Official Asus Chromebook Flip C436 promo video confirms Asus USI pen

Chrome Unboxed got a good find today, reporting on an official Asus Chromebook Flip C436 promo video. I didn’t expect to see anything new in the video, considering I thought we got all of the details on this upcoming 2-in-1 at CES back in January.

And for the most part, I was right. For the most part…

Here’s the video so you can see the Asus Chromebook Flip C436 in practically any angle, along with a specific mention of the Asus-branded USI, or Universal Stylus Initiative, pen that I reported on last month.

It’s around the 18 second mark where the Asus USI pen is highlighted, although you can see it in other scenes as well.

The pen will we an optional accessory sold separately and could arrive to market after the Asus Chromebook Flip C436, based on the disclaimer in the video.

Keep in mind that the official Asus pen for this 2-in-1 will magnetically attach to the microSD card slot. If you leave a memory card in your Chromebook, this won’t be ideal.

Asus USI pen and Chromebook Flip C436

If you need a refresher on the hardware specifications for the Asus Chromebook Flip C436, which is expected to start at $799, here’s the rundown:

CPUUp to Intel Core i7-10510U Processor
GPUIntel UHD Graphics
Display14-inch 16:10 1080p touchscreen,
USI stylus support, 100% sRGG color gamut
Memory8 / 16 GB DDR3
StorageUp to 512 GB M.2, microSD card
for expansion
ConnectivityDual-band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax),
Bluetooth 5.0
InputBacklit keyboard, multitouch
trackpad, integrated quad-mic array,
Ports2 USB Type-C (3.2), combination
microphone / headphone jack
Battery42 WHr, claimed run-time
of 12 hours
Weight2.4 pounds
SoftwareChrome OS automatic update
expiration date: TBD

About the author

Kevin C. Tofel has covered technology since 2004. He's used ChromeOS since Google debuted the CR-48 in 2010, reviewing dozens of Chromebooks since then. He worked for Google's Chrome Enterprise team from 2016 to 2017, supporting the launch of Android app support. In his free time, he uses Chromebooks to learn software engineering at Launch School. In 2019, Kevin joined the CS Curriculum Committee at his local community college.

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2 thoughts on “Official Asus Chromebook Flip C436 promo video confirms Asus USI pen

  1. I purchased the ASUS c436 i3 and learned that touch screen doesn’t function well in tent, tablet or reversed tent with keyboard on table. When you touch the screen with your finger it doesn’t respond.

    The only time it responds is when you are physically holding the laptop on lap or in hands. Can you confirm this is an issue? I returned the i3 version and purchased the i5 in hopes it was a defect in hardware.

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