Lenovo Ideapad 320S-14IKB-80X4005AGE
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Reviews for the Lenovo Ideapad 320S-14IKB-80X4005AGE
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The IdeaPad 320S 14 is a great all-round laptop for school and everyday use. It's fairly light and compact, it gets a matte IPS screen, performs well and runs cool and quiet for a long while on each charge. Lenovo pairs all these with an affordable price tag, but there are a few things you should know before taking the plunge. Among these, the fact that the keyboard is not backlit, that the screen is rather dim and the Wi-Fi a little slow. You'll find more about these and many other particularities from the detailed article below.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
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There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.
In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.
In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.
80%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
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