Intel Celeron N4020 Entry-Level Laptop Processor

The Intel Celeron N4020 is one of the most budget-friendly and power-efficient laptop processors. This 6-Watt chip for affordable laptops isn’t as fast as the popular 15-Watt mid-range CPUs, such as those from the Intel Core U or AMD Ryzen U series. But, the Intel Celeron N4020 can be a decent solution for many laptop users who don’t regularly do heavy tasks like video editing. It can handle fairly well web browsing, work on Office documents, media playback, and other daily computing tasks. As for gaming, the Intel UHD 600 graphics of the Celeron N4020 is one of the weakest solutions. It can be used only for the lightest games.

Intel Celeron N4020 Benchmark

Intel Celeron N4020 Benchmark

Note: The benchmark scores of the listed processors are averages measured across various devices with these processors. The scores and real-world performance of the Intel Celeron N4020 and compared CPUs may vary depending on the notebooks' other components, settings, cooling, and other factors. However, the benchmark results are good indicators of the processors' performance.


Here are the most important specs of the Intel Celeron N4020:

Processor Name

Intel Celeron N4020

CPU Family

Intel Celeron "Gemini Lake" Refresh

Number of Cores

Quad-core / 1 computing thread per core

CPU Clock Speed

1.1 – 2.8 GHz

Cache Size


Memory Support

DDR4 (2400 MHz max. speed)

Integrated Graphics

Intel UHD 600

Power Consumption


Production Technology


Notable Technologies

Intel QuickSync Video (speeds up conversion of video files)
Virtualization – allows the processor to run multiple operating systems simultaneously using virtual platforms

Typical Use

Affordable laptops & 2-in-1 PCs

Year of Release


Published on December 31, 2019

User Reviews and Q&A

Below you can read and submit user reviews, questions, and answers about the Intel Celeron N4020. Thank you for your contribution.

  1. Question


    Can the Intel celeron N4020 be good for desktop publishing?

  2. Question


    Can the Intel celeron N4020 be good for web browsing?

    • Dan

      Yes, it can. However, it is an entry-level processor, meaning it won’t run as smooth as the popular mid-range CPUs like the Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 or AMD Ryzen 3 / 5 / 7. The difference can be especially big if you run many browser tabs at the same time. I would say the N4020 can handle up to 5 browser tabs without major hiccups.

    • Holder…

      Can you tell me more?

    • Dan

      Feel free to ask.

    • Holder…

      Can the Intel celeron N4020 be good for desktop publishing?

    • sara

      does it have a cd port ?

  3. Question


    if i can add a SSD for my intel celeron N4020 @1.10Ghz laptop

  4. Question


    I’m trying to run a rhinos program on a n4020 6gb laptop. Is it possible?

  5. Question

    Amy S

    Lenovo – Ideapad 1i 14.0″ HD Laptop – Celeron N4020 – 4GB Memory – 64GB eMMC

    I literally want to use this for Zoom and other videoconference platforms. Will there be video/audio lags?

    • Dan

      I haven’t used Zoom on such a weak processor, but I would avoid that if you are going to have important Zoom meetings. The laptop specs do meet the minimum Zoom requirements, but you may experience lower video frame rates (choppiness) when screen sharing or similar actions. Also, the virtual background Zoom feature is more computing-intensive so it requires a better CPU, namely Intel Core i3, i5, i7 or Ryzen 3, 5, 7. RAM size of 4GB is also weak, but it’s good enough for Zoom, if you don’t run other tasks in the background, Otherwise, at least 8GB is recommended.

  6. Question


    Can I install 16gb ram or 8gm ram on intel(r) celeron(r) n4020 cpu @ 1.10ghz 1.10 ghz processor?.. Asus laptop?

    • kwisha

      nope.. wont access anything beyond 2M on certain WIN O/S.If you have a newer motherboard, by all means go fo it!

    • Peteza

      Win 7 32bit Starter edition max 2GB
      Win7 32Bit Home Basic Max 4GB
      Win7 64Bit Home Basic max 8GB
      Check your Asus Laptop specs and Windows version to see what is max and IF the memory is upgradeable.

  7. Question


    I want to buy the following computer:

    HP 250 Celeron

    Intel Celeron N4020 8gb ddr4 – 240gb ssd 15.6’’ led- no dvd rw lan-wifi-bt-webcam-usb3 Win 10 home

    I want to use the laptop for any desk normal office work and watching series?

    Will the laptop be able to do all the above mentioned

    • Dan

      It’s able to do office tasks an multimedia playback, which are usually light. However, the N4020 is a very basic processor ao you may be experience some slowdowns here and there. Also, keep i mind that the display of this budget HP laptop is a TN type, meaning the viewing angles are much narrower than on the IPS screens of pricier models. That can be troublesome for movie watching.

  8. Question


    Does this computer have a NET Framework 4.7.2

    • Samuel Alejandro Arana Cacho

      It does if you use MS-DOS Windows opperating system = Windows.

  9. Question


    Which PC can I buy ,I will be using it for school work and many more things . I need a PC with good space ,cpu and high performance because I need it for design .

    • Dan

      There are so many laptop models to choose from. For design software, which oftentimes requires excellent processor and graphics performance I would recommend a gaming laptop, since they have powerful H-series processors and dedicated video cards like Nvidia GeForce GTX / RTX. And they are not as expensive as the design/engineering-centric mobile workstation-class laptops. For good performance, an SSD drive instead of HDD is a must, as well as at least 8GB RAM, preferably 16GB or more. For design you also need a laptop with an IPS wide viewing angle display and preferably a display with a good color gamut and accuracy.

      Other tasks you mentioned are typical light tasks, that don’t require these high-end CPU and graphics specs.

  10. Question

    Amoako felix

    is lenovo cerelon n4020 good for ict student in the university

    • ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

      u can go for it but it might hang if u work on more than 2 apps at the same time so i suggest u go for pentium gold or even simple pentium will suffice.

    • Mike

      Intel(R) Celeron(R) N4020 CPU @ 1.10GHz (2 threads, 2.80GHz) here, and can definitely run about 4 apps with no significant performance loss or disruptions. Actually quite impressed with this little troopers capabilities.

  11. Question


    ASUS Laptop L410 Ultra Thin Laptop, pantalla FHD de 14 “, procesador Intel Celeron N4020, 4 GB de RAM, 64 GB de almacenamiento, NumberPad, Windows 10 Home en modo S, Star Black, L410MA-DB02

    Ha esta Laptop es posible cambiarle el Procesador y ram?? la verdad no conosco mucho del tema y la quiero usar para juegos

  12. Question


    I am looking to buy Hp 15 with amd 3020e of 8gb ram(2400Mhz) and 256 ssd. I wanted to use it for GNS3 network simulation and learning programming. Please how good will this be for me?

    • ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

      it will be fine u can go for it.

  13. Question

    Michael Sandman

    Please help me decide if this is a good laptop for school. All I’ll be doing is writing notes, doing social media, watching anime and videos/documentaries. No gaming or video editing.
    2021 Newest Dell Inspiron 3000 Laptop:
    – 15.6 HD LED-Backlit Display
    – Intel Celeron Processor N4020
    – 16GB DDR4 RAM
    – 2TB Hard Disk Drive

    • Amber

      yes, that will be plenty good enough lol.

    • anon

      I think the ram is quite overkill for that processor.

    • sid

      personally I don’t recommend celeron. go to pentium or others. reason, in future you can’t update.

    • Rese Archer

      Intel website specs say that they N4020 can only address a max of 8GB ram, so not sure if 16GB is gonna work.

  14. Question


    I´am looking for a computer to surf the net, watch movies, use torrent e microsoft (word and power point) will this do ASUS f515ma-n4ahdcb1 – Intel® Celeron® N4020 Dual Core. Is it to slow?

    Or should I pay a little more for one of these

    ACER Aspire 5 A515-56-314W – Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4 Dual Core

    ACER Aspire 5 A515-45-R8T4 – AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Hexa Core

    Thank you

    • Dan

      Your listed tasks are quite light, so the Celeron can handle them, but it won’t perform smoothly. For a smooth user experience, you’ll have to choose either the i3 or Ryzen 5. These two will perform similar in these light tasks, but the Ryzen 5 is better if you sometimes do heavier stuff like video editing. In all cases, I would also recommend to avoid laptops with HDD storage and get one with much faster SSD storage.

  15. Is this upgradable?


    23J04EA#BH5 Celeron N4020 1.10ghz.
    Is the Ram Upgradable from the 4gb?
    How about the processor? Is it embedded or is removable?

    • Dan

      Hi, I’m not able to find info on whether the RAM is replaceable. Most laptops have replaceable RAM, but some models with the Celeron don’t. As for the processor, it is not upgradeable for sure.

  16. Question


    Will x265 1080p video play smoothly?

  17. Question

    Suman Chowdhury

    Which is better between below for study and internet surfing purpose and appear online exam using webcam ?
    1. Intel celeron N4020, 4gb ram,1tb hdd
    2. Intel celeron N4000, 4gb ram, 256gb ssd

    • Dan

      The 2nd N4000, 4gb ram, 256gb ssd option is far better for everyday and internet use, solely because of the SSD storage instead of HDD storage. SSD is much faster when opening programs, booting-up Windows, and other common operations. The N4020 is only slightly faster than the N4000, but HDD is a major performance bottleneck. You’ll however have less storage space with the SSD, but if you don’t store a lot of big files, it’s fine.

  18. Question


    Hi, need your help please.

    Which do you think is a good choice?

    Intel Core M3 8100Y 8GB 256GB SSD $444


    Intel N4020 4GB 128GB eMMC $516


    Intel Core N4100 6GB 128GB SSD $332?

    This is for just daily Skype with some office task using Google suite and MS Office.

    Thank you and have a great day.

    • Dan

      In my opinion, the first one with the M3 8100Y / 256GB SSD / 8GB RAM is the best among the three, considering the specs and price. N4020 and N4100 both belong to Celeron entry-level processor series, while the Core M3 is a lower-mid-range CPU with noticeably better performance than Celeron (although not as good as the popular mid-range Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 series). With the M3, you can have a fairly decent user experience in term of smoothness. Also, these decent SSD and RAM capacities are another good selling points.

  19. Question


    can I insect a hard derive in it

    • Thomas Collins

      only if you lube it up first