Taiwanese tech major ASUS has brought an affordable 11.6-inch Chromebook CX1101 to India, designed to boost everyday productivity with military-grade rugged reliability.
The ASUS Chromebook CX1 is ultra-compact and ultraportable weighs 1.24kg, and measures 291.6 x 200.9 x 1.95mm.
It has a plastic body and comes with metal reinforced hinges.
The laptop has a huge bezel around the display with ASUS branding below the display and an HD webcam.
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The machine comes with MIL-STD-810H military-grade durability. The company says that it has been torture-tested to pass stringent, industry-leading ASUS quality tests that exceed even the military standards.
In terms of ports, the right side has a USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port with a charging indicator next to it, a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port, and a Kensington lock slot.
On the left side is a USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port, a microSD slot that accepts cards up to 2TB, and a 3.5mm combo audio jack.
Both USB-C ports support fast charging.
The Chromebook is equipped with an HD (1,336×786 pixels) anti-glare LCD display, which covers 45 percent of the NTSC color gamut. The laptop offers superior detail and clear color with the HD resolution display, plus an Anti-glare display for day-long computing.
It is powered by the dual-core Intel Celeron N4020 processor, along with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage. Asus Chromebook CX1101 runs on Google’s ChromeOS. The laptop handles multitasking smoothly.
It has a simple UI. Chrome OS features the Google Play store support, which supports thousands of apps you might already be familiar with.
Google’s Chrome OS now has Linux support, a feature that lets you use or even develop Linux-based software using your Chromebook.
The Chromebook also features a keyboard with a 1.5mm key travel for great comfort and accurate feedback even if you’re on it all day long and sports spill-protection along with a 10mn keystroke life span.
The laptop features a large touchpad that can intelligently recognize accidental palm contact during typing. The touchpad also supports multi-touch gestures.
The laptop is equipped with a 3-cell 42Whr battery which the company says can last for up to 13 hours, and it comes with 45W charging support over USB-Type C.
Conclusion: Overall, the ASUS Chromebook CX1 (CX1101) is the best compact Chromebook for Rs 19,999.
With speedy performance, robust security, and convenient features, the laptop is good for students and those who need simple computing on the go.
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