Lenovo’s Flex 11 Chromebook is a $279 convertible


While you can get a great Chromebook for around $500, sub-$300 is where Chromebooks have always especially outshone their Windows brethren: better performance on cheaper, ARM hardware. Lenovo just made one of those sub-$300 things.

Lenovo’s Flex 11 is 2-in-1 convertible laptop with a 11.6-inch (1366 x 768) touchscreen and a 2.1GHz quad core ARM processor. In addition to Chrome, Flex 11 was “designed with Android apps in mind,” and it will offer the Google Play Store “soon.” Specs-wise the Flex 11 is barely scraping by, with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, but that’s what you’d expect at this pricepoint.

The laptop has a quoted 10 hour battery life, USB-C, regular USB, HDMI, and an SD card slot. It’s not the thinnest or…

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