For a few weeks now we have been tracking what we strongly believe is the Chrome OS version of the Lenovo Yoga Book. ‘Pbody’, the device’s code name, is still in early development but displays quite a few clues that back up that claim. You can catch up on ‘Pbody’ and our thoughts on the device here.
It now looks like this isn’t the only possible Lenovo Chromebook in the works. We recently reported on a new Apollo Lake-based convertible by the code name of ‘Pyro’. We have now learned that ‘Pyro’ is, in fact, a convertible device. Check out the link below for more information on that development.
Another convertible Chromebook.
We will add it to the ever growing list. While this doesn’t really give us much detail about the new device, we have reason to believe that ‘Pyro’ is the next in the Yoga line of Chromebooks.
Unlike the upcoming Yoga Book(Pbody) which is being developed by Bitland, the original Lenovo Yoga 11e was manufactured by Quanta Computers. Quanta is a Taiwan-based ODM that is considered the largest notebook manufacturer in the world. They produce devices for companies the likes of Apple, Dell, HP and many more. The Yoga 11e is an educational device built with military-grade specs to withstand the rigors of classroom life.
‘Pyro’, the Apollo lake Chromebook, is also being worked on by Quanta. This fact alone does little to support the idea that this is a Lenovo device. However, yesterday a commit came through the repository that lends a good amount of weight to our hypothesis.
There it is in black and white.
Now, just to be thorough I did some poking around. I wanted to make sure I wasn’t overlooking some other piece of hardware with the same namesake as Lenovo’s line of convertibles.
I found nothing.
I would say, with a good amount of confidence, we are looking at the next Lenovo Yoga ThinkPad Chromebook. The interesting part of this is the fact that most of the education models we are seeing are utilizing the soon to be ushered out Braswell chip. ‘Pyro’ is taking advantage of Intel’s latest Atom SoC, Apollo Lake.
I will be very anxious to see how this device performs. If it is relatively low-cost, it could be head and shoulders about most current educational Chromebooks.
Check back for updates on ‘Pyro’ and all things Chrome.