Asus Chromebook Flip CX3 first impressions: $979 for a power-sipping Core i7 and loaded internals packed in plastic

Just in time for the holiday weekend, “Santa” dropped the $979 Asus Chromebook Flip CX3 on my doorstep and I have some first impressions. The price is steep but the internals may be worth it, particularly that fanless, power-sipping Intel Core i7.

Did you miss the new Asus fanless Chromebox with 10th-gen Intel chips at CES 2021? (I did.)

If I hadn’t just built a Windows gaming PC last summer, I’d consider this new Asus Fanless Chromebox that was quietly announced at CES 2021. A locked VESA mount solution and 10th-gen Intel chips are in every configuration.

Asus makes the biggest CES 2021 splash with three new Chromebooks: CM5, CX9, and Flip C536

Asus held its CES 2021 news back until the final day of the show, announcing a trio of new Chromebooks. Two are large 15.6-inch clamshells, while one is a 14-inch convertible. You can choose between Intel 11th gen chips among two while an AMD Ryzen powers another.

Asus Chromebox 4 launches with 10th-gen Intel Core processors, WiFi 6

Asus will start to sell its Chromebox 4 with 10th-gen Intel processors and WiFi 6 next month. The base model is $289 for a Celeron; pricing goes up from there based on choice of CPU, memory and storage options, which include faster SSD this time around.

Dell’s Project Athena Chromebooks for enterprise offer LTE and up to 21 hours of battery life

Following up on last year’s Latitude Chromebooks for work, the new Dell Latitude 7410 Enterprise Chromebook is available with LTE, fast NVMe storage and up to 21 hours of battery life. Might this, along with Windows 10 in a VM sway some business customers to Chromebook?

You can now customize and buy the Project Athena-based HP Pro C640 Chromebook Enterprise

Announced in May, the HP Pro C640 Chromebook Enterprise is available for customization and orders. This Project Athena Chromebook starts around $555 but you can spend well over $1,100 if you want a Core i7 and 16 GB of RAM.

Official Asus Chromebook Flip C436 promo video confirms Asus USI pen

The Asus Chromebook Flip C436 has a new promo video and while I thought we saw all there was to see about this 2-in-1 at CES, this video confirms and shows the optional Asus USI pen.

You can now buy the $1,399 Pixelbook Go with i7 and 4K display. Should you?

You can finally order the fourth configuration of the Pixelbook Go with Intel Core i7 processor, 16 GB of memory, 256 GB of storage and 16:9 4K display. I can think of only two use cases where this is worth the $1,399.

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