Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IAP-80TG00W3GE
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Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IAP-80TG00W3GE
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Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 66% performance: 77% features: 70% display: 64% mobility: 48%
Model: The Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IAP-80TG00W3GE is part of the ultra-low budget lineup from Lenovo offering very basic features and usability. However, the Lenovo V110's excellent features/price ratio, coupled with a lightweight, makes it an interesting option for casual users. If it is a budget device, the savings usually begin with the materials of the finish. The Lenovo V110 is no exception. Its body is completely plastic, universal black. The surface of the cover is smooth, so dust and dirt are not collected in excessive amounts. In the upper left corner is a small golden brand logo. Minimalism in its pure form is an easily recognizable style of Lenovo. The laptop was lightweight at 1.9 kg, and compact with a dimension of 380 x 262 x 23 mm, so a user can take it anywhere he likes, without worrying that it will not fit in the bag or it will be painful to pull the shoulder off. The build quality is quite acceptable, considering the inexpensive components: the case does not creak, no backlashes are found, as well as deflections. The Ideapad V110 offers an HD (1.366 × 768 pixels) TN display, which is pretty low for today’s standards. Viewing angles are not that great, as expected, due to the TN panel. Usually, laptops offering low-end TN panels do not go higher than 190-200 cd/m² but this one scored 247 cd/m² in the center of the screen. The good brightness is a little surprising for a budget laptop. The surface of the display is anti-glare. This is good news for those who work at the window or like to use a laptop outdoors.
The processor of the laptop is represented by the dual-core Intel Pentium N4200. It is manufactured in the 14 nm process part of the so-called Goldmont architecture, but it is part of the Apollo Lake generation of entry-level chips. The chip integrates four cores clocked at 1.1 GHz but can go up to 2.5 GHz using Intel’s Burst technology. The integrated Intel HD Graphics 505 is responsible for graphics. The game potential of this video accelerator is weak, i.e. it will only pull old games at low, maximum at medium settings. However, for a laptop designed for work tasks, this is not critical. The amount of RAM is 4 GB of DDR4-2133 MHz standard. The user can store important information on a 1 TB hard drive (5400 rpm). The main part of the interfaces is located on the left side of the device, namely USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, HDMI video output, RJ-45 network connector. On the right side, there is an optical DVD drive, a combined audio jack, and a Kensington lock slot. The front is a 4-in-1 card . The Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IAP-80TG00W3GE is a basic laptop for students or home users. For its price, it is a good deal if one needs a laptop with this specs.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
Intel HD Graphics 505: Integrated low-end graphics adapter with DirectX 12 support, which can be found in some ULV SoCs from the Apollo Lake series.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Pentium N4200: An Apollo Lake family, quad-core, ultra-low-power processor (SoC) that saw the light of day in 2016. Its four CPU cores run at 1.1 GHz to 2.5 GHz; these are not Hyper-Threading-enabled meaning there are no additional threads. This chip has a fairly competent integrated graphics solution, the Intel HD Graphics 505, and eats very little (~6 W). The Pentium N4200 is based on the Goldmont CPU microarchitecture that came to replace Silvermont (2013), bringing with it several welcome improvements. The CPU is Secure Boot-compatible; technically, it will have no issue running 64-bit Windows 11. The average N4200 in our database competes with the Core i5-3339Y, a low-power SoC launched in 2013, in multi-thread performance.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.
In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.
In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.
66%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.