Lenovo's Flex 11 Chromebook goes on sale later this month starting at $279 [w/ subs]



00:00:06 – verb in the market for an affordable
00:00:13 – Chromebook have yet another option to
00:00:16 – consider as lenovo has unveiled a flex
00:00:18 – 11 a multi-purpose machine that's easy
00:00:21 – on the wallet the Lenovo flex 11 is a
00:00:25 – two inch dash one hybrid Chromebook
00:00:27 – featuring 11.6 inch IPS touchscreen
00:00:30 – display operating at a resolution of
00:00:32 – 1366 X 768 it's powered by a 2.1
00:00:38 – gigahertz quad-core ARM processor 4
00:00:41 – gigabytes of ddr3 RAM and 32 gigabytes
00:00:45 – of emmc storage expandable via SD card
00:00:48 – slot buyers also get a 720p webcam USB
00:00:53 – type-c connectivity hdmi out 802.11 Ares
00:00:58 – program and aqua find up to 10 hours of
00:01:01 – battery life on a single charge thanks
00:01:04 – to its 360 degree hinge the Flex 11 can
00:01:08 – be used like a standard laptop propped
00:01:10 – up in tent mode for watching videos or
00:01:13 – folded back to operate as a tablet it
00:01:15 – weighs just under 3 pounds light for a
00:01:18 – laptop but not so much for a tablet the
00:01:21 – Flex 11 should also be able to withstand
00:01:24 – the rigors of daily life thanks to its
00:01:26 – reinforced port seal to shreds and
00:01:29 – water-resistant keyboard that can handle
00:01:31 – spells of up to 300 30 milliliters
00:01:33 – around 1 cup of water lenovo said the
00:01:37 – machine was designed with android apps
00:01:39 – from the google play store in mind and
00:01:41 – specifically cited skies asphalt 8
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00:02:01 – promises to deliver a significant number
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00:02:05 – system Forbes Gordon Kelly has been
00:02:08 – reporting on the potential changes in
00:02:11 – the update but this weekend saw
00:02:13 – Microsoft confirm the upgrade pass for
00:02:15 – smartphones currently running Windows 10
00:02:17 – the supported devices are few and far
00:02:20 – between microsoft CEO satya nadella
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00:02:28 – according to Jonas our car riding on
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00:03:05 – mal it shouldn't be surprised that this
00:03:08 – small group of handsets represent the
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00:03:15 – idols 4s reviewed here on forms we're
00:03:18 – launched at mwc 2016 and are just over a
00:03:22 – year old continued support on these
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00:03:27 – divides that catches my eye is a Lumia
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00:03:34 – gigabyte at bremen too paltry 8
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00:03:38 – point one gigahertz snapdragon 220 this
00:03:42 – is one of the lowest fetch devices being
00:03:44 – targeted by Redmond's developer team
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00:03:54 – curious to see what that level is
00:03:56 – Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL if
00:04:01 – you've got a PC of pretty much any
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00:04:07 – going to get the creators of date
00:04:09 – unfortunately most windows powdered
00:04:11 – smartphone owners are out of luck
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00:04:23 – lower in markets over the last few years
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00:04:29 – the decision reflects not on current CEO
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00:04:34 – Steve Ballmer focused on ignoring the
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00:04:44 – operating system would dominate the
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00:04:49 – with Android brothers and Windows medula
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00:05:07 – suitable for smartphones and tablets and
00:05:09 – flawless laptops and desktops but with
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00:05:17 – audience Android and Makos hardware
00:05:19 – Microsoft's mobile game has clearly
00:05:22 – moved on from boundless failure to
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00:05:28 – always the consumer chooses
00:05:39 – over the past couple of years Microsoft
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00:05:47 – high-end the surface pro one surface
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00:05:53 – have found real momentum in the market
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00:05:58 – convincing play for creators with its
00:06:00 – impressive an expensive surface studio
00:06:02 – all-in-one pc now microsoft appears to
00:06:06 – aiming at the other end of the market
00:06:08 – it's rumored that the company will be
00:06:11 – debuting a new kind of pc at its
00:06:13 – education-focused event on May second an
00:06:16 – inexpensive computer design to primarily
00:06:19 – run apps from the cloud a device that
00:06:22 – will finally directly respond the rapid
00:06:24 – rise of Chromebooks it's called a cloud
00:06:28 – book according to reports and it'll run
00:06:31 – a new variant of Windows 10 called
00:06:33 – Windows cloud the main thing separating
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00:06:44 – Store if this is starting to sound
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00:06:50 – restriction is very similar to what
00:06:52 – separated the old surface tablets the
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00:07:01 – they ran windows RT the now defunct
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00:07:06 – arm-based devices as opposed to Intel
00:07:09 – AMD x86 machines today when those RT is
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00:07:20 – all that said two qualifiers although
00:07:24 – Windows RT is gone when those 10 can
00:07:27 – still run on arm devices all windows
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00:07:33 – theoretically Microsoft could debut a
00:07:36 – Windows PC with an ARM chip whenever it
00:07:39 – wants and that brings us to the second
00:07:42 – qualifier even though the windows store
00:07:44 – now offers some win32 apps that doesn't
00:07:48 – necessarily mean that could
00:07:49 – book will run them at least one report
00:07:52 – says it will run win32 apps though so a
00:07:56 – more likely scenario is this the cloud
00:07:59 – book will indeed have an intel chip but
00:08:01 – windows cloud will have a setting where
00:08:03 – you can restrict apps to Windows Store
00:08:06 – only which will be the default after all
00:08:09 – if the whole idea is to take on
00:08:12 – Chromebooks the OS will need to offer
00:08:14 – robust management tools a build of
00:08:17 – windows cloud appears to have leaked out
00:08:20 – back in February and those who tried it
00:08:23 – out say it's essentially Windows 10 with
00:08:25 – some modified settings and warnings to
00:08:27 – steer the user toward a lighter
00:08:29 – cloud-based apps that should be a relief
00:08:32 – to users though it may not bode well for
00:08:35 – costs if these machines need a full or
00:08:38 – close to full windows license they might
00:08:41 – end up being a notch more expensive than
00:08:44 – Chromebooks which start at about two
00:08:46 – hundred dollars Windows once tried going
00:08:49 – down the route of cheap machines barely
00:08:52 – worthy of the label PC and the world
00:08:54 – rejected the result the neck look times
00:08:58 – have changed though the cloud is now
00:09:01 – King and Chromebooks have proven the
00:09:03 – viability of the model which will go a
00:09:05 – long way toward convincing OEM to get on
00:09:08 – board in 2017 it should be possible to
00:09:12 – create a cheap windows machine that
00:09:14 – performs well at a few cloud-based tasks
00:09:17 – browsing email and Office apps mainly
00:09:21 – the main challenge Microsoft will have
00:09:24 – with such a machine would be managing
00:09:26 – expectations people tend to expect a
00:09:30 – certain amount of versatility from any
00:09:32 – pc under the windows umbrella even if
00:09:35 – windows cloud in the cloud would give
00:09:37 – Chromebooks a run for their money it
00:09:39 – could face an even tougher comparison
00:09:42 – Windows 10 itself
00:09:43 – [Music]
00:09:53 – so far we have not heard much about the
00:09:58 – surface pro 5 thus many believe that
00:10:01 – Microsoft is busy giving it major
00:10:04 – updates and wants to keep it a hush-hush
00:10:06 – affair until it is ready some have taken
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