Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
Superfluous. Despite a frugal CPU, Lenovo's 15.6-inch notebook only manages poor battery runtimes. With a price tag of around 400 Euros (~ $446), it cannot really be called a bargain either.
Source: Chip.de DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 71% price: 69% performance: 51% features: 82% display: 79% mobility: 59% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Good price. Negative: Mediocre display; weak battery.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/09/2015
Model: Lenovo's IdeaPad 100-15IBY is a 15.6-inch notebook based on Intel's Bay Trail platform. The 15.6-inch screen has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. As it uses TN technology, the viewing angles are limited. It is not apt for outdoor usage in bright daylight, since the glossy screen which tends to reflect the light. The chassis of the IdeaPad is made entirely from matte black plastics. The surfaces are slightly roughened. The IdeaPad is equipped with a non-illuminated Chiclet keyboard. The flat and slightly roughened keys have a medium travel and a well-defined pressure point. This model is powered by Intel's Pentium N3540 (Bay Trail) quad-core processor. The CPU runs at a nominal clock of 2.16 GHz, which can be increased to 2.66 GHz via Turbo. This is good enough for office and web applications. Storage capacity comes in the form of a 500 GB hard drive.
The HD Graphics of the IdeaPad is based on the Bay Trail generation which supports DirectX 11 and runs at up to 896 MHz. It is primarily suitable for simple, casual games from the Windows Store. Complex 3D games on the other hand, are not possible. The single speaker is above the keyboard behind a perforated cover and it produces a thin sound that lacks bass. Voices are easy to understand, but for a better sound experience, a pair of headphones or external speakers are recommended. Notable features are a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, a 4 in 1 card reader, WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0.
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail):
Integrated GPU for tablet and notebook Bay Trail SoCs. Based on the Ivy Bridge GPU with four Execution Units and support for DirectX 11.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
N3540: Soc with an integrated quad core Atom processor clocked at 2.16 - 2.66 GHz and an Intel HD Graphics GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually, old laptops with 14-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.
In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.
From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.
70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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