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Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13IKB 80V00026GE Subnotebook Review

Sascha Mölck (translated by Martina Osztovits), 12/06/2016

Kaby Lake upgrade. With the IdeaPad 510S-13IKB, Lenovo offers a well-equipped subnotebook in the 13.3-inch format. The quite good impression is marred by the only average battery runtimes.

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With the IdeaPad 510S-13IKB, we have a 13.3-inch subnotebook in our lab. We have already reviewed the identically designed IdeaPad 510S-13ISK sibling a few months ago. However, the inner components are different. While the 13ISK series uses Skylake processors, the 13IKB models come with Kaby Lake CPUs. Our review will reveal whether the new CPU generation brings any advantages. Rivals of the IdeaPad include computers such as the Asus X302UV, the Acer Aspire V3-372, the HP Envy 13, the Asus ZenBook UX303, and the Apple MacBook Air 13.

Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13IKB 80V00026GE (IdeaPad 510S Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 620, Core: 300-1050 MHz, single-channel, 21.20.16.4542
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2400, single-channel, one RAM slot (used)
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 166 PPI, LG Philips LP133WF2-SPL1, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U Premium PCH
Storage
Samsung MZYTY256HDHP, 256 GB 
, 170 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC236 @ Intel Kaby Lake-U/Y High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: audio combo, Card Reader: SD, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18.7 x 320 x 225 ( = 0.74 x 12.6 x 8.86 in)
Battery
35 Wh, 4610 mAh Lithium-Ion, 7.6 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Lenovo Photo Master, McAfee LiveSafe-Internet Security (Testversion), MS Office (Testversion), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.5 kg ( = 52.91 oz / 3.31 pounds), Power Supply: 169 g ( = 5.96 oz / 0.37 pounds)
Price
899 Euro

 

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Asus Zenbook UX303UA-R4051T
78.5 MB/s ∼100% +1%
Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13IKB 80V00026GE
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
77.8 MB/s ∼99%
Asus Zenbook UX303UA-FN121T
55 MB/s ∼70% -29%
HP Envy 13-d020ng
54 MB/s ∼69% -31%
Lenovo Ideapad 510S-13ISK
36.3 MB/s ∼46% -53%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
27.9 MB/s ∼36% -64%
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
22.4 MB/s ∼29% -71%
Lenovo E31-70 80KX015RGE
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
10.3 MB/s ∼13% -87%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Asus Zenbook UX303UA-FN121T
85.8 MB/s ∼100% +1%
Asus Zenbook UX303UA-R4051T
84.6 MB/s ∼99% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13IKB 80V00026GE
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
84.6 MB/s ∼99%
HP Envy 13-d020ng
83 MB/s ∼97% -2%
Lenovo Ideapad 510S-13ISK
50.6 MB/s ∼59% -40%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
37.1 MB/s ∼43% -56%
Lenovo E31-70 80KX015RGE
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
29.93 MB/s ∼35% -65%
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
27.3 MB/s ∼32% -68%
Pixel grid
Pixel grid

The IdeaPad comes with the same matte Full HD IPS panel as the sibling reviewed by us. The measurement results are slightly different, but this is normal, since two identical panels are never absolutely the same.

262
cd/m²
274
cd/m²
258
cd/m²
264
cd/m²
259
cd/m²
224
cd/m²
250
cd/m²
244
cd/m²
240
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 274 cd/m² Average: 252.8 cd/m² Minimum: 3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 82 %
Center on Battery: 259 cd/m²
Contrast: 785:1 (Black: 0.33 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.12 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 3.8 | - Ø
58% sRGB (Argyll) 37% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.39
Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13IKB 80V00026GE
IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
Lenovo Ideapad 510S-13ISK
IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
Asus X302UV-FN016T
TN LED, 1366x768, 13.3
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
HP Envy 13-d020ng
IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
Asus Zenbook UX303UA-R4051T
IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
Response Times
-20%
-28%
-24%
-1%
3%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
39
33
15%
42
-8%
41
-5%
34
13%
31
21%
Response Time Black / White *
24
23
4%
23
4%
34.4
-43%
24
-0%
22
8%
PWM Frequency
250
50
-80%
50
-80%
208
-17%
198
-21%
Screen
3%
-8%
-11%
28%
18%
Brightness
253
261
3%
210
-17%
239
-6%
335
32%
351
39%
Brightness Distribution
82
90
10%
88
7%
81
-1%
95
16%
90
10%
Black Level *
0.33
0.33
-0%
0.5
-52%
0.38
-15%
0.25
24%
0.58
-76%
Contrast
785
803
2%
436
-44%
650
-17%
1380
76%
616
-22%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.12
4.98
3%
3.89
24%
5.95
-16%
4.94
4%
3.39
34%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.8
3.9
-3%
4.9
-29%
5.25
-38%
5.85
-54%
2.36
38%
Gamma
2.39 100%
2.55 94%
2.41 100%
2.42 99%
2.25 107%
2.2 109%
CCT
7405 88%
7318 89%
7860 83%
6736 96%
7105 91%
6653 98%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
37
38
3%
46
24%
37.28
1%
60
62%
60
62%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
58
59
2%
73
26%
58.37
1%
93
60%
93
60%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-9% / -4%
-18% / -13%
-18% / -14%
14% / 20%
11% / 14%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 250 Hz80 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 250 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 80 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 250 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 60 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 456 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 10420) Hz was measured.

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
24 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5 ms rise
↘ 19 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 26 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (27.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
39 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14 ms rise
↘ 25 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 250 (maximum) ms. » 38 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (42.9 ms).

Performance

With the IdeaPad 510S-13IKB models, Lenovo offers a series of mid-priced 13.3-inch subnotebooks. The used Kaby Lake processors are powerful enough for the coming years. Our test model is the current top model of the series and costs about 800 Euros (~$858). Other configurations are available. The identically designed IdeaPad 510S-13ISK series adds further models to Lenovo's portfolio. Currently, the cheapest model of this series is the Lenovo 510S-13ISK 80SJ0019GE (Core i3-6100U, 128 SSD) for about 550 Euros (~$590).

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWInfo
LatencyMon

Processor

Kaby Lake has finally found its way into Lenovo's 13-inch models. The company uses an Intel Core i7-7500U (Kaby Lake) dual core processor, which is one of  the power efficient ULV models (TDP: 15 watts). In term of hardware design, Kaby Lake and its Skylake predecessor are almost identical. Intel has primarily optimized the existing technology in the Kaby Lake generation and increased the clock rates. The Core i7 processor works at a base clock of 2.7 GHz. Thanks to Turbo, the clock rate can increase to up to 3.5 GHz (both cores). The CPU runs at full speed only in the single thread tests. When executing multithread tests, the clock rate falls to 2.9 to 3 GHz after a few seconds.

Single Thread
Single Thread
Multi Thread
Multi Thread
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
8198
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
11662
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
5678
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
34.85 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
3.7 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.6 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.7 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
38.99 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
333 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
141 Points
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13IKB 80V00026GE
Intel Core i7-7500U
141 Points ∼74%
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Intel Core i5-6267U
138 Points ∼73% -2%
Asus Zenbook UX303UA-R4051T
Intel Core i7-6500U
128 Points ∼67% -9%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
Intel Core i5-6200U
115 Points ∼61% -18%
HP Envy 13-d020ng
Intel Core i5-6200U
112 Points ∼59% -21%
Asus Zenbook UX303UA-FN121T
Intel Core i5-6200U
109 Points ∼57% -23%
Lenovo Ideapad 510S-13ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U
109 Points ∼57% -23%
Lenovo E31-70 80KX015RGE
Intel Core i3-5005U
83 Points ∼44% -41%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Intel Core i5-6267U
339 Points ∼20% +2%
Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13IKB 80V00026GE
Intel Core i7-7500U
333 Points ∼20%
Asus Zenbook UX303UA-R4051T
Intel Core i7-6500U
307 Points ∼19% -8%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
Intel Core i5-6200U
290 Points ∼18% -13%
Lenovo Ideapad 510S-13ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U
290 Points ∼18% -13%
Asus Zenbook UX303UA-FN121T
Intel Core i5-6200U
286 Points ∼17% -14%
HP Envy 13-d020ng
Intel Core i5-6200U
285 Points ∼17% -14%
Lenovo E31-70 80KX015RGE
Intel Core i3-5005U
209 Points ∼13% -37%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13IKB 80V00026GE
Intel Core i7-7500U
5678 Points ∼77%
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Intel Core i5-6267U
5216 Points ∼71% -8%
Asus Zenbook UX303UA-R4051T
Intel Core i7-6500U
4791 Points ∼65% -16%
Lenovo Ideapad 510S-13ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U
4419 Points ∼60% -22%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
Intel Core i5-6200U
4400 Points ∼60% -23%
HP Envy 13-d020ng
Intel Core i5-6200U
4376 Points ∼60% -23%
Asus Zenbook UX303UA-FN121T
Intel Core i5-6200U
4148 Points ∼56% -27%
Lenovo E31-70 80KX015RGE
Intel Core i3-5005U
3144 Points ∼43% -45%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13IKB 80V00026GE
Intel Core i7-7500U
11662 Points ∼34%
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Intel Core i5-6267U
11447 Points ∼33% -2%
Asus Zenbook UX303UA-R4051T
Intel Core i7-6500U
10458 Points ∼30% -10%
HP Envy 13-d020ng
Intel Core i5-6200U
9959 Points ∼29% -15%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
Intel Core i5-6200U
9940 Points ∼29% -15%
Asus Zenbook UX303UA-FN121T
Intel Core i5-6200U
9925 Points ∼29% -15%
Lenovo Ideapad 510S-13ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U
9570 Points ∼28% -18%
Lenovo E31-70 80KX015RGE
Intel Core i3-5005U
7048 Points ∼20% -40%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13IKB 80V00026GE
Intel Core i7-7500U
6872 Points ∼25%
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Intel Core i5-6267U
6805 Points ∼25% -1%
HP Envy 13-d020ng
Intel Core i5-6200U
6093 Points ∼23% -11%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
Intel Core i5-6200U
6067 Points ∼23% -12%
Asus Zenbook UX303UA-FN121T
Intel Core i5-6200U
6042 Points ∼22% -12%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Intel Core i5-6267U
3290 Points ∼71% +2%
Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13IKB 80V00026GE
Intel Core i7-7500U
3211 Points ∼69%
HP Envy 13-d020ng
Intel Core i5-6200U
2882 Points ∼62% -10%
Asus Zenbook UX303UA-FN121T
Intel Core i5-6200U
2878 Points ∼62% -10%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
Intel Core i5-6200U
2877 Points ∼62% -10%
Geekbench 4
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13IKB 80V00026GE
Intel Core i7-7500U
7282 Points ∼34%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13IKB 80V00026GE
Intel Core i7-7500U
4033 Points ∼79%
JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13IKB 80V00026GE
Intel Core i7-7500U (Edge 38)
238.97 Points ∼1%
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Intel Core i5-6267U (Edge 20)
209.34 Points ∼1% -12%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
Intel Core i5-6200U (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
197.48 Points ∼1% -17%
HP Envy 13-d020ng
Intel Core i5-6200U (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
194.6 Points ∼1% -19%
Lenovo Ideapad 510S-13ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U (Edge 38.14393.0.0)
192.2 Points ∼1% -20%
Asus Zenbook UX303UA-FN121T
Intel Core i5-6200U (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
189.2 Points ∼1% -21%
Lenovo E31-70 80KX015RGE
Intel Core i3-5005U (Chrome 50.0.2661.94)
106.94 Points ∼0% -55%

System Performance

A powerful processor and a fast solid-state disk are used to ensure a fast system. We did not face any problems. The results of the PCMark benchmarks are very good. The notebook delivers sufficient performance for all usual fields of applications. However, the Core i7 processor increases the price of the laptop significantly. Most users might be better off with the Core i5-7200U, which, although brings with it a slightly lower performance, the performance reduction  is not noticeable in everyday tasks and comes at a  significantly lower price. For comparison: Price search engines list our current test model from about 880 Euros (~$944). The 80V00010GE (Core i5-7200U) is already available for 700 Euros (~$750). The only difference between these two models is the used processor. Hence, the Core i7 processor increases the price by almost 180 Euros (~$193). It is not possible to increase the performance of the laptop any further, since Lenovo has already optimized this model to its limits.

There is only a single RAM slot
There is only a single RAM slot
PCMark 7 Score
5427 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3574 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4506 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4712 points
Help
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13IKB 80V00026GE
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung MZYTY256HDHP
4712 Points ∼72%
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2
4676 Points ∼72% -1%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
GeForce 920MX, 6200U, Hynix HFS128G3MND
4464 Points ∼69% -5%
Asus Zenbook UX303UA-R4051T
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, SK hynix SSD Canvas SC300 HFS256G32MND
4256 Points ∼65% -10%
HP Envy 13-d020ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung MZRPC256HADR-000SO
4113 Points ∼63% -13%
Asus Zenbook UX303UA-FN121T
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
4086 Points ∼63% -13%
Lenovo Ideapad 510S-13ISK
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, WDC Slim WD10SPCX-24HWST1
3629 Points ∼56% -23%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2
4079 Points ∼72% +14%
Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13IKB 80V00026GE
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung MZYTY256HDHP
3574 Points ∼63%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
GeForce 920MX, 6200U, Hynix HFS128G3MND
3466 Points ∼61% -3%
Asus Zenbook UX303UA-R4051T
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, SK hynix SSD Canvas SC300 HFS256G32MND
3454 Points ∼61% -3%
HP Envy 13-d020ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung MZRPC256HADR-000SO
3246 Points ∼57% -9%
Asus Zenbook UX303UA-FN121T
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
3209 Points ∼57% -10%
Lenovo Ideapad 510S-13ISK
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, WDC Slim WD10SPCX-24HWST1
3077 Points ∼54% -14%
Lenovo E31-70 80KX015RGE
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2782 Points ∼49% -22%

Storage Device

An SSD from Samsung is used as the system drive. The 2.5-inch model offers a total capacity of 256 GB. About 170 GB is available to the user. The rest of the storage capacity is used by the Windows installation and a recovery partition. The transfer rates of the SSD are good.

It is possible to replace the SSD.
It is possible to replace the SSD.
Samsung MZYTY256HDHP
Sequential Read: 494.5 MB/s
Sequential Write: 494.1 MB/s
512K Read: 383.9 MB/s
512K Write: 155.5 MB/s
4K Read: 36.08 MB/s
4K Write: 96.45 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 403.3 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 176.4 MB/s
Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13IKB 80V00026GE
Samsung MZYTY256HDHP
Lenovo Ideapad 510S-13ISK
WDC Slim WD10SPCX-24HWST1
Asus X302UV-FN016T
Hynix HFS128G3MND
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2
HP Envy 13-d020ng
Samsung MZRPC256HADR-000SO
Asus Zenbook UX303UA-R4051T
SK hynix SSD Canvas SC300 HFS256G32MND
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
-89%
-29%
12%
3%
2%
Write 4k QD32
176.4
1.212
-99%
174
-1%
309.4
75%
259.7
47%
262.95
49%
Read 4k QD32
403.3
1.139
-100%
253
-37%
319.9
-21%
369.4
-8%
325.4
-19%
Write 4k
96.45
1.19
-99%
71.15
-26%
74.22
-23%
78.66
-18%
74.63
-23%
Read 4k
36.08
0.395
-99%
6.559
-82%
28.88
-20%
26.88
-25%
21.41
-41%
Write 512
155.5
53.29
-66%
179.1
15%
338.6
118%
268.8
73%
321.2
107%
Read 512
383.9
35.24
-91%
282.6
-26%
368.1
-4%
386.6
1%
331.4
-14%
Write Seq
494.1
109
-78%
178.6
-64%
338
-32%
268.5
-46%
321
-35%
Read Seq
494.5
108.3
-78%
428.2
-13%
515.1
4%
478.7
-3%
465
-6%

Graphics Card

Intel's HD Graphics 620 graphic core is responsible for rendering graphics. It supports DirectX 12 and works at clock rates of up 1050 MHz. The results of the 3D Mark benchmarks are normal for the used GPU. It is not possible to increase the graphic performance by adding a second RAM module, since the IdeaPad has only one RAM slot.

3DMark 06 Standard
8449 points
3DMark 11 Performance
1603 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
52169 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
5407 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
764 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Intel Iris Graphics 550, Intel Core i5-6267U
2524 Points ∼5% +71%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
1747 Points ∼3% +19%
Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13IKB 80V00026GE
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7500U
1474 Points ∼3%
Asus Zenbook UX303UA-R4051T
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i7-6500U
1408 Points ∼3% -4%
Lenovo Ideapad 510S-13ISK
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i5-6200U
1354 Points ∼3% -8%
HP Envy 13-d020ng
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i5-6200U
1326 Points ∼3% -10%
Asus Zenbook UX303UA-FN121T
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i5-6200U
1261 Points ∼2% -14%
Lenovo E31-70 80KX015RGE
Intel HD Graphics 5500, Intel Core i3-5005U
887 Points ∼2% -40%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Intel Iris Graphics 550, Intel Core i5-6267U
1520 Points ∼4% +86%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
1282 Points ∼3% +57%
Asus Zenbook UX303UA-R4051T
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i7-6500U
926 Points ∼2% +13%
HP Envy 13-d020ng
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i5-6200U
848 Points ∼2% +4%
Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13IKB 80V00026GE
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7500U
818 Points ∼2%
Asus Zenbook UX303UA-FN121T
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i5-6200U
803 Points ∼2% -2%
Lenovo Ideapad 510S-13ISK
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i5-6200U
800 Points ∼2% -2%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Intel Iris Graphics 550, Intel Core i5-6267U
12812 Points ∼8% +79%
Asus Zenbook UX303UA-R4051T
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i7-6500U
8312 Points ∼5% +16%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
7733 Points ∼5% +8%
Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13IKB 80V00026GE
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7500U
7174 Points ∼4%
HP Envy 13-d020ng
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i5-6200U
7031 Points ∼4% -2%
Lenovo Ideapad 510S-13ISK
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i5-6200U
6661 Points ∼4% -7%
Asus Zenbook UX303UA-FN121T
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i5-6200U
6577 Points ∼4% -8%

Gaming Performance

The IdeaPad can play games that do not have very high hardware requirements. However, you have to accept lower resolutions and low to medium quality settings. The playable games include “Overwatch”, “Tomb Raider” and the “Farming Simulator 2017”. The used hardware is not powerful enough for demanding games such as “Deus Ex: Mankind Divided” and “Mafia 3”. Regardless of the settings, these games cannot be played.

low med. high ultra
Tomb Raider (2013) 68.534.419.79.6fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 42.725.321.37.1fps
Battlefield 4 (2013) 33.826.116.96.3fps

Emissions

System Noise

While idling, the IdeaPad does not produce a lot of noise. When the fan does not stand still, it works at low speed. However, the fan gets noticeably louder under load and reaches a noise level of 39.8 dB(A) during the stress test.

noise characteristic of the fan
noise characteristic of the fan
fan
fan
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2032.838.240.440.739.232.82535.336.840.336.637.835.33132.432.334.933.931.532.44032.130.634.133.131.732.1503332.533.53433.333633332.433.934.934338029.630.630.730.330.929.610028.629.430.232.334.328.612526.92726.828.729.226.916025.725.927.428.528.925.720026.42627.928.32826.425023.523.925.726.628.123.531523.824.425.726.627.423.84002222.623.825.426.42250021.521.823.225.726.221.563021.421.42326.126.321.480020.820.623.128.72920.8100019.919.822.430.230.619.9125019.219.621.328.929.519.216001919.221.730.130.419200018.719.120.431.33218.7250018.618.819.830.531.218.6315018.418.919.72626.818.4400018.518.819.725.325.918.5500018.318.919.522.62318.3630018.318.919.52121.318.3800018.318.819.519.920.118.31000018.218.719.419.619.718.2125001818.419.119.319.4181600018.118.519.319.419.418.1SPL31.631.933.339.840.431.6N1.71.723.23.41.7median 19.2Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13IKB 80V00026GEmedian 19.6median 21.7median 26.6median 27.4median 19.2Delta2.62.23.32.92.52.6hearing rangehide median Fan Noise

Noise Level

Idle
31.2 / 31.2 / 33.3 dB(A)
Load
40 / 39.8 dB(A)
 
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 31.6 dB(A)
Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13IKB 80V00026GE
7500U, HD Graphics 620
Lenovo Ideapad 510S-13ISK
6200U, HD Graphics 520
Asus X302UV-FN016T
6200U, GeForce 920MX
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
6267U, Iris Graphics 550
Lenovo E31-70 80KX015RGE
5005U, HD Graphics 5500
HP Envy 13-d020ng
6200U, HD Graphics 520
Asus Zenbook UX303UA-R4051T
6500U, HD Graphics 520
Noise
-1%
4%
1%
5%
3%
7%
Idle Minimum *
31.2
32.1
-3%
32.9
-5%
29.1
7%
30.1
4%
32.5
-4%
31.3
-0%
Idle Average *
31.2
32.1
-3%
32.9
-5%
29.1
7%
30.1
4%
32.5
-4%
31.3
-0%
Idle Maximum *
33.3
32.1
4%
33
1%
29.1
13%
30.1
10%
32.4
3%
31.5
5%
Load Average *
40
40
-0%
33
17%
41.1
-3%
38.1
5%
36
10%
33.2
17%
Load Maximum *
39.8
40.9
-3%
34.6
13%
46.4
-17%
38.1
4%
36.5
8%
34.1
14%

* ... smaller is better

Temperature

The IdeaPad during the stress test
The IdeaPad during the stress test

During the stress test (Prime95 and FurMark run for at least one hour), the IdeaPad behaves the same way in mains operation and on battery. The processor works at 1.6 GHz, the graphic core clocks at 900 to 950 MHz. The IdeaPad does not really get that warm. Only four measurement segments exceeded 30 °C (~86 °F) during the stress test.

Max. Load
 26.6 °C33 °C31 °C 
 25 °C32 °C28.6 °C 
 22.8 °C23.6 °C25.2 °C 
Maximum: 33 °C
Average: 27.5 °C
27.1 °C35.4 °C29 °C
27.6 °C31.6 °C24.1 °C
25.4 °C25.4 °C22.5 °C
Maximum: 35.4 °C
Average: 27.6 °C
Power Supply (max.)  20.9 °C | Room Temperature 34.7 °C | FIRT 550-Pocket
Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13IKB 80V00026GE
7500U, HD Graphics 620
Lenovo Ideapad 510S-13ISK
6200U, HD Graphics 520
Asus X302UV-FN016T
6200U, GeForce 920MX
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
6267U, Iris Graphics 550
Lenovo E31-70 80KX015RGE
5005U, HD Graphics 5500
HP Envy 13-d020ng
6200U, HD Graphics 520
Asus Zenbook UX303UA-R4051T
6500U, HD Graphics 520
Heat
-11%
3%
-17%
-12%
-16%
-3%
Maximum Upper Side *
33
38
-15%
29.6
10%
37.1
-12%
38.6
-17%
51
-55%
38.1
-15%
Maximum Bottom *
35.4
39.1
-10%
41
-16%
43.2
-22%
41.1
-16%
46
-30%
40.3
-14%
Idle Upper Side *
27.2
30.7
-13%
24.8
9%
32.1
-18%
29.5
-8%
25.5
6%
25.8
5%
Idle Bottom *
29.3
31.1
-6%
26.6
9%
34.4
-17%
30.8
-5%
24.4
17%
25.5
13%

* ... smaller is better

Temperature increase (top side; load)
Temperature increase (top side; load)
Temperature increase (underside; load)
Temperature increase (underside; load)
Temperature increase (top side; idle)
Temperature increase (top side; idle)
Temperature increase (underside; idle)
Temperature increase (underside; idle)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2041.732.841.72539.435.339.43137.332.437.34038.732.138.75037.73337.76340.63340.68041.229.641.210040.928.640.912543.526.943.516044.325.744.320048.426.448.425052.423.552.431559.623.859.640060.92260.950061.321.561.363062.721.462.780064.220.864.2100062.519.962.5125062.119.262.11600631963200062.618.762.6250063.318.663.3315062.818.462.8400062.118.562.1500063.218.363.2630063.918.363.9800066.318.366.31000066.118.266.11250065.31865.31600062.218.162.2SPL75.431.675.4N37.91.737.9median 62.5Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13IKB 80V00026GEmedian 19.2median 62.5Delta4.22.64.235.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHzmedian 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink Noise
Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13IKB 80V00026GE audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (66 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 14.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 0.7% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (2.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.5% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (2.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (10.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 6% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 89% worse
» The best had a delta of 9%, average was 18%, worst was 41%
Compared to all devices tested
» 3% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 95% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 22%, worst was 48%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 3% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 94% worse
» The best had a delta of 9%, average was 18%, worst was 41%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 22%, worst was 48%

Frequency diagram in comparison (checkboxes can be selected!)

Discussion

Energy Management

Power Consumption

While idling, the IdeaPad is relatively efficient in terms of energy, with a maximum power consumption of 7.4 watts. During the stress test, the energy demand increases to 28.6 watts. It would be higher if GPU and the CPU in particular worked at their full speed. The power adapter is rated at 45 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.29 / 0.45 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.3 / 5.8 / 7.4 Watt
Load midlight 29.2 / 28.6 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13IKB 80V00026GE
7500U, HD Graphics 620
Lenovo Ideapad 510S-13ISK
6200U, HD Graphics 520
Asus X302UV-FN016T
6200U, GeForce 920MX
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
6267U, Iris Graphics 550
Lenovo E31-70 80KX015RGE
5005U, HD Graphics 5500
HP Envy 13-d020ng
6200U, HD Graphics 520
Asus Zenbook UX303UA-R4051T
6500U, HD Graphics 520
Power Consumption
-24%
-3%
-27%
-14%
-25%
-6%
Idle Minimum *
3.3
5
-52%
3.3
-0%
3.4
-3%
4.2
-27%
4.2
-27%
3.5
-6%
Idle Average *
5.8
7.2
-24%
5.1
12%
6.5
-12%
6.1
-5%
7.4
-28%
7.3
-26%
Idle Maximum *
7.4
8.7
-18%
5.2
30%
7
5%
7.4
-0%
10.1
-36%
7.9
-7%
Load Average *
29.2
32
-10%
29.5
-1%
44.5
-52%
31.5
-8%
33.4
-14%
26.6
9%
Load Maximum *
28.6
33
-15%
44
-54%
49.5
-73%
37.1
-30%
34.7
-21%
28
2%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

The 13.3-inch laptop lasts 5:40 hours in our practical Wi-Fi test, which simulates opening web sites. The profile "balanced" is active, the energy saving features are disabled and the display brightness is set to about 150 cd/m². The IdeaPad achieves a battery life of 5:30 h in our video test. We determine this value by running the short film Big Buck Bunny (H.264 coding, 1920x1080 pixels) in a loop. The Wi-Fi modules are disabled and the display brightness is set to 150 cd/m². The IdeaPad is just about on par with its Skylake sibling in the practical tests. However, it delivers longer minimum and maximum runtimes.

The battery is rated at 35 Wh.
The battery is rated at 35 Wh.
Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
10h 50min
WiFi Surfing v1.3 (Edge 38)
5h 40min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
5h 30min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 58min
Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13IKB 80V00026GE
7500U, HD Graphics 620, 35 Wh
Lenovo Ideapad 510S-13ISK
6200U, HD Graphics 520, 35 Wh
Asus X302UV-FN016T
6200U, GeForce 920MX, 38 Wh
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
6267U, Iris Graphics 550, 51 Wh
Lenovo E31-70 80KX015RGE
5005U, HD Graphics 5500, 35 Wh
HP Envy 13-d020ng
6200U, HD Graphics 520, 45 Wh
Asus Zenbook UX303UA-R4051T
6500U, HD Graphics 520, 50 Wh
Battery Runtime
-9%
15%
52%
-25%
12%
20%
Reader / Idle
650
555
-15%
1035
59%
Load
118
94
-20%
206
75%
WiFi
WiFi v1.3
340
351
3%
392
15%
412
21%
254
-25%
381
12%
407
20%
H.264
330
325
-2%

Verdict

Pro

+ matte IPS display
+ Full HD resolution
+ works quietly
+ Solid State Disk
+ very good keyboard
+ keyboard light

Cons

- average battery runtimes
- no Type-C-USB
In review: Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13IKB 80V00026GE. Test model provided by Campuspoint.de
In review: Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13IKB 80V00026GE. Test model provided by Campuspoint.de

Lenovo's 13.3-inch laptops are also available with Kaby Lake processors from now on. Intel's new CPU generation delivers sufficient performance for the coming years. The performance gain of Kaby Lake compared to Skylake does not lead to higher system noise and higher temperature increase. A fast solid-state disk ensures a fast system. While it is possible to replace the SSD, this requires opening the case, since the computer does not have a maintenance hatch. The lit keyboard appears to be good overall.

The Kaby Lake processor does not bring any real advantage. Those who want to save a few Euros, can safely select a Skylake model of the IdeaPad.

The battery runtimes are quite good. However, a 13.3-inch laptop in this price range could perform better. Lenovo has not considered that long battery runtimes are more important than the highest possible performance in the 13.3-inch range. The IdeaPad would have profited more from a battery with higher capacity than from a new Kaby Lake processor. The Full HD IPS display with wide viewing angles delivers acceptable measurement results. However, we expect more from an 880-Euro (~$944) laptop.

Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13IKB 80V00026GE - 12/05/2016 v6
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
81 /  98 → 82%
Keyboard
82%
Pointing Device
82%
Connectivity
46 / 80 → 57%
Weight
69 / 78 → 79%
Battery
84%
Display
85%
Games Performance
55 / 68 → 81%
Application Performance
88 / 87 → 100%
Temperature
95 / 91 → 100%
Noise
87%
Audio
56 / 91 → 62%
Camera
40 / 85 → 47%
Average
73%
83%
Subnotebook - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2016-12- 6 (Update: 2016-12- 7)