ASUS announces new BR, CR, and CZ series laptops for K-12 education at BETT 2024

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ASUS announces new BR, CR, and CZ series laptops for K-12 education at BETT 2024

ASUS has announced the launch of its latest BR, CR, and CZ series laptops at BETT UK 2024, marking the third consecutive year of ASUS Education launches at the Bett Show and demonstrating its dedication to educational technology innovation. The flagship BR1204 laptop is engineered to withstand the daily challenges of classroom activity, meeting the highest standards of durability. Accompanying the BR series (BR1204 and BR1104) are the CR and CZ Chromebook series (CR1204, CR1104, CZ1204, CZ1104), which bring unparalleled versatility and mobility to hybrid-learning environments.

Together, these series champion the ASUS commitment to reliability, user-centric design and safety, both online and offline — with easy-to-service designs that ensure IT administrators can maintain devices with minimal effort, enhancing the efficiency of education technology. With the comprehensive ASUS lineup for education, both teachers and students are equipped to excel in the digital age.

Ruggedized durability for education: Ready for every classroom challenge

At ASUS, we understand that the classroom is a dynamic, challenging environment. That’s why we’ve reinforced our BR, CR, and CZ series with MIL-STD-810H-certified ruggedness, prepared for every educational setting. The durable design, featuring a spill-resistant keyboard and, for selected models, the added resilience of Corning® Gorilla® Glass — resulting in laptops that are built to last. The BR and CR series flip versions, with their robust yet elegant glass displays, withstand not just scratches and impacts but also the curiosity and creativity of every young mind. This represents the ASUS commitment to unparalleled toughness for the relentless pace of learning.

The ASUS BR series, designed for the K-12 education segment, features ruggedized construction for enhanced durability, making it an ideal choice for active young learners. Key aspects include a fingerprint-resistant finish, easy rubber grip, reinforced internal components and a spill-resistant keyboard, ensuring the laptops withstand daily classroom use. This model is crafted to minimize learning disruptions, adapt to various environments and is easy to handle, making it a reliable educational tool.

Seamless hybrid learning: ASUS opens gateway to flexible education

In an era where educational needs are as diverse as the students themselves, ASUS responds with an expanded BR series — featuring the all-new BR1204, a new 12-inch model alongside the existing 11- and 14-inch laptops. This growth in the BR series exemplifies the ASUS dedication to providing tailored educational solutions, offering a range of display sizes to meet varying preferences and requirements.

Complementing the Windows-based BR series, the ASUS Chromebook CR and CZ series present versatile options, catering to different learning and teaching methodologies. These Chromebooks, available in both 11-inch (CR1104, CZ1104) and 12-inch (CR1204, CZ1204) displays, provide an alternative operating system choice, broadening the scope of educational tools available. This diversity in hardware and software ensures that ASUS devices align with the varied instructional strategies found in modern classrooms.

Equipped with up to 10 hours of battery life, Chromebook CR and CZ support extended learning sessions without the need for constant recharging. The inclusion of world-facing cameras and comprehensive connectivity options, like WiFi 6E and 4G LTE, empowers students and teachers to engage in education from anywhere. The versatile hinge design, enabling a range of uses from note-taking to collaborative projects, further enhances the adaptability of these laptops.

With the introduction of new sizes and the Chromebook CR and CZ series, ASUS reinforces its commitment to facilitating flexible, engaging and innovative learning experiences in any environment.

Efficient maintenance: The practical ASUS approach to educational tech

The ASUS commitment to efficient and practical educational technology is exemplified in their easy-to-service design for the BR, CR, and CZ series. This design streamlines maintenance and enhances device longevity, crucial in educational environments. Key features include a modular design that simplifies repairs, expandable dual storage to hold more digital resources and uniform captive screws to prevent loss. ASUS Control Center and Image Maker tools further support IT efficiency, enabling rapid deployment and remote management. These laptops offer significant benefits: easier maintenance, reducing downtime and the need for specialized services; scalability, ensuring the laptops grow with the user’s needs; and efficient IT management, saving valuable time and resources. This approach reflects the ingenuity of ASUS engineers to providing durable, long-lasting and easy-to-manage educational technology, ensuring a constant and uninterrupted learning experience for students and educators alike.

Health and security first: ASUS devices for education prioritize wellness and safety

The secure, hygienic designs of ASUS BR, CR, and CZ series represent a significant stride in safeguarding health and data in educational settings. The series boasts TÜV-certified displays, minimizing eye strain and blue light exposure, crucial for users immersed in digital learning.

The optional ASUS Antimicrobial Guard treatment coats high-touch surfaces like keyboards, helping to reduce germ transmission in commonly shared educational devices. Complementing physical wellness, TPM 2.0 fortifies data security, a crucial element in today’s digital-first education. These features highlight the ASUS commitment to creating a safer, healthier learning environment, blending user comfort with robust data protection. This approach not only caters to the immediate needs of students and educators but also sets a new standard in responsible educational technology design.