Most Chromebooks look pretty similar, so it’s intriguing to see Lenovo break the mold by adding some new features to the company’s N22 Touch Chromebook ($230 as reviewed). This machine has a built-in handle for easy carrying and a camera that spins around so students can record their teachers as well as themselves. The computer’s mixed performance and poor speakers stymie those small innovations, though. This laptop will work for young pupils who focus on one assignment at a time, but competing machines offer stronger performance.
The N22 has a few more moving parts than your average laptop. From the outside, some parts don’t look like you expect them to, but they’re actually signs of Lenovo’s attempts at innovation. The black plastic lid features the Chrome logo and Lenovo’s emblem, as well as a black cutout near the laptop’s lip. When I opened the lid, I discovered the webcam can spin around to face away from the user. I was also greeted by a 11.6-inch, 1366 x 768 display, island-style keys and a deck made of more black plastic.
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