Asus' Chromebook C202 is designed for the classroom

— 3:40 PM on January 6, 2016

Google has hoped that Chromebooks would be popular in education, and that certainly has been the case. Asus is continuing this trend of classroom Chromebooks with the C202, a laptop designed for tough use and easy repair.

From Asus' product description, you'd think the C202 was designed for a warzone, not a high school classroom. It features reinforced corners and a tough rubber bumper. The keyboard is spill-resistant, and the finish is scratch-resistant. To minimize damage from a fall, Asus used solid-state storage. In fact, Asus even claims to have put the device through military-grade reliability tests.

Since even the toughest laptop might not survive being used by the average teenager, Asus implemented some features to ensure easy repair of the C202. It employs a modular design for the keyboard, power socket, and battery so that these parts can be switched out easily.

The internal hardware isn't the beefiest, but this laptop isn't made to run Crysis. It is powered by an Intel Celeron N3060 processor, and comes with either 2GB or 4GB of DDR3 RAM. The display is 11.6", and has a resolution of 1366x768. For storage, the C202 has a 16GB SSD and and SD card reader. This system will only be available through Asus reps.

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