Today, Lenovo announced a couple of new Chromebooks, which will be their first consumer available Chromebook. Prior to this announcement their Chromebooks were only available to educational institutions. The N20 and N20P are essentially the same, except the N20P features a touch-screen similar to the Acer C720 and C720P. The N20 is going to be priced at $279 with the N20P at $329.
As far as specs go, both these Chromebooks have 11.6-inch 1366×768 resolution displays, Intel Celeron processors, Integrated Intel Graphics, up to 4GB of RAM, up to 16GB of SSD storage, WiFi 802.11 a/c, Bluetooth 4.02, 2 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI port, SD card reader, and a 1MP camera. Lenovo is promising 8 hours of battery life out of both of these Chromebooks here. Which is likely due to them running on Haswell architecture. For those interested, the dimensions are: 295 mm x 212 mm x 17.9 mm.
"Our first consumer Chromebooks perfectly compliment people's changing mobile digital lifestyles," said Dilip Bhatia, vice president, worldwide marketing and design, PC Group, Lenovo. "Equipped with thousands of apps, the N20 and N20p Chromebooks are also fast, secure and incredibly simple for anyone to use and manage. With touch and two unique modes on the N20p Chromebook, users are getting a great technology experience at a handsome price."
As far as availability and pricing goes, the N20 is coming to stores in July with the N20P hitting shelves in August. As stated earlier the N20 will be $279, and the N20P will be $329. They will be available via Lenovo retailers and at Lenovo.com for those interested in picking one up.
It's great to see more manufacturers getting into the Chrome OS game. Choice is something we love, and now we have plenty of choices, Lenovo, Acer, ASUS, HP, and Samsung. Will you be picking up a N20 or N20P Chromebook from Lenovo this summer?
Lenovo N20 Chromebook Gallery
Lenovo N20P Chromebook Gallery