If you need a relatively cheap laptop that’s extremely portable and could act as a tablet, we have an interesting device to show. The Asus Chromebook Flip 10.1 features a 10.1-inch screen and is potent enough to enable you to work while on the move.
Of course, since the device features Chrome OS it has access to numerous Android apps on the Play Store, as well as a solid number of Chrome Web Store apps. It won’t be enough in case you are a graphic designer or someone who needs lots of computing power in a portable package, but it looks like a perfect match for journalists and writers.
The device weighs in at just little over 2 pounds and can be carried inside virtually any backpack. It won’t take much space, and you won’t even feel it once it is tucked inside your pack. The body is made out of aluminum, and the laptop features a 360-degree hinge allowing it to be used in laptop, tablet, or standing mode (ideal for watching movies and TV shows).
The heart of the device is the Rockchip RK3399 Quad-Core mobile processor that ticks at 2.0 GHz, and while it isn’t a benchmark champion, it is more than enough for light Office work, browsing the web, watching videos, and playing most mobile video games.
The Asus Chromebook Flip 10.1 packs four gigs of RAM and (just) 16 GB of onboard storage expandable with MicroSD cards – and even though it runs a web-based operating system, you will probably need one as soon as you buy the laptop.
The great thing about the device is its battery capable of powering it for up to 9 hours. With it, you can work a whole day and still have a bit of juice to watch the latest episode of your favorite show. It can be preordered on Amazon for just $299 with shipping slated for later this fall.