During the recent CES 2021 online event, Asus did its usual unveiling of a vast series of new computers, including a few new Chromebooks. But as a new leak today shows, Asus left out the announcement of one of the new Chromebook tablets due to launch in 2021.
A recent store listing in Germany that was spotted by ChromeUnboxed, pretty much tells us everything we need to know about this unannounced 2-in-1 tablet though.
The new Asus ChromeBook CM3 CM3000 is a 10.5-inch 2-in1 tablet with Chrome OS. The screen has a Full HD resolution display at 1920 x 1200 and 320 nits. And while the bezels are still thick for a 2021 tablet PC, they are still thinner than usual for an Asus 2-in-1.
Powering this tablet is the typical setup of an octa-core MediaTek MT8183 processor with Google Security Chip H1, 4GB LPDDR4x RAM, and 64GB / 128GB eMMC storage.
Other Asus ChromeBook CM3000 specs includes Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 4.2, a USB C port, a 3.5mm audio jack, an integrated stylus pen that slots into the top of the tablet, a pogo pin connected keyboard with kickstand, a 2MP front camera, 8MP rear camera, stereo speakers, and a 27Wh battery.
The 530 grams and 8mm thick mineral grey Asus ChromeBook CM3000 hasn’t even been announced yet, so the launch dates are uncertain. Some of the Swedish retailers are expecting it in store by February 2nd, while others in March or later. The price seems to start at €449 in the Eurozone.
– Jim Miller