Lenovo Ideapad 320-15IKBN-80XL02U4SP
Reviews for the Lenovo Ideapad 320-15IKBN-80XL02U4SP
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Positive: Large screen; nice display; good price; decent performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/16/2017
Model: The Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKBN is a mid-range 15.6-inch notebook. It will handle any task with ease, thanks to powerful processing. The price range is right for someone who wants basic web, email, and desktop office type applications. Preloaded with Windows 10 Home, a user will have the personal assistance of Cortana, designed to help open apps and answer questions, whether typed or spoken. Lenovo redesigned the IdeaPad 320 with a sleek unibody chassis. The notebook is packed in a “Platinum Grey” chassis made of plastics, with a non-backlit keyboard and spacious trackpad in the center of it. Better yet, the IdeaPad 320 is designed to keep up with a user. Lenovo treated it with a special protective finish to guard against wear and tear and added rubber detailing on the bottom cover to maximize ventilation and extend product life. The notebook weighs in at 3.18 kg (4.8 pound), which is still a computer most will not mind carrying around. Besides that, it has the Lenovo App Explorer, which allows choosing only the apps wanted. It is a straightforward and secure way to personalize a computer and an essential part of Lenovo's commitment to a cleaner and safer PCs. Lenovo redesigned the touchpad on the IdeaPad 320 for a better user experience with multi-finger gestures. A user will feel the difference when they touch, click, and zoom.
For hardware specification, it offers 7th Gen Intel Core i5-7200U, 8 GB DDR4 RAM, and an Nvidia GeForce 940MX graphic processor. For storage, it has a 1 TB SATA hard disk drive. Users will have enough room to build their collection of photos and movies. In a greater scheme of things, the 940MX is not a high-end graphics solution. It is however capable of rendering many of the most popular game titles quite decently at medium settings. The display features a maximum resolution of 1.920 x 1.080 pixels. It is a large and vivid screen. The display panel is a TN panel, which normally offers poorer viewing angles but higher refresh rates. The anti-reflective screen also reflects less environmental lighting, making it more ideal at outdoor. According to the manufacturer, the laptop provides a battery life of up to five hours. The Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKBN has stereo speakers and an HD webcam. Featuring Dolby Audio-optimized speakers, the IdeaPad 320 delivers crystal-clear audio with minimal distortion at any volume. As for connectivity, it features 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, two USB 3.0 ports and a USB-C compact type port, an HDMI video output, a combo microphone/headphones jack, and a 4-in-1 media card reader. It has a DVD drive, which is nice to see as they are going away quickly on laptops nowadays. The Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKBN is a good choice for basic users.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX: Mid-range laptop graphics card based on the Maxwell architecture. Compared to the older 940M, the MX now also supports GDDR5 graphics memory and maybe slightly faster clock speeds.
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.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.