Lenovo is both announcing and launching such a wide range of new computers around IFA in Berlin that starts Friday next week, that it’s going to be hard to keep track of all the devices that will be launched alongside . And one of the new launches in September will be the cheap new 11.6-inch Chromebook.
Despite there already being a Lenovo 300e Chromebook 2nd Gen. on the market, Lenovo is launching a new version with some new specs, despite using the same name as before.
But where the previous Lenovo 300e Chromebooks were powered by a MediaTek 8173C processor with 4GB of RAM, the new models will be sold with options of Intel Celeron N400 with 4GB of RAM, or Intel Celeron N4100 and 8GB of RAM, which is LPDDR4 RAM at 2400 MHz too.
Both new Lenovo 300e Chromebook models make use of the Intel UHD Graphics 600 for GPU, 32GB of eMMC 5.1 storage, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 4.2, a 11.6-inch touchscreen with 1366 x 768 resolution, and a 42Wh battery.
And where the N4000 models only has a 720p front camera, the N4100 model also gains a 5MP rear camera.
Performance increase in power is almost 70% over that of the former 8173C model.
The Lenovo 300e naming can be confusing for customers though, as the 300e series also includes Windows models with the same configuration.
– Tom Bowen