The Asus Flip is the first Chromebook to support Google Play, and if you own one you can actually try it out now. Open your Chromebook's Settings and click on About Chrome OS. From there select More Info. You'll see a setting for Channel—click the button to Change Channel and select Developer.
The Asus Flip features a touchscreen, which makes using Android apps even easier. You can flip the keyboard around to the back side of the machine and use it just like a tablet, making it a great option for those who want the best of both worlds.
- Processor: Rockchip Cortex-A17 RK3288C / 1.8 GHz
- Cores: Quad-Core
- RAM: 4 GB
- Storage: 16 GB SSD
- Screen: 10.1"
- Touchscreen: multi-touch
- Weight: 1.9 lbs
- Battery life: 9 hours
- Price (Google shopping): $239
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