During the CES 2021, ASUS unveiled a few devices and one of them is the ASUS Chromebook CX9 — a thin, light, and rugged laptop that is meant for working even in harsh environments. It is MIL-STD 810H certified to meet US military standards but the company has not revealed what it is tested for.
The ASUS Chromebook CX9 features a 14-inch display with thin bezels and comes with a 91 percent screen-to-body ratio. The company has not mentioned the RAM and storage options but has revealed that the device is powered by the Intel 11th generation processors, up to Core i7. This means that the laptop should be pretty fast, especially since it is running the Chrome OS.
As for the ports, there’s are two USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 4 on one side and an HDMI port, while the other has a traditional USB-A, a micro SD slot, a headphone jack, and a security lock. The Chromebook is only 16mm thick despite the rugged construction, which is pretty impressive. It weighs 2.2 pounds and comes with a Dark Grey Magnesium-Alloy case. The hinge props up the keyboard and gives it a slope.
The company has not yet revealed the pricing and availability details related to the ASUS Chromebook CX9 just yet but it is expected to be available in the United States in Q2 2021. As for the pricing, given the Core i7 processor, we expect it to be priced at around $1000.