Quietly announced earlier in 2014, Lenovo's new line of education laptops has turned up, allowing us to get some hands-on time with this very wide-ranging series.
Four basic 11.6-inch configurations make up the ThinkPad 11e series. The system is available in a traditional Windows 8 version, first as a non-touch clamshell, and then as a touch-screen version with a 360-degree hinge, similar to what you'd find on the company's Yoga line.
That's standard enough for education laptops, intended as a low-cost computers for students, but the other two configurations are where it gets more interesting. The first is a Chrome OS version, again in a non-touch clamshell, while the second is a touch screen Chromebook, with the same 360-degree Yoga-style hinge the Windows version offers, making it the first Chrome OS hybrid we've seen.
You can tell the difference between the two OS versions by looking at the keyboard. Besides missing the Windows key, the Chrome OS version, like other Chromebooks, has a lowercase-letter keyboard, while the Windows version's keyboard has the standard capital key keyboard.