Lenovo on Wednesday launched its new 2-in-1 convertible laptop Flex 11 Chromebook. The Flex 11 comes with decent options if you are looking for cheaper Chrome OS based machine for entertainment and work.
In Addition to being used as a laptop, it comes with a touch screen which helps you use the device in a tablet mode or Laptop mode. It has a 360 degree hinge like most of the Lenovo 2 in 1 devices and comes with a 11.6 inch multi-touch display. The display resolution is quiet basic (1366 x 768) which is found in most 13 /15 inch laptops.
The Lenovo Flex 11 weighs in at 1.35 kg, it is quiet portable compared to the standard laptops which usually weigh close to 2 Kg. Lenovo claims 10 hours of battery life for the sleek machine which is impressive. A Macbook Air competitor as far as the battery life goes.
Powering the Flex 11 is a 2.1 GHz quad-Core ARM processor, 4 GB DDR3 RAM which is also decent considering most earlier chromebooks came with 2 GB of RAM.
The storage options are limited to the 32 GB eMMC storage. There is also a 720p webcam for video chat and the laptop comes with a 802.11 a/g/n/ac wireless modem.
Lenovo has also added some of extremely useful features to the laptop such as a water-resistant keyboard, sealed touchpad, reinforced ports – now you can sip your drinks without worrying about the spill on the keyboard.
The Flex 11 is drop resistant to 29.5-inches (75 cm). It also features the modern USB-Type – C port and also have the much needed USB 3.0, HDMI, a combo mic/audio jack, and SD card reader.
As it runs on the Chrome operating system you can install and use all the Apps from the Android Playstore and use it as an extension of your Android Smartphone. The Lenovo Flex 11 is priced at Rs. 18,000 or $279 and offers a lot of positive features in this price range including the 4 GB RAM, modern ports, spill proof design and a cool tablet mode.
There is yet no word about a possible India launch for the Flex 11 Chromebook, we will keep you posted as it comes to the Indian shores. Stay tuned and share your thoughts in comments below. Lenovo has also launched the new Lenovo Yoga 720 and the more affordable Lenovo Miix 520 laptop.