For the past few years, the ASUS Chromebook Flip have been the Chromebook I'd recommend most people buy. It hasn't even been a year since ASUS released the Chromebook Flip C434, but they're back at it again with the C436. We don't yet know how much it'll cost, but ASUS's track record at making compelling Chromebooks means we'll be on the lookout for this one.
Like previous models, the Chromebook Flip C436 has a 360-degree hinge which means you can use the device as a laptop, tablet, or stand it up for watching video. ASUS didn't say how big the screen is this time out, but it has the same extremely thin bezels as the 2019 model. ASUS is also using a metal chassis, which made the last Chromebook Flip feel like a strong, high-quality device.
As for what's new here, the C436 has Intel's 10th-generation processors (up to an i7), up to 16GB of RAM and WiFi 6 compatibility. ASUS also included a fingerprint sensor built in to the power button for secure logins and a new "omnidirectional" quad-speaker system the company says will offer better audio for whatever configuration you're using the Chromebook Flip in. Its touchscreen also supports with Google's universal USI stylus standard, so it should work with a variety of different pens.
There's still a lot we don't know about this device, including more detailed specs and price points, but hopefully we can find out more here at CES. The Chromebook Flip C436 should be available by the end of March, so we should at least find out more soon.