Tablets designed to run the Chrome operating systems have had a rocky road, especially compared to the runaway success of Chromebook laptops. Like Chromebox desktops, Chromebook tablets are few and far between, with occasional big splashes only to fade away as they fail to connect with the market.
One of those splashes came last year with Lenovo’s release of the Duet, a 10-inch tablet running Chrome and including a detachable keyboard for under $300. It’s been well received enough that it’s apparently spurred a competitor in the Asus Chromebook Flip CM3000, a similar system that the company didn’t announce along with its new Chromebook and Chromebox offerings at CES a couple of weeks ago. (That compares to two years ago, when Asus did unveil the Chromebook Tablet CT100 at CES.) However, some Internet sleuthing from the likes of Chrome Unboxed has unearthed its existence through listings on various