Market News
2017-07-17

ASUS Announces the Chromebook Flip C213

Key Points

  • Rugged design: Fully protected against everyday knocks and scrapes, with up to 12 hours of battery life for day-long operation and simplified logistics
  • Versatile modes: Touchscreen with 360°-hinges enables multiple usage modes all the way from productive laptop to handy tablet, and anything in between
  • Easy to maintain: Modular design allows easy tear-down of field-replaceable parts for reduced downtime

 

Fremont, CA (July 11, 2017) — ASUS today announced the ASUS Chromebook Flip C213, a rugged Chrome OS-powered laptop specially designed for use in educational environments, featuring a versatile 360°-hinges, an 11.6-inch touchscreen display and up to 12 hours of battery life. 

With its servicing-friendly modular design and a robust construction that is built to exceed military standards of durability, the Chromebook Flip C213 offers educational users a tough, reliable and powerful laptop that is easy to use, manage and repair. 

The Chromebook Flip C213 enables users and organizations to enjoy the full benefits of using Chrome OS with the comprehensive range of apps and cloud services for business and education provided by Google, such as G Suite, Google Classroom and the Google Cloud Platform.

Rugged Design 

The ASUS Chromebook Flip C213 is designed with busy classroom environments in mind, resulting in the ideal educational laptop that offers outstanding versatility and practicality for seamless learning. 

The Chromebook Flip C213 has been rigorously tested to pass military-grade durability tests, ensuring that it can easily withstand the physical stresses of use in educational environments. The tests include dropping the laptop from almost 4 ft. (1.2m) and subjecting the all-metal 360°-degree hinge to 40,000 open-and-close cycles. 

The rugged internal construction is combined with an external wraparound reinforced rubber ‘bumper’ to protect the chassis and reinforce the I/O ports for protection from minor knocks and scrapes. The all-metal 360° hinges are covered with strong zinc-alloy caps. The body has two special grip areas strategically located to reduce the chances of dropping Chromebook Flip C213 when carrying it. 

The ergonomic, spill-proof keyboard has 2.0mm key-travel for more accurate typing and a better feel. It can cope with accidental spills of up to 2.2oz (66cc) of liquid, giving students and teachers additional peace of mind. 

The Chromebook C213 features an 11.6-inch touchscreen display that is designed to be clear and bright in any environment. Two versions of the display are available to satisfy different usage requirements: One is protected with a covering of tough, scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass, and supports an optional stylus incorporating Wacom EMR technology for intuitive and natural painting, sketching and handwriting input. The other version features an anti-glare finish that ensures it’s easy on the eyes indoors, and easy to view in sunlight — a useful feature for outdoor projects.

Versatile Modes 

The stepless any-position hinges make the ASUS Chromebook Flip C213 exceptionally versatile, offering multiple usage modes all the way from productive laptop to handy tablet. These modes include laptop, tent, stand and tablet modes — or anything in between — making it suitable for a wide range of scenarios such as group projects or collaborative study. 

The Chromebook Flip C213 features dual cameras: a 5MP rear camera for high-resolution photos and videos and an HD front camera for video calls. 

With a 46Wh battery designed to deliver up to 12 hours of continuous use, the Chromebook Flip C213 minimizes the need for recharging during the normal school day, making it the ideal laptop for use in the classroom or in locations with limited availability of power sources, such as field trips.

Easy to Maintain 

To minimize downtime, lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) and reduce the burden on IT resources, the ASUS Chromebook Flip C213 is designed for easy field servicing. The modular construction enables IT staff to replace key components – the keyboard and touchpad, battery, motherboard, power jack daughter board, and display panel – in only a few minutes using a minimum number of tools and simple, hassle-free steps.

Chrome OS: Manageable and Secure 

Chrome OS is the perfect way to access the full range of Google tools designed for business and education. The G Suite offers a comprehensive suite of cloud-based productivity and collaboration apps, and cloud services such as Google Classroom and Google Cloud Platform. 

For business, institutional or educational users, Google Chrome's web-based management console allows administrators to easily manage users, applications or devices across their organization from a single place. With Chrome device management, organizations can configure Chrome OS features for their users, allow or block apps and extensions, as well as force-install apps. 

With its automatic updates and built-in anti-virus protection, the ASUS Chromebook C213 frees educators and users from the worry of keeping the devices safe, secure and always up to date. And as it's built on the rock-solid security of Google personal accounts, all private documents, emails, photos and personal data are kept safe at all times. 

The ASUS Chromebook Flip C213 is Android App/Google Play Store ready and is available on stable channel. The C213 can run thousands of Android apps from the Google Play Store. This allows users to have the best of both Android and Google’s G-Suite apps.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING 

The ASUS Chromebook Flip C213 is immediately available at MSRP $349 starting at ASUS authorized resellers. 

The glass and stylus version of the Chromebook C213 will be available in September at a MSRP of $399.

PR Inquiries 

Randall Grilli 
Director of Media Relations 
Randall_Grilli@asus.com 

Nick Mijuskovic 
Technical Marketing Manager 
Nick_Mijuskovic@asus.com