We’ve seen a few Chromebooks utilizing Lenovo’s button-down no-nonsense ThinkPad branding earlier than, however these have been cheaper fashions aimed on the schooling market. In the event you’ve been craving a extra standard highly effective ThinkPad rocking Chrome OS, now you could have one to decide on: the ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook.
Lenovo chosen AMD’s 3000-series platform as an alternative of Intel for this mannequin, with processor choices going as much as the Ryzen 7 3700C. The bottom mannequin isn’t prone to have that processor, and it received’t have the 4K decision possibility, a “world-facing digital camera for straightforward on-the-go snapshots,” the fingerprint scanner, or the non-compulsory garaged stylus. Nevertheless it does embrace a 13-inch touchscreen, Wi-Fi 6, a minimum of 4 USB ports (two USB-C 3.2 gen 2, two USB-A 3.2 gen 1), and a full HDMI port.
The physique has touches from the Yoga sequence, with the double fold-back hinge and navy colour. However that keyboard is all ThinkPad, together with the long-lasting Trackpoint mouse. Throw in an aluminum chassis that weighs simply 3.3 kilos, and you’ve got a severe work machine (as long as you don’t want any Home windows packages).
The ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook will go on sale “quickly” with a base worth of $579.