A couple of days ago AMD presented the line of Ryzen and Athlon 7020C processors specially designed for laptops under Chrome OS and we already have here the first model with this hardware base, the ASUS Chromebook CM34 Flip convertible.
Chromebooks are today an alternative to computers with Windows and macOS and have accumulated a good offer to cover the needs of a good part of consumers. ASUS has one of the largest catalogs and the model in question is very similar to the CX34 Flip with twelfth generation Intel processors.
The CM34 Flip is a convertible type, with a hinge design that ASUS calls ErgoLift and that is what allows the screen to rotate up to 360 degrees to be able to use it as a laptop, tablet or in intermediate ‘tent’ modes for presentations, drawing or take notes.
This hinge also raises and tilts the keyboard for the most comfortable typing position. It should be noted that its aluminum chassis complies with military type resistance standards, MIL-STD 810H.
Its screen is a 14-inch multi-touch IPS , with WUXGA native resolution (1920 x 1200 pixels), with a 16:10 aspect ratio and a 144 Hz refresh rate. Note the stylus that can optionally include the convertible and the detail of housing it in a hole in the chassis for transport and loading.
The great novelty of this model is its processor, an AMD Ryzen 5 7520C which is the most advanced of the new AMD series for Chromebooks with its 4 cores and 8 threads working with frequencies of up to 4.3 GHz. It includes Radeon integrated graphics 610M and its TDP consumption is 15 watts. It is accompanied by 16 Gbytes of RAM memory and PCIe solid state drives for storage with 512 Gbytes.
The rest of the components of this ASUS Chromebook CM34 Flip border on a good level, with support for Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth, USB 3.2 Gen2 ports and an HDMI 2.1 output. It mounts stereo speakers tuned by Harman Kardon and features a privacy shutter-protected webcam. Its keyboard is backlit, full-size with 1.4mm key travel, and together with the touchpad and palm rest are protected by a layer of antibacterial protection.
The manufacturer promises up to 13 hours of autonomy . With a “Zinc” color finish and the ability to run Chrome OS, Android and Linux applications, the truth is that this convertible looks very good. We need to know its price. If it is competitive it will be a Chromebook to consider.