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Lenovo N20 Chromebook Series

Lenovo N20 ChromebookProcessor: Intel Celeron N2830
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
Display: 11.6 inch
Weight: 1.2kg, 1.284kg
Price: 229, 329 euro
Average Score: 69% - average
Average of 15 scores (from 17 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 58%, features: 62%, display: 71%
mobility: 83%, workmanship: 64%, ergonomy: 74%, emissions: 73%

 

Lenovo N20p-59426642 Chromebook

The Lenovo N20p belongs to the many new Chromebooks that are using the new BayTrail processors. The Lenovo N20p is a convertible hybrid. It has two modes: laptop mode and stand mode.

Its 11.6-inch touchscreen has a resolution of 1366 x 768 and supports of 10-point multi touch. It is just a standard display. So, movies won't look that great, but it is sufficient for web browsing and work-related activities.

The N20p is powered by a 2.16 GHz Intel Celeron BayTrail chip with Intel HD Graphics. The newer Celerons are a little slower compared to the older ones found in earlier Chromebooks, but power efficiency and thus increasing battery life are better. Web browsing is very solid with the N20p. Thanks to 2 GB, you can have quite a few tabs. The 16 GB SSD also means that it boots very quickly.

The Chromebook weighs at about 3.1 pounds (1.4 kg), which makes it easy to carry around. The battery is claimed to be able to last up to 8 hours, which is realistic given the lifespan of most Chromebooks around out there.

Specifications

Lenovo N20p-59426642 ChromebookNotebook: Lenovo N20p-59426642 Chromebook
Processor: Intel Celeron N2830
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.284kg
Price: 329 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 N20 Chromebook (Series)
 N20p-59426642 Chromebook (Model)

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Average Score: 67.58% - average
Average of 12 scores (from 16 reviews)

 

74% Lenovo N20p-59426642 Dual-Mode Chromebook Review | Notebookcheck
Dual-mode Chromebook… As convertible notebooks continue to pique consumers’ interest, Chromebooks have yet to capitalize on the concept. Lenovo’s N20p flaunts its ability to transform, Yoga- or Flex-style, in pursuit of a piece of the convertible pie. Can it succeed?
60% Lenovo N20p Chromebook review
Source: PC Pro English
With that in mind, there are reasons to warm to the Lenovo. The design is attractive, the flexible hinge and responsive touchscreen are a great pairing, and the array of features and connectivity is excellent. Sadly, though, the middling keyboard and iffy display mean that we’d have to think long and hard about choosing it over the HP Chromebook 11; with a few tweaks, though, it could have been a real contender.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
71% Lenovo N20P Chromebook Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
Put simply, there isn’t a whole lot of justification to shelling out more money for the Lenovo N20p over other Chromebooks beyond the somewhat unique Stand Mode and touchscreen. So if money is tight and a touchscreen display that can rotate 300 degrees isn’t particularly important to you when it comes to picking a Chromebook, you’re better off going with one of the cheaper models from the competition.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 71%
Lenovo N20p Chromebook
Source: Hot Hardware English
Chromebooks are gaining in popularity, particularly among users who want an inexpensive device simply for browsing the web or handling basic computing tasks. The education sector is a prime target for many Chromebook manufacturers for good reason—this is a segment where Chromebooks are gaining traction quickly.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2014
60% Lenovo N20p Chromebook review
Source: Expert Reviews English
Overall, though, it's hard to recommend this laptop because of its lamentable keyboard. As the primary input method, it's just not good enough. We'd strongly recommend popping into a shop and trying the keyboard for yourself to ensure that these problems won't affect you. If the keyboard suits you, then this is a good choice. Otherwise, consider the Toshiba Chromebook CB30-102 or the Acer C720. If you want a proper Windows laptop instead, the Asus Transformer Book T200TA is a great convertible model with a touchscreen, for the same price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% LENOVO N20P Chromebook
Source: Digital Trends English
The price and specifications of the N20p position it as a top-tier Chromebook, but it unfortunately fails to stand out from the crowd. Its touchscreen and folding hinge are unique, but pointless given that Chrome OS is not designed with touch in mind. Performance is where this notebook really stumbles.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
50% Lenovo n20p Chromebook
Source: Wired Magazine English
Currently the best low-end Chromebook is a kind of Frankenbook combining one element each from half a dozen models. Since that’s not really possible, where does the Lenovo fit? If a touchscreen is important to you, then the n20p will fill that slot, though you might also want to check out the Acer c720p, which has a comparable screen, double the RAM, and a different processor.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 50%
60% Lenovo n20p review: a convertible touchscreen Chromebook that's let down by its keyboard
Source: PC Advisor English
The Lenovo N20p is a bit of a disappointment. Visually it’s a very attractive, compact, and smart machine. The touchscreen is useful, and the specs make for a decent experience. This is all ruined by the poor keyboard which proved a constant frustration. Fix that, and this would be a great device.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 80% workmanship: 50%
60% Lenovo N20p Chromebook
Source: Laptop Mag English
The N20p delivers on its mission to provide speedy everyday computing at an affordable price. However, its touch screen seems like an unnecessary expense for an operating system that is even less adept at finger-based navigation than is Windows. For $30 less, the Dell Chromebook 11 offers better performance and battery life, while the Acer Chromebook 13 gets you a larger, 1080p display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Lenovo N20p Chromebook
Source: PC Mag English
The Lenovo N20p Chromebook has two big things going for it: touch capability and the 300-degree multimode hinge. Aside from those defining features, it's really just one of the crowd, sitting alongside many other offerings that have similar performance, similar battery life, and the exact same operating system. Its price is a little high for a Chromebook, and most alternatives will get you roughly the same performance for less than $300. The Acer Chromebook C720P-2600 remains our top pick for Chromebooks, due to its touch screen, longer battery life, and lower price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Lenovo's N20p Chromebook is half a hybrid
Source: CNet English
Chromebooks have become common enough that shoppers can now expect either a rock-bottom price or one or more special features. The Yoga 11e has a hybrid hinge that transforms into a tablet, the Acer Chromebook 13 does mainstream-quality graphics, and the Acer C720p (a long-time favorite) packs a touchscreen into a very inexpensive system.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% mobility: 90%
Lenovo N20P Chromebook Review
Source: Slashgear English
The Lenovo N20P Chromebook is the latest expansion to the growing number of small Chrome OS laptops, and it is a welcomed addition. Though plastic from one side to the other, it feels solid under use, has a pleasantly thin body, and the design is appealing. The addition of an HDMI port helps set it aside from other competing products, and will expand its usefulness for certain types of users, such as those who frequently given presentations.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/11/2014
Lenovo N20p Chromebook Review: Touch on a Nice 11-inch Design
Source: Notebooks.com English
Compared to the Acer C720p, the current leader of the touchscreen Chromebook market, Lenovo’s model stands out because of the dual-mode design. Other than that, the Lenovo N20p suffers from the same issues as other low-priced Chromebooks, like a washed out screen and cheap plastic design. People who don’t run too many apps or tabs at one time will like the performance, but hard-core ChromeOS users may want to look at a machine with an Intel Celeron 2955U or Core i3 processor and 4GB of RAM or more.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/04/2014
80% Lenovo N20p
Source: Comp Reviews English
Lenovo's N20p offers a unique aspect to the Chromebook market with its folding screen but it should have been taken a bit further. Overall, it is a solid and well designed Chromebook but with some things that hold it back. This includes the screen that provides a stand mode great for watching media but it would have been nice to fold fully into a tablet mode like the Yoga series.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo N20p
Source: Computer Shopper English
Let's be clear: The operating system that put hardware vendors in a headlock and forced them to develop touch screens wasn't Chrome OS, it was Windows 8. Lenovo's $329 Chromebook joins the Acer C720P in offering a touch screen and tops it in offering a Yoga-style easel or stand mode. Intel's "Bay Trail" Celeron gives it great battery life at the expense of benchmark-busting performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo N20p Chromebook review: An affordable dual-mode device
Source: Computerworld.com English
Lenovo's N20p Chromebook offers a compelling experience that goes beyond what the typical Chromebook provides. The tilting display really is a nice touch that expands the device's potential and opens it up to new and interesting types of uses. The system is held back, however, by lower than average performance -- something we'll probably be seeing more of as Intel's Bay Trail chips make their way into more Chrome OS devices. That's a factor you'll have to closely consider in determining whether the N20p Chromebook is right for you.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/15/2014
70% Review: Lenovo N20p Chromebook with touchscreen for consumers
Source: Zdnet.com English
The Lenovo N20p Chromebook is a reasonable value for the price, but the performance is not as good as that of similarly equipped models currently available. The author's Acer C720 Chromebook does not exhibit the laggy performance experienced at times with the Lenovo.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Lenovo N20 Chromebook

Specifications

Lenovo N20 ChromebookNotebook: Lenovo N20 Chromebook
Processor: Intel Celeron N2830
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Price: 229 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 N20 Chromebook (Series)

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Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Lenovo N20 Chromebook Review Update | Notebookcheck
Chromebook with Intel Inside. Boot up, log in and start working - the Chromebook makes life easy. Lenovo offers an Intel-based 11.6-inch Chromebook. This small, mobile device has a matte panel and long battery life.
70% Lenovo N20 Chromebook review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
It’s a tricky one. One the one hand, performance is reliable, Chrome OS is great to use, and there’s that touchscreen and flexible hinge, but there are also several significant issues, each of which could individually serve as deal-breakers. Students tend to enjoy listening to music and watching movies during their time off, and the N20’s display and speakers are poor. We’re also sure that many consumers value screen quality above touch-sensitivity, and would have preferred Lenovo to focus harder on getting the basics right. Perhaps even more serious is the frustrating keyboard, which isn’t enjoyable to use.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 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.


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

Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail):

Integrated GPU for tablet and notebook Bay Trail SoCs. Based on the Ivy Bridge GPU with four Execution Units and support for DirectX 11.

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

N2830: Soc with an integrated dual core Atom processor clocked at up to 2.4 GHz and an Intel HD Graphics GPU.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.2 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

1.284 kg:


69%: 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, 2015-06-25 (Update: 2015-06-25)