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Lenovo IdeaPad 320-17AST (E2-9000, HD+) Laptop Review

Sascha Mölck, Stefanie Voigt (translated by Katherine Bodner), 10/13/2017

Simple office notebook. Lenovo's new IdeaPad is a 17.3-inch notebook that works silently and hardly heats up. These features are accompanied by a lot of available storage and a decent keyboard. The screen, however, is not particularly exciting.

For the original German review, click here.

Lenovo has presented a series of 17.3-inch notebooks powered by AMD's Stoney Ridge APUs: the IdeaPad 320-17AST. It is based on the same build as the V320-12IKB series. Not so long ago, we tested a representative of this series - the Lenovo V320-17IKB 81AH0002GE. Two of the IdeaPad's competitors are the Acer Aspire ES1-731G and the HP 17.

As the IdeaPad and the V320-17IKB have the same build, we will not go into detail about the case, connectivity, input devices and speakers in this review, but we will only highlight any differences. For more detailed information on these aspects, please consult the review of the V320-17IKB.

Please note: This device is not currently for sale in the US but will become available later this year.

Lenovo Ideapad 320-17AST-80XW0013GE (IdeaPad 320 Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge), Core: 200-600 MHz, Single-Channel, 22.19.662.4 (Crimson 17.7.2)
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2400, Single-Channel, one slot (occupied)
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixel 106 PPI, AU Optronics B173RTN02.1, TN LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
AMD CZ FCH
Storage
Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035, 1024 GB 
, 870 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek High Definition Audio
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combined audio, TPM 2.0, AMD PSP 2.0
Networking
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8101/2/3 Family Fast Ethernet NIC (10/100MBit), Realtek 8821AE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC (ac), Bluetooth 4.1
Optical drive
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GUE0N
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 24.9 x 418 x 292.6 ( = 0.98 x 16.46 x 11.52 in)
Battery
30 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: SD
Primary Camera: 0.3 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Cyberlink Power2Go 8, Cyberlink PowerDVD 14, MS Office Home and Student 2016 (trial version), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.8 kg ( = 98.77 oz / 6.17 pounds), Power Supply: 171 g ( = 6.03 oz / 0.38 pounds)
Price
459 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case & Connectivity

There are some differences between the IdeaPad 320-17IKB's connectivity and that of its sister model, the V320-17IKB. The IdeaPad is not equipped with the Type-C USB port or fingerprint-scanner and only has a Fast Ethernet port.

Size Comparison

423.3 mm / 16.7 inch 289.9 mm / 11.4 inch 27.9 mm / 1.098 inch 3 kg6.61 lbs418 mm / 16.5 inch 292.6 mm / 11.5 inch 24.9 mm / 0.98 inch 2.8 kg6.17 lbs417 mm / 16.4 inch 279 mm / 11 inch 24.9 mm / 0.98 inch 2.6 kg5.62 lbs417 mm / 16.4 inch 279 mm / 11 inch 24.9 mm / 0.98 inch 2.7 kg5.84 lbs
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Lenovo Ideapad 320-17AST-80XW0013GE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
28 MB/s ∼100%
HP 17-y044ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26.6 MB/s ∼95% -5%
HP 17-x066ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
22.2 MB/s ∼79% -21%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
HP 17-y044ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
38.6 MB/s ∼100% +11%
Lenovo Ideapad 320-17AST-80XW0013GE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
34.7 MB/s ∼90%
HP 17-x066ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
29.4 MB/s ∼76% -15%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo Ideapad 320-17AST-80XW0013GE
Realtek 8821AE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
288 MBit/s ∼100%
HP 17-x066ng
Realtek RTL8723BE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC
96 MBit/s ∼33% -67%
HP 17-y044ng
Realtek RTL8723BE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC (jseb)
47 MBit/s ∼16% -84%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo Ideapad 320-17AST-80XW0013GE
Realtek 8821AE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
353 MBit/s ∼100%
HP 17-x066ng
Realtek RTL8723BE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC
93 MBit/s ∼26% -74%
HP 17-y044ng
Realtek RTL8723BE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC (jseb)
51 MBit/s ∼14% -86%

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Display

pixel array
pixel array

The matte 17.3-inch display of the IdeaPad has a native resolution of 1600x900 p. Its brightness (209.1 cd/m2) and contrast ratio (373:1) are not convincing, but at least the device does not have PWM-flickering.

223
cd/m²
207
cd/m²
213
cd/m²
213
cd/m²
205
cd/m²
236
cd/m²
194
cd/m²
200
cd/m²
191
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 236 cd/m² Average: 209.1 cd/m² Minimum: 22 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 81 %
Center on Battery: 232 cd/m²
Contrast: 373:1 (Black: 0.55 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 11.26 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.2
ΔE Greyscale 13.85 | 0.64-98 Ø6.4
73% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 47% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.48
Lenovo Ideapad 320-17AST-80XW0013GE
TN LED, 1600x900, 17.3
HP 17-x066ng
IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
HP 17-y044ng
TN LED, 1600x900, 17.3
Acer Aspire ES1-731-P4A6
TN LED, 1600x900, 17.3
Response Times
-13%
-12%
-22%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
40 (22, 18)
38 (21, 17)
5%
43 (21, 22, Plateau)
-8%
41 (22, 19)
-3%
Response Time Black / White *
20 (16, 4)
26 (15, 11)
-30%
23 (7, 16, Plateau)
-15%
28 (9, 19)
-40%
PWM Frequency
199 (10)
Screen
54%
7%
25%
Brightness middle
205
331
61%
264
29%
219
7%
Brightness
209
310
48%
232
11%
224
7%
Brightness Distribution
81
87
7%
80
-1%
91
12%
Black Level *
0.55
0.33
40%
0.59
-7%
0.31
44%
Contrast
373
1003
169%
447
20%
706
89%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
11.26
4.58
59%
10.58
6%
9.31
17%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
19.86
7.83
61%
18.96
5%
13.74
31%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
13.85
6.18
55%
13.13
5%
10.87
22%
Gamma
2.48 89%
2.34 94%
2.49 88%
2.9 76%
CCT
15307 42%
6076 107%
14044 46%
11513 56%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
47
56
19%
48
2%
52
11%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
73
86
18%
74
1%
80
10%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
21% / 43%
-3% / 4%
2% / 17%

* ... 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 not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9821 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Color display is not the screen's forte either. It has a Delta E-2000 deviation of 11.26, which is very far away from the ideal value of below 3. On top of that, it has a significant blue cast.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - color saturation
CalMAN - color 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
20 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16 ms rise
↘ 4 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. » 20 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (25.5 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
40 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 22 ms rise
↘ 18 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. » 44 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (40.7 ms).

Lenovo has equipped the IdeaPad with a TN panel that does not have stable viewing angles. This means that the screen cannot be read from a wider viewing angle. The notebook cannot be used very well outdoors, either.

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

Performance

Lenovo's IdeaPad 320-17AST is a simple 17.3-inch office notebook. Its performance is made for simple applications such as office and Internet use. In Europe, our test unit is available for about 460 Euros (~$543). As mentioned above, this device will become available in the US later this year. Other configurations are available as well, as are the models of the IdeaPad-320-17IKB and V320-IKB series with the same build.

Processor

Lenovo has equipped the IdeaPad with an E2-9000 (Stoney Ridge) APU from the manufacturer AMD. The CPU part of the APU consists of a dual-core processor and is one of the least powerful models that AMD has available at the moment. It is made for simple applications in the areas of office and Internet use. The CPU works at a base clock rate of 1.8 GHz. This can be increased to up to 2.2 GHz with the turbo. The processor could not keep up its maximum speed for long during our CPU tests, and its working speed soon dropped to 1.9-2.1 GHz.

We test whether the turbo can be used over a longer period of time by running the Cinebench R15 multithread test in a loop for 30 minutes. The results drop a little at first and then remain on the level of 80 points. This means that the CPU does not fall below its base clock rate of 1.8 GHz.

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit

The CPU's single-thread performance is similar to that of Intel's Pentium N4200. The AMD CPU cannot keep up with the Intel processor's multithread performance, as the latter has four cores.

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
3471
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
2897
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
1787
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
15.5 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
1.01 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
0.59 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
15.74 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
84 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
47 Points
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE
Intel Core i5-7200U
130 Points ∼60% +177%
HP 17-y044ng
AMD A10-9600P
70 Points ∼32% +49%
HP 17-x066ng
Intel Core i3-6006U
70 Points ∼32% +49%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Intel Pentium N4200
53 Points ∼24% +13%
Asus VivoBook Flip 12 TP203NAH-BP049T
Intel Pentium N4200
53 Points ∼24% +13%
Dell Latitude 3180
Intel Pentium N4200
51 Points ∼23% +9%
Lenovo Ideapad 320-17AST-80XW0013GE
AMD E2-9000
47 Points ∼22%
Acer Aspire E5-722-662J
AMD A6-7310
45 Points ∼21% -4%
Acer TravelMate B117-M-P16Q
Intel Pentium N3710
42 Points ∼19% -11%
Lenovo B50-10 80QR0013GE
Intel Pentium N3540
40 Points ∼18% -15%
Acer Aspire ES1-731G-P5UR
Intel Pentium N3700
39 Points ∼18% -17%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
AMD E2-7110
37 Points ∼17% -21%
HP 250 G5 Y1V08UT
Intel Celeron N3060
37 Points ∼17% -21%
Asus F540SA-XX087T
Intel Celeron N3050
33 Points ∼15% -30%
Lenovo G70-35 80Q5000BGE
AMD E1-6010
25 Points ∼11% -47%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE
Intel Core i5-7200U
330 Points ∼8% +293%
HP 17-x066ng
Intel Core i3-6006U
208 Points ∼5% +148%
HP 17-y044ng
AMD A10-9600P
195 Points ∼4% +132%
Dell Latitude 3180
Intel Pentium N4200
175 Points ∼4% +108%
Asus VivoBook Flip 12 TP203NAH-BP049T
Intel Pentium N4200
167 Points ∼4% +99%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Intel Pentium N4200
165 Points ∼4% +96%
Acer Aspire E5-722-662J
AMD A6-7310
159 Points ∼4% +89%
Lenovo B50-10 80QR0013GE
Intel Pentium N3540
151 Points ∼3% +80%
Acer TravelMate B117-M-P16Q
Intel Pentium N3710
150 Points ∼3% +79%
Acer Aspire ES1-731G-P5UR
Intel Pentium N3700
143 Points ∼3% +70%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
AMD E2-7110
140 Points ∼3% +67%
Lenovo Ideapad 320-17AST-80XW0013GE
AMD E2-9000
84 Points ∼2%
HP 250 G5 Y1V08UT
Intel Celeron N3060
68 Points ∼2% -19%
Asus F540SA-XX087T
Intel Celeron N3050
61 Points ∼1% -27%
Lenovo G70-35 80Q5000BGE
AMD E1-6010
49 Points ∼1% -42%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE
Intel Core i5-7200U
5004 Points ∼46% +180%
HP 17-y044ng
AMD A10-9600P
2340 Points ∼22% +31%
Acer Aspire E5-722-662J
AMD A6-7310
1840 Points ∼17% +3%
Lenovo Ideapad 320-17AST-80XW0013GE
AMD E2-9000
1787 Points ∼16%
Asus VivoBook Flip 12 TP203NAH-BP049T
Intel Pentium N4200
1680 Points ∼16% -6%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Intel Pentium N4200
1675 Points ∼15% -6%
Dell Latitude 3180
Intel Pentium N4200
1638 Points ∼15% -8%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
AMD E2-7110
1429 Points ∼13% -20%
Lenovo B50-10 80QR0013GE
Intel Pentium N3540
1340 Points ∼12% -25%
Acer TravelMate B117-M-P16Q
Intel Pentium N3710
1238 Points ∼11% -31%
HP 250 G5 Y1V08UT
Intel Celeron N3060
1216 Points ∼11% -32%
Acer Aspire ES1-731G-P5UR
Intel Pentium N3700
1205 Points ∼11% -33%
Lenovo G70-35 80Q5000BGE
AMD E1-6010
1028 Points ∼9% -42%
Asus F540SA-XX087T
Intel Celeron N3050
1019 Points ∼9% -43%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE
Intel Core i5-7200U
11401 Points ∼23% +294%
HP 17-y044ng
AMD A10-9600P
5913 Points ∼12% +104%
Acer Aspire E5-722-662J
AMD A6-7310
5776 Points ∼12% +99%
Dell Latitude 3180
Intel Pentium N4200
5440 Points ∼11% +88%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Intel Pentium N4200
5149 Points ∼10% +78%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
AMD E2-7110
4974 Points ∼10% +72%
Asus VivoBook Flip 12 TP203NAH-BP049T
Intel Pentium N4200
4673 Points ∼9% +61%
Acer TravelMate B117-M-P16Q
Intel Pentium N3710
4649 Points ∼9% +60%
Lenovo B50-10 80QR0013GE
Intel Pentium N3540
4454 Points ∼9% +54%
Acer Aspire ES1-731G-P5UR
Intel Pentium N3700
3064 Points ∼6% +6%
Lenovo Ideapad 320-17AST-80XW0013GE
AMD E2-9000
2897 Points ∼6%
HP 250 G5 Y1V08UT
Intel Celeron N3060
2256 Points ∼5% -22%
Asus F540SA-XX087T
Intel Celeron N3050
1978 Points ∼4% -32%
Lenovo G70-35 80Q5000BGE
AMD E1-6010
1948 Points ∼4% -33%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE
Intel Core i5-7200U
6923 Points ∼22% +198%
HP 17-y044ng
AMD A10-9600P
5252 Points ∼17% +126%
Dell Latitude 3180
Intel Pentium N4200
4736 Points ∼15% +104%
Asus VivoBook Flip 12 TP203NAH-BP049T
Intel Pentium N4200
4682 Points ∼15% +102%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Intel Pentium N4200
4563 Points ∼15% +96%
Acer TravelMate B117-M-P16Q
Intel Pentium N3710
3553 Points ∼11% +53%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
AMD E2-7110
3253 Points ∼10% +40%
Lenovo B50-10 80QR0013GE
Intel Pentium N3540
3190 Points ∼10% +37%
Lenovo Ideapad 320-17AST-80XW0013GE
AMD E2-9000
2323 Points ∼7%
Asus F540SA-XX087T
Intel Celeron N3050
1583 Points ∼5% -32%
Lenovo G70-35 80Q5000BGE
AMD E1-6010
1324 Points ∼4% -43%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE
Intel Core i5-7200U
3209 Points ∼67% +124%
HP 17-y044ng
AMD A10-9600P
2000 Points ∼41% +40%
Asus VivoBook Flip 12 TP203NAH-BP049T
Intel Pentium N4200
1430 Points ∼30% 0%
Lenovo Ideapad 320-17AST-80XW0013GE
AMD E2-9000
1430 Points ∼30%
Dell Latitude 3180
Intel Pentium N4200
1400 Points ∼29% -2%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Intel Pentium N4200
1395 Points ∼29% -2%
Acer TravelMate B117-M-P16Q
Intel Pentium N3710
1023 Points ∼21% -28%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
AMD E2-7110
1012 Points ∼21% -29%
Lenovo B50-10 80QR0013GE
Intel Pentium N3540
977 Points ∼20% -32%
Asus F540SA-XX087T
Intel Celeron N3050
865 Points ∼18% -40%
Lenovo G70-35 80Q5000BGE
AMD E1-6010
760 Points ∼16% -47%
Geekbench 4.0
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE
Intel Core i5-7200U
7421 Points ∼27% +213%
HP 17-y044ng
AMD A10-9600P
4711 Points ∼17% +99%
Dell Latitude 3180
Intel Pentium N4200
4558 Points ∼17% +92%
Asus VivoBook Flip 12 TP203NAH-BP049T
Intel Pentium N4200
4491 Points ∼16% +89%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Intel Pentium N4200
4364 Points ∼16% +84%
Lenovo Ideapad 320-17AST-80XW0013GE
AMD E2-9000
2371 Points ∼9%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE
Intel Core i5-7200U
3902 Points ∼68% +153%
HP 17-y044ng
AMD A10-9600P
2047 Points ∼35% +33%
Asus VivoBook Flip 12 TP203NAH-BP049T
Intel Pentium N4200
1609 Points ∼28% +4%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Intel Pentium N4200
1581 Points ∼27% +2%
Lenovo Ideapad 320-17AST-80XW0013GE
AMD E2-9000
1543 Points ∼27%
Dell Latitude 3180
Intel Pentium N4200
1541 Points ∼27% 0%
Geekbench 4.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Asus VivoBook Flip 12 TP203NAH-BP049T
Intel Pentium N4200
4729 Points ∼13% +92%
Dell Latitude 3180
Intel Pentium N4200
4719 Points ∼13% +92%
Lenovo Ideapad 320-17AST-80XW0013GE
AMD E2-9000
2461 Points ∼7%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus VivoBook Flip 12 TP203NAH-BP049T
Intel Pentium N4200
1616 Points ∼25% +2%
Lenovo Ideapad 320-17AST-80XW0013GE
AMD E2-9000
1591 Points ∼25%
Dell Latitude 3180
Intel Pentium N4200
1571 Points ∼25% -1%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE
Intel Core i5-7200U
216.9 Points ∼65% +162%
HP 17-y044ng
AMD A10-9600P
123.3 Points ∼37% +49%
Asus VivoBook Flip 12 TP203NAH-BP049T
Intel Pentium N4200
91.527 Points ∼27% +11%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Intel Pentium N4200
90.06 Points ∼27% +9%
Dell Latitude 3180
Intel Pentium N4200
87.494 Points ∼26% +6%
Lenovo Ideapad 320-17AST-80XW0013GE
AMD E2-9000
82.762 Points ∼25%
Lenovo B50-10 80QR0013GE
Intel Pentium N3540
65.041 Points ∼19% -21%
HP 250 G5 Y1V08UT
Intel Celeron N3060
58.54 Points ∼18% -29%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
AMD E2-7110
52.214 Points ∼16% -37%
Asus F540SA-XX087T
Intel Celeron N3050
51.115 Points ∼15% -38%
Lenovo G70-35 80Q5000BGE
AMD E1-6010
38.1 Points ∼11% -54%
Acer TravelMate B117-M-P16Q
Intel Pentium N3710
36.78 Points ∼11% -56%

System Performance

You cannot expect top performances from this system. After all, it is only equipped with a low-performance APU which is made for simple applications in the areas of office and Internet. The results of the PCMark benchmarks are accordingly low. It would be possible to improve the general system performance by replacing the HDD with an SSD. This would make the system run quicker and shorten loading times.

PCMark 7 Score
2185 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
1844 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
2119 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
3225 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
HP 17-x066ng
HD Graphics 520, 6006U, WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5
2801 Points ∼46% +52%
HP 17-y044ng
Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge), A10-9600P, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
2754 Points ∼45% +49%
Lenovo Ideapad 320-17AST-80XW0013GE
Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge), E2-9000, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
1844 Points ∼30%
Acer Aspire ES1-731G-P5UR
GeForce 910M, N3700, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1741 Points ∼29% -6%

Storage Devices

The system drive is a conventional 2.5-inch hard drive from Seagate. It runs at 5400 rpm and has a capacity of 1 TB. The HDD's transfer rates are normal for 5400-rpm models.

Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
Transfer Rate Minimum: 31.5 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 139.2 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 103.3 MB/s
Access Time: 19.7 ms
Burst Rate: 148 MB/s
CPU Usage: 5.8 %
Lenovo Ideapad 320-17AST-80XW0013GE
Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
HP 17-x066ng
WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5
HP 17-y044ng
WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
Acer Aspire ES1-731G-P5UR
Toshiba MQ01ABD100
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
86%
83%
74%
Write 4k QD32
0.154
0.959
523%
1.03
569%
1
549%
Read 4k QD32
1.088
1.039
-5%
0.891
-18%
0.892
-18%
Write 4k
0.316
0.96
204%
1.013
221%
0.755
139%
Read 4k
0.448
0.395
-12%
0.328
-27%
0.324
-28%
Write 512
92.19
45.98
-50%
28.27
-69%
25.77
-72%
Read 512
30.3
33.8
12%
19.17
-37%
32.89
9%
Write Seq
87.01
98.24
13%
102
17%
96.03
10%
Read Seq
98.62
98.55
0%
105.5
7%
105
6%

Graphics

The device's graphics are taken care of by AMD's Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge) GPU. This supports DirectX 12 and reaches a speed of up to 600 MHz. The results of the 3DMark benchmarks are similar to those of Intel's HD Graphics 505. This is only when Intel's GPU can work with the RAM in dual-channel mode. Otherwise, AMD's GPU is ahead. AMD's graphics core cannot be accelerated by activating dual-channel mode, as this is not available. The IdeaPad also only has one memory slot.

The performance of the integrated decoder is more interesting than the device's graphics performance. This can render both H.264 and HEVC/H.265 material at 4K resolution. 

GPU-Z
GPU-Z
DXVAChecker
DXVAChecker
3DMark 05 Standard
6853 points
3DMark 06 Standard
3809 points
3DMark Vantage P Result
2136 points
3DMark 11 Performance
788 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
26099 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
2187 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
477 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo Ideapad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE
AMD Radeon R5 M430, Intel Core i5-7200U
1735 Points ∼3% +132%
Lenovo V320-17IKB 81AH0002GE
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1535 Points ∼3% +105%
HP 17-y044ng
AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge), AMD A10-9600P
1482 Points ∼3% +98%
Acer Aspire ES1-731G-P5UR
NVIDIA GeForce 910M, Intel Pentium N3700
1413 Points ∼3% +89%
HP 17-x066ng
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i3-6006U
1177 Points ∼2% +58%
Dell Latitude 3180
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
825 Points ∼2% +10%
Acer Aspire E5-722-662J
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), AMD A6-7310
764 Points ∼1% +2%
Lenovo Ideapad 320-17AST-80XW0013GE
AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge), AMD E2-9000
747 Points ∼1%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
624 Points ∼1% -16%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), AMD E2-7110
623 Points ∼1% -17%
Asus VivoBook Flip 12 TP203NAH-BP049T
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
616 Points ∼1% -18%
Lenovo G70-35 80Q5000BGE
AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), AMD E1-6010
397 Points ∼1% -47%

Gaming Performance

The IdeaPad can display some games smoothly, but only games that have low hardware requirements. You will still have to limit yourself to low resolution and quality settings.

low med. high ultra
World of Warcraft (2005) 65.233.2fps
Dirt 3 (2011) 55.728.122.1fps
Deus Ex Human Revolution (2011) 4120.3fps
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011) 24.716.310.8fps
Anno 2070 (2011) 48.822.313.9fps
Diablo III (2012) 28.517.815.9fps
Counter-Strike: GO (2012) 26.921.720fps
Dead Space 3 (2013) 43.520.816.5fps
Tomb Raider (2013) 35.715.711.1fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 36.818.114.2fps
GRID 2 (2013) 39.520.712.6fps
GRID: Autosport (2014) 4616.9fps
Sims 4 (2014) 82.120.7fps
F1 2014 (2014) 2818fps
Metal Gear Solid V (2015) 23.618.5fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 28.718.4fps
World of Warships (2015) 25.520.3fps
Overwatch (2016) 17.515fps
Farming Simulator 17 (2016) 43.526.4fps
Prey (2017) 9.4fps
Rocket League (2017) 30.8fps
Team Fortress 2 (2017) 19.718.5fps

Emissions & Energy Management

System Noise

As was to be expected, the device produces very little noise over the entire load spectrum. After all, it only has a low-performance APU inside. The cooling fan is often turned off while idling and you can only hear the quiet humming of the 2.5-inch hard drive. But even under load, the cooling fan hardly speeds up. We measured a noise level of 32.2 dB(A) during our stress test. The device was loudest when Prime95 was running on its own. In that case we measured 33 dB(A).

Noise Level

Idle
31 / 31 / 31 dB(A)
HDD
32.1 dB(A)
DVD
34.8 / dB(A)
Load
22.6 / 32.2 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: 30.6 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.834.634.535.534.82533.732.839.938.633.73139.839.540.648.239.84032.434.835.935.632.45031.633.935.53431.66330.632.629.432.230.68027.629.627.128.227.610025.927.426.42725.912525.826.325.524.325.816023.923.823.323.223.920023.223.523.322.823.22502323.322.322.32331523.523.121.521.523.540022.121.620.620.222.150020.520.419.819.220.563022.122.51918.922.18002422.219.618.424100023.822.520.517.923.812502120.618.21821160020.620.618.217.620.6200019.419.218.417.519.4250018.918.718.217.918.9315018.818.918.41818.8400018.418.418.318.218.4500018.518.418.518.518.5630018.618.618.518.618.6800018.718.718.718.818.71000018.91918.818.718.91250018.918.918.918.918.91600019.119.119.119.119.1SPL32.632.231.130.732.6N1.81.71.51.51.8median 20.6median 20.6median 19median 18.8median 20.6Delta2.22.11.51.82.2hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseLenovo Ideapad 320-17AST-80XW0013GE

Temperature

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

The IdeaPad did a similar job in our stress test (Prime95 and FurMark running for at least an hour) on power supply and on battery. The processor and graphics core worked at full power for a short time only and then dropped to 1.2 GHz (CPU) and 430 MHz (GPU), where they remained.

You can hardly say the IdeaPad heats up - only on one spot did it exceed 30 °C (~86 °F) during the stress test.

Max. Load
 27.6 °C
82 F
28.2 °C
83 F
24.1 °C
75 F
 
 29.1 °C
84 F
29.6 °C
85 F
24 °C
75 F
 
 27.1 °C
81 F
26 °C
79 F
27.9 °C
82 F
 
Maximum: 29.6 °C = 85 F
Average: 27.1 °C = 81 F
23.3 °C
74 F
28.6 °C
83 F
29.8 °C
86 F
23.4 °C
74 F
29.4 °C
85 F
33.4 °C
92 F
28.6 °C
83 F
28.5 °C
83 F
27.3 °C
81 F
Maximum: 33.4 °C = 92 F
Average: 28 °C = 82 F
Power Supply (max.)  39.4 °C = 103 F | Room Temperature 21.3 °C = 70 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 27.1 °C / 81 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 29.6 °C / 85 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 33.4 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 36.4 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.4 °C / 78 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 27.9 °C / 82.2 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 (+0.3 °C / 0.6 F).
Heat-map top (load)
Heat-map top (load)
Heat-map bottom (load)
Heat-map bottom (load)
Heat-map top (idle)
Heat-map top (idle)
Heat-map bottom (idle)
Heat-map bottom (idle)

Speakers


dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2038.335.538.32539.438.639.43144.648.244.64038.135.638.15033.73433.76331.232.231.28030.528.230.510027.92727.912527.424.327.416030.923.230.920037.122.837.125052.922.352.931561.221.561.240062.620.262.650059.319.259.363063.918.963.98006018.460100057.317.957.3125062.71862.7160059.217.659.2200063.317.563.325006717.967315066.91866.9400064.918.264.9500068.918.568.9630062.418.662.4800058.918.858.91000055.118.755.11250060.918.960.91600062.219.162.2SPL76.230.776.2N37.11.537.1median 60.9median 18.8median 60.9Delta6.61.86.635.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo Ideapad 320-17AST-80XW0013GEApple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Lenovo Ideapad 320-17AST-80XW0013GE audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (68.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 21.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.1% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.8% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 34% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 57% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 34% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 60% 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
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% 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, 1% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

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

Power Consumption

As our device is only equipped with a low-performance APU, it consumes very little power over the entire load spectrum. We measured a maximum consumption of 8 watts while idling. During the stress test, this value increased to 22 watts for a short time, but then it dropped to 19.6 watts as the CPU and GPU were throttled. The 45-watt power supply will not be pushed to its limits.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.25 / 0.35 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4.7 / 7.8 / 8 Watt
Load midlight 19.7 / 19.6 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Runtime

Our practical Wi-Fi test simulates the load of regularly accessing websites. We set the power profile to "balanced" and display brightness to about 150 cd/m² with power-saving functions turned off. With these settings, the IdeaPad reaches a runtime of 3:44h. This is not particularly exciting, even for a 17.3-inch device. You can see that the battery has a low capacity (30 Wh). The sister model with the same build, V320-17IKB, is a little better here (35 Wh).

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 40)
3h 44min
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
HP 17-x066ng
6006U, HD Graphics 520, 41.5 Wh
375 min ∼14% +67%
Lenovo V320-17IKB 81AH0002GE
7200U, HD Graphics 620, 35 Wh
302 min ∼11% +35%
Acer Aspire ES1-731G-P5UR
N3700, GeForce 910M, 38 Wh
283 min ∼11% +26%
HP 17-y044ng
A10-9600P, Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge), 41 Wh
263 min ∼10% +17%
Lenovo Ideapad 320-17AST-80XW0013GE
E2-9000, Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge), 30 Wh
224 min ∼8%

Pros

+ matte display
+ works silently
+ hardly heats up
+ AC Wi-Fi

Cons

- Fast Ethernet only
- no Type-C-USB
- no maintenance hatch

Verdict

The Lenovo IdeaPad 320-17IKB 80XW0013GE, test unit provided by notebooksbilliger.de
The Lenovo IdeaPad 320-17IKB 80XW0013GE, test unit provided by notebooksbilliger.de

Lenovo's IdeaPad 320-17AST is a 17.3-inch office notebook for your desk at home. The APU it contains is suitable for simple applications in the areas of office and Internet. Potential buyers should be aware that the APU quickly reaches its limits. For example, when several websites are open simultaneously in the browser.

The notebook hardly heats up and is very quiet even under load. You will not lack storage space thanks to the 1-TB hard drive, which could also be exchanged for an SSD. To do this, however, the device would have to be opened - and it offers no maintenance hatch. The keyboard gave us a decent impression and is suitable for regular typing. The matte 17.3-inch display could not convince us: it is dark, has low contrast and it has bad viewing angles.

The main problem of the IdeaPad 320-17AST is its price.

In Europe, our device is available for about 460 Euros (~$543) - this is quite a price for such a low-powered device. If you are interested in an IdeaPad, we would recommend thinking about another model.

The model 80XW0018GE might be a good option, for example, as it is equipped with the stronger A9-9420 APU. The device is also available for about 460 Euros (~$543), but it is not equipped with a Windows operating system. However, a used Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 license can be bought for between $5 and $10, with the help of which you can easily install Windows 10.

Lenovo Ideapad 320-17AST-80XW0013GE - 10/10/2017 v6
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
77 / 98 → 78%
Keyboard
76%
Pointing Device
88%
Connectivity
40 / 80 → 50%
Weight
58 / 20-67 → 80%
Battery
73%
Display
74%
Games Performance
49 / 68 → 72%
Application Performance
48 / 92 → 52%
Temperature
95%
Noise
94%
Audio
50%
Camera
25 / 85 → 29%
Average
65%
75%
Office - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2017-10-13 (Update: 2017-10-14)