Designed to boost productiveness on the go, the Chromebook CX1 series is the most recent line of laptops from Asus. Promising a light-weight and ultraportable design with military-grade sturdiness, these Chromebooks are meant function your journey companion.
That includes the CX1100, CX1400 and CX1500 fashions, the CX1 collection guarantees immersive visuals packed inside a trendy physique. They’re powered by quad-core Intel Celeron processors and sport 4GB of RAM and as much as 64GB of eMMC storage. The processor being budget-friendly is a significant factor in protecting the value of the gadget reasonably priced — simply don’t count on them to hurry alongside fairly as quick as an Intel Core chip.
Being Chromebooks, additionally they characteristic all kinds of Android apps on the Google Play Retailer, although they don’t characteristic touchscreens. Asus additionally sells the Asus Chromebook Flip CX1100, a convertible 2-in-1 model of this similar laptop computer.
The CX1100 boasts an 11.6-inch display screen and weighs 2.65 kilos, the CX1400 incorporates a 14-inch show and is 3.2 kilos, and CX1500 has a 15.6-inch panel and is 3.84 kilos.
Their portability is enhanced by a seemingly robust chassis. Asus has made a number of structural reinforcements and every mannequin is strong sufficient to endure harsh circumstances. Having gone by industry-leading MIL-STD 810H U.S. army assessments, the units are mentioned to be resistant towards panel stress, shock, and drops. The assessments have additionally been redesigned to make sure higher sturdiness.
Nevertheless, and that is essential to notice, as robust because the physique is claimed to be, it’s an all-plastic chassis. Examine this with the aluminum Asus Chromebook Flip C436, one of many best Chromebooks of 2021, and you’ll seemingly be capable of inform the distinction.
The CX1400 and CX 1500 characteristic a slim-bezel design with excessive screen-to-body ratios. The CX1100 mannequin has a 70% screen-to-body ratio, whereas the CX1400 and CX1500 fashions ship a 77% ratio. What looks like a minor distinction in screen-to-body ratio is definitely rather a lot while you examine bezel dimension. A matte anti-glare coating on the show minimizes glare and reflections.
The lower-end HD (1366 x 768) LCD TN display screen, which is your solely choice on the CX1100, options brightness of as much as 250 nits. Upgrading to the 1080p mannequin within the CX1400CNA or CX1500CNA will enhance the sharpness of the visuals fairly a bit.
With Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2, the Chromebook CX1 collection’ connectivity is comparatively updated. Its 720p digital camera goals to cowl your digital camera wants as properly, although we’ll have to check the standard of the lens ourselves.
As for ports, the fashions characteristic a 3.5mm combo audio jack, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Sort-A ports, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Sort-C, and a Micro SD card reader. That is pretty beneficiant for a Chromebook. The units additionally include chiclet-style, spill-resistant keyboards with 1.5mm of journey.
The Asus Chromebook CX1100 is now obtainable for $229. The CX1400 and CX1500 will arrive later this month.