Asus Chromebook 14″ FHD NanoEdge Clamshell Laptop, M3-8100Y Processor, 8GB RAM, C425TA-DH384 Review
Asus Chromebook 14″ FHD NanoEdge Clamshell Laptop, C425TA-DH384
Silver Asus Chromebook C425TA-DH384 is a 2019 release clamshell type laptop (not convertible), with a 14-inch Full HD four way NanoEdge display, the backlit keyboard, the mid-range Intel M3 processor, 8GB memory, 64GB flash storage and the Chrome operating system. Free Amazon technical support is included in the box with the purchase of this product.
The Intel Core M3-8100Y is a dual core processor that runs at 1.1 to 3.4GHz speeds with turbo boost. It has a Passmark benchmark score of 3562 as a modern mid-range processor for a snappy performance, helped by the multitasking power of the large 8GB LPDDR3 RAM and 64GB eMMC flash storage. The Chrome OS starts in just seconds, has the built-in virus protection that runs in the background with automatic updates and keeps its speed over time without any slowing down.
You will get the 100GB of free Google storage for 12 months to save your files for automatic back-up of your files. You’ll be productive on the go and when you’re traveling. Connectivity options include the 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth, a Type-A (gen1) port, 2 x USB Type-C (gen1) ports, Micro SD (SDXC) Card Reader and an Audio Jack. There is no DVD Drive and no HDMI output and you’ll need a USB-C to HDMI dongle. The 6-inch touchpad is quite large and gives you more smooth and precise control and comfort, also with the multiple gesture support and palm rejection function.
The Chromebook C425 weighs only 2.8 pounds and measures 12.6 x 8.2 x 0.7 inches. It has a slim and lightweight chassis with a premium look and feel that will not go out of fashion for many years. The 14” FHD non-touch screen has the 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution for crystal clear images that can be viewed at up to 178-degree angle. With the 4-way NanoEdge display they managed to fit this screen in the body of a 13-inch laptop with a very large 6-inch touchpad. It is nice to have more screen space with the NanoEdge bezel. There is 1.4mm key travel distance on its backlit keyboard for a comfortable typing experience.
The regular clamshell design comes with a 180-degree hinge that gives you viewing options. You have a great variety of useful apps for entertainment and work on the Google Play Store. The integrated Intel HD 615 is a decent graphics card for daily media use and will be adequate for all the Chrome games. It has a lithium polymer batterythat lasts around 8 to 10 hours when watching videos or browsing the internet at medium screen brightness. And the maximum would be like 12 hours with the lowest screen brightness etc.
The chassis is made of solid plastic, not metal but certainly has a premium solid feel without any flex. There is no fold flat 360-degree rotation, aluminum chassis and touch display of the C434 model, but comes with an 8GB memory for lag free operation, a decent mid-range operating system for a Chromebook, great overall performance, beautiful modern design, very sturdy construction, NanoEdge bezel display, backlit keyboard, large 6″ trackpad, fan-less quiet design and more. It is offered with a one year global warranty as well as one year battery warranty.