Asus has recently announced the new Chromebook C423, a laptop based on the Chrome OS operating system, of which we do not yet know the prices, but that we can investigate better from the point of view of the technical specifications.
It will be available in two variants, the first without a touchscreen and only in HD resolution, powered by an Intel Celeron processor, the latter with a Full HD touchscreen, powered by a Pentium N4200 processor. A Chromebook weighing 1.2 kg, made and finished in aluminum, and the first of this line to use a “NanoEdge” design, with frames that do not exceed 5.8 mm.
In addition, the hinge mounted on the back that serves to tilt the display up to a maximum of 180-degrees should ensure a cycle of at least 20,000 openings/closures, according to tests conducted by Asus.
Continuing with the hardware specifications, in addition to the presence of the Chrome OS with Google Play pre-installed, we find 32GB or 64GB storage options, SD card reader, up to 8GB of DDR4 RAM, Bluetooth and WiFi 802.11a / b / g / n / ac (2×2), two USB-A ports and two USB-C ports and one HD video webcam.
As for battery life, Asus declares about 10 hours, without specifying in which area of use. Asus Chromebook C423 has been announced in the US without any note on the selling price, but will surely remain lower to recently announced new HP Chromebook x360 14.