ASUS Unveils Its First-Ever 15-Inch Chromebook

ASUS has crafted a pretty compelling package with one of the main standout features of the larger C523 is clearly the 15.6-inch display. As a matter of fact, this is the first time ASUS has ventured into the 15-inch territory, joining the company of Acer and Lenovo.

So, what is this new Chromebook bringing to the table? Check it out:

  • Intel® Celeron® Dual-Core N3350 Processor or Intel® Pentium® Quad-Core N4200 Processor
  • 4GB/8GB RAM
  • 15-inch 1920×1080 anti-glare display (with touch option)
  • SD Card Slot
  • HD Webcam
  • Integrated 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2×2)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 1 x COMBO audio jack
  • 2 x Type-A USB 3.1 (Gen 1)
  • 2 x Type-C USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1) with display and power delivery support
  • 15.6mm thickness
  • 3.2 pounds

I think these Chromebooks could become contenders as long as the price is reasonable.  A listing on Adorama’s site shows what looks like the base model with a price of about $270  configured with an Intel Celeron N3350 (dual core), 4GB RAM and a 32GB SSD.

The information for this post is based on an article by Robby Payne at CHROMEUNBOXED, follow this link for the complete article and more details.

Here is some additional information from various sources:  THE VERGE, NEW ATLAS, ASUS Website, and c/net.