Lenovo S21e is a new ultra-low-cost 11.6-inch with Windows 8. We discovered quite by accident today, thanks to the deepening of UMPCPortal, but in reality it was launched at CES 2015 with Lenovo S31 and it is already available on some selected markets. In Italy, as you might have guessed it is not yet for sale, but the laconic “available soon” on the official website of Lenovo leaves us some hope. In recent months, someone reviewed it and the result has not lived up to expectations: Lenovo Lenovo S21e is a Flex 3, non-convertible. In practice it is a rival HP Stream 11 and the Acer Aspire E11.
Its design is reminiscent of a Lenovo N20 Chromebook, with which it also shares many of the technical specifications (except for the OS), probably to keep the price of the notebook as close as possible to that of a Chromebook. Under the body, it hides a dual-core Intel Celeron to 2.16GHz N2840 (Bay Trail) with 2GB of RAM DDR3L and 32 / 64GB eMMC, a good starting point for an ultraportable Windows-based. As you might have already guessed, the screen has a diagonal of 11.6 inches and a resolution HD (1366 x 768 pixels). The chassis measures 295 x 212 x18.9 mm, weighs 1.15kg (also thanks to the small 23Wh battery for 5 hours of battery life) and integrates a micro HDMI port, one USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0, as well as a microSD card slot , WiFi 802.11n and Bluetooth 4.0.
Compared to other similar models in the same price range, Lenovo S21e offers nothing more, except a keyboard AccuType that someone could make a big difference. We do not know if it will be possible to upgrade the RAM and storage, but we doubt it, nor does it appear that Lenovo have added an Office license to Windows 8. Some retailers indicate only 100GB of free storage on OneDrive, but for now there are no official confirmation.
Let the price: Lenovo S21e is already on sale in the US in its 64GB version priced at $ 219, so it is logical to expect that the 32GB model is under $ 200. Probably these prices will vary again in June, especially after they launched the first ultraportable with Braswell at Computex