Lenovo's top 5 choices

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Buying a laptop in the middle of 2020 is not an easy task. In the current market there are many options whose characteristics and prices vary depending on the needs of the user. This task is further complicated when the teams are aimed at the elders of the house, that is, our parents. Luckily brands like Lenovo bet on a catalog rich in options, with computers with Windows 10 and Chrome OS ranging from 250 to 1,000 and 2,000 euros. On this occasion we have made a selection of several Lenovo laptops to shed a little light within this niche of users, a niche in itself quite homogeneous.

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Lenovo V15 ADA, a very affordable laptop with SSD

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Is our budget limited? This 15.6-inch model is for sale in PC components for only 260 euros. Yes, you read correctly, 260 euros.

The laptop in question has a 15.6-inch screen with HD resolution and TN matrix. It has a dual-core AMD 3020E processor along with 4 GB of DDR4-type RAM. Compared to other options from the same brand, the Lenovo V15 ADA is a computer designed for heavy tasks. The interesting thing about this model is that it has a 256 GB SSD, so the experience in web browsing, consumption of multimedia content and office tasks should be more than solvent.

Notably the computer does not have Windows 10, so we will have to acquire the license separately. On the Internet we can get an OEM license for just over 5 euros.

Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook, a laptop-tablet for less demanding parents

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Getting started in the world of desktop computing can be a slow and tedious process. If the learning curve of Windows 10 seems too high, we can always opt for Chrome OS, the Google operating system that combines Android applications with a more professional graphical environment. To this we must add that the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook combines a traditional laptop format with a removable keyboard base. In other words, we can turn the device into a conventional tablet.

If we stick to the technical characteristics of the equipment, the computer has a 10.1-inch IPS-type screen, Full HD resolution and up to 10 touch points. Inside we find the Mediatek Helio P60T processor accompanied by 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. That’s it compatible with Lenovo touch pen, so we can use the tablet as a notepad to use, not to mention the incorporation of two cameras in the back and front to scan documents and make video calls with a certain image quality.

Its price? About 340 euros in the Lenovo store.

Lenovo Chromebook S345 if we bet on a conventional laptop

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If we opt for a conventional laptop format, the Lenovo Chromebook S345 is a model that maintains the essence of the rest of the Chinese firm’s laptops with the incentive of Chrome OS. Beyond the technical differences with the previous model, the team offers a couple of advantages over the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chrome.

On the one hand, it has a AMD A6 9220C processor significantly more powerful than Mediatek unit. On the other hand, its battery allows us to obtain an autonomy of 10 hours, a figure very similar to that of any tablet that is third. As for the other features, it has a 14-inch screen with Full HD resolution, as well as 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of eMMC 5.1 type storage. It also has two USB Type-C ports and two other USB Type-A 3.1 ports to improve file transfer speed with external hard drives or generic USB drives.

Its price is 300 euros in PC components, which means a saving of 18% compared to the original sale price.

Lenovo IdeaPad S340, SSD and Ryzen for less than 450 euros

We changed third with a much more powerful and capable team than the rest of the options. First for its processor, an AMD Ryzen 3250U with an integrated Radeon Vega 3 for graphics. And second, because of its memory configuration, with 8 GB of DDR4 RAM and 256 GB of SSD storage.

As if this were not enough, the laptop has a 14-inch screen with Full HD resolution. It also has a full version of Windows 10 Home, so we will not have to resort to third-party licenses. All this for only 449 euros in MediaMarkt with the possibility of free shipping or store pickup.

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 for the most demanding parents

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If our parents require more professional use, this model from the Chinese firm comes with the latest from Intel. The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 incorporates a Latest generation Intel Core i5 1035G1 processor, with 4 physical cores and 8 “virtual” threads to improve the performance of tasks that require a high processing load. It comes accompanied by 8GB of DDR4-type RAM and 512GB of SSD storage, a tandem more than enough to sustain Windows 10 performance with the added bonus that they are replaceable and easily replaceable.

As for the rest of the specifications, the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 integrates a 15.6-inch TN panel with Full HD resolution, in addition to a 35 Wh battery that comes with the promise of offering up to 5 hours of continuous use. Its price is only 570 euros on Amazon with free shipping, regardless of whether we have Amazon Prime or not.

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