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ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 Review

ASUS ChromebookFlipC436 Review
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The Asus Flip C434 is one of the best Chromebooks that was reviewed in the previous year. Asus renewed its principal convertible at CES 2020 in January and improved things to a certain degree. The company stated that the Chromebook Flip C436 is a noticeable improvement over its predecessor, and actually shouldn’t be compared to the previous model. The C436 moves to the premiere segment for Chromebooks within the $800 range. The outcome? An appealing, robust machine that may likely give Samsung and Google a run for their money.

ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 Design

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The Chromebook Flip C436 is an attractive laptop, and a few things are extraordinary about its design. Let’s talk about the white lid first. The ivory lid contrasts flawlessly with the chrome Asus logo and silver hinges to give the Chromebook a cool and neat appearance. 

The hinge is also well- detailed. Accurate stippling covers the slender rectangular surface, and a narrow hexagonal cut-out adds a top-notch element.

The wedged front edges allow the lid to be open easily. The Chromebook Flip C436 is a 2-in-1 laptop. This simply means you can change it either into a tablet or set it in tent mode for viewing. The hinges felt firm, so there was no issue flipping the screen around. Speaking of the quality, the magnesium alloy chassis feels solid, if not as premium as aluminium. The Flip C436 also possesses a narrow display bezel although we’ve seen many slimmer ones.

Chromebook Flip C436 is also portable. The dimensions make it one of the elegant 14-inch laptops that have been tested. It’s not much bigger than the 13-inch Google Pixelbook Go. Also, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is expectedly smaller. The Flip C436 is slimmer and lighter than its predecessor, the Chromebook Flip C434.

The Asus Chromebook Flip C436 has lots of attractiveness and pleasing effects, with a beautiful 1920 x 1080 pixel, 14-inch display: due to its thin bezels, it looks the part. Being a Flip device, the display folds all the way round, and the hinge feels strong and safe.

The magnesium-aluminium alloy chassis provides a premium feel, and we can’t blame the durable construction. Irrespective of what position you have the Flip C436 in, it feels firm and robust, even though it’s slimmer and lighter than its predecessors.

ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 Features

Design

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It has a mixture of old and new designs. It comes in two colours Transparent Silver and Aerogel White.

The brilliant Aerogel White is a fresh new take on the classic white hue. And the colour changes subtly as your viewpoint changes, ranging from traditional white to different shades of blue, purple, red, and pink.

Transparent Silver provides the ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 with a futuristic-looking neutral finish that’s refreshing and understated.

Performance

The 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor makes it an extremely powerful Chromebook. Coupled with the full power of G Suite and other productivity apps from the Google Play store, ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 allows you to get through any task quickly. 

It can also run for up to 12 hours on a single charge, so you can work or play all through the day. It possesses up to 16GB RAM and about 512GB M.2 SSD.

Sound

ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 has a brilliant sound quality. Its innovative omnidirectional speakers project sound towards you for extra immersive audio, whichever flip mode the laptop’s in. 

Four high-quality stereo speakers with enormous resonant chambers create high-fidelity audio and provide surround-sound effects. ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 delivers a crisp and powerful sound for both music and videos.

It possesses a Quad-speaker design, an upward-facing soundbar, and the sound is by Harman/Kardon certificated.

Stylish and ergonomic

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Even with the sleek looks, comfort and ergonomics are significant with the ASUS Chromebook Flip C436.

It possesses an All-metal design and a Dual-tapered edge.

Mobility

Asus Chromebook Flip C436’s NanoEdge display design gives it a smaller footprint than your expectations. You get all the benefits of a 14-inch FHD display in a 13-inch chassis.

It is a 13” laptop with a 14” display, 13” chassis compact design, 13.7mm thin and 1.1kg light.

Nanoedge Display

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It was designed to give you an unbounded, the new four-sided NanoEdge display is impressive: it enables any visuals to be more immersive, with little distraction for your eyes.

The ultraslim bezels are 4.9mm thin1 at the sides for a near-borderless experience, and the crisp, clear, high-resolution screen gives you an attractive creative workplace.

It possesses a 14” FHD display, 85% screen-to-body ratio, Four-sided NanoEdge design, 100% sRGB and a 178° wide-view technology.

Ergolift Hinge

Chromebook Flip C436’s versatile 360° ErgoLift hinge offers a smooth and pleasant action that securely holds the display at all angles. 

It lifts and tilts the keyboard into the accurate typing position. It also assists in improving the powerful audio by creating additional space below the laptop.

Connectivity

Two full-function reversible Type-C ports make it easy for you to charge your ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 or connect it to peripherals. Or if you desire extra onscreen space, hook it up to an external display, for maximum comfortability and compatibility.

It also has a MicroSD slot to make it easy to add extra storage and a 1 x audio jack.

Keyboard

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Regardless of its compact dimensions, ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 possesses a full‑size backlit keyboard that brags off a 1.2 mm of essential travel to make typing more comfortable and precise. A fingerprint sensor is added into the keyboard, so instead of typing your password to unlock your Chromebook, you give it a single touch.

Also, its cleverly‑engineered touchpad includes palm‑rejection technology and multitouch gesture support for smooth and precise control.

Stylus

It supports the latest Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) 1.0 standard to provide you with a natural-feeling active stylus experience so you can be more creative by drafting notes or sketch.

Wi-Fi

With faster-than-wired speeds of about 2.4Gbps3, the Wi-Fi 6 in ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 allows you to enjoy uninterrupted streaming of FHD online videos and the transfer of big creative files within a short time. 

It has about 3X faster than Wi-Fi 53, 4X network capacity3, and about 75% lower latency.

CHROME OS

The ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 is your entrance to the best of Google, either for work or play. 

ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 Specs

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ASUS Chromebook Flip C436FA

Colour: 

  • Aerogel White
  • Transparent Silver

Operating System: Chrome OS

Processor:

  • Intel Core i7-10510U processor, 1.8GHz quad-core with Turbo Boost (up to 4.9GHz) and 8MB cache
  • Intel Core i5-10210U processor, 1.6GHz quad-core with Turbo Boost (up to 4.2GHz) and 6MB cache
  • Intel Core i3-10110U processor, 2.1GHz dual-core with Turbo Boost (up to 4.1GHz) and 6MB cache

Graphics: 

  • Integrated Intel UHD Graphics

Display:

  • 14” LED-backlit Full HD (1920 x 1080) 16:9 display
  • Four-way NanoEdge display with 85% screen-to-body ratio
  • 4.9mm-thin side bezel and 7mm bottom bezel1
  • Wide 100% sRGB color gamut
  • IPS-level wide-view technology

Memory: 

  • 16GB / 8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3

Storage:

  • 512GB / 256GB / 128GB PCIe® NVMe 3.0x 2 M.2 SSD
  • Google One 100GB (1-year subscription)

Interfaces:

  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C ports
  • (Up to 5Gbps, supporting display and power delivery)
  • 1 x Audio combo jack
  • 1 x MicroSD card slot

Keyboard and Touchpad: 

Keyboard

  • Full-size backlit with 1.2mm key travel
  • Integrated fingerprint sensor

Touchpad

  • Intelligent palm-rejection
  • Precision touchpad technology supports multi-gestures

Audio:

  • An omnidirectional quad-speakers system with surround-sound for maximum audio performance
  • Long-travel voice coils for improved low-frequency response
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Certified by Harman Kardon
  • Array microphone with Google Assistant voice-recognition support

Camera: 

  • HD camera
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Wireless Connectivity:

  • Wi-Fi

Intel Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)

  • Bluetooth®

Bluetooth V5.0

Battery and Power:

  • Up to 12 hours battery life3
  • 42Wh 3-cells lithium-polymer battery
  • 45W power adapter
  • Plug Type: Type-C
  • (Output: 15V DC, 45W)
  • (Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz universal)

Weight and Dimensions:

  • Weight4: 1.1kg (2.42 pounds)
  • Width: 31.95cm (12.57 inches)
  • Height: 1.37cm (0.53 inches)
  • Depth: 20.53cm (8.08 inches)

Other things in the Box: 

  • ASUS Chromebook Flip C436
  • USB-C™ power adaptor (45W)

Notes

  1. Specifications may vary by country and region.
  2.  Weight may vary according to product specifications.
  3.  Battery life varies depending on usage type and conditions.

Concluding Remark

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The Asus Chromebook Flip C436F is an extremely powerful and feature-rich Chromebook enclosed in an attractive premium package that’s somewhat cheaper than its competitors. It has its share of faults that may be difficult to overlook as they do affect user experience. Ordinarily, that would have made our entire impression of a device less favourable. Nevertheless, you only have to look at its excellent performance and its high-quality features such as the keyboard, the fingerprint sensor, and Wi-Fi 6 support to be aware that you’ve got a pretty pleasant deal here.

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