From the sleek pink-sandy Chromebook C340 to the Duet Chromebook tablet, Lenovo loves making ChromeOS devices to meet a variety of consumer needs. Most of its devices are on the cheaper end of the spectrum, and are aimed at budget-savvy retailers and older people who just need access to a reliable computer. Now, the company has launched a new 11-inch Chromebook 3 with a unique design for $ 229.99.

The new device comes with an Intel Celeron N4020 processor, 4GB of RAM and a fairly generous 64GB of storage. While not really a powerhouse, the new Lenovo Chromebook 3 should be good for the general daily Chromebook tasks like checking emails and browsing (and other websites, if you must). The 1

1-inch screen clocks in at the standard cheap notebook resolution of 1366 x 768 and gets only up to 250 nits brightness. It may turn to lie flat on a table, but it’s not a real 2-in-1 unit, so this ability is probably pretty pointless. Lenovo tests the portability of the new Chromebook 3 and says it is smaller than an A4 paper and weighs just 1.47 kg / 1.12 kg.

When it comes to ports, the unit charges fairly well with a single USB-A port, two USB-C 3.1 ports and a MicroSD card slot. It also has an audio jack, which the company’s new Duet Chromebook tablet does not include. The speakers are a stereo pair, but since they are only output at 2W, they will not rewrite anything. However, the device will get automatic ChromeOS updates until the end of 2026, which is nice.

One of the more interesting features for my eyes seems to be the design of the laptop. Lenovo embraced a two-color design with Duet and now transfers that design language to this device. The lid comes in a unique black duotone colored onyx color with a textured surface. This may not be as beautiful as the first HP Chromebook 11 gene or as distinct as the tablet / keyboard / kickstand duet. But the new Lenovo Chromebook 3 11 still looks like a good choice if you are looking for a cheap Chromebook that is a little nicer than its low cost competitors. It is in stock right now on Lenovo’s website for $ 229.99.