Asus Chromebook Flip C436 with Intel Comet Lake now available for $800 and up

With a starting price of $800, the new Asus Chromebook Flip C436 is one of the most expensive Chrome OS laptops set to launch this year. But it’s also one of the most powerful and versatile.

In fact, if you just looked at the hardware and not the software, you could easily mistake this 14 inch convertible notebook for a decent Windows laptop. It has a magnesium-alloy body, quad speakers, a full HD touchscreen display, a backlit keyboard, NVMe storage, a fingerprint reader and 10th-gen Intel Core “Comet Lake” U-series processor.

But this 2.6 pound convertible notebook ships with Google’s Chrome OS rather than Windows. And that might help explain why, among other things, the entry-level model has just 128GB of storage…

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