Lenovo Ideapad 310-15IKB
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Reviews for the Lenovo Ideapad 310-15IKB
Average. Lenovo is trying to stand out of the crowd of cheap notebooks available for 600 Euros (~$633) or less. We will check to see what the new IdeaPad 310-15IKB has to offer in our detailed review.
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Positive: Beautiful design; comfortable keyboard. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/17/2017
Model: The Lenovo Ideapad 310-15IKB is a straight up multimedia laptop built for online music streaming and movie watching. At first glance, this notebook appears in a slim profile notwithstanding its wide 15-inch form factor. Construction is overall solid and firm as it is built with durable matte plastic. Though it uses plastic as its case, it still manages to look good and minimal. The dimensions measure at 37.9 x 26,01 x 2,29 cm (14.92 x 10.24 x 0.9 inch) and its weight starts at 2.2 kg. To maximize its multimedia capacity, it is fitted with a 15.6-inch HD glossy multi-touch (1366 x 768) display with an integrated camera. The touchscreen option is a nice complement to its keypad for ease of accessibility but the low resolution is quite unreasonable for watching movies or other videos. Switching between the touchscreen and keypad appears seamless and flawless and it certainly seems like Lenovo has done the software part of it well enough. This series is one of the earliest Ideapad models which adopt the latest Intel Kabylake CPUs. It is powered by the 7th generation Intel Core i5-7200U Processor with graphics rendered by the popular Intel HD Graphics 620. With these specs, system performance is good as users do not need to endure long waiting times while launching programs or starting the system.
Users have the option of integrating memory of up to 8 GB DDR4 2133 MHz and storage of up to 1 TB 5400 RPM. Overall, the Ideapad 310-15IKB is well equipped and will be suitable for proper multitasking. Audio quality on this laptop is equally impressive thanks to 2 stereo speakers with Dolby Audio. This laptop comes with a 30 Wh battery and it is capable of up to 5 hours video playback, according to Lenovo. Its 15-inch form factor grants it allowance to retain an optical drive, which is a feature fast disappearing in recent laptops. Connectivity on this device includes USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, VGA and HDMI port for display output, and even a RJ45 Gigabit LAN port. The LAN port might not be very useful for many users but for those who need it, there are not many alternatives in the market. The laptop comes pre-installed with Windows 10 Home. In all, the Ideapad 310 is an all-round laptop which performs well for everyday tasks with the added touchscreen feature. Its wide 15-inch display will continue to be a pull factor for those who want to work with a larger display even though the masses have moved on to handy and tote-sized 10-inch tablets and 13-inch ultrabooks. It may lack enhancements such as a fingerprint sensor or a high-end camera for face detection, yet these deficiencies do not render it any less efficient.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
Intel HD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2) found on some Kaby-Lake CPU models (15 W ULV series).
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i5-7200U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.5 to 3.1 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal 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.
76.6%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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