Although quietly, Chromebooks are slowly making room in the market. Not only are cheap laptops that use ChromeOS, but the compatibility will have many devices of this operating system with Android applications.
This decision by Google can make these gadgets become more popular in a short time. Several manufacturers have climbed the ship of Chromebooks, but in this article, the protagonist is Lenovo, who has released the Lenovo Flex 11, a device whose price does not reach 300 dollars and, on paper, looks good. The highlight of this Chromebook is, apart from the convenience of positioning the screen, which is thought of students.
A design with flexibility in mind, this is how the Lenovo Flex 11
Lenovo has unveiled its Flex 11 as a Chromebook 2 in 1 and has quite in common with this type of devices thanks to the variety of positions in which you can place the touch screen. You can place it as if it were a normal laptop and, from there, you can position the screen as you want, even as a tablet by placing the keyboard area behind you.
Judging by the photos, the Lenovo Flex 11 is designed to make it comfortable to carry everywhere rather than to look ‘premium’. The impression given is that it is a relatively thin device thanks to not having the specifications of a normal laptop (and, therefore, do not need so many pieces).
Beyond the flexibility of your screen, there is nothing on this Chromebook that calls the ante much except its resistance to, according to Lenovo, drops of up to 75 cm. In addition, its ports and keyboard are resistant to liquid spills. The fact that the speakers are located in the lower area can worsen the quality of the audio when you use it in portable mode.
Good enough specifications for almost all users
If we look at the numbers of this Lenovo Flex 11, we will find more than enough specifications for most users of a Chromebook, especially if we look at the price tag. The screen has a size of 11.6 inches and a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels which, as we said, is tactile.
As for the processor, the model has not been specified, although it is known to have a maximum clock speed of 2.1 GHz and has four ARM cores. This chip is accompanied by 4 GB of RAM and a storage of 32 GB that you can expand with SD cards. Keep in mind that Chromebooks do not require as much storage as traditional laptops.
As for the photographic section, all you see is that there is a sensor on the screen, nothing has been specified, while behind you can not see anything. Actually, that serves for video conferences, it would be more than enough, you can not ask for much.
If you look at its sides, we will have two USB-C ports, one on each side, two standard USB ports, an HDMI and an SD card slot. As for the battery, although they have not given a figure, the manufacturer says it lasts up to 10 hours.
Chrome OS as an operating system, but no support for Android apps … for now
One of the features announced by Google a few months ago and has been well received is the ability to install Android applications on Chrome OS and use them as if it were an Android tablet. This approach between the two operating systems is quite positive and an additional incentive to purchase.
Unfortunately, in the case of Lenovo Flex 11, we do not have the compatibility of Android applications, although the Chinese manufacturer said that the device was designed with this in mind and that soon the apps of that system will be installed on your Chromebook. Hopefully in this regard do not be delayed much, because I could throw back more than one.
Availability and Pricing of Lenovo Flex 11
Lenovo announced that its Flex 11 will be priced at $ 279 and will be available sometime this April. More details on the departure date and where this interesting Chromebook will be available will follow later.