Asus revealed its new flagship Chromebook at CES earlier this month, the Flip C436. Compared to the previous C434, it offers a thinner design, significant processor upgrades, and more storage. However, if you were hoping Asus would stay in the ~$550 price range, I have some bad news for you.

The Chromebook Flip C436 is now available for pre-order on Amazon, with a projected release date of February 24th. The base model with a Core i3-10110U processor and 8GB RAM costs $799.99, a significant price jump from the C434, which has floated around ~$550 since release. The Core i5 model is $999.99, but you get double the RAM (16GB) and 4x the storage (512GB).

This places Asus in more direct competition with the Pixelbook/Pixelbook Go, as well as Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Chromebook. If you're interested, you can buy one from the links below.

Product listings for the C436 were taken down shortly after they went live, leading some to speculate that they had gone live too early. Asus recently confirmed to Chrome Unboxed that the C436 has been delayed to mid-March, so you'll have to wait a bit longer to buy the ultra-premium Chromebook.