Lenovo has announced two brand new Chromebooks that it will start selling the coming months, including the N20 Chromebook and the N20p Chromebook, both of which run on Intel Celeron processors. However, while the N20 has a classic form factor the Lenovo N20p features a “multimode” design that allows you to prop it up into a stand. We’ve seen multimode laptops running Windows, but this is a first for a Chromebook.
Both Chromebooks offer 11.6-inch displays with 1366 x 768-pixel resolutions, though the N20p Chromebook also has a 10-point multitouch screen. The devices can be configured with up to 4GB of RAM and offer 16GB of expandable storage, Bluetooth 4.02, 802.11 a/c Wi-Fi, up to 8 hours of battery life, two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI-out, and a 2-in-1 SD/MMC card reader. The N20 weighs 2.8 pounds, though some of the extra tech in the N20p added some chunk: it weighs a heavier but still light 3.1 pounds.
Lenovo said the N20 Chromebook (pictured above) will make its debut in July and will start at $279. The N20p Chromebook (pictured below), which features the aforementioned touchscreen display and the multimode functionality, will retail for $329 when it hits the market in August. Personally? I have my eye on the N20p Chromebook.