Asus Unveils ExpertBook CX54 Chromebook Plus Enterprise

Recently, Intel officially launched the Meteor Lake architecture-based Core Ultra processor. Although the initial products are primarily focused on Windows PCs, Asus has also officially announced the debut of their first Chromebook utilizing the Core Ultra processor, named the ExpertBook CX54 Chromebook Plus Enterprise, model CX5403. As indicated by its name, this Chromebook is part of Google’s previously announced Chromebook Plus series.

This Chromebook is equipped with a 15W Core Ultra U-series processor, offering four configurations: Core Ultra 7 165U/155U and Core Ultra 5 135U/125U. These processors share a 12-core and 14-thread configuration, with 4 Xe Core GPUs. The primary differences among them lie in the maximum frequencies of their P-cores, E-cores, and GPUs.

In terms of memory and storage, this Chromebook can be outfitted with up to 16GB of LPDDR5X 6400MHz RAM and a 512GB PCIe 4.0 SSD. These core specifications place it in the upper echelons of Chromebooks.

According to official information, its display quality is also commendable. It features a 14-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1600, a brightness of 500 nits, and 100% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage, with a touch screen option available.

The I/O capabilities of the CX5403 are quite comprehensive, including 2 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a microSD card reader. It supports WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 for connectivity.

Regarding its dimensions, the CX5403 measures 31.37 x 22.28 x 41.75px, with a weight of 1.3kg, making it exceptionally sleek and lightweight.

Asus has not yet disclosed this Chromebook’s specific pricing or release date, but it will likely be officially available for purchase next year.