Lenovo has a new Chrome OS laptop on the way. The Lenovo N21 Chromebook has a rugged case, an 11.6 inch display, and an Intel Celeron N2840 Bay Trail processor.
It’s aimed at the education market, although the model number suggests the Lenovo N21 could also be a replacement for last year’s consumer-oriented Lenovo N20 Chromebook. There’s no word on whether there’s a new model set to replace the N20p touchscreen model.
The Lenovo N21 supports 2GB to 4GB of RAM, features 16GB of solid state storage, and has a 1MP rotatable camera.
Lenovo says the notebook has an anti-glare 1366 x 768 pixel display, a drop resistant design that can withstand a fall of up to 2.3 feet and reinforced ports and hinges. It also has a water-resistant keyboard.
The notebook weighs 2.8 pounds and uses passive cooling. That means there’s no noisy fan in the case. It also means there are no moving parts under the hood, which should also make the Lenovo N21 Chromebook tougher to break than a typical notebook.
Other features include a 36 Wh battery which Lenovo says can be replaced by school IT departments, a USB 3.0 port and a USB 2.0 port, HDMI output, an SD card reader, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and TPM security.
Oh yeah… since these systems ship with Chrome OS rather than Windows, they also come without any bloatware (or malware).
via +Brent Sullivan