Lenovo has just unboxed two new affordable devices ahead of their presentation at CES next month in Las Vegas. Introducing a new IdeaPad Flex 3i Chromebook and new entry-level tablet. IdeaPad Flex 3i is a ChromeOS-based 2-in-1 with plenty of connectivity options. Meanwhile, the M9 tablet is an Android device with a 9-inch screen.
Starting with the Chromebook, the IdeaPad Flex 3i comes with a larger 12.2-inch screen and in several configurations: with an Intel N100 or N200 processor with integrated Intel graphics or dedicated NVIDIA graphics. It can be configured with 4GB or 8GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of internal storage expandable via a microSD slot.
The Flex 3i’s I/O 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, support for Bluetooth 5.2, 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’s powered by the MediaTek Helio G80 (octa-core) chipset and there’s 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 2MP front camera and an 8MP main camera. 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 will cost $350. The Lenovo M9 tablet will be released in the second quarter of 2023 and will cost $140.