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Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE Notebook Review

Sascha Mölck, Stefanie Voigt (translated by Nirakar Pradhan), 12/27/2016

Room for Improvement. This 17.3-inch Lenovo model offers a powerful Intel Kaby Lake processor, lots of storage space and Windows 10 Professional, but it has its weak points: the model has only one Fast Ethernet interface, the display has low brightness and contrast and the case is relatively weak.

For the original German review, see here.

The Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB is a 17.3-inch office notebook, which runs on an Intel Kaby Lake processor and offers pre-installed Windows 10 Professional. This laptop is aimed at private individuals or small companies. The Professional version of Windows 10 will push up the price of the model (between 600 to 700 Euros/~$627 to ~$731). The competitors of the IdeaPad include models, such as, the Acer Aspie E5-774 and the Dell Inspiron 17.

Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE (V110 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 620, Core: 300-1000 MHz, Dual-Channel, 21.20.16.4542
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2400, Dual-Channel, one slot (occupied), 4 GB soldered on-board
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixel 106 PPI, BOE, TN LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U Premium PCH
Storage
WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0, 1000 GB 
, 5400 rpm, 860 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC235 @ Intel Sunrise Point-LP PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Audio combo, Card Reader: SD, TPM 2.0
Networking
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8101/2/3 Family Fast Ethernet NIC (10/100MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Optical drive
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GUE0N
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 25.1 x 418 x 283 ( = 0.99 x 16.46 x 11.14 in)
Battery
32 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Cyberlink Power2Go 8, Cyberlink PowerDVD 14, McAfee LiveSafe (trial), MS Office 365 (trial), 12 Months Warranty
Weight
3 kg ( = 105.82 oz / 6.61 pounds), Power Supply: 173 g ( = 6.1 oz / 0.38 pounds)
Price
649 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case and Connectivity

Most of the case is made of matte, black plastic, but the display cover is an exception, as it is dark-grey. The workmanship is fine. The material gaps are even and there are no sharp edges. The sturdiness of the case is poor: the base of the laptop can be deformed easily on both sides of the keyboard. If the case is bent, it creaks slightly. The battery is non-removable and a maintenance hatch is not included in this model.

Although the IdeaPad is a 17.3-inch notebook with plenty of space, Lenovo has decided to stick with the bare minimum of ports: two USB interfaces (Type A; 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0) and a Fast Ethernet interface (no Gigabit Ethernet).

Furthermore, the placement of these interfaces is questionable: the power outlet is put right between the ventilation opening and the ports. As the connector of the power cable is angled, the cable will block either the ventilation opening or the ports. It is possible to avoid this issue by placing the laptop at the edge of the table.

The memory card reader holds no surprises for us. While copying data blocks, it operates at a maximum transfer speed of 27 MB/s. 250 jpg files (each around 5 MB) are transferred at a speed of 18.8 MB/s. We tested the memory card reader with our reference card (the Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II).

The WLAN module has an Intel chip (3165), which supports the 802.11a/b/g/n and the faster ac WLAN standards. We tested the laptop under optimal conditions (no other WLAN devices nearby and a short distance from the router). The test model performed very well. 

Size Comparison

423 mm / 16.7 inch 282 mm / 11.1 inch 31.7 mm / 1.248 inch 2.7 kg5.9 lbs423.3 mm / 16.7 inch 289.9 mm / 11.4 inch 27.9 mm / 1.098 inch 3 kg6.61 lbs423 mm / 16.7 inch 282 mm / 11.1 inch 28 mm / 1.102 inch 3 kg6.61 lbs418 mm / 16.5 inch 283 mm / 11.1 inch 28 mm / 1.102 inch 2.8 kg6.17 lbs418 mm / 16.5 inch 283 mm / 11.1 inch 25.1 mm / 0.988 inch 3 kg6.61 lbs418 mm / 16.5 inch 292.6 mm / 11.5 inch 25.1 mm / 0.988 inch 3 kg6.61 lbs414 mm / 16.3 inch 283 mm / 11.1 inch 27 mm / 1.063 inch 2.8 kg6.24 lbs
Left: power outlet, HDMI, Fast Ethernet, USB 2.0 (Type A), USB 3.0 (Type A), Audio combo
Left: power outlet, HDMI, Fast Ethernet, USB 2.0 (Type A), USB 3.0 (Type A), Audio combo
Right: DVD burner, slot for cable lock
Right: DVD burner, slot for cable lock
There is a SD cardreader on the front.
There is a SD cardreader on the front.
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
 
72.7 MB/s ∼100% +287%
Acer Aspire E5-722-662J
 
44 MB/s ∼61% +134%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
 
18.8 MB/s ∼26%
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
 
18 MB/s ∼25% -4%
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
 
14.3 MB/s ∼20% -24%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
 
87.3 MB/s ∼100% +223%
Acer Aspire E5-722-662J
 
85.5 MB/s ∼98% +217%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
 
27 MB/s ∼31%
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
 
26.7 MB/s ∼31% -1%
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
 
25.2 MB/s ∼29% -7%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
351 MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
296 MBit/s ∼100%
iperf Server (receive) TCP 1 m
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter (jseb)
341 MBit/s ∼100%
iperf Client (transmit) TCP 1 m
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter (jseb)
307 MBit/s ∼100%

Input Devices

Lenovo has equipped our test model with a chiclet keyboard with a numeric pad (no backlight). The keyboard has the standard Lenovo layout: the "up" cursor key is placed in the position of the right "shift" key. The latter is placed to the right. This often led us to press the cursor key when we wanted to touch the "shift" key. The flat keys have a small stroke distance and good pressure points. The resistance is acceptable. While typing, the base of the laptop bends a little, but this was not distracting for us. Overall, Lenovo has provided a keyboard, which should suffice home users. The touchpad of the laptop measures 10.1 x 5.3 cm (~4 x 2.1 in) and thus offers a large area to trace gestures on. The slightly rough surface does not prevent the finger from sliding over it. Two separate mouse keys are placed under the touchpad and each has a short stroke distance and clear pressure point.

Input Devices
Input Devices

Display

Pixel grid
Pixel grid

The matte 17.3-inch screen of the IdeaPad works with a native resolution of 1600x900 pixels. The brightness (202.6 cd/m²) and the contrast (318:1) are very low. For this price, we expected at least 250 cd/m² and 500:1 respectively. The panel exhibits PWM flickering (with 50 Hz frequency) when the brightness is at 50% or lower. This can cause headaches and eye problems for users.

212
cd/m²
204
cd/m²
211
cd/m²
209
cd/m²
213
cd/m²
209
cd/m²
183
cd/m²
196
cd/m²
186
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 213 cd/m² Average: 202.6 cd/m² Minimum: 3.6 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 86 %
Center on Battery: 213 cd/m²
Contrast: 318:1 (Black: 0.67 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 12.3 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6.1
ΔE Greyscale 14.13 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
77% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 50% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.11
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
TN LED, 1600x900, 17.3
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
TN LED, 1920x1080, 17.3
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
TN LED, 1920x1080, 17.3
Acer Aspire E5-722-662J
TN LED, 1600x900, 17.3
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
TN LED, 1600x900, 17.3
Response Times
638%
70%
660%
5%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
44 (22, 22)
42 (21, 21)
5%
86 (44, 42)
-95%
48 (25, 23)
-9%
42 (22, 30)
5%
Response Time Black / White *
25 (7, 18)
23 (6, 17)
8%
24 (7, 17)
4%
24 (8, 16)
4%
24 (7, 17)
4%
PWM Frequency
50 (50)
1000 (90)
1900%
200 (90)
300%
1042 (90)
1984%
Screen
51%
39%
38%
12%
Brightness middle
213
353
66%
304
43%
216
1%
205
-4%
Brightness
203
320
58%
292
44%
199
-2%
182
-10%
Brightness Distribution
86
82
-5%
84
-2%
80
-7%
77
-10%
Black Level *
0.67
0.38
43%
0.37
45%
0.17
75%
0.43
36%
Contrast
318
929
192%
822
158%
1271
300%
477
50%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
12.3
5.07
59%
10.62
14%
12.2
1%
9.75
21%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
21.48
10.12
53%
20.4
5%
16.02
25%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
14.13
13.38
5%
11.78
17%
13.3
6%
12.09
14%
Gamma
2.11 104%
2.69 82%
2.39 92%
2.15 102%
2.62 84%
CCT
17705 37%
15991 41%
12997 50%
15963 41%
12875 50%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
50
60.1
20%
59
18%
52
4%
49
-2%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
77
91.6
19%
90
17%
76
-1%
76
-1%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
345% / 186%
55% / 47%
349% / 182%
9% / 11%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 50 Hz ≤ 50 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 50 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 50 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 50 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9524 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The colors of the display leave room for improvement. With factory settings, the DeltaE 2000 color deviation measures 12.3 (optimally less than 3). The panel suffers from a clear blue tinge.

CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Grey Levels
CalMAN - Grey Levels
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - 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
25 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7 ms rise
↘ 18 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 40 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (25.3 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 (40.4 ms).

Lenovo has installed a TN panel in our test model. The panel is not legible from all viewing angles and the use of the laptop outdoors is limited to well-shaded areas.

Outdoors (cloudy)
Outdoors (cloudy)

Performance

The Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB is a 17.3-inch office notebook. It offers sufficient performance for typical tasks. Our test model is available for 600 to 700 Euros (~$627 to ~$731). Other configurations are also available. The Lenovo V110-17ISK 80VM00CJGE is the cheapest model available (Core i3-6006U, 128 GB SSD, 450 Euros/~$470). If you are interested in these laptops, you might want to also take a look at the IdeaPad 110-17IKB series (same build).

Processor

The IdeaPad runs on a Core i5-7200U (Kaby Lake) dual-core CPU. The processor is a conservative ULV all-rounder (TDP: 15 W), which performs well in all scenarios. Furthermore, it ensures that the laptop will be a viable work notebook for years to come. The CPU runs at a base clock speed of 2.5 GHz and Turbo allows it to jump up to 3.1 GHz (both cores). Turbo can be used while plugged in and while running on battery.

Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
5013
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
11386
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
8873
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
130 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
327 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
44.16 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.7 %
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
Intel Core i5-7200U
130 Points ∼60%
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
Intel Core i5-7200U
129 Points ∼59% -1%
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Intel Core i5-6200U
118 Points ∼54% -9%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
Intel Core i5-5200U
107 Points ∼49% -18%
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Intel Core i5-6200U
106 Points ∼49% -18%
Acer Aspire E5-722-662J
AMD A6-7310
45 Points ∼21% -65%
Acer Aspire ES1-731G-P5UR
Intel Pentium N3700
39 Points ∼18% -70%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
Intel Core i5-7200U
328 Points ∼7% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
Intel Core i5-7200U
327 Points ∼7%
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Intel Core i5-6200U
292 Points ∼7% -11%
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Intel Core i5-6200U
292 Points ∼7% -11%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
Intel Core i5-5200U
254 Points ∼6% -22%
Acer Aspire E5-722-662J
AMD A6-7310
159 Points ∼4% -51%
Acer Aspire ES1-731G-P5UR
Intel Pentium N3700
143 Points ∼3% -56%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
Intel Core i5-7200U
5013 Points ∼46%
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
Intel Core i5-7200U
4993 Points ∼46% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Intel Core i5-6200U
4412 Points ∼41% -12%
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Intel Core i5-6200U
4396 Points ∼41% -12%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
Intel Core i5-5200U
3449 Points ∼32% -31%
Acer Aspire E5-722-662J
AMD A6-7310
1840 Points ∼17% -63%
Acer Aspire ES1-731G-P5UR
Intel Pentium N3700
1205 Points ∼11% -76%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
Intel Core i5-7200U
11410 Points ∼23% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
Intel Core i5-7200U
11386 Points ∼23%
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Intel Core i5-6200U
9971 Points ∼20% -12%
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Intel Core i5-6200U
9842 Points ∼20% -14%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
Intel Core i5-5200U
7139 Points ∼14% -37%
Acer Aspire E5-722-662J
AMD A6-7310
5776 Points ∼12% -49%
Acer Aspire ES1-731G-P5UR
Intel Pentium N3700
3064 Points ∼6% -73%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
Intel Core i5-7200U
6910 Points ∼22%
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
Intel Core i5-7200U
6338 Points ∼20% -8%
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Intel Core i5-6200U
5993 Points ∼19% -13%
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Intel Core i5-6200U
5569 Points ∼18% -19%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
Intel Core i5-7200U
3202 Points ∼66%
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
Intel Core i5-7200U
2852 Points ∼59% -11%
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Intel Core i5-6200U
2782 Points ∼58% -13%
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Intel Core i5-6200U
2396 Points ∼50% -25%
Geekbench 4.0
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
Intel Core i5-7200U
7392 Points ∼27%
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
Intel Core i5-7200U
6447 Points ∼23% -13%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
Intel Core i5-7200U
3868 Points ∼67%
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
Intel Core i5-7200U
3502 Points ∼61% -9%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
Intel Core i5-7200U
216.76 Points ∼62%
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
Intel Core i5-7200U
211.53 Points ∼60% -2%
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Intel Core i5-6200U
192.58 Points ∼55% -11%
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Intel Core i5-6200U
186.9 Points ∼53% -14%

System Performance

The system runs smoothly and we did not encounter any issues. The PC Mark benchmark results are very good and confirm that the laptop offers high performance. The dual-channel RAM is a strong plus, but the system performance can be further increased by swapping the HDD out for an SSD. This would reduce system load times.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3611 points
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PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
3611 Points ∼59%
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
3232 Points ∼53% -10%
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Radeon R5 M330, 6200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
3184 Points ∼52% -12%
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0
2854 Points ∼47% -21%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
2790 Points ∼46% -23%
Acer Aspire E5-722-662J
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A6-7310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1855 Points ∼30% -49%
Acer Aspire ES1-731G-P5UR
GeForce 910M, N3700, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1741 Points ∼29% -52%

Storage Device

Lenovo has put a standard 2.5-inch HDD in our test model. This Western Digital drive runs at 5400 rpm and offers a capacity of 1 TB. The transfer speeds of the HDD are typical for a device of this class.

WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
Transfer Rate Minimum: 53.2 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 114.8 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 85.1 MB/s
Access Time: 16.8 ms
Burst Rate: 215.3 MB/s
CPU Usage: 8.8 %
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Toshiba MQ01ABD100
Acer Aspire ES1-731G-P5UR
Toshiba MQ01ABD100
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
-20%
-39%
-30%
-28%
Write 4k QD32
1.37
1.13
-18%
0.642
-53%
0.764
-44%
1
-27%
Read 4k QD32
1.175
0.891
-24%
0.59
-50%
0.708
-40%
0.892
-24%
Write 4k
1.287
1.117
-13%
0.638
-50%
0.792
-38%
0.755
-41%
Read 4k
0.487
0.381
-22%
0.288
-41%
0.312
-36%
0.324
-33%
Write 512
55.92
51.59
-8%
32.7
-42%
43.34
-22%
25.77
-54%
Read 512
39.67
33.01
-17%
26.59
-33%
28.15
-29%
32.89
-17%
Write Seq
112.8
70.86
-37%
84.69
-25%
96.3
-15%
96.03
-15%
Read Seq
115.2
88.92
-23%
91.85
-20%
100.6
-13%
105
-9%

Graphics Card

A dedicated GPU is not included in the IdeaPad. The IdeaPad 110-17IKB offers one and is the sister model of our model (with the same build). This series includes entry-level Radeon graphics cards. Our test model uses the Intel HD Graphics 620 graphics chip. It supports DirectX 12 and works at speeds of up to 1000 MHz. The 3D Mark benchmark results are at the expected level. The dual-channel operation of the RAM helps the system get the most out of the graphics chip.

3DMark 11 Performance
1691 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
AMD Radeon R5 M335, Intel Core i5-6200U
1784 Points ∼3% +16%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Core i5-5200U
1733 Points ∼3% +13%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1535 Points ∼3%
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
AMD Radeon R5 M330, Intel Core i5-6200U
1518 Points ∼3% -1%
Acer Aspire ES1-731G-P5UR
NVIDIA GeForce 910M, Intel Pentium N3700
1413 Points ∼3% -8%
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1331 Points ∼3% -13%
Acer Aspire E5-722-662J
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), AMD A6-7310
764 Points ∼1% -50%

Gaming Performance

The IdeaPad is capable of running many games smoothly. However, the games must be run at low resolutions and details. Demanding games, such as “Mafia 3”, will not run well on the integrated graphics processor. Once again, the use of dual-channel mode offers significant improvement in performance: the test model runs games at a higher fps than similar models using single-channel mode.

low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 53.430.225.2fps

Emissions and Energy

Fan emissions
Fan emissions

System Noise

The fan turns off or runs at low speeds while the laptop is idle. At this time, the fan is not that audible, as the hard disk is louder. Under load, the fan barely turns up. During the stress test, the emissions reach up to 32.6 dB(A). Unfortunately, the fan also emits an audible whistling noise.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.633.234.931.634.62531.330.633.730.731.33131.93432.531.831.94030.530.629.930.730.55035.935.433.729.635.96328.528.227.327.528.58031.831.731.826.531.810033.233.13425.933.212525.625.724.324.825.6160252423.423.72520023.923.323.322.823.925022.522.722.522.322.531521.421.821.821.121.44002222.220.220.42250020.220.419.619.720.263020.319.519.91920.380020.720.919.318.820.7100021.521.819.818.421.5125021.521.919.417.521.5160023.623.220.117.623.6200021.921.918.417.521.925001918.918.117.71931501918.918.317.919400018.418.718.31818.4500018.418.518.118.318.4630018.318.318.218.218.3800018.418.318.418.318.41000018.418.518.518.318.41250018.118.218.218.218.11600018.418.118.218.218.4SPL32.632.631.230.532.6N1.81.81.61.41.8median 20.7median 20.9median 19.4median 18.3median 20.7Delta2.62.21.71.92.635.236.63735.234.635.235.234.635.634.839.635.236.237.236.93739.936.234.531.933.532.435.234.530.929.332.731.432.330.928.528.230.82928.228.530.129.62930.32630.131.33130.730.92631.326.425.925.425.325.426.424.225.423.724.123.324.223.523.123.122.523.823.522.922.222.722.122.722.921.822.522.62121.621.823.922.223.319.720.223.921.421.620.219.419.621.419.52119.719.118.619.520.321.520.219.218.620.32224.522.319.7182223.725.824.718.317.423.719.723.719.718.517.919.718.821.918.817.817.518.818.621.218.618.117.818.618.320.217.91817.918.318.518.818.218.51818.518.618.618.218.318.318.618.518.518.518.418.418.518.518.518.418.418.418.518.318.318.418.418.418.318.318.318.218.318.218.318.218.218.218.318.418.232.233.832.330.830.532.21.721.71.51.41.7median 19.7median 21.6median 19.7median 18.5median 18.4median 19.72.52.52.61.722.5hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseLenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GEAcer Aspire E5-774-54HJ

Noise Level

Idle
31.2 / 31.2 / 31.2 dB(A)
HDD
31.8 dB(A)
DVD
35.5 / dB(A)
Load
32.6 / 32.6 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: 30.5 dB(A)

Temperature

Stress test
Stress test

In our stress test, the IdeaPad performs at the same level while plugged in and while on battery (Prime95 and FurMark run for at least an hour). At the beginning of the test, the laptop reaches high speeds. After a minute, the CPU drops to 1.4 GHz and the GPU operates at 850 to 900 MHz. The IdeaPad barely heats up. During our stress test, the temperatures were all below 40 degrees Celsius (~104 degrees Fahrenheit).

Max. Load
 33.2 °C
92 F
25.1 °C
77 F
22 °C
72 F
 
 34.1 °C
93 F
28.1 °C
83 F
22.1 °C
72 F
 
 32.8 °C
91 F
33.5 °C
92 F
27.7 °C
82 F
 
Maximum: 34.1 °C = 93 F
Average: 28.7 °C = 84 F
22.5 °C
73 F
22.1 °C
72 F
32.8 °C
91 F
22.6 °C
73 F
29.1 °C
84 F
38.1 °C
101 F
26 °C
79 F
28.7 °C
84 F
35.9 °C
97 F
Maximum: 38.1 °C = 101 F
Average: 28.6 °C = 83 F
Power Supply (max.)  48.7 °C = 120 F | Room Temperature 21.3 °C = 70 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 28.7 °C / 84 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 34.1 °C / 93 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 38.1 °C / 101 F, compared to the average of 36.4 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 22.1 °C / 72 F, compared to the device average of 29.4 °C / 85 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are reaching skin temperature as a maximum (33.5 °C / 92.3 F) and are therefore not hot.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.1 °C / 82.6 F (-5.4 °C / -9.7 F).
Heatmap top (load)
Heatmap top (load)
Heatmap bottom (load)
Heatmap bottom (load)
Heatmap top (idle)
Heatmap top (idle)
Heatmap bottom (idle)
Heatmap bottom (idle)

Speaker

The speaker of the IdeaPad is placed above the keyboard under a flap. The sound output is nothing special. Bass is almost non-existent. For better sound quality, we recommend using headphones or external speakers.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2036.131.636.12533.730.733.73134.931.834.94030.330.730.35033.629.633.66328.327.528.38032.126.532.110033.825.933.812528.624.828.616024.923.724.920023.722.823.725025.522.325.531540.421.140.440048.620.448.650047.319.747.363049194980051.318.851.3100058.818.458.8125064.717.564.7160061.717.661.7200060.717.560.7250059.117.759.1315059.917.959.94000551855500056.218.356.2630052.518.252.5800053.318.353.31000056.818.356.81250054.618.254.61600048.618.248.6SPL70.730.570.7N24.31.424.3median 52.5median 18.3median 52.5Delta8.81.98.835.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GEApple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (65 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.2% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (11.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.6% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (27.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 88% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 11% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 82% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 14% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 1% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 20%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 1% 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 for comparison (Checkboxes above can be selected!)

Power Consumption

The IdeaPad does not need a lot of power. While idle, it has a maximum consumption of 9 W. During the stress test, the value rises to 39 W. After a minute, the CPU and GPU throttle and the power consumption drops to 30 W. The power adapter covers the needs of the laptop well, as it offers 45 W.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.3 / 0.4 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4.2 / 8.4 / 9 Watt
Load midlight 36.7 / 29.7 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Life

In our practical WLAN test, our script loads different websites. We use the "Balanced" power profile and turn off all the power saver functions of the laptop. The brightness is regulated to around 150 cd/m². The IdeaPad lasts 3:51 hours due to the relatively small 32 Wh battery.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 38)
3h 51min
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
6200U, Radeon R5 M330, 41 Wh
406 min ∼15% +76%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
5200U, GeForce 920M, 41 Wh
335 min ∼13% +45%
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ
7200U, HD Graphics 620, 41 Wh
320 min ∼12% +39%
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
6200U, Radeon R5 M335, 40 Wh
301 min ∼11% +30%
Acer Aspire ES1-731G-P5UR
N3700, GeForce 910M, 38 Wh
283 min ∼11% +23%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE
7200U, HD Graphics 620, 32 Wh
231 min ∼9%
Acer Aspire E5-722-662J
A6-7310, Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), 37 Wh
228 min ∼9% -1%

Pros

+ matte screen
+ lots of storage space
+ barely heats up
+ AC WLAN

Cons

- display has low brightness, weak contrast and poor viewing angles
- only Fast Ethernet
- limited to 1 year warranty
- no Type-C USB
- fan makes whistling noises when it gets fast

Verdict

In review: Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE. Test model provided by Notebooksbilliger.de
In review: Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE. Test model provided by Notebooksbilliger.de

The Lenovo IdeaPad is a 17.3-inch office notebook, which is aimed at individuals and small companies. The laptop offers sufficient performance thanks to a Kaby Lake processor. The model never gets too warm or too loud while idle. The notebook is equipped with a 1 TB HDD, but for a device of this class, it is more important to have faster loading times than lots of storage space. If you want to replace the HDD with an SSD, you will have to open up the entire case as there is no maintenance hatch.

The keyboard of the laptop is not the best, but it is acceptable. The laptop is good for stationary use, as its battery life, screen and size limit its mobile use. The screen of the 17.3-inch model is dark and has poor contrast and viewing angles. We appreciate the matte surfaces.

Lenovo asks a lot of money for this notebook, but it cannot meet our expectations. 

At the time of testing, the IdeaPad is available for 600 to 700 Euros (~$627 to ~$731). The Windows 10 Professional license of the laptop pushes its price further, but this is a lot of money for an office notebook with a lot of weaknesses. The laptop has only one Fast Ethernet port. Gigabit Ethernet is the standard today. The warranty is limited to 1 year, but the purchase price of the laptop should be enough reason for a 2-year warranty. The fan of the laptop can end up being distracting due to its whistling noise. Finally, the case is too weak in certain areas.

For the 17.3-inch category, the Acer Aspire E5-774 is a better option. The device has a better FHD screen, an SSD, longer battery life and a 2 year warranty. The buyer will have to add the price of a Windows license to the purchase price of 550 Euros (~$575).

Soon, we will release a review of the sister model, the IdeaPad 110-17IKB. This model will offer a dedicated Radeon R5 M430 GPU.

Lenovo IdeaPad V110-17IKB 80V20006GE - 12/22/2016 v6
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
68 / 98 → 69%
Keyboard
72%
Pointing Device
81%
Connectivity
39 / 80 → 49%
Weight
57 / 20-67 → 78%
Battery
74%
Display
72%
Games Performance
56 / 68 → 83%
Application Performance
80 / 92 → 87%
Temperature
95%
Noise
89%
Audio
44%
Camera
44 / 85 → 52%
Average
67%
75%
Office - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2016-12-27 (Update: 2018-05-15)