Asus Chromebook Flip CM1: A 2-in-1 laptop for the small budget
With the Chromebook Flip CM1, Asus has a simple 2-in-1 laptop in its lineup that is based on Chrome OS and powered by an AMD APU. You shouldn't expect high-end case materials for the device. The case is made of plastic.
The built-in AMD 3015Ce APU consists of a dual-core processor (simultaneous multithreading is supported) and a Vega 3 iGPU with a reduced maximum clock speed. It's supported by 4 GB of RAM (soldered, no memory banks) and a 64 GB eMMC module. Expanding the storage capacity is only be possible via a microSD memory card.
The system operates well and smoothly. Chrome OS loads quickly, and applications are opened promptly. Thanks to the integration of the Google Play Store, countless Android apps are ready for use on the Chromebook. The hardware configuration is sufficient for simple office and Internet applications. Thanks to passive APU cooling, the convertible operates silently. Moreover, it doesn't heat up excessively.
The 50 Wh battery in the CM1 is sufficient for a Wi-Fi runtime of just under 9 hours. This should get you through the day without the need for a power adapter. Good: The laptop can be powered via both USB-C ports (USB 3.2 Gen 1; Power Delivery, DisplayPort via USB-C). The included USB-C power adapter (45 watts) can also be used to charge the batteries of other devices (smartphones, tablets).
The 14-inch touchscreen display (Full HD, IPS) scores points with stable viewing angles, decent color reproduction and sufficient contrast. However, the brightness is too low. It also has a glossy surface.
For more information and many benchmark results, we recommend reading our review of the Asus Chromebook Flip CM1.