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Lenovo IdeaPad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE Notebook Review

Sascha Mölck (translated by Nirakar Pradhan), 01/07/2017

Flawed. This IdeaPad is available for 500 Euros (~$526). On the plus side, the laptop offers a strong Kaby Lake processor with dual-channel RAM and lots of storage space. However, the weak case and the dark, reflective screen can cause problems.

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We recently tested the IdeaPad V110-17IKB. This laptop has been developed by Lenovo with business users in mind. Sadly, the Windows 10 Pro installation on that model makes it quite pricy. Its sister model has the same build but a lower price and is called the IdeaPad 110-17IKB. This is the model before us today and it is intended for private users. There are some significant differences between the two models: the IdeaPad 110 has a reflective screen whereas the IdeaPad V110 boasts a matte model. The IdeaPad 110 model we are testing uses a dedicated Radeon graphics card. Similarly equipped models can be found in the IdeaPad V110 series as well. The competitors of the Lenovo laptops include laptops, such as, the Acer Aspire E5-774 and the Dell Inspiron 17.

As the two IdeaPad models have the same build, we will not go into further detail about the case, the connectivity, the input devices or the speakers. This information can be retrieved from the review of the IdeaPad V110-17IKB.

Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE (IdeaPad 110 Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon R5 M430 - 2048 MB, Core: 955 MHz, Memory: 873 MHz, DDR3, Crimson 16.12.1, Enduro
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2400, Dual-Channel, one slot (occupied), 4 GB integrated
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1600x900 pixel 106 PPI, AU Optronics B173RTN02.2, TN LED, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U Premium PCH
Storage
WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0, 1000 GB 
, 5400 rpm, 860 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC235 @ Intel Sunrise Point-LP PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Audio combo, Card Reader: SD, TPM 2.0
Networking
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8101/2/3 Family Fast Ethernet NIC (10/100MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Optical drive
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GUE0N
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 25 x 418 x 290 ( = 0.98 x 16.46 x 11.42 in)
Battery
32 Wh Lithium-Ion, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 4 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Cyberlink Power2Go 8, Lenovo PowerDVD 12, McAfee LiveSafe (trial), MS Office 265 (trial), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
3 kg ( = 105.82 oz / 6.61 pounds), Power Supply: 214 g ( = 7.55 oz / 0.47 pounds)
Price
599 Euro

 

Size Comparison

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
72.7 MB/s ∼100% +255%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
20.5 MB/s ∼28%
Lenovo G70-35 80Q5000BGE
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
19.8 MB/s ∼27% -3%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
18.8 MB/s ∼26% -8%
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
14.3 MB/s ∼20% -30%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
87.3 MB/s ∼100% +225%
Lenovo G70-35 80Q5000BGE
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
34.5 MB/s ∼40% +28%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
27 MB/s ∼31% 0%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26.9 MB/s ∼31%
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
26.7 MB/s ∼31% -1%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 (RTL GBE)
351 MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 (RTL GBE)
351 MBit/s ∼100% 0%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 (RTL GBE)
313 MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 (RTL GBE)
296 MBit/s ∼95% -5%
iperf Server (receive) TCP 1 m
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter (RTL GBE)
341 MBit/s ∼100%
iperf Client (transmit) TCP 1 m
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter (RTL GBE)
307 MBit/s ∼100%

Display

Pixel grid
Pixel grid

The reflective 17.3-inch display of our IdeaPad test model has a native resolution of 1600x900 pixels. The laptop has a relatively low brightness (210.4 cd/m²), but the contrast is acceptable (624:1). Unfortunately, the display suffers from PWM flickering at brightness levels of 70% or less (at 50 Hz). This can cause eye problems and headaches for users.

219
cd/m²
208
cd/m²
209
cd/m²
210
cd/m²
231
cd/m²
201
cd/m²
192
cd/m²
223
cd/m²
201
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 231 cd/m² Average: 210.4 cd/m² Minimum: 4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 83 %
Center on Battery: 231 cd/m²
Contrast: 624:1 (Black: 0.37 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 9.83 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 12.46 | - Ø
73% sRGB (Argyll) 48% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.43
Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE
TN LED, 1600x900, 17.3
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
TN LED, 1920x1080, 17.3
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
TN LED, 1600x900, 17.3
Lenovo G70-35 80Q5000BGE
TN LED, 1600x900, 17.3
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
TN LED, 1600x900, 17.3
Response Times
637%
4%
101%
-1%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
50
42
16%
42
16%
41
18%
44
12%
Response Time Black / White *
22
23
-5%
24
-9%
25
-14%
25
-14%
PWM Frequency
50
1000
1900%
200
300%
50
0%
Screen
24%
-6%
4%
39%
-20%
Brightness
210
320
52%
182
-13%
220
5%
308
47%
203
-3%
Brightness Distribution
83
82
-1%
77
-7%
83
0%
89
7%
86
4%
Black Level *
0.37
0.38
-3%
0.43
-16%
0.35
5%
0.32
14%
0.67
-81%
Contrast
624
929
49%
477
-24%
643
3%
1003
61%
318
-49%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
9.83
5.07
48%
9.75
1%
10.14
-3%
3.79
61%
12.3
-25%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
12.46
13.38
-7%
12.09
3%
12.12
3%
4.75
62%
14.13
-13%
Gamma
2.43 99%
2.69 89%
2.62 92%
2.78 86%
2.37 101%
2.11 114%
CCT
13115 50%
15991 41%
12875 50%
14052 46%
7130 91%
17705 37%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
48
60.1
25%
49
2%
53
10%
62
29%
50
4%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
73
91.6
25%
76
4%
81
11%
97
33%
77
5%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
331% / 191%
-1% / -4%
53% / 31%
39% / 39%
-11% / -15%

* ... 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 50 Hz70 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 50 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 70 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 50 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

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.

When we took the test model out of the box, its screen showed a DeltaE 2000 color deviation of 9.83, which is quite normal for a cheap laptop. Ideally, the laptop should have a deviation lower than 3. Furthermore, the screen suffers from a blue tinge.

CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Gray Levels
CalMAN - Gray Levels
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation

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
22 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6 ms rise
↘ 16 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. » 14 % 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
50 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19 ms rise
↘ 31 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. » 78 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (42.9 ms).

Lenovo has installed a TN display with weak viewing angles in the IdeaPad. As such, it is hard to read the panel from all angles. Outdoors, the laptop is challenging to use, as the display is reflective and the brightness is low.

Outdoors.
Outdoors.

Performance

The IdeaPad is a 17.3-inch office notebook with an Intel Kaby Lake processor. We put down 500 Euros (~$526) for our test model. This makes it the cheapest entry to this series and other configurations are available. If you want a matte panel, you might be interested in the IdeaPad V110-17IKB series (which uses the same build).

Processor

Although this is a new notebook, the processor is quite familiar to us: the IdeaPad is powered by an Intel Core i5-7200U (Kaby Lake) dual-core processor. The ULV all-rounder (TDP: 15 W) offers sufficient performance to meet user needs and provides some future security. The CPU operates at a base speed of 2.5 GHz. With Turbo, the clock speed rises to 3.1 GHz (both cores). The Turbo is available while running on battery and while charging.

Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
5004
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
11401
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
8635
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
130 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
330 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
27.7 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE
Intel Core i5-7200U
130 Points ∼68%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
Intel Core i5-7200U
130 Points ∼68% 0%
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
Intel Core i5-7200U
129 Points ∼68% -1%
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
Intel Core i7-5500U
122 Points ∼64% -6%
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Intel Core i5-6200U
118 Points ∼62% -9%
Acer Aspire ES1-731G-P5UR
Intel Pentium N3700
39 Points ∼21% -70%
Lenovo G70-35 80Q5000BGE
AMD E1-6010
25 Points ∼13% -81%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE
Intel Core i5-7200U
330 Points ∼20%
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
Intel Core i5-7200U
328 Points ∼20% -1%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
Intel Core i5-7200U
327 Points ∼20% -1%
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Intel Core i5-6200U
292 Points ∼18% -12%
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
Intel Core i7-5500U
290 Points ∼18% -12%
Acer Aspire ES1-731G-P5UR
Intel Pentium N3700
143 Points ∼9% -57%
Lenovo G70-35 80Q5000BGE
AMD E1-6010
49 Points ∼3% -85%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
Intel Core i5-7200U
5013 Points ∼68% 0%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE
Intel Core i5-7200U
5004 Points ∼68%
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
Intel Core i5-7200U
4993 Points ∼68% 0%
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
Intel Core i7-5500U
4632 Points ∼63% -7%
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Intel Core i5-6200U
4412 Points ∼60% -12%
Acer Aspire ES1-731G-P5UR
Intel Pentium N3700
1205 Points ∼16% -76%
Lenovo G70-35 80Q5000BGE
AMD E1-6010
1028 Points ∼14% -79%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
Intel Core i5-7200U
11410 Points ∼33% 0%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE
Intel Core i5-7200U
11401 Points ∼33%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
Intel Core i5-7200U
11386 Points ∼33% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Intel Core i5-6200U
9971 Points ∼29% -13%
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
Intel Core i7-5500U
9622 Points ∼28% -16%
Acer Aspire ES1-731G-P5UR
Intel Pentium N3700
3064 Points ∼9% -73%
Lenovo G70-35 80Q5000BGE
AMD E1-6010
1948 Points ∼6% -83%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE
Intel Core i5-7200U
6923 Points ∼26%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
Intel Core i5-7200U
6910 Points ∼26% 0%
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
Intel Core i5-7200U
6338 Points ∼24% -8%
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
Intel Core i7-5500U
6037 Points ∼22% -13%
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Intel Core i5-6200U
5569 Points ∼21% -20%
Lenovo G70-35 80Q5000BGE
AMD E1-6010
1324 Points ∼5% -81%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE
Intel Core i5-7200U
3209 Points ∼69%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
Intel Core i5-7200U
3202 Points ∼69% 0%
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
Intel Core i7-5500U
2891 Points ∼62% -10%
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
Intel Core i5-7200U
2852 Points ∼61% -11%
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Intel Core i5-6200U
2396 Points ∼51% -25%
Lenovo G70-35 80Q5000BGE
AMD E1-6010
760 Points ∼16% -76%
Geekbench 4
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE
Intel Core i5-7200U
7421 Points ∼35%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
Intel Core i5-7200U
7392 Points ∼35% 0%
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
Intel Core i5-7200U
6447 Points ∼30% -13%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE
Intel Core i5-7200U
3902 Points ∼76%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
Intel Core i5-7200U
3868 Points ∼76% -1%
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
Intel Core i5-7200U
3502 Points ∼69% -10%
JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE
Intel Core i5-7200U (edge)
216.9 Points ∼1%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
Intel Core i5-7200U (Edge 38)
216.76 Points ∼1% 0%
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
Intel Core i5-7200U (Edge 38)
211.53 Points ∼1% -2%
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Intel Core i5-6200U (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
192.58 Points ∼1% -11%
Lenovo G70-35 80Q5000BGE
AMD E1-6010 (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
38.1 Points ∼0% -82%

System Performance

The performance of the IdeaPad is decent as shown by the PCMark benchmarks. The performance of the laptop can handle office activities and web surfing. Subjectively, we found nothing to complain about. The system runs smoothly and fluidly, but it can be further improved. To achieve higher performance, the HDD must be swapped out for an SSD. The system would run smoother and load times would drop.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3434 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4411 points
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PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
3611 Points ∼64% +5%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE
Radeon R5 M430, 7200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
3434 Points ∼61%
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
3359 Points ∼59% -2%
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Radeon R5 M330, 6200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
3184 Points ∼56% -7%
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0
2854 Points ∼50% -17%
Lenovo G70-35 80Q5000BGE
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E1-6010, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
1765 Points ∼31% -49%
Acer Aspire ES1-731G-P5UR
GeForce 910M, N3700, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1741 Points ∼31% -49%
Discussion

Storage Device

The system drive is a standard 2.5-inch HDD from Western Digital. The drive runs at 5,400 rpm and offers a capacity of 1 TB. The transfer speeds of the HDD are typical for a 5,400-rpm drive.

WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
Transfer Rate Minimum: 48.9 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 108.1 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 81.2 MB/s
Access Time: 17.3 ms
Burst Rate: 197.9 MB/s
CPU Usage: 10.8 %
Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE
WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0
Acer Aspire ES1-731G-P5UR
Toshiba MQ01ABD100
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Toshiba MQ01ABD100
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
-15%
-23%
-26%
5%
6%
Write 4k QD32
1.234
1.13
-8%
1
-19%
0.764
-38%
1.007
-18%
1.37
11%
Read 4k QD32
1.079
0.891
-17%
0.892
-17%
0.708
-34%
1.228
14%
1.175
9%
Write 4k
1.201
1.117
-7%
0.755
-37%
0.792
-34%
0.806
-33%
1.287
7%
Read 4k
0.45
0.381
-15%
0.324
-28%
0.312
-31%
0.544
21%
0.487
8%
Write 512
52.92
51.59
-3%
25.77
-51%
43.34
-18%
73.23
38%
55.92
6%
Read 512
39.19
33.01
-16%
32.89
-16%
28.15
-28%
40.55
3%
39.67
1%
Write Seq
109
70.86
-35%
96.03
-12%
96.3
-12%
119.9
10%
112.8
3%
Read Seq
110.3
88.92
-19%
105
-5%
100.6
-9%
115.8
5%
115.2
4%

Graphics Card

GPU-Z
GPU-Z

The test model offers the integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 GPU and a dedicated AMD Radeon R5 M430 GPU. The Radeon core belongs to the lower middle-class. It supports DirectX 12 and works at speeds of up to 955 MHz. This means the manufacturer has put a cap on the speed of the AMD GPU (officially 1,030 MHz). This GPU is a renamed Radeon R5 M330. After the latest driver is installed, the GPU is renamed in the system settings to Radeon R5 M330. As such, the performances of the M330 and M430 GPUs in the 3D Mark benchmarks are the same. Both GPUs place neck-and-neck with an Nvidia GeForce 920M.

3DMark 11 Performance
1871 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
NVIDIA GeForce 940M, Intel Core i7-5500U
2366 Points ∼5% +36%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE
AMD Radeon R5 M430, Intel Core i5-7200U
1735 Points ∼3%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Core i5-5200U
1733 Points ∼3% 0%
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U (Dual-Channel)
1555 Points ∼3% -10%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1535 Points ∼3% -12%
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
AMD Radeon R5 M330, Intel Core i5-6200U
1518 Points ∼3% -13%
Acer Aspire ES1-731G-P5UR
NVIDIA GeForce 910M, Intel Pentium N3700
1413 Points ∼3% -19%
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U (Single-Channel)
1331 Points ∼3% -23%
Lenovo G70-35 80Q5000BGE
AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), AMD E1-6010
397 Points ∼1% -77%

Gaming Performance

The IdeaPad can run many games fluidly on its screen. However, the games must be set to low resolution and details. Demanding games, such as, Watch Dogs 2 will not run, as the GPU is far too weak. The results of the 3DMark benchmarks show that the dedicated GPU performs slightly above the level of the integrated Intel graphics chip (dual-channel mode active). In summary, the Radeon GPU offers little more than the graphics chip integrated on the Intel processor. We believe it was installed only for market purposes. It would have been simpler to leave the GPU out or install a stronger one.

low med. high ultra
Tomb Raider (2013) 54.82821.5fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 41.12419.8fps
Sims 4 (2014) 123.435.7fps
F1 2014 (2014) 7552fps
Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014) 32.621.4fps
Battlefield Hardline (2015) 45.831.4fps
GTA V (2015) 3630.5fps
Metal Gear Solid V (2015) 33.522.8fps
World of Warships (2015) 43.631.1fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 18.811.5fps
XCOM 2 (2016) 14.9fps
Need for Speed 2016 (2016) 20.818.1fps
Ashes of the Singularity (2016) 9.9fps
FIFA 17 (2016) 67.350.1fps
Battlefield 1 (2016) 23.716.1fps
Titanfall 2 (2016) 38.127.4fps
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare (2016) 20.718.1fps
Dishonored 2 (2016) 13.810.9fps
Watch Dogs 2 (2016) 15.812.5fps
BioShock Infinite - 1280x720 Very Low Preset
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
53.4 fps ∼15% +30%
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U (Dual-Channel)
52.3 fps ∼15% +27%
Acer Aspire ES1-731G-P5UR
NVIDIA GeForce 910M, Intel Pentium N3700
50.4 fps ∼14% +23%
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
AMD Radeon R5 M330, Intel Core i5-6200U
43.2 fps ∼12% +5%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE
AMD Radeon R5 M430, Intel Core i5-7200U
41.1 fps ∼11%
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U (Single-Channel)
35.6 fps ∼10% -13%
Lenovo G70-35 80Q5000BGE
AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), AMD E1-6010
19 fps ∼5% -54%
Tomb Raider - 1024x768 Low Preset
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
NVIDIA GeForce 940M, Intel Core i7-5500U
130.2 fps ∼21% +138%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Core i5-5200U
83.6 fps ∼13% +53%
Acer Aspire ES1-731G-P5UR
NVIDIA GeForce 910M, Intel Pentium N3700
73.6 fps ∼12% +34%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE
AMD Radeon R5 M430, Intel Core i5-7200U
54.8 fps ∼9%
Sims 4 - 1024x768 Low Preset
Dell Inspiron 17-5758
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Core i7-5500U
175.8 fps ∼88% +42%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE
AMD Radeon R5 M430, Intel Core i5-7200U
123.4 fps ∼62%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Core i5-5200U
89 fps ∼45% -28%
World of Warships - 1366x768 Low Preset AF:Trilinear
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
AMD Radeon R5 M330, Intel Core i5-6200U
47.7 fps ∼20% +9%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE
AMD Radeon R5 M430, Intel Core i5-7200U
43.6 fps ∼18%
Acer Aspire ES1-731G-P5UR
NVIDIA GeForce 910M, Intel Pentium N3700
33.8 fps ∼14% -22%
F1 2014 - 1366x768 Medium Preset
Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE
AMD Radeon R5 M430, Intel Core i5-7200U
52 fps ∼39%
Acer Aspire ES1-731G-P5UR
NVIDIA GeForce 910M, Intel Pentium N3700
32 fps ∼24% -38%

Emissions

Noise level
Noise level

System Noise

When idle, the fan runs at a low speed. We could not really hear it as the hard disk was louder. At load, the fan speeds up and during the stress test, it reaches a maximum of 38.3 dB(A). Unfortunately, the fan murmurs a little.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2032.129.632.631.632.22532.532.73330.731.93133.73330.631.832.44029.829.629.330.731.25029.129.628.729.630.56327.928.827.827.529.68028.928.529.526.527.310030.329.129.725.925.512526.124.725.324.82616024.623.624.623.724.22002422.923.122.823.325023.222.522.822.321.731522.521.52221.121.340022.426.52120.420.350025.721.520.119.719.863021.52220.21919.280024.322.420.318.819100026.524.822.118.418.512502925.523.217.517.7160027.425.523.117.617.7200032.128.820.317.517.6250027.922.619.317.717.6315024.220.318.717.918400023.220.318.91818500022.619.518.918.318.2630020.118.918.618.218.3800019.418.518.418.318.31000019.218.518.618.318.41250018.418.218.418.218.21600018.418.418.818.218.1SPL30.538.435.632.630.530.5N1.52.72.21.81.41.5median 24Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GEmedian 22.4median 20.3median 18.3median 18.4Delta2.52.72.11.91.835.236.63735.234.635.235.234.635.634.839.635.236.237.236.93739.936.234.531.933.532.435.234.530.929.332.731.432.330.928.528.230.82928.228.530.129.62930.32630.131.33130.730.92631.326.425.925.425.325.426.424.225.423.724.123.324.223.523.123.122.523.823.522.922.222.722.122.722.921.822.522.62121.621.823.922.223.319.720.223.921.421.620.219.419.621.419.52119.719.118.619.520.321.520.219.218.620.32224.522.319.7182223.725.824.718.317.423.719.723.719.718.517.919.718.821.918.817.817.518.818.621.218.618.117.818.618.320.217.91817.918.318.518.818.218.51818.518.618.618.218.318.318.618.518.518.518.418.418.518.518.518.418.418.418.518.318.318.418.418.418.318.318.318.218.318.218.318.218.218.218.318.418.232.233.832.330.830.532.21.721.71.51.41.7median 19.7Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJmedian 21.6median 19.7median 18.5median 18.4median 19.72.52.52.61.722.534.633.234.931.634.631.330.633.730.731.331.93432.531.831.930.530.629.930.730.535.935.433.729.635.928.528.227.327.528.531.831.731.826.531.833.233.13425.933.225.625.724.324.825.6252423.423.72523.923.323.322.823.922.522.722.522.322.521.421.821.821.121.42222.220.220.42220.220.419.619.720.220.319.519.91920.320.720.919.318.820.721.521.819.818.421.521.521.919.417.521.523.623.220.117.623.621.921.918.417.521.91918.918.117.7191918.918.317.91918.418.718.31818.418.418.518.118.318.418.318.318.218.218.318.418.318.418.318.418.418.518.518.318.418.118.218.218.218.118.418.118.218.218.432.632.631.230.532.61.81.81.61.41.8median 20.7Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GEmedian 20.9median 19.4median 18.3median 20.72.62.21.71.92.6hearing rangehide median Fan Noise

Noise Level

Idle
32.5 / 32.5 / 32.5 dB(A)
HDD
32.3 dB(A)
DVD
36.3 / dB(A)
Load
34.6 / 38.3 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: 30.5 dB(A)

Temperature

Stress test.
Stress test.

In our stress test, Prime95 and FurMark run for at least an hour together. The laptop runs this test differently, depending on whether it is plugged in or on battery. The CPU always runs at 2.4-2.5 GHz and the GPU works at 400 MHz (on battery) and 955 MHz (plugged in). The laptop does not heat up much. During the stress test, the model only exceeds the 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) mark in certain areas of the case. In everyday use, the temperatures were always acceptable.

Max. Load
 37 °C27.5 °C27 °C 
 38.6 °C36.5 °C26.2 °C 
 35.5 °C40 °C29.4 °C 
Maximum: 40 °C
Average: 33.1 °C
34.1 °C30.4 °C29.4 °C
32.5 °C36.4 °C42.5 °C
29.1 °C42 °C36.5 °C
Maximum: 42.5 °C
Average: 34.8 °C
Power Supply (max.)  44.7 °C | Room Temperature 21.6 °C | FIRT 550-Pocket
Heatmap top (load)
Heatmap top (load)
Heatmap bottom (load)
Heatmap bottom (load)
Heatmap top (idle)
Heatmap top (idle)
Heatmap bottom (idle)
Heatmap bottom (idle)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2035.131.635.12532.430.732.43133.731.833.74031.130.731.15028.329.628.36329.727.529.78028.426.528.410027.925.927.912526.924.826.916025.223.725.22002422.82425024.822.324.831536.821.136.840045.420.445.450044.519.744.563044.91944.980049.118.849.110005418.454125061.217.561.2160058.317.658.3200057.817.557.8250055.617.755.631505717.957400052.11852.1500053.918.353.9630049.818.249.8800051.218.351.21000052.718.352.71250051.918.251.91600045.918.245.9SPL67.430.567.4N19.91.419.9median 49.8Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GEmedian 18.3median 49.8Delta81.9835.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHzmedian 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink Noise
Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (58 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 22.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.9% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (11.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.3% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (29% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 84% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 5% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 48%
Compared to all devices tested
» 80% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 14% 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 for comparison (checkboxes can be selected!)

Energy Management

Power Consumption

When idle, the maximum power consumption is 11.7 W, which is acceptable for a 17.3-inch notebook. During the stress test, the consumption rises quickly to 48.4 W, but then drops to 45.4 W and then stays at this level. The dedicated graphics card contributes significantly to this consumption. Without it, the laptop would be better off. The power adapter has a specification of 65 W.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.31 / 0.41 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 6.9 / 9.6 / 11.7 Watt
Load midlight 29 / 45.4 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Life

In our practical WLAN test, we simulated the load of web surfing on the laptop using a script. We set the power profile to "Balanced" and turned off the power saver options of the laptop. The brightness is lowered to roughly 150 cd/m². The IdeaPad achieves a run time of 4:05 hours, which places it at the same level as its sister model (3:51 h).

Battery Runtime
WiFi Surfing v1.3 (Edge 38)
4h 05min
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
6200U, Radeon R5 M330, 41 Wh (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
406 min ∼34% +66%
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
7200U, HD Graphics 620, 41 Wh (Edge 38)
320 min ∼27% +31%
Acer Aspire ES1-731G-P5UR
N3700, GeForce 910M, 38 Wh (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
283 min ∼24% +16%
Lenovo G70-35 80Q5000BGE
E1-6010, Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), 41 Wh (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
282 min ∼24% +15%
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
5500U, GeForce 940M, 41 Wh (IE 11)
261 min ∼22% +7%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE
7200U, Radeon R5 M430, 32 Wh (Edge 38)
245 min ∼20%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
7200U, HD Graphics 620, 32 Wh (Edge 38)
231 min ∼19% -6%

Pro

+ lots of storage space
+ AC-WLAN

Cons

- dark, reflective screen with poor viewing angles
- only Fast Ethernet
- no Type-C USB
- noisy fan

Verdict

In review: Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE. Test model provided by Notebooksbilliger.de
In review: Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE. Test model provided by Notebooksbilliger.de

This 17.3-inch Lenovo model is made for private users who need a simple office notebook for their homes.

The Core i5 processor of our test model was the right choice. However, the Radeon GPU seems to be more of a "nice to have, but can live without" feature, as it does not offer any significant performance increases. The manufacturer could have simply skipped it or installed a more powerful model. The laptop barely heats up and works quietly while idling. As soon as the fan hits high speeds, it starts to emit an annoying murmuring noise. Thanks to the 1 TB HDD the user will always have enough space, but it is possible to swap the HDD out for an SSD. This would be possible after opening the case.

About the case: the laptop should be placed on a reliable table. The base of the laptop is weak and the mainboard could be damaged if the laptop is moved around too much. The keyboard of the test model is fine for home use. On the other hand, the screen is poor as it has low brightness, bad viewing angles and a reflective surface. The contrast and battery life are acceptable.

Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE - 12/30/2016 v6
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
68 / 98 → 69%
Keyboard
72%
Pointing Device
81%
Connectivity
39 / 80 → 48%
Weight
57 / 67 → 78%
Battery
76%
Display
71%
Games Performance
55 / 68 → 81%
Application Performance
79 / 92 → 86%
Temperature
92%
Noise
88%
Audio
44%
Camera
44 / 85 → 52%
Average
66%
75%
Office - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2017-01- 7 (Update: 2017-01-12)