ASUS debuted its largest Chromebook to date, the C523 model that comes with Celeron or Pentium options. Lenovo had a big Chromebook previously, the convertible 15.6 incher Yoga model and now we have a rival. If it’s worth it you can find out below.
This newcomer supports up to a Full HD display and has pretty slim bezels, at about 6 mm or so. There’s an 80% screen to body ratio here and support for an optional touchscreen, plus an 180 degree hinge, which lets you push the screen back till it becomes parallel to the keyboard. Inside we can find either a Celeron N3350 or Pentium N4200 CPU, support for up to 8 GB of RAM and up to 10 hours of battery life.
Connectivity here includes all the options you can need: WiFi ac, two USB 3.1 Type-A ports and two USB Type-C ports too. We’ve got an audio jack and a microSD card reader, as well as stereo speakers. ASUS Chromebook C523 weighs 3.2 pounds and measures 0.6 inches in thickness. There’s either 4 GB or 8 GB of RAM in the mix, Bluetooth 4.0 and HD webcam for video calls and the works.
We don’t have a clear price right now, but seeing how Acer sells rival products for around $350-$399, I expect a similar tag. I suggest you keep your money and wait for the Snapdragon powered Chromebooks.