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Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Lenovo Relases New Chromebooks, One with a Yoga-style Touchscreen
Lenovo has announced the N20 and N20p Chromebooks , two 11.6-inch devices that share the same specs but the latter has a touchscreen that folds backward.
The N20p Chromebook has a touchscreen that can rotate roughly 300 degrees to a "stand mode." It will be priced at US$329.
The non-touch N20 Chromebook will cost at $279.
Both the N20 and N20p laptops have 11.6-inch screens that can display images at a 1366 x 768-pixel resolution. They are based on the updated Chrome OS, which hit laptops in September last year.
The laptops offer eight hours of battery life and can boot in three seconds, according to Lenovo. Other fatures in the models include 16GB of internal storage, 2GB of DRAM, a dual-core Intel Celeron N2830 processor, a 1-megapixel webcam, two USB 2.0 ports and a micro-SD slot for expandable storage. The laptops have the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.
Built on the Chrome browser and based on the Linux kernel, Chromebooks are able to download apps specifically for the device from Google?s Chrome Web Store. Google Docs can be used for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations, and Google Drive or any other service like Box.net for storage.
In 2013, Chromebooks accounted for 20 percent of the business laptops shipped, according to market research firm NPD Group.
Pricing for models of the N20 Chromebook and N20p Chromebook start at $279 and $329, respectively. They will be available beginning in July and August, respectively, via Lenovo retailers and www.lenovo.com.