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Announcing ASUS Chromebook Flip C434 and ASUS Chromebook Education Series

Pressmeddelande   •   Jan 08, 2019 12:03 CET

Today marks the debut of the ASUS Chromebook Flip C434 and the ASUS Chromebook Education series that provides lightweight, stylish and ruggedized Chrome OS computer solutions for educational use, and continues the ASUS commitment to providing an extensive range of innovative products and services for the education sector.

KEY POINTS

  • ASUS Chromebook Flip C434: All new convertible laptop is equipped with Intel Core processors, a 14" NanoEdge display and 360° hinge that allows it to be used as a tablet.
  • ASUS Chromebook Tablet CT100: First ASUS tablet running the secure, reliable Chrome OS, with tough all-round protection and stunning 9.7’’ QXGA touchscreen.
  • ASUS Chromebook Flip C214: 11.6” convertible laptop empowers innovative and flexible learning with 360° hinge, built-in stylus and world-facing camera.
  • ASUS Chromebook C204: 11.6” clamshell laptop that features classroom-ready durability, schoolday-long battery life, and compact size.
  • ASUS Chromebook C403: 14” clamshell laptop combines big-screen productivity with classroom-ready toughness, and an ergonomic keyboard for total user comfort.


ASUS Chromebook Flip C434: The Best Just Got Better

ASUS today unveiled the next-generation ASUS Chromebook Flip C434. This powerful convertible squeezes up to an Intel® Core™ i7-8500Y processor and a maximum of 8GB of RAM into its slim frame and can be configured with up to 128GB of storage. The gorgeous 15.7mm-thick metal chassis can accommodate more than enough connectivity to work seamlessly from anywhere, whether for setting up at home, in the office or at a cafe. A versatile design and 1.45kg total weight make it ideal for anyone who finds themselves on-the-go or working from a variety of locations daily.

The ASUS Chromebook C434’s predecessor, the ASUS Chromebook Flip C302, holds a special place in our hearts because of its sleek design, awesome keyboard, and versatile form factor. For its successor, we wanted to double down on the best parts of the Flip with a few tweaks to enhance its looks and functionality. To start, we went with an all-metal construction. ASUS Chromebook Flip C434 uses lightweight aluminum on the lid as well as the top and bottom of the laptop. The brushed silver is subtle and hides fingerprints better than plastic or rubberized cases, but it also offers a premium feel. The end result is an aesthetic that’s uniform and consistent, whether working in laptop mode, presenting slides in stand mode, or watching a movie in tablet mode.

The ASUS Chromebook Flip C434 leverages ASUS NanoEdge display technology to squeeze a 14-inch FHD touchscreen display into a 13-inch chassis. The bezels on either side have been shrunk down to a scant 5mm, so they all but disappear when streaming video or engrossed in a project.

Dual-band Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) ensures a reliable and stable connection everywhere, and Bluetooth® 4.0 facilitates file transfers over the airwaves. Two speakers built into the base pump out sound for watching movies in the hotel room, though the audio combo jack is probably a safer bet for video calls or listening to music when working in a public space. There are two USB Type-C™ (USB-C™) ports, as well as a standard USB Type-A port for peripherals. The USB-C ports are fully functioning, which means they can be used for data transfer, hooking up to an external display, or for power delivery. Finally, the 48Wh battery saves users from constantly searching for an outlet to plug into everywhere they go.

ASUS Chromebook Tablet CT100: The first Chrome OS tablet from ASUS

The ASUS Chromebook Tablet CT100 is designed to serve as an easy and familiar introduction to technology for much younger kids. This rugged tablet has the same version of Chrome OS that is available on the notebooks and Chromebox desktops they’ll encounter later on, but it’s fitted into a recognizable form factor that’s reinforced to withstand life in the hands of children. The rubberized chassis measures less than 10mm thick, which means it’s easier for small hands to hang onto and less likely to take a tumble as a result. And if it does end up in freefall, it’s rated for drops of up to one meter — the height of most tables and desks.

The 9.7-inch QXGA display is covered in a strong tempered glass to help it stay protected against scratches and gouges while it travels to and from school. The stylus slides into a little garage in the tablet’s frame for safekeeping, when it’s not being used for art, tracing letters, or practicing numbers. Inside this slim slate is a hexa-core OP1 processor, made especially for Chromebooks. That works alongside 4GB of RAM to keep performance smooth as students skip between Chrome windows and Android apps. School work can be stored on the 32GB of onboard storage, which is ample room for files as well as fun games. The Chromebook Tablet CT100 has a 35Wh lithium-polymer battery, enough for a full school day, and it charges via the same standard USB Type-C™ connection that’s found on most smartphones.

ASUS Chromebook Flip C214 – Flip, explore, and learn!

Schools often have to choose between laptops or tablets when deploying a fleet of devices for a full class, and there are trade-offs associated with both. Laptops are what most students will go on to use in high school and college, but tablets offer access to interactive touch-based lessons, more natural problem solving in subjects like math, as well as the ability to take notes and practice penmanship or travel outside of the classroom to take notes and conduct experiments. The ASUS Chromebook Flip C214 has a convertible design that effortlessly transforms between a tablet and a laptop — or anything in between — based on student’s needs.

ASUS Chromebook Flip C214 has the same rugged exterior, spill-proof keyboard, and dark grey color scheme. The hardware includes a N4000 and optional N4100 Celeron processor, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage complemented by expansion via MicroSD or USB Type-A. Students can connect to external displays or charge up via either of the two USB Type-C ports, and a stable and reliable internet connection is facilitated by the dual-band 802.11ac.

The 11.6-inch HD display has an anti-glare coating (available on certain configurations) and is anchored by a durable 360° hinge that allows it to seamlessly switch between laptop and tablet mode depending on the type of lesson. An optional stylus slots into a garage on the side, which means teachers don’t have to dish out styluses for lessons and collect them at the end of class so they can be stashed in a drawer for safe keeping. The placement of the world-view camera has been adjusted based on feedback from users. The new location in the bottom right corner of the palm rest is better suited for video calls and recording when the laptop is in tablet mode. In its old location above the keyboard, it was easily obscured when the computer was turned on its side and help up in portrait. Now kids can grip both sides of the laptop, in portrait or landscape, and not worry about blocking the view.

ASUS Chromebook C214 is reinforced to minimize damage, but in the event that there is an accident, it’s is easy to repair. With just a few tools, it’s easy to replace the battery, the motherboard, the keyboard, or even the thermal module. Getting inside the laptop takes just a few minutes, which means broken parts can be replaced without taking a computer out of commission for more than a morning.

ASUS Chromebook C204 – Tough, compact, and school-ready

The ASUS Chromebook C204 strikes a subtler tone, with its dark grey finish, than its predecessor, the blue-and-white ASUS Chromebook C202. In addition, the chassis is thinner making it even easier to carry around. Despite a thinner body, the ASUS Chromebook 204 is just as tough as the C202. The rubberized chassis is reinforced with thick bumpers on each corner to absorb shock, and the keyboard is tamper-resistant,preventing the keys from being pried out. It can survive falls up to 120cm when dropped flat, and up to 80cm when dropped on its sides. A raised rubber rail on the bottom of the laptop makes it even easier to hang onto, so it’s less likely to be dropped in the first place.

The 11.6-inch HD display features an anti-glare coating and is attached to the base via a 180° hinge that allows the laptop to lie completely flat. Its hinge has been tested for 50,000 open and close cycles, so it won’t loosen over time. Its wider range of motion makes it easier for kids to share the screen during group work and allows for a bigger range of positions for the display when parents or teachers are doing over-the-shoulder checks on their students’ work. The keyboard is the primary source of input and features a deep 1.5mm of key travel, which is more than most laptops. The deeper travel allows for fewer errors than shallower keys where it’s easier to accidentally press the keys. A touchscreen variant further expands the functionality of the display and allows for more interactive lessons.

Under the hood, there is a dual-core Celeron® processor from Intel®, as well as 4GB of RAM. That’s plenty of power for all of the Chrome tabs kids forget to close and ensure smooth switching when multitasking across Android apps and Chrome extensions. There's 32GB of onboard storage for studying materials offline, and the battery has been upgraded to a 50Wh battery; enough to last all day long.

ASUS Chromebook C403 – Bigger 14” screen, ultratough design

ASUS Chromebook C403 utilizes the same ruggedized design as the C204, but places it in a larger form factor. Its 14-inch HD display provides ample workspace for longer and more complicated projects. It has a matte coating to minimize distracting reflections from overhead lights, and a 180° hinge that allows for more freedom of motion and different work positions.

In addition to being bigger, ASUS Chromebook C403 is also the most powerful in the series. It can be equipped with up to a dual-core CPU from Intel, and features 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage for working on assignments offline.

In addition to enlarging the screen, the travel distance on the keyboard has also been increased. The ASUS Chromebook C403 keyboard features 2mm of travel to ensure long study sessions aren’t made any more painful by a shallow keyboard. And, thanks to its increased size, there’s an additional USB Type-A port, so students don't have to unplug their mouse to plug in a USB drive when taking that assignment to the printer.

There are also two USB Type-C ports with support for outputting to external displays. Both ports are also capable of charging the laptop, and ASUS Chromebook C403 can run for up to 11 hours on a single charge.

ASUS Chromebook C403 is also ruggedized like all the models in the series, and made for rough handling. The durability includes reinforced corners and a rubberized exterior to protect it from bumps and falls. The spill-resistant keyboard adds extra protection, and the hinge allows for a full 180° range of motion. Similarly, ASUS Chromebook C403 also is also easily repairable, and allows IT professionals to get inside the chassis and replace components in just a few steps.

ASUS har över 20 års erfarenhet inom teknikbranschen och är ett ledande företag i den nya digitala eran. ASUS är världens tredje största tillverkare av bärbara datorer och är numera, sedan början av 2016, den största PC-tillverkaren på konsumentmarknaden både i Sverige och i hela Norden.

För närvarande har ASUS en global personalstyrka på mer än 17.000 anställda varav 83 anställda i Norden.

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