Asus is working on an ultra-powerful and ridiculously overpriced Chromebook
The new device goes by the name of the Chromebook C302CA, and it looks to be yet another Chromebook from Asus that will feature a hinge that allows it to flip back 360-degrees into a tablet mode. However, where the majority of Chromebooks out there focus on offering affordable price tags and decent specs for getting light-to-medium work done, Asus appears to be taking a bit of a different approach with the C302CA.
It could very well be DOA.
While those specs certainly seem fine on their own, the big head-scratcher here is the price. The Asus Chromebook C302CA could retail for as much as $870, and although it definitely looks to be one of the most powerful Chromebooks we've seen yet, that's still a huge amount of money to pay for something like this. With a price like that, the Chromebook C302CA is competing with high-end Windows laptops that are far more functional than any Chromebook. If this pricing does turn out to be true when the C302CA launches, it could very well be DOA.