Lenovo Announces The Flex 11, A Budget Chromebook
Convertible devices are becoming more and more popular especially among Chromebook users and now Lenovo is entering the convertible Chromebook market with the Flex 11 Chromebook. Unlike the previously released ThinkPad Yoga, which was geared toward schools, the Flex 11 is a consumer-oriented device.
As with a lot of recent Chromebooks, the Flex 11 is designed to run Android apps. Unfortunately, that feature isn’t available yet with Lenovo saying that app support was coming soon. Once apps do become available, they should run well on the device’s quad-core, 2.1GHz ARM processor though it won’t be as fast as devices powered by Celeron or Core chips.
As you would expect from a device that only costs $279, the Flex 11’s specs aren’t too impressive. The device only offers 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The 11-inch display offers a resolution 1,366 x 768 and is a touchscreen. Additionally, the device also offers USB support, a keyboard and 10 hours of battery life.
The Flex 11 might not be the most powerful Chromebook on the market, but for those looking for a budget device to browse the web with or watch Netflix then it’s not a bad option. Once the Play Store becomes available, the device should have plenty of apps and the specs to run most of them.
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