Google embraces Nvidia GeForce Now with Asus’s newest Chromebook
Introduced at CES this 12 months, Asus will likely be bringing us a cute, all white cloud gaming Chromebook, the Vibe CX34 Flip. It comes as a part of a deal between Google, Asus, Acer, and Lenovo for three new Chromebooks (opens in new tab). And whereas this one might solely be powered by as much as a twelfth Gen Intel Core i7 with no devoted GPU, it has just a few good options to get you going in the case of cloud gaming.
In actual fact, Asus could not cease occurring about GeForce Now, which is simply as nicely since Google Stadia’s on the best way out.
Adorned with neon orange tones, the Vibe CX34 Flip appears prefer it may need been a Google Stadia cloud gaming gadget, however Stadia is closing down in January (opens in new tab). Since that every one fell by GeForce Now could be the principle sport streaming service anticipated for use with the Vibe CX34 Flip. It additionally comes with a 3 month subscription to Amazon’s Luna+ (opens in new tab). Golly, what a bonus.
Asus is backing up the Vibe’s gaming capabilities with a 1920×1200, 144Hz panel. Though it will solely have the ability to hit a 9ms response time, it is value noting that is nonetheless twice as quick because the panels that earlier Chromebooks have been lumped with. The Vibe CX34 Flip additionally comes with an RGB backlit keyboard, anti-ghosting tech, and Wi-Fi 6E to profit from on-line sport streaming. The 360 can be utilized like a normal clamshell laptop computer or, because it’s convertible, you’ll be able to flip it right into a pill, or use it in tent mode. Oh, and it comes with a stylus so you’ll be able to draw on the contact display screen, which… might or is probably not related to avid gamers, relying on the type of video games you take pleasure in.
The Vibe maxes out at 16GB of DDR4 RAM and 512GB of speedy PCIe-based space for storing. The SSD could seem just a little small for a gaming laptop computer, however when most every little thing you are doing is cloud based mostly, the shortage of space for storing turns into rather less of a problem, whereas your web connection will likely be every little thing.
The Vibe CX34 Flip comes at $600, and also you get a “SteelSeries 3” gaming mouse bundled with it (whether or not that is Rival, Aerox or in any other case, we all know not).
Sadly for Asus, Google is working as a substitute with Lenovo, HyperX, SteelSeries and Corsair on the peripherals aspect of issues, and as such Asus could not pair the machine with considered one of its personal gaming mice—I am certain Asus is completely thrilled about that.
Nonetheless, the Vibe CX34 Flip itself appears bodily beautiful with a pleasant massive touchpad and oddly orange aptitude, although I am undecided what aggressive avid gamers will consider that panel’s 9ms response time. The display screen’s colors look nice in particular person, a minimum of. For now, we will say it is a step in the appropriate route for cloud gaming. Even when Google has needed to go away behind its personal cloud gaming service.