Asus Chromebook Flip CM5 CM5500FDA-IS588T
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Reviews for the Asus Chromebook Flip CM5 CM5500FDA-IS588T
The Asus Chromebook Flip CM5 looks good, it's well built and the 15.6-inch display gives you room for work and a better entertainment experience -- whether or not you plan to game on it. It is bigger and heavier than your average Chromebook. And the dim, glossy display might make working outdoors a bit of a pain, and cranking up the brightness to battle reflections is going to shorten your battery life. It is nice to see something a little different in the category, though, and the CM5 stands out in more ways than one.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/03/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Mag
Windows convertible laptops have nothing on the Asus Chromebook Flip CM5 (starts at $499.99; $599.99 as tested). Not many Chromebooks have HDMI ports, obliging you to fuss with a USB-C DisplayPort dongle to connect an external monitor, but the Asus has one. And hardly any Chromebooks have handy Home, End, Page Up, and Page Down keys—you have to team the menu and Alt keys with the cursor arrows—but the Flip CM5's backlit keyboard includes them. Like all 15.6-inch convertibles, the Asus is too heavy and unwieldy for comfort in tablet mode, but it's a perky, well-equipped, and affordable option for going online and Google Workspace productivity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/07/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
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15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very old and big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal; nowadays, rather typical for 15 inch laptops.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.
In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).
75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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