Lenovo could burn the start in the race that will make ChromeOS, Google’s notebook operating system, a much more inviting environment for gamers. The website Chrome Unboxed discovered last Thursday (30) that the Chinese manufacturer may be preparing the launch of a “chromebook gamer”.
Google is making great efforts to attract gamers to ChromeOS, and apparently, will have support from models like the supposed “Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook”. O notebook leaked on the manufacturer’s own website, where it had specs, images and even a demo video revealed. Check out:
(Images: Lenovo/Chrome Unboxed)
In February 2022, Google revealed the Chromebook models that will be compatible with Steam on ChromeOS, opening up a list of hundreds of games for gamers on the platform. The list included an unknown model from Lenovo, which may reiterate the launch of its first gaming laptop in its category.
The IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook appears to have identical specs to the IdeaPad 5i Chromebook, including a 16-inch IPS display with Quad HD+ resolution (2560 x 1600 pixels), peak brightness at 350 nits and 120 Hz refresh rate. The chassis features two USB-C, two USB-A ports, Micro SD slot, and RGB LED-backlit keyboard.
This device must be sold in options with Intel Core i3-1215U and Intel Core i5-1235U. Although they are not the most advanced processors for notebooks, they still guarantee much more performance than the hardware commonly used in this segment. Platforms must work with 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of NVMe storage.
The leaked datasheet adds that the notebook boasts 4 speakers for a more immersive audio experience, as well as a standard P2 headphone jack. For those who prefer to get rid of wires, the notebook offers Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity. Wi-Fi 6 support ensures good network stability, and unfortunately, there is no Ethernet port.
For now, there is no target date for the launch of the IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook. Anyway, this will be another one of the innovative launches of the Chinese, which recently announced its first laptop with a folding screen to rival the ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold.