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Chromebook Flip CX5: ASUS raises the Chrome OS platform

Chromebook Flip CX5 is a new convertible that has been introduced by ASUS in Las Vegas . Updated with the 12th generation Intel Alder Lake mobile processors, it represents another level leap for Google’s platform on PCs, on the same level as those running Windows operating systems.

The Chromebook Flip CX5 is based on a 16-inch multi-touch screen . A size that is imposing itself by offering the display capacity of the 17-inch models in a footprint similar to the 15-inch ones with dimensions of 358.2 x 261.6 x 18.95 mm. This is helped by the 3-sided NanoEdge design offering an 87% screen-to-body ratio and a slim bezel of just 4.66mm. Its panel is a IPS with native WUXGA resolution (1920 x 1200 pixels) and 16:10 aspect ratio, very suitable for working with it.

As a good convertible, it has a special hinge that ASUS calls ErgoLift of 360 degrees , which allows the screen to be flipped into any position according to the use requirement, from laptop to tablet, going through the modes. of presentations. In laptop mode, this ErgoLift design automatically tilts the keyboard 2.3 degrees when the convertible is opened, allowing users to type more comfortably and increasing the ventilation space under the chassis to improve heat dissipation.

Chromebook Flip CX5

The lid of this ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5 is made of mineral gray aluminum alloy with an anodizing coating, which provides a refined aesthetic and a stylish, professional look. The design also embraces sustainability, incorporating recycled materials to make it more environmentally friendly. Notably, it has been tested to meet the stringent standards of the MIL-STD-810H military type certification.

Inside it shine the new twelfth generation Intel processors, Alder Lake, with the possibility to choose between Core i3, Core i5 or the Core i7-1255U . As an option, for professional convertible use, ASUS offers vPro processors that include hardware management and security, and optimization of workflows in the cloud.

It can equip up to 16 Gbytes of RAM memory LPDDR4X 4266 MHz, while for internal storage it offers solid state drives M.2 NVMe PCIe of 512 Gbytes. Its connectivity is also updated with Wi-Fi 6E, which along with ASUS WiFi Master technology provides faster and seamless wireless transmission performance for users.

Chromebook Flip CX5: ASUS raises the Chrome OS platform

ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5, specifications

Screen 16-inch multi-touch IPS
Resolution WUXGA (1920 x 1200) with 16:10 ratio
CPU Intel Core i7-1255U
Intel Core i5-1235U
Intel Core i3-1215U
vPro versions
GPU Intel Iris X – Intel UHD
RAM memory Up to 16 GB LPDDR4X 4266 MHz
Storage 512 GB NVMe SSD
Connectivity Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, USB ports, Thunderbolt, HDMI
Various FHD Webcam
Battery 57 Wh lithium polymers
Dimensions 358.2x 261.6 x 18.95 mm
Operating Systems Chrome OS

ASUS has added a quality keyboard to this convertible. Backlit and spill resistant, it features a physical numeric keypad, 19.05mm full-size key pitch, and 1.4mm key travel. The audio system has also been enhanced with four speakers tuned by the specialists at Harman Kardon, which should translate into quality sound for entertainment tasks.

It has a good collection of ports , two USB 3.2 Type-C, two Thunderbolt 4.0, one USB 3.2 Type-A, HDMI 2.0 output, microSD memory card reader and a 3-jack , 5mm for microphone and speakers. It also includes an FHD resolution webcam and a retractable cover designed to protect user privacy when not in use. Its battery is made of 57 Wh lithium polymers, a good capacity that, together with the efficiency of the new Alder Lake, should provide autonomy for a full working day, around 10 hours according to the manufacturer.

Chromebook Flip CX5

Pre-installs the latest available version of Chrome OS and its latest enhancements with the new hardware-accelerated graphical environment “Aura”, Android applications from Google Play, Linux applications and Stadia game booster . It also includes Google Workspace, Google productivity apps like Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Meet, etc. Getting started is as simple as authenticating with a Google account and quickly syncing data and settings between devices, as well as offering automatic updates and built-in virus protection.

ASUS Price or availability has not been provided, but this Chromebook Flip CX5 , one of the most advanced convertibles for the Google platform, looks very good.

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