Asus has revealed pricing and availability for its new CX family of Chromebooks – a range of Chrome OS laptops that span the full range of budget Pixel Book level luxury from the cheap and cheerful.
Asus says the CX1, CX5 and CX9 laptops will be available for sale in the UK next month, priced between £230 and £1300.
Here are the full details of the Asus CX family of Chromebooks.
Asus Chromebook CX1
Price: From £230.
Ever since the first Chromebooks were released, the laptop category has become synonymous with cheap and cheerful devices for education and light Internet browsing, and that’s the hole in the market. Asus Chromebook CX1 seems to fill.
Available in 11.6, 14 and 15.6-inch sizes, the Chromebook CX1 is powered by a 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Celeron N3350 processor with 4- or 8GB of RAM and up to 64GB of eMMC storage. All three devices should last a day with 11-12 hours of battery life, and they’re also designed with portability in mind, at just 1.2kg for the 11.6-inch model or 1.74kg for the 15.6-inch version.
Asus Chromebook CX5
Price: £600. from
Mid-Range Asus CX Chromebook cx 5, and it comes in 14- and 15-inch flavors. It overtakes the CX1 not only in terms of its basic specifications, but also by being a 2-in-1 convertible: the screen can flip all the way up to turn the device into a Chrome OS tablet.
For more than double the price, you’d expect more than just a more flexible form factor, and the CX5 is here too, offering an 11th-generation Intel Core i3 or i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of M.2 NVMe storage. . It’s also big on connectivity with three USB slots (one Type-A and two Type-C) and an HDMI 2.0 port for connecting it to external displays.
Asus Chromebook CX9
Undoubtedly Chrome OS is expensive for the machine, Asus Chromebook CX9 Apparently “designed to be the top predator in Google’s ecosystem” and it shows through the specs.
With a quad-core 2.8GHz Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor, 16GB of LPDDR4X RAM, Intel Iris Xe graphics, and 512GB of M.2 NVMe storage, it’s likely to fly through any task you might run on the lightweight Chrome OS operating system. can throw.
The 14-inch device is also planned with portability in mind, with a lightweight 1.05kg frame built to 810H military-grade toughness standards.
The price is high, but it looks as great as Chrome OS, and if money is really no object, our list of the best Chromebooks you should make.