Lenovo N20p Chromebook Review

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Performance and Benchmarks

Our ability to run benchmarks on a Chromebook device is limited to tools that can be run within the Chrome browser. Although we can't run our full set of standard benchmarks, there are a few net-based metrics that can be used to measure JavaScript and HTML processing throughput, as well as graphics and HTML5 media processing capabilities and performance.

Web Rendering, Graphics and JavaScript Processing
Browser Graphics and Processing Throughput

If you compare the hardware specs of some of the other Chromebook devices in these charts to the Lenovo N20p Chromebook, you’ll see these other machines have beefier hardware and it shows in some of the results. For example, the more powerful ASUS Chromebox (Core i3-4010U, 4GB of RAM) took the lead in the SunSpider 1.0 test with the Chromebook Pixel (previous gen Core i5-3427U) not far behind. Although the Acer C720 Chromebook (Intel Celeron 2955U) and the N20p Chromebook both have Celeron processors, the C720 Chromebook has twice the amount of RAM as the N20p Chromebook. Results were similar in the Rightware Browsermark test.

Mozilla Kraken is a slightly more strenuous benchmark that includes audio processing, image filtering, and cryptographic routines driven in JavaScript. The N20p Chromebook wasn’t designed to be a benchmark-busting machine. Instead, it’s built to adequately handle everyday tasks. In real-world testing, it had no problem with our everyday demands. In more strenuous benchmarks such as Kraken, the N20p Chromebook comes in at the bottom of our chart.

Google Octane 2.0
Rendering, Compute and Web Performance

Google describes their Octane 2.0 benchmark as "a modern benchmark that measures a JavaScript engine’s performance by running a suite of tests representative of today’s complex and demanding web applications. Octane‘s goal is to measure the performance of JavaScript code found in large, real-world web applications, running on modern mobile and desktop browsers."

Once again, the Lenovo N20p Chromebook isn’t a chart-topper in this benchmark, but it does manage to edge out the Acer Travelmate B113 and the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook.

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