Asus Builds a Pair of Chromebooks Powered by Intel's Bay Trail-M

Paul Lilly

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With Intel throwing its weight behind Google's Chromebook platform, get ready for a barrage of announcements based on its Bay Trail-M and 4th Generation Core i3 processor line. To kick things off, Asus just rolled out a pair of Chromebooks built around Intel's Bay Trail-M dual-core N2830 processor clocked at 2.42GHz. They include the 11.6-inch C200 and 13.3-inch C300.

Both feature a 1366x768 resolution, though the C200 wields a glossy display while the C300's panel is non-glossy. Other than the display, size, and weight, the C200 and C300 share the same feature-set, including 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 720p HD webcam, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, HDMI 1.4, audio jack combo, SD card slot, and of course Google's Chrome OS.

The extra-spacious touchpad supports multi-finger gestures, while the chiclet keyboard is "engineered with a high quality mechanism for a solid fee with responsive and accurate action," Asus says .

Watch for the Asus Chromebook C200 and C300 to land on U.S. shores at the end of June starting at $250.

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