Lenovo has announced two new affordable devices ahead of its showcase at CES in Las Vegas next month. Also new IdeaPad Flex 3i Chromebook products and new entry-level tablets. The IdeaPad Flex 3i is a ChromeOS-powered 2-in-1 computer with extensive 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 features a larger 12.2-inch display and comes in multiple configurations. Powered by Intel N100 or N200 with integrated Intel graphics or dedicated NVIDIA graphics. It can be configured with 4GB or 8GB of RAM and 64GB or 128G of onboard storage expandable via a microSD slot.
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’s also dual mics, 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.
Second, the M9 tablet features a 9-inch display with a resolution of 1340 x 800 px and weighs less than a pound. It’s powered by the MediaTek Helio G80 (octa-core) chipset and has a 5,100 mAh battery that supports 15W charging via USB-C. Tablets come in 3GB + 32GB, 4GB + 64GB, and 4GB + 128GB. It has a 2MP front-facing camera and an 8MP main shooter. We can expect support for Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi ac.
The IdeaPad Flex 3i Chromebook will be available in May 2023 with a retail price of $350. The Lenovo M9 tablet will launch in his second quarter of 2023 and will cost $140.