After announcing three new Chromebooks on the global market earlier this year, Asus today launched six affordable Chromebooks in India. The new series includes 2-in-1 hybrid devices and three traditional laptops with Intel processors. So here’s everything you need to know about Asus’ latest Chromebook series.
Asus Chromebook launched in India
According to Asus, the new Chromebook is designed to be easy to use and fast. The series includes the 2-in-1 hybrid Chromebook Flip C214 and the Chromebook C223, C423 and C523. So, before going to price and availability, let’s take a look at the main specifications and features.
Asus Chromebook Flip C214
Starting with the 2-in-1 Asus Chromebook Flip C214, this device is specially designed to be extremely rugged to meet the uncompromising demands of students. Comes with military grade durability certification to withstand drops, collisions and harsh handling. The device is also Spill and tamper-proof keyboard The tested life is 10 million keystrokes.
The Chromebook Flip C214 comes with a 11.6-inch touch support display mounted on a 360-degree hinge. Ergonomically designed, it can be opened up to 180 degrees and laid flat on the surface for easy one-on-one collaboration with 360 degrees.
Internally, the device features an Intel Celeron 64-bit dual-core processor paired with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It also has a MicroSD slot that allows you to expand up to 2TB of storage.
In terms of battery, Chromebook Flip has a 50Wh battery inside, which can achieve a battery life of up to 11 hours. In addition, you have a variety of port choices, including two USB-C ports and one USB-A port. The device also comes with a 5MP camera and stereo speakers. There is a dark gray color option.
Asus Chromebook C223, C423, C523
In the next model, the Chromebook C423 and C523 are high-end models that can be offered with or without a touch-enabled display. The Chromebook C223, on the other hand, is a low-end model with a lower display and less memory than its older siblings.
Therefore, for Chromebook C423 and C523 14-inch touch-enabled or non-touch-enabled LED display (Please select) Supports 60Hz screen refresh rate. The resolution of the C523 display is 1920 x 1080p, while the resolution of the C423 display is 1366 x 768p. However, the Chromebook C223 comes with a small 11.6-inch LED panel that supports anti-glare and has a resolution of 1366 x 768p.
Focusing on the inside, all three devices have an Intel Celeron N3350 CPU and 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The Chromebook C223 comes with 32GB of internal storage, while the Chromebook C423 and 523 models come with 64GB of storage. All of them have MicroSD slots for expanding storage up to 2TB.
In terms of ports, the C223 has two USB-C ports and one USB-A port, while the C423 and C523 have two USB-A and USB-C ports. As for batteries, they all have 38Wh batteries that can provide up to 10 hours of battery life.
The Chromebook C223 has a gray option. Chromebooks C423 and C523 are available in silver colorways.
Price and stock status
The latest Chromebook caters to Indian budget-conscious consumers. Therefore, they are aggressively priced. Prices for these new Asus Chromebook models are just below.
Asus Chromebook Flip C214 (Hybrid) – Rupee 23,999
Asus Chromebook C223 – Rupee 17,999
Asus Chromebook C423 (non-touch) – Rupee 20,999
Asus Chromebook C423 (touch) – Rupee 23,999
Asus Chromebook C523 (non-touch) – Rupee 20,999
Asus Chromebook C523 (touch) – Rupee 24,999
The device will be available for purchase in Flipkart from noon on July 22nd. Devices (C214, C223, C423, C523) can be found on the Asus official website from the corresponding links.