+ Wednesday March 27th, 2019
ASUS Chromebook Flip C434 - Laptop mode

Prior to CES, ASUS announced a slew of education-focused Chrome OS products, and now we’ve got one for the consumers. At CES 2019, ASUS has revealed a new premium metal body, edge-to-edge 14-inch Chromebook called the Chromebook Flip C434.

The Chromebook Flip C434 is a 2-in-1 device, ditching the usual plastic we see on such laptops for an all-metal construction. Made of a lightweight aluminium, it has a 14-inch Full HD touchscreen that is edge-to-edge, within the usual footprint of a 13-inch device.

There is also a front-facing camera which remains on the top-edge of the front display, instead of the more annoying position beneath the display (Hi, Dell!)

There is also a full-size chicklet-style keyboard with 1.4mm of key travel and backlighting. The main attraction is the Chromebook Flip’s 360-degree hinge, which allows the display to be flipped over and used like a tablet with ease.

Inside, the Chromebook Flip C434 is powered by an Intel Core i7-8500Y processor, paired with (up to) 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage. There are two USB-C ports and a full-size USB-A port, a headphone jack and a Micro SD slot for expansion. This is pwoered by a 48Wh battery.

The company has acknowledged the “wave of premium Chromebooks led by the Google Pixelbook” that cost upwards of USD$1000 (AUD$1,400+). ASUS has stated that the Chromebook Flip C434 is aimed to sit between the high-end and budget Chromebooks.

ASUS’ Chromebook Flip C434 will be available in the coming months, with pricing starting at $569 (or around $797.84 AUD). We’ll be in touch with ASUS Australia to check on local availability.

Source: ASUS Edge Up.
Via: 9to5 Google.

Alex Dennis   Associate

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Wayne Moore
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I’ll be watching this one closely.

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Dell new xps 13 announced yesterday also has the webcam at the top. Poor writer didn’t even knew that and trolled Dell.

Chris Rowland
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Poor writer was (a) well aware of it, (b) knew that Dell had the weird nostril camera for the last two years and (c) made light of that.

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Keen. The only thing I wish it had is a higher resolution display. I know, it’s not necessary in a laptop, but I’ve been spoiled by devices like my Samsung Chromebook Pro.
Very keen for any info on getting it in Australia!

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Oooohhh. Looking forward to Oz pricing and availability. This looks very nice…

Les
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Les

The Asus Chromebook Flips sold so far have been very nice.

The keyboards feel great – excellent for touch typing. USB-C for charging and data. You would use the Chromebook Flip mostly in laptop mode, but swinging it around to tablet mode is useful if your lying on a couch in a position where you can’t use a keyboard.

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This is more the price I would consider for a chromebook. But a lower spec CPU (and lower price to match) would be even more attractive. Why do you need an i7 in a chromebook?

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