Lenovo has spruced up its X1 line-up with an entire new range of products and it seems that the company has lots to offer apart from the X1 series at the ongoing CES 2016 in Las Vegas. While the light Chrome OS is aimed at an online centric experience with minimal usage of heavy apps, the Windows 10 is built for heavy and complete computing experience. Even though not many of us would prefer using the Chrome OS for our work, there does exist a chunk of PC users who would prefer the light Chrome OS which is usually bundled with an affordable hardware.


Lenovo ThinkPad 13 is being offered in both Chrome and Windows 10 variants. Although both the variants are graced with the similar hardware, they do sport a slightly different connectivity ports. Now at this point it is but evident for us to think why not make the machine a dual boot system so that the users can take their pick, but this seems to be have been made impossible with the different policies Microsoft and Google employ when it comes to the hardware for their software.

Both the variants will be powered by the 6th Gen Intel Core i5 processors coupled with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage, which is way more than anything you would expect on a low-cost laptop. As we said earlier, the ChromeOS version will have some visible differences and one of those is the change in the Keyboard layout to suit the Chrome OS. The Chrome OS variant will include one USB 3.0 port and Type-C whereas the Windows variant will include a HDMI port, three USB ports and one USB Type-C. As expected, the Chrome version of the Lenovo 13 will cost less at $399 while the Windows will cost $449. The Windows version is expected to be available in April while the Chrome will start shipping in June.

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Mahit Huilgol is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and is a Technology and Automobile aficionado. He ditched the Corporate boardroom wars in the favor for technology battle ground. Also a foodie by heart and loves both the edible chips and the non-edible silicon chips.