Lenovo Brings Thoughtful and Interesting Designs to New IdeaPad Chromebooks

Chromebooks have been through many iterations since they first appeared. What was once a glorified web browser in computer form has emerged as a much more full-featured computing device with a number of variations depending on your needs. Lenovo has two new Chromebooks that break the mold, with a 2-in-1 device as well as a detachable tablet/laptop hybrid!

The Flex 5 Chromebook is a 2-in-1 with a few features that make it stand out in a field of similar devices. It offers stylus support, user-facing speakers, and a water-resistant keyboard. Considering that Chromebooks tend to be aimed at education and the younger computing set, that’s a pretty smart feature to include! It also clocks in at 2.9 pounds (so not too hefty), and at only $359.99, it’s not a big hit to your budget either. Look for it in June 2020.

Then there’s the IdeaPad Duet Chromebook, which is a little more outside the box. It’s a 10.1 screen with a detachable keyboard, so it’s sort of a tablet, sort of a Chromebook type device. Like if the Surface Pro line and a Chromebook eloped together. The keyboard has a trackpad, and there’s an optional stylus as well. It might not be for everyone, but as a “better than a tablet, not quite a laptop” device, it sounds like the perfect mix! IdeaPad Duet will start at $279.99 and be out in May 2020.

via Lenovo

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Carly has been a gadget fiend for a long time, going back to her first PDA (a Palm M100). She quickly went from researching what PDA to buy to following tech news closely and keeping up with the latest and greatest stuff. She loves writing about ebooks because they combine her two favorite activities; reading anything and everything, and talking about fun new tech toys. What could be better?