ASUS has introduced the Chromebook Plus CX34, a 14-inch laptop designed for enhanced productivity and creativity while on the go. This Chromebook marks ASUS’s debut in the Chromebook Plus series and offers notable improvements in speed, memory, and storage.
The Chromebook Plus CX34 is aimed at users seeking a compact, lightweight, and cost-effective solution. It weighs 3.17 pounds and is available in Pearl White or Rocky Grey color options, presenting a modern and understated style.
Under the hood, the Chromebook Plus CX34 boasts an Intel Core i5 processor, 16GB of LPDDR5-4800MHz memory, and 256GB UFS storage. These specifications provide the performance and responsiveness needed for seamless productivity, accommodating business files, schoolwork, and entertainment content.
This Chromebook comes equipped with innovative features to enhance creative endeavors — It includes the AI-powered Magic Eraser within the Google Photos app, facilitating the removal of background distractions. Additionally, it offers tools for photo and video editing, such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Express, and video creation with LumaFusion.
Connectivity wise we have Wi-Fi 6 technology, ensuring rapid online content loading. According to ASUS, the WiFi Master for ChromeOS further enhances connectivity, providing greater speed and stability. The Chromebook also features File Sync, enabling online and offline access to Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.
The device boasts a 14-inch Full HD NanoEdge display, maximizing workspace and immersion. Its 1080p webcam offers automatic enhancements for video calls, including noise cancellation and background blur, and can be hidden behind a retractable cover for privacy.
Durability is a focus, meeting US MIL-STD 810H standards and undergoing rigorous in-house testing. ASUS Antimicrobial Guard protects the keyboard, touchpad, and palm rest, inhibiting bacterial growth by up to 99%. The Chromebook Plus CX34 features a versatile 180° hinge for content sharing, a large 5.7-inch touchpad, and a 10-hour battery life, catering to students, teachers, and professionals.
Connectivity options include two USB-C ports, USB 3.2 ports, HDMI 1.4, and a headphone/mic combo socket. For businesses, the Chromebook offers management capabilities through the Chrome Enterprise Upgrade package, enhancing security and control.
Price and Availability
The ASUS Chromebook Plus CX34 is set to be available on October 8, 2023, with an MSRP starting at $399.99 in various retail stores and online outlets. Additional configurations for enterprise and education purposes will follow in Q4 2023.