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Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 Series

Lenovo Flex 3i Chromebook 11-82N30012HAProcessor: Mediatek MT8173C, Intel Gemini Lake Celeron N4020, Intel Jasper Lake Celeron N4500
Graphics Adapter: Imagination PowerVR GX6250, Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU), Intel UHD Graphics 600
Display: 11.60 inch
Weight: 1.136kg, 1.2kg
Price: 329, 350 euro
Average Score: 71.91% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 53%, features: 40%, display: 75%, mobility: 80%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 97%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
Processor: Intel Gemini Lake Celeron N4020
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 600
Display: 11.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.136kg
Price: 329 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 70% - average

Average of 2 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

78.1% Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05 laptop review: Quiet, efficient, and slow convertible | Notebookcheck
A laptop without fans can be an amazing thing, especially for people who are sensitive to noise. But Lenovo makes too many compromises with the extremely affordable convertible IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05. In the end, it is simply too slow, even for its low price.
70% Lenovo Flex 3 Chromebook Review: Good Price, Bad Screen
Source: The Verge English
If you’re just using this device to pay bills, email people, and run some YouTube videos, I would say you can. It’ll be a little cramped, but you can. And if you can stomach that, the Flex 3 does deliver some great benefits in other areas, from the great keyboard and convenient ports to the outstanding battery life and respectable audio. In these categories, it rivals or surpasses our top Chromebook pick (the Spin 713). If you’re okay with its flaws, you’ll find that the Flex 3 offers quite a bit for its budget price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/24/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Lenovo Flex 3 Chromebook Review: Good Price, Bad Screen
Source: The Verge English
If you’re just using this device to pay bills, email people, and run some YouTube videos, I would say you can. It’ll be a little cramped, but you can. And if you can stomach that, the Flex 3 does deliver some great benefits in other areas, from the great keyboard and convenient ports to the outstanding battery life and respectable audio. In these categories, it rivals or surpasses our top Chromebook pick (the Spin 713). If you’re okay with its flaws, you’ll find that the Flex 3 offers quite a bit for its budget price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/24/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
Lenovo Ideapad Flex 3 (11) review – if possible, go for the SSD-equipped models
Source: Laptop Media English
Well, we think we have put that straight at the beginning of this review, but we’re going to say it again – this laptop is not meant to render complex 3D objects, nor to enable you to play any AAA title out there. Instead, you would want it for an unpretentious daily driver, which also works as a tablet.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/23/2021
Lenovo Ideapad Flex 3 (11) review – if possible, go for the SSD-equipped models
Source: Laptop Media English
Well, we think we have put that straight at the beginning of this review, but we’re going to say it again – this laptop is not meant to render complex 3D objects, nor to enable you to play any AAA title out there. Instead, you would want it for an unpretentious daily driver, which also works as a tablet.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/23/2021
Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3i review: A likeable but flawed Chromebook
Source: Talk Android English
However, the Flex 3i doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Lenovo has other Chromebooks in the family and the Flex 3i sits in a difficult place. It’s more expensive than the similar form-factor Chromebook Flex 3 models and is almost as expensive as the larger, more powerful Chromebook Flex 5. If you are looking to use the tablet mode more often, Lenovo offers the Chromebook Duet (currently at a discount), a 10-inch device with a detachable keyboard, MediaTek CPU, USI Pen support, and a sub-$300 price tag. There are also many other manufacturers offering broadly Chromebooks for less than the Chromebook Flex 3i.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/24/2020
Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3i review: A likeable but flawed Chromebook
Source: Talk Android English
However, the Flex 3i doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Lenovo has other Chromebooks in the family and the Flex 3i sits in a difficult place. It’s more expensive than the similar form-factor Chromebook Flex 3 models and is almost as expensive as the larger, more powerful Chromebook Flex 5. If you are looking to use the tablet mode more often, Lenovo offers the Chromebook Duet (currently at a discount), a 10-inch device with a detachable keyboard, MediaTek CPU, USI Pen support, and a sub-$300 price tag. There are also many other manufacturers offering broadly Chromebooks for less than the Chromebook Flex 3i.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/24/2020

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 Chromebook 11IGL05

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

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 Chromebook 11IGL05Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 Chromebook 11IGL05
Processor: Intel Gemini Lake Celeron N4020
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 600
Display: 11.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Price: 350 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 73.33% - average

Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3i Chromebook review: As simple as it gets
Source: The Indian Express English
Lenovo is clearly pushing the IdeaPad Flex 3i Chromebook for kids or those new to the PC market. The target audience like parents and first-time PC owners may not go beyond the certain budget they have set for studies. And it’s quite clear why Chromebooks are in high demand. I get that: the price does matter to end consumers. But if you are buying a notebook, make sure you take the final decision based on the need and requirement. For someone who needs a lightweight laptop for light work and wants to be in the Google ecosystem should get the IdeaPad Flex 3i Chromebook.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/28/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3i review: Gets the job done
Source: Gadgets Now English
For most users who want their laptops to get the job done without too many hiccups, the Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3i is a solid option. It’s a convertible device and that gives you a 2-in-1 experience, which is not something you will get at this price point. ChromeOS is an easy to use platform and if you’re an Android user, the integration is simple and you can do a lot more on this laptop. At Rs 28,990, it’s not too difficult to recommend this laptop. We ended up like a lot of things that most users look out for — battery life, lag-free performance and a nice-looking design. If you are in the market for a laptop that is around Rs 30,000, then the Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3i is worth a dekko.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/16/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 Chromebook
Source: PC Mag English
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%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 Chromebook 11-82HG0006US

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 Chromebook 11-82HG0006USNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 Chromebook 11-82HG0006US
Processor: Mediatek MT8173C
Graphics Adapter: Imagination PowerVR GX6250
Display: 11.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 75% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

75% Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3 (82HG0006US) Review
Source: Tech burns English
The Lenovo Flex 3 has main strengths in above-average build quality, good styling, and pocket-friendly price. With a robust range of ports, it should appeal to people looking to supplement their Chromebook’s internal flash storage and maybe connect to an external display via HDMI and USB-C, or a keyboard and mouse. And, with a 360-degree hinge, this Chromebook is versatile without adding some extra bulk. Perhaps the only main drawback in the Flex 3 is its cramped, dim, low-resolution display, which keeps it from getting an excellent rating. If you decide to overlook this – maybe you plan to keep the Flex 3 connected to an external monitor most of the time – it’s a worth investment. Otherwise, you’ll have to increase your budget to reach 2-in-1 Chromebooks like the Acer Chromebook Spin 713 or the Google Pixelbook Go. Just in case your budget can’t grow, and you can do with the 720p screen, the Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3 (82HG0006US) is terrific value for a 2-in-1 Chromebook.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/03/2021
Rating: Total score: 75%

 

Lenovo Flex 3i Chromebook 11-82N30012HA

Specifications

Lenovo Flex 3i Chromebook 11-82N30012HANotebook: Lenovo Flex 3i Chromebook 11-82N30012HA
Processor: Intel Jasper Lake Celeron N4500
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
Display: 11.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 68.67% - average

Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

60% Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 Chromebook Review: Not flexible enough
Source: The Times of India English
Considering the performance of the Chromebook I can say that it definitely suits the needs of the students but for working professionals, it is not the best choice. It is good for browsing the internet, videos, emails, among others but not for severe media editing or gaming. At the price range it is being offered, I also feel that you can get a basic Windows laptop that could offer a somewhat experience. You can also keep an eye on Android tablets, which offer similar functionality. The Moto Tab G70 is a good option in this price range. Also, don't forget the Apple iPad. However, if you want a convertible 2-in-1 notebook with laptop-like form factor, that too with touchscreen at this price, you can surely check this out.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/03/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3i Chromebook review: a well-built convertible that does the job
Source: 91mobiles English
While Chromebooks might not offer the same level of flexibility as laptops running Windows or Mac OS, especially in terms of software and apps, they’re definitely capable of handling tasks like web browsing, video calling, writing, document editing etc. And for a large majority of users, these comprise a huge chunk of their day-to-day usage. The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3i handles these well, topping it off with decent battery life, a solid build, a touchscreen and convertible form factor. It’s suitable not just for students, but can handle WFH requirements as well, provided you’re well entrenched in Google’s ecosystem. For its asking price of Rs 30k, it can make for a decent, affordable option to consider.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/21/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
76% Lenovo Flex 3i Chromebook Review: Eat Sleep Flex Repeat
Source: Tech PP English
Alright, should you spend Rs 28,990 on the Lenovo Flex 3i Chromebook? In my opinion, if you have a tight budget of Rs. 30,000 and are fine with Chrome OS for your daily work, including browsing the Internet, binge-watching shows, attending online meetings/classes; then, the Flex 3i is an easy recommendation. It does a lot of things right, such as excellent battery life, a good keyboard and trackpad, and good performance on light tasks. However, it’s imperfect and has flaws, such as an average display and mediocre speaker quality. Still, you really can not complain about an entry-level Chromebook. However, you can also save a few bucks and get the Asus Chromebook Flip C214, which offers similar specs, but at the cost of a weaker chipset. Then there is the HP Chromebook 11A, but its biggest drawback is the lack of touch support.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/11/2021
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 70% workmanship: 80%

 

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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.


Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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.

Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU): Integrated graphics card in Intel Jasper Lake Celeron entry level models based on the Gen. 11 architecture. Offers 16 of the 32 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model ranging from 350 MHz base to 800 MHz boost. The Jasper Lake chips are produced in the 10nm process at Intel produced (similar to Ice Lake).

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Imagination PowerVR GX6250: 2 cluster graphics chip integrated in ARM SoC (e.g. used in the MediaTek MT8173)

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Gemini Lake:

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.

Mediatek:

MT8173C: ARM-based quad-core SoC that integrates a performance cluster of two Cortex-A72 cores clocked at 2.1 GHz (max.) and a power saving cluster with two Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.7 GHz (max.).

Intel Jasper Lake:

Celeron N4500: Low power dual-core SoC from the Jasper Lake series for inexpensive notebooks. Runs with clocks between 1.1 - 2.8 GHz and integrates a DirectX 12 capable graphics adapter with 16 EUs and up 750 MHz. The CPU cores are smaller and slower than in the Core CPUs (e.g. Ice Lake) but manufactured on the same 10nm process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.136 kg:

In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops weigh as much.

1.2 kg:


71.91%: 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.

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Stefan Hinum, 2020-09-12 (Update: 2020-09-12)