The new Asus Chromebook Flip C434 was unveiled at the CES which was held last month but it was only last week the FCC certified it and now it’s ready to be launched in the market. However, it will not be instantly available in the market and Google announced that the new Chromebook may finally be available sometime in March.
The photos for the FCC certified device are not available on the official FCC site. However, there is a manual available on the website. There is no point in trying to decipher what the actual device would be like from the manual as the details which the manual is providing is a generic one. But there are drawings of the device available which shows the necessary ports and buttons for power and volume control. These drawings of an unnamed device match exactly with the description of the new Chromebook Flip.
The new Chromebook Flip will be powered by Intel Core M3-8100Y, 2C/4T, 1.1GHz (4MB cache, up to 3.4GHz), Intel Core i5-8200Y, 2C/4T, 1.3GHz (4MB cache, up to 3.9GHz) and Intel Core i7-8500Y, 2C/4T, 1.5GHz (4MB cache, up to 4.2GHz). The Asus Chromebook Flip 434 will feature a 14” LED-backlit IPS NanoEdge display which will offer a resolution of 1920×1080 and will come with a 5 mm bezels and a 360-degree hinge.
It will offer up to 8GB LPDDR3 and 128GB eMMC. It also houses a MicroSD card reader, 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, two USB Type-C ports, one USB Type-A port. The Chromebook Flip will give 48 WHr battery time which sounds like pretty good battery life, however, there is no estimated run-time available yet. In terms of its weight, it weighs only 3.2 pounds. Asus has not revealed the exact price of the Chromebook yet but according to Android Police, “Asus expects the launch the Chromebook Flip C434 starting around $569. Asus says there might just be one SKU in the US at first, most likely the Core i5. Core M3 and Core i7 versions will also be out there.”