Lenovo C340-15 2-in-1 15.6″ Touch FHD Chromebook
The latest model 2020 release gray Lenovo C340-15 (81T9000QUS) is a 2-in-1 convertible Chromebook laptop with an aluminium chassis, 15.6-inch Full HD touchscreen, Pentium Gold processor, 64GB eMMC flash, 4GB RAM & Chrome operating system.
Lenovo C340-15 Chromebook has an average customer rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 41 mainly happy users on the day of this post release. Lenovo is a Chinese brand with many manufacturing facilities around the world and one of the best computer brands on the market. You will see where it is built on the box it comes in. On the Chrome operating system you can download apps from the Chrome Web Store and Google Play Store. And it has the built-in security and you do not need to worry about harmful virus attacks.
The dual core Pentium Gold 4417U processor (2M cache) works at a fixed speed of 2.3GHz (2 cores and 4 threads) and is good enough for basic daily tasks that are not so demanding. The average CPU PassMark benchmark score is 2282 for the Pentium Gold processor. 4GB DDR4 high-bandwidth memory offers just the right amount of multitasking power at this level. You can run a few browser tabs and a couple of Google apps smoothly at the same time without running into problems.
64GB eMMC flash storage is not a lot of local storage space but it is quite likely that you will rely on Cloud storage and access your files wherever and whenever you have internet access. You get the fast boot-ups, improved storage capabilities, and HD video playback support. Each time you connect to the Google server Chrome OS will update itself to the latest version without you needing to do anything. You can also do a manual update through the Google Support website for Chromebook.
The 15.6-inch energy-efficient LED-backlit FHD 10-point multi-touch display has the 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution, vibrant colors and clarity. The IPS panel offers large viewing angles of up to 178 degrees. Intel HD Graphics 610 graphics offers an entry level performance that is sufficient for your daily web browsing and video streaming as well as playing the Chrome games. There is a 720p HD resolution built-in webcam with built-in microphone and 2 x 2W speakers and you can chat live on Google Hangouts or take good quality photos.
Mineral grey Lenovo C340-15 is rather compact and portable, weighs 1.5 pounds and measures 14.2 x 9.8 x 0.7 inches. Connectivity options include the 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.2, a 3.5mm combo headphone jack, 2 x USB-C ports, a USB-A 3.1 Gen 1 port, an HDMI output, and a mini SD Card slot. It uses a USB-C adapter charger and the battery life is quite good with a TDP of 15 watts.
The keyboard is not backlit but has comfortable keys with good travel, a numeric keypad on the side and a good size responsive touchpad. The picture quality is quite good with a vibrant and clear 15.6-inch large display and the sound is OK at a reasonable volume (not very high). The computer starts up quickly and works very well overall if you intend to use it for the usual internet surfing, watching Youtube videos or playing games. It comes with a year of limited warranty by Lenovo, that covers the OEM hardware problems. We think that it is pretty good value for money if you’re on the market for a 2-in-1 convertible Chromebook.