Asus C523 is the new Chromebook from the Taiwanese company, which boasts a 15.6-inch display. News that, if it were about a Windows or Mac notebook, would not have the same importance. But we’re talking about a Chromebook and, for that category of products, alternatives with displays over 13 inches are currently scarce. Also, a new Acer Chromebook 15 was presented during the last IFA in Berlin, but the market offers little or nothing in this regard.
That’s why the news of the announcement of the new Chromebook C523 by Asus is so exciting. The range of Chromebooks from the Asian manufacturer is expanding, and the new model is in addition to the already released C223 and C423, equipped with a 12-inch screen and a 14-inch display, respectively.
The upcoming 15-inch Asus Chromebook would come out in 2019
The display used on the new Asus Chromebook, the C523, is a 15-inch IPS FullHD, able to rotate at 180 degrees, which is also a touchscreen for the more expensive versions of the new gadget. The C523’s body will only be 15.6-mm thick. As for the connectivity of the new 15-inch Chromebook by Asus, the device boasts two USB in standard format, most likely 3.0, at the least, two USB-C ports, one of which can also be used for charging, a 3.5-mm jack, and a micro SD card reader.
We don’t know if a version with mobile data connectivity will be available, but we can tell you that the Asus Chromebook C523 offers dual band 802.11ac WiFi. Unfortunately, the specifications available to us are still quite scarce because the page dedicated to the technical features on the official website doesn’t offer many details.
Additionally, the company also didn’t reveal anything precise on the release date and prices of the new 15-inch Asus Chromebook. They only stated that the gadget would come out in 2019, initially, for the North American market.
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