Lenovo reveals new clamshell, convertible laptops aimed at students and schools

Why it issues to you

College students and faculties might need to see what Lenovo’s new Chromebooks and Home windows 10-based mostly notebooks deliver subsequent month.

Throughout the BETT 2017 convention in London, Lenovo revealed its newest merchandise for the tutorial market that included up to date ThinkPad 11e and ThinkPad 11e Yoga laptops. Each are a part of Microsoft’s new “Intune for Education” program aimed to push Home windows 10 into the tutorial system and seemingly goal the low-priced Chromebook market. Nevertheless, Lenovo is aware of lots of its clients love Chrome OS, and plans to ship Chromebook variations of those two fashions as properly.

However that’s not all. Lenovo additionally plans to introduce the Lenovo N23 Chromebook subsequent month adopted by the Lenovo N23 Yoga Chromebook in April, after which the Lenovo N24 laptop computer later this yr. Nevertheless, as proven within the desk under, Lenovo’s new Chromebooks concentrating on the tutorial sector will nonetheless be a less expensive choice than the Home windows 10 models on the pricing entrance. Whether or not or not that rumored Windows 10 licensing fee reduction utilized to those laptops is unknown for now.

Home windows 10 Chrome OS
ThinkPad 11e: February
Beginning @ $519
($419 for Form the Future)
Beginning @ $369
ThinkPad 11e Yoga: February
Beginning @ $599
($499 for Form the Future)
Beginning @ $449
Lenovo N24: Mid 2017
Pricing unknown
Lenovo N23: N/A February
Beginning @ $199
Lenovo N23 Yoga: N/A April
Beginning @ $279

Regardless of the announcement, Lenovo didn’t present any hardware particulars relating to the upcoming laptops, nor have the models appeared on the corporate’s web site. All we at present should go on is a common record of options for every till the merchandise present up on-line.

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For starters, the next desk exhibits the ThinkPad 11e laptops with Home windows and Chrome OS that Lenovo plans to exchange subsequent month. There’s actually no distinction between the “vanilla” clamshell fashions and the convertible “Yoga” models save for the apparent display flexibility with the Yoga fashions, and the added Home windows 7 Professional choice for the clamshell fashions.

ThinkPad 11e
Home windows
ThinkPad 11e
Chrome OS
Type issue: Clamshell
Convertible (Yoga solely)
Convertible (Yoga solely)
Working system: Home windows 10 Residence
Home windows 10 Professional
Home windows 7 Professional
Chrome OS
Display measurement: eleven.6 inches eleven.6 inches
Decision: 1,366 x 768 1,366 x 768
Processor: Intel Core i3-6100U
Intel Celeron N3150
Intel Pentium 4405U
Intel Celeron N3150
Graphics: As much as Intel HD 520 Built-in Intel graphics
Reminiscence: As much as 8GB DDR3L
@ 1,600MHz
As much as 4GB DDR3L
@ 1,600MHz
Storage: 128GB SSD
Connectivity: Wi-fi N
Bluetooth four.zero
Wi-fi N
Bluetooth four.zero
Battery: forty two Watt hour forty two Watt hour
Webcam: 720p 720p
Ports: 1x HDMI 1.four
2x USB three.zero
1x SD card reader
1x Ethernet port
1x HDMI 1.four
2x USB three.zero
1x SD card reader
Measurement: eleven.eighty one x eight.27 x zero.88 inches eleven.eighty one x eight.27 x zero.88 inches
Weight: Beginning at three.three kilos Beginning at three.three kilos

As for what the brand new ThinkPad 11e and ThinkPad Yoga 11e fashions will present, here’s what Lenovo provides within the particulars division:

  • The newest Intel processors.
  • Brighter screens.
  • Gorilla glass safety.
  • A water resistant keyboard.
  • New and improved mechanically anchored keys.
  • As much as 10 hours of battery life.
  • Yoga 11e comes with a pen supporting Home windows Ink.

Subsequent, we have now the upcoming N23 Chromebooks that can be served up in conventional clamshell and convertible “Yoga” flavors. Lenovo stated the N23 Yoga Chromebook would be the firm’s very first Chromebook with an ARM-based mostly processor. Meaning the gadget can be optimized for Android apps bought within the Google Play Retailer despite the fact that all Chromebooks launching in 2017 and thereafter will work simply high-quality with Android apps.

“Easy to set-up and handle, each N23 Chromebooks supply college students a customized consumer expertise just by signing in with their Google Chrome ID whereas academics and IT directors have peace of thoughts and supreme flexibility with an internet-based mostly administration console,” Lenovo stated.

Listed here are the N23 Chromebook highlights:

  • Conventional clamshell and Yoga flavors.
  • Strengthened ports and hinges.
  • Mechanically anchored keys.
  • Water resistant keyboard.
  • 10 hours of battery life.

Lastly, we’ve the Lenovo N24 convertible pocket book based mostly on Home windows 10. Given it gained’t be made out there till someday round this summer time, the corporate revealed little or no about its particulars. Nevertheless, what we all know is that it’ll sport an eleven.6-inch IPS display that may rotate a full 360 levels. This display will help 10-level contact enter and Lenovo’s Lively Pen when the Lenovo N24 arrives later this yr.

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