Lenovo was an early believer in Chromebooks and is fleshing out its lineup with the addition of the Flex 11 Chromebook. As its name implies, this Chromebook has an 11.6-inch IPS HD display with an added twist. It features a 360-degree hinge that allows the multi-touch display to be positioned in watch, tent, laptop and tablet modes.
You won’t find a power-sapping x86 processor in the Flex 11 Chromebook, as it gets its primary motivation from a 2.1GHz quad-core ARM processor. The efficient ARM chip allows the convertible to last up to 10 hours on a charge and should be more than capable of running the majority of the apps available from the Chrome Web Store and Google Play Store. Other features include USB Type-C and USB 3.0 connectivity, HDMI, SD card slot and a mic/audio jack.
If you’re the clumsy type, Lenovo has sealed the ports and touchpad to prevent damage from accident liquid spills. The keyboard is also water-resistant in case you mange dump a whole glass of Dr. Pepper on the machine while typing. And the Flex 11 Chromebook incorporates non-slip surfaces on its exterior to lessen the possibility for accidental drops. And even if you do drop the device, Lenovo says that it can easily survive falls from a height of up to 2.4 feet.
The Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook will be available later this month with a price tag of $279.