Lenovo 300e 2nd Gen 82GK0002UK-AG Review
The Lenovo 300e was created to be the top notebook and e-learning laptop. The 300e is a dual-purpose, affordably priced device that may be used at home for internet research, word processing, and playing online flash games (for youngsters who aren't paying attention in class). Even while you won't be using this 2-in-1 device only for gaming, it excels at the purpose for which it was designed: making education more accessible. The tough convertible Chromebook withstands a liquid spill and classroom tumble. You may be confident that you can use it for a full day of activities thanks to its exceptional battery life.
You will find detailed information about the features of this Chromebook in each area of this review. This evaluation has been divided into parts focusing on the design, CPU, memory, storage, GPU, and battery life.
Screen size: 11.6 inches
Screen resolution: 1366 x 768
GPU: AMD Radeon GPU
CPU: AMD 300 processors
Processing speed: 1.20 GHz
RAM Size: 4 GB
SSD Capacity: 64 GB
Weight: 1.35 kg
- Durable design
- Drop and spill resistant
- Supports any pen
- Decent performance
- Excellent value for money
- Average battery life
- Standard HD display
Design and Durability:
The build quality of the Lenovo 300e is durable even if it is made of plastic chassis. The texture of the chassis is smooth, and you can find it in black colour and the edges are highlighted in dark grey colour. Unlike the old version, the edges are sharpened and are not curved.
You can see clear differences in the design in the 2nd Generation of the Lenovo 300e Chromebook. The laptop feels lighter as it weighs only 1320 grams.
The Lenovo laptop is a military-grade laptop and Lenovo claims that the laptop can bear even a drop to 75 cm. It means that if you accidentally drop the laptop from the school desk, there is nothing to worry about. The credit for this resistance and durability goes to the rubber bumper around the edges and not only this but there are also solid hinges. Yes, they might require you to open the laptop with both hands, but it also contributes to the durability of the laptop. The hinges can be rotated to 360 degrees which means that you have a complete convertible in your hands. You have all the liberty to use the laptop in a tent, tablet, or laptop mode. You can switch at your convenience.
The Chromebook sports an 11.6 inches screen and a 10-point multi-touch screen. There is a 1366 x 768 resolution and IPS display. The viewing angles offered by the IPS displays are the best and this panel type is the most suitable for convertibles. The brightness is average but the colour gamut and accuracy are good.
You can use the feature of “any stylus” to write down notes or makes sketches. With every touchscreen, we always accept a stylus pen, but this is not the case with the Lenovo 300e 2nd Gen. Now you can use any typical pen to use on the Chromebook. You don’t have to restrict yourself to the stylus pen. Now, you must be thinking that if you use a typical pen, it might leave some marks or scratches on the screen, but you will be surprised to know that there will be no scratches and even no marks on the screen of the laptop. It clearly shows the effort Lenovo has put in the styling and designing of the Chromebook. They have offered a lot of conveniences to the users without cutting any edges and this is the art only a few brands can master.
Garage AES Pen:
The dedicated pen slot is for safekeeping and charging the stylus pen. Now if you have put the laptop on charging, it means that the stylus pen is also getting charged if it’s in the case.
Keyboard and touchpad:
Lenovo 300e 2nd Gen features a spill-resistant keyboard. The best part is that the laptop can survive a spill of 33cl of water. The rule is simple, place underlining between the motherboard and keyboard to avoid damage at the time of the spill. The Chromebook doesn’t have a backlit keyboard, but the keys are well spaced, and the touchpad is responsive which is a huge plus point for an 11-inch laptop.
Ports and connectivity:
According to educational purposes, the ports and connectivity are decent enough. On the left side of the educational Lenovo laptop, you can find a full SD Card reader, a headphone jack, a USB type C charging port, and an HDMI port. On the right side, you can find a USB type A 3.0 port, a power button, and two volume control buttons.
Lenovo 300e 2d Generation comes with AMD 3000 Processor. The processor is not top-of-the-line, but it offers performance good enough for a Chromebook. The Lenovo Chromebook has 4 GB LPDDR3 RAM and is soldered to the Chromebook’s memory. You can open multiple tabs on the convertible, and they will respond at a good pace. Running programs and multi-tasking on this laptop is easier because of the decent hardware configuration. Laptops come with 64GB SSD which is a lot if we compare it to the other Chromebooks. Still, if you think more storage is required you can get a 100GB of SSD simply by activating the Google One on your Chromebook. You can also insert an SD card.
The Chromebook is powered by a 42Wh Li-Polymer battery. On a single charge, the Chromebook can get you through the school day. The battery life is not very impressive, but it is perfect from an educational and price point perspective.
If you are looking for an educational notebook, the best option to go with is the Lenovo 300e 2nd Gen. The style is good, the build is excellent, and the specs and features are well-suited from an educational point of view.