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The Lenovo Yoga Chromebook with Intel Core i5 goes on sale for US$699

Lenovo Yoga Chromebook with Intel Core i5 now available for US$699 (Source: Best Buy)
Lenovo Yoga Chromebook (Source: Best Buy)
Unveiled at IFA 2018, the 15.6-inch Lenovo Yoga Chromebook convertible is now finally available for purchase. Sadly, there is a single configuration available for now, which carries a price tag that reads US$699 and features an Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB of memory, and 128 GB of internal storage space.

While replacing a desktop PC with a Chromebook probably does not sound like a great idea to most people, the new Lenovo Yoga Chromebook can get this job done as well, although we are talking about a convertible notebook with a 180-degree hinge that can do much more than just sit on a desk in laptop mode. Introduced at IFA 2018, this massive convertible — up to 4K resolution 15.6-inch display and 4.2 pounds due to the use of an aluminum chassis — is now finally up for sale in the US via Best Buy.

Unfortunately, those looking for a more powerful or a more affordable hardware configuration can only grab the US$699 Intel Core i5-powered model currently on the market or wait until more hardware options become available. The configuration listed on Best Buy has an 8th generation i5-8250U processor inside, a 15.6-inch full HD IPS multitouch display, 128 GB eMMC flash memory, a microSD reader, an HD webcam with dual array microphone, four USB ports (of which two are USB 3.1 Type-C), WiFi 802.11 ac, and more. 

The Lenovo Yoga Chromebook promises a battery life of up to 10 hours and only comes in blue (Midnight Blue, according to the Best Buy description). In the future, we should get at least a cheaper, US$599 version, but we also hope to see a more powerful hardware configuration as well. Would you get a Lenovo Yoga Chromebook with an Intel Core i7 processor and 16 GB of memory? Let us know what would you do with such a powerful — more like "overpowered" — Chromebook in the comments.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-10- 9 (Update: 2018-10- 9)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.