Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook Review
Staying true to its name Flex, Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook offer the superb functionality of a tablet in a compact laptop. Flex series is all about convertible 2-in-1 laptops and Flex 11 is not any different. Either use it as a tablet or as a laptop you never miss a fun using this device. Performance is fueled by MTK 8173C processor combined with 4 GB LPDDR3 RAM.
The display is powered by 11.6-inch HD multi-touch IPS panel which brings fascinating images at every angle. Touchscreen display helps you select, swipe, and sharing at its best. You can store your data, files, study material, or favorite movies on 32 GB eMMC drive. Compact and lightweight profiles make easy to carry this laptop with you or slip in your medium bag or purse easily.
Access to Google play store, Skype, Evernote, Office 365 and host of other security related apps provides an edge in terms of advanced technologies and immersive entertainment experience. Massive battery life of approx. 10 hours ensures longer productivity for the users. Web Camera, water-resistant keyboard, plenty of ports, and unbelievable price range in combinations makes Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook a value proposition for the users.
Simple yet Ecstatic Design
Lenovo Flex 11 Chrome is designed primarily by keeping 2-in-1 and budget factor in mind so expecting it stylish is a little bit more to ask. Chassis is wrapped up by grey ABS plastic sheet surrounded by lining all around the lid. Lenovo branding lies horizontally on the left sideways and colorful Chrome logo is embarked on the right-hand top corner. The dimensions of 11.65 x 8.11 x 8-inch with 2.9 lbs (1.35 kg) weight complete the profile of this Chromebook.
To ensure durability. Chromebook has passed 2.4 drop test, attached rubber padding and provided a spill-resistant keyboard. Lift the lid, you will notice 11.6-inch multi-touch screen which delivers amazing visuals to the users. The spill-resistant keyboard is another nice addition for college going students. The trackpad is adaptive and highly responsive.
Supportive hinges are strong enough to hold whole laptop or tablet with ease. Flex this system to any mode, laptop, tablet, tent-shaped or straight, you will enjoy the same performance in every mode. Right sideline is covered with audio jack, volume rockers, power button, and USB however on the left you will find mDP, HDMI, USB Type C, and SD Card reader. Old styled thick bezels look bit old school thinking these days but may be budget would not allow Lenovo to think in this regard. Overall, a clean, smooth, and durable design to perform your daily tasks without any issues or fuss.
The display you can feel not much amazing nor anything which lets you down. The 11.6-inch HD IPS panel brings wonderful visuals to the screen. The resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and the anti-glare 10-point multi-touch screen gives users a bright, crisp and balanced image quality.
Anti-glare screen reduces the eye strain and helps you to work inside or outside efficiently.
Hardware and Performance
The speed, power, and performance are fueled by MTK 8173C 2.10 GHz processor paired up with 4 GB LPDDR3 RAM. The durable hinges allow this system to flex or fold up to 360 degrees. Due to this flexibility users can enjoy it using it as a laptop, tablet, tent-shaped display, or straight mode without any issues. You can also use the display to tilt to different positions for better convenience and as per your requirements. Snap photos, explore video chat or official meeting on 720 pixels HD webcam.
The 11.6-inch HD 10-point multi-touch display is very responsive. The touchscreen is smooth to work with and there is minimal lagging while swiping, clicking or selecting anything. Drop resistance of 2.4 feet, reinforced rubber padding, spill-resistant keyboard, and sealed touchpad assured durability and peace of mind. Up to 330 ml of liquid drainage can be handled by a spill-resistant keyboard and sealed touchpad. For storage, 32 GB eMMC option is provided.
Google Chrome OS
Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook is not a Windows notebook, it is powered by Google’s lightest operating system Chrome that’s why it is named as Chrome book. Chrome will give you the benefit of getting android apps on your laptop. Using the Play Store, get access to unlimited apps, utility programs, and games. Enhance your creativity with some digital drawing apps on a tablet. So, you can do a lot of things with Google Chrome OS.
This is a budget device but a lot of required connectivity options are attached to the system for making easy interaction with other devices. Highly advanced port USB Type C, USB 3.0, HDMI, and SD card reader is provided for making a desired connection to the system.
The network can be connected only wirelessly using 802.11 a/g/n/ac or Bluetooth 4.0 option.
Battery Life – Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook
Laptop or tablet can only find useful is they kept alive your system up to long hours on the move. This system is equipped with 1 lithium metal battery which company claims offers you uninterrupted 10 hours of power supply.
In case it drains out in nearly 7-8 hours then also you have enough backup to support all your daily needs.
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Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook looks to be a complete device. Durable design, dynamic 4 types of different display or usability modes, balanced power and performance, Google Chrome OS, good amount of storage, reinforced rubber padding, spill-proof keyboard, sealed trackpad, advanced port options, and whole day battery life are some of the key benefits of this Chromebook.
There is enough power and performance to carry out your daily tasks or even multitasking to some extent easily. Chromebook is launched for student or college going, and normal daily tasks users so priced very budget friendly as well.
|Specs of Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook|
|Processor||MTK 8173C 2.10GHz|
|Display||Anti-Glare 11.6″ HD|