Chrome OS, Google's operating system, has not had much relevance in Spain so far. But the coronavirus has changed everything and more and more people need a laptop at home to set up their office or to study. The Lenovo Chromebook S345 is an attractive alternative to the Windows universe . In his resume we find a Full HD screen, AMD processors and RAM of up to 8 GB to withstand a good number of processes without noticing stops. It will soon arrive in Spanish stores. For now, we will tell you its main characteristics.
If you haven't heard of Google's operating system yet, it's the platform that the search giant developed a few years ago to bring a new concept of laptops to the market : chromebooks . These computers are designed to always be used connected to the Internet, and they lose much of their functionality if they are not sucking on WiFi . In fact, the idea is that everything - or almost everything - is done through web applications and the files are saved directly in the cloud. The platform you work on is practically identical to the Chrome browser, with some added like a control panel.
The Lenovo Chromebook S345 inherits this idea with an attractive proposition. Starting with its screen, which is 14 inches with Full HD resolution to enjoy content with a higher level of detail. In its guts we find seventh generation AMD A6-9220 processors with 8 GB RAM. What may make you doubt is its storage: a maximum of 64 GB in the same format as the memories of mobile phones. I mean, don't expect great performance at this point.
What you can expect is that the Chromebook S345 does not leave you lying down if you take it away from home, since it reaches a maximum of 10 hours of use . Of course, its use will be quite limited if you do not take advantage of the mobile WiFi point or a public WiFi. Today, with the improvement in data rates, this point is less and less problematic. The design of this model has a classic air, with a brushed finish for an elegant touch and a weight of 1.48 kilos . It is somewhat heavier than what the brand's premium models like the Lenovo Yoga C940 offer.
When it comes to connections, they haven't forgotten to include two full-size USB 3.1 ports alongside two USB Type-C ports . What I do miss here is an HDMI port to facilitate connection to the TV or a large monitor, although this can be achieved through the type C port. At the moment, we do not know the exact date of departure or the Lenovo Chromebook S345 price. We will keep you informed.