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The Asus Chromebook C223 and C423 join yesterday's C523

Asus Chromebook C223 in red (Source: Asus)
Asus Chromebook C223 (Source: Asus)
With prices starting at just US$229, the Asus Chromebook C223 and C423 both use the Intel Celeron N3350 processor and feature USB Type-C connectivity, dual-band WiFi, a microSD slot, 4 GB of memory, and 32 GB eMMC internal storage. The 11.6-inch C223 is one of the thinnest Chromebooks on the market, but lacks a touchscreen option.

Yesterday, we talked about the Asus Chromebook C523, which had an official product page already but no price and availability details. Now, two more Chrome OS-driven portables have just been unveiled by Asus, namely the C223 and C423. The good news is that all three come for sub-US$300 prices and those interested can already purchase them.

The Asus Chromebook C223 is a 2.2-pound, 11.6-inch machine that is actually smaller than a sheet of A4 paper. Obviously, it is also one of the thinnest Chromebooks on the market, with a thickness of less than 0.68-inch. The color choices are gray, red, and blue.

The larger Chromebook C423 comes with a 14-inch display (touchscreen option also available), two USB Type-C ports (the C223 only has one), and — obviously — an increased weight and more generous dimensions overall, although it is slightly thinner than the C223.

The list of common specs and features includes a display resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels, the Intel Celeron N3350 processor (it looks like the Intel Pentium N4200 option is not available yet), two USB 3.1 Type-A ports, a HD webcam, a full-size chiclet keyboard, and a 38 Wh Lithium-polymer battery that promises to deliver up to 10 hours of autonomy on a single charge.

In the US, the Chromebook C223 can be acquired for US$229 from the Asus Store, Abt, Adorama, Amazon, Best Buy, and Newegg. The C423 and C523 come for the same price of US$269, but can be found in fewer locations. The C523 is only available via Amazon and B&H, while the C423 should be up for purchase on the Asus Store, Abt, Adorama, and Amazon.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-10-24 (Update: 2018-10-24)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.