Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 Chromebook 11IGL05
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Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 Chromebook 11IGL05
Source: PC Mag
Lenovo's IdeaPad Flex 3 Chromebook proves that as long as you're willing to overlook a small, dim display, you can have an otherwise excellent 2-in-1 convertible Chromebook for less than $350.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/04/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
While 11.6-inch laptops are considered the smallest common laptop size today, this format is definitely becoming rarer since the notebook hype has subsided. However, the role of such laptops in the field of education with its ultra-low-price segment can never be denied. The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11lGL05 is the latest addition to the small-laptop family. One of the uniquenesses of this laptop has to be its design without a fan. While not having a fan is quite usual for devices with this kind of configuration, it is rare for laptops overall. However, this is absolutely great news for users who are sensitive to noise, giving them a premium user experience with a basic setup.
In terms of its case, the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11 is completely made of plastic, as expected in its price range. The back of the display and the area around the keyboard have a rather smooth plastic with a silvery brushed look, but the sides and bottom of the laptop are covered by slightly roughened matte grey plastic. It should also be noted that the base and display of the laptop cannot be twisted much. The display was never meant to handle too much strain, as any excessive pressure may cause it to get a bit dented.
As far as connectivity is concerned, this laptop has not been incorporated with a USB Type-C port. However, the two USB ports that are included within this model support the USB-3.0 standard, and there is also a microSD slot. In terms of its keyboard, it comes in a smaller size with some keys being significantly smaller. The pressure points are defined, and the keyboard does not give way while typing. While there is no digitizer pen included within this model, the 10-point touchscreen works flawlessly and provides a great alternative to the ClickPad situated right below the keyboard.
As for the display, the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11.6-inch model comes with two display choices: an HD panel with a 1366 x 768 resolution or a Full-HD screen. It is worth noting that both the panels are based on IPS technology and are glossy due to a glass panel in front of the screen. In terms of its internal components, the laptop has been equipped with an Intel Celeron N4020 along with Intel UHD Graphics 600. The Intel Celeron N4020 is a dual-core processor built on the Gemini Lake architecture. It has a typical maximum power consumption of six watts and clock rates in the range of 1.1 to 2.8 GHz. The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11 also has 64 GB of soldered eMMC memory. While this laptop is a great option for its low price, the choice of owning one is still subjective, depending on the user’s choice and preference.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
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: Low power dual-core SoC from the Gemini Lake series for inexpensive notebooks. Runs with clocks between 1.1-2.8 GHz and integrates a DirectX 12 capable graphics adapter. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.
In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.
From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.
70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.