Just announced today at CES 2016, the Asus Chromebook C202 is built to withstand the bumps and spills that kids can put a chromebook through. The Asus Chromebook C202 has a wrap around rubber bumper, spill-proof keys, a scratch resistant exterior, and a solid-state hard drive. It has been subjected to military-grade drop test, has a 10-hour battery life, and an anti-glare display that can be seen even in the sun.
But if something does go wrong, you might just be able to fix it. The Chromebook C202 sports a modular design so you can swap out the laptop’s keyboard, battery, power socket, and more, and Asus says you can field-strip the Chromebook fairly quickly with basic tools.
The Asus Chromebook C202 has an Intel Celeron N3060 processor, either 2GB or 4GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, an integrated HD webcam, and a 11-inch, 1366-by-768 display. Connection-wise, there’s HDMI out, an SD card reader, a headphone jack, and a pair of USB 3.0 ports. Pricing isn’t final, but Asus expects the 4GB model to cost between $220 and $230.
While rugged classroom-focused Chromebooks have been done before—by Dell, Lenovo, and Acer—none of those stake such a solid claim on repair-ability as well, which could give the Asus Chromebook C202 a crucial edge when so many of these web-focused laptops are being manufactured for educational use.
Information for this post is from an article by Brad Chacos in PC World.
Additional information and the Asus Press Release is available in an article by Jared Dipane in Androidcentral.