Google has announced a whole new line of Chrome OS devices this week, with Asus leading the charge of Chrome innovation. The device that caught most eyes was the very interesting and smart looking Chromebook 2-in-1 Flip. Finally you will be able to have a hybrid Chromebook laptop/tablet device.
The most impressive observation we have made about the Asus Flip is the form factor itself. It appears thinner and sleeker than similar products that are out there right now. We are a little biased to Chromebooks but it also looks smarter.
Asus has designed the whole device to feel as premium as possible whether it is stationary on your desk or being held in your hands like a tablet. It has got the spec to match too. You will get 4GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a battery life that is designed to last for 10 hours. Perfect for those who don’t want to be chained to their desk.
You may be thinking that Chrome OS is great on a laptop, but what happens when it goes to a tablet? Surely it needs to change orientation and give you extra apps like a virtual keyboard? Thankfully, it is all taken care. There will be no odd “tacked-on” tablet experience with the Flip.
This device seems to be aimed at students, particularly those that will consider getting a tablet like an iPad instead of a more traditional laptop. With a Flip, you do genuinely get a 2-in-1 experience of the laptop and the tablet.
Innovation like this with the Chrome OS platform is only a good thing, it will bring us more access to new ideas and give us solutions that will make the OS even more mainstream in the future.