The ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 is a high-end Chrome OS laptop with a 10th gen i7 processor
ASUS is one of the few companies that still constantly pumps out Chromebooks. Their Flip C434 was one of the most popular Chrome OS devices of 2019 due to its form-factor and more than capable internals. Now ASUS is taking it a step further by improving some very important specifications, as well as adding some touches on the outside, too. The new ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 shares the overall look with its predecessor – it’s still a 14-inch 2-in-1 Chrome OS device in a magnesium body – but it’s 350g lighter and 1.94mm slimmer.
The biggest improvement over the previous model is the new line of processors. The Chromebook Flip C436 uses 10th Generation Intel processors up to a Core i7. This chip allows the Chromebook to support WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5. You can choose up to 16GB of RAM and a proper 512GB SSD. The storage capacity of this size was not available in the previous model of Chromebook Flip. Unlike most Chromebooks with slow eMMC storage, the ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 has NVMe SSD onboard.
You will also find a fingerprint sensor on the newer model of the Chromebook. USI-compatible stylus support is yet another welcomed addition which will make selecting a stylus for the device much easier. You will also notice a different port selection. Last year’s model included a full-sized USB port, while this one only has two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C ports. What hasn’t changed is the 1080p 14-inch display, though it has noticeably smaller bezels with an 85% screen-to-body ratio.
|Chromebook Flip C436|
|CPU||Intel® Core™ i7-10510U Processor|
Intel® Core™ i5-10210U Processor
Intel® Core™ i3-10110U Processor
|Display||14-inch four-sided NanoEdge display with only 4.9mm slim bezel and 85% screen-to-body ratio|
|Graphics||Intel® UHD Graphics|
|Main memory||LPDDR3 8GB/ 16GB (2133MHz)|
|Storage||128GB/ 256GB/ 512GB PCIe Gen3 x2 NVMe M.2 SSD|
|Wireless||Dual band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)|
|I/O||2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C (Full function)|
1 x micro SD card (up to 2TB extension)
1 x audio jack COMBO
|Battery||42WHr battery Li-Polymer, 3 cell|
|Dimensions||319.54 x 205.3 x 13.76 mm|
That’s basically everything that’s new with the ASUS Chromebook Flip C436. The pricing and availability of the device are still unknown, as ASUS has just unveiled it at CES. Expect more information about those in the upcoming days. Chromebook Flip will be available in Aerogel White and Transparent Silver.