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I went hands-on with a Chromebook Plus to find out what a Plus can do for you


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Google’s Chromebook standards have long been something of a no man’s land. The processor, RAM, and storage didn’t matter too much so long as the final product could capably run Chrome OS, making Chromebooks great options for schools. Now, Google has implemented new standards for premium Chromebooks, along with a shiny new name. Its Chromebook Plus lineup is meant to designate models that meet a certain threshold of hardware and software capabilities, but what are you actually getting? We went hands-on with a Chromebook Plus — specifically the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i — to find out.

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