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Lenovo Ideapad 120s-11IAP

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad 120s-11IAP
Lenovo Ideapad 120s-11IAP (Ideapad 120s Series)
Processor
Intel Celeron N3350 2 x 1.1 - 2.4 GHz, Apollo Lake, Dual-core, two threads, 1.1 GHz (2.4 GHz boost)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 500 - 1024 MB VRAM, Core: 450 MHz, Intel HD Graphics 22.20.16.4749
Memory
1880 MB 
, DDR3, 1066 MHz
Display
11.60 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel 135 PPI, AU Optronics AUO-B116XTN02.5 , TN LED, glossy: no
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 56.9 GB free
Soundcard
RealTek ALC269 @ Intel Apollo Lake SoC - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Combo headset, Card Reader: microSD/SDHC/SDXC
Networking
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15.9 x 287 x 200 ( = 0.63 x 11.3 x 7.87 in)
Battery
32 Wh Lithium-Ion, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 8.5 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: 2x 1 Watt, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
1.27 kg ( = 44.8 oz / 2.8 pounds), Power Supply: 161 g ( = 5.68 oz / 0.35 pounds)
Price
180 USD

 

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Average Score: 69.98% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 58%, features: 44%, display: 73% mobility: 88%, workmanship: 72%, ergonomy: 65%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Lenovo Ideapad 120s-11IAP

76.8% Lenovo Ideapad 120s (11-inch) Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Smaller size, bigger value. The 11-inch Lenovo Ideapad 120s carries over many of the same facets of its 14-inch brother in a more compact case. However, with half the RAM and a smaller body, can it keep up with the larger model?
Lenovo IdeaPad 120S (11″) review – a good bussiness laptop for unpretentious users
Source: Laptop Media English Archive.org version
In conclusion, we can say that IdeaPad 120S is a very good laptop model that combines in itself stylish construction and budget hardware which can handle your daily tasks. It is not made for people in need of a powerful CPU or GPU, super display and incredibly firm corpus but it’s rather aimed at users that don’t want or cannot spend huge sums on a mobile computer and at the same time want to have such. The laptop is a great combination of small size, low price and budget hardware.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/11/2018
60% Lenovo Ideapad 120s (11-Inch) Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English Archive.org version
Priced at just under $250, the 11.6-inch Lenovo IdeaPad 120s provides an ultraportable Windows 10 laptop at a Chromebook price point.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
73% Lenovo Ideapad 120s review: Low price and as expected Celeron performance
Source: Techaeris English Archive.org version
The Lenovo Ideapad 120s is a low budget, entry-level laptop for the price conscious. The 120s can do almost anything that a more expensive laptop will do to be sure. Just be aware that it will take more time to do it and not look near as good doing it as its higher-priced siblings. If you are in the market for a budget laptop and don’t mind sacrificing speed and a beautiful screen to get a lower price, the Lenovo Ideapad 120s may be a good choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 95% workmanship: 70%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad 120S Laptop Review
Source: Reviewed.com English Archive.org version
The IdeaPad is great for those with basic needs, but that's as far as it goes. Unless your budget is capped at $200, you should really know what you're getting into. Let's go over the positives first. With its minimalist look and lightweight body, it looks more like expensive than it really is. It's the kind of laptop you wouldn't mind bringing to an important meeting or a college lecture. While we love the awesome battery life and low price, we had a few issues with the trade offs.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad 120S (11”) review
Source: Gotta Be Mobile English Archive.org version
If you casually browse the internet, check your email and occasionally watch online videos, spending $179.99 on the IdeaPad 120S (11”) makes a lot of sense. It’s not missing anything essential to getting basic tasks done – provided you’re willing to do them one at a time instead of working in a half-dozen apps and switching between them.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad 120S (11”) review
Source: Gotta Be Mobile English Archive.org version
If you casually browse the internet, check your email and occasionally watch online videos, spending $179.99 on the IdeaPad 120S (11”) makes a lot of sense. It’s not missing anything essential to getting basic tasks done – provided you’re willing to do them one at a time instead of working in a half-dozen apps and switching between them.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad 120s
Source: PC Mag English Archive.org version
Lenovo's petite IdeaPad 120S is a budget ultraportable that offers good-for-the-cost performance, but you can find better screens and keyboards by stepping up to the next highest class.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad 120S (11.1-inch) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English Archive.org version
The Lenovo IdeaPad 120S offers good battery life and performance at a very affordable price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Ultraportátil básico 11,6": Lenovo Ideapad 120S-11IAP
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/04/2018
Đánh giá nhanh Lenovo IdeaPad 120S 11IAP: Laptop giá rẻ cho mọi người
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Good price; compact size; nice design; high mobility; decent hardware; good ergonomy; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/14/2017
Lenovo IdeaPad 120S (11″) – добър бюджетен лаптоп за непретенциозни потребители
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Great built quality; compact size; light weight; nice display; silent system; good connectivity. Negative: Weak hardware.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/05/2018

Comment

Model:

The Lenovo Ideapad 120s-11IAP is an entry-level laptop. The IdeaPad is great for those with basic needs, but that is as far as it goes. It can satisfy light users who casually browse the internet, check emails and occasionally watch online videos. Despite being a rectangular shaped laptop, Lenovo has managed to add some interest to the shape of the Ideapad 120s with nicely beveled edges and a nice matte finish. The Lenovo logo is stamped on the top in the same color but with a glossy finish. This lends more interest to the look of the laptop without going overboard with bright colors or chrome. The Lenovo Ideapad 120s has a screen resolution of 1366 x 768, and the screen measures 11.6″ in the diagonal. The screen size is fine for a laptop that will be used on the go, and the text looks clear and smooth. A user can adjust the brightness from very dark to very bright, depending on lighting conditions. However, the colors are very muted, and everything seems to be a bit muddy. The screen is definitely useable, just do not expect a breathtaking visual experience with the Lenovo Ideapad 120s.

The IdeaPad 120s' Celeron N3350 CPU and 2 GB of RAM make it suited for monotasking rather than multitasking. The paltry 2 GB of RAM rule out multitasking; running more than a few applications at a time can freeze the machine. The Celeron CPU can handle basic office and home tasks, but struggles with anything else. Users should expect some kind of performance throttling during extended workloads, too. Speaking of storage, the eMMC flash storage of 64 GB is about average for this price point. 64 GB is not a lot to begin with; considering that about 7 GB are reserved for the operating system, there is not a lot of room left for the end user. Users can expect about five hours of regular use on a single charge, which is impressive for a budget laptop. It has something to do with the low-end processor and other power-efficient internals. Five hours is a good chunk of time, for sure, with the screen brightness set to 100%. It is recommended to dim the screen, if the user wants it to last a full workday. The TrackPad works fine, and the keyboard is comfortable. There are plenty of ports for all your needs, along with one USB 3.0 with always-on charging. Along the left side of the Lenovo Ideapad 120s, there are a USB-C, HDMI, USB-3.0, and the charging port. The right side houses a reset button, a Micro-SD card reader, a headphone jack, and another USB-C port. The speakers are located on the bottom of the unit. The sound the speakers produce leaves a lot to be desired.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Intel HD Graphics 500: 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.

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


Celeron N3350: A very energy-efficient dual-core SoC from the Apollo Lake series for inexpensive laptops. Runs with clocks between 1.1-2.4 GHz and integrates a DirectX 12 capable graphics adapter. Compared to the previous Celerons, the per-MHz performance of the CPU architecture was vastly improved and the graphics adapter was improved as well.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


11.60":

This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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


1.27 kg:

In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops weigh as much.


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.


69.98%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Stefan Hinum, 2017-12-10 (Update: 2017-12-10)