If a sleek design, just like the HP Chromebook 13 (which runs $499 or more) and Acer Chromebook 14, is important, you will not be impressed by the Lenovo Ideapad 300’s homely, all-black, plastic design. But which will be the next brawniest notebooks after gaming rigs? We’d pick portable workstations, whose CPUs and GPUs are designed for chewing through large datasets and rendering complex models, backed by ample storage and memory and independent software vendor (ISV) certifications that guarantee their compatibility with high-end apps for from architectural design to coal and oil exploration.
We found the keyboard pleasant to use for long typing sessions, with a lot of travel and a responsive feel, but a little softer compared to the firm keyboards of all other ThinkPads. Primarily, it has a lot more than twice the processing power: The P50s includes a dual-core Core i7-6600U, as the P50 has a quad-core Xeon E3-1505M v5 chip.
The Lenovos audio is middle-of-the-road. Sound is sufficiently loud, though not wall-shaking, but bass will get mixed or muffled by other tones. My only pet peeve is that the keyboard isnt backlit, and its really missing the classic ThinkPad trackpoint from the Windows 10 model.