Lenovo’s Chromebook IdeaPad Flex 3i offers larger screen and optional 1080p webcam

Lenovo launched the IdeaPad Flex 3i 2-in-1 Chromebook with more innovative features previous years Flex 3i Chromebook, along with a higher price tag. The 12.2-inch 16:10 display is an inch larger than before, and it can be used as a laptop, tablet, or put in tent mode for entertainment. It also comes with thinner bezels and looks a bit less chunky than the previous model. In terms of performance, it offers the latest Intel N-series processors (N100 or N200), up to 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage.

Other features include an optional Full HD webcam with a physical shutter and designated mute key, along with faster connectivity over WiFi 6E. It offers up to 12 hours of battery life, an optional backlit keyboard, tuned speakers, and a drop-hinge feature that elevates the keyboard for a more convenient typing experience. It will ship in May 2023 with a starting price of $350, which is quite a bit higher than the $190 price tag on the current Flex 3i.

Lenovo's Chromebook IdeaPad Flex 3i offers larger screen and optional 1080p webcam


If you’re after an Android tablet, Lenovo also launched the Tab M9 before CES 2023. It’s basically designed as an entertainment device, with a 9-inch screen that “supports Netflix HD” 1,920 x 1,200, Dolby Atmos space. audio support and dual stereo speakers. If you’re more into books, it also offers an immersive reading mode that simulates the colors of real book pages, allowing you to tone down your eyes and choose from a variety of ambient background sounds.

It comes with MediaTek Helio G80 Octa-Core processor, Android 12 OS, up to 128GB of storage, 13 hours of battery life, face unlock and WiFi 5 connectivity. It will launch in Q2. 2023 for $140, though, it will be more expensive with the optional folio case shown above.

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