Lenovo N23 Yoga Ruggedized ZA260044NL
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Reviews for the Lenovo N23 Yoga Ruggedized ZA260044NL
Source: Tweakers NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
Model: Since the market for notebooks is getting smaller each day and day to day users are switching to some capable smartphones for their daily tasks, manufacturers are looking for ways to attract new users. This is of course my thinking, But some of the recent models from manufacturers like HP, Dell, even Apple with new iPad are targeting students or schools. Lenovo provides some ThinkPad models with special discounts to students and school. Following this trend, we have the Lenovo N23 Yoga now; a small convertible model with Chrome OS.
T heN23 Yoga is a 11.6 netbook so to speak. It comes with a Mediatek 8173c processor, which means it is not a performance beast but a companion for lets say homeworks, internet surfing and maybe some multimedia joy?
Its hardware is not something amazing: 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB eMMC flash drive, 1,366 x 768 resolution touchscreen. Yup, that’s it. Case, well it is plastic of course, nothing premium. What is the price? Only around 300$. If you can add a bit more, you might have the chance to get a decent laptop with a real processor. But the idea here is to have something more flexible. The N23 Yoga weighs around 1.4 kg and lasts for about 10 hours on a single charge. It is easy to carry around, since it is convertible, it can replace the need for carrying books around and with its touchscreen, you may forget carrying notebooks as well. Of course your taste of responsiveness for a touchscreen will matter. A pen is not included in the package, but it is easy to get from a store.
Since it is rugged, the robustness is out of question. It has all the measures against fall, drops etc from about 75 cm. The device is also water resistant. So, yeah your device is safe. Connectivity wise, it comes with an HDMI out, a USB 3.0 port, USB-C for charging, an SD card reader, a Kensington lock and well that’s it. For video calls it is equipped with a 720p webcam, which is okay.
Just like almost all convertibles, it comes with 4 modes. Tablet, laptop, stand and tent. Different tastes require different solutions, right?
Now, again don't expect too much from the device as it only comes with a mobile SoC. Therefore I can only recommend it to maybe high or secondary school students while for college degree you need something that has the raw power to run, well, actual software.
Long story short, even if you are not a student, buy this device if you are looking for a lightweight mobile companion that you can carry around, get easy tasks done, do some writing there and there, watch some videos and stay away from the power outlet. But if you can’t do without the horse power, better look at solutions with either AMD or Intel solutions on them.
As in all my reviews, would I buy it? I would consider it for my child for sure after installing some parental control software of course. Would I buy it for myself? Definitely not.
Hands-on article by Ümit Yılmaz Güneş
Imagination PowerVR GX6250: 2 cluster graphics chip integrated in ARM SoC (e.g. used in the MediaTek MT8173)
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
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.).» 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.
100%: This notebook model is regarded by the reviewers to be exceptionally good. There hardly exist laptops, which are rated so good. If this rating can be taken seriously, this is a clear recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.