Lenovo has partnered with Google and plans to launch three devices with Chrome OS operating system in Portugal by the end of the year: the IdeaPad Duet Chromebook, IdeaPad Chromebook 3 (14 and 15.6 inch models) and IdeaPad Flex 5 Chromebook.
One of the models, the IdeaPad Duet Chromebook, is already being sold in the national market, with the other two arriving by the end of the year. Equipment prices will vary between 300 and 650 euros.
Vasco Oliveira, Portugal consumer business manager Lenovo, in a statement said: “We are very pleased to continue to innovate and for, this time in partnership with Google, we are the first manufacturer to offer Chromebooks officially in the Consumer Market in Portugal”.
All models were created with the intention of being intuitive. The devices have a button that makes it easy to find documents or applications and a battery that lasts about 12 hours. They also have an instant tethering system.
“Chromebooks were launched just over 10 years ago with a vision to rethink computing, designing safe and easy-to-use devices that become faster and smarter over time. After the great success achieved all over the world in recent years, we have now arrived in Portugal, through Lenovo, with the objective of continuing to expand this mission of revolutionizing the use of these devices for a simpler and more accessible model”, says Emilie Engel, from Chromebook.
The devices allow access to Office applications such as Word, Excel and Powerpoint via Google Play, and documents are saved directly to the drive.
Device security, which is also a major concern of users, is ensured through verified login, security chips, as well as built-in antivirus protection. There is also a guest mode, which is why it is possible to use it without giving access to your authenticated account.