Wednesday , February 21 2018

Lenovo announces N20 and N20p Chromebooks

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Lenovo has taken the wraps off two new consumer-targeted Chromebooks, in the form of the N20 and N20p. While they mightn’t differentiate themselves too much from the competition, they certainly offer a bit more variety into the existing offerings.

Both the N20 and N20p share a number of specs:

  • 11.6″ 1366 x 768 displays
  • Intel Celeron (Haswell) CPUs
  • Up to 16GB on-board storage
  • Up to 4GB RAM
  • Two USB ports
  • HDMI Out
  • SD Card slot
  • Bluetooth 4.0 and Wifi 802.11ac
  • Full-featured keyboard and oversize trackpad.

We’re led to believe that different models will be available later potentially with more RAM or internal storage as build options, but the primary differentiator between the N20 and N20p is the latter features a 10 point touchscreen, just as the Acer C720p offers this over the standard C720.

For both models, Lenovo is quoting an eight hour battery life, which is entirely achievable on ChromeOS hardware, allowing users to work a full day without having to take along a powerpack as well.

The touch-screen comes with a bit of a weight penalty; the N20p weighs in at 1.4kg, whereas the N20 comes in at just 1.27kg. Both are a bit heavy for an 11″ laptop, but nonetheless, sometimes a bit of heft is a good thing; it reduces the movement across surfaces when working on writing articles.

Local pricing is yet to be announced but in the US, we’re looking at $279 for the N20, available in July, and $329 for the N20p from August.

Lenovo N20

Lenovo N20p

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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