ASUS is actually not new on Chrome OS-based PCs. Nonetheless, all through its historical past with Chromebooks, Chromeboxes, and different Chrome OS gadgets, the corporate has positioned them as entry-level options. Nonetheless, with Google and a few of its companions experimenting with extra high-end Chrome OS gadgets, ASUS cannot stand nonetheless. To this finish, the corporate has begun to promote its Chromebook Flip C434, a world-class Chrome OS 2-in-1.
The Chromebook Flip C434 is constructed round a CNC machined aluminum case with diamond lower edges. General, the gadget is sort of small for its measurement; Whereas it’s 15.7mm thick, it solely weighs 1.45kg. That is primarily as a result of slim NanoEdge show bezel (5 mm), which allows ASUS to include a touch-sensitive 14-inch Full HD IPS LCD into a really transportable case. In the meantime, the convertible PC additionally contains the corporate's 360 ° ErgoLift hinge, which was designed particularly for the sort of pocket book.
In contrast to typical Chrome OS-based computer systems that use Atom-derived SoCs, the Chromebook Flip C434 makes use of the "Amber Lake-Y" dual-core Intel Eight-generation Core processors and the UHD 615 processor. Graphics executed by Intel. Though the Y Sequence processors provide very low energy consumption, they nonetheless use Intel's newest high-performance x86 microarchitecture with all its benefits. The SoC is paired with four or 16 GB of LPDDR3 reminiscence in addition to an eMMC drive with capacities of as much as 128 GB.
By way of connectivity, the ASUS Chromebook Flip C434 has plenty of commonplace options, together with 802.11ac + Bluetooth four.zero, a USB three.zero Sort-A port, and two USB three.zero Sort-C ports (for information, show and charging)), a microSD card slot, and an audio jack for headsets. The PC additionally includes a 1.4mm backlit keyboard, an HD webcam, stereo audio system and a microphone array.
Relating to the battery life, ASUS says that the machine will run on a 48 Wh battery for 10 hours, which isn’t given the truth that the PC makes use of an Intel Core processor with low energy consumption seems significantly lengthy.
Up to now, ASUS solely sells the entry-level configuration for the Chromebook Flip C434, which relies on the Intel Core m3-8100Y SoC and paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage. The system prices $ 569.99 on Amazon. Lastly, the corporate will provide extra energy configurations with extra highly effective SoCs, extra reminiscence and extra storage capability.
Common specs of the ASUS Chromebook Flip C434
1920 × 1080 | 100% sRGB
Intel Core i7-8500Y (2C / 4T)
Intel Core i5-8200Y (2C / 4T)
Intel Core m3-8100Y (2C / 4T)
HD Graphics 615 (24 EUs)
four or Eight GB LPDDR3-2133 (soldered)
Wi-fi Web entry
802.11ac (2×2) Wi-Fi
1 × Sort A
2 × type-C
2 × USB-C
MicroSD Card Reader
Different I / O
Microphone, stereo speaker, audio jack
321 mm | 12.64 inches
202 mm | 7.95 inches
15.7 mm | zero.62 inches
1.45 kg | three.19 lbs
from $ 569.99 on Amazon on the time of printing