CES 2020-Chromebooks Expecting in 2020
The 2020 CES is expected to be the most Chromebook-dense reveal ever. Usually, each Chromebook maker would have already revealed its new devices in the annual release cycle.
Three Chromebook devices we are very confident will be there in 2020: the ASUS Chromebook Flip C436, the Samsung Chromebook Pro V2, and the Lenovo Chrome OS Tablet.
- ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 “Helios”: For this Chromebook, we are expecting to see some powerful features such as WIFI 6, a 10th-gen Intel core processor, a fingerprint scanner, and a stowed stylus. The ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 will be based on “Hatch.” ASUS typically releases its products on a consistent basis. So, expect to see this device sometime around March or April. (Hopefully)
- Samsung Chromebook Pro V2 “Kohaku”: This Samsung Chromebook is similar to the ASUS Chromebook we just mentioned. It is also based on the “Hatch” baseboard, so it will have many similar features. The Samsung Chromebook Pro V2 has been in development since April 2019, so it’s the perfect time for Samsung to reveal this device at the 2020 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada.
- Lenovo Chrome OS Tablet “Krane” and “Kodama”: MediaTek 8183 is expected to show us a few tablets at CES 2020 through its connection to Lenovo. The Lenovo Chrome OS Tablet codenamed “Krane” is predicted to be one of these devices. A general call for OS early testers was recently conducted. With these calls, we usually see a four to six-week release window for these Lenovo Chrome OS tablets.
- Another MediaTek 8183 that will very likely show up at CES 2020 is the Lenovo Chrome OS tablet or detachable “Kodama.” “Kodama” may function as both a pure tablet and a detachable Lenovo device. It should also come with Lenovo’s first-party keyboard accessories and with pen support.