Discounted to $329.99, the Asus Chromebook C425 is a steal of a deal

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.

Asus Chromebook C425

Here’s a rundown of the specs:

CPUIntel Core m3-8100Y
GPUIntel HD 615 Graphics
Display14″, 1920 x 1080 resolution
3:2 aspect ratio, 45% NTSC color gamut
Memory8 GB
Storage64 GB, eMMC plus
a microSD card slot
Connectivity802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0
InputBacklit keyboard and
6″ multitouch trackpad
PortsTwo USB Type-C, one USB Type-A
audio jack
Battery48 WHr, claimed 12-hour run time
Chrome OS
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.

5 thoughts on “Discounted to $329.99, the Asus Chromebook C425 is a steal of a deal

  • December 21, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    As always, great post on an excellent deal! At this price, I would choose/recommend Walmart’s version of the Asus 715. It arguably has a better and larger touchscreen as well as better build quality. For many users who are not developers or doing the kind of serious work that Kevin does, the 8th gen i3 combined with 4gb of RAM really is fine and scores roughly the same on many standard performance tests as the Pixelbook 7th gen i5 with 8gb of RAM.

    • December 22, 2019 at 10:06 am

      The C425 from the Walmart link (for $279) is also NOT a touch screen

  • December 21, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    For people who need to spend less, that 4gb one looks good as do all of these. When comparing, one positive trade off with the C425 is lower weight, and on one version, more RAM. The negative trade off is lower build quality and less good display (in addition to, as Kevin helpfully pointed out, no touchscreen). The Acer 715 is heavier and has 4gb of RAM (though would still be my choice for reasons given in my other comment). Thanks again Kevin for this post.

  • December 22, 2019 at 12:21 am

    I have been using 425 for a while and love it. I however have to warn the readers that lack of touch screen means many Android apps won’t even install (notably, Kindle).


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