- Asus today announced new Chromebook Flip models at CES 2021.
- The Chromebook Flip CX5 Chromebook targets students and young people for play and work.
- Meanwhile, the Chromebook Flip CX9 targets businesses with high security.
Asus just announced two new Chromebooks as part of its CES 2021 livestream. The Asus Chromebook Flip CX5 and Chromebook Flip CX9 are just the latest entries in the company’s famous Flip brand of convertible Chromebooks.
The new 15.6-inch Chromebook Flip CX9 has a matte white finish that looks like ceramic on the top, but uses a matte black texture for its keyboard. Like others in the Flip series, the Flip CX5’s screen can be rotated 360 degrees so that it can double as a large touch pad. It can also be used with an optional USI stylus for drawing and taking notes.
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Asus says the new Chromebook will have 11th generation Intel Core i7 processors, as well as Intel Iris Xe graphics chips. It will support up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of on-board storage. It will also support Wi-Fi 6 wireless hardware and include Harman / Kardon certified audio hardware. Asus also promised that the Chromebook would work well with cloud-based game streaming services, including Google Stadia. The built-in battery should power the Chromebook for up to 12 hours on a single charge.
At the moment, we don’t have a price for the Asus Chromebook Flip CX5, but we do know that it will be released later in Q1 2021.
Meanwhile, the convertible Chromebook Flip CX9 is designed for corporate workers who demand high security. It will integrate Titan C security for passwords and encrypted keys, and it will also receive software updates every six weeks. The 14-inch Chromebook will weigh just 2.2 pounds and be just 16mm thick. It will also include 11th generation Intel Core i7 processors and Intel Iris Xe graphics chips.
You can also expect Wi-Fi 6 hardware and two Harman Kardon speakers in the CX9. There’s no pricing yet, but it’s slated to launch in the second quarter of 2021.