Lenovo unveiled a new convertible Chromebook this week, without making a big deal out of it. We’re dealing with a budget 11.6 inch model, dubbed Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3i, which is already listed as “sold out” on the company’s US site. It’s priced at $330.
Stocks are available in some parts of Asia right now, like Hong Kong and Singapore. We’re dealing with a compact product, that weighs around 2.6 pounds and measures 0.7 inches in thickness. The display has pretty large bezels, signaling the entry level identity of the product. The screen is an IPS LCD that’s touch enabled and offers a 1366 x 768 pixel resolution. There’s also an Intel Celeron N4020 dual core Gemini Lake Refresh processor inside, as well as 4 GB of RAM (LPDDR4-2400) and 32 GB or 64 GB of eMMC storage.
For connectivity we have WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2 and for entertainment there are 2 speakers, each 2W in power. Then there’s a 720p webcam and two USB Type-C ports, as well as 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports. To add more storage we have a microSD card slot and we end it all with an audio jack and a 45 Wh battery. Of course the selling point is probably the format here, a 360 hinged machine, that flips all the way around. Thus you can hold the device like a tablet, use it in laptop or tent mode.
From what I understood more Chromebooks should be coming these days.