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What you need to know

  • Lenovo announced a new generation of laptops for education today.
  • The laptops are each available as either Windows PCs or Chromebooks.
  • The new laptops start at $299 and will start rolling out in May 2021.

Lenovo announced a new generation of laptops built for education. The new laptops each have Windows and Chromebook versions and start at $299. The Lenovo 14w Gen 2 ($334) and Lenovo 300w Gen 3 ($359) launch in May 2021 while the Lenovo 100w Gen 3 ($299) and Lenovo 500w Gen 3 ($429) will be available in June 2021.

All of the new laptops from Lenovo meet the MIL-SPEC 801H standard for durability. They also have reinforced ports and hinges, rubber bumpers, and improved spill resistance. Each of them also features Corning Gorilla Glass.

Each of Lenovo's new laptops also has a USB-C port that supports quick charging that can provide up to 80% battery from an hour of charging. They also all have optional Wi-Fi 6, and some models have an option for 4G LTE.

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The new Lenovo laptops are available as either Windows devices or Chromebooks. You can tell which type of device they are by the final letter of their name. The Lenovo 14w, 100w, 300w, and 500w Gen 3 are all Windows devices. The Lenovo 14e, 100e, 300e, and 500w Gen 3 are all Chromebooks.

The Gen 2 Lenovo 14w runs on an AMD processor. The Windows version comes in storm black, as opposed to the gray aluminum design of its Chromebook counterpart.

The Lenovo 500w runs on an Intel Pentium N6000 processor. The Lenovo 100w and 300w run on AMD 3015e processors.

Alongside the new laptops, Lenovo announced the ThinkVision T24t monitor. It's a touchscreen monitor with a 23.8-inch display. It has a one-cable design that allows people to connect to a variety of devices, including Windows PCs, Chromebooks, and Android devices through USB-C. The connection also supports up to 75W charging.

The T24t has natural low blue light technology that's certified Eyesafe, and that has a TÜV Rheinland Eye Comfort certification.