Asus launched its Chromebook Flip C436, a lightweight, premium laptop that it unveiled at CES in January. As expected, the new 13-inch Flip has a magnesium alloy body similar to its predecessor, the C434, and weighs just 2.58 pounds, according to Asus.
In addition to a 1080p touchscreen, the C436 has a 10th generation Intel Core processor, with up to 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0. It has a fingerprint sensor, pen holder, and two USB-C ports, as well as a backlit keyboard and 12-hour battery life, to the specifications. That qualifies it for the Intel Athena Project (although Samsung’s Galaxy Chromebook, another Athena Project laptop, claimed eight hours of battery life, and our reviewer only got a little over four hours on a charge).
As we noted when a preview of the C436 was unveiled, this latest model is just a slight upgrade over its predecessor, but last year’s C434 was the best The Verge Chromebook you can buy now in August.
The new C436 comes in two colors: “clear silver” and an iridescent “airgel white”. Pricing starts at $ 799 and is available on the Asus and Amazon website.