Lenovo N20p Chromebook Review – Something Different

The Lenovo N20p Chromebook presents something different to the known formula for Chromebooks. It does follow the footsteps of the Flex and Yoga Windows laptops, but this time around, it fiddles around with the recipe to provide an 11.6-inch touchscreen with a hinge to allow the display to fold 300-degrees.

Lenovo N20p Chromebook Review - Something Different

The Lenovo N20p Chromebook Provides “Flexibility” of Use

While it can be fold 300-degrees, the Lenovo N20p Chromebook is not as flexible as the Lenovo Yoga line. Sadly, there is no tablet mode here. On the other hand, its design enables the laptop to be used in what the company calls its “stand mode,” which is similar to what you can see in the Lenovo Flex range. The display will swivel backwards with the keyboard faced down on your desk (or whatever surface your placing the unit on).

It doesn’t sound entirely useful, but it does offer some handiness on some occasions. For example, it is great for watching videos inside cramped conditions (i.e. airline tray) wherein a normal laptop design would make it difficult to get its display at a comfy angle.

As far as Chromebook design standards go, it is a good-looking machine. The flexible hinge does add up a bit of bulk to its rear, but the manufacturer still completes the device with a slim, portable figure. It weighs only 1.4-kilograms and it has a thickness of 18.5-millimeters. The build quality of the N20p Chromebook, however, could be better. But when you do get a sight of its price, then its build is reasonable enough.

It is packed with a good list of features and core hardware specs. It has a wireless connectivity of the superfast 802.11ac kind, and it is energy efficient with Bluetooth since it has Bluetooth 4 technology. There are also an array of physical connections found in the unit which are one USB 2 port, one USB 3 port, one SD card reader, and a micro-HDMI output. Perhaps the only thing disappointing to note in this regard is its webcam. It has over-eager noise-reduction which leaves images blurry and lacking in detail.

It is powered by the 2.16GHz Intel Celeron N2830 processor, 16GB of internal storage, and a generous 4GB of RAM. You may be thinking that this is not enough for large files, but this is a laptop that’s built around Google’s famous Internet browser. As such, it is primarily made to get you online quickly rather than handle graphics design or intense gaming.

Overall, the Lenovo N20p Chromebook presents itself as a decent contender as it has good performance and an equally decent display. It has a fast processor which others in its class could not compete. With all of these in mind, if you’re looking for a device to check emails, interact in your social media account, or create documents with a physical keyboard in a compact and very usable package, then this is it.

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