The V130 – Intel Celeron N4000 from Lenovo : perfect for multimedia use

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Latest release in the range Lenovo, we’ve been running tests onV130…What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
We’ve put this V130 through some tests based on how you’re going to use it.
This article will help you make the right choice according to your needs.

V130 compatible with internet use?

Because a computer is above all a tool for leisure and educational use (browsing e-commerce or information sites, writing e-mails, etc.), you need to make sure that it will stand the test of time and that it is of high quality.To be able to perform regular tasks that will not deteriorate over time.
That’s the direction taken by Lenovo with this V130.The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. When you get used to it, you can see that the equipment is of good quality.
The screen is quite large, with 17 inches. Not necessarily easy to carry around. With a processor Intel Celeron N4000, Lenovo offers an already outdated technology. 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. So certainly, with this laptop you have enough resources for internet surfing and word processing, but you may have to change it in less than 5 years. With 8 Gb of RAM, it V130is a good product. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
By offering a hard drive of this size, the company is making this model one of the laptops with the largest disk space on the market. Even with 512 Gb, you can be sure that many video and audio files are continuously stored. In case you would have to do without any internet connection, this size of space can be interesting.
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 V130- the right model for streaming and videos ?

The V130 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. And to put it simply, this model is clearly one of the best in its category for watching videos or listening to music. A quality of image and sound that allows it to achieve an excellent score in this category.
The laptop from .Lenovo is imposing by its size. A 17 inches screen, and a resolution of 1920×1080 make it one of the great products available on the market at the moment. Because of its wide screen, it is perfectly designed for watching movies. The color contrast is sharp, and the image is bright, no matter from what angle you look at it.
One of the disadvantages of this size, however, is the overall weight: 2.8 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. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
On the sound side, it V130 has good components: board and integrated speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Intel Celeron N4000, which today is rather light for this kind of use. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
With Intel HD Graphics 505, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Regarding the connectivity part, Lenovo has made efforts with available 3 ports. It’s better than the competition. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
It V130 is one of the worst endowed laptops on the market. 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.

The V130- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?

It V130 is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. This seems to be the issue that the Lenovo didn’t really take into account in the design of this V130. 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.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
This is one of the heaviest models compared to the competition: 2.8 Kg. It’s unpleasant to carry. It’s bulky, and when you’re on the go you’ll only dream of having one of these ultra slim models of the competition. The reason for that ? The size of the screen. With its 17 inches, the screen will however render a large image.
No backlit keyboard on this V130. Not really necessary.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. The viewing is up to the mark.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
With the installation of the processor Intel Celeron N4000, the power consumption is rather important.
The result is a poorer autonomy. 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. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
When it comes to taking your laptop with you, it will seem safer to do so only occasionally. You will limit transport as much as possible because of its bulk. Indeed, because of its size, 17 inches, you have there, one of the largest laptops of the moment.
At the connector level, this model provides 3 inputs. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
Following our tests, it appeared to us that it is not V130 really made for travelling.

The V130 for audio or video editing ?

For non-professional use for audio or video editing, this V130 may be fine. Thanks to its processor and its RAM, it accepts multitasking without flinching. 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 Intel Celeron N4000. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
The designers of Lenovo have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. 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.
With 4 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. This is less than average, so we advise you to keep the power cable close by, otherwise you may lose your work unexpectedly. Maybe the next model will be better off.
On the connection side, the V130i s equipped with USB 3 technology. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
It will also do very well for word processing or web browsing when you need it. In short, a relevant choice for a contained price.

V130 the right choice to play online?

There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. And this V130 is one of the average laptops you can play with. 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.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
Since Lenovo has not designed this model for gaming, the display system is not dimensioned for an exemplary reactivity during your gaming sessions. Unless you play games with designs older than 5-10 years.
This laptop has one of the largest internal storage spaces. With 512 Gb of available space, you will be able to store your backups, music and movies.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
You will limit your travels with this laptop; the cause? Its weight of 2.8 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 V130 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.

The V130 for office automation.

Whatever the type of operating system, it is possible today to have an office use on all laptops. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. This V130 is clearly intended for those who will use it for office use.
Lenovo has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
Given its size, it is not advisable to be taken away too often. This model weighs 2.8 Kg, making it one of the heavyweight.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. With less or no glare, this screen will also stay cleaner for longer.an advantage when working on the screen several hours.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
Regarding the size of the hard disk, it has 512 Gb.That gives you a little time before you have to find another data storage area.
In conclusion, the V130 is an excellent choice for office use. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.

The V130 – in summary

There is no such thing as a perfect laptop for every purpose, unless you put a price tag on it, and keep in mind that it will be too powerful for most of your needs. The V130 corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– travel use
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– web browsing
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks