Asus lets out a new Chromebook - the Vibe CX34 Flip

I love me a Chromebook.  Nothing simpler, just what you need to get on the web and work your way through most of what the world needs of you.  Most software come as websites and Chromebooks just work perfectly within my realm of Google.

Asus has a new Flip model, the Vibe CX34 which looks just awesome.  If it follows the last Chromebook Flip I reviewed, we're in for a treat.

ASUS Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip Launched

14" cloud-gaming laptop with a 144 Hz 16:10 WUXGA display, anti-ghosting RGB backlit keyboard, ultrafast WiFi 6E technology for immersive gaming, and enhances productivity with a garaged stylus

Fremont, CA (January 31, 2023) — ASUS today launched ASUS Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip, a laptop that pairs incredibly realistic visuals and exceptional performance to deliver cloud-gaming experiences and nonstop productivity.

This device features an immersive 16:10, 144 Hz WUXGA NanoEdge display, anti-ghosting keyboard with 4-zone RGB lighting[i] , and ultrafast WiFi 6E technology. The chassis of ASUS Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip features US MIL-STD 810H durability and a distinctive look with a refined Peal White finish and exclusive orange-accented WASD keycaps for added flair. Gamers can access over 1000 games through cloud gaming platforms like NVIDIA® GeForce NOW and Amazon Luna+[ii] . ASUS Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip is powered by up to a 12th Intel® Core i5 processor with 16 GB RAM for lag-free gaming. It features a 512 GB PCIe® SSD, long battery life, webcam shutter, and ASUS Antimicrobial Guard[iii] . In addition, the precision-engineered 360° ErgoLift hinge offers smooth movement and secures the display at any angle. The ASUS Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip is also paired with a garaged stylus where users can jot down notes intuitively in tablet mode. 

Immersive gaming in the cloud

ASUS Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip’s 16:10, 144 Hz WUXGA touchscreen delivers vivid, true-to-life imagery, with the three-sided NanoEdge design providing a high screen-to-body ratio to maximize display area for even greater levels of immersion. The visuals are further complemented by amazing Harman Kardon audio. For gaming on an even bigger scale, users can connect to a large 4K monitor via HDMI® 2.1.

In addition, the RGB backlit keyboard offers customizable lighting to give ASUS Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip a unique look, while anti-ghosting technology ensures key presses are registered for accurate in-game commands.

WiFi 6E technology and ASUS WiFi Master for ChromeOS ensures smooth, low-latency connections that are perfect for cloud gaming. With WiFi 6E technology, ASUS Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip offers up the 6.0 GHz[iv] frequency band for supersmooth streaming of video and online games. Its high-end connectivity is bolstered by ASUS WiFi Master for ChromeOS, which ensures greater speed, stability and range and to stay connected anywhere.

Cloud gaming, with additional perks

ASUS Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip delivers cloud-gaming freedom with three-month subscriptions[v] to NVIDIA GeForce NOW’s highest performance tier membership and Amazon Luna+ services, at no extra cost. These subscriptions, worth up to US$89.94, enable users to instantly access games — such as League of Legends, Control: Ultimate Edition and more without installations or downloads. NVIDIA GeForce NOW enables over 1,400 games to be streamed, including over 100 free-to-play games. 

Ready for play and productivity

Powered by up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i5 processor and 16 GB RAM, ASUS Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip delivers performance and responsiveness to empower users with the ultimate device for productivity, lag-free gaming, and immersive entertainment.
Google Workspace and other productivity apps on Google Play[vi] allow users to breeze through projects, while a vast library of leisure apps and games are perfect when it’s time to kick back and relax.
ASUS Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip can be specified with up to a 512 GB PCIe SSD for superfast app load times and provides capacious storage for apps and data. The built-in battery provides up to 10 hours[vii] of use on a single charge, enabling work or play throughout the day — even when on the move.
Additional convenient features include a camera privacy shutter, garaged stylus, and ASUS Antimicrobial Guard[viii] which inhibits bacterial growth by up to 99% over a 24-hour period to keep laptop surfaces hygienic. ASUS Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip meets the ultra-demanding US MIL-STD 810H standard, passing stringent testing to ensure unmatched reliability and durability[ix] . The included stylus is there to enhance all-round productivity and takes only 15 seconds to charge, providing up to 45 minutes of use for note taking or sketching.              

Refined design

ASUS Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip boasts refined aesthetics with an eye-catching Pearl White design, a striking silver ASUS logo, and finishing touches that include contrasting orange-accented WASD keycaps.
The precision-engineered 360° ErgoLift hinge on Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip offers smooth movement and secures the display at any angle. The hinge lifts and tilts the keyboard into the perfect typing position when the display is rotated into laptop mode. This mode also creates extra space underneath the laptop to enhance the audio and allow more airflow to cool the underside of the chassis.

Convenient ChromeOS features

ASUS Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip is powered by ChromeOS, the speedy, simple and secure operating system. It gives users access to Google Play, the premier online platform for favorite apps, games, movies, TV shows, books and more. And with the Everything button, everything is easy to find and run.  Users need only tap the button to search and launch their favorite game. Game titles can also be pinned to the app shelf, so they’re easy to find.

ASUS Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip is now available starting at MSRP $769.99 to $869.99 at AmazonB&H, and ASUS eShop.
Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

ASUS Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip
Operating system
Intel® Core i5-1235U processor 1.2 GHz (12 MB cache, up to 4.2 GHz, 10 cores)
Intel® Iris® Xe graphics
Up to 16 GB LPDDR4X 4266 MHz
Onboard: 8 GB / 16 GB LPDDR4X 4266 MHz
1 x M.2 SSD, up to 512 GB PCIe® 3.0 SSD
256 GB / 512 GB M.2 PCIe® 3.0 Value SSD
14" WUXGA (1920 x 1200), 144 Hz, IPS, 16:10, touch screen, wide view, 400 nits, 83% screen-to-body ratio, stylus support
USI Pen support
Garaged stylus(optional)
I/O ports
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C®
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1 x HDMI® 2.1
1 x 3.5 mm audio combo jack
1 x Kensington lock slot
1 x microSD card reader
Video camera
User-facing 720p HD camera, Webcam shutter
Dual-band 2x2 WiFi 6E (802.11ax) + Bluetooth® 5.2
2 x speaker with Harman Kardon- certified
2 x multi-array microphone
Google Assistant voice-recognition support
2.20 lb
31.95 x 23.49 x 2.09 cm
63 Wh, 3-cell, Li-Polymer
Titan C security chip, Kensington lock slot,  
Keyboard and touchpad
RGB backlit keyboard with anti-ghosting and 1.4 mm key travel ; spill-resistant to 60 cc*
*Quantity used during testing, for a duration of 3 minutes
Featured software
Google Admin console (sold separately)
AC adapter
USB Type-C®, 45 W; Output: 15 V DC, 3 A; Input: 100~240 V AC 50/60 Hz universal
Energy efficiency compliance
[i] The keyboard color layout is based on Google gaming keyboard UI, it cannot be customized or adjusted.
[ii]   Cloud gaming platforms’ availability may vary by regions. Please check your region’s website for availability. Amazon Luna is only available in the mainland US (doesn't include Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, other territories).
[iii] The antibacterial treatment is registered by the U.S. EPA and authorized under EU BPR.
[iv] ASUS Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip is certified with ASUS WiFi Master for ChromeOS. Devices certified with WiFi Master for ChromeOS feature WiFi 6E and offer enhanced WiFi stability when a USB 3.2 Gen 2 interference is present, allowing users to stream smoothly when they are up to 225 meters away from a router. The 6 GHz band availability varies according to country.
[v] The three-month GeForce NOW's top tier membership will be available from September 27, 2022 to August 27, 2023. The three-month offer of Amazon Luna+ will be available from September 27, 2022 to March 31, 2023.
[vi] Internet connection required. Google, Google Play, Chrome, Chromebook and other marks are trademarks of Google LLC.
[vii] Based on Chromium OS power Load Test. 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.
[viii] The antimicrobial treatment is tested by an independent third-party laboratory according to the ISO 22196 standard (measurement of antimicrobial activity on plastics and other non-porous surfaces), using bacterial cultures that include Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus, with an antimicrobial activity (R) result of R > 2. R = 2 indicates a 99% reduction in bacterial activity compared to an untreated surface.
The antimicrobial treatment is registered by the U.S. EPA and authorized under EU BPR.
[ix] ASUS Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip series laptops undergo multiple laptop quality tests but are not subject to all tests stated.
[x] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at