At CES 2016, Lenovo took the wraps off its latest Chromebook mode, the Thinkpad 13 Chromebook. Unlike the other Chromebooks that are currently available from Lenovo, this model is aimed more towards those looking for high-end specs. This time around, Lenovo is launching a single Thinkpad 13 that will come with either Windows or Chrome OS installed, depending on user preference.
As for the hardware, you've got the hard plastic exterior and reinforced frame that comes standard with the Thinkpad line of computers, as well as a large multitouch trackpad and the great Thinkpad keyboard. It will come equipped with USB 3.0 ports and a USB Type-C port, as well as an HDMI out. You'll be able to pick between a Core i3 and i5 for the processor, as well as go for up to 8GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board storage. The base model will come with a 1080p TN screen, but you can upgrade to an IPS panel if you would rather.
Lenovo is claiming 10 hours of battery life per charge, but that will change some depending on the configuration you opt for. The Windows version of the laptop will be available starting in April, but we will have to wait until June for the Chromebook model. It will start at $399, which is a bit more than the average Chromebook right now, but keep in mind all that this offers to you.