Asus has released its Chromebook Flip C436, a lightweight premium notebook that was launched at CES in January. As expected, the new 13-inch flip has a magnesium alloy case similar to its predecessor, the C434, and weighs just 2.58 pounds, according to Asus.
In addition to a 1080p touchscreen display, the C436 has a 10th generation Intel Core processor with up to 16 GB RAM, a 512 GB SSD with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0. It has a fingerprint sensor, pen support and two USB-C ports, as well as a backlit keyboard and a battery that lasts for 12 hours according to the specifications. It is qualified for the Intel Project Athena (although the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook, another Project Athena notebook, took eight hours of battery life and our reviewer charged just over four hours).
As we saw in the preview of the C436, this latest model is only a minor improvement over its predecessor. Last year's C434, however, was the best Chromebook from The Verge that you can currently buy in August.
The new C436 is available in two colors: "transparent silver" and a dazzling "airgel white". Prices start at $ 799 and are available on the Asus website and Amazon.