14 inch touchscreen Full HD 1920x1080 4-way NanoEdge display featuring ultra-narrow bezels (5mm thin) around each side of the display that allows for a 14 inch screen to fit in the body of a 13 inch laptop footprint
The Full HD display has a durable 360 degree hinge that can be used to flip the touchscreen display to tent, stand, and tablet mode
4GB LPDDR3 RAM; 64GB eMMC storage and 2x USB Type-C (Gen 1) and 1x USB Type-A (Gen 1) ports plus a backlit keyboard (*USB Transfer speed may vary. Learn more at ASUS website)
The lightweight (3 lbs) all-aluminum metal body makes the C434 both durable and beautiful for a timeless look that will never go out of style
Chromebook runs on Chrome OS - an operating system by Google that is built for the way we live today. It comes with built-in virus protection, updates automatically*, boots up in seconds and continues to stay fast over time
All the Google apps you know and love come standard on every Chromebook, which means you can edit, download, and convert Microsoft Office files in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides.
With the Google Play Store, you can access a rich library of apps, games, music, movies, TV, books, magazines, and more, all from your Chromebook
Chromebooks come with built-in storage for offline access to your most important files and a 12-month Google One trial that gives you additional storage across Gmail, Google Drive and Google Photos
Get Disney+ for 3 months. Incredible stories meet the power of Chromebook. From June 22, 2020 until September 30, 2020, Chromebook users get 3 months of Disney+ (new subscribers only). Then, just $6.99/month. Terms and conditions apply. Learn more: google.com/chromebook/disneyplus/ .
Powered by the Intel Core m3-8100Y Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.4 GHz) for super-fast and snappy performance. If you use a ton of tabs or run lots of apps, this has the power to get it all done with ease
I've waited 3 months for this beauty to become available after CES 2019.
I ordered it as soon as it became available. I wanted to compare it to my Pixelbook. (Twice the price or more). One could stay and one would have to go.
Update: after further testing and comparisons I did the PB and decided to keep the C434!
The C434 is a nice piece of hardware. The aluminum finish is excellent.
The screen is perfect compared to the Pixelbook, not bright and bright, but very close.
This is a large screen versus 3:4 on PB. It looks good, it's better for movies, it's a bit awkward to use as a tablet.
The keyboard is perfect. I call it a draw with PB.
The backlight on the keyboard is good, but in daylight it is better to turn it off as the letters on the keys are very difficult to read.
The Trackpad is smooth, again a tie.
The weight goes to the Pixelbook, which is about a pound lighter.
Storage is the PB nod, with 128 or 256 GB of internal storage, although Asus has a micro sd card slot. Chrome seems to cope more easily with internal storage than with an external card.
Sounds great for a laptop. Much better than PB.
Ports, both have 2 USB C's, but Asus adds a USB A 3.0. ASUS advantage.
It was a very close call, but I decided to keep PB for a while longer. I bet I'll order the Asus within the next year. Maybe with a bigger HD and a faster processor when available.
The Asus Flip 434 is my first venture into Chrome. This is my first laptop and my laptop. The main reason I bought this model is because I read reviews of the previous model of the Asus - Flip 302. He's always been very popular. I also have an Asus AIO desktop computer which is great. I'm not a power user by any stretch, but I think this model will offer plenty of bang for my intended use.I'm running a new nonprofit division of a national organization where all technologies are online and in the cloud. I don't particularly like using a laptop, so I've already bought an external monitor and BT Logitech keyboard. It's a huge difference for me. As for the Chromebook itself, I think it's a top-notch product in every respect. The structure is excellent and looks/feels/looks like a much more expensive product. Although there is only 4MB of ram, I think this will be enough for my use. I especially love the screen. It's bright and has a very thin frame. It just seems right.Perhaps you're asking why I bought a laptop when I didn't really like them. That's because sometimes I have to take him on the road or to a meeting. I will also use the flip screen from time to time to show charts, graphics, videos. etc.to potential donors. I will also use 434 flips on donors when I can connect them to a projection system. The photo above is my temporary installation yesterday to try out the new external monitor and keyboard. My BTW-KB is not a species native to Chrome. I also bought a cheap external 2TB hard drive. Plug and play is simple. I also wirelessly connected an HP xn pro printer. I have no problem setting it up. It's a snap to build connections and work great for both KB and mouse. As our office expands, I'll probably buy one or two Chromeboxes.
I guess Chrombooks and a Chrome box are very simple to use and work well. If you almost know how to surf the internet, you can use a Chromebook or box. The Asus 434 Flip is a very nice piece of equipment and I expect many years of service from it.
Love: harmony and ending are so beautiful. The fluted glossy edges are a nice touch without being too flashy. The feeling of the Keys is right - not too much or too little travel. The Trackpad is bigger than the original cover I loved. Good tracks. The touch screen is touch sensitive as well as switching to tablet mode. I really like that the hinges have different tensions, so the feet at the bottom of the screen go down first when using it in laptop mode, but it still turns into a completely flat tablet. I also like how the bottom of the keyboard narrows towards the edge, providing a more traditional tilt of the keyboard. I didn't see a slowdown when running multiple tabs up to 3 windows while opening at least two apps. I can confirm that you can charge the Chromebook with the same charger you use for newer Android phones (USB-C chargers), and you can even use a portable backup battery, although both are slowly charging. Still, a pinch is a good option.
Cons: the same keyboard tilt means it doesn't fold a full flush while in Table Mode, so there's a bit of flexibility, but that doesn't seem to be an issue. The MicroSD card slot is just a very shallow touch. Twice the microSD card was accidentally printed and tossed out. The texture on the Keys is slightly different from the texture on the body, which makes the dye look slightly different. It's extremely small, but I'd love to see a more consistent finish for the money.
Overall, I am very pleased with this product and will buy it again. The only real problem I see is the potential to lose a mircoSD card.
It's the first Chromebook I have and I'm really enjoying it so far. I chose the 8gb model to do some rehearsing in the future. First impressions after 1 Week:
1. Big size. The footprint is amazing given the screen size. I have a 15-inch laptop the same size. It's pretty thin and the keyboard isn't cramped at all.
2. Screen. Crisp, bright, frames are just amazing when you need them. The colors are incredible. I just like looking at this screen. It looks really great every time you open it.
3. Keyboard. The keys have some negatives, but the good thing is the travel and feeling of the keys. It's the best keyboard I've ever used on a laptop. Mostly I'm not giving those to this point of business. The backlight keys are great at night, but suffer during the day. More cons about it....
4. Performance. There are multiple tabs and no problems when the application is running. Again I bought the 8gb model to help with this.
5. Weight. There's no problem with the 3lb weight, but I haven't used it in tablet mode so far.
6. Build... Very nice build quality. It really feels like a world-class device in your hand. I'd love to see a glass trackpad but it feels pretty good. If you have more than $ 1,000 "professional" laptops you're used to, you might not like it. If you're coming from a $ 500 laptop, you'll probably love this pad. There's a nice solid click and it's not a "loose" feel. The hinges are solid with very little wiggle.
1. Backlight... during the day, and at the right angle, the keys become almost so blurry that you can't see which key is what. I wish they had redesigned the character cuts or changed the lighting so they stood out more during the day. At night, though, I love it because it's more of a contrast.
2. Touch Pad. It's by no means a terrible pad, it's just not the glass that will make this imo so much better.
3. No pen. I was hoping to be able to use a pen, but as far as I can tell so far, you can only use one of the general tipped pens that are out there.... if someone knows of a nice surface style pen that works with this, please let me know! If you go through the challenge of making a convertible laptop, it should also be compatible with a nice pen. Maybe I'm not aware of it yet.
Cons don't justify buying this chromebook Imo. If you need a mid-level Chromebook that improves build quality, style and performance, you can't go wrong here.
I waited a month to give my full review, taking a thourogh test in as many areas as I could think of.
It can change most of what you do in Windows
easy to use, just open and ready.
I go to 8 gb of RAM and it doesn't matter how many windows I open(I haven't checked Max, but 10-15 is no problem).
Every app I've downloaded has worked, but they claim not all will work.
I used the 256gb micro USB without any problems.
The Chromebook formats the cards into anything you want, but exfat seems to be the best for Chromebooks.
I have many linux apps but I don't need to change the installation mode.
I practice a lot of coding, and I was able to easily install NETBEANS and eclipse IDE using linux.
In Developer Mode, you can install the full version of Linux for side installation with chromeos, although not required.
For ease of entry and additional security, you can connect your phone and use it to unlock the Asus c434 as well as a PIN or password.
It works perfectly in both tent mode and tablet mode with and without manual rotation.
it seamlessly retrieves the external SSD and saves and loads items from the external drive faster than microSD.
The screen size is really nice on the c434, don't waste any space and it looks good.
The keyboard size is nice, easy to type and feels more natural than smaller Chromebooks.
Automatic rotation in Tablet mode doesn't seem to work when you have a connected bluetooth mouse, but you can rotate it manually.
When loading programs from the Sd card however this encoding remains, the external disk is still much faster than the main drive file as it is not smooth.
The Asus C434 doesn't have many plug-ins, such as cases, keyboard covers (only 1) and fingerprint scanners; however, your phone can act like your browser and is probably much more accurate.
Not all linux programs work without side-loading Linux; however, many check your programs first.
the camera is so missing, and grady.
the keyboard can be difficult to see, and often you need to adjust the backlight to correct it.