Asus Chromebook C425 with Core M3 Launches for $500

Asus has quietly launched a new Chromebook this week, making it available from online retailers such as Amazon priced at $500, and taking the form of the Asus Chromebook C425. Equipped with a 14 inch Full HD IPS 1920×1080 4-way NanoEdge display the new Chromebook is powered by an Intel Core m3-8100y processor supported by 8GB LPDDR3 RAM together with 64GB eMMC storage.

ASUS Chromebook C425 is styled for today, with a metallic premium design that is finished with elegant diamond-cut edges. Thanks to the slim-bezel NanoEdge design, C425 has 14-inch screen with a compact 13-inch body.

Features of the Asus Chromebook C425 include :

– 14 inch Full HD IPS 1920×1080 4-way NanoEdge Display that allows for a 14 inch screen to fit in the body of a 13 inch Laptop footprint with large 6-inch trackball
– Powered by the Intel Core m3-8100y Processor for super-fast and snappy performance
– 8GB LPDDR3 RAM; 64GB eMMC storage and 2x Full function USB Type-C (Gen 1) and 1x Type-A (Gen 1) ports plus a backlit keyboard (*usb transfer speed may vary. Learn more at Asus website)
– 180 Degree hinge design for versatile viewing experience
– 1.4mm key travel distance backlit keyboard
– The lightweight 2.8lbs and premium design for a timeless look that will never go out of style
– Chromebook runs on chrome OS – Built-in virus protection, updates automatically*, boots up in seconds and continues to stay fast over time
– 12-Month free 100GB storage of Google one account to ensure that all of your files are backed up automatically

The information for this post was taken from an article by Julian Horsey in Geeky Gadgets, follow this link for the complete article and more details.

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