Asus quietly announced a new 14-inch Chromebook today, the C423. There’s no pricing information yet, but it’s a midrange Chromebook that comes in two variations: a non-touchscreen one that’s powered by an Intel Celeron processor, and one with a 1080p touchscreen display that’s powered by a Pentium N4200.
The company claims this model is the first of its Chromebooks to feature a “NanoEdge design,” which means it’s got some pretty thin 5.8mm bezels. The 180-degree hinge lets the Chromebook lay flat, and it’s been “subjected to a grueling 20,000-cycle open-and-close test to ensure long-term reliability,” the marketing materials say.
The battery should last around 10 hours, and the device thankfully charges through a USB-C port. The C423 also features USB 3.1 ports, and a microSD slot. At 16.1mm thickness in an aluminum-finished body, it’s just a hair thicker than HP’s new Chromebook x360 14, which was also announced today.
Do more of everything………….
ASUS Chromebook C423 is the simple way to boost your productivity and have more fun on the move — all day and every day. This ultraportable and lightweight 14-inch Chromebook is powered by up to a quad-core Intel® processor, and gives you the freedom of up to 10 hours battery life1. It’s also the first ASUS Chromebook to feature a NanoEdge design, which gives you a big screen in a compact chassis for easier multitasking and more immersive entertainment. Preloaded with the best of Google, ASUS Chromebook C423 is your gateway to the immense variety of apps on the Google Play Store2 for work or play. With its speedy performance, robust security and convenient features, it’s not only perfect for students — it’s ideal for anyone who’s always on the go!
Strong, stylish and light
With its aluminum-finished lid, thin 16.1mm profile and overall weight of just 1.2kg, ASUS Chromebook C423 has a distinctively premium look and feel. Designed for effortless mobility, it’s your take-anywhere companion that’s always ready to go wherever your day takes you!
The stunning 14-inch up to FHD NanoEdge display has an ultra-narrow 5.8mm bezel, and features a matte anti-glare coating3 to reduce annoying reflections. The result is a laptop with an impressive 78% screen-to-body ratio that minimizes size while helping you maximize productivity — so you can see and do more, while carrying less!
Do more with your fingertips
The optional 10-point multitouch display on ASUS Chromebook C423 makes your experience even more intuitive. The display is also designed to be more accurate and responsive than conventional touchscreens.
Durable 180° hinge
With its 180° hinge, ASUS Chromebook C423 can be laid flat to share content easily with friends and colleagues. Its unique, durable hinge design has been subjected to a grueling 20,000-cycle open-and-
close test to ensure long-term reliability.
Powerfully clear sound
Despite its thin and light design, ASUS Chromebook C423 doesn’t compromise on sound quality. With dual high-quality stereo speakers and extra-large resonant chambers that generate high-fidelity audio, it can deliver surround-sound effects that are as good as much larger laptops, with crisp and powerful sound to give you an immersive experience for both music and video streaming.
Breeze through your tasks
Featuring powerful quad-core Intel® processors, ASUS Chromebook C423 delivers great performance for popular apps, with extraordinary battery life. Combined with the full power of G Suite and other productivity apps from the Google Play Store, ASUS Chromebook C423 lets you breeze through all your everyday tasks on the go.
Work or play, all day
The power-efficient ASUS Chromebook C423 is designed to last for up to 10 hours1 on a single charge, so you can work or play throughout the day while you’re on the move.
USB-C for ultimate flexibility
Two full-function reversible USB-C™ (Type-C™) ports make it easy to charge ASUS Chromebook C423 or connect it to devices and external displays. USB-C provides superfast data-transfer speeds — making it possible to transfer a 2GB movie to a USB drive in under 2 seconds4! For maximum convenience and compatibility, the ASUS Chromebook C423 also features standard USB 3.1 ports, and there’s a microSD slot for adding more storage.
Faster, more stable Wi-Fi connections
ASUS Chromebook C423 includes dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi for strong, stable signals and fast data-transmission speeds. As an added advantage, 802.11ac Wi-Fi is less prone to interference from other wireless devices operating on the same frequency band.
Extreme typing comfort
A full-size, ergonomic keyboard with 1.4mm key travel ensures supreme typing comfort. Typing on a compact device has never been this comfortable!
Easy, precise control
The super-large touchpad gives you more space for smoother control, and multitouch gestures are now even more intuitive — it’s the easiest way to start exploring!
Easy app access with Google Play2
As well as featuring the best of Google out of the box, ASUS Chromebook C423 gives you full access to the Google Play2 store, so you can use all your favorite Android™ work, play, or creative apps — and thanks to the seamless cloud integration, you can easily access everything from any device. ASUS Chromebook C423 opens up a whole new world of freedom!
Built-in security features
With its automatic updates and built-in anti-virus protection, ASUS Chromebook C423 frees you from the worry of keeping your device safe, secure and always up to date5. And as it’s built on the rock-solid security of your personal Google account, all your private documents, emails, photos and confidential data are kept safe at all times.