Considering the internal hardware of the Asus Chromebook C425 is nearly the same as the $649 Pixelbook Go, this limited-time sale for the Asus at $329.99 is a ridiculously good buy.
Even at the normal price of $379.99, you’re getting a lot of bang for your buck with this Chromebook.
There is one key feature lacking, however. The 14-inch 1080p display isn’t a touchscreen. So if that’s a must-have feature, you’ll need to look elsewhere. You can fold the display 180-degrees but this isn’t what I’d call a 2-in-1, especially without that touchscreen.
Here’s a rundown of the specs:
|CPU||Intel Core m3-8100Y|
|GPU||Intel HD 615 Graphics|
|Display||14″, 1920 x 1080 resolution|
3:2 aspect ratio, 45% NTSC color gamut
|Storage||64 GB, eMMC plus |
a microSD card slot
|Connectivity||802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0|
|Input||Backlit keyboard and|
6″ multitouch trackpad
|Ports||Two USB Type-C, one USB Type-A|
|Battery||48 WHr, claimed 12-hour run time|
|Support through June 2026|
At 2.8 pounds, this is also a pretty light 14-inch Chromebook.
If you’d prefer a touch display and want to stick with the Asus brand, you’ll have to step up to the Flip C434 for around $475 or so, which is a steep premium. And that model halves the memory by comparison: It only comes with 4 GB. To configure it with the same 8 GB as the C425, you’re looking at $500 or more.