There has been much ado in recent times about lots of laptops with various amazing features and qualities. However, a lot of these laptops are valued at around $1,000 or thereabouts. Obviously this would not do for someone on a budget who needs a laptop. That is where the Lenovo Flex 11 comes in. This device is one of the few good Chromebooks you can find for less than $500 that actually work as well as one would want.
The Lenovo Flex 11 is a Chromebook built to withstand damage, with a rubber bumper around its edges, a water-resistant keyboard tray, reinforced ports and a sealed touchpad to avoid electrical damage. The device also has a set of solid 360-degree hinges, which give the device stability when you decide to flip it for watching videos.
Granted, this device is not as easy on the eyes as most other Chromebooks, like the Asus Chromebook Flip or the HP Chromebook 13. However, when it comes to withstanding damage, the Lenovo Flex 11 is certainly more equipped. In terms of performance, the device can be compared to other Chromebooks within its price range. The screen is not all that bright, though, so you might want to remain indoors while using the device.
Like most Chromebooks around now, the Lenovo Flex 11 can access apps from the Google Play Store on the Chrome beta channel. For security, Android apps run in a virtual sandbox, away from the core operating system. Reports state that the device can handle a handful of tabs open at the same time, but not too much. Surfing the web on this device is not too great, but it will do.
The Lenovo Flex 11 is not ranked among the greatest Chromebooks available. However, if you need a cheap laptop with a touchscreen and a god battery, then you might want to check it out. It will cost you just $272.70.
LENOVO FLEX 11 SPECS
- Display Size: 11.6-inch IPS touchscreen
- Ports: USB-C, HDMI, USB 2.0, SD Card reader, headphone jack
- PC CPU: Quad Core ARM MTK 8173C Processor (2.10GHz)
- PC Memory: 4GB RAM
- Storage: 32GB eMMC storage
- Operating System: Chrome OS