Last year, ASUS rolled out two Chromebook CM3 models powered by the same MediaTek 8183 SoC found in the original Lenovo Chromebook Duet tablet. While the detachable version of the CM3 had some notable advantages over the Duet, the 12″ convertible model was overpriced and somewhat lackluster in the area of performance. Thankfully, ASUS is back with a refreshed version of the Chromebook Flip CM3200 and this model features the newer MediaTek Kompanio 820 SoC.
We haven’t had the chance to review the new Flip CM3 and for the most part, the device is identical to its predecessor. The one upgrade, being the processor, is why this model presents a significant improvement from the original CM3. Benchmarks from other devices with the Kompanio 820/828 SoC put it on par with the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 that powers the Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5. That means that this Chromebook is actually capable of being a productivity-minded Chromebook.
Announced last fall, the new ASUS Chromebook Flip CM3 is finally available for purchase if you’re looking for the base model. As one of our readers shared, the 4GB/64GB model is in stock and shipping from Amazon for $399.99. While that’s still a tad pricey in comparison to more-premium Chromebooks, it’s not too expensive to deter shoppers that have been holding out for this refresh. You’ll get the same 12-inch, 3:2 display at 220 nits, single USB-C and USB-A ports, and a MicroSD card reader. The CM3 also supports USI styluses. You can find the all-new ASUS Chromebook Flip CM3 and the original models over on the Chrome Shop at the link below.
Shout out to Josh P. for the tip!