Full tablets powered by Google's Chrome OS are thin on the ground, but with Pixel Slate now making its way to users' hands, it grows faster. Asus, the regular Chromebook manufacturer, introduces its first model at CES.
Chromebook Tablet CT100 – yes, it's a tablet and not a "book" of any note-like description and lacks much keyboard share of similarities to the first Chrome OS tablet from Acer. Its 9.7-inch, 2048 × 1536 screen runs on a Rockchip ARM-based processor with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of flash memory, making the hardware closer to an iPad on iPad than a Pixel competitor. Expansion comes from a MicroSD card slot and a USB-C port.
Asus argues that it has designed the CT100 with "young children" in mind and has for this purpose coated the body with rubber that can stand a drop from one meter. 2MP and 5MP front and back cameras are nothing to write about, but the included pen slides into its own fold in the tablet, which is not always a given in today's market.
The CT100 has no price or release date yet, but given its specifications and goals, I expect this to come in at less than $ 400. We'll see more of it after the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week.
Source: Asus via Liliputing
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