When you think of Chromebooks, you might imagine an ultra-portable laptop with a small 11-inch display, or even a standard 13.3-inch display. There are some out there with 15-inch displays, but if you want anything bigger than that, you’ll have to just use an external monitor. According to Chrome Unboxed, that could change this Summer with ASUS intending to release the world’s first Chromebook with a 17.3-inch display.
The rumor comes from a Chrome Unboxed tipster stating that the Chromebook could arrive as early as August, but there’s no guarantee for that time frame. In addition to the specs, it seems this will be clearly aimed at being budget-friendly as it will be powered by either the Intel Jasper Lake N5100 or the Pentium Silver N6000. Other specs include 4GB of RAM at least and 64GB of storage.
It’s possible that a variant with 8GB will be made available, but that could not be confirmed as of yet. Additionally, it’s not expected to really match up against some of ASUS’ other Chromebooks like the Chromebook Flip C434. This means that it’ll likely just be a standard Chromebook with the advantage of having an enormous display.
Pricing information is a bit scattered, as it all comes down to what processor and spec combinations will be available. But if it were to be powered by either the N5100 or N6000, this ASUS Chromebook could be priced around $300 to $400. While many are just getting ready to start enjoying the Summer, the launch of a larger Chromebook could coincide perfectly with the Back to School season, and these could end up flying off the shelves. We’ll just have to wait and see what’s to come from the ASUS camp.