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Asus’ latest Chromebook is a $500 USB-C-equipped convertible

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Chromebooks are joining the #donglelife revolution

Asus announced the Chromebook Flip C302 at CES today, and like most major laptops this year, it’s going all in on USB-C, completely removing USB 3.0 ports in favor of the newer standard. Asus also is highlighting the Flip C302’s 360-degree hinge, allowing the Chromebook to convert over to a tablet form factor.

Hardware wise, the specs more or less match up with the leak from last week. The Chromebook Flip C302 comes with a 12.5-inch 1080p display, a sixth-generation Intel Core m3 processor, 128GB of storage, and 4GB of RAM (upgradable to 8GB). And in addition to the two USB-C ports, there’s also a 3.5mm headphone jack and a microSD card reader.

The Chromebook Flip C302 is available today for $499, which certainly puts it on the pricier side of the Chromebook spectrum, especially given the relatively small screen size. But if you’re looking for a future-proof convertible option, it may be worth checking out.