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Lenovo IdeaPad 5i Chromebook 14inch FHD Laptop (Intel Core i3, 4 GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Intel UHD Graphics, Chrome OS) – Sand

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Stream content at Full HD with the IdeaPad 5i Chromebook's 14" touchscreen display, featuring narrow three-sized bezels so you get more screen, and an enhanced Waves-certified user-facing stereo speaker system with built-in amplifier for fuller, louder and crystal-clear audio. There's 4GB of RAM to ensure you won't have trouble taking care of light multitasking, and on the 14" Full HD screen, you'll get a really clear, crisp picture; perfect for streaming your favourite dramas. And what it does do, it tends not to do very well, in addition to having more of a learning curve than Google tends to advertise. With a fast and responsive 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3 processor and 256GB SSD storage, the IdeaPad 5i Chromebook Gen 6 (14" Intel) easily handles the heaviest tasks as it powers you through 10 hours* of battery life.

I also have to admit: Even though it doesn’t appear on the specs, I really like the LED battery indicator. This is definitely more of a mid-range performer, even with the 4 GB of RAM, that should suit most Chromebook user’s needs. Every individual detail of the IdeaPad 5i Chromebook 14" is engineered for maximum speed and ease of use, including a powerful Intel processor that cuts through the heaviest workloads without breaking a sweat. Edit photos in a flash, and post photos and videos to social media quickly - even launching a game is effortless. But given the higher than expected numbers from the latest Pentium processor, I figured to make an exception.The included Snapdragon processor won’t be as punch as the 12th Gen i3 in the Lenovo 5i, but it will provide excellent battery life. S. executive editor of SonnyDickson, a long time Apple user, and a former manager and service technician at an Apple authorized retail partner.

You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.I was most disappointed with the lack of a touchscreen, 300 nits of brightness, and a color gamut of only 45%.

If you prefer a large display and solid performance over everything else, the Lenovo Chromebook 5i will suit you well. With all the ports and connectors you'll ever need, the IdeaPad 5i Chromebook Gen 6 (14" Intel) accommodates virtually any peripheral. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. Coming from a keyboard that doesn’t include a numeric keyboard, I had a tendency to hit the DEL key instead of backspace while typing, which got frustrating in a hurry.

The idea of “Chrome is Cheaper” fails as soon as it begins by defaulting to hardware specs that are less than sufficient to do it justice. We engineered every detail of the IdeaPad 5i Chromebook Gen 6 (14" Intel) for maximum speed and ease of use. With my WiFi 6 router, I’m getting superb transfer speeds and I haven’t experienced any Bluetooth issues. While its display doesn’t offer punchy colors or eye-searing brightness, it makes up for it with a lot of screen real estate. Enjoy access to all of your Google Drive files, a rich library of Google Play apps, and multiple layers of security protection.

The battery life is quite good, and it should be good enough to get you through a full workday and quite possibly more. App support can be limited, and you may have to settle on using an Android app to cover all your bases, which may or may not be ideal. As usual with Lenovo, the IdeaPad 5i Chromebook knocks it out of the park in terms of build quality, with a durable, thick full metal chassis, an ample battery capable of providing for up to a couple of days worth of casual use, a very responsive keyboard and trackpad/pointing hardware, exceptional sound, and so forth. Talk to Google to manage tasks on Chromebook and stream your shows and tunes on a 14\ IPS FHD touchscreen display and crystal-clear, Waves Audio-certified sound system. One of the reasons that Chromebooks can last longer than traditional laptops is because their operating system is simpler and more streamlined.

From my earliest days as a technology user, and in particular since I began reviewing products over a decade ago, I have taken joy in experiencing various different versions of the modern computing concept, whether that means different types of hardware, different operating systems, different interaction concepts such as touch screens, and so forth. Plus, with 128GB of SSD storage, loading and boot times are super-fast and responsive, right from start-up. The core concept however is: affordable and highly accessible computing with a minimal learning curve an a connected approach.

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