22 May 2020
Asus has unveiled Chromebook Flip C436 as the newest convertible laptop based on the Intel Project Athena. It is a premium Chromebook that brings high-end hardware specs and features like the predecessor C434 model. The major differentiating factor is compliance with the Project Athena which is said to bring longer battery life to laptops.
The all-new Asus Chromebook Flip C436 sports a 14-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) NanoEdge display panel with 100% sRGB color gamut and touch input support. It measures 13.7mm in thickness and weighs about 2.58 lbs. This is the reason Asus is touting it to be the lightest and thinnest 14-inch Chromebooks available out there in the market. It has minimum bezels that result in an 85% screen-to-body ratio.
Under the hood, you will find up to 10th Generation Intel Core i5 processor paired with up to 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM. There are Intel UHD graphics and up to 512GB SSD storage. Even though it runs Chrome OS out of the box, Asus says that the convertible is capable of running Linux as well. Other noteworthy features include Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi 6, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type C ports, and a microSD card slot for storage expansion.
The whole package is powered by a 42Wh battery claimed to last for up to 12 hours on a single charge. The Chromebook Flip C436 has been priced at $799 for the base model and $999 for the high-end model. Both models will be available in Aerogel White and Transparent Silver color variants. The first color option is said to change its color depending on the angle you are looking from.