Lenovo has now launched its latest Chromebook offering in the form of the new Flex 11. It is a compact laptop that is as portable as a tablet thanks to its light-weight construction and the presence of a 360-degree hinge.
The Lenovo Flex 11 will delight a number of Chrome OS fans who were waiting for a cheaper alternative to the recently unveiled Samsung Chromebook Pro and Plus. Going beyond price and the sheer ease of using a Chromebook, the main selling point of the new Lenovo Flex is in its design. Acknowledging the fact that a Chromebook user wouldn’t be as careful as a Macbook Pro user, Lenovo has given extra impetus to the drop resistance of the its Flex 11. The Chinese OEM has included a non-slip texture to its Flex 11 for users a better grip while travelling with it. The new Chromebook also comes with a water-resistant keyboard and a sealed touchpad. Beside it weighs just under 1.3kg.
The Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook is powered by a quad core ARM processor under the hood. Each of its cores is clocked at 2.1GHz. Just like any other Chromebook, the Lenovo Flex 11 is expected to last longer than a standard laptop. Lenovo is up to the task and claims that the new Flex 11 Chromebook will deliver upto 10 hours battery life.
Connectivity wise, the Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook comes with a USB Type C, standard USB 3.0, HDMI, microphone/headphone and a SD card slot. With that said, Lenovo hasn’t yet confirmed the RAM and storage details of its Flex 11 Chromebook. We believe, Lenovo will be introducing the Flex 11 in a number of RAM and storage options and the pricing will vary depeding on the same.
Lenovo has, however, confirmed that it will roll out the Flex 11 Chromebook by end of April for a price of $279 (Rs 18,000 approx.) in the US.