Hands-on: Lenovo ThinkPad 11e [VIDEO]

Mobile World Congress is not exactly where we would find Chrome and Chrome OS devices, but we did get a quick look at Lenovo’s ThinkPad 11e. Sadly, the Chrome OS version was not in display, but this computer will be available in both Windows and Chrome OS versions. We wanted to give you a quick look just to show you how it felt and looked.

The device feels pretty good, but it’s far from being a quality laptop. The keyboard doesn’t feel as great as other Chromebooks and the screen is a bit washed out and dim. I have to say I wasn’t too impressed, but the computer is light, portable and does offer that Lenovo look some people love.

These Chromebooks are said to launch with a price point that starts at $350. Frankly, I would say there are much better options at that price, but we know Lenovo has a very strong fan base. You might like their design and build quality.

I was hoping we would see the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e, which seems like a much better option as a Chromebook. Yoga devices fold all the way to the back and usually come with much better build quality. The addition of a touchscreen on the Yoga 11e is also pretty crucial for Chrome OS’ future. The Yoga 11e would be the third Chromebook with a touchscreen, making it a very exciting upcoming option.