Asus Chromebook CX9 and the Chromebook Flip CX5 laptops have been announced at CES 2021. These laptops run on the latest 11th Generation Intel Core processor with Intel Iris X graphics. The Asus Chromebook CX9 (CX9400) will be available starting from Q2 this year in North America and the Asus Chromebook Flip CX5/C536 (CX5500) will be available starting from Q1 this year in North America. Pricing of both the Asus Chromebook CX9 and Chromebook Flip CX5 have not been announced yet.
The new Asus Chromebook CX9 has launched in a single Star Black colour option. It runs on Chrome OS and is powered with up to Intel Core i7-1185G7 processor paired with Intel Iris Xe Graphics. The laptop offers 16GB of RAM and up to 2TB of SSD storage. The Asus Chromebook CX9 features a 14-inch full-HD (1,920x1,080 pixels) LCD display with 16:9 aspect ratio.
Asus Chromebook CX9 has a 720p HD camera with privacy shutter, a backlit spill-resistant keyboard, and Harman Kardon-certified dual-speaker audio. Asus Chromebook CX9 is said to offer Titan C security and it will receive software updates every six weeks with latest protections. Asus Chromebook CX9 comes with a fingerprint sensor for password-free login. It is MIL-STD 810H certified. The laptop has up to 66Whr battery and ports include USB Type-A port, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, two USB Type-C ports, one HDMI 2.0 port, one mic combo, and a microSD card reader slot. It supports Wi-Fi 6 for connectivity.
The company also unveiled the Asus Chromebook Flip CX5/C536, and it comes in an Immersive White colour option and a 360 degree hinge for using in tent and tablet mode. Running on Chrome OS, the laptop features a 15.6-inch touchscreen full-HD (1,920x1,080 pixels) IPS LCD display with 250nits brightness and 81 percent screen-to- body ratio. It supports a stylus and is powered by up to Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor with Intel Iris Xe graphics. The laptop packs up to 16GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage.
Asus Chromebook Flip CX5/C536 features Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, Asus WiFi Stabilizer technology and dual Harman Kardon-certified speakers. It also supports Google Stadia, and the 57Whr battery in Chromebook Flip CX5/C536 claims to provide battery life of up to 11 hours. Ports include one USB Type-A port, two USB Type-C port, one HDMI 2.0 port, and one microSD card reader. There's a 720p HD camera on board with a privacy shutter. The laptop weighs 1.89kg.
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