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Lenovo takes the wraps off its Flex 11 Chromebook

by Josh Levenson | April 19, 2017April 19, 2017 2:30 pm PST

Lenovo has today announced its latest Chromebook, the Flex 11 — and it has a neat party trick. What’s that, I hear you ask? Well, the Flex 11 is actually a 2-in-1 laptop, which means the screen can be flipped over and used as a tablet.

Enclosed in the Flex 11’s (chunky) casing, you’ll find an 11.6-inch display (1366 x 768), a 2.1GHz quad-core ARM processor, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Sure, it’s not going to win any awards in the power department, but for $279, it’s not too bad.

If the convertible form factor isn’t enough to win you over, the fact the Flex 11 will be able to run native Android applications — like Microsoft Word — in the future should be, and thanks to its touchscreen, they’ll be super easy to use.

It’s shaping up to be a pretty good purchase

The Flex 11 also has a USB-C, USB-A, HDMI and an SD card slot, as well as a ten hour battery life — so all in all, it’s shaping up to be a pretty good purchase, and with features like water resistance, it’s a better choice than other devices in the same price range.

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Josh Levenson is an avid technology enthusiast who writes news and the occasional how-to. He's also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead and has been an...