ASUS Chromebook Flip C434 2-In-1 Laptop, 14" Full HD Touchscreen 4-Way NanoEdge, Intel Core M3-8100Y Processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC Storage, All-Metal Body, Backlit KB, Chrome OS- C434TA-DSM4T, Silver

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SKU: E-14650

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  • 14 inch Touchscreen FHD 1920x1080 4-way NanoEdge display featuring ultra-narrow bezels (5mm thin) around each side of the display that allows for a 14 inch screen to fit in the body of a 13inch laptop footprint.
  • The FHD display has a durable 360 degree hinge that can be used to flip the touchscreen display to tent, stand, and tablet mode.
  • Powered by the Intel Core m3-8100Y Processor (up to 3.4 GHz) for super-fast and snappy performance. If you use a ton of tabs or run lots of apps, this has the power to get it all done with ease.
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM; 64GB eMMC storage and 2x USB Type-C (Gen 1) and 1s Type-A (Gen 1) ports plus a super bright backlit keyboard.
  • The lightweight (3lbs) all-aluminum metal body makes the C434 both durable and beautiful for a timeless look that will never go out of style.

Product Attributes:

Attribute NameAttribute Value
Standing screen display size14 Inches
Screen Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
Max Screen Resolution1920 x 1080 Pixels
Processor3.4 GHz core_m_family
RAM4 GB DDR3L
Memory Speed1 GHz
Hard Drive64 GB eMMC
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics 615
Chipset BrandIntel
Card DescriptionIntegrated
Graphics Card Ram Size1 GB
Wireless TypeValues:
  1. 802.11b

  2. n

  3. ac
Number of USB 3.0 Ports3
Average Battery Life (in hours)10 Hours
Date First AvailableMarch 25, 2019
AvailabilityIn Stock
Rating4 stars and up

Ratings & Reviews

Reviewed on March 07, 2020
I'm not completely new to Chromebooks, my Children both use them for school and I've messed around with them off and on for a couple of years. Recently my 10 year old Macbook's battery finally gave up and I found myself in the market for a new laptop. I grabbed my son's Asus 302 and started messing with it to see what I could get it to do, and very soon realized that a Chromebook could meet the vast majority, if not all, of my day to day needs: Since my Son's 302 has held up so well for over two school years of daily use... I decided to give this 434 a try. I'm really glad I did. The Great: The screen and itty-bitty bezel gives a whole lot of extra screen space in a size only a fraction larger than my Boy's 302. It's a 14 inch screen in what is basically a 13 inch body. The resolution, color fidelity and brightness are 100% fine for me. In strong sunlight the screen struggles - but - really... I can't see how I could ding it for that. I ride a shuttle bus to work with tinted windows. If full sun is shining through the windows directly on the screen it gets washed out. For the price I do not think you could expect much more. If the light is not shining directly on the screen I've found it fairly easy to adjust brightness to compensate. Size wise it is 100% perfect for me - maybe a little tight on that shuttle, but I'll take the extra screen any day. Processing power and memory: Well - I have to say I wish I could have gotten a model with 8G or more memory... That being said - I have no real regrets with the base model. So far I can open as many tabs as I ever wanted to have open while also running a android app or two - sometimes even a Linux app or two, and I have not yet encountered a situation where I felt the machine was struggling. The battery - OMG the battery! I'm coming from a 10 year old Macbook - so needless to say I was shocked on my first full day of using this thing... In the morning I got on the Shuttle (free shuttle WiFi - FTW!) for my hour long ride to the office - check my e-mail and then signed in to my desktop at work via Citrix/Chrome and started my workday. Once at the office I spend another few hours working from a couch in the atrium instead of at my desk just enjoying that I can do this without worrying about where the nearest outlet is anymore. Back on the shuttle and on the way home some last second work tasks and then streaming some YouTube and surfing. Back at home - more web surfing, streaming some TV shows to catch up. Some genealogy research, played with a python script for awhile, and finally off to bed around 11. The dang battery was still at 58%. A month of day to day use says the battery life advertised is true in real life. Cant praise the battery enough. "Tent" configuration works awesome for streaming video in bed and the speaker placement works well like this to give really good audio. What's kinda great: "Tablet" configuration... It works and the speaker placement complements this setup as well - the only downside is this thing - for my taste -is really just toooooo big for really comfortable use as a tablet - except "flipping" it so the keyboard lays in your lap or on a surface with the screen angled works well in that use case... Overall on this point - I'm still glad I paid extra to have a device with this flexibility. I have encountered situations where I have used each of the set-ups. Android apps... Sadly and I hope this gets better with time - many Android apps I'd like to use are not working on my Chromebook. I see the "Not compatible with your device" message on the Play Store - or install the app and find it does not work properly. Overall - The Android app on Chrome experience is Great-ish and I hope it continues to improve. Linux(!) Linux support is BETA. But - Great-ish. LOL. I've installed "Gramps" for some Family Tree research... LibreOffice Suite for a offline MS Office like set of tools, and PyCharm IDE for working with Python. All of these tools are working so far with little difficulties that I will not "complain" about at all - these tools work for me perfectly most of the time and perform well on the device. It is not a perfect world and I remind you that Linux support is "Beta". Set expectations accordingly and if you like Linux - I think you will like it on a Chromebook! What's OK: The keyboard... Key travel, placement, "click-y" feel are awesome for me. The OK part is the odd-ish design decision to color the keys silver with translucent white letters... In certain lighting situations the letters on the keys - sort of vanish... In nearly every case I've been able to work around this issue by adjusting the keyboard backlight - actually most of the time I have the key backlight turned off completely. This makes the letters look almost black in color - unless there is strong light on the keyboard... That's when the white color of the letters make them nearly vanish against the silver background of the keys. In any other lighting situation you can adjust the keyboard backlight to get at least a very workable if not 100% perfect experience - IMHO. In a dark setting the backlight works fine and makes working in very dim or dark conditions easy. The trackpad... For me. It is 100% OK... Not something I'd call awesome - and not anything that is bothering me after a month of daily use. So this is where my list ends. I actually can not think of a single thing I'd say is bad or sucks. I imagine if I got into really compute/io heavy video or graphics editing, or the giant pivot table from hell , or maybe the dreaded 100 page Powerpoint - I could make the thing struggle... Note I am NOT a gamer either... I just have to say that for at least 95% of what I do daily... This is all I need. I keep waiting on it to disappoint me - and it has not yet - quite the opposite. One final-final note: I dismissed Chrome OS for years thinking it was only good with a always on and fast internet connection. That might have once been true but I think not anymore. Getting offline work (or playing) done without a always on internet connection is entirely possible with minimal planning in advance. In my humble opinion using a Chromebook without the internet connection is just as doable as working with any Windows or Mac based product when you are offline.
Reviewed on August 16, 2019
I haunted the Asus and Amazon websites waiting for the right oppotunity to grab the 8gb/64gb version of this chromebook. I really wanted the 8gb/128gb version, but I can't find that anywhere and Amazon seems to be the only vendor selling this chromebook with 8gb ram. Before, I had the Asus c302 with 4gb of ram/64 gb storage, and that was an awesome chromebook. After giving it to a relative, I decided it was time for an upgrade, and I went with the Asus c434 with 8gb of ram. So, after working with this chromebook for a month, overall I am happy. This chromebook is so beautifully designed. The sleek aluminum casing, the hinges that slightly lift up the keyboard, and the screen itself are a joy to behold. This version of the Asus chromebook is about a pound heavier (about 3.3 lbs) than the previous version (about 2.4 lbs) but the chromebook is so well balanced that the additional weight is hardly noticeable (to me). I love using Chrome OS. I use Chrome OS everyday, and I use my chromebook more than my iPad and way more than my Windows laptop (which has been relegated to a cabinet). The keyboard is really easy to type on. And, although some reviewers have dinged the touchpad, I find it very easy to use. The battery life of 8-10 hours is as advertised, so no complaints there. The laptop is very snappy. I open up numerous tabs all the time and this laptop doesn't skip a beat, so that is terrific. In addition to the usb-c ports on either side of the laptop, there is a usb-a port, a welcome addition. But like I said, i's not perfect, so I couldn't give it 5 stars and the 4 stars are really more like 3.5 to 3.75 stars. Asus has broken some things in its drive to upgrade and improve its flagship chromebook: The decision to make the keyboard silver instead of black was misguided. It looks great, but as many others have stated, with the backlight on, it is unnecessarily difficult to make out the keys. This isn't a dealbreaker for me, however. I just turn off the backlight. Another solution that I haven't seen mentioned is using a keyboard cover. Mubuy makes a keyboard cover skin for the Asus c302. It's sold on Amazon for about $7.99. This cover also fits the Asus c434. The only hiccup is that the cover designates the laptop lock key as the power on/off key. Other than that, the cover fits the c434 like a charm. It not only solves the backlight issue, but it also keeps debris out of the chromebook keyboard. Problem solved! Others have mentioned that the microsd card slot does not allow a card to fit flush. I don't know how Asus missed this. I have found over the last month that several times I have dislodged the card, without intending to. Because this laptop has only 64 gb of storage, being able to securely keep data on a higher capacity microsd card is of the utmost importance. In the c302, the card fit all the way into the spring-loaded slot. Never once was it unintentionally dislodged. Boo Hiss, Asus! While the screen is beautiful to look at, it glitches once in awhile. It doesn't happen a lot, but it shouldn't be happening at all. I don't remember this issue with the Asus c302. There are times when I am working with a webpage and the screen will just go black - for no apparent reason. It seems to happen when I am using the keyboard and trying to enter data. It doesn't seem to happen when I'm watching a video or playing a game - as far as I can tell. It happened as I was writing this review! I don't lose my info when this happens, but it is troubling, nonetheless. The touchscreen can become nonresponsive, again for no apparent reason. The mouse works consistently, so I can keep working, even if the touchscreen stops. The touchscreen works most of the time, but this "glitch" is troublesome. The screen blackouts and the touchscreen issue alsmost made me send this chromebook back to Amazon. But while these defects are an issue, they happen seldom enough that I decided to live with them. But these issues are why this laptop doesn't merit 5, or really even 4 stars, unfortunately. The quality control at Asus manufacturing needs to be improved, ASAP. Another issue is Android apps. While this is not the fault of Asus, I have to mention that playing and working well with Android apps has still got a ways to go. These issues/problems keep a good experience from becoming great. But what can I tell you?? In spite of these issues, I love using this chromebook. I use it practically every day. And, at the end of the day, I'm glad I bought it (mostly ;-) ).
Reviewed on September 10, 2022
The tent mode for video, very good. Battery life - unreal. But compared to the chromebook of 5 plus years....This is WAY better in everything - video, Bluetooth, USB. Wow. Two weeks in, IDK why people go on about keyboard; I think it is great - I normally catch news - as best I can - at about 4:30/5:00 -ish, and the back light is great, my former Samsung did not have that feature so I really like it. Six tabs open - I could go more - and the memory isn't even half used, average core usage - 10%....I like this Chromebook - bravo Asus!