Lenovo has unveiled its 2016 CES laptop lineup, revealing its new ThinkPad 13 Chromebook. While there are a lot of cheap Chromebooks on the market, Lenovo is hoping that the ThinkPad 13 Chromebook will impress its long-time customers who appreciate traditional ThinkPad build and internal hardware that’s comparable to Windows 10 laptops. On the outside, the Chromebook features a soft-touch plastic shell with a reinforced frame, Lenovo’s signature ThinkPad keyboard, multi-touch trackpad, 1080p 13-inch display, two USB 3.0 ports, a USB-C port (which doubles as the laptop’s charging port), HDMI out connector and a 42Wh battery which Lenovo claims will power the ThinkPad 13 Chromebook for a full 10 hours. Those who choose to buy the ThinkPad 13 Chromebook will be able to choose between Core i3 and i5 processors, with RAM options up to 8GB with 32GB of internal storage.
The Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Chromebook will go on sale in June. The Core i3 model will sell for $399, but you’ll easily be able to spend more than $500 if you slap on all the available upgrades.
With more high-end Chromebooks being announced, we suspect Chromebook’s market share will grow even faster in 2016.