A Chromebook that’s also a ThinkPad? Should be good. Here’s our review of the Lenovo ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook
The ThinkPad brand is synonymous with dependable and premium laptops, usually of the Windows variety. For a while now though, some have come with ChromeOS installed, as is the case with theThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook from Lenovo.
So, how does the change in operating system affect the experience? Here’s the full Tech Advisor review of the Lenovo ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook.
Design & Build
Anyone who has seen a ThinkPad in the last decade or more will know that they come in black liveries. But, marking an unusual departure from form, the C13 Yoga Chromebook is decked out in Abyss Blue, which is a kind of metallic navy hue that looks very fetching on the aluminium chassis.
It still proudly claims its noble heritage though, thanks to the ThinkPad logo, along with the red glowing dot over the i, which occupies the top left area of the lid. Opposite this is the Chrome logo, denoting this a Chromebook, and there’s also metal plaque on the right lower side with the Lenovo brand.
While this might all sound a bit busy, it’s all tastefully done and keeps the efficient, business-like aesthetic for which ThinkPads are known.
Twin, angled hinges adorn the rear edge, providing a full 360-degrees of rotation for the 13in display, while the flanks have the ThinkPads usual wide selection of ports. These include 2x USB-C, 2x USB 3.0, HDMI, a microSD card reader, 3.5mm headphone jack and Kensington lock, alongside twin speakers.
Inspecting the lower edge of the front section reveals a small indentation. This is a stylus that lives inside the body of the C13 Yoga and can be used on the touchscreen display. A notched edge makes it easy to extract and then replace, which is excellent as little things like this are always easy to lose. There’s also a fingerprint sensor to the right of the trackpad, which adds another layer of security to the more business-orientated ThinkPad user.