You better watch out Lenovo, Acer, and anyone else making large Chromebooks, Asus has you in their sights. Maybe. Asus is going bigger than they ever have with the 15.6-inch Chromebook C523, putting them in a position to compete in a different market.

The new, bigger size is really the only thing Asus is doing differently here. Spec-wise, it's pretty similar to their previous efforts, but by no means is that a bad thing. You'll get a 15.6-inch anti-glare display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution; there's a touchscreen version, too. The side bezels are slim thanks to the "NanoEdge design" and a 180-degree hinge allows it to lie down flat. On the inside, you'll be rocking either an Intel Celeron dual-core processor or an Intel Pentium quad-core processor. RAM comes in either 4GB or 8GB setups. Lastly, you'll get an HD webcam, SD card slot, headphone jack, and four USB ports: two Type-A USB 3.1 and two Type-C USB 3.0 Battery life tops out at 10 hours.

There's no word yet on when it will be available or how much it will cost, but it shouldn't be too long before we hear something. Asus has made some pretty solid Chromebooks at smaller sizes, but will they be able to make a dent in Lenovo or Acer's sales? The Chromebook C523 doesn't offer anything wildly new from the company, but it will definitely appeal to Chromebook fans that have been holding off due to the smaller sizes. If this does well for Asus, expect them to pursue larger laptops in the future.

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