Lenovo is expanding its Yoga line of premium convertibles into Chromebook territory… or maybe expanding it’s Chromebooks into Yoga territory.
Either way, the new Lenovo Yoga Chromebook is a 15.6 inch, 2-in-1 laptop with a 360-degree hinge, support for up to a 4K display, a backlit keyboard, and Intel 8th-gen Core processor options.
It should be available in October for $600 and up.
The computer is powered by an Intel Core i5-8250U Kaby Lake-R processor, a 56 Whr battery, 8GB of RAM, and 64GB or 128GB of eMMC storage.
Display options include a 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS touchscreen panel and a 3840 x 2160 pixel IPS touchscreen.
Other features include stereo speakers, two USB Type-C ports, a USB 3.0 Type-A port, a microSD card reader, and a headset jack.
The laptop measures 14.2″ x 9.8″ x 0.7″ and weighs about 4.2 pounds.
It supports Android apps and the Google Play Store out of the box, and customers will get 100GB of Google Drive storage free for 2 years when they buy a Lenovo Yoga Chromebook.
I got excited for a second by the title of this post. I thought it might be the once-promised Chromebook version of the Yogabook, that little 10″ with the virtual keyboard. My daughter has the Android version and loves it.
Then I saw the earlier entry about the $1000 Yogabook. $1000?!?!?!?
4.2 pounds convertible? I don’t think that word means what you think it means.
It means it converts from a notebook into a tablet. In this case it’s just a fairly heavy tablet.
By “convertible” standards for other product categories though, it’s not that bad.
Sorry Brad. I was talking to Lenovo… I don’t think there is anyone alive that would want to use a 4.2 pound tablet (that is also 7/10 of an inch thick)… from a practical perspective.
I agree… but hey, here’s a 4.1 pound one that’s been around for a while. I’m sure there are heavier 360-degree laptops, but this is one of the first that came to mind. https://www.asus.com/us/2-in-1-PCs/ASUS-VivoBook-Flip-15-TP510UA/specifications/
After seeing the 15.6 laptop, posted here the other day, at 2.2 lbs… everything else seems heavy. Otherwise, it’s good to see a beefed-up Chromebook (spec-wise) coming out for a change.
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