Chinese consumer electronics manufacturing company Asus has introduced a new Chromebook that becomes the first device in its range to feature a 15-inch display screen. Called Asus C523, it is the first 15-inch Chromebook laptop from the company and features a host of functionalities to challenge devices from other leading brands.
The new Asus C523 Chromebook is quite similar to other Chromebook devices launched by the company earlier like the 12-inch C223 model or the 14-inch C423 model. The Asus C523 Chromebook features a 15.6-inch display that supports full HD resolution and comes with an optical touchscreen and battery backup of up to 10 hours on a single charge cycle. It has a thickness of just 15.6mm and weighs 3.2 lbs.
As far as the processor is concerned, no information is currently available as the listing on the official company page does not reveal any internal specifications. It just mentions that the C523 Chromebook will run on Windows 10 Premium. What is interesting to note is that Windows 10 Premium doesn’t exist so we will have to wait for some more days to know the exact specifications and operating system of the new device.
Talking about the availability, Asus has confirmed that the C523 Chromebook will hit the markets, at least in the UK early next year.
Meanwhile, Samsung is currently reported to be working on a new range of Windows laptops that may be named as “Notebook Flash”. The pricing details of the new range of laptops are still unknown although some reports have claimed that the laptops will be targeted to the high-end market and might see the light of the day in the first quarter of 2019.
The Samsung Notebook Flash lineup of laptops could become the successor to the Notebook 3 and Notebook 5 models launched in April this year. Both the laptops were powered by seventh and eighth generation Intel Core processor chips with DDR4 RAM and HDD-SSD storage options.