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The "convertible" N20p Chromebook will start at $329

While Lenovo has offered up Chromebooks before that were aimed primarily at the education market, the company today is announced its first Chromebooks that are marketed specifically for the consumer market.
 
The new N20 Chromebook features a traditional laptop design, while the N20p Chromebook takes on Lenovo’s familiar “convertible” route with a keyboard that can swing backwards 300 degrees from Laptop mode into Stand mode.


Lenovo N20 Chromebook
 
Both the N20 and N20p are less than 0.7” thick and weigh less than 3 pounds. Both Chromebooks features an 11.6” 1366x768 display (with 10-point multi-touch support on the N20p), Intel Celeron processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 16GB of internal storage and 100GB of free Google Drive cloud storage.


Lenovo N20p Chromebook
 
The N20 will launch this July for $279, while the N20p will launch in August for $329.

Source: Lenovo





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better screen please
By Jeffk464 on 5/6/2014 11:46:54 AM , Rating: 2
I'm a pretty big fan of chrome OS, and realize it doesn't need much in terms of hardware, but how about a 1080p screen without so much border. I'd be up for a $500 chromebook with a good 15" screen but otherwise low spec's.




RE: better screen please
By Jeffk464 on 5/6/2014 11:48:07 AM , Rating: 1
I basically do everything through the chrome browser on my windows laptop these days.


RE: better screen please
By Spuke on 5/6/2014 1:18:09 PM , Rating: 2
Are there any Chromebooks with 1080p screens?


RE: better screen please
By Jeffk464 on 5/6/2014 1:31:58 PM , Rating: 2
I think google partnered with someone to make a chromebook with a super high res screen, but it had a super high price to match. Other than that I can't think of any.


RE: better screen please
By Spuke on 5/6/2014 1:58:47 PM , Rating: 2
Well that sucks, thanks though.


RE: better screen please
By Requisition on 5/6/2014 2:37:41 PM , Rating: 2
The Samsung Chromebook 2 is going to have a 1080p screen on the 13" model. I'm honestly pretty disappointed with the announcements today, I can't believe not a single one had a 1080p screen.

I'll be sticking with the Chromebook 2 in that case, but I wish I could grab a 1080p Intel Chromebook. :C


RE: better screen please
By Spuke on 5/6/2014 3:49:44 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah, I'd rather have an Intel based one.


RE: better screen please
By Jeffk464 on 5/6/2014 4:21:19 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah a Bay Trail-D quad core chip should fly through chrome OS and use very little power. It also handles Netflix HD streaming without a hiccup.


RE: better screen please
By Jeffk464 on 5/6/2014 4:24:54 PM , Rating: 3
Bummer it looks like it comes with:

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa ( 2.0GHz Quad A15 / 1.3GHz Quad A7 )

Might still be decent though.


RE: better screen please
By Jeffk464 on 5/6/2014 4:26:52 PM , Rating: 2
It says intel graphics but has an Exynos processor, what?


RE: better screen please
By Requisition on 5/6/2014 2:39:14 PM , Rating: 2
See my other comment, the 13" Samsung Chromebook 2 will have a 1080p screen, wish it was an Intel model myself.


RE: better screen please
By jrpros on 5/6/2014 2:19:33 PM , Rating: 2
Samsung Chromebook 2 13"?? Looks like it comes out in a few weeks maybe.

http://www.samsung.com/ca/consumer/office/chrome-d...


RE: better screen please
By kep55 on 5/6/2014 6:32:13 PM , Rating: 2
The Samsung is only available in Canada. Doesn't do us Yanks any bloody good.


RE: better screen please
By kmmatney on 5/6/2014 6:29:51 PM , Rating: 2
I haven't tried Chrome in a long time, and this may be a dumb question, but is Chrome useful with a touchscreen?


AMD...
By DrApop on 5/7/2014 11:10:04 PM , Rating: 2
...really needs to try and grab a piece of this market. As apps begin to develop maturity over the next few years, I think the cloud computing market is going to really take off in the consumer market. AMD has a better GPU but lags a bit (Ok maybe more than a bit) in the CPU and power usage area.

But then again, we are talking about ChromeOS. You don't need a beast of a machine to run it. But a good GPU for real HD performance/streaming/etc would help...and AMD is solid in that aspect. Perhaps Beema/Mullins can jump into the fray.




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