Lenovo is introducing two new Chromebooks ahead of CES

Lenovo just unveiled two new affordable devices ahead of their unveiling at CES next month in Las Vegas. Introducing the new IdeaPad Flex 3i Chromebook as well as a new entry-level tablet. IdeaPad Flex 3i is a ChromeOS-based 2-in-1 computer with plenty of connectivity options. Meanwhile, the M9 Tablet is an Android device with a 9-inch screen.

Starting with the Chromebook, the IdeaPad Flex 3i comes with a larger 12.2-inch display and several configurations: Equipped with an Intel N100 or N200 processor with integrated Intel graphics or dedicated NVIDIA graphics. It can be configured with 4GB or 8GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of onboard storage that is expandable via a microSD slot.

I/O on the Flex 3i includes two USB-A 3.5 Gen 1 ports and one USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 port. There’s also a 3.5mm headphone jack, an HDMI 1.4 port, and a Kensington slot. There are also dual microphones, Bluetooth 5.2 support, and configurable Wi-Fi up to Intel Wi-Fi 6E. There’s also a pair of 2-watt speakers and a 720p or 1080p webcam.

Next up, the M9 tablet has a 9-inch screen with a resolution of 1340 x 800 pixels, and weighs less than 1 pound. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio G80 (octa-core) chipset and has a 5,100mAh battery with 15W charging support over USB-C. The tablet comes in 3GB + 32GB, 4GB + 64GB, and 4GB + 128GB. There is a front camera of 2 megapixels and a main camera of 8 megapixels. You can expect support for Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi ac.

Lenovo is introducing two new Chromebooks ahead of CES

The IdeaPad Flex 3i Chromebook will be available in May 2023 and will retail for $350. The Lenovo M9 tablet will be released sometime in the second quarter of 2023 and will cost $140.

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