The new Asus Chromebook C423. Photo: Supplied.
The new Asus Chromebook C423. Photo: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN – Asus has released a new 14-inch Chromebook called the C423. 

The device is 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 has thin 5.8mm bezels.

According to Asus, the battery should last around 10 hours but the device can charge through a USB-C port.

The C423 also features USB 3.1 ports, and a microSD slot. At 16.1mm thickness in an aluminium-finished body.

Here are the specifications of the device:

Processor Intel® Celeron® Dual-Core N3350 Processor, Intel® Pentium® Quad-Core N4200 Processor,
Operating System Chrome OS
Chipset Integrated Intel® CPU
Memory LPDDR4 2400MHz SDRAM Onboard memory, up to 8 GB SDRAM
Display 14.0" (16:9) LED-backlit HD (1366x768) 60Hz Anti-Glare Panel with 45% NTSC

14.0" (16:9) LED-backlit FHD (1920x1080) 60Hz Anti-Glare Panel with 45% NTSC

With Touch (optional)
Storage eMMC:

32GB/64GB
Keyboard Chiclet keyboard
Card Reader Multi-format card reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC)
WebCam HDWebcam*1
Networking Wi-Fi

Integrated 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2x2)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth® 4.0
Interface 1 x COMBO audio jack

2 x Type-A USB 3.1 (Gen 1)

2 x Type-C USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1) with display and power delivery support
Battery 2 -Cell 38 Wh Polymer Battery
Power Adapter Output :

15 V DC, 3 A, 45 W

Input :

100 -240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal
Dimensions 322.6 x 228 x 16.1 mm (WxDxH)
Weight 1.2 kg ~ 1.34 kg with battery

* Disclaimer: It may differ by product specifications.
Certificates UL, CE Marking Compliance, FCC Compliance, BSMI, Australia C-TICK / NZ A-Tick Compliance, CB, Energy Star, JATE

The company is yet to announce the pricing of the device. 

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