Lenovo 500E Chromebook Review – Cheap, Sturdy and Powerful Laptop

Chromebook is now turning into such a wonderful system now. The main reason why it’s becoming so good, because Google always provides a huge update that surprises us. The application support is lacking, but we are seeing of Android support which almost covers this problem. Now, they even think further by planning to add of Linux support. In 2018, we have good options available in the market, but one of the most interesting devices to see here is the Lenovo 500E that has just announced. The system brings of convertible design and new hardware component that should take care your job done easily.

The hardware specification is included of Intel N3450, 4GB RAM, and 32GB EMMC storage. Lenovo is also included of stylus pen in the package in case the users want to take note or editing some photos. I guess it’s pretty interesting for us to take look inside and see how it works on us. That is what we are going to talk about here. Let’s hope it turns out to be nice deal. To make it easier for you to understand, let’s we jump into the article.

Case and Connectivity

The design is very simple with black finishing in all over its chassis, but the chassis looks and feels incredible tough here. The soft plastic shell is capable of handling drop resistant up to 29 inches although I do not recommend you to drop it intentionally. But, if you drop it accidentally, then the system will be still fully working like before. The MIL STD 810G durability test certificate is featured here, so never really worry about its durability. Moving into the inside, you soon see a small size keyboard and 11.6 inch which covered in Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Overall, the durability is the biggest selling point to consider here.

Similarly like other 2 in 1 devices, you could easily flip over the screen into 360 degree depending on your needs. There are three modes available included of tent mode, tablet mode, and traditional mode which is useful for multiple scenarios. As for the connectivity, we have of two USB type-C port first generation and double USB 3.0 ports. One of the C ports is used for charging the battery and means carrying the charger is not necessary as any compatible smartphone chargers are working fine here.

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Multimedia and Productivity Features

Lenovo 500E Chromebook 2 As soon as you take a look into its screen, I am pretty sure you will be impressed by its quality. The display looks impressively bright and details to any content I see here. The resolution is however still HD which not a huge matter for this small screen. Thankfully, the company puts of IPS panel and not TN panel and means the viewing angle is not really worst. Keep in mind, you would use it in different modes, so having of IPS panel is important here. The stylus pen also works very fine here and receiving my input responsive and fast. The pen itself is hidden at the slot and users can just take it off anytime they want.

As for the keyboard, everything is decent although it’s fully usable for long usage. The keys are well spaced, but typing in 11.6 inch display is not so recommended for hardcore usage. The only thing I miss here is the backlit support that completely missing here. But, considering the price range itself that already so cheap, no complaint from me. Well, the keyboard quality is decent and should take care every your needs for multimedia and work usages.

Last price update: 2019-02-07 13:23:27

Lenovo 500E ChromebookMain Specs
CPU Intel Celeron N3450 1.1 GHz
Graphics Intel HD Integrated Card
Display Size11.6-inch
OSChrome OS
Memory4GB DDR4 Memory
Storage 32GB EMMC

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Software and Hardware

The Chrome operating system is pre-installed here as the main operating system. The OS is pretty friendly and works very great with touch input. In comparable with Windows, I think the Chrome user interface is friendlier since most of them are inspired from Android interface. The Google Play Integration works charmingly here and we have dozens of choices for applications. I have tested some apps like Microsoft Office Mobile and the performance is smooth and fast. Everything is thanked to Intel N3450 processor and 4GB that puts the system together here. If you are looking for a system that perfect as mobile and fully capable office environment, then you are in right place here.

For the battery life, we have of 42 Wh battery that should last for 9 to 10 hours on streaming movies, editing document, and browsing through the internet. We get of all days battery in single charge here. I do not really have any problem in term of battery moreover, they include of fast charging charger that would charge the battery in very short time. I recommend you to see it further and see how it performs on you.

Last price update: 2019-02-07 13:23:27
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Final Thought

The Lenovo 500E is a perfect device for both educational and working purposes. The laptop sports of durable design, powerful performance, and long lasting battery life. There is not much bad thing to say from it for except the low resolution display here. But, this case is happened in many similar devices, so not being a big problem. The choice is yours, so feel free to take any consideration here. I just hope the information is good enough for you. At last, thank you very much for reading the article and please leaves any comment for further assistance regarding the article.

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