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Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB (i5-7200U, 920MX, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Sascha Mölck, Tanja Hinum (translated by Stanislav Kokhanyuk), 02/22/2018

Well made. Lenovo’s 14-incher comes equipped with a Core i5 processor, a fast SSD, a matte IPS-based screen and a dedicated GeForce 920MX graphics card in the rare configuration with GDDR5 video memory.

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With the IdeaPad 320s-14IKB, Lenovo delivers a 14-inch office notebook. The laptop comes with a Kaby Lake-based processor and a dedicated graphics card. Therefore, the notebook provides enough performance for office tasks. The device is no stranger to us. We have already reviewed a sibling model. The competitors of the device include the HP 14, the Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G and the HP ProBook 440 G4.

Because both IdeaPad models are identically built, we shall skip the sections that deal with the case, input devices and the speakers. You can find all the relevant information in the review of the sibling model.

Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB (IdeaPad 320s Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX - 2048 MB, Core: 939-980 MHz, Memory: 1253 MHz, GDDR5, 64-bit-wide bus, ForceWare 390.77, Optimus
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2400, single-channel, one RAM slot (occupied)
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, BOE CQ NV140FHM-N49, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U iHDCP 2.2 Premium PCH
Storage
Liteonit CV3-DE256, 256 GB 
, 184 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC236 @ Intel Sunrise Point-LP PCH - High Definition Audiocontroller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: microphone/headphone combo jack, Card Reader: SD, TPM 2.0
Networking
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.3 x 327.4 x 236.5 ( = 0.76 x 12.89 x 9.31 in)
Battery
52.5 Wh, 4610 mAh Lithium-Ion, 11.4 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: chiclet-style, Keyboard Light: no, McAfee LiveSafe (trial version), MS Office 365 (trial version), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.69 kg ( = 59.61 oz / 3.73 pounds), Power Supply: 209 g ( = 7.37 oz / 0.46 pounds)
Price
699 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Size Comparison

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
79.2 MB/s ∼100% +14%
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KQS00000
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
76.3 MB/s ∼96% +10%
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
74.3 MB/s ∼94% +7%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
69.5 MB/s ∼88%
Average of class Office
  (10.2 - 191, n=229)
61.2 MB/s ∼77% -12%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
38.7 MB/s ∼49% -44%
HP 14-bs007ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
27 MB/s ∼34% -61%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
22.8 MB/s ∼29% -67%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
 
88 MB/s ∼100% +4%
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
85.9 MB/s ∼98% +2%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
84.3 MB/s ∼96%
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KQS00000
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
83.6 MB/s ∼95% -1%
Average of class Office
  (9.5 - 255, n=206)
78.7 MB/s ∼89% -7%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
37.8 MB/s ∼43% -55%
HP 14-bs007ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
30.4 MB/s ∼35% -64%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
24.9 MB/s ∼28% -70%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KQS00000
Realtek 8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
659 MBit/s ∼100% +110%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
335 MBit/s ∼51% +7%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
314 MBit/s ∼48%
HP 14-bs007ng
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
312 MBit/s ∼47% -1%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
276 MBit/s ∼42% -12%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
243 MBit/s ∼37% -23%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
670 MBit/s ∼100% +94%
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KQS00000
Realtek 8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
602 MBit/s ∼90% +74%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
346 MBit/s ∼52%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
340 MBit/s ∼51% -2%
HP 14-bs007ng
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
327 MBit/s ∼49% -5%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
322 MBit/s ∼48% -7%

Maintenance

The device can be both serviced and upgraded. However, Lenovo did not provide the 14-incher with a maintenance hatch. In order to get to the internals, you will have to remove the bottom cover. For this, you will have to undo all the screws on the underside of the device. Subsequently, the bottom cover can be removed with the help of a plastic putty knife or an offset spatula. This will require some finger work because the bottom cover is fastened very firmly and the small holding clamps can break easily. After that, you will have access to all of the hardware: SSD, fan, BIOS battery, M.2 slot, Wi-Fi module, battery. The RAM is protected by a cover.

Inside the device
Inside the device

Display

Pixel arrangement
Pixel arrangement

The IdeaPad is equipped with the same Full HD screen as the previously reviewed sibling model. What we have here is an IPS panel with great viewing angles and contrast, which offers a very low brightness. Two identically built panels never match one hundred percent.

Unfortunately, at 90% brightness and below, the display exhibits PWM flickering with a frequency of 357 Hz.

You can find further information about the display in our review of the sibling model.

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267
cd/m²
281
cd/m²
241
cd/m²
223
cd/m²
245
cd/m²
230
cd/m²
208
cd/m²
217
cd/m²
200
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 281 cd/m² Average: 234.7 cd/m² Minimum: 3.6 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 71 %
Center on Battery: 245 cd/m²
Contrast: 1167:1 (Black: 0.21 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.85 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.3
ΔE Greyscale 2.64 | 0.64-98 Ø6.5
57% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 37% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.18

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 357 Hz ≤ 90 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 357 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 357 Hz is relatively high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering. However, there are reports that some users are still sensitive to PWM at 500 Hz and above, so be aware.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 8773 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KQS00000
IPS LED, 1920x1080, 14
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
TN LED, 1366x768, 14
HP 14-bs007ng
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
TN, 1920x1080, 14
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Response Times
2288%
6%
11%
11%
12%
0%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
44 (22, 22)
44 (22.8, 21.2)
-0%
42 (22, 20)
5%
39 (20, 19)
11%
43.2 (21.2, 22)
2%
41 (19, 22)
7%
42 (21, 21)
5%
Response Time Black / White *
30 (18, 12)
31.2 (17.2, 14)
-4%
13 (7, 6)
57%
27 (17, 10)
10%
24.4 (7.2, 17.2)
19%
25 (15, 10)
17%
31 (16, 15)
-3%
PWM Frequency
357 (90)
24880 (40)
6869%
200 (90)
-44%
352 (90)
-1%
Screen
-4%
-62%
6%
-60%
-19%
-11%
Brightness middle
245
251
2%
215
-12%
251
2%
216
-12%
233
-5%
274
12%
Brightness
235
231
-2%
208
-11%
229
-3%
203
-14%
217
-8%
253
8%
Brightness Distribution
71
80
13%
81
14%
85
20%
83
17%
88
24%
85
20%
Black Level *
0.21
0.19
10%
0.4
-90%
0.15
29%
0.47
-124%
0.27
-29%
0.31
-48%
Contrast
1167
1321
13%
538
-54%
1673
43%
460
-61%
863
-26%
884
-24%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.85
5.1
-5%
9.37
-93%
4.67
4%
8.98
-85%
5.85
-21%
5.74
-18%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
8.99
10.6
-18%
15.84
-76%
9.4
-5%
14.07
-57%
11.51
-28%
8.26
8%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.64
4.5
-70%
10.52
-298%
3.09
-17%
9.61
-264%
4.87
-84%
4.61
-75%
Gamma
2.18 101%
2.18 101%
2.45 90%
2.44 90%
2.63 84%
2.47 89%
2.14 103%
CCT
6161 106%
6146 106%
11214 58%
7050 92%
11265 58%
6908 94%
7281 89%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
37
39.8
8%
37
0%
35
-5%
35.9
-3%
34
-8%
39
5%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
57
62.5
10%
58
2%
55
-4%
56.7
-1%
54
-5%
61
7%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
1142% / 525%
-28% / -46%
9% / 7%
-25% / -49%
-4% / -14%
-6% / -8%

* ... smaller is better

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
30 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18 ms rise
↘ 12 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 74 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (25.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
44 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 22 ms rise
↘ 22 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. » 64 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (41 ms).
CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation

Performance

With the IdeaPad 320s-14IKB, Lenovo has a 14-inch notebook in its product line-up. It offers enough performance for all current applications. The dedicated graphics card allows users to play video games, albeit in a limited fashion. Our review device can be had for 700 Euros ($863). Other hardware configurations are also available. The prices start at 400 Euros ($493).

Processor

The IdeaPad comes equipped with a Kaby Lake-based dual-core Core i5-7200U processor. What we have here is a ULV model with a TDP of 15 watts, which is going to be able to meet the demands of most users. The CPU operates at 2.5 GHz. By means of Intel’s Turbo Boost Technology, the clock rate can be increased up to 3.1 GHz (for both cores). The Turbo Boost works both when the laptop is running on battery and when it is plugged in.

We check whether Intel’s Turbo Boost Technology can be used over an extended period of time by running the multi-core portion of the Cinebench benchmark for 30 minutes in a continuous loop. The results stay consistently on the same level. There are no drops in performance to report.

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
5013
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
11123
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
4366
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
128 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
331 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
56.89 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
Intel Core i7-8550U
167 Points ∼78% +30%
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
Intel Core i7-7500U
145 Points ∼68% +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KQS00000
Intel Core i5-8250U
145 Points ∼68% +13%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Intel Core i5-8250U
143 Points ∼67% +12%
HP 14-bs007ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
128 Points ∼60% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
Intel Core i5-7200U
128 Points ∼60%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U
  (88 - 132, n=100)
126 Points ∼59% -2%
Average of class Office
  (20 - 178, n=475)
108 Points ∼51% -16%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
93 Points ∼44% -27%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Intel Core i5-8250U
606 Points ∼19% +83%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
Intel Core i7-8550U
550 Points ∼18% +66%
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KQS00000
Intel Core i5-8250U
548 Points ∼18% +66%
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
Intel Core i7-7500U
335 Points ∼11% +1%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
Intel Core i5-7200U
331 Points ∼11%
HP 14-bs007ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
328 Points ∼11% -1%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U
  (268 - 337, n=100)
325 Points ∼10% -2%
Average of class Office
  (36 - 1050, n=479)
316 Points ∼10% -5%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
238 Points ∼8% -28%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
Intel Core i7-8550U
6400 Points ∼59% +28%
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
Intel Core i7-7500U
5662 Points ∼52% +13%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Intel Core i5-8250U
5501 Points ∼51% +10%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
Intel Core i5-7200U
5013 Points ∼46%
HP 14-bs007ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
4981 Points ∼46% -1%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U
  (4787 - 5022, n=46)
4976 Points ∼46% -1%
Average of class Office
  (667 - 8356, n=660)
3292 Points ∼30% -34%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Intel Core i5-8250U
18814 Points ∼38% +69%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
Intel Core i7-8550U
16804 Points ∼34% +51%
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
Intel Core i7-7500U
11727 Points ∼24% +5%
HP 14-bs007ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
11324 Points ∼23% +2%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U
  (9213 - 11955, n=46)
11164 Points ∼22% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
Intel Core i5-7200U
11123 Points ∼22%
Average of class Office
  (1242 - 32009, n=648)
7682 Points ∼15% -31%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
Intel Core i7-8550U
13525 Points ∼43% +110%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Intel Core i5-8250U
12793 Points ∼41% +99%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U
  (6297 - 6932, n=29)
6576 Points ∼21% +2%
HP 14-bs007ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
6489 Points ∼21% +1%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
Intel Core i5-7200U
6431 Points ∼21%
Average of class Office
  (1016 - 13931, n=176)
5486 Points ∼18% -15%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
Intel Core i7-8550U
3779 Points ∼80% +31%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Intel Core i5-8250U
3412 Points ∼73% +18%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U
  (2812 - 3209, n=29)
2978 Points ∼63% +3%
HP 14-bs007ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
2914 Points ∼62% +1%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
Intel Core i5-7200U
2895 Points ∼62%
Average of class Office
  (595 - 4020, n=176)
2256 Points ∼48% -22%
Geekbench 4.0
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
Intel Core i7-8550U
14257 Points ∼52% +111%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Intel Core i5-8250U
12394 Points ∼45% +83%
Average of class Office
  (1834 - 15294, n=56)
6970 Points ∼25% +3%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U
  (6425 - 7439, n=30)
6947 Points ∼25% +3%
HP 14-bs007ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
6817 Points ∼25% +1%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
Intel Core i5-7200U
6771 Points ∼25%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
Intel Core i7-8550U
4699 Points ∼81% +31%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Intel Core i5-8250U
4029 Points ∼70% +12%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U
  (3484 - 3902, n=30)
3661 Points ∼63% +2%
HP 14-bs007ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
3606 Points ∼62% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
Intel Core i5-7200U
3593 Points ∼62%
Average of class Office
  (1087 - 4801, n=56)
3182 Points ∼55% -11%
Geekbench 4.1/4.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
Intel Core i7-8550U
15117 Points ∼42% +113%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Intel Core i5-8250U
13030 Points ∼36% +84%
Average of class Office
  (1736 - 16294, n=40)
7808 Points ∼22% +10%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U
  (7066 - 7767, n=14)
7389 Points ∼20% +4%
HP 14-bs007ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
7112 Points ∼20% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
Intel Core i5-7200U
7098 Points ∼20%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
Intel Core i7-8550U
4813 Points ∼76% +30%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Intel Core i5-8250U
4122 Points ∼65% +11%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U
  (3648 - 3958, n=14)
3795 Points ∼60% +3%
HP 14-bs007ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
3729 Points ∼59% +1%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
Intel Core i5-7200U
3700 Points ∼58%
Average of class Office
  (1084 - 4997, n=40)
3330 Points ∼53% -10%
JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
Intel Core i7-8550U (Edge 40)
287.11 Points ∼86% +48%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Intel Core i5-8250U (Edge 41)
238.13 Points ∼71% +23%
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KQS00000
Intel Core i5-8250U (Edge)
233.47 Points ∼70% +20%
HP 14-bs007ng
Intel Core i5-7200U (Edge 41)
220.52 Points ∼66% +14%
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
Intel Core i7-7500U
211 Points ∼63% +9%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U
  (128 - 223, n=68)
206 Points ∼62% +6%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
Intel Core i5-7200U (Edge 41)
194.05 Points ∼58%
Average of class Office
  (36.7 - 268, n=207)
174 Points ∼52% -10%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
98.845 Points ∼30% -49%

System Performance

The combination of a Core i5 processor and a solid-state drive makes for a very responsive system. The PCMark results show that the laptop offers more than enough performance for such usage scenarios as Internet browsing and office work. Limited video game play is possible thanks to the dedicated graphics adapter. An increase in performance through enabling dual-channel mode is impossible, because the notebook has only one RAM slot.

The RAM module is protected by a plate.
The RAM module is protected by a plate.
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3329 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4134 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4312 points
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PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KQS00000
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop), 8250U, Lenovo LENSE20256GMSP34MEAT2TA
5189 Points ∼80% +20%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1002
5106 Points ∼78% +18%
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
GeForce 930MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002
4837 Points ∼74% +12%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Kingston RBUSC180DS37256GH
4642 Points ∼71% +8%
Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKB 80X80097GE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
4556 Points ∼70% +6%
Asus VivoBook Flip TP501UQ-FZ119T
GeForce 940MX, 7200U, Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
4491 Points ∼69% +4%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
GeForce 920MX, 7200U, Liteonit CV3-DE256
4312 Points ∼66%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U, NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
 
4312 Points ∼66% 0%
Average of class Office
  (1226 - 5428, n=301)
3947 Points ∼61% -8%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KQS00000
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop), 8250U, Lenovo LENSE20256GMSP34MEAT2TA
4187 Points ∼69% +26%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
3968 Points ∼65% +19%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1002
3937 Points ∼65% +18%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Kingston RBUSC180DS37256GH
3752 Points ∼62% +13%
Asus VivoBook Flip TP501UQ-FZ119T
GeForce 940MX, 7200U, Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
3703 Points ∼61% +11%
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
GeForce 930MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002
3614 Points ∼59% +9%
HP 14-bs007ng
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1006
3542 Points ∼58% +6%
Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKB 80X80097GE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
3455 Points ∼57% +4%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
GeForce 920MX, 7200U, Liteonit CV3-DE256
3329 Points ∼55%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U, NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
 
3329 Points ∼55% 0%
Average of class Office
  (1169 - 4458, n=352)
3007 Points ∼49% -10%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
HD Graphics 610, 4415U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
2657 Points ∼44% -20%
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KQS00000
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop), 8250U, Lenovo LENSE20256GMSP34MEAT2TA
3167 Points ∼32% +72%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
2972 Points ∼30% +61%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1002
2852 Points ∼29% +55%
Average of class Office
  (320 - 3503, n=94)
2513 Points ∼25% +37%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Kingston RBUSC180DS37256GH
2303 Points ∼23% +25%
Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKB 80X80097GE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
2182 Points ∼22% +19%
Asus VivoBook Flip TP501UQ-FZ119T
GeForce 940MX, 7200U, Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
1995 Points ∼20% +8%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
GeForce 920MX, 7200U, Liteonit CV3-DE256
1841 Points ∼19%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U, NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
 
1841 Points ∼19% 0%
Productivity
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KQS00000
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop), 8250U, Lenovo LENSE20256GMSP34MEAT2TA
6862 Points ∼71% +49%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
6587 Points ∼68% +43%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1002
6004 Points ∼62% +30%
Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKB 80X80097GE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
5752 Points ∼59% +25%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Kingston RBUSC180DS37256GH
5724 Points ∼59% +24%
Average of class Office
  (1444 - 7142, n=94)
5363 Points ∼55% +16%
Asus VivoBook Flip TP501UQ-FZ119T
GeForce 940MX, 7200U, Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
4760 Points ∼49% +3%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
GeForce 920MX, 7200U, Liteonit CV3-DE256
4613 Points ∼48%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U, NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
 
4613 Points ∼48% 0%
Essentials
Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKB 80X80097GE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
7977 Points ∼75% +33%
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KQS00000
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop), 8250U, Lenovo LENSE20256GMSP34MEAT2TA
7722 Points ∼72% +28%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
7637 Points ∼72% +27%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1002
7468 Points ∼70% +24%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Kingston RBUSC180DS37256GH
6930 Points ∼65% +15%
Average of class Office
  (2683 - 8562, n=94)
6770 Points ∼63% +13%
Asus VivoBook Flip TP501UQ-FZ119T
GeForce 940MX, 7200U, Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
6621 Points ∼62% +10%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
GeForce 920MX, 7200U, Liteonit CV3-DE256
6014 Points ∼56%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U, NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
 
6014 Points ∼56% 0%
Score
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KQS00000
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop), 8250U, Lenovo LENSE20256GMSP34MEAT2TA
3954 Points ∼51% +49%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
3805 Points ∼49% +43%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1002
3612 Points ∼47% +36%
Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKB 80X80097GE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
3329 Points ∼43% +25%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Kingston RBUSC180DS37256GH
3228 Points ∼42% +21%
Average of class Office
  (803 - 4269, n=95)
3120 Points ∼40% +17%
Asus VivoBook Flip TP501UQ-FZ119T
GeForce 940MX, 7200U, Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
2850 Points ∼37% +7%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
GeForce 920MX, 7200U, Liteonit CV3-DE256
2660 Points ∼34%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U, NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
 
2660 Points ∼34% 0%

Storage Devices

A SATA-III SSD from Liteon serves as the system drive. What we have here is a 2.5-inch model with a storage capacity of 256 GB. Right out of the box, only 184 GB is available to the user. The rest of the storage space is occupied by the Recovery Partition and the Windows installation files. The transfer rates of the SSD are good.

Inside the device, there is an empty M.2-2280 slot that can be used with a corresponding SSD. Which raises the question: “Why did Lenovo not equip the device with an M.2 SSD in the first place?”  Users who would like to go with a combination of an SSD and an HDD will have to get both drives on their own. Here, Lenovo should have thought more about their customers.

An unoccupied M.2-2280 slot is available.
An unoccupied M.2-2280 slot is available.
Liteonit CV3-DE256
Sequential Read: 511.4 MB/s
Sequential Write: 417.8 MB/s
512K Read: 272.8 MB/s
512K Write: 258 MB/s
4K Read: 25.9 MB/s
4K Write: 61.58 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 334.8 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 238.7 MB/s
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
Liteonit CV3-DE256
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KQS00000
Lenovo LENSE20256GMSP34MEAT2TA
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1002
HP 14-bs007ng
SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1006
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
Average Liteonit CV3-DE256
 
Average of class Office
 
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
35%
-3%
-1%
-7%
68%
25%
6%
-36%
Write 4k QD32
238.7
118.3
-50%
192.4
-19%
158.2
-34%
241.4
1%
496.2
108%
124.8
-48%
239 (232 - 246, n=3)
0%
109 (0.154 - 706, n=646)
-54%
Read 4k QD32
334.8
389.9
16%
273.4
-18%
304.3
-9%
146.3
-56%
462.6
38%
320.9
-4%
327 (282 - 365, n=3)
-2%
139 (0.015 - 652, n=646)
-58%
Write 4k
61.58
95.24
55%
52.56
-15%
55.41
-10%
77.85
26%
133.6
117%
79.02
28%
64 (61.6 - 66.8, n=3)
4%
40.4 (0.009 - 197, n=658)
-34%
Read 4k
25.9
25.72
-1%
28.18
9%
28.47
10%
19.57
-24%
13.98
-46%
28.11
9%
27.2 (25.9 - 28.7, n=3)
5%
15.4 (0.218 - 148, n=658)
-41%
Write 512
258
122
-53%
300.6
17%
277.3
7%
276
7%
483.3
87%
138.5
-46%
304 (258 - 356, n=3)
18%
194 (13.7 - 1863, n=655)
-25%
Read 512
272.8
871.5
219%
277.5
2%
347
27%
310.1
14%
615.7
126%
482.2
77%
332 (273 - 385, n=3)
22%
236 (16.3 - 1799, n=655)
-13%
Write Seq
417.8
160.6
-62%
440.3
5%
457.3
9%
322.2
-23%
552.4
32%
792.2
90%
433 (418 - 451, n=3)
4%
263 (21.1 - 1995, n=658)
-37%
Read Seq
511.4
1295
153%
480.1
-6%
456.1
-11%
491.2
-4%
944.4
85%
991.2
94%
489 (469 - 511, n=3)
-4%
370 (37.1 - 2860, n=658)
-28%

Graphics Card

GPU-Z
GPU-Z

The IdeaPad comes equipped with a GeForce 920MX from Nvidia. What we are dealing with here is an entry-level GPU. It supports DirectX 12 and operates at core clocks of up to 980 MHz. Unlike the GeForce 920M (Kepler), the 920MX is based on Nvidia’s Maxwell architecture. It has 2048 MB of GDDR5 video memory at its disposal.

The various GPU benchmarks show that the 920MX with GDDR5 VRAM is 10 to 30% faster than the DDR3-based models. Therefore, the GPU can trade blows with the DDR3-based variants of the GeForce 930MX.

3DMark 03 Standard
30702 points
3DMark 05 Standard
21185 points
3DMark 06 Standard
13630 points
3DMark Vantage P Result
8231 points
3DMark 11 Performance
2096 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
73551 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
7346 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1519 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
731 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
472 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
4690 Points ∼100% +149%
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KQS00000
AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-8250U
4559 Points ∼97% +142%
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KQS00000
AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-8250U
1619 Points ∼35% -14%
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i7-7500U
2206 Points ∼47% +17%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
1887 Points ∼40%
Lenovo Ideapad 310-15ISK
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i7-6500U
1835 Points ∼39% -3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
  (1747 - 1887, n=3)
1823 Points ∼39% -3%
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Celeron 2970M
1816 Points ∼39% -4%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
1747 Points ∼37% -7%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
1743 Points ∼37% -8%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Core i5-5200U
1733 Points ∼37% -8%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Core i7-5500U
1731 Points ∼37% -8%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Core i3-5010U
1706 Points ∼36% -10%
HP 14-bs007ng
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1433 Points ∼31% -24%
Average of class Office
  (185 - 4967, n=600)
1218 Points ∼26% -35%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
Intel HD Graphics 610, Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
804 Points ∼17% -57%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
417 Points ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
 
417 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Office
  (76 - 1158, n=30)
400 Points ∼96% -4%
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Celeron 2970M
329 Points ∼79% -21%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KQS00000
AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-8250U
3249 Points ∼100% +101%
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i7-7500U
1621 Points ∼50% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
1614 Points ∼50%
Average NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
  (1282 - 1614, n=2)
1448 Points ∼45% -10%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
1282 Points ∼39% -21%
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Celeron 2970M
1259 Points ∼39% -22%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
1178 Points ∼36% -27%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Core i7-5500U
1177 Points ∼36% -27%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Core i5-5200U
1174 Points ∼36% -27%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Core i3-5010U
1161 Points ∼36% -28%
Average of class Office
  (138 - 4109, n=428)
937 Points ∼29% -42%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KQS00000
AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-8250U
18158 Points ∼100% +73%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
10494 Points ∼58%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
9969 Points ∼55% -5%
Average NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
  (7733 - 10494, n=2)
9114 Points ∼50% -13%
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i7-7500U
9056 Points ∼50% -14%
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Celeron 2970M
8206 Points ∼45% -22%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
7733 Points ∼43% -26%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Core i3-5010U
7444 Points ∼41% -29%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Core i5-5200U
7270 Points ∼40% -31%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Core i7-5500U
7201 Points ∼40% -31%
Average of class Office
  (1208 - 27117, n=472)
6545 Points ∼36% -38%
3DMark 06 - 1280x1024 Standard AA:0x AF:0x
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
13630 Points ∼100%
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i7-7500U
12695 Points ∼93% -7%
Average NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
  (10781 - 13630, n=2)
12206 Points ∼90% -10%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
10781 Points ∼79% -21%
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Celeron 2970M
10128 Points ∼74% -26%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Core i7-5500U
9199 Points ∼67% -33%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Core i3-5010U
8626 Points ∼63% -37%
Average of class Office
  (177 - 23657, n=417)
5077 Points ∼37% -63%
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
47999 Points ∼100% +122%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
21650 Points ∼45%
Average NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
 
21650 Points ∼45% 0%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
21056 Points ∼44% -3%
Average of class Office
  (6555 - 31217, n=52)
17790 Points ∼37% -18%
HP 14-bs007ng
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
16974 Points ∼35% -22%
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Celeron 2970M
8835 Points ∼18% -59%
Geekbench 4.1/4.2 - Compute OpenCL Score
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
47762 Points ∼100% +121%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
21590 Points ∼45%
Average NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
 
21590 Points ∼45% 0%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
21219 Points ∼44% -2%
Average of class Office
  (1267 - 31328, n=40)
17818 Points ∼37% -17%
HP 14-bs007ng
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
17007 Points ∼36% -21%
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Celeron 2970M
8853 Points ∼19% -59%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
127.3 fps ∼100%
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i7-7500U
124.1 fps ∼97% -3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
  (103 - 127, n=2)
115 fps ∼90% -10%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
103.1 fps ∼81% -19%
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Celeron 2970M
100.9 fps ∼79% -21%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Core i3-5010U
95.8 fps ∼75% -25%
Average of class Office
  (27 - 206, n=39)
86.9 fps ∼68% -32%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
117.9 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
  (60 - 118, n=2)
89 fps ∼75% -25%
Average of class Office
  (21 - 120, n=35)
62.5 fps ∼53% -47%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
60 fps ∼51% -49%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Core i3-5010U
59.9 fps ∼51% -49%
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i7-7500U
59.9 fps ∼51% -49%
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Celeron 2970M
59.8 fps ∼51% -49%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
70 fps ∼100%
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i7-7500U
66.8 fps ∼95% -5%
Average NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
  (55.7 - 70, n=2)
62.9 fps ∼90% -10%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
55.7 fps ∼80% -20%
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Celeron 2970M
49.2 fps ∼70% -30%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Core i3-5010U
44.5 fps ∼64% -36%
Average of class Office
  (11.7 - 121, n=38)
39.7 fps ∼57% -43%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
62.1 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
  (58.9 - 62.1, n=2)
60.5 fps ∼97% -3%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
58.9 fps ∼95% -5%
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Celeron 2970M
58.3 fps ∼94% -6%
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i7-7500U
53.9 fps ∼87% -13%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Core i3-5010U
52.1 fps ∼84% -16%
Average of class Office
  (14 - 66.7, n=34)
37.1 fps ∼60% -40%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i7-7500U
52.6 fps ∼100% +1%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
52 fps ∼99%
Average NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
  (42.8 - 52, n=2)
47.4 fps ∼90% -9%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
42.8 fps ∼81% -18%
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Celeron 2970M
37.3 fps ∼71% -28%
Average of class Office
  (12.7 - 89.7, n=19)
36.9 fps ∼70% -29%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Core i3-5010U
33.9 fps ∼64% -35%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
57.5 fps ∼100% +21%
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Celeron 2970M
54.7 fps ∼95% +15%
Average NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
  (47.5 - 57.5, n=2)
52.5 fps ∼91% +11%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
47.5 fps ∼83%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Core i3-5010U
47.3 fps ∼82% 0%
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i7-7500U
46.5 fps ∼81% -2%
Average of class Office
  (14.4 - 58.2, n=19)
36.5 fps ∼63% -23%
GFXBench
off screen Car Chase Offscreen
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i7-7500U
36.3 fps ∼100% +3%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
35.4 fps ∼98%
Average NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
  (29.9 - 35.4, n=2)
32.7 fps ∼90% -8%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
29.9 fps ∼82% -16%
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Celeron 2970M
28.7 fps ∼79% -19%
Average of class Office
  (10.3 - 61.6, n=17)
27.8 fps ∼77% -21%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
47.7 fps ∼100% +44%
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Celeron 2970M
44.6 fps ∼94% +35%
Average NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
  (33.1 - 47.7, n=2)
40.4 fps ∼85% +22%
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i7-7500U
33.4 fps ∼70% +1%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
33.1 fps ∼69%
Average of class Office
  (14.9 - 40.9, n=17)
28.5 fps ∼60% -14%
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit
Room GPUs-only
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Core i3-5010U
280 Samples/s ∼100% +12%
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i7-7500U
264 Samples/s ∼94% +6%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
250 Samples/s ∼89%
Average NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
  (210 - 250, n=2)
230 Samples/s ∼82% -8%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
210 Samples/s ∼75% -16%
Average of class Office
  (17 - 803, n=75)
166 Samples/s ∼59% -34%
Sala GPUs-only
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Core i3-5010U
586 Samples/s ∼100% +29%
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i7-7500U
543 Samples/s ∼93% +20%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
454 Samples/s ∼77%
Average NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
  (400 - 454, n=2)
427 Samples/s ∼73% -6%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
400 Samples/s ∼68% -12%
Average of class Office
  (28 - 1252, n=76)
322 Samples/s ∼55% -29%
ComputeMark v2.1 - 1024x600 Normal, Score
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i7-7500U
1640 Points ∼100% +35%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Core i3-5010U
1323 Points ∼81% +9%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
1212 Points ∼74%
Average NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
  (1066 - 1212, n=2)
1139 Points ∼69% -6%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
1066 Points ∼65% -12%
Average of class Office
  (162 - 2747, n=83)
732 Points ∼45% -40%

Gaming Performance

The CPU-GPU combination of the IdeaPad can run many video games smoothly at HD resolution (1366x768) on the low to medium quality settings. Non-demanding titles can be run smoothly at higher resolutions and with better graphical settings. Highly demanding titles like Assassin’s Creed Origins and Kingdom Come: Deliverance are not really playable.

The fast GDDR5 memory makes itself known in a positive fashion. The IdeaPad delivers 10 to 50% higher frame rates than the DDR3-based variants of the 920MX. The DDR3-based variants of the 930MX are frequently beaten as well.

low med. high ultra
StarCraft 2 (2010) 232.788.956.727.2fps
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011) 81.25743.123.3fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 107.755.748.917.5fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 83.36836.433.5fps
The Division (2016) 34.622.19.47fps
Overwatch (2016) 90.460.327.315.4fps
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016) 20.814.884.9fps
Battlefield 1 (2016) 49.229.113.812.5fps
Civilization VI (2016) 52.325.49.95.6fps
Farming Simulator 17 (2016) 135.787.336.723.8fps
Titanfall 2 (2016) 46.333.613.812fps
Resident Evil 7 (2017) 56.426.513.96fps
For Honor (2017) 46.716.315.411.5fps
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017) 27.611.2103fps
Prey (2017) 5822.317.514.3fps
Rocket League (2017) 121.543.729fps
Dirt 4 (2017) 62.425.2137.9fps
Team Fortress 2 (2017) 86816954fps
F1 2017 (2017) 41181513fps
FIFA 18 (2017) 110.463.854.250fps
Middle-earth: Shadow of War (2017) 331397fps
The Evil Within 2 (2017) 17.99.28.16.1fps
ELEX (2017) 25.111.99.36.4fps
Destiny 2 (2017) 43.625.923.618fps
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017) 221086fps
Call of Duty WWII (2017) 53.733.116.311.9fps
Need for Speed Payback (2017) 30.415.312.211.6fps
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017) 45.412.810.58.9fps
Fortnite (2018) 76.721.214.511.4fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 17.38.25fps
Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018) 23.89.68.15.9fps
BioShock Infinite - 1366x768 High Preset
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
90 fps ∼100% +84%
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KQS00000
AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-8250U
73.5 fps ∼82% +50%
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KQS00000
AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-8250U
21.9 fps ∼24% -55%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
48.9 fps ∼54%
HP ProBook 470 G5
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i5-8250U
43.9 fps ∼49% -10%
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i7-7500U
42.9 fps ∼48% -12%
HP ProBook 450 G4 Y8B60EA
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i7-7500U
41.77 fps ∼46% -15%
Average NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
  (34.8 - 48.9, n=3)
39.8 fps ∼44% -19%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
35.7 fps ∼40% -27%
Lenovo Ideapad 310-15ISK
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i7-6500U
34.8 fps ∼39% -29%
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Celeron 2970M
33.1 fps ∼37% -32%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Core i3-5010U
29.6 fps ∼33% -39%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
29.2 fps ∼32% -40%
Average of class Office
  (9.17 - 128, n=301)
25.8 fps ∼29% -47%
HP 14-bs007ng
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
20.5 fps ∼23% -58%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
Intel HD Graphics 610, Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
4.43 fps ∼5% -91%
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 1366x768 High Preset AA:8x AF:8x
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
43.1 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
 
43.1 fps ∼100% 0%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Core i3-5010U
27 fps ∼63% -37%
Average of class Office
  (4.55 - 43.1, n=53)
14.2 fps ∼33% -67%
Team Fortress 2 - 1920x1080 maximum AA:8x MS AF:16x
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
54 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
 
54 fps ∼100% 0%
HP ProBook 470 G5
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i5-8250U
41 fps ∼76% -24%
Average of class Office
  (18 - 54, n=8)
34.3 fps ∼64% -36%
FIFA 18 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4xMS
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
50 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
 
50 fps ∼100% 0%
HP ProBook 470 G5
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i5-8250U
49.9 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Office
  (24.8 - 73, n=9)
41.5 fps ∼83% -17%
Overwatch - 1366x768 Medium (Render Scale 100 %) AA:FX AF:2x
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
60.3 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
 
60.3 fps ∼100% 0%
HP ProBook 470 G5
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i5-8250U
52.2 fps ∼87% -13%
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Celeron 2970M
38.4 (min: 30, max: 48) fps ∼64% -36%
Average of class Office
  (9.7 - 67.9, n=14)
35.4 fps ∼59% -41%
Rocket League - 1920x1080 Quality AA:Medium FX
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
43.7 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
 
43.7 fps ∼100% 0%
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Celeron 2970M
31.7 (min: 26, max: 40) fps ∼73% -27%
HP ProBook 470 G5
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i5-8250U
30.9 fps ∼71% -29%
Average of class Office
  (17.7 - 43.7, n=13)
27.9 fps ∼64% -36%

Emissions & Energy Management

System Noise

No matter the load, the IdeaPad does not produce too much noise. When idle, the fan often stands still. It works with a low speed and is practically inaudible. Under load, the fan does not spin very fast. During the stress test, the noise level peaked at 36.2 dB(A). No unusual noises are coming from the notebook.

Noise Level

Idle
30.8 / 30.8 / 30.8 dB(A)
Load
35.5 / 36.2 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: 30.13 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2044.846.345.344.244.82542.544.643.240.242.53131.231.733.231.631.24032.331.229.831.532.35031.530.430.330.231.56332.131.631.130.532.18028.828.928.727.228.810031.63130.928.431.612530.92826.325.430.916028.328.5282728.320027.526.624.123.427.525027.126.225.224.127.131525.825.423.122.525.840025.125.823.122.125.150025.125.421.92125.163024.324.720.719.924.380024.624.92019.224.6100027.428.519.118.927.4125024.424.818.61824.416002424.91817.12420002525.817.71725250023.924.817.216.723.9315021.522.617.216.421.5400020.420.917.116.220.4500020.120.716.816.220.1630019.920.51716.319.9800018.418.71716.318.41000017.817.817.116.417.81250017.917.617.316.717.91600018.117.917.617.118.1SPL35.636.230.930.135.6N2.42.51.51.42.4median 24.4median 24.9median 18.6median 18median 24.4Delta3.42.62.93.33.4hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseLenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB

Temperature

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

In our stress test (Prime95 and FurMark running for one straight hour), the IdeaPad gets the same results both when running on battery power and when plugged in. The processor runs constantly at 2.5 GHz while the core clock of the GPU fluctuates between 950 and 980 MHz. 

The laptop does not get particularly hot. During the stress test, the 40-degree Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) mark is exceeded at a few measurement points.

Max. Load
 44 °C
111 F
45.2 °C
113 F
34.8 °C
95 F
 
 39.9 °C
104 F
41.6 °C
107 F
29.4 °C
85 F
 
 28 °C
82 F
26.7 °C
80 F
24.7 °C
76 F
 
Maximum: 45.2 °C = 113 F
Average: 34.9 °C = 95 F
35 °C
95 F
40 °C
104 F
38 °C
100 F
26.9 °C
80 F
33 °C
91 F
31 °C
88 F
25 °C
77 F
26.1 °C
79 F
27.7 °C
82 F
Maximum: 40 °C = 104 F
Average: 31.4 °C = 89 F
Power Supply (max.)  46.3 °C = 115 F | Room Temperature 23.2 °C = 74 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34.9 °C / 95 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 45.2 °C / 113 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(±) The maximum temperature on the bottom side is 40 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 36.4 °C / 98 F, ranging from 22.3 to 71.6 °C for the class Office.
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.8 °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 28 °C / 82.4 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.3 °C / 82.9 F (+0.3 °C / 0.5 F).
Heat distribution at the top (under load)
Heat distribution at the top (under load)
Heat distribution at the bottom (under load)
Heat distribution at the bottom (under load)
Heat distribution at the top (at idle)
Heat distribution at the top (at idle)
Heat distribution at the bottom (at idle)
Heat distribution at the bottom (at idle)

Speakers

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2046.444.246.42542.640.242.63138.431.638.44037.431.537.45037.430.237.46339.130.539.18038.927.238.910040.528.440.512542.225.442.216043.12743.120047.523.447.525052.324.152.331557.322.557.340057.422.157.450057.52157.563059.419.959.480063.319.263.3100057.718.957.7125056.11856.1160059.917.159.9200057.81757.8250059.716.759.7315056.516.456.5400053.516.253.5500058.316.258.363004816.348800055.216.355.21000057.816.457.81250055.916.755.91600049.217.149.2SPL7030.170N27.51.427.5median 56.5median 18median 56.5Delta3.83.33.835.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKBApple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (63.27 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 9.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.2% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.7% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (12.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (11.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 3% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 96% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 6% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 93% 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, 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 can be checked and unchecked!)

Energy Consumption

When idle, the IdeaPad consumes very little energy. Here, the power draw peaks at 6.7 watts. During the stress test (Prime95 and FurMark running for one straight hour), the energy consumption reaches 52.7 watts. The nominal power draw of the AC adapter is 65 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.26 / 0.4 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.2 / 5.9 / 6.7 Watt
Load midlight 36.7 / 39 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Life

Our practically oriented Wi-Fi test simulates loads that are consistent with surfing the web. The “balanced” power plan is selected, the display brightness set to 150 cd/m² and the energy-saving functions are turned off. The IdeaPad achieves a battery runtime of eight hours and fifty minutes. Therefore, it lasts seventy minutes longer than the previously reviewed sibling model (7 hours 40 minutes). However, it should be noted that our current review device has a battery with a much larger capacity (52.5 Wh) than its sibling model (30 Wh).

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 41)
8h 50min
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
7200U, GeForce 920MX, 52.5 Wh
530 min ∼20%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
8250U, UHD Graphics 620, 39 Wh
476 min ∼18% -10%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-89SL
8550U, GeForce MX150, 48 Wh
465 min ∼18% -12%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
4415U, HD Graphics 610, 30 Wh
460 min ∼17% -13%
HP 14-bs007ng
7200U, HD Graphics 620, 41 Wh
423 min ∼16% -20%
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
7500U, GeForce 930MX, 48 Wh
414 min ∼16% -22%
Average of class Office
  (105 - 964, n=292)
405 min ∼15% -24%
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KQS00000
8250U, Radeon RX 550 (Laptop), 48 Wh
341 min ∼13% -36%

Pros

+ matte IPS screen
+ Full HD resolution
+ works quietly
+ SSD
+ empty M.2-2280 slot
+ good keyboard
+ great battery life
+ Wireless-AC
+ fast SD card reader
+ maintenance features

Cons

- dim display
- only one RAM slot
- no keyboard backlight
- average Wi-Fi transfer rates

Verdict

The Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB 80X400AFGE, provided courtesy of: Lenovo Deutschland.
The Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB 80X400AFGE, provided courtesy of: Lenovo Deutschland.

The IdeaPad 320s-14IKB represents a chic, mobile, work-oriented device in the 14-inch form factor. The Core i5 processor offers more than enough performance for such usage scenarios as office work and Internet browsing. The dedicated graphics card allows users to play video games, albeit to a limited extent. 

The Lenovo IdeaPad can be portrayed, by and large, as a success. A brighter display and a keyboard backlight would have been a nice touch.

An SSD creates a very responsive system. The replacement of the SSD is possible. For this, you will have to open up the device, though. In addition to the 2.5-inch SSD slot, there is an empty M.2-2280 slot inside the device. Therefore, two SDDs can be put inside the device. Alternatively, you can go for an SSD/HDD combination.

The built-in keyboard has left a good impression, and it is quite suitable for people who have to type a lot. However, it lacks a backlight. The good battery runtimes impress. The IPS screen delights users with great viewing angles and good contrast. However, the display brightness is too low.

Some criticism arises from the fact that the laptop comes with only one RAM slot. Lenovo forgoes the opportunity to enable dual-channel mode and, therefore, leaves some performance on the table.

Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB - 02/20/2018 v6
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
80 / 98 → 82%
Keyboard
78%
Pointing Device
83%
Connectivity
44 / 80 → 55%
Weight
67 / 20-67 → 99%
Battery
91%
Display
85%
Games Performance
64 / 68 → 94%
Application Performance
83 / 92 → 90%
Temperature
92%
Noise
92%
Audio
63%
Camera
40 / 85 → 47%
Average
74%
83%
Office - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2018-02-22 (Update: 2018-02-25)