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Asus Chromebook Flip CM1 in review: Silent 2-in-1 laptop

Affordable companion. The 2-in-1 laptop offers an IPS touchscreen display, a silent operation, good battery life, and USB-C with Power Delivery. The overall package won't put too big a dent in your wallet.

With the Chromebook Flip CM1, Asus has a simple 2-in-1 laptop based on Chrome OS in its lineup that is powered by a passively cooled AMD APU. There are no direct current competitors in our database. Either the price level, format, or device category don't align. The extended group of competitors includes the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook, the Acer Aspire 1 A114-61, and the Acer Spin 3 SP314-21N.

Asus Chromebook Flip CM1 (Chromebook Flip Series)
Processor
AMD 3015Ce 2 x 1.2 - 2.3 GHz, Zen
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, Core: 600 MHz
Memory
4096 MB 
, DDR4, onboard, no memory slots
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, capacitive, 10 touchpoints, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 50 GB free
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: combined headset port, Card Reader: microSD, Sensors: acceleration, gyroscope
Networking
AzureWave AW-CM421INF (a/b/g/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18.6 x 326.5 x 228.8 ( = 0.73 x 12.85 x 9.01 in)
Battery
50 Wh, 4335 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Google Chrome OS
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
1.65 kg ( = 58.2 oz / 3.64 pounds), Power Supply: 180 g ( = 6.35 oz / 0.4 pounds)
Price
299 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
79.9 %
04/2022
Asus Chromebook Flip CM1
3015Ce, Vega 3
1.7 kg18.6 mm14.00"1920x1080
79 %
01/2022
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook
SD 7c, Adreno 618
715 g7.2 mm13.30"1920x1080
81.2 %
11/2021
Acer Spin 3 SP314-21N-R4GU
R3 3250U, Vega 3
1.5 kg16.9 mm14.00"1920x1080
77.6 %
12/2021
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
SD 7c, Adreno 618
1.5 kg18.9 mm14.00"1920x1080

Case and connectivity - Asus laptop supports Power Delivery

Asus uses a plastic case for the CM1, which comes in silver (back of the lid, top of the base unit) and light gray (bottom cover). The gap dimensions are correct, and sharp edges aren't noticeable. The base unit and lid can be twisted a bit too easily. The battery is firmly built into the device. There's no maintenance hatch.

The three USB ports (1x USB-A, 2x USB-C) work according to the USB 3.2 Gen 1 standard. The USB-C ports support Power Delivery as well as DisplayPort per USB-C. Furthermore, there's a slow microSD memory card reader (reference card: AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60), and a Wi-Fi 5 module (802.11ac, Bluetooth 5).

Two cameras are on board: A webcam (0.9 MP) for video calls and a camera (5 MP) for photos. The latter is located in the lower right corner of the palm rest and can be used in tablet mode. The webcam only provides the standard results, but the 5 MP camera produces decent outcomes.

Size comparison

328 mm / 12.9 inch 236 mm / 9.29 inch 18.9 mm / 0.744 inch 1.5 kg3.31 lbs326.5 mm / 12.9 inch 228.8 mm / 9.01 inch 18.6 mm / 0.732 inch 1.7 kg3.64 lbs325 mm / 12.8 inch 230 mm / 9.06 inch 16.9 mm / 0.665 inch 1.5 kg3.31 lbs305.9 mm / 12 inch 186.8 mm / 7.35 inch 7.2 mm / 0.2835 inch 715 g1.576 lbs
Left side: USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB-C; Power Delivery, DisplayPort), memory card reader (microSD), combo audio, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB-A)
Left side: USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB-C; Power Delivery, DisplayPort), memory card reader (microSD), combo audio, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB-A)
Right side: Power button, volume rocker, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB-C; Power Delivery, DisplayPort)
Right side: Power button, volume rocker, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB-C; Power Delivery, DisplayPort)
SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Average of class Convertible
  (10 - 201, n=55, last 2 years)
70.3 MB/s ∼100% +120%
Asus Chromebook Flip CM1
AMD 3015Ce (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
32 MB/s ∼46%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-21N-R4GU
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
25.6 MB/s ∼36% -20%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Average of class Convertible
  (25 - 253, n=48, last 2 years)
88.1 MB/s ∼100%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-21N-R4GU
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
36.7 MB/s ∼42%
ColorChecker
17.4 ∆E
15.7 ∆E
19.1 ∆E
19.9 ∆E
20 ∆E
15.6 ∆E
17.4 ∆E
20.6 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
18.1 ∆E
20.2 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
16.5 ∆E
21.2 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
19.6 ∆E
19.3 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
17.6 ∆E
17.1 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus Chromebook Flip CM1: 15.94 ∆E min: 3.32 - max: 21.23 ∆E

Input devices - The CM1400FX lacks a backlit keyboard

The flat, slightly roughened keys of the chiclet keyboard have a short travel and a clear pressure point. The keyboard wobbles slightly during typing. However, this didn't prove to be annoying. Overall, Asus delivers a keyboard that is suitable for everyday use here, which lacks a backlight, unfortunately.

A multitouch-capable ClickPad (10.5 x 6.1 cm) serves as mouse replacement. Its smooth surface makes it easy for the fingers to glide on it. The pad has a short travel and a clear pressure point. The touchscreen (10 touchpoints) presents no issues and responds quickly to inputs.

Chromebook Flip CM1 input devices
Chromebook Flip CM1 input devices

Display - IPS panel with low brightness

Pixel grid
Pixel grid

While the glossy 14-inch touchscreen display (1,920x1,080 pixels) delivers sufficient contrast (1,000:1), the brightness (196.3 cd/m²) is too low. We consider values beyond 300 cd/m² to be good.

At brightness levels of 10% or lower, the screen flickers at a frequency of 200 Hz. This can lead to headaches and/or eye problems in sensitive users.

200
cd/m²
193
cd/m²
195
cd/m²
212
cd/m²
200
cd/m²
204
cd/m²
205
cd/m²
178
cd/m²
180
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 212 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 196.3 cd/m² Minimum: 1.3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 84 %
Center on Battery: 200 cd/m²
Contrast: 1000:1 (Black: 0.2 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.82 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.4
ΔE Greyscale 1.64 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
Gamma: 2.43
Asus Chromebook Flip CM1
IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook
OLED, 1920x1080, 13.30
Acer Spin 3 SP314-21N-R4GU
AU Optronics B140HAN04.0, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Chi Mei N140HCA-EAC, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Display
Display P3 Coverage
37.8
42
sRGB Coverage
56.8
63
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
39
43.4
Response Times
38%
-12%
4144%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
40 ?(19, 21)
2.3 ?(1.1, 1.2)
94%
48 ?(21, 27)
-20%
33 ?(16, 17)
17%
Response Time Black / White *
27 ?(15, 12)
2.6 ?(1.2, 1.4)
90%
28 ?(14, 14)
-4%
23 ?(13, 10)
15%
PWM Frequency
200 ?(10)
60.2 ?(100)
-70%
25000 ?(10)
12400%
Screen
53%
-6%
-24%
Brightness middle
200
358
79%
231
16%
246
23%
Brightness
196
366
87%
232
18%
220
12%
Brightness Distribution
84
97
15%
90
7%
83
-1%
Black Level *
0.2
0.4
-100%
0.33
-65%
Contrast
1000
578
-42%
745
-25%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
4.82
1.93
60%
4.01
17%
5.31
-10%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
20.61
4.78
77%
8.23
60%
18.2
12%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.64
1.6
2%
2.04
-24%
3.94
-140%
Gamma
2.43 91%
2.22 99%
2.25 98%
2.21 100%
CCT
6475 100%
6238 104%
6751 96%
6356 102%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
46% / 48%
-9% / -7%
2060% / 1113%

* ... smaller is better

The display shows a decent color reproduction out of the box, but colors deviate a bit from their targets - this isn't noticeable, though. Moreover, the display doesn't suffer from a blue tint.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
27 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 15 ms rise
↘ 12 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 57 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (23.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
40 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19 ms rise
↘ 21 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.692 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 49 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (36.8 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 200 Hz ≤ 10 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 200 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 10 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 200 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21792 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The viewing-angle stable IPS panel is legible from any position. Outdoors, however, the screen is hardly legible or not legible at all. The low display brightness and the glossy display surface prevent this.

The CM1 outdoors.
The CM1 outdoors.

Performance - Asus Chromebook with Ryzen APU

With the Chromebook Flip CM1, Asus has a 2-in-1 device in its lineup that provides enough performance for simple office and Internet tasks.

Processor

The CPU part of the AMD 3015Ce APU installed consists of a dual-core processor that operates at a base speed of 1.2 GHz. An increase up to 2.3 GHz is possible via Turbo. Simultaneous multithreading (two threads per core) is supported. The low TDP of 6 watts enables the SoC to be cooled passively.

Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
361.2 ms * ∼100% -5%
Asus Chromebook Flip CM1
AMD 3015Ce
344.3 ms * ∼95%
Average AMD 3015Ce
 
344 ms * ∼95% -0%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-21N-R4GU
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
313.8 ms * ∼87% +9%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000
293.2 ms * ∼81% +15%
Average of class Convertible
  (112.9 - 408, n=11, last 2 years)
234 ms * ∼65% +32%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Acer Chromebook 15 CB315-3HT-P297
Intel Pentium Silver N5030
1914 ms * ∼100% -35%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
1800 ms * ∼94% -27%
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
1792 ms * ∼94% -27%
Asus Chromebook Flip CM1
AMD 3015Ce
1415 ms * ∼74%
Average AMD 3015Ce
 
1415 ms * ∼74% -0%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000
1404 ms * ∼73% +1%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-21N-R4GU
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
1187 ms * ∼62% +16%
Average of class Convertible
  (525 - 3986, n=97, last 2 years)
923 ms * ∼48% +35%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Convertible
  (9822 - 83695, n=40, last 2 years)
49667 Points ∼100% +112%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-21N-R4GU
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
35541 Points ∼72% +52%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000
25840 Points ∼52% +10%
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
25578 Points ∼51% +9%
Asus Chromebook Flip CM1
AMD 3015Ce
23395 Points ∼47%
Average AMD 3015Ce
 
23395 Points ∼47% 0%
Acer Chromebook 15 CB315-3HT-P297
Intel Pentium Silver N5030
21894 Points ∼44% -6%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
20009 Points ∼40% -14%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Convertible
  (51.9 - 357, n=24, last 2 years)
222 Points ∼100% +78%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-21N-R4GU
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
168.7 Points ∼76% +35%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000
136.4 Points ∼61% +9%
Asus Chromebook Flip CM1
AMD 3015Ce
124.8 Points ∼56%
Average AMD 3015Ce
 
124.8 Points ∼56% 0%
Acer Chromebook 15 CB315-3HT-P297
Intel Pentium Silver N5030
110.3 Points ∼50% -12%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
109.5 Points ∼49% -12%
Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Convertible
  (34.5 - 241, n=48, last 2 years)
151.4 Points ∼100% +101%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-21N-R4GU
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
100.6 Points ∼66% +34%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000
87.9 Points ∼58% +17%
Asus Chromebook Flip CM1
AMD 3015Ce
75.3 Points ∼50%
Average AMD 3015Ce
 
75.3 Points ∼50% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
68.5 Points ∼45% -9%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
62.1 Points ∼41% -18%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Convertible
  (48.2 - 314, n=95, last 2 years)
218 Points ∼100% +85%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000
146 Points ∼67% +24%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-21N-R4GU
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
145 Points ∼67% +23%
Asus Chromebook Flip CM1
AMD 3015Ce
118 Points ∼54%
Average AMD 3015Ce
 
118 Points ∼54% 0%
Acer Chromebook 15 CB315-3HT-P297
Intel Pentium Silver N5030
116 Points ∼53% -2%
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
89 Points ∼41% -25%
CrXPRT 2
3D Shapes
Asus Chromebook Flip CM1
AMD 3015Ce
7512 Points ∼100%
Average AMD 3015Ce
 
7512 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (5149 - 7512, n=3, last 2 years)
6678 Points ∼89% -11%
DNA Sequence Analysis
Asus Chromebook Flip CM1
AMD 3015Ce
566 Points ∼100%
Average AMD 3015Ce
 
566 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (174 - 757, n=3, last 2 years)
499 Points ∼88% -12%
Stocks Dashboard
Asus Chromebook Flip CM1
AMD 3015Ce
302 Points ∼100%
Average AMD 3015Ce
 
302 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (115 - 305, n=3, last 2 years)
241 Points ∼80% -20%
Offline Notes
Asus Chromebook Flip CM1
AMD 3015Ce
204 Points ∼100%
Average AMD 3015Ce
 
204 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (73 - 204, n=3, last 2 years)
159.3 Points ∼78% -22%
Face Detection
Average of class Convertible
  (1546 - 8968, n=3, last 2 years)
5129 Points ∼100% +5%
Asus Chromebook Flip CM1
AMD 3015Ce
4874 Points ∼95%
Average AMD 3015Ce
 
4874 Points ∼95% 0%
Photo Effects
Average of class Convertible
  (206 - 1201, n=3, last 2 years)
638 Points ∼100% +26%
Asus Chromebook Flip CM1
AMD 3015Ce
506 Points ∼79%
Average AMD 3015Ce
 
506 Points ∼79% 0%
Score
Average of class Convertible
  (53 - 181, n=3, last 2 years)
101.7 Points ∼100% +43%
Asus Chromebook Flip CM1
AMD 3015Ce
71 Points ∼70%
Average AMD 3015Ce
 
71 Points ∼70% 0%

* ... smaller is better

System performance

The operating system loads quickly, and programs are opened swiftly. We didn't experience any problems. The APU and RAM configuration (4 GB) satisfy the requirements for simple office and Internet applications.

RAM is soldered.
RAM is soldered.
PCMark for Android: Work 3.0 | Storage 2.0
PCMark for Android / Work 3.0
Asus Chromebook Flip CM1
Vega 3, 3015Ce, 64 GB eMMC Flash
9775 Points ∼100%
Average AMD 3015Ce, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
 
9775 Points ∼100% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook
Adreno 618, SD 7c, 64 GB eMMC Flash
9644 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Convertible
  (6315 - 12778, n=6, last 2 years)
9386 Points ∼96% -4%
PCMark for Android / Storage 2.0
Asus Chromebook Flip CM1
Vega 3, 3015Ce, 64 GB eMMC Flash
24872 Points ∼100%
Average AMD 3015Ce, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
 
24872 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (19557 - 28061, n=5, last 2 years)
22625 Points ∼91% -9%
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook
Adreno 618, SD 7c, 64 GB eMMC Flash
19557 Points ∼79% -21%

Storage

An eMMC module with a capacity of 64 GB serves as the system drive. Expanding the storage space is possible via a microSD card.

Graphics card

The built-in Radeon iGPU is at the lower end of the performance scale. Technically, it corresponds to a Vega 3 iGPU, but its maximum clock speed of 600 MHz is significantly lower than that of the Vega 3 (1,200 MHz). The decoder that's integrated into the GPU can unload the processor when playing videos in common formats like H.264 and HEVC/H.265.

3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
2086 points
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3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Convertible
  (1996 - 5190, n=3, last 2 years)
4014 Points ∼100% +101%
Asus Chromebook Flip CM1
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD 3015Ce
1996 Points ∼50%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
 
1996 Points ∼50% 0%
Acer Chromebook 15 CB315-3HT-P297
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5030
1450 Points ∼36% -27%
3DMark / Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score
Average of class Convertible
  (21008 - 391093, n=29, last 2 years)
154832 Points ∼100% +269%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-21N-R4GU
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
86929 Points ∼56% +107%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (41927 - 95999, n=12)
77485 Points ∼50% +85%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU), Intel Pentium Silver N6000
69098 Points ∼45% +65%
Asus Chromebook Flip CM1
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD 3015Ce
41927 Points ∼27%
Acer Chromebook 15 CB315-3HT-P297
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5030
34298 Points ∼22% -18%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Average of class Convertible
  (12 - 50.5, n=7, last 2 years)
23.4 fps ∼100% +95%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU), Intel Pentium Silver N6000
22.3 fps ∼95% +86%
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook
Qualcomm Adreno 618, Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
20 fps ∼85% +67%
Asus Chromebook Flip CM1
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD 3015Ce
12 fps ∼51%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
 
12 fps ∼51% 0%
Acer Chromebook 15 CB315-3HT-P297
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5030
11 fps ∼47% -8%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Average of class Convertible
  (7.8 - 120.1, n=8, last 2 years)
46.7 fps ∼100% +325%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU), Intel Pentium Silver N6000
24.4 fps ∼52% +122%
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook
Qualcomm Adreno 618, Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
20 fps ∼43% +82%
Asus Chromebook Flip CM1
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD 3015Ce
11 fps ∼24%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
 
11 fps ∼24% 0%
Acer Chromebook 15 CB315-3HT-P297
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5030
9.9 fps ∼21% -10%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Average of class Convertible
  (9.1 - 93.4, n=8, last 2 years)
28.5 fps ∼100% +159%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU), Intel Pentium Silver N6000
21.4 fps ∼75% +95%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (11 - 21.3, n=2)
16.2 fps ∼57% +47%
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook
Qualcomm Adreno 618, Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
16 fps ∼56% +45%
Asus Chromebook Flip CM1
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD 3015Ce
11 fps ∼39%
Acer Chromebook 15 CB315-3HT-P297
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5030
7.7 fps ∼27% -30%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Average of class Convertible
  (7.3 - 111.6, n=8, last 2 years)
44 fps ∼100% +340%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU), Intel Pentium Silver N6000
24 fps ∼55% +140%
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook
Qualcomm Adreno 618, Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
16 fps ∼36% +60%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (10 - 21.5, n=2)
15.8 fps ∼36% +58%
Asus Chromebook Flip CM1
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD 3015Ce
10 fps ∼23%
Acer Chromebook 15 CB315-3HT-P297
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5030
7.1 fps ∼16% -29%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Average of class Convertible
  (39 - 157.5, n=3, last 2 years)
101 fps ∼100% +159%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU), Intel Pentium Silver N6000
76 fps ∼75% +95%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (39 - 86, n=2)
62.5 fps ∼62% +60%
Asus Chromebook Flip CM1
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD 3015Ce
39 fps ∼39%
Acer Chromebook 15 CB315-3HT-P297
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5030
24 fps ∼24% -38%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Average of class Convertible
  (40 - 257, n=3, last 2 years)
184.3 fps ∼100% +361%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU), Intel Pentium Silver N6000
85.6 fps ∼46% +114%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (40 - 89, n=2)
64.5 fps ∼35% +61%
Asus Chromebook Flip CM1
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD 3015Ce
40 fps ∼22%
Acer Chromebook 15 CB315-3HT-P297
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5030
32 fps ∼17% -20%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Average of class Convertible
  (19 - 86.6, n=4, last 2 years)
46.7 fps ∼100% +146%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU), Intel Pentium Silver N6000
42.2 fps ∼90% +122%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (19 - 25.5, n=2)
22.3 fps ∼48% +17%
Asus Chromebook Flip CM1
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD 3015Ce
19 fps ∼41%
Acer Chromebook 15 CB315-3HT-P297
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5030
14 fps ∼30% -26%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Average of class Convertible
  (19 - 170.4, n=4, last 2 years)
93.5 fps ∼100% +368%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU), Intel Pentium Silver N6000
48.7 fps ∼52% +144%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (20 - 26, n=2)
23 fps ∼25% +15%
Asus Chromebook Flip CM1
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD 3015Ce
20 fps ∼21%
Acer Chromebook 15 CB315-3HT-P297
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5030
16 fps ∼17% -20%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Average of class Convertible
  (14 - 46.5, n=5, last 2 years)
29.4 fps ∼100% +110%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU), Intel Pentium Silver N6000
28.9 fps ∼98% +106%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (14 - 24.7, n=2)
19.4 fps ∼66% +39%
Asus Chromebook Flip CM1
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD 3015Ce
14 fps ∼48%
Acer Chromebook 15 CB315-3HT-P297
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5030
11 fps ∼37% -21%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Average of class Convertible
  (13 - 108.6, n=5, last 2 years)
53.4 fps ∼100% +311%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU), Intel Pentium Silver N6000
31.7 fps ∼59% +144%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (13 - 25.1, n=2)
19.1 fps ∼36% +47%
Acer Chromebook 15 CB315-3HT-P297
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5030
13 fps ∼24% 0%
Asus Chromebook Flip CM1
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD 3015Ce
13 fps ∼24%

Emissions and energy - The Asus CM1 operates silently

Noise emissions

The CM1 is passively cooled, and it doesn't have a mechanical drive on board. Consequently, the device operates silently.

Temperature

The case temperatures of the Asus Flip remain within the green range in everyday use (office, Internet). Heat development increases in certain areas under load (Octane V2 and Jetstream benchmarks run in a loop), but this is only moderate on average.

Max. Load
 37.2 °C
99 F
37.4 °C
99 F
29.2 °C
85 F
 
 36.8 °C
98 F
32 °C
90 F
27.4 °C
81 F
 
 26.4 °C
80 F
25.2 °C
77 F
24.5 °C
76 F
 
Maximum: 37.4 °C = 99 F
Average: 30.7 °C = 87 F
29.3 °C
85 F
47 °C
117 F
47.2 °C
117 F
30 °C
86 F
35.9 °C
97 F
38.1 °C
101 F
25.9 °C
79 F
26.8 °C
80 F
26.9 °C
80 F
Maximum: 47.2 °C = 117 F
Average: 34.1 °C = 93 F
Power Supply (max.)  46.1 °C = 115 F | Room Temperature 23.8 °C = 75 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 30.7 °C / 87 F, compared to the average of 30.2 °C / 86 F for the devices in the class Convertible.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 37.4 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 35.3 °C / 96 F, ranging from 21 to 55.7 °C for the class Convertible.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 47.2 °C / 117 F, compared to the average of 36.7 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26.2 °C / 79 F, compared to the device average of 30.2 °C / 86 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 26.4 °C / 79.5 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.4 °C / 83.1 F (+2 °C / 3.6 F).
Heat development - Top (load)
Heat development - Top (load)
Heat development - Top (idle)
Heat development - Top (idle)
Heat development - Bottom (load)
Heat development - Bottom (load)
Heat development - Bottom (idle)
Heat development - Bottom (idle)
Asus Chromebook Flip CM1
AMD 3015Ce, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c, Qualcomm Adreno 618
Acer Spin 3 SP314-21N-R4GU
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c, Qualcomm Adreno 618
Heat
17%
8%
12%
Maximum Upper Side *
37.4
34.6
7%
35.3
6%
38.6
-3%
Maximum Bottom *
47.2
41.6
12%
36.2
23%
39.9
15%
Idle Upper Side *
31.7
22.4
29%
32.5
-3%
25.6
19%
Idle Bottom *
31.8
26.2
18%
30.2
5%
26.3
17%

* ... smaller is better

Speakers

The stereo speakers produce a decent sound that barely offers any bass. For a better sound experience, we recommend using headphones or external speakers.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2029.731.729.72532.635.932.63133.735.133.74026.231.726.25023.131.723.16324.12724.18024.624.524.610038.718.238.712547.21947.21605316.65320054.51654.525061.315.261.331565.114.965.140065.713.665.750067.411.967.463067.411.867.480074.212.274.2100072.112.472.1125068.612.268.616006312.863200072.813.172.8250070.613.570.6315069.113.969.1400073.114.173.1500071.814.271.8630076.614.476.6800070.414.470.41000072.514.472.5125007314.3731600072.313.572.3SPL83.825.783.8N61.30.761.3median 69.1median 14.1median 69.1Delta6.10.96.1hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseAsus Chromebook Flip CM1
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Asus Chromebook Flip CM1 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (75.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 15.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.1% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.9% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (11.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 8% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 89% worse
» The best had a delta of 5%, average was 20%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 7% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 91% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Energy consumption

The Asus convertible didn't reveal any irregularities in terms of energy consumption. The maximum power consumption of 12.3 watts is reached during the stress test. The included USB-C power adapter (45 watts) is of sufficient capacity.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.3 / 0.5 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.9 / 6.3 / 6.8 Watt
Load midlight 12 / 12.3 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.

Battery life

The 2-in-1 device reaches a runtime of 8:44 hours in our real-world Wi-Fi test. A script is used to reproduce the load caused by accessing websites.

The battery has a capacity of 50 Wh.
The battery has a capacity of 50 Wh.
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing (Chrome 100)
8h 44min
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
SD 7c, Adreno 618, 50.3 Wh
1023 min ∼100% +95%
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook
SD 7c, Adreno 618, 42 Wh
660 min ∼65% +26%
Average of class Convertible
  (315 - 1141, n=87, last 2 years)
585 min ∼57% +12%
Asus Chromebook Flip CM1
3015Ce, Vega 3, 50 Wh
524 min ∼51%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-21N-R4GU
R3 3250U, Vega 3, 48.9 Wh
425 min ∼42% -19%

Pros

+ IPS touchscreen display
+ silent operation
+ moderate heat development
+ good battery life
+ DisplayPort via USB-C
+ Power Delivery
+ ac Wi-Fi
+ use of Android apps possible

Cons

- dim display
- glossy display surface
- soldered RAM
- no SSD
- no keyboard backlight
- slow memory card reader
- no stylus support

Verdict - An affordable 2-in-1 device with weaknesses

The Asus Chromebook Flip CM1 (CM1400FX), provided by Asus Germany.
The Asus Chromebook Flip CM1 (CM1400FX), provided by Asus Germany.

An AMD 3015Ce APU, 4 GB of RAM (onboard, not expandable), and a 64 GB eMMC module are sufficient for the demands of simple office and Internet applications. High performance shouldn't be expected. The laptop operates silently and doesn't heat up excessively.

Asus delivers a basic 2-in-1 laptop for handling simple tasks with the Chromebook Flip CM1.

One battery charge (50 Wh) is enough for a Wi-Fi runtime of 8:44 hours - a good rate for a Chromebook, but not an outstanding one. Positive: The CM1 can be powered via both USB-C ports (USB 3.2 Gen 1; Power Delivery, DisplayPort).

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. In addition, it has a glossy surface.

Our database doesn't currently offer a true 1:1 alternative. The price, size, or device category are usually not a match. An alternative that is at least adequate in terms of price and performance is the Acer Aspire 1 A114-61 - a 14-inch laptop, not a 2-in-1 device. Thanks to its frugal Snapdragon processor, it offers much better battery life than the CM1.

Price and availability

At the time of writing, the Asus Chromebook Flip CM1 isn't widely available yet. Walmart's online store has one listed with 8 GB of RAM for around $480. You can also wait for it to become available in other stores like Amazon or Best Buy.

Asus Chromebook Flip CM1 - 04/18/2022 v7
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
72 / 98 → 74%
Keyboard
77%
Pointing Device
85%
Connectivity
49 / 75 → 65%
Weight
67 / 20-75 → 86%
Battery
84%
Display
77%
Games Performance
22 / 78 → 28%
Application Performance
62 / 85 → 73%
Temperature
92%
Noise
100%
Audio
72 / 91 → 79%
Camera
42 / 85 → 49%
Average
69%
80%
Convertible - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2022-04-23 (Update: 2022-04-23)