Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook Launched With Amazon Luna, Xbox Cloud Gaming Support

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Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook Launched

Lenovo has been steadily expanding its product offering with a new range of laptops. One of the latest launches is the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook. The new gaming device is a low-cost Chromebook that is being optimized for cloud gaming. To do so, the company has incorporated the Intel i5 processor and 512GB of SSD storage.

 

Besides, the laptop also supports game streaming services including Nvidia GeForce Now, Xbox Cloud Gaming, and Amazon Luna. The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook features the integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics. The new gaming Chromebook is currently available for the US market and might make its way to other markets in the coming weeks.

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook Features

Up front, the new Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook flaunts a 16-inch IPS LCD panel with a WQXGA resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. Lenovo is offering up to 120Hz refresh rate, sRGB color gamut support, and TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification. This makes the Lenovo gaming laptop ideal even for long hours.

Under the hood, buyers have two options for their new Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook. One option is the Intel Core i3-1215U processor, and the other is the Intel Core i5-1235U chipset. The i5 chipset offers a total of 12 threads making it more powerful, whereas the i3 SoC comes with eight threads.

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook Launched

Buyers can also choose from multiple storage variants - 128 GB of eMMC flash storage, 256GB of M.2 SSD storage, and 512GB of M.2 SSD storage. Additionally, the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook offers 8 GB of LPDDR4x RAM and features an integrated Intel Iris Xe GPU.

 

The gaming laptop includes multiple ports like two USB Type-A ports, a Type-C port that can double as a DisplayPort, a power delivery port, and a 3.5mm audio jack. The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook features quad 2W speakers and a 1080p webcam. It also comes with a full-size RBG backlight keyboard.

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The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook also includes the usual connectivity options like Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi 6E, a microSD card slot, and more. All variants of the new Lenovo laptop measure 356.5 x 253 x 19.95 mm and weigh 1.82 kg. The laptop offers a 71Whr laptop, offering up to 11 hours of runtime according to Lenovo.

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook Price

The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook starts from USD 599 (around Rs. 49,299). The pricing and availability of the new gaming laptop for other markets are still under wraps. As a Chromebook, the new laptop makes a good choice for gamers, especially for this price tag.

As a Chromebook, the new laptop runs ChromeOS by Google. However, it's ironic that the Google Stadia cloud gaming service is being terminated even as OEMs are launching game-centric Chromebooks. Nevertheless, the new Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook makes a good choice for budget-conscious gamers.

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