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The profile of Chromebooks is likely to get a boost after the world’s largest PC manufacturer, Lenovo, announced its first Chromebooks aimed at the consumer market. Pricing starts at $279.

Lenovo, best known for its Windows laptops, launched its first Chromebook in January – but that one was pitched at the education market, selling in bulk to schools and colleges. This is the first time it has pitched a Chromebook directly at consumers – something which may worry Microsoft. Lenovo has 18.6 percent of the PC market, ahead of HP, Dell and Acer … 

Both the N20 and N20P have typical Chromebook specs: Celeron-powered, 11.6-inch 1366×768 touchscreens, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and an 8-hour battery life. The only difference between the two is the that the N20P screen rotates back 300 degrees into a ‘stand mode,’ making it more convenient to use as a viewing device for movies.

The N20 will be available in July for $279, the N20P for $329 in August.

While Chromebooks may be something of a slow-burn, our own experience suggests that today’s machines meet 95 percent of the needs of even techy laptop users, and for many will offer everything they need.

Via Mashable

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