The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 11 is a sleek Chromebook laptop with an 11.6-inch display and fast performance for an affordable price. The IdeaPad 3 11’s delivers reasonably crisp text and vibrant colors, and its Intel Celeron N4020 processor and 4GB of RAM provide smooth performance for everyday tasks.
The 64GB hard drive might be a sticking point for some people who want to store many files locally on their devices. However, since this is a Chromebook and is so heavily dependent on cloud storage, it’s not as much of an issue as it would be if this were a Windows laptop or MacBook.
As a Chromebook, the IdeaPad 3 11 runs on Google’s Chrome OS instead of Windows 10. Although you can’t run Windows apps on Chrome OS, you’ll still have access to Google’s online apps and thousands of other apps available in the Chrome Web Store. It also comes with 100GB of Google Drive storage for two years to back up your files in the cloud without worrying about running out of space on your laptop.
The display will never blow you away, especially if you’re used to higher-end laptops. There’s no anti-glare coating available for the display, so it can be hard to see outside or in bright light. However, the colors are vibrant and true-to-life even if they are more dim than average.
For a Chromebook generally priced around $250, but now on Amazon for a discounted price of $136, the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 11 delivers a surprising performance, thanks to its Intel Celeron N4020 processor. While it’s not a powerhouse, it can handle basic productivity tasks like working in Google Docs and surfing the web just fine. Its 4GB of RAM should be enough for the Chrome OS to run smoothly.
Overall, the IdeaPad 3 11 delivers fast performance at a great discounted price! The battery life is fantastic as well—I have never had to charge my IdeaPad during the day, even when I’m out from 8 am until 8 pm taking classes! The downsides are the minimal storage space and low-resolution display. It’s not ideal for multitasking or heavy-duty work like video editing. There’s no touchscreen or stylus support either. Read our complete review here.