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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:

SpecLenovo Chromebook N20Lenovo Chromebook N20p
ProcessorIntel CeleronIntel Celeron
Operating SystemGoogle Chrome OSGoogle Chrome OS
GraphicsIntel Integrated GraphicsIntel Integrated Graphics
Display/Resolution11.6-inch HD display, 1366 x 76811.6-inch HD display, 1366 x 768, 10-point multitouch
MemoryUp to 4 GB DDR3LUp to 4 GB DDR3L
StorageUp to 16 GB eMMC storageUp to 16 GB eMMC storage
SoundStereo speakers; Audio Combo Jack (headphones and microphone)Stereo speakers; Audio Combo Jack (headphones and microphone)
WirelessBluetooth 4.02; WiFi 802.11 a/cBluetooth 4.02; WiFi 802.11 a/c
CameraFront: 1MPFront: 1MP
BatteryUp to 8 hoursUp to 8 hours
Weight2.8 lbs3.1 lbs
Dimensions295 x 212 x 17.9 mm295 x 212 x 17.9 mm
ColorGraphite greyGraphite grey
Connectors2 x USB ports, HDMI-out, 2-in-1 (SD/MMC) card reader2 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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