Asus’ latest packs a 14-inch LED-backlit Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) display that covers 100 percent of the sRGB color space and offers 178-degree viewing angles. The system also sports a NanoEdge bezel for an 85 percent screen-to-body ratio (4.9mm side bezels and a 7mm bottom bezel).
Powering the experience (in its best configuration) is Intel’s Core i5-10210U processor clocked at 1.6GHz (Turbo Boost up to 4.2GHz) alongside integrated Intel UHD Graphics, up to 16GB of LPDDR3 memory and as much as 512GB of PCIe NVMe 3.0x M.2 solid state storage.
You get two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C connectors, an audio combo jack and a microSD card slot for expanded storage, a full-size backlit keyboard with 1.2mm key travel, an integrated fingerprint sensor and an omnidirectional quad-speaker system that’s certified by Harman Kardon.
Battery life from the 42Wh 3-cell lithium-polymer battery is rated at up to 12 hours. Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 ax) and Bluetooth v5.0 wireless connectivity come standard.
The new C436 comes in two colors: “transparent silver” and an iridescent “aerogel white.” Pricing starts at $799, and it’s available on Asus’ website and Amazon.