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Lenovo Unveils Budget-Friendly Chromebooks At IFA 2018

by Brandon Russell | August 30, 2018August 30, 2018 1:30 pm PDT

To go with a handful of new laptops Lenovo announced at IFA 2018, the company also unveiled a trio of Chromebooks, including a powerful 2-in-1 that features a 15-inch 4K display. Chromebooks are never the most headline-grabbing machines on the market, but they are excellent for getting work done, especially if your main goal is to send email and write term papers.

Leading the pack is Lenovo’s Yoga Chromebook, a $599 machine that sports a beautiful aluminum design, 360-degree hinge, stereo speaker, 8GB of RAM, up to 128GB of storage, an 8th Generation Intel Core i5 Kaby Lake R processor, and 10 hours of battery life. The device also offers support for Android apps and 100GB of free Google Drive storage. The Yoga Chromebook will be available in October.

Lenovo has another Chromebook that features 2-in-1 functionality, although it’s decidedly less premium than the Yoga. The C330 Chromebook features an 11.6-inch HD touchscreen, MediaTek 8173C processor, 4GB of RAM, up to 64GB of storage, and up to 10 hours of battery life. Users will also be able to take advantage of Android app support when the C330 Chromebook launches in October for $279.

Finally, Google is also launching the S330 Chromebook, which doesn’t feature 2-in-1 functionality, making it more like a traditional laptop. As such, it’ll be available for $249 when it launches in October. Some of the S330 Chromebook’s specs include a 14-inch FHD display, 4GB of RAM, up to 64GB of storage, 10 hours of battery life, and Android app support.

All of these devices are primarily designed for the education crowd, but they have wider appeal than just for a student who is in need of a machine capable of doing the basics. Lenovo’s newest devices look sleek, run great software, and are very affordable.

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...