Latest release in the range Lenovo, we’ve been running tests onNotebook…Your computer will not be limited to technical specifications, so we have built a test plan according to the use you will make of it.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
This article will help you make the right choice according to your needs.
Notebook enough for internet use?
Chances are that your daily use is not limited to surfing the Internet, and that you need the other functions as well.It is necessary to be able to count on a quality laptop that will not let you down in 2 years, due to obsolescence.In fact, it’s all about finding a product with the right price/quality ratio. This product will thus perfectly meet your needs.By putting on the market the Notebook, Lenovo offers a well thought-out product of very good quality.
It’s a big screen that you have: 15.6 inches that will be less easily transported compared to an ultra book. Also note that this model is equipped with a touch screen; always interesting for when you get tired of the slippery mouse pad or when no flat surface is available when you have this Notebook on your lap. The materials here are of such a high standard that they will last for many years. It seems that Lenovo has designed a solid model with latest generation components.
The manufacturer offers a processor AMD A4-9125; A mid-range orientation. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. 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. The amount of RAM provided is 8 Gb. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
The disk size of this laptop is among the smallest on the market. With only 250 Gb, Lenovo considers that you won’t need to store too many files locally, and that you’ll rather do it on a public cloud. And if really this point was blocking for you, you can always buy an external hard drive and plug it into the usb port.
Finally, the autonomy of 4 hours is one of the worst on the market. Batteries store little energy, and the computer consumes a lot of energy when it is used. Not as good as what you can get on competing products, and that’s a pity, because in the end the laptop is pleasant to use.
The Notebook- the right model for streaming and videos ?
Lenovo presents this laptop as a standard product dedicated to a low-resource usage. Due to its characteristics and internal components, this Notebook is to be classified as entry-level: not exceptional, but on the other hand, not expensive. In other words, a computer dedicated to “classic” uses for most users, but not specifically audio and video oriented.
The laptop from .Lenovo is imposing by its size. It is one of the largest, with a screen size of only a few 15.6 inches, and it has a good resolution of 1920×1080. Multimedia oriented, you will enjoy watching your films. Very good quality rendering, both in brightness and image detail.
One of the disadvantages of this size, however, is the overall weight: 2.2 kg that will have to be transported.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Notebook. 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. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it AMD A4-9125 is now outdated. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one AMD Radeon R3, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Lenovo didn’t prioritize connectivity on this laptop. For the Notebook has only 2 ports. It’s a little tight for you to plug everything in at once.
It Notebook is one of the worst endowed laptops on the market. Indeed, with 4 hours of autonomy, it is one of the worst specifications. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. In other words, do not rely too much on performance and prefer to use this device always connected to electricity.
The Notebook to use while 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. This seems to be the issue that the Lenovo didn’t really take into account in the design of this Notebook. Difficult to store in a suitcase, not very suitable for transport, tests have shown that this laptop will be more in its element for very exceptional trips.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
This is one of the heaviest models compared to the competition: 2.2 Kg. It’s complicated when you have to transport it. For a laptop it”s bulky to move. The main cause is due to the size of the screen. Its weight is a disadvantage, but the15.6 inches screen will make it an advantage when writing e-mails or doing word processing.
Lenovo has decided to provide a touch screen on the Notebook. Always convenient, the operating mode is as simple as on your smartphone. The selections are precise in the cursor movement, making navigation seamless.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
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.
The result is a poorer autonomy. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
Unfortunately for the specifications of the batteries will only allow 4 hours of availability, one of the lowest at the moment.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 250 Gb SSD hard drive. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
When it comes to traveling, you’ll probably think twice before you take that computer with you. And the only times you’ll have to carry it will be between the bus or train and your hotel room. The reason for this is its size; with 15.6 inches, it is one of the largest laptops of the moment.
The manufacturer offers only a few connection options, with only 2 connectors. He’s one of the far less equipped laptops around right now.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
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. It is correctly equipped on the processor level for speed and RAM for task management; Of course, there are models with much better performance, but this is already a good model.
The components and applications of this laptop are for basic use. You can always try to do video editing with the processor AMD A4-9125. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 250 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. Here with 250 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.
The autonomy of this Notebook is of 4 hours in normal use; This is less than average, so we advise you to keep the power cable close by, otherwise you may lose your work unexpectedly. On this point Lenovo could have done much better.
On the connection side, the Notebooki s equipped with USB 3 technology. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
If necessary, it can be used for word processing and e-mails. In short, an interesting choice in this price range.
The Notebook- the right model to play with?
There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. It appears that in terms of performance or on the issue of general cooling, this Notebook is one of the models in the average. On the other hand, if you have to go through several hours, these same components will seem weak.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
Not really designed for gaming, which leads to a display system that is a little behind the times An exception to this is if you play on games that are more than 5 years old.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.With 250 Gb it Notebookis below the average of the other laptops of the moment.
For online gaming, it Notebook has high quality Wi-Fi. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
You will limit your travels with this laptop; the cause? Its weight of 2.2 Kg which makes it one of the biggest on the market.
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. Good for games, but also for many other uses.
Is the Notebook adapted to office automation ?
Like the majority of its competitors, Lenovo has designed Notebook for office automation. With this product, the manufacturer brings a quality computer to the market.
Customary of this OS, Lenovo has chosen as usual. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
It Notebook is not designed to be transported, but it will do the job in the case of an exclusively fixed use, and little displacement. With a weight of 2.2 Kg, you will limit as often as possible the various movements of this laptop.
This computer was really designed for office use. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
Lenovo chose the matt tile option for thisNotebook that does not reflect light. With less or no glare, this screen will also stay cleaner for longer.an advantage when working on the screen several hours.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
It’s one of the smallest backup spaces, with 250 Gb. Not really a problem for office use, but perhaps penalizing for some users.
In the end, this Notebook is a good compromise. Well placed in terms of price, it will meet your needs for office use.
The Notebook – in summary
In the end, our analysis will have shown that it Notebook is disappointing whatever the uses. Its aging technology will make its use disappointing fairly quickly.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– surfing on the internet