CES 2021: Asus presents Chromebook Flip CM5
Asus presented an exciting convertible Chromebook at this year’s CES. The hardware expert’s Chromebook Flip CM5 is supposed to be equipped with a powerful Ryzen processor and a promising 16 GB of RAM. A built-in NVMe SSD with a whopping 1 TB is supposed to provide sufficient and blazingly fast storage in the maximum configuration.
Convertible alternative to the Spin 514
Asus did not present its only Chromebook at CES with the Flip CM5. Just last week, the company presented its Spin 514. However, the now presented Chromebook is a real convertible. The practical mixture of notebook and tablet is supposed to be available with either a Ryzen 5 3200C or a Ryzen 3 3250C. Not only the available processors sound promising. On top of that, the Flip CM5 is supposed to offer 16 GB of DDR4 RAM and an NVMe SSD with a maximum of 1 TB of storage in its maximum features. However, those who opt for the cheapest version will have to live with a mere 64 GB and much slower eMMC hard drive.
Great features for a Chromebook
If you take a closer look at the range of available Chromebooks, you will quickly notice that powerful hardware is rarely the flagship of the devices. You should rather expect a functional PC with a good value for money here. The Flip CM5 sounds all the more exciting. After all, it combines functionality with (at least optionally) a lot of performance. Thus, Google’s Chrome OS operating system should just blaze on the device. However, it is not only the inner workings of the convertible that make our hearts swell. The Flip CM5 also impresses with its display and design. This already starts with the 15.6-inch display. It has a pleasingly sharp Full HD resolution. Thanks to the very thin display edges, the convertible still looks pleasingly slim despite its large screen diagonal.
Asus doesn’t let itself down when it comes to ports either. Besides two contemporary USB-C ports, the Chromebook also has a USB-A port, an HDMI output, an audio port and a reader for microSD cards. The convertible is not really a lightweight, not least because of its size. Asus speaks of 1.9 kg. Nevertheless, it should be perfect for the backpack or briefcase. Leaving it at home would also be a real shame. After all, the 57 watt-hour battery is supposed to last for up to 10 hours. This makes the convertible ideal for work, university or school.
Price and availability still unknown
Asus has presented an exciting Chromebook with the convertible, which fortunately stands out a bit from its family members with a lot of performance and functionality. Although Asus was pleasantly openhearted about the specs of the foldable Chromebook, it is unfortunately still unknown when and at what price the Flip CM5 will reach the German market.