Through all the launches of smartphones, laptops and other technology, we can hardly see the forest because of the trees. Asus silently planted an extra tree in this forest in the form of a new 14-inch Chromebook: the Asus C423. In addition to the price and launch date, we know almost everything about this new device at this point.
In the first place, the Asus C423 has a NanoEdge design, which in practice points to the very thin screen edges of only 5.8mm. It is also possible to unfold the Chromebook 180 degrees, so you could actually lay it flat on the table. Furthermore, the device has a battery life of up to 10 hours.
As far as the other important specifications are concerned, it looks like this:
- Intel Celeron Dual-Core N3350 or Intel Pentium Quad-Core N4200 Processor
- 4 or 8GB of RAM
- 32 or 64GB storage
- 14-inch screen (1366 × 786 non-touch or 1920 × 1080 touch)
- Connection for SD card
- HD webcam
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 2x USB-A 3.1
- 2x USB-C 3.0 (eg for the power supply)
All this ensures a decent low-end / mid-grade laptop. If we only saw high flyers of more than $1000 (N360,000), it would eventually become boring. After all, not everyone needs a high-end laptop.
Finally, the price and launch date of the device remain a question mark. Although the price of the Asus C423 will most likely not exceed $600 (about N200,000 naira).
More on laptops: