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Lenovo ThinkPad 13 laptop goes Chromebook casual

An affordable 13-inch laptop for anyone who needs a killer keyboard for work or school.

Xiomara Blanco
Xiomara Blanco is an associate editor for CNET Reviews. She's a Bay Area native with a knack for tech that makes life easier and more enjoyable. So, don't expect her to review printers anytime soon.
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The Chromebook, not the Windows 10 model

This is the Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Chromebook, not to be confused with the Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Windows 10 laptop.

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Fall flat

The 13-inch laptop can fold back to 180 degrees, but not a full 360 degrees for a tablet-like experience.

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Adjustable viewing angles

Since the screen can tilt back so far, you can get a great viewing angle of the screen no matter how you're holding it.

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Otherwise a snore

That's really the only exciting design element to the ThinkPad 13 Chromebook. Everything else about it is standard fare.

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Comfy keys

The keyboard is comfortable for typing on. Its keys are slightly concave, so your fingers feel at home on them.

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Touch screen optional

Our review unit didn't have a touchscreen, but you can upgrade to a configuration that does.

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Faster processor, too

Our review model did have the best processor Lenovo has to offer in the ThinkPad 13. It's part of the reason why it performed so well in our benchmark testing.

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Two USB Type-C ports

It has two USB Type-C ports and charges via USB-C (it comes with its own 45W charger).

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Four USB ports total

Including its two USB 3.0 ports, it has four USB ports total.

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