Lenovo has unpacked two new affordable devices ahead of their presentation at next month’s CES in Las Vegas. We’re also introducing a new IdeaPad Flex 3i Chromebook and a new entry-level tablet IdeaPad Flex 3i is a ChromeOS-based 2-in-1 computer with many connectivity options Meanwhile, the M9 tablet is an Android device with a 9-inch screen.
Starting with Chromebooks, the IdeaPad Flex 3i has a larger 12.2-inch display and is available in multiple configurations: with an Intel N100 or N200 processor with Intel graphics or discrete NVIDIA graphics. It can be configured with 4GB or 8GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of internal storage, expandable via a microSD slot.
I/O on the Flex 3i includes two USB-A 3.5 Gen 1 ports and one USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 port. There’s also a 3.5mm headphone jack, an HDMI 1.4 port and a Kensington slot. There are also dual microphones, Bluetooth 5.2 support, and configurable Wi-Fi up to Intel Wi-Fi 6E. There’s also a pair of 2-watt speakers and a 720p or 1080p webcam.
Next, the M9 tablet has a 9-inch screen with a resolution of 1340 x 800 pixels and weighs less than a pound. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio G80 chipset (octa-core) and has a 5,100mAh battery with support for 15W charging via USB-C. The tablet is available in 3GB + 32GB, 4GB + 64GB and 4GB + 128GB. There is a 2-megapixel front camera and an 8-megapixel main camera. You can count on Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi AC support.
The IdeaPad Flex 3i Chromebook will launch in May 2023 and retail for $350 The Lenovo M9 tablet will launch in Q2 2023 and will be priced at $140