On Windows, convertible laptops that don’t have anything to do with the Asus Chromebook Flip CM5 (starting at $499.99; $599.99 in the test mode). Not a lot of chrome devices are equipped with HDMI ports, allowing you to fiddle with the USB-C to DisplayPort adapter to connect an external monitor, however, Asus does.
And it would be very handy in a Home, End, Page Up, and Page Down keys-you need to be combined with the Alt, menu buttons, and the cursor arrows, but the Flip-CM5 backlit keyboard has them. Like all 15.6-inch convertibles, Asus is too heavy and not too light, for comfort in tablet mode, but it’s a fun, well-equipped, and affordable option to get online and how to increase your Google-work space for a home office.
Asus Chromebook Flip CM5 Specs
With our transparent box, model CM5500FDA-IS588T shows a $ 599.99 Costco configuration with AMD 2.1 GHz quad-core CPU, Ryzen 5 is 3500C, 8 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of NVMe SSD storage. In Amazon, and the Performance on offer is a $ 100 budget model, with a dual-core Ryzen 3 processor and 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of eMMC flash storage. Both of them have the Wi-Fi 6, and a 15.6-inch touchscreen display with a Full HD resolution of 1,920 by 1,080 pixels).
Flip-CM5 it has an aluminum frame and plastic base, styled in an almost-black shade, which Asus calls in mineral gray. It measures 0.73 14.1 9.5 inches and has a weight of 4.3 kg, about the same as the last 15.6-inch convertible Chromebook, we tested the divisional Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630 of May 2019. The 14-inch 2-in-1 prices, such as the Acer Chromebook Spin 514 and the HP Chromebook X360 14 c, it is easier to maintain (3.6 kgs each).
The screen is surrounded by a medium-thin frame, the company calls it a screen-to-body ratio of 81%, with the camera in the middle on the upper side, and a small chrome Asus logo at the bottom, to match what is in the box. The two-door hinges, you can select the frame in the display will go back to the drawing, tent, or tablet mode, Asus says that the CM5 has ErgoLift hinge design also seen on the Windows laptop, but the screen is not to increase the keyboard tilt for typing until it is fully charged at the far back.
The screen wobbles a bit when pressed while in laptop mode, however, if you are the colors of his horns, or press on the keypad, it will be almost impossible to bend.
On the left-hand side are a USB 3.2 Type-C port, USB 3.2 Type-A ports, an audio jack, a volume rocker, and a power button. On the right-hand side, there is also a USB-C port, an HDMI port, and a microSD card slot. The compact adapter can be plugged into any USB-C port. WASDS are highlighted in orange as if they were in a number of gaming laptops, but Chrome is not one of them, a few of the free games like Plants Vs. Zombies or play Bubble Witch 3 for he is the most likely to be seen.
Keyboard Is A Plus, Video Camera, F-Minus
I have already mentioned that, with the welcome addition of a keyboard with a small Home, End, Page Up, and Page Down keys are above the number pad, as well as to backlighting. It has a comfortable, animated, car, feeling good, with the exit button. The large button-less touchpad, slide and squeezing just enough to make a quiet click.
IPS 1080p and is designed only for up to 250 nits brightness, as a rule, we ask for the 300-and just hope for the 400, but in my testing, it was very bright, with a white instead of a black background, and decent contrast. The colors are bright and saturated, and the fine details look good. In contrast, a Smartphone with a smaller display, the Flip-CM5 has a native resolution by default, but the Settings of the app, you can choose to have a reduced outside the resolution or scale of the resolution, such as 1280 x 720, and if you have larger icons and screen elements.
Be the talk of up to 1280 x 720 resolution, which is the standard resolution of a camera’s and laptops. The Flip is no exception to this, but it is so worn-out that it only takes about a half of a star from the overall rating of the system, and I’m used to soft-focus, or the slightly uneven edges and loud to pictures, but it is much, much worse, are so blurred, that you don’t recognize yourself. Both the Camera and the Duo apps looked just awful. Unfortunately, it’s the camera, not moving a little so you can’t turn it off.
The bottom of speakers may be given to a relative to be loud, and a little bit empty, or hollow noise, as the bass not a lot, but the treble and midrange are clear and you are able to spot the overlapping of the tracks. Like other Chromebooks, the Asus comes with a variety of offerings, including a 12-month Google One with 100 GB of cloud storage, as well as three months of YouTube Premium, Canva, and Google’s Software.
Performance Testing: the Result of the same device Class
To our customers in comparison, the Asus Chromebook Flip, CM5 for the two 14-inch convertible cars that have been listed above, the technology, the HP x360 14, and the Acer Chromebook Spin 514, respectively, up to an Intel Core i3 processor, and the same technology, the optimized AMD Ryzen 5 3500C processor and Asus.
A 13.5-inch convertible is powered by a Core i5 Acer Chromebook Spin 713, the titles of our editors ‘ choice in the consumer category. When I have a 15.6-inch system, and I gave it to the final lock on the Chromebook, the HP 15 is a Core i3 laptop with an extra single bed, a 2-in-1.
The CrXPRT results in a four-way tie with the HP, but the WebXPRT 3 was a bit of a distance between the rivals, and the Asus scored a perfectly respectable score on the two tests. This is in line with the actual performance, which does not slow it down, or too slow, Instagram, and even with multiple browser tabs open multiple video files playbacks. (You can read more about how we test laptops here.
Another four in a row to finish the test. We’ve never seen a smartphone that can keep up with the fast pace of Windows-based laptops, or mobile stations, but they are more relevant for online work, daily use, and then demanding video editing or 3D rendering, especially for the price.
Finally, to test the service life of the battery of the laptop computer, we have to loop the video is in 720p, format, with the screen brightness set to 50%, and the volume is at 100% and free Wi-Fi is turned off before the system crashes. If the same device is in the internal memory is not large enough to store movies, we will be running on an external SSD connected to a USB-C port.
As a desktop replacement, the CM5 is more likely to be integrated than a laptop, and for frequent travelers, or an ultraportable, the eight-and-a-half hours of video playback do not disturb is important, but it’s not very impressive. This will definitely help to get you through a few of the classes on campus, or a Google Slides presentation to a client.
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