Chromebooks are known to have economical hardware but efficient software to cater to those who want a straightforward and budget-friendly machine. Now, Google’s line of laptops took a huge turn as it enters the gaming category.

While it’s yet to be made official, the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Gaming Chromebook was unveiled after it leaked from the laptop brand’s official website, revealing its key features and design.


Chomebook’s first gaming entry will feature 12th-Gen CPUs, which come with either an Intel Core i3-1215U or Core i5-1235U model. It is paired with a decent 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of fast NVMe SSD storage.

It then has a pretty packed 16-inch IPS display, which has a 2.5K resolution and TUV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification. Being a machine made for gamers, it boasts a smooth 120Hz refresh rate.


To further entice gamers, the Lenovo gaming Chromebook boasts a 4-zone RGB backlit keyboard and has an aluminum lid with an aggressive design.

Also onboard are stereo speakers, 2x USB Type-C port, the latest WiFi 6 standard, and an FHD webcam with a privacy shutter.

Since Lenovo is yet to make the official announcement, the price and availability details for the IdeaPad 5 Gaming Chromebook are yet to be revealed.

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Gaming Chromebook Specs

  • ChromeOS
  • 16-inch 2.5K IPS display, 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution, 188ppi
  • 12th-Gen Intel Core i3-1215U or Core i5-1235U CPU
  • 8GB RAM
  • up to 512GB NVMe SSD storage
  • FHD webcam, Privacy shutter
  • 4x 2W stereo speakers, Waves MaxxAudio
  • 4-zone RGB backlit keyboard
  • WiFi 6, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • 2x USB Type-C
  • 2x USB Type-A
  • microSD card slot
  • 3.5mm headphone jack

Via: Chrome Unbox

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