Lenovo IdeaPad 100s-14IBR 80R900K5GE
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Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad 100s-14IBR 80R900K5GE
Streaming machine. The IdeaPad 100s-14IBR benefits from silent operation, a fast memory card reader and a spare M.2-2280 slot. The device fails to stand out in other areas though.
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
Unfortunately, the 100S-14's subpar battery life makes it a mediocre choice for students or frequent travelers. While it doesn't have as good a typing experience or as large a screen, the HP Stream 11 provides much longer endurance in a more-portable chassis. However, if you're looking for a thin-and-light budget laptop with a reasonably large display and a great typing experience for under $200, you can't go wrong with the IdeaPad 100S-14.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
The Lenovo IdeaPad 100S-14IBR is a simple and budget-friendly 14-inch office notebook. The laptop features a mediocre configuration, which is a common element in all affordable laptops. It is powered by an Intel Braswell processor and is powerful enough for light office applications, Internet browsing, and streaming services. The laptop is light in weight and has a fast-pace solid state drive present. Building on the good looks of the original 11-inch IdeaPad 100S, the 14-inch version is bigger but just as classy. Thanks to its understated navy-blue cover and smooth matte finish, the IdeaPad 100S-14 looks and feels more premium than its price suggests. Weighing just 3.2 pounds and measuring 13.3 x 9.3 x 0.7 inches, the IdeaPad 100S-14 is undoubtedly bigger than 11-inch competitors but is thin and light enough to slip into a backpack. The hardware specifications consist of a 1.6GHz Intel Celeron dual-core N3060 processor coupled with 2 GB of DDR3 RAM (1,600 MHz) and an Intel HD 400 graphics unit for driving the system. The IdeaPad 100S-14IBR comes with a 32 GB eMMC system drive that has 11 GB available, with the rest being reserved for the space required by Windows 10. However, since Windows requires roughly 10 GB of free space to install updates, there is hardly any space left for personal data. The device boots on the Windows 10 operating system sailing upon 64-bit architecture.
The IdeaPad 100S' 14-inch, 1366 x 768 LED backlit non-touch display is hardly the sharpest or the brightest, but it offers wide viewing angles, thus colors do not fade out even when the screen is lying flat at 180 degrees. Users can make video calls and record videos due to the presence of a webcam above the bezel of the display. The IdeaPad 100S-14 has discrete buttons on its 3.7 x 1.9-inch touchpad, a welcome differentiator users will not find on its competitors. It is efficient to scroll through long web pages and highlight text using a combination of the click buttons and swipes on the touchpad, it also causes less strain on the hands. The IdeaPad 100S' touchpad is sensitive enough to recognize light taps and button presses. The Lenovo IdeaPad 100S-14IBR also features stereo speakers with HD audio solution that outputs sound of good quality. One area Lenovo did not compromise on is the ports and connections: On the left side, a user will find a port for the power charger, a USB-3.0 port, full-sized HDMI to connect to your HDTV, and a microSD card slot to expand the laptop's meager internal storage. There are two additional USB-2.0 ports and a combination audio/microphone jack accessible from the right side of the laptop.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell): Integrated graphics card in the Intel Braswell series (2016 Celeron) processors. Based on the Broadwell architecture (Intel Gen8) supporting DirectX 11.2. Depending on the processor offers 12 shader cores (EU) and different clock speeds.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
N3060: SoC with an integrated dual core Atom processor clocked at 1.6 - 2.48 GHz, an Intel HD Graphics GPU and a dual channel DDR3L-1600 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.
In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.
In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.
77.35%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
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