The Asus Chromebook Flip C101, a smaller version of the C302 profiled here as the best Chromebook you can get this year, can now be preordered on Amazon and the Asus website for $299. It’s available on September 25th.
The C101 has a 10.1-inch touchscreen, is 0.6 inches thick, and has an ARM-based Rockchip RK3399 quad-core processor. It flips into tablet mode like the larger C302 model, but, unfortunately, it lacks the backlit keyboard that C302 has and the resolution remains low at 1280 x 800. It weighs less than two pounds. Asus claims it’ll get nine hours of battery life per charge. It’s also compatible with Android apps.
With its tiny 10.1-inch screen, however, the C101 is best used on the go. There are a bunch of other Chromebooks available for around $299 with slightly bigger screens, like Lenovo’s Flex 11, HP’s Chromebook x360, and Acer’s Chromebook 11.