Lenovo’s 11.6-inch Flex 11 Chromebook Convertible Lures Bargain Shoppers For $279

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Google has taken the low-cost PC market by storm with Chrome OS, which has allowed budget Chromebook devices to flood the market. While consumers have been snapping up the machines due to their attractive pricing, educational institutions have also embraced the devices for obvious reasons (including easy management).

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.

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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.