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Why I’d buy the upgraded $479.99 Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 Chromebook over the $409 model – About Chromebooks

Is it worth getting an upgraded Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 Chromebook for $80 when all you’re adding is double the storage? Yes because the storage is much faster NVMe. Here’s how much faster it can be.

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The eagle-eyed folks at Chrome Unboxed spotted a new U.S. variant of the Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook at Costco today. This model is nearly identical to the $409 model thats been available for a few weeks (see my first impressions of the Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook here) but is priced at $479.99 at Costco. You only get one hardware difference for that $80 premium: And I think its worth it.
Whats the difference?
Instead of 64 GB of eMMC 5.1 storage, per the official specs, the higher priced model bump…

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