Lenovo’s New $8 Android Laptop To Challenge Windows PCs and Chromebooks
The most affordable option, the 10-inch IdeaPad Miix 310, will run $299 and will ship in April. It has an Intel Atom X5 processor and 32GB of storage, as well as an 8-megapixel camera and two-in-one design so it can switch between laptop and tablet modes. The IdeaPad Miix 320, at $399, is similar to the 310 but has 2GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Both models have 10 hours of battery life on a single charge, according to Lenovo.
Mobile devices are hot
People are slowly transitioning from computers to mobile devices for school, work, or just for leisure. For example, in the past few years laptops have been overtaken by tablets. With more mobility and the easy touchscreen function, this type of transition is inevitable. Additionally, people are using mobile phones less as they carry them everywhere they go with an app on hand at all times to stay connected.
These devices make up 50% of Lenovo’s sales
Lenovo, the world’s second-largest personal computer vendor, is working to expand its share of a rapidly shrinking PC market. The company just unveiled its first devices running Google’s operating system for laptop computers. Lenovo executives hope this will help the company sell more than 50% of its personal computers outside China for the first time.
There will be over 15 million touchscreen laptops shipped in 2017
According to IDC, laptops with touchscreens are poised to be the norm in a few years. IDC analyst Jitesh Ubrani said that there will be over 15 million touchscreen laptops shipped in 2017 and this number is forecasted to grow to 28 million by 2020.
This means people want better features at lower prices
The best part of this laptop is that it is loaded with features like a touchscreen display, Dolby sound system, 8th-gen Intel processors, front camera (for all the selfies) and enough battery life to go up to 13 hours between charges. It also comes in two different colors: black or white. The starting price for the Lenovo tablet laptop is only $299. Plus, the fact that this thing runs on the Android operating system means it will be compatible with nearly any app you can think of.
GPD is a known brand with less name recognition than other brands on this list
GPD has been building gaming-focused laptops for years now, with products that have become better known in the mobile space than PC. With the latest member of its G laptop family, the company is taking a fresh stab at attracting a broader audience by incorporating some uniquely compelling features. The $299 price tag on Lenovo’s new offering might make it more affordable to ordinary consumers who are looking for their first computer, but what exactly does it offer that’s so special?
However, they sell cheaper models but they still stand out. (They do things like give you a bigger
The device will compete against other 2-in-1 devices like Microsoft’s Surface, as well as an increasing number of tablets that come with stylus support and keyboard covers, the company said. Lenovo introduced its first convertible laptop in October 2015 to mixed reviews.