Asus will soon launch its first 15-inch ChromebookOctober 23, 2018
Asus has made a new Chromebook with a 15.6-inch display, the biggest it’s ever gone for a Chrome OS notebook, according to ChromeUnboxed. Besides the new display size, the rest of the upcoming Chromebook C523’s specs sound similar to the company’s previous efforts.
The 15.6-inch anti-glare display has a resolution of 1920 x 1080; Asus will also optionally offer a version with a touchscreen. The “NanoEdge design” allows for slimmed-down side bezels, though the top and bottom bezels are still fairly substantial. It’s got a 180 degree hinge so that it can be laid flat down if needed. The Chromebook C523 is powered by an Intel Celeron dual-core processor or an Intel Pentium quad-core processor, depending on which configuration you choose. The same goes for RAM, which comes in either 4GB or 8GB configurations. As for ports, it includes an SD card slot, headphone jack, and four USB ports (two Type-A USB 3.1 / two Type-C USB 3.0). There’s an HD webcam and support for Bluetooth 4.0. The Chromebook weighs 3.2 pounds and promises up to 10 hours of battery life.
With the new size, Asus could be going after Lenovo or Acer, two companies that already make larger Chromebooks. Pricing and availability info hasn’t been released yet, but we’ve reached out to Asus for more details.