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New Lenovo Chromebooks hands-on

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Lenovo's E series of Chromebooks are designed to be used and abused in schools, but the company has decided to sell them to consumers as well, just because they're pretty awesome. With reinforced hinges, ports, and keyboard, and a resistance to drops of up to 30 inches, they're pretty tough to break. One of them lets you take notes with a regular pencil directly on the screen, while the top model has a lag-free stylus that's great to just doodle with. And they're all under $300. Subscribe: https://goo.gl/G5RXGs Check out our full video catalog: https://goo.gl/lfcGfq Visit our playlists: https://goo.gl/94XbKx Like The Verge on Facebook: https://goo.gl/2P1aGc Follow on Twitter: https://goo.gl/XTWX61 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com


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Bonnie Martinez (11 days ago)
Are you able to annotate on a PDF?
Vinay Vandana D (25 days ago)
Does all these models have Playstore??
Barakath Ahmed (27 days ago)
Bad lighting in several scenes. I had to increase brightness to see details.
Herbert N (27 days ago)
Chucky?
notstarboard (28 days ago)
I actively avoid touchscreen computers with a folding design. It's used as a way to justify asking for extra cash, but it brings me personally zero benefit and some drawbacks. How about a 13" 1080p IPS display and an m3?
Justin Ked (1 month ago)
Chromebooks are definitely underrated, at least in the last year or so, as chrome os has matured. With NO android apps, ChromeOS is extremely limited and junk, but with them it takes on another life. Chromebooks that were designed pre android apps are lacking in many areas, but the ones that did have the apps in mind are much more refined and have the proper hardware to keep up. Definitely not for the majority of people that are used to using window or Mac, but surprisingly are more than enough for people who actually use them day to day. There's just nothing like windows or Mac and their library of programs that will be able to compete with the limitations of chromeOS, at least at this time..
Ugh! Basic!
Bro Swirski (1 month ago)
I'm European and I know what 30 Inches look like 😏 If you know what I mean... 😏😏😝
apdroid geek (2 months ago)
nice now my school can afford a new lenovo laptop
M. Murray (2 months ago)
i want one
Ronbo Fett (2 months ago)
I bet there is someone talking about bezels in the comment section because bezels define how useful & productive a product is. I couldn't have a good value computer if the bezels were too big...
Cesar Tecuanhuehue (2 months ago)
Screen seems to bounce a lot when typing.
Ray Foss (2 months ago)
Downsides of 500e: 4GB of Ram and 768p screen. Not great even for web based prosumers. This thing is laser focused on students... and RAM prices are really high right now.
ucheucheuche (2 months ago)
Not bad Vlad, wish I had that pad
Where are the specs?
Michael Dust (2 months ago)
Wot are you saying
Onkar Sawant (2 months ago)
Oh god! This guy again. Get someone who speaks more clearly.
Daniel P (28 days ago)
Onkar Sawant what is wrong with you? I understood this guy just fine
All Channel (2 months ago)
Hi guys this is the most powerful computer 😱😱 https://youtu.be/vLNnqIwevI4
foreverbbooyy (2 months ago)
Chromebooks are actually pretty cool for the classroom.
Neko c (2 months ago)
whats happening why is there a pencil?
Christian Joel Cabrera (2 months ago)
Yeah, I'm getting the 500.😂 Probably one of the few.
the pyrotechnic penguin (2 months ago)
300+ dollars for a celeron nope thanks..
Ammar ALZeibak (2 months ago)
Lenovo products = Horrible. Lenovo product support = Doesn’t even exist.
Fullstar Lamin (2 months ago)
Ughhh, had to endure that Varun overacting ad😠
Didzis Kalnietis (2 months ago)
One minus Lenovo has. They always cut off a big part of screen.
Joe Bob (2 months ago)
Seriously these idiot companies need to INVEST MORE IN THE DAMN SCREENS! It’s literally the number one used and most important part of any damn device! THere should NEVER be any screens in 2018 less than 1080 p and ips!!!!!
Bean Counting (2 months ago)
i cant understand you nz bro?
pisse3000 (2 months ago)
I *LOVE* how rugged they look. The early 2000's are back, baby!
J. Ronsse (2 months ago)
The background music on this sounds like you're getting a call. Don't do this please. (pretty amazed about the HB pencil not leaving any marks!)
Ahmad Zahin Chowdhury (2 months ago)
can i windows 10 on it?
Sachin Wahal (2 months ago)
Sorry Vlad but the Verge usually makes amazing vdos..these are just not upto par
FreddeBM (2 months ago)
Looks like it's from the 90s :D
NeoYojik Hedgehog (2 months ago)
Great devices and finally a good overview, that considers pricing and doesn't drag Apple/Samsung products into unjustified comparison. Thanks, Vlad!
Jerry N. (2 months ago)
This seems like a good product for public schools but I wouldn't buy it
King (2 months ago)
My laptop has chrome installed so basically is it windows+chromebook 😁😁
Samuel Brizuela (2 months ago)
Do these have Play Store support?
Jeff Russell (3 months ago)
Vlad, buddy, I am loving the positivity!
Taste the Rambo (3 months ago)
Don’t buy Lenovo’s product, I bought a 500$ mini PC, a little over a year broke down, went to the official repair shop, told me to change the motherboard that cost 620$.
Maxim Mee (3 months ago)
can they be used WITHOUT constant internet connection ? I intend to use on my travels....
Legoman718 (3 months ago)
We use Chromebooks like these at my middle school!
Tony A. (3 months ago)
this looks hideous
Ryan Kim (3 months ago)
This looks perfect for schools!!!
Yassine Mathieu (3 months ago)
Amount desk strongly mirror battle sick emotion chaos shame second.
Fetto (3 months ago)
"I'm European, I don't know what that means" Ya' know, for someone literally holding a chrome laptop, you sure do seem like you don't know how to use Google.
Cameron Foster (3 months ago)
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Snape (3 months ago)
The Verge is getting worse
Abhay Raizada (3 months ago)
can i load windows onn it?
_窮 (3 months ago)
Having a screen that can utilize a regular graphite pencil as a writing/drawing stylus for note taking is pretty genius. 300a @ $279 Price Point with Pen Input and fairly rugged design is a great price point especially for students. What's that sensor above the keyboard? Is that a webcam for when the laptop goes into tent mode?
Fruitarian (3 months ago)
Ugh these are so ugly laptops
ReAcTeD91 (3 months ago)
dont buy lenovo! i bought their most expensive laptop a few years back and it was defective. broken screen by shitty plastic parts. then i went online i saw everyone had that problem! a 1600$ broke for thusands of people and no fix or a word from lenovo. NEVER AGAIN (IT WAS THE Y50 TOUCH.. LOOK IT UP)
LeBeautiful (3 months ago)
Lenovo is my brand, that's no lie. But the bezel and screen? its a no for me 😞
William Bouchardon (3 months ago)
Thanks for rejecting the stupid US mesuring system. Time to catch up with the rest of the world and embrace the metric system folks.
Nassim (3 months ago)
those bezels hurts the eye
JFomo (3 months ago)
Supposed to be used for schools but they choose a 16:9 aspect ratio screen. Terrible.
Esa Dicky (3 months ago)
Wow this is interesting especially with the price tag
RedLight GreenArrow (3 months ago)
Using a regular pencil on the screen is kind of cool
Sebastian Yuan (3 months ago)
He kinda sounds like Jason Mendoza
Nicholas (3 months ago)
Yay! Vlad!
Vineet Savio Boyle (3 months ago)
He almost drop tested the laptop there.
Somewhat Legit (3 months ago)
It is 2018, right?
chrismas (3 months ago)
“15 inch Chromebooks should be standard.
Anas Adani (3 months ago)
Ugly
Ahmad El-Hamamy (3 months ago)
Does the entry level one have android?
Lyam Lexa (3 months ago)
That's a "laptop" for writing email... that is it...
turnermic17 (3 months ago)
So did they just abandon the yoga book? Waiting for the chrome book version they promised.
Invalid Characters (3 months ago)
turnermic17 They uploaded a Yoga video to the channel about 11 hours ago. Go check it out.
Mayank Soni (3 months ago)
You don't know what 30 Inches mean, but you what 11.6 Inch means! What kind of European are you?
dennisd7 (3 months ago)
76 cm
miguel angel rodriguez (3 months ago)
the verge coverage sucks,,,,
Lashan (3 months ago)
Love the idiot-units dig hahaha
Richard Franck (3 months ago)
Imperial units suck. Metric units forever ❤️
Mohammad Almtab (2 months ago)
Richard Franck, Thank you for being scientific.
Bohdan Trotsenko (3 months ago)
Samsung Chromebook Pro still leads the show.
Rohit R (3 months ago)
I miss the pencil writing feature in Sony phones , it was there years ago
Hi-Fi Insider (3 months ago)
#ewaste
DeVante Chisolm (3 months ago)
Relax everyone, its for kids and classroom use.
Abi Nubli (3 months ago)
yo i'll buy that pencil compatible one if i'm still in college
Adam Funk (3 months ago)
I'm pretty sure the screens are like that on purpose as a privacy feature, because they're for students. Makes sharing notes and distracting others much harder. Could be wrong, though.
Lechiffresix six (2 months ago)
every day of the week, pal
Lechiffresix six (3 months ago)
Onkel Funk, stimmt doch !
Vibe Sensational (3 months ago)
chromebook is still a thing can't belive google keep this product
Steven Mancera (2 months ago)
Honestly they should make a bullet proof Chromebooks now too bc of what's happening all over the US
Steven Mancera (3 months ago)
What if that crappy viewing angle is for anti copying protection rom your fellow classmates?
A PP (1 month ago)
Makes sense
Don't know (2 months ago)
Genius!!!
Livio Ramirez (2 months ago)
You're a genius 😂
Nishant Bahuguna (3 months ago)
xDD underrated
Shaun Mabote (3 months ago)
I scram when you turned the screen
RZetlin (3 months ago)
Does note taking work with a ball-point pen?
kekuleh1 (3 months ago)
great early 2000's designs. reminding 30+ year-olds of their student days
Mason Nordike (3 months ago)
I'd love to tell my teachers about this but being we are in Southern IL we can't get new stuff. All of our computers are from 2004. All of the funding goes to Chigago.
Pat Lu (3 months ago)
'but im an European so I don't know what that means' this is purely unprofessional. If you put a bit more effort and Google it you will find 30 inches is roughly 90cm.
PTNLemay (3 months ago)
The pencil thing is amazing. I wonder if it really does leave no marks though, or if there are micro-scratches that form over time. It could be from something as simple as hard bits of dust stuck to the pencil lead.
Lashan (3 months ago)
graphite is less hard than glass on the Mohs scale, therefore it won't scratch it.
Samruddha save (3 months ago)
Who is using Chromebook??
leinaddf (3 months ago)
they look ugly
Tora (3 months ago)
If I had a kid who neeeded a laptop for school I would probably get this. It's rugged and probably has really good battery life, and chrome OS has everything that you need for school.
Le Strat Matthieu (3 months ago)
Can you had a link to the lenovo ou google site or just a list of the references? Thanks in advance
dhana sekar (3 months ago)
not so great hands on he talks like blah blah blah blah
view52 (3 months ago)
Kids will only laugh at these things.
Diego Urbina (3 months ago)
Constructions and design for daily basis use is OK. No flimsy "oh my god, don't scratch me, I'm fragile" design. Lenovo is doing it right for this kind of devices.
Asef Jamil Ajwad (3 months ago)
And it does 90% of the $1000 Pixelbook at one-fourth the price!
Dakila (3 months ago)
Huh. The thumbnail isn’t clickbait. Pencil on a screen seems really convenient, but I doubt students will use it because of the lack of palm rejection.
Kate T (1 month ago)
Not as good as palm rejection, but you can get gloves specifically for writing/drawing on touchscreens. They only cover your last two fingers and the wrist
lacramioara bujor (2 months ago)
Ceai
lacramioara bujor (2 months ago)
Teai
lacramioara bujor (2 months ago)
Da
poppet pala (3 months ago)
Price be low, *Bezels be **_T H I C C_*
Shery SJ (3 months ago)
Sexy Thicc Bezels lol
Muhammad King (3 months ago)
I like samsung chromebook pro
Mr Thug (3 months ago)
he is not just a european he is a moron too
Abdullah (3 months ago)
I am gonna be buying this ... just be available in EU!!
z3ke_sk1 (3 months ago)
"But I'm European, so I don't know what that means." Lol.
Herbert N (27 days ago)
Aly Mansour Well said.
Herbert N (27 days ago)
Wy123 So?
Aly Mansour (29 days ago)
morgana Hey, I'm Muslim, and I'd like to tell you that; most of us are not scary, and let's get straight to the point that most of us are afraid of ISIS and stuff like that, God bless you💙
morgana (1 month ago)
Wy123 "Hi I live in bumfuck and I've never seen a Muslim in my life but tv told me they're scary"

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