Lenovo has just announced two new Chromebooks that will be available for consumers soon, the N20 and N20p.
For those who have not heard of them before, Chromebooks are laptops running on a Chrome operating system with mid range to low end specs and is heavily dependent on internet connectivity. It comes integrated with the Chrome Web Browser and requires the addition of web apps from the Chrome Web Store as an alternative to conventional software such as Microsoft Office. This is a big step forward as prior to this, Chromebooks only gained recognition in the education sector, where theysold faster compared to MacBooks chiefly due to their cheaper price and integration with key Google software such as Drive and Docs.
Both variants carry the same specifications; an Intel Celeron processor, a 11.6-inch, 1366×768 resolution display, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of hard disk space. The battery is able to hold a charge for about 8 hours and also you get 100GB of Google Drive storage. The main difference between the two variants is that the N20p has a touch screen and can fold back 3000.
The specs are not too impressive, resembling more of a smartphone today but performance is not the key feature of this device. Affordability is, with the N20 going for $279 and the N20p for $329 in the US.
Both models will be released soon with the N20 in July the N20p in August.