The Lenovo N23 laptop is firstly introduced as educational chromebook that specifically designed for students that released in 2016. The system itself is getting so many praises from both of users and reviewers mainly because of its prices and hardware specification. Sadly, not so many users are interested here mainly because it has of Chrome OS rather than Windows that some people think as not so useful. Surprisingly, the company releases the Windows version of it with similar pricing and hardware. For around 400 dollars, you would get of 128GB SSD, 8GB RAM, and Intel N3060 processor. The chipset used here is quite old, but with help from 8GB memory and SSD drive, the performance problem is not noticeable here.
In term of design, the ruggedized and durable design is promised and of course should protect it from bad situational cases that often happened in inside and outside classes. Lenovo once again promises a good deal for low budget users. I think its worth for us to take look inside and see how it works on us. That is what we are going to talk about here. Without further ado, let’s we jump into the article.
The design is really designed to be survived from getting some punishment. The entire chassis is reinforced from some kind of tough rubber bumper surrounded its frame. This bumper should take few drops and bumps without breaking the functionality. I tried to drop it from my dining table and everything is still working although the bumper is quite damaged after few drops. The hinge system is also worth to talk about here because it’s allowing you to flip it into 180 degree. You probably know that some of your friends love to flip it like crazy and sometime it could break the display. Thankfully, everything is just okay here thanks to its flexible hinge system.
Measuring at 11.8 x 8.3 x 0.9 inches, the system is weight for 3.1 pounds and considered as quite heavy for 11 inch device. I think the main reason its heavy mainly because the bumper surrounded the chassis. For me, 3 pounds is not bad enough and still fit my small bag properly. As for connectivity, no USB type-C is available and it’s swapped with single USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports. On good side users won’t need to buy of extra adapter for plugging their devices, but in bad side the connection is slightly slower here.back to menu ↑
Multimedia and Working Features
The N23 features of 11.6 inch display with 1366 x 768 resolution. The HD resolution is so common here, but I could not make complain here especially considering the price range itself. This is not the brightest and highest display I ever tested, but it at least good enough for editing document, browsing, and streaming movies during the days. On top of its display, we get of 720p webcam camera that useful for doing video conference during the class and chatting on Skype with your friends. Overall, everything looks great here and I do not have anything to complaint from it.
As for working, the small Chiclet style keyboard is introduced here and not coming alongside the backlit support. I know that typing in 11 inch machine is not so ideal, but I really manage to type my document in good amount of time here. All of keys appeared in normal size with exception for navigation keys that appeared quite small here. I am getting of 60 to 70 words per minute and 2 percent of error rate during my couple test which is not bad. Not a perfect place for typing, but more than enough to work as secondary device.
|Lenovo 11 Inch N23||Main Specs|
|CPU||Intel Celeron N3060 1.6 GHz|
|Graphics||Intel HD Integrated Card|
|OS||Windows 10 Pro|
|Memory||8GB DDR3 Memory|
The Intel Celeron processor is becoming the idol for low end laptops and we are seeing the same case here. The Intel Celeron N3060 is used here and equipped with 8GB memory and 128GB SSD. The processor like I said before is standard here, but I am surprised on seeing SSD and big RAM here. In real day usage, the performance is dependable on taking care light usages included of office and streaming movies. Lag is hardly noticeable, but of course you want to limit your work here because Celeron chipset only features of 1.6 GHz low power CPU. Opening or doing Photoshop is possible, but it takes couple of time to load everything. If you have a patient, then you won’t have problem here.
Move into its battery life, the Chrome version promises of up to 12 hours of battery while here we expect only of maximum 8 hours usage. Getting a solid 10 hours is quite hard especially on heavy usage like streaming movies for nonstop. 8 hours is not so bad and will let you doing almost everything during the classes. Just get the Chromebook version if you think the battery is important here.back to menu ↑
If we talk for price to performance, then the Lenovo N23 is a huge winner with its all of stuff. Few missing point like low resolution display is found here, but we likely never give a complaint as that resolution is acceptable enough for 11 inch system. There are many good sides that will cover of this small problem. Once again, the choice is yours, so feel free to take any consideration about it. I just hope the information is good enough for you. Feel free to check our latest article and mind leaving any comment for further assistance regarding the article.