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Asus introduces non-convertible Chromebook C425 powered by Intel Core m3-8100Y CPUs

The C425 is a more affordable C434 without the convertible bells and whistles. (Source: Amazon)
The C425 is a more affordable C434 without the convertible bells and whistles. (Source: Amazon)
The new Asus Chromebook C425 quietly made its way to retailers like Amazon. Unlike the C434 model that comes with a 360-degree touchscreen, the C425 offers only a 180-degree FHD display, but it does retain all the other hardware specs, including the Intel Core m3-8100Y CPU with integrated HD Graphics 615 GPU, 8 GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 64 GB eMMC storage.
Bogdan Solca,

If the Chromebook C434 2-in-1 seems a bit too expensive for your tastes, Asus is now offering a more affordable C425 version that does away with the convertible aspect. The less sophisticated C425 is also a tad thinner and lighter, but offers the same performance since it is powered by the same m3-8100Y dual-core CPU from Intel.

Unlike the C434, however, the new C425 has only one configuration that includes 8 GB RAM of LPDDR3 RAM and 64 GB of eMMC storage. The chassis itself has similar dimensions to other 13-inch models, but, thanks to the 4-way NanoEdge Display, this model comes with a 14-inch FHD display that has a 180-degree hinge. Other features include:

  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 615 GPU
  • Backlit keyboard with 1.4 mm travel distance + large 6-inch trackpad
  • 2x USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 + 1x USB-A 3.1 Gen 1 ports
  • microSD card reader
  • Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0
  • 2.87 lbs weight
  • 1 year free 100 GB Google storage

Amazon has the Asus Chromebook C425 in stock for US$499, while the C434 convertible with 4 GB RAM is currently discounted for US$530, and the 8 GB version is available for US$560. The difference is certainly not that big, yet, in case you are looking for a more substantial price cut, the Holidays shopping season is right around the corner, and prices for the C425 model may drop below US$450.

Thin and light profile (Source: Amazon)
Thin and light profile (Source: Amazon)
Backlit keyboard with large 6-inch trackpad (Source: Amazon)
Backlit keyboard with large 6-inch trackpad (Source: Amazon)
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Bogdan Solca, 2019-09- 3 (Update: 2019-09- 3)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.