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Lenovo Ideapad 100 Series

Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBDProcessor: Intel Celeron N2840, Intel Celeron N2940, Intel Core i3 5005U, Intel Pentium N3540
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Intel HD Graphics 5500
Display: 14 inch, 14.1 inch, 15.6 inch
Weight: 1.9kg, 2kg, 2.3kg
Price: 200, 300, 349, 399, 500 euro
Average Score: 64% - average
Average of 9 scores (from 15 reviews)
price: 69%, performance: 53%, features: 68%, display: 75%
mobility: 66%, workmanship: 60%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 89%

 

Lenovo Ideapad 100-14-80MH000YUS

Reasonably priced and comfortable with its ultra-slim profile; the Lenovo Ideapad 100-14-80MH000YUS is a perfect laptop for those looking for mobility. Design is kept classic. The device features a semi-glossy dark grey finish and a tile-style keyboard. The chassis is solid with quality hinges supporting the top half of the laptop. The glossy 14 inch display has an HD resolution and delivers saturation and brightness. The display size definitely aids in keeping the laptop compact and the overall weight is just 4.2 lbs (1.91 kg). There are several configurations available. The top model features an Intel Celeron N2940 processor clocked at 1.83 GHz, 4 GB of DDR3L RAM, an Intel HD Graphics and 500 GB internal memory in the form of an HDD. Audio quality is also acceptable with the single 1.5W speaker. Other features include a webcam, Bluetooth 4.0, a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, a card reader and an integrated microphone. The Lenovo Ideapad 100-14-80MH000YUS comes with a 30Wh battery, which lasts up to 4 hours of usage. Users will also be able to select between several OS configurations ranging from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10.

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad 100-14-80MH000YUSNotebook: Lenovo Ideapad 100-14-80MH000YUS
Processor: Intel Celeron N2940
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 Ideapad 100-14-80MH000YUS (Model)

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Average Score: 57.5% - poor

Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

70% Lenovo Ideapad 100
Source: Computer Shopper English
Unlike some laptop makers, Lenovo hasn't loaded the Ideapad with a bunch of trialware and come-ons to help subsidize the price. Granted, you don't get much—really any—preloaded third-party software to speak of, save for the ubiquitous McAfee and Microsoft Office trials. But we would rather have a clean machine than one loaded with what the marketing department could wrangle anyway.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Lenovo Ideapad 100 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
If you’re looking for a low-cost Windows laptop, the Lenovo Ideapad 100 isn’t a bad buy. This Windows notebook offers dependable performance on a budget, a vibrant glossy display and a keyboard that is both comfortable and reliable. There’s a lot to like about this machine at this price. On the other hand, users willing to spend a bit more on a new Windows notebook are all but guaranteed to see significant performance gains by opting for a device with an Intel Core i3 or better processor. The bottom line is simple: the Ideapad 100 is a budget laptop that delivers good value … but you get what you pay for.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/31/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Lenovo Ideapad 100 Review: Perfect For The Everyman
Source: Notebooks.com English
If you’re looking for an entry level PC that’ll run Windows 10, the Lenovo IdeaPad 100 is just fine. If you’re looking for a PC to gift someone who only sparingly needs PC access, the IdeaPad 100 is a good choice too. The only thing the IdeaPad 100 isn’t great for is frequently mobile users. Another 1 hour of battery life is crucial for anyone who spends large amounts of time from their desk.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/22/2015
50% Lenovo IdeaPad 100 review: This big laptop's got a tiny little processor, but it's cheap
Source: PC World English
The Lenovo IdeaPad 100 is a great bargain, provided you get it for a bargain price. Like, a really bargain price. Lenovo set out to compete with Chromebooks with this laptop, and that's exactly the kind of performance you can expect—so make sure you get it at a Chromebook-style cost. I'd say between $250-300 and not a penny more. Otherwise you're better off looking at some other options, either higher end (like the Toshiba C55-C) or lower (like the Lenovo S21e or Acer Aspire Switch 10 E).
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 50%
50% Lenovo Ideapad 100
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Lenovo Ideapad 100 delivers dependable Windows performance for less than $400. Its 14-inch display is colorful enough for enjoying a few shows on Netflix, and its Celeron processor has the guts to get you through basic work tasks. Unfortunately, the laptop's 4.5-hour battery life and occasionally hot underside will remind you that this is a budget machine.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 50%
Review: Lenovo IdeaPad 100 — a lightweight budget laptop
Source: Slashgear English
The Lenovo IdeaPad 100 is a budget laptop designed for students and others who need a basic laptop for basic needs. It is very obviously made of plastic and the battery life is nothing to write home about. It won't, however, break the bank and there's nothing in particular to dislike about it. If you're looking for an inexpensive notebook to type up research papers and watch cat videos, you won't go wrong with this new IdeaPad.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/24/2015

 

Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY

Lenovo's IdeaPad 100-15IBY is a 15.6-inch notebook based on Intel's Bay Trail platform. The 15.6-inch screen has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. As it uses TN technology, the viewing angles are limited. It is not apt for outdoor usage in bright daylight, since the glossy screen which tends to reflect the light. The chassis of the IdeaPad is made entirely from matte black plastics. The surfaces are slightly roughened. The IdeaPad is equipped with a non-illuminated Chiclet keyboard. The flat and slightly roughened keys have a medium travel and a well-defined pressure point. This model is powered by Intel's Pentium N3540 (Bay Trail) quad-core processor. The CPU runs at a nominal clock of 2.16 GHz, which can be increased to 2.66 GHz via Turbo. This is good enough for office and web applications. Storage capacity comes in the form of a 500 GB hard drive. The HD Graphics of the IdeaPad is based on the Bay Trail generation which supports DirectX 11 and runs at up to 896 MHz. It is primarily suitable for simple, casual games from the Windows Store. Complex 3D games on the other hand, are not possible. The single speaker is above the keyboard behind a perforated cover and it produces a thin sound that lacks bass. Voices are easy to understand, but for a better sound experience, a pair of headphones or external speakers are recommended. Notable features are a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, a 4 in 1 card reader, WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0.

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBYNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
Processor: Intel Pentium N3540
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 399 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 71% - average

Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

69% Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Superfluous. Despite a frugal CPU, Lenovo's 15.6-inch notebook only manages poor battery runtimes. With a price tag of around 400 Euros (~ $446), it cannot really be called a bargain either.

Foreign Reviews

71% Lautloser Preis-Schlager
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 71% price: 69% performance: 51% features: 82% display: 79% mobility: 59% ergonomy: 80%
71% Lautloser Preis-Schlager
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 71% price: 69% performance: 51% features: 82% display: 79% mobility: 59% ergonomy: 80%
Lenovo Ideapad 100-15 – Ноутбук Без Обиняков
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good price. Negative: Mediocre display; weak battery.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/09/2015
Lenovo Ideapad 100-15 – Ноутбук Без Обиняков
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good price. Negative: Mediocre display; weak battery.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/09/2015

 

Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15-80MJ001CGE

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15-80MJ001CGENotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15-80MJ001CGE
Processor: Intel Celeron N2840
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad 100-15-80MJ001CGE (Model)

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Lenovo Ideapad 100 (15″) review – going into the realms of budget-friendly devices
Source: Laptop Media English
However, we are mostly pleased with the design and construction of the notebook. It appears to be sturdy and solid with few design flaws, but one should be considered seriously and we are referring to the motherboard placement. Since the notebook uses a fanless design, because the CPU architecture allows, and a bit more heat is produced after prolonged usage resulting in overheating where palms rest and where the touchpad is located. It can be unpleasant. Finally, the battery life was a bit of a letdown especially considering the low-voltage CPU and energy-efficient HD TN panel. A larger battery capacity wouldn’t have hurt the budget, though.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/04/2015

Foreign Reviews

Ревю на Lenovo Ideapad 100 (15″) – предложение от царството на бюджените устройства
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Solid construction; good touchpad and keyboard; very good price; slim design. Negative: Poor battery life; hot under load.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/09/2015

 

Lenovo IdeaPad 100-14IBY-80MH005TGE

The Lenovo IdeaPad 100-14IBY is a reasonably priced laptop that doesn't compromise on performance. With an ultra-slim profile, the device is easily portable and spots a durable chassis. Design is kept simple with an elegantly dash-patterned top lid, rounded edges and solid hinges. Display on the Lenovo IdeaPad 100-14IBY is a 14 inch HD 200 nit panel with 1366 x 768 resolution, which produces impressive clarity and brightness. The Intel Celeron N2840 processor provides the computing power and is the perfect balance between performance and cost. There are 4 GB of DDR3L RAM, an integrated Intel Graphics GPU and a 500 GB HDD as storage. The Windows 8.1 with Bing operating system provides plenty features while allowing the user to search the web easily utilizing the Bing interface. Audio quality is ok at best with a single speaker tasked to do all of the output. The Lenovo IdeaPad 100-14IBY weighs in at just 1.91 kg (4.2 lbs) and is equipped with a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, an HDMI out, a card reader and a 0.3 MP webcam with a single microphone. Wireless connectivity on the laptop comes in the form of WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. Battery life on the Lenovo IdeaPad 100-14IBY lasts around 4 hours with a 30 Wh cell powering the device.

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad 100-14IBY-80MH005TGENotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad 100-14IBY-80MH005TGE
Processor: Intel Celeron N2840
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Lenovo Ideapad 100-14 – Ноутбук Формата Light
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good price. Negative: Weak hardware; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/15/2015

 

Lenovo IdeaPad 100-14IBY

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad 100-14IBYNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad 100-14IBY
Processor: Intel Celeron N2940
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 200 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 60% - poor

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Lenovo IdeaPad 100-14IBY
Source: PC Mag English
The Lenovo IdeaPad 100-14IBY doesn't stand out in any one area, but it doesn't have glaring weaknesses for the price either. A better display would be a nice upgrade—the Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Series Non-Touch offers a larger screen with a higher resolution. The physical design is solid and lightweight, with no obvious flaws, but performance is only decent at best. The smaller size may be appealing if you're going to frequently take this system with you, but you might be better off investing in an ultraportable laptop designed for the road.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBD

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBDNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBD
Processor: Intel Core i3 5005U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 5500
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 349 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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75% Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBD Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Low-cost Core i3. Laptops from the low-cost sector are mostly equipped with Braswell processors or AMD APUs nowadays. Neither of these is the strongest of their kind. Lenovo has taken a different approach and installed a Core i3 processor from the Broadwell generation in its IdeaPad.

 

Comment

Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.


Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail):

Integrated GPU for tablet and notebook Bay Trail SoCs. Based on the Ivy Bridge GPU with four Execution Units and support for DirectX 11.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 5500: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in the Core processors of the Broadwell U-series (15 W TDP). 

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Celeron:

N2940: Soc with an integrated quad core Atom processor clocked at 1.83 - 2.25 GHz (Turbo) and an Intel HD Graphics GPU.

N2840: Soc with an integrated dual core Atom processor clocked at up to 2.58 GHz and an Intel HD Graphics GPU.

Intel Pentium:

N3540: Soc with an integrated quad core Atom processor clocked at 2.16 - 2.66 GHz and an Intel HD Graphics GPU.

Intel Core i3:

5005U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.9 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.

2.3 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


64%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2015-09-29 (Update: 2015-09-29)