It’s like Chromebook and Lenovo Yoga is coming together at Lenovo’s recently announced N20 and N20p Chromebooks. The world’s largest PC maker just announced these two consumer-centric Chromebooks that will hit the shelves this July to August.
Lenovo Chromebook N20 and N20p both have touchscreens and 300 degree rotating display. Though Chrome OS isn’t very optimized for touch experience, a lot of people might buy into the gimmick and actually find this touchscreen an advantage for the Lenovo Chromebooks.
Hardware-wise, both Lenovo Chromebooks sport an 11-inch display with average 1355 x 768 pixel resolution and are powered by Intel Haswell Celeron processor. The Chromebooks also pack 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of onboard storage.
If you’ve been expecting something bigger from Lenovo Chromebooks, the rotating display and touchscreen is all it’s got. While touchscreens aren’t new to Chromebooks, the rotating display might be useful for some people. And if you are worried about how long the hinge will last at this cheap computer (compared to the expensive ones in Yoga series), you don’t really have to worry. The Verge cites Lenovo representatives that the hinge has an actuation of 25,000, which is similar to that of Lenovo Yoga series.
After “huge success” from Lenovo’s previously available Chromebooks focused on education market, the company came up with Lenovo Chromebook N20 which will go on sale this July for $279. The N20p will be available the next month for $329.
Despite tech press’ reviews that Chromebooks are dying and Microsoft’s argument that Chromebooks aren’t real laptops, Chromebook sales are picking up as you can see almost all major companies — Acer, Asus, HP, Dell, Samsung, Lenovo, etc — now make Chromebooks. These low-cost devices are perfect alternative to a full-fledged Windows or OS X computer and a tablet device for quick browsing, emailing, social networking as well as document writing. As the offline capability and offline apps for Chrome OS increases, the popularity of Google’s Chrome OS operating system running on these low-cost Chromebooks will rise.
Have you checked out a Chromebook yet?
via The Verge