Lenovo has just unveiled two new affordable devices ahead of next month’s CES in Las Vegas. A new IdeaPad Flex 3i Chromebook offering as well as a new entry-level tablet. The IdeaPad Flex 3i is a ChromeOS-powered 2-in-1 PC with multiple connectivity options. The M9 Tablet, on the other hand, is an Android-powered device with a 9-inch display.
Starting with the Chromebook, the IdeaPad Flex 3i has a larger 12.2-inch display and comes in multiple configurations equipped with an Intel N100 or N200 with integrated Intel graphics or dedicated NVIDIA graphics. It can be configured with either 4GB or 8GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of inbuilt storage, which is 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 Wi-Fi, configurable 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 display with a resolution of 1340 x 800 px and it weighs less than 1 pound. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio G80 (octa-core) chipset and a 5100mAh battery that supports 15W charging via USB-C. The tablet comes in 3GB + 32GB, 4GB + 64GB and 4GB + 128GB. There is a 2MP front camera and an 8MP primary shooter. You can expect support for Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi ac.
The IdeaPad Flex 3i Chromebook will hit the market in May 2023 and retail for $350. The Lenovo M9 tablet will be released in the second quarter of 2023 and will cost $140.