Lenovo's New Chromebook Features 300-degree Hinge

Lenovo today unveiled its first consumer Chromebooks in the form of the N20 and the N20p. The former is a more traditional design, while the latter offers something a little bit more unique. The N20p is billed as a multimode laptop with a 300 degree hinge that allows both Laptop Mode and Stand Mode.

 

As far as size is concerned, both Chromebooks pack an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 HD screen and a full-sized keyboard. They weigh roughly 3 lbs and measure 17.9 mm thick. The hardware specs are largely the same with a couple of key differences. They both run on Intel Celeron CPUs with integrated Intel Graphics and 4 GB of RAM. Check the table below for the full list of specs for both laptops:

Spec
Lenovo Chromebook N20
Lenovo Chromebook N20p
Processor
Intel Celeron
Intel Celeron
Operating System
Google Chrome OS
Google Chrome OS
Graphics
Intel Integrated Graphics
Intel Integrated Graphics
Display/Resolution
11.6-inch HD display, 1366 x 768
11.6-inch HD display, 1366 x 768, 10-point multitouch
Memory
Up to 4 GB DDR3L
Up to 4 GB DDR3L
Storage
Up to 16 GB eMMC storage
Up to 16 GB eMMC storage
Sound
Stereo speakers; Audio Combo Jack (headphones and microphone)
Stereo speakers; Audio Combo Jack (headphones and microphone)
Wireless
Bluetooth 4.02; WiFi 802.11 a/c
Bluetooth 4.02; WiFi 802.11 a/c
Camera
Front: 1MP
Front: 1MP
Battery
Up to 8 hours
Up to 8 hours
Weight
2.8 lbs
3.1 lbs
Dimensions
295 x 212 x 17.9 mm
295 x 212 x 17.9 mm
Color
Graphite grey
Graphite grey
Connectors
2 x USB ports, HDMI-out, 2-in-1 (SD/MMC) card reader
2 x USB ports, HDMI-out, 2-in-1 (SD/MMC) card reader

Pricing for the N20 and N20p starts at $279 and $329, respectively. The N20 will be available beginning in July, while the N20p will arrive in August. These laptops join Lenovo's ThinkPad 11e Chromebook and the ThinkPad YOGA 11e Chromebook in its Chromebook portfolio but are the first Chromebooks for consumers.

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  • c123456
    When will PC manufactures realize that people that want a tablet will buy a tablet, and people that want a laptop will buy a laptop? Trying to merge the two hasn't worked yet, nor will it ever work.
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  • mouse24
    Quote:
    When will PC manufactures realize that people that want a tablet will buy a tablet, and people that want a laptop will buy a laptop? Trying to merge the two hasn't worked yet, nor will it ever work.


    What if you want both but your poor?
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  • c123456
    $50 premium for the touchscreen interface. If you can't save another $50 for a decent tablet then I suppose you've got larger issues.
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