Why spend big money on a regular laptop when you can instead purchase a very budget friendly Chromebook? That is what many consumers are saying as they start to realize a high end laptop may not be what they need with their basic laptop use. Today we are looking at the Lenovo Chromebook 81HY0001US which is another budget friendly laptop featuring Google Chrome OS. Below we will see what some of its key benefits and downsides are.

Specs

Processor: MT8173C

Memory: 4 GB of RAM

Storage: 32 GB eMMC

Screen: 11.6 Inch display

OS: Chrome OS

Benefits

– Touchscreen is something that was unheard of in Chromebooks not all the long ago but now we are seeing more and more including this model come out with this very nice to have feature
– Not only is it touchscreen but its 360 degree flip and fold design allows you to not only use it like a laptop but also in modes such as tablet, audience, tabletop and presentation
– Very light at just 2.65 pounds making it a great choice for those who spend plenty of time on the go
– Includes must have ports like HDMI and even a built-in media card reader

Downsides

– The specs are quite basic on this laptop when it comes to processing power and memory. This is fine for the average user but if you are somebody who has high demands on their technology it may not be able to provide what you need
– Storage space is very restrictive as it only has a 32 GB eMMC drive. For those who have to save any amount online storage is probably your best alternative but an external drive would also be useful

Verdict

As people start to realize they don’t need high end power to handle just basic day to day tasks low cost laptops such as the Lenovo Chromebook 81HY0001US will only start to become more popular.

Lenovo Chromebook 81HY0001US Review

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