As the name suggests, this version of the IdeaPad 5 is designed for gaming. Specifically, cloud gaming, where all the most popular services are supported and run well.
That’s due to some impressive performance specs, but also great connectivity options. Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.1 support are joined by a healthy port selection, with HDMI the only real thing missing.
The 16in, 120Hz display looks good in a range of situations, although arguably battery life is the highlight. It’ll last a full day of general use or several hours of gaming on a single charge, beating nearly all Windows gaming laptops.
A muted design means you can use it for either, but this cheap plastic build is one reason you might want to avoid it. They keyboard, trackpad and webcam could also be improved, while it’s much better value in the US than the UK.
But if you can live with a few compromises and battery life is a priority, the IdeaPad 5 Gaming Chromebook is a great choice.