Asus Chromebook Flip CM3 convertible modes

Asus Chromebook Flip CM3 is coming in a larger convertible form too

Well, this is interesting. I’ve been tracking the Asus Chromebook Flip CM3 with a detachable keyboard and 10.5-inch display since last month. Today I see a landing page telling me the Asus Chromebook Flip CM3 is coming in a convertible form factor with a larger display.

Technically, this model is the CM3200.

ASUS Chromebook Flip CM3 convertible front and keyboard

As of the time of writing, the Tech Specs section isn’t showing any information. However, from reading the landing page copy, this convertible Chromebook will have a 12-inch touch display with 3:2 aspect ratio that supports an optional USI stylus.

From the images, I can also see one USB Type-C port, one USB Type A, a microSD card slot, and a microphone jack on the left side.

Given that that there aren’t any secondary USB-ports on the right side, I suspect that the MediaTek 8183 that will power the detachable version of the CM3 is also inside the convertible edition. There’s also mention of up to 128 GB of eMMC storage and up to 16 hours of battery life, which further suggests this is an ARM-based Chromebook with fullHD+ resolution.

There is an off-chance that Asus is using a Snapdragon inside this model, but I don’t think it is.

All Snapdragon processors slated for Chromebooks have integrated LTE capabilities, or at the least the option for them. Asus doesn’t mention any LTE support on the product page as of now.

Asus says this CM3 model weighs 1.1 kilograms and has velvet touch palm rests alongside the multi-touch trackpad. Otherwise, there’s not yet much information to glean.

I’ll keep an eye out for that specs page to confirm my thoughts on the hardware being used here.

ASUS Chromebook Flip CM3 convertible modes

About the author

Kevin C. Tofel has covered technology since 2004. He's used ChromeOS since Google debuted the CR-48 in 2010, reviewing dozens of Chromebooks since then. He worked for Google's Chrome Enterprise team from 2016 to 2017, supporting the launch of Android app support. In his free time, he uses Chromebooks to learn software engineering at Launch School. In 2019, Kevin joined the CS Curriculum Committee at his local community college.

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4 thoughts on “Asus Chromebook Flip CM3 is coming in a larger convertible form too

  1. Any Chromebook with the Asus brand is consistently at the top of the heap. I’m just not a big fan of the 3:2 aspect ratio. Though, for smaller devices like this one, it seems to maybe help give the touchpad a more comfortable size. And it may have a better feel when held in portrait mode as a tablet.

  2. I was so disappointed in the 10″ android tablet I bought from them, I am afraid to buy any other product.

  3. The detachable CM3 seems like the spiritual successor to the C101-P which is a good thing. The keyboard is bigger and it has a nice form factor.

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