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Flipping over a new Flip

UntitledIf you liked the original Asus Chromebook Flip C100 as much as I did for its ability to transform from a tablet to a keyboard-centric notebook to a self-standing presentation system and its newfound ability to use Android apps, you’re likely to love its follow-on Flip C213. Based on a Celeron N3350 processor (instead of the original’s RockChip), it should be more powerful. It also has protective rubber bumpers and an 11.6-inch 1,600 by 900 display that can respond to 10 individual touch inputs. It comes with 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage space and cameras, front and back.

As was the case with the original Flip, it’s younger brother can use the latest Android apps as well as Chromebook ones, including the free versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. There’re two happy surprises with the second-generation Flip. First, it has a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) built-in for enhanced security. It also is like several other rugged Chromebooks, the new Flip has passed the Mil-Std 810G drop test, so it should last and last. With a stylus, it will cost $400.

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