The Lenovo 3i Chromebook 82N4003CUS is budget friendly notebook sold for around $300 at the time this short review was written. It doesn’t offer much in terms of performance, but delivers a user-friendly interface, and a long battery life. It makes for an alright choice for those who need a reliable device for everyday use. It’s also a budget-friendly option for students who need a device for online classes, note taking and basic assignments.
Powered by an Intel Celeron N4500 processor and 8 gigabytes of system memory, the Lenovo 3i Chromebook certainly isn’t the most powerful device on the market. However, its performance will prove adequate for everyday light use, mostly due to adequate RAM. It boots up quickly, handles casual browsing and video streaming with relative ease, but don’t expect anything fancy out of it. Storage space is capped at just 64 gigabytes, insufficient if you need to store a large number of files on its eMMC drive.
The Lenovo 3i Chromebook 82N4003CUS has received mostly positive reviews from users. Many appreciate its lightweight design, long battery life, and user-friendly interface. They also like the device’s keyboard and touchpad, both of which are comfortable and responsive. Some have noted that the device’s performance can be slow when running multiple applications, but this is to be expected with a budget-friendly Chromebook.
If you’re not dead-set on a $300 Chromebook, a more powerful Windows powered alternative is the similarly priced Intel Core i3 Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-347N which, in my opinion, is a better choice save for battery life and perhaps portability.
Lenovo 3i Chromebook 82N4003CUS Tech Specs
|Processor||Intel Celeron N4500|
|CPU core count||2 cores, 2 threads|
|CPU cache size||4 MB|
|CPU frequency||1.10 to 2.8 GHz|
|System memory||8 GB|
|Memory technology||LPDDR4X 2933 MHz|
|Maximum memory||8 GB|
|Storage capacity||64 GB|
|Storage drive type||eMMC|
|Additional storage slots||N/A|
|Screen size||15.6 inches|
|Display technology||Anti-glare LED, 220 nits|
|Display resolution||FHD 1920 x 1080|
|GPU||Intel UHD Graphics|
|GPU specs||up to 750 MHz clock|
|Interface options||Type-C USB 3.2 Gen 1|
2 x Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 1
Audio combo jack
microSD card slot
|Networking||Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)|
|Operating system||Chrome OS|
|Battery type||Li-Polymer 47 WHr|
|Expected battery life||up to 10 hours|
|Dimensions||14.3″ x 9.6″ x 0.7″|