Lenovo announces new Chromebooks and Android tablets

Lenovo announced some new mainstream consumer products today ahead of IFA 2019, including new Chromebooks and Android tablets. The new products include the Chromebook S340, Chromebook C340, Tab M7, and Tab M8. As usual with Lenovo products, 'S' is used for clamshell laptops, while 'C' is used for convertibles.

The Chromebook C340 comes in 11- and 15-inch sizes, so you can either go small or go big. They have HD and FHD screens, respectively, and while the 11-inch model comes with an Intel Celeron N4000 CPU, you can get the 15-inch version with a Core i3-8130U.

Oddly, the 11-inch model comes with up to 8GB of RAM, while the 15-inch version can only be configured with 4GB RAM. They both contain two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C ports, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports (one in the 15-inch model and two in the 11-inch model), microSD card readers, and 3.5mm combo audio jacks.

The 14-inch Chromebook S340 is the clamshell version, packing an FHD display, Celeron N4000 CPU, up to 8GB RAM, and the same selection of ports. They also come in a wide variety of colors, as you can see from the image above.

And of course, you get full access to the Google Play Store so you can install Android apps. Unfortunately, there's no pen support on the convertibles.

The 11-inch Chromebook C340 and the 14-inch Chromebook S340 are both coming in September, starting at $289.99 and $249.99, respectively. The 15-inch Chromebook C340 is coming in October, starting at $429.99.

And then we have new tablets, the Tab M7 and Tab M8, which both come with an option for 4G LTE. Made for the whole family, Lenovo is including Kid's Mode 3.0, which lets children have their own account with customized settings and preferences.

The M7 has a 1024x600 screen while the M8 is 1280x800 (there's also an FHD model coming). They also use different chipsets for the Wi-Fi-only models and the LTE models. In the Tab M7, you'll get a 32-bit MediaTek MT8321, but the LTE model comes with a 64-bit MediaTek MT8765B, both chipsets being quad-core and clocked at 1.3GHz. The M8 comes with a 2GHz quad-core MediaTek A22 Tab.

All of the announced tablets are coming in October. The Tab M7 will start at $89.99, the HD Tab M8 will start at $109.99, and the FHD Tab M8 will start at $159.99.

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