A couple of days ago, Google said that its game streaming service, Stadia failed to gain the traction they expected and has sadly decided to end the service early next year. This sudden decision took many gaming enthusiasts and game developers by surprise who loved being a part of the Google gaming ecosystem. But Lenovo has covered for them who have been left in limbo. Lenovo is going to deliver gaming-focused Chromebooks in the coming months. Yes, Lenovo is working on world’s first ever “gaming” Chromebook.
The folks over Chrome Unboxed have identified a product page of the the upcoming Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Gaming Chromebook. They have also managed to retrieve some official images and demo video of the same machine. specs wise, it is weighing identical to the IdeaPad 5i Chromebook that launched at IFA last month.
This “gaming” Chromebook will be offered with two Intel CPU variants — an Intel Core i3-1215U or an Intel Core i5-1235U. The source clams that Core i5 equipped machine is supposed to be promoted as a suitable option for Steam gaming, while the Core i3 version designed for cloud gaming services such as Nvidia GeForce Now, Xbox Cloud Gaming, and Amazon Luna.
It has a 16-inch 2560x16000px resolution display panel with 120Hz refresh rate and 100% sRGB color gamut, an Iris Xe GPU to handle graphics portion, 8GB of RAM with 512GB NVMe SSD storage option, microSD card slot, Wi-Fi 6 / Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity, 2x USB-C connectors, 2x USB-A ports, an audio jack, and a microSD card reader.
It also has a full-size keyboard with 4-zone RGB backlighting, while the audio system has four 2 W speakers with Waves MaxxAudio integration, right side of the metal screen cover has a “tribal” pattern, and of course it ships with ChromeOS out of the box.