New inexpensive ultraportable designed for basic everyday use, the thin and light Lenovo ThinkPad 11e (20LQ0000FR) with 11-inch anti-reflective screen takes advantage of eMMC storage to enhance its responsiveness. In its black chassis, it houses a Gemini Lake Celeron Quad Core processor as well as good connectivity with USB 3.1 Type-C and Ethernet.
Specifications Lenovo ThinkPad 11e (20LQ0000FR)
|Screen (s)||11.6 ” WXGA HD LED 45% NTSC 250cd / m² (1366×768, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Celeron N4100 Gemini Lake (1.1 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 6W)|
|RAM installed (max)||4 GB (soldered) DDR4 2400 MHz|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD 600 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||128 GB eMMC (integrated)|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.0, 1 USB 3.1 Type-C, HDMI, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2, Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 9260), Bluetooth 5.0 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 2W) Dolby Audio|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||6 hours / Li-ion 42Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.36 Kg / 300 x 210 x 21.9|
Lenovo ThinkPad 11e chassis, connectors, screen (20LQ0000FR)
All dressed in black, it has a sober design and can open completely flat.
Its connection is very good in terms of its positioning and easily rivals that of many (much) more expensive laptops. There are 1 USB 3.1 Type-C, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless modules for remote connections and communications, audio and Ethernet ports, a practical HDMI video output to connect it to a TV or monitor by example but also its 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you plug in USB 3.0 devices.
The screen benefits from an anti-reflective treatment making it more readable than a glossy panel in a bright environment (ex: outdoor). For the rest, it adopts classic specifications with its definition of 1366×768 and its 16: 9 format suitable for playing videos.
Performance, battery life of the Lenovo ThinkPad 11e (20LQ0000FR)
The Lenovo ThinkPad 11e (20LQ0000FR) is a compact and lightweight ultraportable for basic everyday use.
It is suitable for office automation, Internet surfing as well as content multitasking. Its benefits are very modest because it relies on 4 GB of standard RAM and especially a processor that is quickly sluggish under software that is a bit greedy in processor resources, the Celeron Quad Core very low consumption N4100 Gemini Lake entry range.
Obviously at this price level, no dedicated graphics card on board.
Despite everything with this thin and light PC, you can watch photos and videos thanks to the (modest) benefits of the Intel UHD 600 solution integrated into the Gemini Lake.
On the storage side, Lenovo has chosen an eMMC solution here, flash storage less efficient than an SSD but more than a hard drive. Compared to the latter, an SSD is much faster but also less energy-consuming, more shock-resistant and quieter.
Concretely thanks to eMMC storage, we benefit from a much more fluid and reactive operation than with a simple hard drive. We thus obtain for example start / stop and launch of applications much faster than with a hard disk.
Here, we find more precisely 128 GB eMMC storage, capacity below the standard of hard drives. If it is too tight, we can however use an external storage unit such as a USB 3.0 device to benefit from fast transfers.
As for the autonomy of this ultraportable easy to transport with its lightness, its compactness and its delicacy, bet on approximately 6 hours of operation on battery in light use.