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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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I spent the past month with this Chromebook to determine if it can hang with the best Chromebooks available today. The Lenovo IdeaPad 5i Chromebook doesn’t stray very far from Lenovo’s standard design language and overall look and feels pretty utilitarian.

The Intel i3 processor in this laptop has enough speed for you to stream videos, browse online, and edit word documents. With many laptops weighing three pounds or less, it’s something that you are going to notice immediately upon picking it up.

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. General: Review key information provided by Microsoft® that may apply to your system purchase, including details on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, and potential upgrades/downgrades. Another foible I arrived at regularly was that many external devices, such as keyboard fobs, external Bluetooth controllers, and so forth, either do not work at all, or only work after a significant amount of setup, which takes significantly away from the plug and play appeal that one might expect to find. With a 16-inch display and a 1920 x 1200 resolution, the Lenovo IdeaPad 5i has plenty of screen real estate for serious work.

For instance, in my testing with a random sample of apps known to be available on Android apps (I tested approximately 150 popular apps), I found that only about 70-75% of those apps were available at all, and of the one that were, many did not work as expected on a desktop environment. I won’t spend much time discussing the design as I covered much of that in my first impressions earlier this month.Connect to high-speed peripherals with the USB ports, and send data wirelessly between devices using Bluetooth. Additionally, many Chromebooks are designed to be more durable and resistant to wear and tear than traditional laptops. 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. Next-level connectivity: With all the ports and connectors you’ll ever need, the IdeaPad 5i Chromebook 14" accommodates virtually any peripheral with its audio jack, USB 3. Chromebooks offer quick setup and access to millions of apps, giving users a great way to stay organized and productive.

A full battery lasts 10 hours, so you can get things done all day without charging, talk to Google to manage different tasks on Chromebook, and stream your shows and tunes on a 14" FHD touchscreen display, featuring the crystal-clear Waves-certified sound system. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Established in 2010, Laptop Outlet is one of the UK’s leading tech retailers, offering new and refurbished tech devices, including laptops, smartphones, PCs, tablets, accessories, and much more. Gen 1 Type-C ports that are made for faster data transfers, multimedia streaming and battery charging.It hasn’t been an isolated experience, as I have seen it on other budget grade ChromeBooks as well – but if an operating system cannot perform well on the hardware that it shipped on, that’s a problem, and one which both Google and manufacturers need to resolve. com%2Fgb%2Fen%2Fd%2Fdeals-and-coupons%2Ftrade-in-offers%2Fintel%3FIPromoID%3DLEN734656%22%20target%3D%22_self%22%20textvalue%3D%22Learn%20More%20%26gt%3B%22%20style%3D%22text-wrap%3A%20wrap%3B%22%3E%3Cstrong%3ELearn%20More%20%26gt%3B%3C%2Fstrong%3E%3C%2Fa%3E%3C%2Fp%3E","en":""},"id":"Page44077923-6817-406b-bdd9-cf4d50c41d80"},"mAndTabInfo":{"t_id":"Page2a8f52b3-59a8-4554-b2f8-58cf4622928c","language":{"en_gb":"%3Cp%3E%3Cspan%20style%3D%22font-size%3A%2014px%3B%22%3E%3Cstrong%20style%3D%22text-wrap%3A%20wrap%3B%22%3ETrade-in%20Offer. Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH). And that’s about as far as I can go with the concept to be as charitable to the ChromeOS platform as possible – it simply doesn’t do much.

It is on the heavy side and doesn't have the brightest display, but if you want a large Chromebook, you can't do better than this. Having a full-size keyboard is also a very welcome feature on any lower-cost computer, and Lenovo’s innovative LED light on the front of the chassis is designed to keep you constantly aware of your available battery life – a fine innovation, which I can appreciate. It also features an enhanced, Waves-certified, user-facing stereo speaker system with built-in amplifier for fuller, louder, and crystal-clear audio. While Lenovo’s hardware design, as always, represents a beautiful and functional piece of modern computing, unfortunately, the limited specs and the severe limitations of Chrome OS prevent it from being something I can, in good conscience, recommend for most types of use.This is definitely more of a mid-range performer, even with the 4 GB of RAM, that should suit most Chromebook user’s needs. Large displays that offer increased real estate to get your work done have been rare in the Chromebook world. The optional backlit keyboard makes the keys visible in low-light environments and the digital pen option lets you put your creativity into action. If an item is faulty please let us know by message and we will usually be able to correct the issue remotely.

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