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Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more for multimedia, and others more for games.
So we did some tests Lenovo Notebook to find out what it was worth. The result depends on the use you will make of it.Some computers have power, others have more basic features.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.
Notebook the right choice for surfing the internet?
Chances are that your daily use is not limited to surfing the Internet, and that you need the other functions as well.This laptop will ensure that the tasks you perform will be reliable and trouble-free for years to come.The key is to achieve balance with a cheap but solid laptop.Here you have an almost perfect product.With this Notebook, Lenovo is well positioned in relation to other competing models.The screen is quite large, with 15.6 inches. Not necessarily easy to carry around. It Notebook comes standard with a touch screen; one more argument if you are not a regular mouse user, or if you don’t have a space available. The materials appear to be designed to last several years. Knowing that the visible parts are generally less important than the internal components of the computer, we can guess that a lot of care Lenovo has been taken in the overall design of this model.
The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the AMD A4-9125. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. In the end, you shouldn’t ask too much of this computer, otherwise you’ll get annoyed by its slowness when you launch several applications in parallel. With 8 Gb of RAM, it Notebookis a good product. Even if it has free slots in which you can add memory strips, it’s more than enough to get you started.
The size of the hard drive makes this laptop one of the biggest. Even if you think 512 Gb is more than enough, it’s surprising to discover that it’s easy to fill a disc completely with photos, movies or games in a very short time. Here, Lenovo provides with this Notebook a laptop that will allow you to watch all your films locally for a long time.
Finally, the autonomy of 4 hours is one of the worst on the market. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. In other words, you will have to keep this Notebook most of the time connected to the power cable.
Is Notebook okay to watch videos ?
The Notebook will now allow you to go beyond the exclusive use for work and will also serve as a tool for digital entertainment. You will benefit from an unparalleled comfort of use. We discovered through the tests we put it to, that it is one of the best on the market. The sound reproduction level and the display quality of this top-of-the-range model won’t be lacking.
Lenovo presents this model in a large size version. It is one of the largest, with a screen size of only a few 15.6 inches, and it has a good resolution of 1366×768. Multimedia oriented, you will enjoy watching your films. The rendering is bright and vivid, and if you take a moment to look at the screen from several angles you will see that there is no distortion of the image or inverted colors.
One of the disadvantages of this size, however, is the overall weight: 1.9 kg that will have to be transported.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
For the sound part, the Notebook is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor AMD A4-9125 that is several years old now. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
Equipped with the Intel HD Graphics graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Regarding the connectivity part, Lenovo has made efforts with available 3 ports. Much better than most of the competition. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
Nothing is more unpleasant than a computer that shuts down before the end of the film because of batteries of poor autonomy. With only a little autonomy, you don’t have a lot of time. A management of the time available to take into account when you are on the move watching a movie. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.
Is Notebook planned for travelling ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes Notebook to be easily carried around. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model Lenovo. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
An acceptable gap regarding the displacement of this Notebook of 1.9 Kg. It’s still an easy-to-handle computer, even if it’s not an ultrabook. On the other hand, the large size will be an advantage to see photos during the holidays. Its weight is a disadvantage, but the15.6 inches screen will make it an advantage when writing e-mails or doing word processing.
This Notebook is convenient with its touch screen that frees you from the mouse. A few finger pinches to zoom in, side slides to test the comfort of use. It’s up to you to make accurate navigational selections.
No backlit keyboard on this Notebook. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
At the same time, the laptop processor AMD A4-9125 is struggling; in terms of power it does less well than its competitors, and consumes a lot of energy.
Note that like all manufacturers, Lenovo is optimistic about the autonomy of this Notebook. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
With 4 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 512 Gb SSD hard drive. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. Thanks to this, Lenovo was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
When away on business, your laptop will mostly stay at the hotel. And the only times you’ll have to carry it will be between the bus or train and your hotel room. The main reason is its 15.6 inches, which makes it one of the largest in its class; every move, with its weight, may be difficult.
At the connector level, this model provides 3 inputs. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this Notebook on holiday.
The Notebook- the right model for audio or video editing ?
If your main professional activity is not audio or video editing, but you are looking for a laptop that can meet this need for your hobbies, then this Notebook is the right choice. Even for an amateur level, editing and creating music requires processor speed and sufficient RAM. This is below what dedicated computers do for professional use, but a good level for those who need it.
The components and applications of this laptop are for basic use. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor AMD A4-9125 does best. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
The designers of Lenovo have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. Here with 512 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
As with most laptops, don’t expect incredible battery life (4 hours). Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. With most competitors on the market, this figure is better.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Notebook receives the USB3 connection. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
If necessary, it can be used for word processing and e-mails. In short, an interesting choice in this price range.
Notebook the right choice to play online?
Laptops, thanks to the rise in performance of processors and graphics cards, allow some people to gamble. It appears that in terms of performance or on the issue of general cooling, this Notebook is one of the models in the average. During our tests, we found that the computer was raised correctly, as soon as the scenes in some games required fast movements and colour changes.
With only 1366×768, this model is below standard ones. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. With a display system, this machine provides a speed in the average of what is currently done.
Even though online games today do not require disk space, the one installed on this model is one of the largest. With 512 Gb, you’ll be able to store some games locally and add movies as needed.
For Wi-Fi technology, Lenovo decided to make the use of the 5GHz wireless band possible. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
With a weight 1.9 Kg and a screen size of 15.6 inches, it is a tool in the average of other laptops.
For autonomy, 4 hours, this model is worse than most other laptops.
In conclusion, it Notebook is good when used for local games or online games, although other competing models may be preferred in the same price range. You can also use it for word processing if you need it.
Notebook for office automation ?
Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. For those of you who are users of specific operating systems, your choice will probably not head towards this model. This Notebook is clearly intended for those who will use it for office use.
Customary of this OS, Lenovo has chosen as usual. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
Neither too heavy nor too light. Average weight, with 1.9 Kg.
This computer was really designed for office use. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
Our tests have verified that the matt treated screen limits the effects of light. In use, a matte screen gets dirty less quickly than a glossy one.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
With more 512 Gb, it’s not one of the biggest.You may never fill it out, especially if you are just browsing the Internet, word processing and making spreadsheets.
In short, it Notebook is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.
The Notebook in conclusion
Hard to do very well for all purposes; in any case this computer is doing well. The Notebook’ is average but will do the job very well.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– travel use
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks