As an introduction to this analysis
Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
Chromebook c340 to surf the Internet?
If your need for a laptop comes down to surfing the web, whether on e-commerce or information sites, and to making a few tables in excel, you could be satisfied with this Chromebook c340. With this Chromebook c340, the company wanted to design a very basic model. The material used by Lenovo are of average quality and the components have characteristics that are already dating. In the end, it is a product that will make you think about changing it in less than 4 years.
It’s almost the perfect tool for travelling. A screen 11.6 inches that makes this model transportable anywhere. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Intel Celeron N4000. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. So certainly, with this laptop you have enough resources for internet surfing and word processing, but you may have to change it in less than 5 years. With less than a 4 Gb of RAM, it Chromebook c340 is a fair one. Chances are you’ll have to add some memory over time. Thanks to this, the laptop will allow a more fluid navigation.
This is one of the smallest available disk space among the laptops of the moment. For those who regularly work on a public or private cloud, the available 64 gigabytes will be enough. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but if you need to, remember to have a USB key with you.
Finally, thanks to an autonomy of 10 hours, you will have enough time to browse the web in Internet browsing mode with active Wifi. This is one of the most important laptops on the market at the moment compared to other laptops. A feature that is probably what is expected of a laptop first and foremost.
Chromebook c340 for videos?
This Chromebook c340 is an interesting option for anyone who uses laptops to view movies, photos, or listen to music. Not the best, however it is one of the models existing in a tight price range.
In order to see if it will meet your needs, we have tested it for audio and video use.
Equipped with a small screen size, 11.6 inches, it has a resolution format 1920×1080. The colours are faithful, warm enough, and the contrasts allow a high level of detail. The major disadvantage of its small size is that in multimedia mode, watching a movie can be tiring for your eyes. The big advantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop that weighs only a 1.9 kilogram.
Offered with a glossy slab finish, this Chromebook c340 product is particularly suitable for multimedia-oriented use. Lenovo is primarily intended for film lovers the Chromebook c340. Taking full advantage of the backlighting, this tile benefits from the glossy coating which offers more contrasts. On the other hand, you may feel visually tired after 2 or 3 hours of viewing.
For the sound part, the Chromebook c340 is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Intel Celeron N4000 is now outdated. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel HD Graphics 600, which with 4 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 3 ports.That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
As for the batteries, you could almost replace your TV set with this Chromebook c340 one. Lenovo promises 10hours of battery life; it’s the best on the market right now.No need to constantly check the battery level; you’ll be able to watch movies and listen to music for a long time.
Chromebook c340 compatible with on the move use ?
One of the primary functions of a laptop is to be easily transportable. So we put this test to the Chromebook c340. Under what conditions can you take it with you on trips, at weekends or on public transport? Or finally, is this laptop, as in many homes, just a replacement for a fixed computer?
A priori, for holidays and home-to-work travel, it is one of the best of the moment.
It Chromebook c340 is in the average, neither too light nor too heavy: 1.9 Kg. It is easy to carry even if you prefer the ultra slim models of the competition. On the other hand, it is also pleasant to use it to surf the internet or write e-mails. The 11.6 inches screen is barely enough to surf the internet or write e-mails.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
This model is supplied with a shiny slab. The rendering on screen is good. The disadvantage will come in the event of using it outdoors with a lot of light.
No anti-reflective tile is provided on this model. Also, you will avoid using this laptop outdoors or with too much light.
CPU Intel Celeron N4000 power consumption is a bit high considering the performance of the laptop.
Note that like all manufacturers, Lenovo is optimistic about the autonomy of this Chromebook c340. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
Regarding the autonomy of this laptop, you will have 10 hours before having to reconnect; that is to say one of the best csore on the market.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 64 Gb. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
Even though your laptop will stay in the hotel more often than in a briefcase when you take it to the airport, you will appreciate its volume. Equipped with a compact 11.6 inches screen, it is one of the smallest models of the moment.
On the connector side, it Chromebook c340 has 3 ports. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
Lenovo clearly provides with this Chromebook c340 a very good choice for the trip.
Chromebook c340 the right choice for audio or video editing ?
If you’re serious about editing and creating music, then you pay a lot of attention to processor speed and memory. It appears that this Chromebook c340meets this need perfectly. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, Lenovo has designed an interesting product. The parallel processing of tasks with Chrome OS are perfectly suited for audio or video editing.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Intel Celeron N4000. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The Chromebook c340 has only got one, with total 64 Gb storage for your movies and music. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
The interest of the laptop is to be able to be used in unplugged mode. With 10 hours in calculation mode only on battery, you will be able to work in nomadic mode on your audio or video editing. This model is one of the most powerful of the moment.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Chromebook c340 receives the USB3 connection. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
By choosing this Chromebook c340, know that you will be well beyond what most laptops offer. Perfectly designed for audio video use. And for the right price/quality ratio.
With this Chromebook c340 product, Lenovooffer us a good start for an advanced use of audio and video editing.
Chromebook c340 the right choice to play online?
Most manufacturers are aware that the use of laptops is not limited to word processing and spreadsheets. It appears that in terms of performance or on the issue of general cooling, this Chromebook c340 is one of the models in the average. On the other hand, if you have to go through several hours, these same components will seem weak.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
Lenovo like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
When it comes to disk space, this computer ranks low.64 Gb are the minimum for computers today, making it one of the laptops with the least amount of space.
For online gaming, it Chromebook c340 has high quality Wi-Fi. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
You’ll like this handy laptop, and rather light (1.9 Kg and 11.6 inches), comparable to most similar products.
With an autonomy of 10 hours, it’s better than the competition.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. Good for games, but also for many other uses.
Is the Chromebook c340 adapted to office automation ?
Access on efficiency, this Chromebook c340 is part of the laptops provided for office automation. It is a mature product.
For those familiar with Microsoft Windows, this Chromebook c340 may be a little unsettling. And so it’s with an OS Chrome OS that it works.
In contrast to other larger models, this model is in the middle of the pack in terms of space requirements. Its weight of 1.9 Kg is not too high for a mobile computer.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
Equipped with a slab without specific treatment, we unfortunately see many reflections on this Chromebook c340. If you spend a lot of time on your computer, you will experience more eye strain. Concerning light intensity, is is: not so good for eye comfort and work, but powerful in the dark to watch videos.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
It’s one of the smallest backup spaces, with 64 Gb. If you are used to backing up everything locally, you will have to think about adding an external hard drive, because the hard drive Chromebook c340can be quickly filled.
In conclusion, this laptop is interesting. Well placed in terms of price, it will meet your needs for office use.
The Chromebook c340 in conclusion
Hard to do very well for all purposes; in any case this computer is doing well. The Chromebook c340′ is average but will do the job very well.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– web browsing
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing