ASUS Chromebook CM14 and Chromebook CM14 Flip unveiled with MediaTek chipsets
ASUS had a busy CES 2023, with mini-PCs, laptops and monitors all showcased under the company's various brands. It turns out that ASUS has also prepared the Chromebook CM14 series, a pair of laptops that rely on the MediaTek Kompanio 520 chipset. For reference, the MediaTek Kompanio 520 contains two ARM Cortex-A76 CPU cores clocked at 2.05 GHz, a further six Cortex-A55 cores running at 2 GHz and a Mali-G52 MC2 2EE GPU. In other words, the MediaTek Kompanio 520 is an entry-level chipset.
Additionally, both machines come with 4 GB or 8 GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 32 GB, 64 GB or 128 GB of eMMC flash storage. ASUS powers the Chromebook CM14 series with a 42 Wh battery that supports 45 W charging via USB Type-C and includes the following ports:
- 1x 3.5 mm jack
- 1x MicroSD card reader
- 1x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
- 2x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C (DisplayPort Alt Mode/USB Power Delivery)
Moreover, both units measure 325 x 227 x 18 mm. The more complex hinge in the Chromebook CM14 Flip makes it heavier than its laptop sibling at 1.56 kg versus 1.45 kg. Surprisingly, ASUS installs different displays. ASUS has not confirmed pricing or availability yet. However, the company has listed both on its main website with full specifications and product details. Hence, it seems likely that the pair will be available within the next few months.
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