Asus has announced nan upgraded Asus Chromebook CM30 (CM3001) for nan US and world marketplace this week, aft it was first announced successful July. Though it’s not imaginable to bargain it conscionable yet arsenic it won’t motorboat earlier 2024.
This tablet is nan successor to nan Asus Chromebook CM3 that was launched successful June 2021.
As acold arsenic Chromebooks go, I’ve ever liked nan first procreation model, and fortunately Asus has kept nan champion creation features and only changed immoderate of nan specs.
The biggest alteration is nan caller octa-core 2.05 GHz MediaTek MT8186 ‘Kompanio 520’ processor that’s already recovered its measurement into Lenovo Chromebooks.
Other main hardware consists of 4GB and 8GB options of LPDDR4x RAM (3600 MHz), and 64GB and 128GB options of eMMC storage, pinch further options of Wi-Fi only aliases 4G LTE.
The 10.5-inch surface has FHD solution of 1920 x 1200, pinch an integrated digitizer pen wrong of nan tablet. This pen is an Asus USI pen by nan way.
And while it has retained nan stereo speakers, it has changed to cameras to 5MP cameras connected some nan beforehand and nan back.
The artillery has a 27WHrs capacity pinch a artillery life of 12 hours.
Wireless options are Bluetooth 5.2, and dual-band Wi-Fi 6, while it has a azygous USB-C port.
But pinch this being a productivity geared Chrome tablet, it still has that Surface type keyboard too, arsenic good arsenic a backmost screen that doubles arsenic a tablet guidelines successful some horizontal and vertical mode.
Among Chromebook tablets, nan closest replacement will beryllium nan Lenovo Chromebook Duet 3, which is successful nan aforesaid value range, but is simply a small spot larger astatine 11 inches, and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor instead.
– Tom Bowen