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14:45  04 january  2019
14:45  04 january  2019 Source:   engadget.com

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ASUS has added four new devices to its Chrome OS lineup, including the brand's first tablet running the operating system . The tablet (model CT100) was especially made for younger kids and has a thick rubberized chassis, as well as a 9.7-inch QXGA display that's covered in strong tempered glass.

Asus is joining the ranks of Samsung, Acer and Google to launch its own Chrome OS -powered touch-screen tablet designed keeping students in mind. Unveiled ahead of CES 2019, the Chromebook tablet CT100 is Asus ’ first Chrome OS -powered tablet , that is apparently classroom-ready and will

ASUS unveils its first Chrome OS tablet

ASUS has added four new devices to its Chrome OS lineup, including the brand's first tablet running the operating system. Like many other Chrome OS devices, all four are meant for use in the classroom, built with tough bodies and flexible hinges to be able to withstand abuse. The tablet (model CT100) was especially made for younger kids and has a thick rubberized chassis, as well as a 9.7-inch QXGA display that's covered in strong tempered glass. It also has 4GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage and is powered by Hexa-core OP1 processor made for Chromebooks.

Next entry in the list is the Chromebook Flip C214 -- a follow-up to the C213 -- which also has a rugged exterior, spill-proof keyboard and a 360-degree hinge. Since it's meant to be used as a laptop or as a tablet, ASUS placed its world-view camera in the bottom right corner of the palm rest for ease of use when in tablet mode. It's powered by Intel N4000 or N4100 Celeron processor, has 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, which can be expanded via microSD or via external storage through its USB Type-A port.

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ASUS unveils its first Chrome OS tablet , the CT100. This tablet 's main target audience are students. 2019 seems the year for more tablets to start running on Chrome OS , ever since the Pixel Slate was launched late 2018. ASUS unveils its first Chrome OS tablet , the CT100.

HP has unveiled its first Chrome OS tablet , the HP Chromebook X2. It will be available from June 10 for 9. Its speakers are enhanced by B&O Play. It has a full-size island-style keyboard, and a touchpad that supports active gestures. It comes with the HP Active Pen in the box.

The remaining two models are both laptops with 180-degree hinges, so they can lie flat and allow groups of students to work together using one device. C204 has an 11.6-inch HD display, while C403 has a 14-inch HD display. Both models come with 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, USB Type-C and Type-A ports, as well as a microSD card slot. The C204 will be powered by an Intel dual-core Celeron processor, but ASUS didn't specify the C403's CPU, other than saying that it's also dual-core. We'll see the devices and know more at CES 2019, where the tech giant will showcase them before their launch in the coming months.

All the laptops that came out at CES 2019.
With the latest release of NVIDIA's RTX ray-tracing laptop chips, any manufacturer can make a fast and lightweight laptop. To stand out now, you need to try something new, so this year at CES 2019, the focus was on displays and eccentric designs. Dell and HP showed that the future of gaming and multimedia laptop panels is both brighter and faster. Alienware's laptop featured an upgradeable CPU and GPU, ASUS unveiled an all-in-one-like ROG laptop and Acer's Predator Triton 900 had a singular hinge and exorbitant price tag.

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