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Lenovo IdeaPad 110-15ACL (A8-7410, HD) Laptop Review

Sascha Mölck, Stefanie Voigt (translated by Liala Stieglitz), 04/01/2017

No stamina. Lenovo's 15.6-inch laptop is available for approximately 350 Euros (~$372). The laptop's highlights are its 1-TB hard drive and 8 GB of working memory. However, buyers will have to accept a low-performance APU and a short battery life.

For the original German review, see here.

Lenovo's IdeaPad 110-15ACL is a 15.6-inch office laptop from the low-cost sector. It is powered by an APU by AMD. Devices, such as HP's 250 G5, Acer's Aspire ES1-533, and Asus' F540SA, are its opponents.

Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE (IdeaPad 110 Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), Core: 200-847 MHz, single-channel, Crimson 17.2.1
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3-1600, single-channel, one memory bank (filled)
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel 100 PPI, BOE NT156WHM-N32, TN LED, glossy: yes
Mainboard
AMD KernCZ
Storage
Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035, 1024 GB 
, 850 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC235 @ AMD Avalon FCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combo audio, Card Reader: SD, TPM 2.0
Networking
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8101/2/3 Family Fast Ethernet NIC (10/100MBit), Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GUE0N
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 30 x 378 x 265 ( = 1.18 x 14.88 x 10.43 in)
Battery
24 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: SD
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Cyberlink Power2Go 8, Cyberlink PowerDVD 14, MS Office 365 (trial), McAfee LiveSafe (trial), 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.2 kg ( = 77.6 oz / 4.85 pounds), Power Supply: 168 g ( = 5.93 oz / 0.37 pounds)
Price
349 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

Lenovo uses a matte-black plastic casing for its IdeaPad. The base unit's upper side and the lid's back are patterned. The laptop does not have a maintenance hatch. The casing has to be opened for accessing the hardware. A look at the laptop's underside lets us presume that the battery can be accessed from the outside. However, this is deceiving - the battery cannot be removed. The build corresponds to the price level. The gaps are mostly even and rough edges are not palpable. The stability has more shortcomings: The base unit can be dented on both sides of the keyboard without much effort. It can also be twisted quite visibly.

Size Comparison

384.3 mm / 15.1 inch 254.5 mm / 10 inch 24.3 mm / 0.957 inch 2 kg4.32 lbs378 mm / 14.9 inch 265 mm / 10.4 inch 30 mm / 1.181 inch 2.2 kg4.85 lbs381.4 mm / 15 inch 251.5 mm / 9.9 inch 25.4 mm / 1 inch 1.9 kg4.19 lbs381.8 mm / 15 inch 258 mm / 10.2 inch 24.6 mm / 0.969 inch 2.4 kg5.29 lbs378 mm / 14.9 inch 265 mm / 10.4 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 2 kg4.41 lbs

Connectivity

Right: DVD burner, cable-lock slot
Right: DVD burner, cable-lock slot
Left: power-in, One Key Recovery button, HDMI, Fast-Ethernet, USB 2.0 (Type-A), USB 3.1 Gen. 1 (Type-A), combo audio
Left: power-in, One Key Recovery button, HDMI, Fast-Ethernet, USB 2.0 (Type-A), USB 3.1 Gen. 1 (Type-A), combo audio
Front: SD-card reader
Front: SD-card reader
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Asus F540SA-XX087T
 
33 MB/s ∼100% +24%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
 
26.6 MB/s ∼81%
HP 250 G5 Y1V08UT
 
22.7 MB/s ∼69% -15%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
 
17.8 MB/s ∼54% -33%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
 
39.4 MB/s ∼100%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
 
36.7 MB/s ∼93% -7%
HP 250 G5 Y1V08UT
 
26.6 MB/s ∼68% -32%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
315 MBit/s ∼100%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
186 MBit/s ∼59% -41%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
312 MBit/s ∼100% +15%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
272 MBit/s ∼87%

Input Devices

Lenovo furnishes the 15.6-inch laptop with an unlit chiclet keyboard. The flat keys have a short drop and clear pressure point. The keyboard yields slightly when typing on it - more in its right half than its left. However, this is still within limits. In total, Lenovo delivers a keyboard that is sufficient for home use. The laptop's multi-touchpad has a surface area of 10.1 x 5.3 cm. It is big enough for gesture control. The pad's roughened surface does not stop the fingers from gliding. It does not respond to inputs made in the corners. Two dedicated mouse keys are situated below the pad. They have a short drop and defined pressure point.

Input devices
Input devices

Display

Pixel grid
Pixel grid

The glossy 15.6-inch screen in the IdeaPad has a native resolution of 1366x768 pixels. Its brightness (245.7 cd/m²) and contrast (575:1) are not awe-inspiring, but they are acceptable in view of the laptop's price level. Unfortunately, the screen displays PWM-flickering in brightness levels of 90% and lower at a frequency of 200 Hz. This can lead to eye problems and/or headaches in sensitive users.

265
cd/m²
252
cd/m²
251
cd/m²
254
cd/m²
253
cd/m²
235
cd/m²
235
cd/m²
238
cd/m²
228
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 265 cd/m² Average: 245.7 cd/m² Minimum: 8.7 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 86 %
Center on Battery: 253 cd/m²
Contrast: 575:1 (Black: 0.44 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 9.2 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.1
ΔE Greyscale 11.05 | 0.64-98 Ø6.4
56% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 36% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.55
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
TN LED, 1366x768, 15.6
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBD
TN LED, 1366x768, 15.6
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
HP 250 G5 Y1V08UT
TN LED, 1366x768, 15.6
Asus F540SA-XX087T
TN LED, 1366x768, 15.6
Response Times
2%
13%
1%
26%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
58
48 (26, 22)
17%
43 (21, 22, Plateau)
26%
42.4 (14.8, 27.6)
27%
20 (10, 10)
66%
Response Time Black / White *
23
26 (9, 17)
-13%
23 (7, 16, Plateau)
-0%
28.8 (10.8, 18)
-25%
20 (12, 8)
13%
PWM Frequency
200 (90)
200 (90)
0%
Screen
-16%
-15%
-25%
9%
Brightness middle
253
225
-11%
201
-21%
199.8
-21%
215
-15%
Brightness
246
246
0%
202
-18%
199
-19%
200
-19%
Brightness Distribution
86
86
0%
92
7%
85
-1%
87
1%
Black Level *
0.44
0.46
-5%
0.67
-52%
0.712
-62%
0.26
41%
Contrast
575
489
-15%
300
-48%
281
-51%
827
44%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
9.2
13.57
-48%
10.36
-13%
13.24
-44%
13.07
-42%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
17.68
22.91
-30%
18.88
-7%
21.52
-22%
16.06
9%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
11.05
15.07
-36%
11.06
-0%
13.33
-21%
4.34
61%
Gamma
2.55 86%
2.27 97%
2.56 86%
1.69 130%
2.48 89%
CCT
11451 57%
22046 29%
11368 57%
15879 41%
7212 90%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
36
34
-6%
36
0%
33.8
-6%
38
6%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
56
53
-5%
57
2%
53.4
-5%
60
7%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-7% / -13%
-1% / -10%
-12% / -21%
18% / 13%

* ... 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 200 Hz ≤ 90 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 200 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 90 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 200 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9705 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The DeltaE 2000 shift is 9.2 in delivery state (target range: DeltaE less than 3). The screen also exhibits a bluish tint.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN - Saturation Sweeps

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
23 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ ms rise
↘ 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. » 29 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (25.5 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
58 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ ms rise
↘ 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 636 (maximum) ms. » 93 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (40.7 ms).

Lenovo installs a viewing-angle dependent TN panel. Thus, the screen cannot be read from every position. The IdeaPad is generally outdoor unsuitable - it can at most be used in shaded environments.

IdeaPad outdoors (sun behind the device)
IdeaPad outdoors (sun behind the device)

Performance

Lenovo has a 15.6-inch office laptop in its lineup with the IdeaPad 110-15ACL. The installed APU is strong enough for dealing with basic office and Internet applications. Our review sample costs approximately 350 Euros (~$372). Other configurations exist. The price of the cheapest member of the lineup (E2-7110, no Windows operating system) starts at roughly 210 Euros (~$223). The identically built IdeaPad 110-15ISK series expands the offer. Here, Intel CPUs from the Skylake generation are installed.

Processor

Lenovo furnishes the IdeaPad with an A8-7410 (Carrizo-L) APU by AMD. The CPU part of the APU is made of a quad-core processor that clocks at a base speed of 2.2 GHz. It can be boosted up to 2.5 GHz via Turbo. The processor has enough computing power for basic office and Internet applications. Our CPU tests were performed at 2.4-2.5 GHz (single-thread) and 2.2-2.4 GHz (multithread).

We test if the Turbo can be utilized permanently by looping the Cinebench R15 multithread test for approximately 30 minutes. The CPU presented a strange behavior here: The performance dropped after the first run only to settle to the initial speed in the fifth run.

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
1917
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
6169
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
2819
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
50 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
166 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
17.25 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBD
Intel Core i3-5005U
82 Points ∼38% +64%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Intel Pentium N4200
53 Points ∼24% +6%
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
AMD A8-7410
52 Points ∼24% +4%
Lenovo G51-35 80M8002HGE
AMD A8-7410
52 Points ∼24% +4%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
AMD A8-7410
50 Points ∼23%
HP 250 G5 Y1V08UT
Intel Celeron N3060
37 Points ∼17% -26%
Asus F540SA-XX087T
Intel Celeron N3050
33 Points ∼15% -34%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBD
Intel Core i3-5005U
210 Points ∼5% +27%
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
AMD A8-7410
174 Points ∼4% +5%
Lenovo G51-35 80M8002HGE
AMD A8-7410
174 Points ∼4% +5%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
AMD A8-7410
166 Points ∼4%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Intel Pentium N4200
165 Points ∼4% -1%
HP 250 G5 Y1V08UT
Intel Celeron N3060
68 Points ∼2% -59%
Asus F540SA-XX087T
Intel Celeron N3050
61 Points ∼1% -63%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBD
Intel Core i3-5005U
6953 Points ∼14% +13%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
AMD A8-7410
6169 Points ∼12%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Intel Pentium N4200
5149 Points ∼10% -17%
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
AMD A8-7410
4665 Points ∼9% -24%
Lenovo G51-35 80M8002HGE
AMD A8-7410
4428 Points ∼9% -28%
HP 250 G5 Y1V08UT
Intel Celeron N3060
2256 Points ∼5% -63%
Asus F540SA-XX087T
Intel Celeron N3050
1978 Points ∼4% -68%
Shading 32Bit
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBD
Intel Core i3-5005U
5601 Points ∼28% +99%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Intel Pentium N4200
3223 Points ∼16% +14%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
AMD A8-7410
2819 Points ∼14%
Lenovo G51-35 80M8002HGE
AMD A8-7410
2681 Points ∼13% -5%
HP 250 G5 Y1V08UT
Intel Celeron N3060
2510 Points ∼13% -11%
Asus F540SA-XX087T
Intel Celeron N3050
2265 Points ∼11% -20%
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
AMD A8-7410
1746 Points ∼9% -38%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Intel Pentium N4200
4563 Points ∼15% +16%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBD
Intel Core i3-5005U
4093 Points ∼13% +4%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
AMD A8-7410
3918 Points ∼13%
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
AMD A8-7410
3456 Points ∼11% -12%
Asus F540SA-XX087T
Intel Celeron N3050
1583 Points ∼5% -60%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBD
Intel Core i3-5005U
1907 Points ∼40% +46%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Intel Pentium N4200
1395 Points ∼29% +7%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
AMD A8-7410
1307 Points ∼27%
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
AMD A8-7410
1205 Points ∼25% -8%
Asus F540SA-XX087T
Intel Celeron N3050
865 Points ∼18% -34%
Geekbench 4.0
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Intel Pentium N4200
4364 Points ∼16% +26%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
AMD A8-7410
3460 Points ∼13%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Intel Pentium N4200
1581 Points ∼27% +17%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
AMD A8-7410
1356 Points ∼24%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Intel Pentium N4200
90.06 Points ∼27% +19%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
AMD A8-7410
75.5 Points ∼23%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBD
Intel Core i3-5005U
75.091 Points ∼23% -1%
Lenovo G51-35 80M8002HGE
AMD A8-7410
71.187 Points ∼21% -6%
HP 250 G5 Y1V08UT
Intel Celeron N3060
58.54 Points ∼18% -22%
Asus F540SA-XX087T
Intel Celeron N3050
51.115 Points ∼15% -32%

System Performance

The system runs smoothly; we did not encounter any problems. The PCMark 8 score corresponds to the performance capacity of the installed APU. It is made for basic office and Internet applications. Increasing the total performance is possible. The HDD would have to be replaced with a solid state drive. The system would then respond quicker and Windows would boot faster.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
1956 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBD
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
2720 Points ∼45% +39%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
HD Graphics 505, N4200, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1993 Points ∼33% +2%
Lenovo G51-35 80M8002HGE
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
1960 Points ∼32% 0%
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1958 Points ∼32% 0%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
1956 Points ∼32%
HP 250 G5 Y1V08UT
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), N3060, Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
1661 Points ∼27% -15%
Asus F540SA-XX087T
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1598 Points ∼26% -18%

Storage Device

A 2.5-inch hard drive by Seagate is used as the system drive. The drive spins at 5400 revolutions per minute and has a capacity of 1 TB. The HDD's transfer rates are on a normal level for a 5400 RPM model.

Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
Transfer Rate Minimum: 1.3 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 130.7 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 96.1 MB/s
Access Time: 19.8 ms
Burst Rate: 104 MB/s
CPU Usage: 3.5 %
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBD
Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Toshiba MQ01ABD100
HP 250 G5 Y1V08UT
Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
Asus F540SA-XX087T
Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
38%
50%
4252%
17%
Write 4k QD32
0.473
0.991
110%
31.08
6471%
0.641
36%
Read 4k QD32
0.921
0.761
-17%
0.861
-7%
94.55
10166%
0.789
-14%
Write 4k
0.283
0.764
170%
1.089
285%
31.52
11038%
0.619
119%
Read 4k
0.372
0.398
7%
0.474
27%
17.21
4526%
0.335
-10%
Write 512
26.71
41.3
55%
24.23
-9%
134.7
404%
34.84
30%
Read 512
32.94
35.11
7%
22.5
-32%
338.1
926%
20.79
-37%
Write Seq
88.49
107.2
21%
96.57
9%
139.2
57%
89.77
1%
Read Seq
92.05
111.3
21%
107.6
17%
484.4
426%
98.34
7%

Graphics Card

AMD's integrated Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L) GPU is responsible for video output. It supports DirectX 12 and reaches speeds of up to 847 MHz. The 3DMark benchmarks scores are on a normal level for this GPU. Increasing its performance by enabling dual-channel mode is not possible as the installed memory controller only supports single-channel mode. Furthermore, the IdeaPad only has one working memory bank.

GPU-Z
GPU-Z
DXVAChecker
DXVAChecker
3DMark 11 Performance
970 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBD
Intel HD Graphics 5500, Intel Core i3-5005U
957 Points ∼2% +6%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), AMD A8-7410
899 Points ∼2%
Lenovo G51-35 80M8002HGE
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), AMD A8-7410
782 Points ∼2% -13%
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), AMD A8-7410
744 Points ∼1% -17%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
624 Points ∼1% -31%
Asus F540SA-XX087T
Intel HD Graphics (Braswell), Intel Celeron N3050
384 Points ∼1% -57%
HP 250 G5 Y1V08UT
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), Intel Celeron N3060
382 Points ∼1% -58%

Gaming Performance

AMD's APU can render some games in low resolutions and low quality settings smoothly. Games with low hardware requirements allow more. Performance-driven smash hits like For Honor are not playable.

low med. high ultra
World of Warcraft (2005) 75.852.4fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 34.618.515.9fps
GTA V (2015) 24.620.7fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 26.221fps
XCOM 2 (2016) 9.92.5fps
Far Cry Primal (2016) 105fps
The Division (2016) 12.37fps
Hitman 2016 (2016) 7.24.1fps
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016) 7.75.6fps
Battlefield 1 (2016) 13.29.3fps
Civilization VI (2016) 18.37fps
Farming Simulator 17 (2016) 41.528.3fps
Titanfall 2 (2016) 17.614.7fps
Dishonored 2 (2016) 7.15.1fps
Resident Evil 7 (2017) 19.811.9fps
For Honor (2017) 14.54.9fps
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017) 8.82.9fps
BioShock Infinite - 1280x720 Very Low Preset
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), AMD A8-7410
34.6 fps ∼8%
Lenovo G51-35 80M8002HGE
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), AMD A8-7410
33.7 fps ∼7% -3%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
23.7 fps ∼5% -32%
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), AMD A8-7410
23 fps ∼5% -34%
HP 250 G5 Y1V08UT
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), Intel Celeron N3060
18.1 fps ∼4% -48%
Asus F540SA-XX087T
Intel HD Graphics (Braswell), Intel Celeron N3050
17.5 fps ∼4% -49%

Emissions

Speaker characteristics
Speaker characteristics

System Noise

The IdeaPad does not produce much noise over the entire load range. The fan is either inactive or spins at low speeds in idle. It is rarely audible since the hard drive's noise drowns it out. Replacing the HDD with an SSD would result in more silence. The fan virtually does not speed up during load. We measured a noise level of 31.9 dB during the stress test.

Noise Level

Idle
30.9 / 30.9 / 31 dB(A)
HDD
32.3 dB(A)
DVD
37.3 / dB(A)
Load
31.8 / 31.9 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
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: 30.4 dB(A)

Temperature

IdeaPad in the stress test
IdeaPad in the stress test

The IdeaPad performed our stress test (Prime95 and Furmark run for at least one hour) in slightly different ways in AC and battery modes. The processor always clocked at 1.6 GHz. The graphics core clocked at 300 MHz in battery mode. It ran at 686 MHz in AC mode. It recurrently fluctuated in the later course.

It cannot really be said that the device heats up. Some measuring points reached just over 30 °C in the stress test.

Max. Load
 32 °C
90 F
25.7 °C
78 F
23.3 °C
74 F
 
 32.9 °C
91 F
26.6 °C
80 F
23.6 °C
74 F
 
 31.1 °C
88 F
29.8 °C
86 F
30.2 °C
86 F
 
Maximum: 32.9 °C = 91 F
Average: 28.4 °C = 83 F
23.1 °C
74 F
23.6 °C
74 F
27.9 °C
82 F
23.5 °C
74 F
25 °C
77 F
34.5 °C
94 F
25.8 °C
78 F
26.8 °C
80 F
33.5 °C
92 F
Maximum: 34.5 °C = 94 F
Average: 27.1 °C = 81 F
Power Supply (max.)  35.4 °C = 96 F | Room Temperature 21.7 °C = 71 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 28.4 °C / 83 F, compared to the average of 29.4 °C / 85 F for the devices in the class Office.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 32.9 °C / 91 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 34.5 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 36.4 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29.4 °C / 85 F, compared to the device average of 29.4 °C / 85 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 31.1 °C / 88 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.2 °C / 82.8 F (-2.9 °C / -5.2 F).
Temperature development upper side (load)
Temperature development upper side (load)
Temperature development underside (load)
Temperature development underside (load)
Temperature development upper side (idle)
Temperature development upper side (idle)
Temperature development underside (idle)
Temperature development underside (idle)

Speakers

The speaker is situated above the keyboard behind a perforated cover. It produces a thin, slightly tinny sound. Bass is virtually absent. Using headphones or external speakers is recommended for a better sound experience.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.134.834.12531.231.231.23131.936.131.94030.829.930.85030.529.330.56327.728.327.78027.12727.11002625.72612525.624.325.61602523.42520023.923.523.925023.921.523.931525.421.125.440037.620.437.650038.719.438.763041194180044.218.144.2100046.918.246.9125050.817.750.8160059.717.459.7200061.917.761.9250060.517.860.5315056.818.256.8400055.118.155.150005418.254630047.918.447.980004718.4471000047.518.647.51250049.218.449.21600043.718.343.7SPL68.130.568.1N18.11.418.1median 46.9median 18.4median 46.9Delta111.81135.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GEApple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (61 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 21.9% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (2.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 7.2% higher than median
(-) | mids are not linear (16% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.8% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (35.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 97% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 1% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 96% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 2% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

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
» 1% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 20%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Frequency diagram in comparison (checkboxes above can be turned on/off!)

Energy Management

Power Consumption

It is not surprising that the IdeaPad's overall energy requirement is low. After all, an entry-level APU is inside the laptop. We measured a maximum idle power consumption of 7.3 watts - a good rate. The rate climbed to 25.5 watts in the stress test. The 45-watt power supply does not even come close to its limits.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.22 / 0.42 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 5.4 / 6.8 / 7.3 Watt
Load midlight 21.1 / 25.5 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Runtime

Our practical Wi-Fi test simulates the load needed to open websites via a script. The "Balanced" profile is enabled, the laptop's energy-savings functions are disabled, and the screen's brightness is set to approximately 150 cd/m². The IdeaPad achieves a runtime of 3:21 hours - a poor rate. The reason for this bad rate is found soon enough: Lenovo is tight-fisted with the battery capacity. It is only 24 Wh.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 38)
3h 21min
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
HP 250 G5 Y1V08UT
N3060, HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), 41 Wh
376 min ∼14% +87%
Asus F540SA-XX087T
N3050, HD Graphics (Braswell), 33 Wh
329 min ∼12% +64%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
N4200, HD Graphics 505, 36 Wh
321 min ∼12% +60%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBD
5005U, HD Graphics 5500, 32 Wh
255 min ∼10% +27%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
A8-7410, Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), 24 Wh
201 min ∼8%

Pros

+ runs quietly
+ hardly heats up
+ high storage capacity
+ 8 GB of working memory
+ AC Wi-Fi

Cons

- glossy TN screen
- abysmal battery life
- one-year warranty only
- Fast-Ethernet only
- no Type-C USB
- interface positioning

Verdict

In review: Lenovo IdeaPad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE. Test model courtesy of Notebooksbilliger.de
In review: Lenovo IdeaPad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE. Test model courtesy of Notebooksbilliger.de

Lenovo provides a basic, 15.6-inch office laptop with the IdeaPad 110-15ACL. The computing power of the APU fulfills the requirements needed for simple office and Internet applications. The laptop hardly heats up and always runs quietly. Thanks to the 1-TB hard drive, storage capacity will not be a problem very soon. Replacing the HDD with an SSD is possible. However, the casing has to be opened for this. The installed keyboard is sufficient for home use. The glossy, viewing-angle dependent screen will not win any awards, but it delivers very acceptable rates in view of the price level.

An office laptop for at home, and which does not stand out from the masses of low-cost laptops, is available for 350 Euros (~$372) here.

It should not be surprising that this price involves restrictions. The laptop only has a Fast-Ethernet port. Gigabit-Ethernet is the current standard. Furthermore, only a one-year warranty is included. Many competitors are more advanced with this and offer a two-year warranty even in the low-cost sector. The abysmal battery life due to the low-capacity battery should not be left unmentioned.

The IdeaPad will not easily find buyers since stronger laptops on its price level exist. For example, Lenovo has an IdeaPad alternative in its lineup, which has a much stronger Core i3-6100U processor and a 128-GB SSD. It also costs 350 Euros (~$372).

Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE - 03/26/2017 v6
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
72 / 98 → 74%
Keyboard
73%
Pointing Device
81%
Connectivity
36 / 80 → 46%
Weight
62 / 20-67 → 89%
Battery
71%
Display
72%
Games Performance
50 / 68 → 74%
Application Performance
50 / 92 → 55%
Temperature
94%
Noise
93%
Audio
30%
Camera
35 / 85 → 42%
Average
63%
74%
Office - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2017-04- 1 (Update: 2018-05-15)