Lenovo launches a pair of new affordable Chromebooks starting at $279

Lenovo might not have a strong global presence when it comes to mobile, but they’re continuing their successful PC strategy by adding another pair of Chromebook devices to their arsenal.

 

Lenovo has announced the N20 and N20p, two devices which won’t change your computing life but could be decent snags for their affordable price tags. Here’s the quick rundown on the two devices’ common specs:

  • 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 display
  • Intel Celeron Haswell processor
  • 2GB of RAM (models with up to 4GB will be available)
  • Up to 16GB of internal storage (100GB of Drive storage included)
  • Up to 8 hours of battery life
  • Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi
  • Front-facing webcam
  • Less than 1.4kg heavy and less than 17.9mm thin

The difference between the two? The N20 is just your regular ol’ laptop, while the N20p can swivel backwards 300 degrees to create a “tent” stance, of sorts, allowing you to prop your device up to watch videos at a comfortable viewing angle. It also features a 10-point multitouch screen.

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The when and the how much are already known, with Lenovo saying to expect the the N20 in July for $270, while the N20p model will be coming in August starting at $330. We’ll have to wait a while yet for pricing and availability details on upgraded models, but this is a good baseline for you to decide whether or not you want one once they arrive this summer.

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  • Savbers

    With the touch screen, it should run Android – not ChromeOS.

    • steveb944

      ChromeOS works much better for a laptop interface. It’s speedy startup, timely updates, and has more of a’desktop’ OS’ feel to it.

      I do the comparison from my Asus tablet, to my Acer Chromebook. The tablet only wins on portability.

  • J Cav the Great

    Gotta get Chromebook news here on phandroid cause nobody visits chromespot….

  • Carl Rood

    So the swivel feature is just so you can watch a video without seeing the keyboard?

  • Chris Brown

    Laying the computer on its keyboard seems to be an unfortunate approach to this product’s design.

  • Christopher Woodruff

    No thanks. The Acer Chromebook has the exact same specs for $70 less. I’ve been very happy with it.

    • mcl630

      The $199 Acer Chromebook is not touchscreen. The Acer one with touchscreen is $299.

      • Christopher Woodruff

        As near as I can tell, the N20p it’s the only one with a touch screen.

        • mcl630

          When I first read this, I thought they meant both had touchscreens, but re-reading it I think you’re right, but the article is completely clear.

  • http://ENERDROID.COM IAN

    Love my hp chromebook but these 11 inch options are way too small in my opinion. Someone needs to come out with a competitive 14-15 inch model so there’s a few choices in that range too. Asus please