Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook Review

Kids drop things all the time, and they don’t necessarily need a ton of performance from an education laptop. Built to withstand 2.4-foot drops and keyboard spills, Lenovo’s Flex 11 is a 2-in-1 Chromebook that’s strong and simple enough for the classroom. The $279 laptop is not powerful, but it’s more than adequate for elementary- or middle-school homework. Discerning students may take issue with the Flex 11’s shallow keyboard and below-average battery life, but its durability and low price make it an attractive option for parents and educators.


The Flex 11 has a functional design. That’s my nice way of suggesting that it’s darn ugly, but it can take a punch.

The lid is gray plastic surrounded by a gray rubber bumper. Lenovo’s logo is written in (you guessed it) yet another shade of gray in the bottom right-hand corner. The only hint of color in the whole thing is the Chrome logo in the top left.

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