One of our awesome readers just pointed out an update from our original ASUS C302SA article from just a couple weeks ago that shows the unreleased device having an actual ‘in-stock’ date.
Just 10 days ago we reported on a Chromebook from ASUS that broke cover and we are quite sure it is ‘Cave’, a Chromebook device we’ve been tracking for months.
You can read about everything we’ve previously discussed about ‘Cave’ here.
We originally thought this device would be the ASUS Chromebook Flip 2, but we’re not entirely sure that nomenclature will follow the C302SA. As you’ll see below, the specs on this device tend toward the higher end, so it would be a strange leap from the original, humble, affordable Chromebook Flip.
What we are sure of, however, is that this site which showed an early listing for the ASUS has now updated that listing with an available date.
And that date is November 11th.
Obviously, everyone should take this with a grain of salt. There are times these early listings pan out exactly and times when they don’t come close (I’m looking at you Samsung Chromebook Pro).
While we felt that this may be ASUS’ followup to the very popular Chromebook Flip, the inclusion of high end specs makes that seem a little unlikely. For those who missed this device as it appeared in FCC filings 10 days ago, here’s what we know:
- Skylake m3-6Y30
- 8GB RAM
- 32GB Internal Storage
- 12.5″ Screen IPS
- 360-degree hinge
- Aluminum Build
- 2 USB Type-C ports
- Micro SD slot
- Backlit Keyboard
The screen is the part in question. The commits we have show proof that this device has been built with a high-res display, but the listing above shows it as simply 1080p. There could likely be multiple display resolutions just like the HP 13 G1 had at first.
I’m personally hoping for a display similar to the HP 13 G1 on this device, but either way, this device is surely intriguing.
If the listing’s date is to be believed, we’ll know everything very soon.