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Lenovo IdeaPad Slim Chrome 14IAN8 (Slim 3i Chromebook Plus)

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Slim Chrome 14IAN8 (Slim 3i Chromebook Plus)
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim Chrome 14IAN8 (Slim 3i Chromebook Plus) (IdeaPad Slim 3 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i3-N305 8 x 1.8 - 3.8 GHz, Alder Lake-N
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 32EUs (Alder Lake)
Memory
8 GB 
, DDR5-4800
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Storage
M.2 PCIe
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.3
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.3 x 324.4 x 216.2 ( = 0.76 x 12.77 x 8.51 in)
Battery
57 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Google Chrome OS
Camera
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes
Weight
1.5 kg ( = 52.91 oz / 3.31 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim Chrome 14IAN8 (Slim 3i Chromebook Plus)

90% Lenovo Slim 3i Chromebook Plus Review: my favorite of the bunch [VIDEO]
Source: Chrome Unboxed English
So you can see pretty quickly why this device is so likeable. It does nothing to get in its own way. I love the chassis, build quality, screen and keyboard. The trackpad is good (not great), the internals are all I really need, and even the speakers are pretty good. Unless you need a convertible or would rather get a 16:10 screen, there’s nothing this Chromebook misses on. And you feel that each time you pick it up. We made a video before Chromebook Plus was launched and wondered if the non-Chromebook Plus-branded version of this device was a sign of things to come. Of course, we were right in saying this model would get a branded Chromebook Plus sibling, but I didn’t realize at the time just how right the Slim 3i got the whole Chromebook Plus equation. If you are looking for a Plus model that isn’t just good, but seriously great, this is the one you want.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/20/2024
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3i Chromebook 14 review: Chrome OS ultraportable on a budget
Source: It Pro English
The IdeaPad Slim 3i Chromebook 14 is going to make a lot of sense for some cost-conscious buyers. It's small, light, and very portable, and the screen, wireless connectivity, audio, and battery life are all way beyond most Chromebooks you will find for this kind of money. The ergonomics aren't top-notch, but not in any way that seriously hampers usability, and performance will be good enough for most practical scenarios. If you're looking for a primary device for a small business or specific user, then you might want something with a bigger screen, a better keyboard, and more horsepower on tap – something like the Acer Chromebook Plus 515, the Chromebook Vibe CX3401 Flex or if budgets permit, the Acer Chromebook Spin 714, but as a secondary device for use while out and about, the IdeaPad Slim 3i Chromebook 14 offers plenty of value.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/06/2024
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Intel UHD Graphics 32EUs:

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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


i3-N305: Alder Lake-N based mobile CPU with 8 efficient cores (Gracemont) with up to 3.8 GHz. The TDP is specified at 15 Watt.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.00":

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.


85%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2024-04- 5 (Update: 2024-04- 5)