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ASUS 14" Chromebook: Ryzen 3-7320C, 14" 1200p Touchscreen, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD Expired

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Best Buy via eBay has ASUS 14" Touchscreen Chromebook (CM3401-R3128BL) on sale for $279. Shipping is free.

Best Buy has ASUS 14" Touchscreen Chromebook (CM3401-R3128BL) on sale for $279. Shipping is free.

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Specs (source):
  • 14" 1920x1200 Touchscreen Display
  • AMD Ryzen 3-7320C Processor
  • 8GB LPDDR5 Memory
  • 128GB Solid State Drive
  • Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax + Bluetooth 5.3
  • Chrome OS
  • Ports:
    • 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
    • 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C support display / power delivery
    • 1x HDMI 2.1 TMDS
    • 1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack
  • 3-Cell 63Whr Battery
  • Weight: 4.08 lbs

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  • Comes with 1-year warranty.
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BestBuy [] has ASUS CM3401 Chromebook for $279.00

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  • Google Chrome OS
    • Chromebook is a computer for the way the modern world works, with thousands of apps, built-in virus protection and cloud backups. It is secure, fast, up-to-date, versatile and simple.
  • 14" WUXGA
    • The 1920 x 1200 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • 8GB system memory for basic multitasking
    • Adequate high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run multiple applications and browser tabs all at once.
  • 128GB SSD
    • This ultracompact system is ideal for mobile devices and applications, providing enhanced storage capabilities, streamlined data management, quick boot-up times and support for high-definition video playback.
  • 2-in-1 Design
    • Offers versatile design with laptop, audience, tabletop and presentation modes.
  • Built-in cloud support
    • Easily save your files to your Google Drive account for secure access wherever you go. You can also sync with your other devices running Chrome and even work offline when needed. Fees may apply.
  • AMD Radeon Graphics
    • On-processor graphics with shared video memory provide everyday image quality for Internet use, basic photo editing and casual gaming.
  • Weighs 3.97 lbs. and measures 0.82" thin
    • Ultrathin and ultralight for maximum portability, featuring a smaller screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor. Lithium-polymer battery.
  • Built-in media reader for simple photo transfer
    • Supports SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card formats.
  • Wireless/Wired connectivity (Wi-Fi 6 - 802.11ax)
    • Connect to a Wireless-AX router for nearly 3x the speed, more capacity and wider coverage than Wireless-N. Backward-compatible with all other Wi-Fi networks and hotspots.
  • Built-in HD webcam with microphone
    • Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Google Hangouts or other popular applications.
  • Additional port
    • Headphone/microphone combo jack. Note: This laptop does not include a built-in DVD/CD drive.
  • Built-in virus protection and Google products
    • Work, play and do right out of the box with Search, Gmail, Talk, YouTube and Hangouts, then personalize with the Chrome Web Store. Multiple layers of protection defend against viruses and malware.
  • Additional port
    • Headphone/microphone combo jack.
  • Minecraft now available on Chromebook
    • Join millions of players to mine, craft, explore and survive in a vast open world, with seamless cross-play with friends.
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Model: ASUS - 14" Chromebook - AMD Ryzen 3 7320C - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Ponder Blue

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Bought this last month... first hand answers/opinions:

it is a 2-in-1
it is a touchscreen
it does have backlit keyboard
nice processor, much better than my MT8183 speed wise
Sharp screen, bright (300 nits but seem brighter), shows as 1980x1200 native resolution, glossy but OK.
Noticeably heavier than Lenovo, but more solid too.
8GB RAM is awesome for Chrome... Solid. No crashes/hangs. (Old Lenovo/4GB/MT8183, not so much.)
128GB NVMe drive (better than built-in, IMHO)
Camera, OK. Bluetooth, OK. Speakers good, but downward facing, so you can't really hear how good they are. Meh.
Does have a cooling fan, but (a) very quiet, and (b) not used much/high
Running crouton with full Linux (Ubuntu, Thunderbird, LibreOffice) , so Intel based CPU is a plus for coding/debugging vs ARM
Currently streaming baseball in one Chrome window, casting to TV, 15 tabs open in another Chrome window and fan is 23% with CPU temp at 90F, so no problem at all.
There are really loads of ways in which almost any chromebook will manage this, but those might not work well with your expectations. At some point, you are compromising some CPU performance to manage that many tabs (which could be offset by a device with a more powerful CPU, like the one in this deal). Going further, memory saver functionality effectively deactivates background tabs (though this could be undesirable for certain pages/workflows).

Overall I would suggest that your specific use case would best be matched to a platform that is easily expanded to meet your particular demands. Sadly this isn't typically a chromebook, since few offer user-accessible RAM. And rather than shopping for a premium chromebook to meet your requirements, a Windows laptop with a decent CPU (perhaps what you already have? Really any relatively modern 4-core i-series model), expandable memory (16GB minimum, but I'd daresay 32GB to be safe) and a speedy SSD could meet the challenge you've set up.

Of course, there's no reason you have to run Windows. I'm simply suggesting that chromebooks, coming in essentially fixed configurations, might not (without some tweaking) be a solution targeted at very specific, demanding needs.

Good luck!
The description is interesting:

Weighs 3.97 lbs. and measures 0.82" thin
Ultrathin and ultralight for maximum portability, featuring a smaller screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor. Lithium-polymer battery.

3.97lbs as ultralight might be a stretch even 5 years ago. Smilie

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09-22-2023 at 10:52 AM.
09-22-2023 at 10:52 AM.
I had one , at same price during labor day weekend from best buy. This was my first chromebook and it's really sleak! I returned it because for some reason asus was showing only 8 month warranty. I took it to best buy to figure out and they didnt even try. Just processed return with reason 'customer didn't like chromebook' which was so not true lol. I think they have it in stock again - so will pick one up. It also worked well with my dell docking station. battery was awesome too.
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09-22-2023 at 10:55 AM.
09-22-2023 at 10:55 AM.
Quote from Dyscalculic :
Other than lack of skills on my part, what's stopping me from putting windows on it?

A quick google search will reveal this answered a bazillion times.