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Trio of new Lenovo Chromebooks incoming with 8th gen silicon onboard

Lenovo has teased three incoming Intel-based Chromebooks in a new video. (Source: Chromeunboxed)
Lenovo has teased three incoming Intel-based Chromebooks in a new video. (Source: Chromeunboxed)
Lenovo has teased a trio of new Chromebooks with 8th gen Intel silicon on board. The new models come in an 11.6-inch convertible, a 14-inch 180-degree and a 15.6-inch convertible with the latter focused on business productivity

Lenovo is adding a trio of new Chromebooks to its range featuring Intel 8th gen silicon. Two of the three are successors to previous models (C330 and S330) equipped with the MediaTek MT8173 ARM-based quad-core chip dating back to March 2015. The new C340-11 and the S340-14 are now equipped with much more powerful Intel Celeron N4000 dual-core Gemini Lake chips offering a 50 percent performance boost over the outgoing models.

The C340-11 centers on a 11.6-inch 1336 x 768 LCD touchscreen with 250 nits of brightness. With those sorts of specs, you’ll be best using it inside, not outdoors. It will come in 4 GB/32 GB or 4 GB/64 GB configurations. On the plus side, it will have plenty of ports with two USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, 2 USB-C ports a microSD card slot and a 3.5mm audio jack. It will come in two color options Platinum Grey and Sand Pink.

The S340-14 centers on a 180-degree 14-inch display that can lay out flat with its 180-degree hinge. It will be available in a 720 HD non-touch variant or a 1080p FHD model with touch capabilities optional. It will also come in 4 GB/32 GB and 4 GB/64 GB configs. Port selection is the same as the C340 and it will come in either Dark Orchid or Onyx Black.

The flagship model among the new additions is the C340-15. It will come with a choice of either an Intel Pentium Gold 4417U or a Kaby Lake R-based Core i3-8130U which will definitely offer more oomph although the current listings for the model only show the option of 4 GB of RAM. Storage options scale up to a pretty decent 128 GB, which is more than you will find on many Chromebooks. Keeping with its productivity focus, it will incorporate a full-size numeric keyboard along with one USB 3.1 Gen 1 port, two USB-C ports a microSD slot and a 3.5 mm audio jack.

Pricing and launch details still haven’t been finalized at the time of writing.

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2019-08- 2 (Update: 2019-08- 2)
Sanjiv Sathiah
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I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have grown to enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture out now on Spotify.