Meant for students, Asus Chromebook Flip CX1 availability with Intel Jasper Lake chips is likely near based on three tidbits of info I noticed today.
Intel Pentium Silver
Four new Acer Chromebooks for education debuted on Monday and start at $349.99. Availability begins this month for these durable devices.
It looks like Asus isn’t waiting until January’s Consumer Electronics Show to debut new devices. There are three new Asus Chromebooks for students, likely to go on sale soon.
The 17.3″ Acer Chromebook 317 is now available in an upgraded, higher-end configuration from the base model. For $499, you get a newer quad-core Intel Pentium Silver N6000 CPU and 8 GB of memory.
Results from the first performance test of a Snapdragon 7c Chromebook compare favorably to Intel Celeron devices. But in a head-to-head against a Pentium it’s much closer.
All four of Acer’s new Chromebooks for education are built to be tough in the classroom. Two run on Intel chips, while one uses the same capable MediaTek CPU as the Lenovo Duet Chromebook and another is powered by a Snapdragon 7c.
Want a 1080p Chromebook with 8 GB of memory and 64 GB of storage for around $400? Hold out for the updated Acer Chromebook 314, due soon with a new Pentium Silver CPU for $429.99.