Lenovo introduces affordable Chromebooks powered by AMD

Lenovo 5i Chromebook
Lenovo 5i Chromebook

Today Lenovo is introducing some affordable and versatile devices. Running on Google’s Chrome OS is the Lenovo 5i-14 Chromebook and the convertible Lenovo Flex 5i-13 Chromebook.

Ideal for schoolwork, lighter workloads, and entertainment, the Lenovo 5i-14 is equipped with an Intel Core i5 processor with up to 512GB of SSD storage. The Lenovo 5i-14 houses a 14-inch IPS touchscreen display with 300 nits of brightness. The stereo speakers are front-facing to provide the user with full and clear Waves MaxxAudio-certified sound. An LED light bar up front changes color to indicate the battery level. Additionally, there is an option to upgrade to a backlit keyboard.

For ports, the Lenovo 5i-14 offers a USB Type-A port, two USB Type-C ports, and an audio jack. Connectivity features include Intel Wi-Fi 6 and a physical webcam with a shutter. It comes in either Sand or Storm Grey colors. It’s priced starting at $439.99 and is expected to be available by this July.

An even more flexible solution is offered with the Lenovo Flex 5i-13 Chromebook. Housing a 13.3-inch FHD IPS touchscreen display, this convertible boasts a 360-degree hinge that offers various usage options. The screen is also compatible with the Lenovo Digital Pen and can be upgraded to a better-looking OLED panel. Its enhanced stereo speakers and built-in amplifier offer a 40 percent increase in loudness compared to the previous generation. Audio has also been certified by Waves MaxxAudio.

Internally, it’s powered by an Intel Core i5 processor and is supported by up to 8GB of RAM and 512GB SSD storage. It can provide up to 10 hours of battery life and weighs just 1.35kg. The Lenovo Flex 5i-13 Chromebook is available in Abyss Blue and Iron Grey and will start at $439. It’s expected to be available this month.

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