Lenovo launches new student-focused Chromebooks with AMD and Intel CPUs
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Lenovo launched three new Chromebooks for the education market. The 3rd generation of the Lenovo 100e, 300e, and 500e Chromebooks bring the latest from AMD, Intel, and Google straight into the classroom, whether in school or at home.
The Lenovo 100e Chromebook Gen 3 and Lenovo 300e Chromebook Gen 3 both sport AMD’s newest Processor for Chromebook. While Lenovo did not disclose the exact silicon used in the notebooks, the company notes that the chip is similar to the AMD 3015e. Both models come with integrated AMD Radeon graphics, 4 GB of RAM, stereo speakers, Intel Wifi 6 AX200, 11.6” screen at 1366x768 (TN on 100e, IPS w/ Corning Gorilla Glass on 300e), and a 720p webcam. The 100e has a typical clamshell design and 32 GB of eMMC storage, while the 300e is a convertible with an optional USI pen and up to 64 GB of eMMC storage. Both devices feature a single USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps) port, one HDMI 1.4b, two USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 ports, a microSD card slot, and a 3.5 mm audio jack.
The Lenovo 500e Chromebook Gen 3 is powered by either an Intel Celeron N5100 or Pentium N6000 CPU, Intel UHD Graphics, and up to 8 GB of LPDDR4x (2933 MHz) RAM. The machine has up to 64 GB of eMMC storage and the same stereo speakers and 720p webcam as the other two Chromebooks. It is also a convertible with the same 11.6” HD IPS Touch 1366x768 display as the 300e, as well as the same support for a USI pen. Port selection is the same as the other Chromebooks.
Since the Chromebooks are headed for schools and students, Lenovo designed them with rubber bumpers around the edge of their bodies to help prevent damage from falls.
All three Chromebooks will be available in May 2021. The 100e starts at US$299, the 300e starts at $359, and the 500e starts at $429.