ASUS, the Taiwanese tech major and the fastest-growing consumer laptop brand in India, today announced the launch of six new Chromebooks in India, a series of simple to use, fast and highly affordable laptops, to enable millions of Indian consumers to adopt digital learning, work and entertainment experience. The new range of Chromebooks will be available on Flipkart from July 22nd onwards to customers across the country.
ASUS’ new lineup includes the Chromebook Flip C214, Chromebook C223, Chromebook C423 (touch and non-touch variants) and Chromebook C523 (touch and non-touch variants). Powered by Intel® Dual-core 64-bit processors and 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, Chromebooks give consumers the freedom of up to 10-11 hours’ battery life for productivity and multi-tasking.
The new range of laptops embody the best of ASUS’ design thinking aimed to transform consumer’s lives, democratize digital education and make using a laptop as simple as using your Android Smartphone. The result is a laptop with up to an impressive 80% screen-to-body ratio that minimizes size while helping the consumers maximize productivity — so they can see and do more, while carrying less. ASUS Chromebook purchase enables access to Google Play Store. One can download from Million+ Android™ study, work, play, or creative apps seamlessly.
Commenting on the new Chromebook launch, Leon Yu, Regional Director, India and South Asia, ASUS said, “At ASUS, we take lead in introducing latest technology to our Indian Fans. To meet the needs of current times, we are happy to introduce a new range of ASUS Chromebooks that are fast, intuitive, easy to use and highly affordable. We strongly believe, Indian consumers now have reliable range of Asus laptops with their preferred OS to choose from, across affordable price points. ASUS Chromebooks will immensely benefit students, home makers and new age cloud focused enterprises.”
Commenting at the launch, Dinesh Sharma, Business Head, Commercial PC and Smartphone, System Business Group, ASUS in India said, “We are excited to introduce our ‘Thoughtfully Simple’ yet ‘Transformative’ ASUS Chromebook series, which is designed to ensure extremely intuitive and user friendly computing experience for modern day learners and modern day cloud focused enterprises.” He further added, “We will be also announcing a range of community support activities for ASUS Chromebook users and share a range of resources that will help consumers make use of their Chromebook Thoughtfully Simple.”
Rakesh Krishnan, Senior Director, Electronics at Flipkart said, “As the country’s homegrown e-commerce marketplace, we have been the preferred destination for millions of customers across the country by meeting their evolving requirements. With 40-45% of our demand for computing devices coming from the student community, we have been working closely with our partners to make available student-friendly, affordable products at their doorstep. We are happy to make available ASUS’ new range of Chromebooks on our platform which will play a key role in shaping students’ academic journey with its cutting-edge technologies”.
ASUS Chromebook Overview:
Everyday learning simplified
Experience high productivity and smart learning with ChromeOS, a lightweight operating system from Google for fast and simplified computing. The OS provides support for Android apps and Google Play store letting you experience your favorite Android apps with extended support such as keyboard input along with touchscreen. Productivity and learning are a seamless experience on the cloud thanks to the G Suite apps that are fast and simple to use. Chrome OS is also one of the most secure operating systems and has inbuilt virus protection with dedicated security updates.
Effortless and Durable mobility
ASUS Chromebooks are designed to be rugged for everyday use with up to military grade durability and metal reinforced hinges that stand the test of time. The devices are super light-weight as low as 1000g that allows for super effortless mobility for children and grownups alike. Input ergonomics is a breeze thanks to a large multi-touch touchpad and large chiclet keys that have a key travel distance of up to 1.5mm, making it very easy to learn and be productive all day long.
Immersive and Vivid display
The ASUS Chromebooks feature stunningly slim display panels that exhibit beautiful colors along with optional touch-screen, anti-glare panels up to 15.6 inches with NanoEdge Slim bezels and Full-HD picture that lets you binge-watch media content, learn or be productive all day long with minimal distractions.
Fast and Efficient performance all day long
With Intel’s 64-bit dual-core processors, the ASUS Chromebooks lets you experience power-efficient performance whether you’re learning or getting things done more. 4GB of RAM and inbuilt solid-state storage across all variants ensures that you experience superfast boot times along with extensive multitasking on Android apps and even Linux apps. The fast storage along with USB Super-speed 3.1 (USB Type-C and Type-A) you can transfer files between devices at blazing fast speeds and, the storage can be further upgraded up to 2TB with a micro SD card. To ensure all-day long learning and productivity, the ASUS Chromebooks come with high-quality Lithium-ion batteries up to 50Wh and fast USB-C charging, thus ensuring you are topped up quickly for super long hours of effortless and worry-free mobility.
Crystal-clear Video conferencing and Online Learning
The ASUS Chromebooks make for excellent conferencing and online learning companions thanks to the high-definition 720p webcam across all variants and with up to dual-array microphones and dual stereo loudspeakers that lets you engage, converse & learn with superior quality.
Super-fast and Simplified connectivity
To ensure a superior mobile experience, the ASUS Chromebooks come with super-fast dual-bad Wi-Fi 5 (2×2) for wireless data and up to Bluetooth 5.0 for low-latency peripheral connectivity. On its side, the ASUS Chromebooks feature 2 USB-C (3.1) ports that support charging, super-fast data transfers, digital audio over USB-C and external display output with relative ease. The devices also feature up to 2 USB-A (3.1) ports that too allow for fast data transfer speeds.
ASUS Chromebook Range
ASUS Chromebook Flip C214
The new ASUS Chromebook C214 is a ruggedized laptop convertible, designed specifically to meet the rigorous demands of educational users. The tough built 11.6-inch ASUS Chromebook Flip C214 with its military-grade durability certification is constructed to withstand the everyday knocks, bumps and rough handling commonly encountered in classrooms and homes. The Flip C214 also features additional safety features such as spill and tamper resistant keyboard that’s rated for 10 million keystroke lifespan. The device is powered by Intel® 64-bit dual-core processor and a 50Wh battery that lets you stay productive or learning up to 11 hours, and features 64GB of onboard storage that can be further upgraded up to 2TB using a MicroSD card. 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM allows students and consumers to experience seamless multi-tasking on Chrome apps, Android apps, and even Linux apps. A key feature of the laptop is the thoughtful school-focused design details, incorporating ergonomic design and easy serviceability. Students can explore new ways of learning with the vivid touch-screen display, versatile 360° hinge and world-facing camera on ASUS Chromebook Flip C214, and can be opened to 180° to lay flat on a desk for easy collaboration. The laptops include a full complement of smart productivity features, including all-school-day battery life, and a versatile selection of I/O ports. Live two-way learning with video conferencing is a superior experience thanks to the HD 720p camera and stereo loudspeakers, and also features a world-facing 5MP autofocus camera to capture pictures and videos to aid better learning.
ASUS Chromebook C223, C423, C523
Designed for all-day computing and on-the-go lifestyles, ASUS Chromebooks C223, C423 (touch and non-touch variants) and C523 (touch and non-touch variants) can last up to a full productive 10 hours on a full charge with the help its long-life lithium-ion battery pack. The combination of durability and productivity is a defining feature of the ASUS Chromebook C223, C423 and C523. Users can explore new ways of learning with the optional touch-screen on the C423 and C523. ASUS Chromebook C423 and C523 can be opened to 180° to lay flat on a desk for easy collaboration. With displays up to a full-HD resolution, the ASUS Chromebooks offer clear colors for day-long computing. The device is powered by Intel® 64-bit dual-core processor that lets you stay productive or learning up to 10 hours, and features 32GB of onboard storage on the C223 and 64GB on C423 and C523, that can be further upgraded up to 2TB using a MicroSD card. 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM allows users to experience seamless multi-tasking on Chrome apps, Android apps, and even Linux apps. All three ASUS Chromebooks (5 variants) feature superior video conferencing ability thanks to the HD camera as standard and stereo loudspeakers.
AVAILABILITY AND PRICING:
Sale starts on July 22, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. on Flipkart.
|Processor||Intel® Celeron® N4020 Processor||Intel® Celeron® N3350 Processor||Intel® Celeron® N3350 Processor||Intel® Celeron® N3350 Processor|
|Operating System||Chrome OS|
|Display||Touch screen 11.6″ 16:9 LED Backlit HD (1366 x 768), 200 nit, 50% NTSC, Anti-glare||11.6″ 16:9 LED Backlit HD (1366 x 768), 200 nit, 45% NTSC, Anti-glare||Touch-screen 14″ 16:9 LED Backlit HD (1366×768) 60Hz, 200 nit, 45% NTSC||Touch-screen 15.6 ” 16:9 LED Backlit FHD (1920×1080) 60Hz, 200 nit, 45% NTSC|
|14″ 16:9 LED Backlit HD (1366×768) 60Hz, 200 nit, 45% NTSC||15.6 ” 16:9 LED Backlit FHD (1920×1080) 60Hz, 200 nit, 45% NTSC|
|Graphics||Intel® UHD Graphics 600||Intel® HD Graphics 500|
|Storage||eMMC 5.1, 64GB||eMMC 5.1, 32GB||eMMC 5.1, 64GB||eMMC 5.1, 64GB|
|Memory||LPDDR4 2400Mhz, 4GB on board|
|Interface||2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C(DP+PD)||2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C(DP+PD)||2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C(DP+PD)||2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C(DP+PD)|
|1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A||1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A||2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A||2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A|
|Micro SD (Expandable up to 2TB)|
|Combo Audio Jack|
|Wireless||Dual band 802.11ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth® 5.0||Dual band 802.11ac Wi Fi + Bluetooth® 4.0||Dual band 802.11ac Wi Fi + Bluetooth® 4.2||Dual band 802.11ac Wi Fi + Bluetooth® 4.0|
|Dimensions (mm)||292 x 199 x 19.5~20.1||286 x 199 x 17.3||322 x 228 x 16.1||358 x 248.5 x 15.6 (non-touch)|
|358 x 248.5 x 16.1 (touch)|
|Weight||1.2kg||1000g||1.2kg/ 1.34kg(touch)||1.43kg/ 1.69kg(touch)|