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Lenovo N20 Chromebook 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB 16GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB Nov 2014
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21 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at Hothardware.com endorse this portable PC and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on twenty-five expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Expert Reviews, PC Mag and PC Advisor.co.uk the average expert rating of this Lenovo laptop is 72 out of 100.

Robust

Several people mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Wired.com mentioned “Solid, well-built chassis” however despite that they rated it 50 out of 100. Expert website Slashgear.com said “It feels solid under use, has a pleasantly thin body”.

One Lenovo N20 Chromebook reviewer considered that the product was strong and durable.

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Nice Design

Several customers mentioned that it was a good design. Cnet.com wrote “The recently reviewed Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e Chromebook received high marks from us for its sturdy hybrid design and for pairing a touchscreen with Google's Chrome OS”. Three years ago expert review site Slashgear.com mentioned “The design is appeal” in their review of this laptop. Expert website Theregister.co.uk wrote “Add to those technical merits the smart, compact design, lightweight packaging”.

Some Lenovo N20 Chromebook owners who bought it thought it was good looking. Expert review site Techworld.com wrote “Visually it's a very attractive, compact” in their Lenovo N20 Chromebook review. Techradar.com/au/ wrote “The Lenovo N20p Chromebook is one of the most gorgeous Google-stamped laptops I've seen yet” in their review.

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was well designed.

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Good Size

One Lenovo N20 Chromebook reviewer who reviewed the Lenovo N20 Chromebook considered that it was compact. One Lenovo N20 Chromebook owner said in their reviews that it was good structurally.

One person who bought the Lenovo N20 Chromebook considered that it was thin. One customer who reviewed this laptop considered that it was lightweight.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good body shape. Expert review site Androidguys.com said “The Chromebook offers the best that Google has to offer in a sleek body and allows you to use just touch if that's” .

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Good Battery Life

Two Lenovo N20 Chromebook reviewers said that this laptop had a good battery life. Expert website Computershopper.com said “Intel's "Bay Trail" Celeron gives it great battery life at the expense of benchmark-busting performance” in their review.

Good Product Quality

A few Lenovo N20 Chromebook owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality. Three years ago expert review site About.com wrote “It is a solid and well designed Chromebook”. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net wrote “It also features good input devices, reasonable construction quality and stability, quality wireless”.

Good Technical Features

One person who reviewed this laptop concluded that it had good features.

Reasonably Priced

A number of people who purchased the Lenovo N20 Chromebook concluded that it was cheap. Pcmag.com scored the Lenovo N20 Chromebook 70 out of 100 and said on expert website PC Mag three years ago “As the Chromebook category expands with inexpensive Chrome OS-based laptops” in their Lenovo N20 Chromebook review. Expert website Hothardware.com mentioned in their review “Chromebooks are gaining in popularity, particularly among users who want an inexpensive device simply for browsing the web or handling basic computing tasks”.

Two customers who bought it wrote that it was good value for money. Zdnet.com mentioned three years ago “The N20p is a reasonably priced laptop with an 11.6-inch touchscreen”. Notebooks.com mentioned “It's an affordable and interesting Chromebook that functions as a laptop.”.

One Lenovo N20 Chromebook reviewer concluded that the product was a bargain for the price. Expertreviews.co.uk said in their review of this laptop on Expert Reviews “The Lenovo N20p is a cheap and flexible Chromebook with great battery life.”.

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Easy to Use

One Lenovo N20 Chromebook reviewer reckoned that the Lenovo N20 Chromebook had a good experience. Techworld.com mentioned “The specs make for a decent experience”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on Chromebooks that were launched around the same time as it.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo laptops and also specifically for Lenovo Chromebooks and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 313 megahertz, the N20 Chromebook has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the N20 Chromebook. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of this type and age is 260MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 350MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Lenovo N20 Chromebook has a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might also want to consider including the Samsung XE303C12[plb_1570733_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo N20 Chromebook has a front camera. Most of the other Chromebooks that are a comparable age to the N20 Chromebook also have a front camera.

Alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to look at include the Samsung XE303C12[plb_1570733_price], the Toshiba CB35[plb_2275441_price], or the Asus Chromebook C200MA[plb_2671976_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

The Lenovo N20 Chromebook has one of the faster processor frequencys (2.16 gigahertz) amongst Chromebooks of this age. Laptops of a comparable spec and age to the N20 Chromebook have processor frequencys of between 1.1GHz and 2.4GHz.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a faster processor frequency then you might also want to consider the Google Chromebook Pixel[plb_2964645_price] (2.4GHz and higher rated).

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Touchscreen

The N20 Chromebook has a touchscreen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age do not have a touchscreen.

There are a number of alternative laptops with a touchscreen currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Google Chromebook Pixel[plb_2964645_price].

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The Lenovo N20 Chromebook has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards which is better than most Chromebooks that were released more than two years ago. Most laptops that were released more than two years ago have an 802.11g wi-Fi standards. This notebook PC also have 802.11a and 802.11ac and 802.11b wi-Fi standardss.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is actually the best Wi-Fi standard across all laptops of a comparable age and type to the N20 Chromebook.

Across similar types of laptop the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The Lenovo N20 Chromebook is a six number of battery cells portable PC.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

At only 750 megahertz, the Lenovo N20 Chromebook has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the N20 Chromebook. Chromebooks that are a similar age to the N20 Chromebook have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 750MHz and 1,000MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 890MHz.

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Only Two Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)s

Most Chromebooks that have been around for around the same time as the N20 Chromebook use two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s, including the Lenovo N20 Chromebook which uses two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.

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Only Four Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

Most Chromebooks that are a comparable age to the N20 Chromebook have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, including the N20 Chromebook which has four maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity

Most similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago have one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity, including the N20 Chromebook which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The N20 Chromebook has a quite small display diagonal (only 11.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the N20 Chromebook. The smallest display diagonal of Chromebooks that were released more than two years ago is 11", the biggest is 16", and the average display diagonal is 13".

There are a number of other 11.6" portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including the Samsung XE303C12[plb_1570733_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a bigger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Google Chromebook Pixel[plb_2964645_price] (12.85") which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 1 megabyte, the Lenovo N20 Chromebook has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the N20 Chromebook. The smallest processor cache of Chromebooks that were released more than two years ago is 1MB and the biggest is 4MB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Across all the Chromebooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the N20 Chromebook the memory clock speeds range from 800MHz to 1,600MHz. The N20 Chromebook has a fairly slow memory clock speed (only 1,333 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the N20 Chromebook.

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Very Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The N20 Chromebook has one of the smaller battery capacity (Watt hours)s (only 34.8 watt-hours) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The smallest battery capacity (Watt hours) of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the N20 Chromebook is 30Wh, the biggest is 52Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 42Wh.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo N20 Chromebook

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

SSD Storage Media

This portable PC has an SSD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available including the CB35[pl_2275441_price], or the CB35[pl_2275441_price] both from Toshiba which has better reviews.

If the storage medium of this Lenovo portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Google Chromebook Pixel[plb_2964645_price] (ssd and higher rated).

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 8 hours, the N20 Chromebook has a relatively standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the N20 Chromebook.

If this Lenovo notebook PC battery life (max) is too short for you then you might also want to look at the Google Chromebook Pixel[plb_2964645_price] (12h) which is also higher rated.

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Intel Celeron Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Average Weight

At 1.3 kilograms, the N20 Chromebook has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other Chromebooks that were released around the same time as the N20 Chromebook.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo N20 Chromebook has a pretty average internal memory (2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been around for a comparable time to the N20 Chromebook.

Alternative 2GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Samsung XE303C12[plb_1570733_price], or the Toshiba CB35[plb_2275441_price].

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Asus Chromebook C200MA[plb_2671976_price] (4GB and higher rated), or the Google Chromebook Pixel[plb_2964645_price] (16GB and higher rated).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo N20 Chromebook has a pretty typical total storage capacity (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other Chromebooks that came out more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 16GB total storage capacity notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think the Samsung XE303C12[plb_1570733_price], and the Toshiba CB35[plb_2275441_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

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Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
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Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
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LightScribe
Audio
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Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
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SmartCard Slot
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
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USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
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Pointing Device
Software
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(44)
24 June 2015

It has its fair share of issues, but the N20 is still stonkingly good value for money...

Smooth, flexible hinge
Chrome OS is slick
Good value
Matte panel
Barely heats up
Frustrating keyboard
Poor speakers and screen
Only 12 months warranty
Display cover should have been sturdier
Subpar display
28 January 2015

The Lenovo N20 Chromebook is a simple laptop, suited for surfing and typing , thanks to its long battery life . It offers good input devices and decent workmanship. The matte display has good...

19 December 2014

In all fairness to the N20p, there aren't many Chromebooks with genuinely good displays ? the only model we've tested with a quality IPS display is the HP Chromebook 11, and that isn't as fast as...

4 December 2014

Chromebooks have quite a bit of appeal, even if they do have a somewhat specific intended audience. If all you're looking to do is browse the web, watch some Netflix, or maybe finish some very... Read more…

19 November 2014

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...

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User Reviews

(6)
Reviewed 5 January 2015 by Tawana

I was amazed to see that it was in such great condition,not REFURBISHED...YES I WILL BE doing BUSINESS WITH B&H very soon,my g/f loves her gift. Thank you...

Reviewed 2 November 2015 by J
J would recommend the Lenovo Chromebook N20p Series (Verified Purchase)

Good product great price...

Reviewed 27 October 2015 by Grandma
Grandma would recommend the Lenovo Chromebook N20p Series (Verified Purchase)

We purchased a chrome book for my granddaughter's birthday. She is 10 years old and has no difficulty using it...

Reviewed 16 September 2015 by First Time User
First Time User would recommend the Lenovo Chromebook N20p Series (Verified Purchase)

I use the N20p 59418460 11.6" Multi-Touch Chromebook Computer (Gray) by Lenovo for email and web surfing.It's good for basic things like email, Google, Google docs.It does not require anti-virus... Read more…

Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Fast
Powerful
Reviewed 16 September 2015 by Otto Fokus
(Verified Purchase)

For $ who can go wrong?

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