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Oct 06, 2021
Announcing the ASUS Chromebook CR1 Series

TAIPEI, Taiwan, October 6, 2021 — ASUS today announced the ASUS Chromebook CR1 series, an all-new, education-focused Chrome OS laptop series that is available in 11.6-inch clamshell form (ASUS Chromebook CR1) for a traditional experience and a convertible design that flips to become an 11.6-inch multitouch tablet (ASUS Chromebook Flip CR1).

The new ASUS Chromebook CR1 laptops are built to military-grade standards to survive the hustle and bustle of everyday life at home, outside and in the classroom, with clever protective features including an all-round rubber bumper and a spill-resistant keyboard. There's sufficient battery life to handle a full day’s learning and beyond, plus an easy-to-service modular construction and zero-touch enrolment. In addition to all of this, the convertible ASUS Chromebook Flip CR1 benefits from an optional garaged stylus and world-facing camera for innovative learning opportunities and maximum flexibility.

Rugged design: Rubber bumper, spill-resistant keyboard and military-grade toughness

ASUS Chromebook CR1 laptops are built to withstand everyday knocks, bumps, drops and spills without damage. So, whether it is dropped from a classroom desk or the dining table, ASUS Chromebook CR1 is built like a tank that just keeps on going.

For starters, all four exterior edges and corners are protected by a tough rubber bumper, which reduces the impact of physical shocks to ensure critical components are always safe and sound. Then there is the spill-resistant keyboard, which can cope with liquid spills of up to 330 cc1 without harm — so minor splashes are easily drained, cleaned and dried.

ASUS Chromebook CR1 and ASUS Chromebook Flip CR1 also feature a rubber safety grip on the base. This not only provides a sturdy support for the laptop but also makes it easier to grip when carrying, reducing the risk of fumbles and slips.

But the protections do not end there. The keyboard is also designed to resist tampering, with a minimal gap between the edges of the keycaps and the keyboard surround to prevent the keys from being pried out. The laptops even have a tough, micro-dimpled finish that is able to brush off both fingerprints and minor scuffs and scratches.

All these defenses and more besides mean that ASUS Chromebook CR1 and ASUS Chromebook Flip CR1 surpass demanding U.S. military-grade MIL-STD-810H durability standards. They are also rigorously tested to pass stringent ASUS quality tests, confirming that they are able to withstand drops of up to 120 cm — greater than standard desk height. The display hinge and I/O ports are also exhaustively tested to endure the stresses and strains of everyday use.

Versatile capabilities for learning: New ways to explore, plus extensive connectivity

The possibilities are limitless with ASUS Chromebook CR1 series. ASUS Chromebook Flip CR1 features an optional stylus that enables quick, precise movements for unleashing creativity and productivity, so students can easily take notes, sketch or jot ideas down as they occur. The stylus also quickly and automatically charges when garaged, keeping it ready for use and providing a safe place to store it.

For further enriching learning experiences, ASUS Chromebook Flip CR1 also includes a world-facing camera, positioned just above the keyboard. This empowers students to explore and learn in totally new ways, allowing them to capture photos and videos in tablet mode.

To give students the very best connectivity, ASUS Chromebook Flip CR1 provides 4G LTE2 and WiFi 6, and both models are loaded with I/O ports. These include two USB Type-C® (USB-C®) ports, two USB 3.2 Type-A ports, a microSD card reader, an audio combo jack and a Kensington Lock slot.

With up to 12 hours of battery life3 on a single charge, ASUS Chromebook CR1 and ASUS Chromebook Flip CR1 are able to last for a full day of classes and more — empowering students to enjoy both uninterrupted learning and entertainment.

Safety first: Antibacterial protection and low blue-light emissions

To help protect users, the surfaces of these new learning-focused laptops are treated with ASUS Antibacterial Guard4,5 , , which has been scientifically shown to inhibit the growth of bacteria by over 99% over a 24-hour period and helps to keep surfaces clean and sanitary, potentially reducing the spread of harmful bacteria via contact.

Additional features to promote user wellbeing include screens certified by TÜV Rheinland6 for low blue-light emissions, potentially helping to protect students’ eyes from damage during prolonged study sessions. For further enhancing eye care, ASUS Chromebook CR1 features an anti-glare display that reduces reflections to provide comfortable viewing in any lighting.

Easy maintenance: Modular construction for simple upkeep, plus zero-touch network enrollment

To keep maintenance costs to a minimum for schools, parents and students, ASUS Chromebook CR1 and ASUS Chromebook Flip CR1 are designed for easy servicing and reduced downtime. Both benefit from a modular construction that allows key components — such as the keyboard, touchpad and panel — to be replaced in minutes using simple tools. As a final easy-maintenance touch, the underside is securely attached using captive screws, eliminating worries about losing these little parts during repairs. Getting studies started is simple as well: Both models feature zero-touch enrolment, which enables the device to automatically register in an IT network as soon as the user connects to the internet.

The best of Google for Education

To further empower education, ASUS Chromebook CR1 series laptops unlock the very best of Google for Education, including full access to Google Play7 . Chrome OS paired with the full power of Google Workspace for Education, including productivity apps such as Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Meet and more, allows users to collaborate quickly and seamlessly stay in sync with favorite apps. Plus, the Google Admin console allows for school IT staff to remotely manage a wide range of policies and settings.

Schools can unlock the full capabilities of Chrome OS with the Chrome Education Upgrade8 , which helps to counter rising teacher workloads, free up IT resources, and give educators more time to focus on learning outcomes ― without compromising security. Automatic updates9 and built-in virus protection seamlessly keep ASUS Chromebook CR1 series laptops safe, secure and always up to date. The laptops are also built around the rock-solid security of a personal Google account, so all private documents, emails, photos and confidential data are kept safe at all times.

SPECIFICATIONS10

 

Model

ASUS Chromebook Flip CR1 (CR1100F)

ASUS Chromebook CR1 (CR1100C)

Processor

Intel® Celeron® processor N4500 1.1 GHz (4 MB cache, up to 2.8 GHz, 2 cores)

Intel® Celeron® processor N5100 1.1 GHz (4 MB cache, up to 2.8 GHz, 4 cores)

Intel® Pentium® Silver N6000 processor 1.1 GHz (4 MB cache, up to 3.3 GHz, 4 cores)

GPU

Intel® UHD graphics

Operating system

Chrome OS

Memory

Up to 8 GB LPDDR4X 4266 MHz

Onboard: 4 GB/8 GB LPDDR4X 4266 MHz

Storage

32 GB / 64 GB eMMC

Display

11.6" HD (1366 x 768), LCD, 16:9, touchscreen, wide view, glossy, 250 nits, stylus support, 50% NTSC

11.6" HD (1366 x 768), LCD, 16:9, anti-glare, 220 nits, 45% NTSC

Stylus support

Garaged USI stylus (optional)

Not available

Connectivity

2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C® (full-function, supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort™ Alternative mode)

2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A

1 x 3.5 mm combo audio jack

1 x microSD card reader

1 x nano SIM card reader (optional)

Camera

User-facing: 720p HD camera

World-facing: 8 MP

User-facing: 720p HD camera

Wireless

Dual-band 2x2 WiFi 6 (802.11ax) + Bluetooth® 5.2

Audio

Built-in microphone

Built-in stereo 2 W speakers

Google Assistant voice-recognition support

Battery

47 Wh, 2-cell Li-ion

Size

29.46 x 20.49 x 2.065 cm

Weight

Starting at 1.42 kg

Starting at 1.31 kg

Security

Titan C security chip, Kensington lock slot

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard with 1.5 mm key travel; spill-resistant to 330 cc

AC adapter

USB Type-C®, 45 W; Output: 15 V DC, 3 A; Input: 100~240 V AC 50/60 Hz universal

Energy efficiency compliance

EPEAT

Energy star

 


[1] ASUS Chromebook CR1 series keyboards are spill-resistant, not waterproof. Water damage is possible if the product is submerged or exposed to large amounts of liquids for long periods of time. The ASUS standard limited warranty does not cover problems resulting from accidents such as water damage. To prevent water damage resulting from large spills or other accidents, ASUS recommends turning off the notebook, then tilting the laptop to drain away the excess liquid, wiping it off and letting it dry for at least 24 hours.

[2] 4G LTE connectivity is optional. Nano SIM cards are sold separately and can only be used with the LTE SKU.

[3] Actual battery life depends on usage, specifications, applications and environment, among other factors.

[4] The antibacterial treatment is tested by an independent third-party laboratory according to the ISO 22196 standard (measurement of antibacterial activity on plastics and other non-porous surfaces), using bacterial cultures that include Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus, with an antibacterial activity (R) result of R > 2. R = 2 indicates a 99% reduction in bacterial activity compared to an untreated surface.

[5] The antibacterial treatment is registered by the US EPA and authorized under EU BPR.

[6] ASUS Chromebook CR1 and ASUS Chromebook Flip CR1 offer reduced flicker, but are not flicker free.

[7] Internet connection required. Google, Google Play, YouTube and other marks are trademarks of Google LLC.

[8] Chrome Education Upgrade is sold separately.

[9] Auto-updates require an internet connection.

[10] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at http://www.asus.com

 
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