While Acer was going big with its new Chromebook announcement this week, Asus is staying flexible with its launch of a pair of Chromebooks that look to capture a piece of the 2-in-1 segment of the growing laptop market . We had a first inkling of the new hybrid devices back in January , though the leaked information at the time pointed to a single Chromebook Flip CM3000 tablet with a detachable keyboard. It turns out now that there is a Flip CM3 as well as a Detachable CM3 , the latter of which possesses the specs originally leaked for the Flip CM3000. As the names suggest, the Chromebooks handle their hybrid-ness (hybridicity?) in slightly different ways to meet the distinct needs of potential buyers. With the Flip CM3, Asus provides a laptop with a 360-degree hinge that allows it to switch from a traditional laptop to tablet mode, tent mode, and even completely flat mode. What the 12-inch touchscreen lacks in resolution (1,366×912), it makes up for in viewing space in portrait mode thanks to narrow bezels and a 3:2 aspect ration. The low-res display is indicative of the modest specs of the Flip CM3, which is built around… Read full this story
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