Lenovo IdeaPad 3 CB 14IGL05-82C10004US
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 CB 14IGL05-82C10004US
Source: Tech Advisor
Chromebooks seem to have gently separated into two distinct camps over the past couple of years. There’s the premium tier that boasts great displays, powerful processors, and can transform into tablets at the twist of a hinge. Then there’s the basic, laptop-style that quietly gets on with what most people do online.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/19/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Android Guys
If you need a Chromebook for simple computing needs such as home schooling or work-from-home tasks, and budget is a main concern, the IdeaPad 3 should meet your needs. You’ll trade off a high-resolution display and price tag for sufficient computing power, an array of external connectivity, and excellent battery life. All for a reasonable $250.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/08/2020
Source: PC Mag
Thanks to excellent battery life, a decent keyboard, and an attractive styling, the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Chromebook offers impressive value for money, as long as you don’t need a high-resolution screen or powerful computing components.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Intel UHD Graphics 600: Integrated low-end graphics adapter with DirectX 12 support, which can be found in some ULV SoCs from the Gemini Lake series. Compared to the HD Graphics 500, the 600 offers improved display outputs. Compared to the faster UHD Graphics 605, the 600 offers less shaders at lower clock speeds.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Celeron N4020: A slow dual-core processor (SoC) of the Gemini Lake Refresh product family. The Celeron runs at 1.1 GHz to 2.8 GHz and features the DirectX 12 capable UHD Graphics 600 integrated graphics adapter. As a lower-end product, this CPU is designed for use in laptops and mini-PCs of the most affordable kind.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.
In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.
In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.
80%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.