IFA 2018 | The Lenovo Yoga Chromebook is a 15-inch Chromebook with a 4K UHD touchscreen
Most - if not all - available Chromebooks are smaller than 15 inches in screen size. This is perhaps unsurprising given that the Chromebook was designed to be used on-the-go as cloud clients or by students in educational institutions. Thus, we were baffled to find out at IFA 2018 that Lenovo will be launching a 15.6-inch Chromebook by the end of the year.
Simply called the Yoga Chromebook, the large convertible will be significantly faster than most Chromebooks in the market today as it will ship with Kaby Lake-R Core i5 CPU options, 8 GB of LPDDR3 RAM, up to 128 GB eMMC, and even a 4K UHD IPS touchscreen. Most Chromebook in the market today run on cheaper Celeron CPUs with half the RAM, sub-FHD displays, and minimal storage to cut costs.
When asked why they would even want to launch such a large and relatively powerful Chromebook, Lenovo says the added horsepower and screen real estate should help in running Android apps. Power users who may have multiple browser tabs and Android apps open could benefit from the more capable hardware.
Other features include 802.11ac 2x2 wireless, Bluetooth 4.1, 2x USB Type-C for DisplayPort and charging, card reader, USB 3.0 Type-A, 720p webcam, and a 3.5 mm combo audio jack.
The Yoga Chromebook will launch in October for a starting price of $600 USD. Its chassis is based off of the new Yoga running Windows 10S on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 SoC.