Lenovo IdeaPad Chromebook: Review
Some low-priced Chromebooks have an ugly design and dubious construction, which immediately lowers their perceived value. However, this is not the case with the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Chromebook ($249.99). This budget laptop’s cheap price is a result of concessions in a few key areas, like display quality and RAM size. Compared to Windows and Mac, the Intel Celeron CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 720p HD display on the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 are underpowered. However, for the average Chrome OS user, these specs are more than sufficient. It’s built with far more heft than your standard laptop, which costs $250.
Lenovo IdeaPad Chromebook Specs
|CPU||Media Tek P60T 8-core/8-thread 2.0GHz|
|GPU||ARM G72 MP3 800GHz|
|RAM||4 GB LPDDRAX|
|Storage||128 GB eMMC|
|Display||10.1-inch, 1920×1200 IPS touchscreen,400 nits.|
|Ports||USB Type-C x 1|
|Camera||8MP auto-back focus, 2MP fixed front focus|
|Connectivity||802.11 AC (2 x 2) wireless, Bluetooth 4.2|
|Battery||7,180mAh/27.6Wh (max)/7,100mAh/0Wh (min)|
|Size (W x D x H)||9.44 x 6.29 x 0.29 inches|
|Keyboard and cover||9.64 x 6.66 x 0.71 inches|
|Keyboard and cover||2.03 pounds (920 grams)|
- This Lenovo computer has an attractive keyboard.
- It also has an excellent screen and versatile hybrid form feature.
- This laptop is very portable easy to carry and light weighted.
- It is very affordable in price and has a long battery life.
- It also has a great library of software
- This laptop has very poor performance in single-threaded.
- The size could cramp user’s productivity.
- Headphones and chargers share a single port.
- Light-weighted processors and limited memory.
The Lenovo IdeaPad laptop is a well-designed laptop with is grey and two-tone blue design. The outer cover of the laptop is plastic so the weight is only 450g and the thickness is 7mm. The tablet is clipped with magnets and ads cover a few millimeters to the body and the weight is 220g but due to the tablet a small protection has been given and for comfortable use a handy pull-out kickstand has been used. The design of the keyboard is perfect in this set as it has a pogo-pin arrangement and a magnetic clip for connection and hooked up anytime we turn it on or off. The tablet has two cameras one on the back for clicking snaps which has an 8 MP auto-focus camera and one 2 MP fixed camera focused on a webcam for attaining video calls and meetings.
Display and sound
Laptops with 10.1 in size can cope with the IPS screen which itself great for budget standard chromebooks. The color space that covers sRGB is 99.6% and the maximum brightness is about 396cd/m2. According to measurement, the average delta E is 2.42 and the accuracy of color is decent. But the size is not ideal because it cannot work heavy tasks. In this laptop only one window or tab opens on the desktop which involves wonderful productivity tasks for basics, video charts, browsing, watching movies, or playing games. However, the form factor is handy on the bed or sofa as it is on the desk. The audio quality of this laptop is also great. Users can easily catch up by streaming favorite movies or videos without plugging in headphones. The quality of the sound is smooth and clear. The output is a bit of richness and depth and the soundstage is wider than usual.
Performance and battery life
The performance is great in the Lenovo IdeaPad Chromebook. The processor is based on Media Tek Helio P60T which runs four Cortex A-53 cores and four ARM Cortex A-73 cores in a small configuration of bigsmall. It also has a very good multitasking platform although is aimed at smartphones and it is defined as 4 GB of RAM. This laptop is best for professional work because those who will use it for browsing, tapping out documents, or watching videos will not use usable. This may harm the battery life also because after the video playback tests the ideal pad staggering will be 16 hours and 14 minutes.
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Keyboard and Touchpad
The keyboard and touchpad both are very attractive and smooth in this set. The keyboard is structured like a pancake-flat nature which in comparison is very good from other laptops. But it has to shrink down to fit in size the 10.1 in form factor and so the size is always the big issue. But the reduced size indicates the touchpad which is more adequate than wonderful, but it’s given across 8.6 cm.
Lenovo IdeaPad Chromebook caption has no competition level which means the only real competition is other hybrid tablet devices, but these will be expensive like the Microsoft Surface Go 2 which will cost Euro 399 without any keyboard, or the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (which now cost Euro 259), this is also without the keyboard, So it is very hard to track down that.