ASUS has just revealed a pretty sleek Chromebook, ASUS Chromebook CX1 (CX1400CKA). While this latest ChromeOS mobile computing platform is not a Flip, it does boasts a 180° hinge allowing it to be fully opened and laid completely flat.
The ASUS Chromebook CX1 (CX1400CKA) has a 14-inch FHD display, paired with a quad-core Intel Pentium Silver processor, and it features up to 12 hours of battery life on a single charge, and WiFi 6 (801.11ax).
Wireless connectivity is further bolstered by ASUS WiFi Master for ChromeOS which affords greater speed, stability, and range for WiFi connections.
Beneath its sleek look and form factor, the laptop is actually a little tough guy. ASUS said it not only “meets the next-level and industry-leading MIL-STD 810H US military tests” but it also passed a set of stringent in-house tests that include panel-pressure, shock and drop tests, et cetera.
In spite of its toughness, it is not chunky as one would imagine a tough laptop would be. Granted we do not have the exact dimensions yet. But we do know is super lightweight, tipping the scales at just 1.47 kilograms (3.2 lbs).
There is not a lot to go around about the CX1400CKA. Like we do not know when it will be available and for how much, what type of memory and storage it uses, for example. I don’t believe it is listed on its website either.
However, ASUS said each purchase of the ASUS Chromebook CX1 will include a 12-month Google One subscription, and 100 GB of cloud storage that covers Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos.