Lenovo’s Flex 11 Chromebook is small, durable, and cheap

A new Chromebook was announced today by Lenovo, and it’s definitely meant for people shopping on a budget. The Flex 11 Chromebook, though extremely versatile, packs low-end specifications that probably aren’t enough for most. It’s small, durable, and cheap. This Chromebook is likely meant for schools as well as consumers who need a quick-and-easy machine for simple day-to-day tasks. If you’re looking for power, you’ll need to keep shopping.

Hit the break for details on Lenovo’s latest.

With the Flex 11 Chromebook, you’re getting a laptop capable of nailing daily necessities. It does run Chrome OS after all. The Flex 11 Chromebook features an 11.6-inch (1366×768) display, an unnamed quad-core ARM-based processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and multiple ports. Included is a USB-C port, a USB 3.0 port, an SD card slot, a Kensington lock slot, and an auxiliary port. See, you’re just not going to be blown away by anything here. But you’re really not supposed too. It’s a Chromebook, and these machines are meant to be good enough and nothing more.

Charging is done through the USB-C port and, when filled completely, the battery should last up to ten hours.

Despite the low-end specifications, Lenovo’s newest Chromebook isn’t a ‘bad’ device. The display is touch-enabled; therefore, down the road (since it’s not yet ready) you’ll be able have full access to Google Play. Then you can use the 360-degree to enjoy the Flex 11 Chromebook like a tablet. And you do get a design that’s durable. For example, the body is drop-resistant and the keyboard is water-resistant.

Lenovo’s Flex 11 Chromebook will start being sold later this month for $279, but for now we’re unaware of when the actual release date is.

About the Author: Justin Herrick

Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.