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.