Chromebooks have come a long way with respect to performance and speed. The Chromebook’s web-centric operation and low prices make it a perfect fit for those who want to get maximum web-based productivity. The newest Chromebooks have elevated the concept of using basic systems to being powerful devices with exceptional performance.
Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook is one such versatile device with seamless design that allows maximum flexibility to the users. It is tough, durable and inexpensive device that Lenovo has manufactured to provide you an unforgettable computing experience.
Lenovo has tried to create a functional design of Flex 11 Chromebook. The gray plastic lid is surrounded by gray rubber bumper with its logo written at the bottom-right corner. The solid hinges can flip up to 360-degrees which make it easy to use Flex 11 in tablet mode or tent mode. You can choose the mode when it’s time to get things done. It provides wide viewing angles for watching videos or browsing web without affecting the design.
What we dislike about Flex 11 is its size. Weighing around 3 pounds, Flex 11 Chromebook is a heavier device which can make you feel tired while using it. Albeit the size, its durable design tops up the deal.
The manufacturers claim that it can survive a 2.4-foot drop which is almost equal to the height of a small schoolchild. This makes sure that your Chromebook remains safe if your kid wants to hold the device in one hand. The screen is water and dust resistant as well so no smudges can leave a permanent mark behind. It can bear up to 330 ml of liquid without damaging its interface.
Talking about the keyboard, we are disappointed by the shallow keys which require force to press. Moreover, the slippery plastic over the keys makes the keyboard not-so-good in typing sessions. This chubby Chromebook has a sealed touchpad that supports Chrome’s limited gestures which is a plus sign. The multi-finger gestures work flawlessly and produce instant response. Although it is pretty stiff but that won’t trouble your web browsing hours.
The 11.6-inch display offers an HD IPS touch screen panel with a screen resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels. Offering about 230 nits, we didn’t find the brightness level up to the mark. You can’t ignore the bright white backgrounds which appear a little washed out when compared to the brighter displays.
The good thing about the display is that it covers a wide range of color gamut so a compromise can be made over its brightness. The anti-glare technology reduces the eye strain and provides you an eye-friendly screen experience. Moreover, the 720p webcam produces accurate images and videos under bright light. Enjoying video calls or capturing images is a breeze with Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook. With a wide-ranging array of ports, connecting external devices is not a big deal. It has a USB Type C port, HDMI, USB 3.0, an audio jack and an SD card slot to serve a variety of purposes.
If you are looking for an affordable laptop for your basic needs, you may consider purchasing Flex 11 but with a few shortcomings. One of the flaws which we face in Flex 11 is its short battery timing. It works for about 8 hours which is not enough for long working or videoconferencing sessions. That is also less than its competitor devices. We are not satisfied by the cooling system since the laptop gets warm sooner and produces discomfort.
With its 2-in-1 performance, Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook competes well with its rivals. Built over lightweight Chrome OS and powered by MediaTek processor, Flex 11 is configured to access thousands of games or programs from Google Play Store. The 3.5mm audio jack provides better sound to the users in headphones mode.
Lenovo Flex 11 runs on a 2.1 GHz processor and offers a 4GB of RAM and 32GB of eMMC storage which is enough for basic multitasking programs. It is also running Android Apps like a champ without disturbing its interface.
If you are looking to invest in a laptop without worrying about the bumps and bruises, Flex 11 could be an affordable choice.