expected 10 hours of battery life. Asus claims this Chromebook has the largest trackpad available, so we’ll see.

Also on this week’s podcast is discussion on a smart storage strategy: Chromebooks don’t come with a ton of local space and Chrome OS could delete files on you if you’re not careful. Plus we take a peek at a great WebGL demo that puts a 3-D graphical shooter in your browser without a plug-in.

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  1. Do you a link to the mentioned reddit ASUS C200 spec sheet ?? Chrome Hub ??

    Passmark CPU score for the newly announced Acer i3 Chromebook (Haswell i3-4005U) is 2338. The score for the Acer C720p and Dell Chromebook 11′s Celeron 2955U is 1549. So, a significant bump in power.


    If reports about the new ASUS C200 are correct, it uses a Celeron N2830 with a much lower Passmark CPU score of 1083. Apparently, ASUS chose extended battery time over power. IMO, that was a bad move but we will see the reviews in early May.


    1. Bob, the first link in the show notes points to the C200 spec sheet on reddit. Thanks!

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