Asus has announced the start of sales of a new touch screen Chromebook, which is positioned as a gaming notebook. The new Asus Chromebook Flip CM5 based on a powerful AMD processor is focused on cloud gaming while maintaining the high battery life of its class of devices.
With the Flip CM5, Asus brings a new AMD Chromebook that has an unusually high level of performance. The convertible comes with processors from the Ryzen 3000 series, up to 16 GB of RAM, and an NVME SSD with up to 1 TB of storage capacity.
After Acer presented a new ARM-based Chromebook 311 (approx. $266 on Amazon) with chips from MediaTek, and now Asus turn, one of the biggest competitors. With the new Asus Flip CM5, the manufacturer promises a convertible that is powered by the Ryzen 3 3250C as the processor. Depending on the configuration, these CPUs are supported by up to 16 GB DDR4 RAM and an NVME SSD with up to 1 TB. Only in the cheapest version, you get a slower 64 GB eMMC hard drive.
With these specifications, the Flip CM5 is very well equipped for a Chromebook and should provide enough power for all activities that can be performed in Chrome OS. The touch screen Chromebook is also attractive at first glance. Asus uses a 15.6-inch full HD display that has a screen-to-body ratio of 81 percent with its thin display bezels.
In terms of connectivity, there are two USB Type C ports, a USB Type-A port, an HDMI output, a microSD card reader, and an audio port on the sides of the case. With a thickness of 18.5mm and a weight of 1.9kg, the notebook is not the lightest in its class, but it shouldn’t be particularly annoying on the go. With its 57 Wh battery, the convertible should last up to 10 hours in everyday life.
Asus Chromebook Flip CM5 price and availability
In summary, the Asus Flip CM5 is a very interesting convertible that should appeal to users in the education sector with its specifications and operating system. It is currently listed on the Amazon.com and BestBuy.com online stores at starting price of $499.99 only.