Lenovo n20 Chromebook Review

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Display: 11.6″ 1366×768, 135.1 PPI
Battery: 8 hours
Dimensions: 29.5 x 21.2 x 1.79 cm (11.61 x 8.35 x 0.7 in)
Weight: 1.3 kg (2.87 lb)
Processor 2.16GHz Intel Celeron N2830
RAM: 4GiB
Storage: 16GB SSD
Wireless: 802.11ac dual band and Bluetooth 4.0
Connectivity 0.9MP WebcamMicrophone
Mini HDMIUSB 2.0USB 3.0
 SD Card Reader

Summary of Lenovo n20p Review

Overall a good Chromebook, it’s right up there with the Samsung 2.  However, construction is a little shoddy and the trackpad feels cheap for the price you are paying. The touch screen is nice, but not always practical. The touchscreen on the Lenovo n20p has been incredibly strong following the IdeaPad upgrade. It is somewhat hard to use sometimes because ChromeOS is not actually made for touchscreens, nevertheless, many think that Google will make this considerably better with time. The double mode stand is invaluable. It actually enables it to stick out of the bunch and improves the Chromebook experience.

However, as mentioned, the trackpad is not the greatest on the Lenovo n20p. It features a keyboard called “AccuType” which varies on the model it is used with. Its far from the top of the line Lenovo keyboards on other models. but far exceeds what is available on many other Chromebooks reviewed.

Although it comes normal as 1366×768 pixels, the quality on the display is great for a Chomebook.  Sure I wouldn’t mind a complete 1080p HD display, but this performs just good for a laptop this size. Thin and light laptops are usually very expensive, but the affordable N20p Chromebook is just over a half of an inch thin (only 17.9mm ) and weighs in at just 3 pounds (1.4kg).

Battery life is astounding and user can get around the 8-hours which is what lenovo advertised, but should you load tons of pictures or YouTube, your use time may change. Performance wise,  the Lenovo n20p is very responsive no matter what type of use. The Intel Celeron processor is perfect and 2gb ram does not render this machine useless. I did not feel like more RAM was needed for basic daily use.

Speakers are solid for a small device that is not meant to be an audio machine. Music was played very clear and loud enough. Audiophiles will surely want external speakers if the n20p is going to be used to play music at a large event.

Overall,  it feels amazing for such an affordable price and you cannot tell it is a cheap notebook. There is no creaking or flex in any way. The computer keyboard is extremely silent too. The hinge flexes nicely when put into other display modes.  I worried the hinge which allows the stand mode would not be the greatest, but I do not have any worries that  it will break after putting it in stand mode a couple time. The Lenovo n20p Chromebook will turn out to a great machine for those looking for a  touchscreen and willing to pay a little more for a Chrombook of a better build and brand.

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