Lenovo has just unwrapped two new affordable devices ahead of their showcase at CES next month in Las Vegas. A new IdeaPad Flex 3i Chromebook offering and a new entry-level tablet as well. The IdeaPad Flex 3i is a ChromeOS-powered 2-in-1 computer with plenty of connectivity options. Meanwhile, the M9 Tablet is an Android-powered device with a 9-inch display.
Starting with the Chromebook, the IdeaPad Flex 3i comes with a larger 12.2-inch display and in multiple configurations: equipped with an Intel N100 or N200 with either integrated Intel graphics or dedicated NVIDIA graphics. It can be configured with either 4GB or 8GB of RAM and either 64GB or 128G of on-board storage expandable via microSD slot.
I/O on the Flex 3i includes two USB-A 3.5 Gen 1 ports and a single USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 port. There’s also a 3.5mm headphone jack, 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 either a 720p or 1080p web camera.
Next up, the M9 tablet has a 9-inch display with 1340 x 800 px resolution, and it weighs less than 1 pound. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio G80 (octa-core) chipset and there’a s 5,100 mAh battery with support for 15W charging via USB-C. The tablet comes in 3GB + 32GB, 4GB + 64GB, and 4GB + 128GB. There’s a 2MP front-facing camera and an 8MP main shooter. You can expect support for Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi ac.
The IdeaPad Flex 3i Chromebook will arrive to the market in May 2023 and will retail for $350. The Lenovo M9 tablet will release sometime in Q2 of 2023 and will cost $140.