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Asus announces midrange Chromebook with 14-inch touchscreen

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Asus quietly announced a new 14-inch Chromebook today, the C423. There’s no pricing information yet, but it’s a midrange Chromebook that comes in two variations: a non-touchscreen one that’s powered by an Intel Celeron processor, and one with a 1080p touchscreen display that’s powered by a Pentium N4200.

The company claims this model is the first of its Chromebooks to feature a “NanoEdge design,” which means it’s got some pretty thin 5.8mm bezels. The 180-degree hinge lets the Chromebook lay flat, and it’s been “subjected to a grueling 20,000-cycle open-and-close test to ensure long-term reliability,” the marketing materials say.

The battery should last around 10 hours, and the device thankfully charges through a USB-C port. The C423 also features USB 3.1 ports, and a microSD slot. At 16.1mm thickness in an aluminum-finished body, it’s just a hair thicker than HP’s new Chromebook x360 14, which was also announced today.