Asus launches new Chromebook Flip CX5

I love Chromebooks, so versatile, and can do just about everything!  Asus, who has a long history of making some top notch equipment just announced two new Chromebooks, the CX9 and the CX5 - here's the CX5.

Launching ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5 (CX5400)

Versatile, elegant 14" laptop empowers modern work and entertainment

Fremont, California (July 20, 2021) — ASUS today launched the new ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5 (CX5400) laptop for empowering users with the best tools for modern work and entertainment. The high-powered performance of up to an 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor with Intel Iris® Xe graphics and ultrafast WiFi 6 are housed in an exquisite, thin and lightweight chassis with military-grade durability, providing users with the toughness to be productive from anywhere while showing off their style. Work and entertainment are further enhanced by a versatile design plus the intuitive feel of an included stylus and immersive visuals.
Elegant yet durable design
Featuring an exquisite exterior and weighing only 3.10 lb[i], ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5 combines style, mobility and durability. It features a precision-crafted all-aluminum chassis that is finished with precisely shaped corners and edges, giving it a clean, elegant look. Its refined aesthetic is perfect for users seeking on-the-go versatility combined with unparalleled design. For take-anywhere durability, ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5 offers structural reinforcements to boost chassis strength and meets next-level and industry-leading US MIL-STD 810H standards[ii], which are more rigorous and demanding than ever before. Additionally, the device undergoes stringent in-house testing — including panel-pressure, shock and drop tests — to ensure maximal toughness.

Versatile, intuitive user experiences
The precision-engineered 360° ErgoLift hinge on ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5 smoothly adjusts and secures the display at any angle. The hinge also lifts and tilts the keyboard into the perfect typing position when the display is rotated into laptop mode, creating extra space underneath the laptop that also functions to enhance the audio. An included USI stylus quickly and automatically charges when garaged — only 15 seconds of charging provides up to 45 minutes of use — keeping it ready and providing a safe place to store it. The intuitive movement of the stylus is a quick, precise way to unleash creativity and productivity.

Incredible performance and connectivity
Powered by the latest 11th Generation Intel Core i7 processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics and 16 GB of memory, ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5 delivers performance and responsiveness to empower users with incredible productivity. A spacious PCIe® SSD provides fast-access storage, and a robust battery enables up to 10 hours[iii] of use on a single charge for working or playing throughout the day, even when on the move. The power of these features is housed in a fanless design, ensuring high performance while staying incredibly noiseless. Whether playing a movie or doing graphics-intensive video editing, it maintains a quiet profile to ensure a serene work or play space.

The WiFi 6 in ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5 delivers faster-than-wired speeds of up to 2.4 Gbps[iv], letting users enjoy smooth streaming of FHD online videos and ultrafast large file transfers. Plus, two Thunderbolt™ 4 USB-C® ports support dual 4K display output, fast charging via USB-C Power Delivery and up to 40 Gbps data-transfer speeds for high-performance peripherals[v].
Stunning visuals for enhanced work or entertainment
ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5 delivers expansive visuals that facilitate productivity and bring out the best in games and movies. The four-sided NanoEdge display maximizes screen area with an 85%[vi] screen-to-body ratio, making viewing experiences more immersive. The Full HD panel also offers wide viewing angles and exceptional color reproduction for incredibly vivid, true-to-life imagery.
The best of Google
ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5 is the gateway to empowering modern work and entertainment with the very best of Google. Users can enjoy full access to Google Play[vii] and can ask Google to do the work to enjoy hands-free entertainment. Chrome OS on ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5 offers the full power of Google Workspace, including Google productivity apps such as Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Meet and more, allowing users to collaborate quickly and seamlessly stay in sync with favorite apps. ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5 purchasers will also get free access to a 12-month Google One[viii] membership with 100 GB of storage, so they can keep their files and photos stored safely in the cloud.
Automatic updates7 and built-in anti-virus protection seamlessly keep the device safe, secure and always up to date. The laptop is also built around the rock-solid security of a personal Google Account, so all private documents, emails, photos and confidential data are kept safe at all times.

[i] Weight may vary according to configuration.
[ii] ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5 series laptops undergo multiple laptop quality tests but are not subject to all MIL-STD 810H tests.
[iii] Based on Chromium OS power Load Test. The 10-hour use on a single charge was determined by looping local video playback at higher than 80 nits and at the default display brightness level. Battery performance is based on a mix of standby, web browsing and other use. Charging time requires the battery to be at least 5% charged, with the device inactive and using the included charger. Actual battery life depends on usage, specifications, applications and environment, among other factors.
[iv] Unless otherwise stated, WiFi speeds are based on theoretical performance. Actual performance may vary.
[v] Unless otherwise stated, all performance claims are based on theoretical performance. Actual figures may vary in real-world situations.
[vi] The stated width of the side bezel is the distance between the edge of the non-active screen display area and the inside edge of the case. If the case width is included, the side bezel width is 4.9 mm. The stated width of the bottom bezel is the distance between the edge of the non-active screen display area and the visible edge of the display when the laptop is opened to 90°. Measurements are based on the standard (not anti-glare) display configuration.
[vii] Internet connection required. Google, Google Play, YouTube and other marks are trademarks of Google LLC.
[viii] Google One availability varies according to country. Please check with your local ASUS retailer for details.

ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5 (CX5400)
ProcessorIntel® i7-1160G7 / Intel® i5-1130G7 / Intel® i3-1110G4
Operating systemChrome OS
Display14" (16:9) LED backlit FHD (1920 x 1080) touchscreen
IPS-level wide-view technology
GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics (for i3 SKU)
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics (for i5, i7 SKU)
Storage128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB PCIe® M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 3.0 SSD
Memory8 GB / 16 GB 4266 MHz LPDDR4x
Interface2 x Thunderbolt™ 4.0 Type-C / 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A / 1 x audio combo jack / 1 x microSD card reader
WirelessDual-band WiFi 6 (802.11ax) + Bluetooth® 5.0
KeyboardFull-size chicklet backlit keyboard with 1.5 mm key travel
AudioHarman Kardon-certified audio with built-in dual speakers
Array microphone with Google Assistant voice-recognition support
AC adapter45 W power adapter (Output: 15 V DC, 3 A, 45 W / Input: 100~240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal)
Battery48 Wh 3-cell lithium-polymer battery, up to 10 hours of battery life
SecurityGoogle Titan C Security Chip
Size320.9 (W) x 206.5 (D) x 15.75 (H) mm
Weight3.10 lb
ColorAI blue