There are a variety of fantastic Chromebooks on the market, however the race to make the one true successor to Google’s $999 Pixelbook continues to be very a lot on. Asus is throwing its hat into the ring with two new releases: the Chromebook CX9 and the Chromebook Flip CX5.
Each new Chromebooks meet US MIL-STD 810H requirements, the corporate says, that means they’ve undergone varied assessments for stress, shock, drop, and extra. Each will also be configured with as much as an Intel Core i7 processor with Iris Xe graphics (which might be overkill for all however essentially the most explicit of customers).
The clamshell Chromebook CX9 comes with as much as 16GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, and a 550-nit UHD touchscreen. (There are FHD contact and non-touch choices as effectively). Asus claims 14 hours of battery life (utilizing a video playback check).
The CX9 can also be the primary Chromebook to characteristic Asus’ NumberPad, an LED num pad that seems on the touchpad once you faucet an icon within the high nook. This know-how has been helpful on earlier Asus laptops — it seems on the corporate’s standard ZenBook line, together with the newest ZenBook 13.
The convertible Chromebook Flip CX5 is extra customary fare. It presents as much as 512GB of storage and 16GB of RAM, although the display is restricted to a 1080p contact panel. A USI stylus is included, which Asus claims will get 45 minutes of use from 15 seconds of charging.
The Asus Chromebook CX9 is on the market now on Asus’ retailer — a mannequin with a Core i3, 128GB of storage, and 8GB of RAM will value $749.99, and a Core i7 with 512GB of storage and 16GB of RAM is $1,149.99. The Chromebook Flip CX5 is $1,049.99, although we haven’t but been capable of finding it on the Asus retailer.