ASUS Chromebook CX1 with 11.6-inch display, military-grade durability launched in India at an introductory price of Rs. 18990

ASUS just launched the Chromebook CX1 (CX1101), the company’s latest Chromebook in India, after it teased it last week. It has an 11.6-inch anti-glare HD display, comes with a spill-resistant keyboard with a 1.5 mm key travel, and has a 180° lay-flat hinge that allows it to be fully opened and laid completely flat on a desk or table.

With structural reinforcements to boost chassis strength, ASUS Chromebook CX1 is solidly built and provides durability for all your travels and meets industry-leading MIL-STD 810H US military tests. Additionally, the device undergoes stringent in-house testing — including panel-pressure, shock and drop tests — for ensuring maximal toughness, so you don’t have to worry about everyday knocks and bumps, says the company.

The Chromebook is powered by a Quad-Core Intel Celeron N4020 Processor compared to Intel Celeron N3350 processor in its budget models, and promises up to 13 hours of battery life on a single charge.

ASUS Chromebook CX1 specifications

  • 11.6″ (1366 x 768 pixels) HD LED Backlit Anti-glare touch display with 220 nits Brightness, 45% NTSC Color Gamut, 67% Screen to Body Ratio
  • Intel Celeron N4120 Processor 1.1 GHz (4M Cache, up to 2.6 GHz, 4 cores) with Intel UHD Graphics 600
  • 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, 64GB eMMC storage
  • Chrome OS
  • Full-size, ergonomic spill-resistant keyboard with 1.5 mm key travel
  • 720p HD camera
  • Combined headphone / microphone jack, Built-in Dual Speakers
  • Dimensions: 291.6 x 200.9 x 1.95mm; Weight: 1.24kg
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi 5(802.11ac), Bluetooth 5.1, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C (support display / power delivery, Micro SD card reader
  • 42wh 3S1P, 3-cell Li-ion Battery with up to 13 hours of battery-life

The ASUS Chromebook CX1 comes in Transparent Silver colour, and will be available at a special launch price of Rs. 18,990 (15th to 21st December 2021.) from Flipkart starting from December 15th. After the offer, it will cost Rs. 19,999.

Users can also avail 10% instant discount with SBI Bank cards and EMI transactions among no-cost EMI (for 6 months).

Commenting on the new Chromebook launch, Leon Yu, Regional Director, India and South Asia, ASUS said:

We are thrilled to launch another variant of the ASUS Chromebook, which is an ideal mix of power and productivity. With the rapidly evolving education and enterprise market in the country, it is imperative that we support consumers with the right tools and technology for remote working and hybrid learning environments. Looking at the outstanding response received for ASUS Chromebook, the new variant CX1101 is designed to empower on-the-go lifestyles, with solid features and durability for all your travel requirements.

Dinesh Sharma, Business Head, Commercial PC and Smartphone, System Business Group, ASUS India said:

The Chromebook category in India is at the cusp of exponential growth as consumers embrace remote working and learning. We are excited to introduce a powerful, very sturdy, yet trendy and portable ASUS Chromebook CX1101 for work, learning, or entertainment to cater to the evolving needs of the consumer. With multitasking and enhanced performance, we look forward to giving the consumers an ideal device for their everyday needs.

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