Pre-orders for the new Lenovo Chromebook N20p, a dual-function convertible, have gone live on Amazon in the US.
Announced alongside a traditional clamshell model back in May 2014, the 11.6-inch device features a novel 300 degree hinge allowing it to be used in either a traditional laptop mode, or flipped into ‘stand’ mode, where the 10-point touch display can be put to full use.
While the ‘stand’ mode is what differentiates this Chromebooks from similarly spec’d offerings available from other vendors, Lenovo also produce a fully convertible ‘Yoga’ Chromebook aimed at education.
Touch support in Chrome OS is now maturing, so stand mode may be more useful than solely a means to view movies or scroll through some web results.
Specifications of Lenovo N20p
- 11.6-inch touchscreen display (1366×768)
- Intel N2830 2.16GHz Processor
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB SSD
- Laptop & stand modes
- 8-hour battery life
At under 1-inch (17.9mm) thick when closed, and weighing under 3lbs (1.3kg), the device is well in keeping with other models. But, usefulness of the stand to one side, the price is a bit of a letdown at a list price of $329.99.
Interested? Head over to Amazon US to place a pre-order or keep an eye on your preferred electronics retailer for a similar listing.