Chromebooks truly offer the best of both worlds, i.e., the functionality of a tablet and laptop in one device. Asus is one of the leading OEMs to bring out premium Chromebooks that dominate the segment. The brand has launched another device, the Chromebook Detachable CM3. The latest Chromebook is a hybrid device that comes with a keyboard that attaches to the tablet magnetically.
Here is everything that you need to know about the ASUS Chromebook Detachable CM3, including its specifications, pricing, availability details, and more.
- 10.5-inch WUXGA LCD screen with 1920 x 1200 pixels resolution
- 2GHz MediaTek™ 8183 chipset, Chrome OS
- 4GB RAM, 64GB/128GB storage
- 8MP rear camera, 2MP selfie camera
- 27W pack with up to 12 hours backup
ASUS Chromebook Detachable CM3: Specs & Features
The Chromebook Detachable CM3 is a tablet-like Chrome OS device. It brings mobility and productivity in one machine, paired with unique features and a stylish aesthetic.
Users can attach an ergonomic full-sized keyboard to transform it into a laptop. ASUS has integrated an ErgoLift design in the Chromebook Detachable CM3 to make it more portable and work-friendly. The keyboard offers six degrees of flexibility, while the stand can provide up to 90 degrees of flexibleness. It enables the device to be used at different viewing angles.
The Chromebook Detachable CM3 features a 10.5-inch screen with 1920 x 1200 pixels resolution and a 16:10 aspect ratio. The Detachable CM3 is just what the branding implies. The touchscreen Chromebook ships with a detachable keyboard plus a stain-resistant cover. It also includes a USI stylus that can work for up to 45-minutes in 15-seconds of charge.
The keyboard on the device comes with full-size keys. It is also compatible with the ASUS Pen stylus. The Mineral Gray aluminum unibody chassis clubbed with matte black diamond-cut edges make it look super-premium.
Under the hood, a MediaTek MTK8183 chipset powers the device with 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 64GB/128GB storage. Connectivity options on the device include Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 2×2 MIMO, USB 2.0 Type-C, two 3.5mm audio jacks, and dual stereo speakers. There are keyboard hooks on the device that attaches through a Pogo Pin interface. The device has a 2-megapixel front camera and an 8-megapixel rear camera.
There is a 27W pack on the device that should last up to 12 hours. The device weighs 1.14 pounds and over 2 pounds with a keyboard and stand.
Pricing and availability
The ASUS Chromebook Detachable CM3 costs $349.99, including both the stand and the keyboard. It also includes 12-months Google One 100GB subscription for cloud storage.
|Tablet||ASUS Chromebook Detachable CM3|
|Operating system||Chrome OS|
|Display||10.5-inch WUXGA LCD screen with 1920 x 1200 pixels resolution|
|Processor||2GHz MediaTek 8183 chipset, Chrome OS|
|RAM||4GB of RAM|
|Cameras||2MP front-facing and 8MP rear-facing|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Ports||USB-C, 3.5mm audio jack|
|Battery||27W pack with up to 12 hours backup|
|Dimensions||25.54 x 16.72 x 0.79 ~ 0.80 cm|
ASUS Chromebook Detachable CM3 vs Lenovo Chromebook Duet
In the Chrome OS space, you can look at the Lenovo Chromebook Duet as Chromebook Detachable CM3. Both the devices fall almost in the same price segment.
The Lenovo Chromebook Duet is an affordable device with a 10.1-inch screen, a detachable keyboard, and a kickstand cover. On the contrary, the Chromebook Detachable CM3 offers the same accessories but with a 10.5-inch screen. A MediaTek Helio P60T processor powers the Chromebook Duet with 4GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of storage, while the Chromebook Detachable CM3 comes powered by a MediaTek MTK8183 chipset and the same RAM and storage.
They are quite similar devices, but the latest Chromebook Detachable CM3 takes the lead with specs missing on the Chromebook Duet, such as USB Type-C. Both the devices come powered by Chrome OS that aids the convertible form factor.
If you have a budget under $350, it seems better to go with the latest Chromebook Detachable CM3.
- Solid built
- Good screen
- USI pen included
- Great keyboard
- Long updates
- Chrome browser
- A bit pricy
- Performance okay only
- Short battery life
- Pen just okay
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