Lenovo is expanding its Chromebook line with some consumer offerings.
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.