The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 launched last year as the world’s first Chrome OS tablet. Following its launch, Google itself has launched its own Chrome OS tablet called the Pixel Slate. Now ASUS has followed suit with its own which it has dubbed the ASUS Chromebook Tablet C100.
The Chromebook Tablet C100 has identical specs to Acer’s own tablet so you get a 9.7-inch 2048 x 1536 display, an OP1 (Rockchip RK3399) six-core chipset, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage.
There is a 5MP camera on the rear in the same top right corner as seen on Acer’s tablet and a 2MP camera in front for video calls. It also has a USB 3.1 Type-C port that also doubles as a display port, a 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi.
The ASUS Chromebook Tablet C100 also has a stylus that can be stored in a slot at the base of the tablet when not in use. Unlike the Acer tablet, the ASUS C100 has a rubberized body designed to take a beating and survive drops from up to 3.2 feet. It also comes in gray/black. The familiar chrome logo can be seen at the bottom of the device.
ASUS hasn’t announced a price yet but seeing as the specs are the same with that of the Acer Chromebook Tab 10, we expect the pricing to be similar. The Tab 10 sells for around $330, so that should give you an idea of what ASUS will sell its own tablet.
The tablet should make its first public appearance at CES next week.