Chrome Show: This is the Asus Chromebook C200

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We’ve seen teases of the first Asus Chromeboook(s goog) 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.

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Bob Carroll

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.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Core-i3-4005U-Notebook-Processor.102733.0.html

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.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Celeron-N2830-Notebook-Processor.112086.0.html

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