ASUS India launched four new Chromebooks today at its launch event, with a starting price of just ₹ 17,999 and all of these costing under ₹ 25k makes them really special. This will bolster ASUS’s Chromebook market in India as these days remote work and education aren’t stopping yet.
These Chromebooks are light-weight, have a solid build quality, touch-screen options, powered by Intel dual-core processors, great connectivity options and run on ChromeOS which is the best alternative to Windows. It is even noted that ChromeOS that easily syncs with the cloud and your Android smartphone simplifies the Google ecosystem.
The four models include: ASUS Chromebook Flip C214, C223, C423 and C523, the ultra-affordable ASUS Chromebook C223 gives consumers effortless mobility with its ultra-light 1000g weight, and has one of the thinnest profiles of any 11.6-inch Chromebook.
On the other hand, the ASUS Chromebook Flip C214 is specially designed for Students, with its 360-degree convertible touch-screen display, dual cameras that include a special world-facing autofocus camera so students can explore and learn in a totally new way, allowing them to capture photos and videos in tablet mode, and is built highly rugged yet sleek thanks to the certified military-grade durability.
If you are into larger displays, both the ASUS Chromebook C423 & C523 incorporates 14” and 15.6 inches of screen sizes respectively along with an optional touch-screen and with up to 80% screen-to-body ratio thanks to NanoEdge display and sleek design profile. Generally, Chromebooks have less onboard storage but you can expand these ASUS Chromebook storage that supports expansion up to 2TB of SD card.
ASUS Chromebook Overview –
Everyday learning simplified
Experience high productivity and smart learning with ChromeOS, a lightweight operating system from Google for fast and simplified computing. The OS provides support for Android apps and the Google Play store lets you experience your favourite Android apps with extended support such as keyboard input along with the touchscreen.
Productivity and learning are a seamless experience on the cloud thanks to the G Suite apps that are fast and simple to use. Chrome OS is also one of the most secure operating systems and has inbuilt virus protection with dedicated security updates.
Effortless and Durable mobility
ASUS Chromebooks are designed to be rugged for everyday use with up to military-grade durability and metal reinforced hinges that stand the test of time. The devices are super lightweight as low as 1000g that allows for super effortless mobility for children and grownups alike. Input ergonomics is a breeze thanks to a large multi-touch touchpad and large chiclet keys that have a key travel distance of up to 1.5mm, making it very easy to learn and be productive all day long.
Immersive and Vivid display
The ASUS Chromebooks feature stunningly slim display panels that exhibit beautiful colours along with an optional touch-screen, anti-glare panels up to 15.6 inches with NanoEdge Slim bezels and Full-HD picture that lets you binge-watch media content, learn or be productive all day long with minimal distractions.
Fast and Efficient performance all day long
With Intel’s 64-bit dual-core processors, the ASUS Chromebooks lets you experience power-efficient performance whether you’re learning or getting things done more. 4GB of RAM and inbuilt solid-state storage across all variants ensure that you experience superfast boot times along with extensive multitasking on Android apps and even Linux apps.
With the fast storage along with USB Super-speed 3.1 (USB Type-C and Type-A), you can transfer files between devices at blazing fast speeds and, the storage can be further upgraded up to 2TB with a micro SD card. To ensure all-day-long learning and productivity, the ASUS Chromebooks come with high-quality Lithium-ion batteries up to 50Wh and fast USB-C charging, thus ensuring you are topped up quickly for super long hours of effortless and worry-free mobility.
Crystal-clear Video conferencing and Online Learning
The ASUS Chromebooks make for excellent conferencing and online learning companions thanks to the high-definition 720p webcam across all variants and with up to dual-array microphones and dual stereo loudspeakers that lets you engage, converse & learn with superior quality.
Super-fast and Simplified connectivity
To ensure a superior mobile experience, the ASUS Chromebooks come with super-fast dual-band Wi-Fi 5 (2×2) for wireless data and up to Bluetooth 5.0 for low-latency peripheral connectivity. On its side, the ASUS Chromebooks feature 2 USB-C (3.1) ports that support charging, super-fast data transfers, digital audio over USB-C and external display output with relative ease. The devices also feature up to 2 USB-A (3.1) ports that allow for fast data transfer speeds.
ASUS Chromebook Range
ASUS Chromebook Flip C214
The new ASUS Chromebook C214 is a ruggedized laptop convertible, designed specifically to meet the rigorous demands of educational users. The tough built 11.6-inch ASUS Chromebook Flip C214 with its military-grade durability certification is constructed to withstand the everyday knocks, bumps and rough handling commonly encountered in classrooms and homes. The Flip C214 also features additional safety features such as a spill and tamper-resistant keyboard that’s rated for a 10 million keystroke lifespan.
The device is powered by an Intel® 64-bit dual-core processor and a 50Wh battery that lets you stay productive or learning for up to 11 hours, and features 64GB of onboard storage that can be further upgraded up to 2TB using a MicroSD card. 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM allows students and consumers to experience seamless multi-tasking on Chrome apps, Android apps, and even Linux apps.
A key feature of the laptop is the thoughtful school-focused design details, incorporating ergonomic design and easy serviceability. Students can explore new ways of learning with the vivid touch-screen display, versatile 360° hinge and world-facing camera on ASUS Chromebook Flip C214, and can be opened to 180° to lay flat on a desk for easy collaboration.
The laptops include a full complement of smart productivity features, including all-school-day battery life, and a versatile selection of I/O ports. Live two-way learning with video conferencing is a superior experience thanks to the HD 720p camera and stereo loudspeakers, and also features a world-facing 5MP autofocus camera to capture pictures and videos to aid better learning.
ASUS Chromebook C223, C423, C523
Designed for all-day computing and on-the-go lifestyles, ASUS Chromebooks C223, C423 (touch and non-touch variants) and C523 (touch and non-touch variants) can last up to a full productive 10 hours on a full charge with the help of its long-life lithium-ion battery pack.
The combination of durability and productivity is a defining feature of the ASUS Chromebook C223, C423 and C523. Users can explore new ways of learning with the optional touch-screen on the C423 and C523. ASUS Chromebooks C423 and C523 can be opened to 180° to lay flat on a desk for easy collaboration. With displays up to a full-HD resolution, the ASUS Chromebooks offer clear colours for day-long computing.
The device is powered by an Intel® 64-bit dual-core processor that lets you stay productive or learning for up to 10 hours and features 32GB of onboard storage on the C223 and 64GB on C423 and C523, that can be further upgraded up to 2TB using a MicroSD card. 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM allows users to experience seamless multi-tasking on Chrome apps, Android apps, and even Linux apps.
All three ASUS Chromebooks (5 variants) feature superior video conferencing ability thanks to the HD camera as standard and stereo loudspeakers.
|Processor||Intel® Celeron® N4020 Processor||Intel® Celeron® N3350 Processor||Intel® Celeron® N3350 Processor||Intel® Celeron® N3350 Processor|
|Operating System||Chrome OS|
|Display||Touch screen 11.6″ 16:9 LED Backlit HD (1366 x 768), 200 nit, 50% NTSC, Anti- glare||11.6″ 16:9 LED Backlit HD (1366 x 768), 200 nit, 45% NTSC, Anti-glare||Touch-screen 14″ 16:9 LED Backlit HD (1366×768) 60Hz, 200 nit, 45% NTSC||Touch-screen 15.6 ” 16:9 LED Backlit FHD (1920×1080) 60Hz, 200 nit, 45% NTSC|
|14″ 16:9 LED Backlit HD (1366×768) 60Hz, 200 nit, 45% NTSC||15.6 ” 16:9 LED Backlit FHD (1920×1080) 60Hz, 200 nit, 45% NTSC|
|Graphics||Intel® UHD Graphics 600||Intel® HD Graphics 500|
|Storage||eMMC 5.1, 64GB||eMMC 5.1, 32GB||eMMC 5.1, 64GB||eMMC 5.1, 64GB|
|Memory||LPDDR4 2400Mhz, 4GB on board|
|Interface||2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C(DP+PD)||2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C(DP+PD)||2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C(DP+PD)||2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C(DP+PD)|
|1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A||1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A||2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A||2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A|
|Micro SD (Expandable up to 2TB)|
|Combo Audio Jack|
|Wireless||Dual band 802.11ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth® 5.0||Dual band 802.11ac Wi Fi + Bluetooth® 4.0||Dual band 802.11ac Wi Fi + Bluetooth® 4.2||Dual band 802.11ac Wi Fi + Bluetooth® 4.0|
|Dimensions (mm)||292 x 199 x 19.5~20.1||286 x 199 x 17.3||322 x 228 x 16.1||358 x 248.5 x 15.6 (non-touch)|
|358 x 248.5 x 16.1 (touch)|
|Weight||1.2kg||1000g||1.2kg/ 1.34kg(touch)||1.43kg/ 1.69kg(touch)|
AVAILABILITY AND PRICING:
The sale starts on July 22, 2021, at 12:00 a.m. on Flipkart.
Consumers can avail ASUS Chromebooks at below mentioned introductory pricing
|ASUS Chromebook C223 – ₹17,999 |
ASUS Chromebook C423 (Non-Touch) – ₹19,999
ASUS Chromebook C523 (Non-Touch) – ₹20,999
ASUS Chromebook C423 (Touch) – ₹23,999
ASUS Chromebook C523 (Touch) – ₹24,999
|ASUS Chromebook Flip C214 – ₹23,999|
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