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Lenovo V110-15IKB (Pentium 4415U, SSD, HD-Display) Laptop Review

Sascha Mölck (translated by Liala Stieglitz), 10/12/2017

Price-performance winner. Lenovo's 15.6-inch laptop comes with a Kaby Lake processor, an SSD and 8 GB of working memory. The total package costs almost 400 Euros ($400). But of course, some shortcomings should be expected at this price.

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With the V110-15IKB, Lenovo has a 15.6-inch office laptop from the low-cost sector in its lineup. A Pentium processor from the Kaby Lake generation operates inside the laptop. It provides considerably more computing power than its namesake from the Apollo Lake generation. Laptops, such as the HP 15-ba077ng, the HP 250 G5, the Acer Aspire ES1-533, and the Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C are some of its rivals.

(Note: The US model is called V110-15ISK, features a Core i3-6100U, 500 GB HDD, and Intel HD 520 Graphics)

Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE (IdeaPad V110 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 610, Core: 300-950 MHz, dual-channel, 21.20.16.4678
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2133, dual-channel, one memory bank (filled), 4 GB soldered
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel 100 PPI, Chi Mei N156BGA-EA2, TN LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U iHDCP 2.2 Premium PCH
Storage
Ramxel S121 RTNRB256RFM4KWDL, 256 GB 
, 190 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC236 @ Intel Sunrise Point-LP PCH - High Definition Audiocontroller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combo audio, Card Reader: SD, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Realtek 8821AE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC (ac), Bluetooth 4.1
Optical drive
Slimtype DVD A DA8AESH
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 22.9 x 380 x 262 ( = 0.9 x 14.96 x 10.31 in)
Battery
32 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: SD
Primary Camera: 0.3 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Cyberlink Power2Go 8, Cyberlink PowerDVD 14, McAfee LiveSafe (trial), MS Office 365 (trial), 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.9 kg ( = 67.02 oz / 4.19 pounds), Power Supply: 292 g ( = 10.3 oz / 0.64 pounds)
Price
399 ($399) Euro

 

Case and Connectivity

Lenovo has installed the technology into a matte-black plastic casing that strongly resembles the casings of Lenovo's B50-70 lineup. The casing blatantly shows that most of the budget has been invested into CPU, working memory, and SSD. Material protrudes in some places and the gaps are not completely even everywhere. Its stability could also be better. The base unit can be dented without much force in many places. Furthermore, it could be more robust. The laptop does not have a maintenance hatch and the battery cannot be removed.

Lenovo has installed only the essential interfaces. In addition to two USB Type-A ports (1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.1 Gen.1), an HDMI port and a combo audio jack are included. The interface positioning is bad. The ports are in the front areas on both sides. The memory card reader is sluggish. A maximum transfer rate of 27.6 MB/s is achieved when copying large data blocks. Transferring 250 JPG image files (approx. 5 MB each) is performed at a speed of 26.4 MB/s. We test the memory card reader with our Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II reference card.

The Wi-Fi module carries an 8821AE chip by Realtek. It supports the fast ac standard as well as 802.11 a/b/g/n. Our measured transmission rates under ideal conditions (no other Wi-Fi devices in the vicinity, short distance between laptop and server PC) are good.

Size Comparison

Connectivity

Left: Power-in, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A), USB 2.0 (Type A)
Left: Power-in, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A), USB 2.0 (Type A)
Right: Combo audio, DVD burner, cable lock slot
Right: Combo audio, DVD burner, cable lock slot
Front: Memory card reader
Front: Memory card reader
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
HP 15-ba077ng
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
27.2 MB/s ∼100% +3%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26.6 MB/s ∼98% +1%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26.4 MB/s ∼97%
HP 250 G5 SP X0N33EA
23.7 MB/s ∼87% -10%
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C-16V
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
22.7 MB/s ∼83% -14%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
17.8 MB/s ∼65% -33%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
39.4 MB/s ∼100% +43%
HP 15-ba077ng
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
38.3 MB/s ∼97% +39%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
36.7 MB/s ∼93% +33%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
27.6 MB/s ∼70%
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C-16V
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26.6 MB/s ∼68% -4%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
315 MBit/s ∼100% +10%
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C-16V
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
310 MBit/s ∼98% +8%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Realtek 8821AE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
287 MBit/s ∼91%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
186 MBit/s ∼59% -35%
HP 15-ba077ng
Realtek RTL8723BE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC
43 MBit/s ∼14% -85%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C-16V
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
341 MBit/s ∼100% +2%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Realtek 8821AE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
335 MBit/s ∼98%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
312 MBit/s ∼91% -7%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
272 MBit/s ∼80% -19%
HP 15-ba077ng
Realtek RTL8723BE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC
54 MBit/s ∼16% -84%

Input Devices

Lenovo's 15.6-inch laptop comes with an unlit chiclet keyboard. The flat, roughened keys have a short drop and clear pressure point. The keyboard yields slightly when typing on it. However, it was not particularly annoying. Overall, Lenovo delivers a decent keyboard here that is suitable for regular typing. Nevertheless, prolific writers should opt for another laptop.

The multi-touchpad has an area of approximately 10 x 5.2 cm (~4 x 2 in). Thus, it offers enough room for using gestures. The lightly roughened surface does not prevent the fingers from gliding over it. The pad also responds to inputs in its corners. Two dedicated mouse keys are situated below the pad. They have a short drop and clear pressure point.

Input devices
Input devices

Display

Pixelgrid
Pixelgrid

The matte, 15.6-inch screen has a native resolution of 1366x768 pixels. Its brightness (233 cd/m²) and contrast (540:1) are not exciting. However, they are still acceptable in view of the laptop's price range. Unfortunately, the screen displays PWM flickering at a frequency of 10000 Hz in brightness levels of 20% and lower. This high frequency should not cause headaches and/or eye problems even in sensitive users.

246
cd/m²
265
cd/m²
254
cd/m²
223
cd/m²
243
cd/m²
230
cd/m²
199
cd/m²
218
cd/m²
219
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 265 cd/m² Average: 233 cd/m² Minimum: 2.2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 75 %
Center on Battery: 245 cd/m²
Contrast: 540:1 (Black: 0.45 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 11.69 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 13.12 | - Ø
59% sRGB (Argyll) 37% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.24
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
TN LED, 1366x768, 15.6
HP 15-ba077ng
TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
TN LED, 1366x768, 15.6
HP 250 G5 SP X0N33EA
TN, 1920x1080, 15.6
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C-16V
TN LED, 1366x768, 15.6
Response Times
-41%
-16%
-56%
-10%
-70%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
39 (21, 18)
42 (21, 21)
-8%
43 (21, 22, Plateau)
-10%
58
-49%
40 (20, 20)
-3%
68 (32, 36)
-74%
Response Time Black / White *
19 (14, 5)
22 (6, 16)
-16%
23 (7, 16, Plateau)
-21%
23
-21%
22 (6, 16)
-16%
26 (20, 6)
-37%
PWM Frequency
10000 (20)
50 (70)
-99%
200 (90)
-98%
217 (90)
-98%
Screen
-7%
-8%
7%
0%
-1%
Brightness
233
200
-14%
202
-13%
246
6%
222
-5%
217
-7%
Brightness Distribution
75
88
17%
92
23%
86
15%
85
13%
91
21%
Black Level *
0.45
0.56
-24%
0.67
-49%
0.44
2%
0.39
13%
0.58
-29%
Contrast
540
373
-31%
300
-44%
575
6%
562
4%
390
-28%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
11.69
12.21
-4%
10.36
11%
9.2
21%
12.67
-8%
9.84
16%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
13.12
13.48
-3%
11.06
16%
11.05
16%
13.82
-5%
11.1
15%
Gamma
2.24 107%
2.34 103%
2.56 94%
2.55 94%
2.63 91%
2.35 102%
CCT
16905 38%
15364 42%
11368 57%
11451 57%
15633 42%
11979 54%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
37
38
3%
36
-3%
36
-3%
35
-5%
39
5%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
59
60
2%
57
-3%
56
-5%
55
-7%
61
3%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-24% / -16%
-12% / -9%
-25% / -10%
-5% / -2%
-36% / -19%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 10000 Hz20 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 10000 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 20 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 10000 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 56 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 7774 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The screen's DeltaE 2000 color deviation is 11.69 in the state of delivery. Thus, it clearly misses the target range (DeltaE less than 3). Furthermore, the screen also exhibits a strong bluish tint.

CalMAN: Color Checker
CalMAN: Color Checker
CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN: Saturation Sweeps

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
19 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14 ms rise
↘ 5 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 12 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (26.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
39 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21 ms rise
↘ 18 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 39 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (42.7 ms).

Lenovo has equipped the V110-15IKB with a viewing angle dependent TN panel. Thus, the screen is not legible from every position. The laptop can only be used outdoors when the sun is not shining too brightly.

The V110-15IKB outdoors
The V110-15IKB outdoors

Performance

Lenovo has a basic 15.6-inch office laptop in its lineup with the V100-15IKB. It has enough computing power for office and Internet applications. Our review sample is available for almost 400 Euros ($400). Other configurations are available. Their prices start at around 350 Euros ($300).

Processor

Intel's Pentium-4415U dual-core processor is inside the V110-15IKB. It is not a descendant of the low-performance Apollo Lake architecture, but rather a genuine Kaby Lake CPU. The CPU clocks at a maximum speed of 2.3 GHz. It does not have a Turbo. However, the Pentium supports Intel's Hyperthreading (two threads per core can be processed simultaneously). The processor performed our CPU tests at full speed in both AC and battery mode.

We test whether the CPU permanently clocks at full speed by looping the Cinebench R15 multi-thread test for approximately 30 minutes. The outcomes of the V110-15IKB were always on the same level. Thus, performance is not lost.

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit

A look at our comparison chart shows that the Pentium places itself just behind the Core i3-7100U. The Pentium is, so to say, a slimmed down version of the Core i3. The Pentium has a slightly lower maximum clock speed, has a smaller cache, and does not support all CPU instructions that the Core i3 supports.

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6703
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
8169
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
3587
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
17.51 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
2.71 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.01 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
29.14 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
241 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
95 Points
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
HP 250 G5 SP X0N33EA
Intel Core i5-6200U
116 Points ∼58% +22%
Asus X510UA-BR305T
Intel Core i3-7100U
100 Points ∼50% +5%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium 4415U
95 Points ∼48%
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C-16V
Intel Core i3-6006U
84 Points ∼42% -12%
HP 15-ba077ng
AMD A12-9700P
80 Points ∼40% -16%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Intel Pentium N4200
53 Points ∼27% -44%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
AMD A8-7410
50 Points ∼25% -47%
CPU Multi 64Bit
HP 250 G5 SP X0N33EA
Intel Core i5-6200U
288 Points ∼13% +20%
Asus X510UA-BR305T
Intel Core i3-7100U
260 Points ∼12% +8%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium 4415U
241 Points ∼11%
HP 15-ba077ng
AMD A12-9700P
222 Points ∼10% -8%
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C-16V
Intel Core i3-6006U
216 Points ∼10% -10%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
AMD A8-7410
166 Points ∼8% -31%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Intel Pentium N4200
165 Points ∼8% -32%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Asus X510UA-BR305T
Intel Core i3-7100U
3877 Points ∼44% +8%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium 4415U
3587 Points ∼40%
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C-16V
Intel Core i3-6006U
3227 Points ∼36% -10%
HP 15-ba077ng
AMD A12-9700P
2596 Points ∼29% -28%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
AMD A8-7410
1917 Points ∼22% -47%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Intel Pentium N4200
1675 Points ∼19% -53%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Asus X510UA-BR305T
Intel Core i3-7100U
8797 Points ∼18% +8%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium 4415U
8169 Points ∼16%
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C-16V
Intel Core i3-6006U
7388 Points ∼15% -10%
HP 15-ba077ng
AMD A12-9700P
7188 Points ∼14% -12%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
AMD A8-7410
6169 Points ∼12% -24%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Intel Pentium N4200
5149 Points ∼10% -37%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
HP 15-ba077ng
AMD A12-9700P
5371 Points ∼17% +2%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium 4415U
5270 Points ∼17%
Asus X510UA-BR305T
Intel Core i3-7100U
5136 Points ∼16% -3%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Intel Pentium N4200
4563 Points ∼15% -13%
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C-16V
Intel Core i3-6006U
4265 Points ∼14% -19%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
AMD A8-7410
3918 Points ∼13% -26%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium 4415U
2510 Points ∼54%
Asus X510UA-BR305T
Intel Core i3-7100U
2340 Points ∼50% -7%
HP 15-ba077ng
AMD A12-9700P
2062 Points ∼44% -18%
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C-16V
Intel Core i3-6006U
1943 Points ∼42% -23%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Intel Pentium N4200
1395 Points ∼30% -44%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
AMD A8-7410
1307 Points ∼28% -48%
Geekbench 4.0
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Asus X510UA-BR305T
Intel Core i3-7100U
5636 Points ∼20% +3%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium 4415U
5455 Points ∼20%
HP 15-ba077ng
AMD A12-9700P
4899 Points ∼18% -10%
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C-16V
Intel Core i3-6006U
4723 Points ∼17% -13%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Intel Pentium N4200
4364 Points ∼16% -20%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
AMD A8-7410
3460 Points ∼13% -37%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus X510UA-BR305T
Intel Core i3-7100U
2947 Points ∼51% +5%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium 4415U
2816 Points ∼49%
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C-16V
Intel Core i3-6006U
2468 Points ∼43% -12%
HP 15-ba077ng
AMD A12-9700P
2158 Points ∼37% -23%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Intel Pentium N4200
1581 Points ∼27% -44%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
AMD A8-7410
1356 Points ∼24% -52%
Geekbench 4.1
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Asus X510UA-BR305T
Intel Core i3-7100U
5895 Points ∼23% +5%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium 4415U
5630 Points ∼22%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus X510UA-BR305T
Intel Core i3-7100U
3016 Points ∼51% +2%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium 4415U
2943 Points ∼50%
JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
Asus X510UA-BR305T
Intel Core i3-7100U
164.22 Points ∼0% +4%
HP 250 G5 SP X0N33EA
Intel Core i5-6200U
160.64 Points ∼0% +2%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium 4415U
157.15 Points ∼0%
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C-16V
Intel Core i3-6006U
142.55 Points ∼0% -9%
HP 15-ba077ng
AMD A12-9700P
134 Points ∼0% -15%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Intel Pentium N4200
90.06 Points ∼0% -43%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
AMD A8-7410
75.5 Points ∼0% -52%

System Performance

The combination of a Kaby Lake CPU, a working memory that operates in dual-channel mode and a solid-state drive ensures an absolutely smooth and fast running system. We did not encounter any problems. The very good PCMark benchmark results confirm that the laptop has more than enough computing power for office and Internet applications. Increasing the performance is not possible. Lenovo has exhausted all options.

PCMark 7 Score
4795 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3230 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3514 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4224 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
HP 250 G5 SP X0N33EA
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, SanDisk Z400s SD8SNAT-256G
3317 Points ∼56% +3%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
HD Graphics 610, 4415U, Ramxel S121 RTNRB256RFM4KWDL
3230 Points ∼54%
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C-16V
HD Graphics 520, 6006U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
2937 Points ∼49% -9%
HP 15-ba077ng
Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge), A12-9700P, SanDisk Z400s SD8SNAT-256G
2777 Points ∼46% -14%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
HD Graphics 505, N4200, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1993 Points ∼33% -38%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
1956 Points ∼33% -39%

Storage Device

Lenovo has installed a solid-state drive by Ramxel into the V110-15IKB. It is a 2.5-inch model with a total capacity of 256 GB. The SSD's transfer rates are good.

Ramxel S121 RTNRB256RFM4KWDL
Sequential Read: 477.4 MB/s
Sequential Write: 284.2 MB/s
512K Read: 356.3 MB/s
512K Write: 282.3 MB/s
4K Read: 24.15 MB/s
4K Write: 71.93 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 283.7 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 257.3 MB/s
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Ramxel S121 RTNRB256RFM4KWDL
HP 15-ba077ng
SanDisk Z400s SD8SNAT-256G
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Toshiba MQ01ABD100
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
HP 250 G5 SP X0N33EA
SanDisk Z400s SD8SNAT-256G
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C-16V
TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
-19%
-91%
-91%
-5%
-92%
Write 4k QD32
257.3
138
-46%
0.991
-100%
0.473
-100%
228.5
-11%
0.706
-100%
Read 4k QD32
283.7
143.1
-50%
0.861
-100%
0.921
-100%
141.3
-50%
0.595
-100%
Write 4k
71.93
62.68
-13%
1.089
-98%
0.283
-100%
88.01
22%
0.836
-99%
Read 4k
24.15
20.99
-13%
0.474
-98%
0.372
-98%
20.99
-13%
0.342
-99%
Write 512
282.3
283.1
0%
24.23
-91%
26.71
-91%
289.4
3%
19.83
-93%
Read 512
356.3
333.4
-6%
22.5
-94%
32.94
-91%
321.2
-10%
20.82
-94%
Write Seq
284.2
243.3
-14%
96.57
-66%
88.49
-69%
322.1
13%
77.93
-73%
Read Seq
477.4
447.4
-6%
107.6
-77%
92.05
-81%
508.9
7%
96.48
-80%

Graphics Card

The HD Graphics 610 graphics unit is responsible for video output. It supports DirectX 12 and achieves speeds of up to 950 MHz. The GPU can fall back on the working memory that operates in dual-channel mode. The 3DMark scores are slightly better than those of the former HD Graphics 510. This is not surprising since the two GPU are virtually identical.

GPU-Z
GPU-Z
DXVAChecker
DXVAChecker
3DMark 05 Standard
11469 points
3DMark 06 Standard
6869 points
3DMark Vantage P Result
3715 points
3DMark 11 Performance
1005 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
50537 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
4422 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
566 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
272 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng
AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge), AMD A10-9600P
1921 Points ∼4% +118%
HP 15-ba077ng
AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge), AMD A12-9700P
1856 Points ∼4% +111%
Lenovo Yoga 510-14IKB
AMD Radeon R5 M430, Intel Core i5-7200U
1643 Points ∼3% +87%
Lenovo V320-17IKB 81AH0002GE
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1535 Points ∼3% +74%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1401 Points ∼3% +59%
HP 250 G5 SP X0N33EA
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i5-6200U
1257 Points ∼2% +43%
HP 15-bw077ax
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge), AMD A9-9420
1096 Points ∼2% +25%
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C-16V
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i3-6006U
1090 Points ∼2% +24%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), AMD A8-7410
899 Points ∼2% +2%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel HD Graphics 610, Intel Pentium 4415U
880 Points ∼2%
Asus Vivobook F556UQ-XO626D
Intel HD Graphics 510, Intel Core i5-6198DU
847 Points ∼2% -4%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
624 Points ∼1% -29%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng
AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge), AMD A10-9600P
1337 Points ∼3% +115%
HP 15-ba077ng
AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge), AMD A12-9700P
1213 Points ∼3% +95%
Lenovo V320-17IKB 81AH0002GE
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1028 Points ∼3% +65%
Lenovo Yoga 510-14IKB
AMD Radeon R5 M430, Intel Core i5-7200U
989 Points ∼2% +59%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
822 Points ∼2% +32%
HP 15-bw077ax
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge), AMD A9-9420
642 Points ∼2% +3%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel HD Graphics 610, Intel Pentium 4415U
622 Points ∼2%
Asus Vivobook F556UQ-XO626D
Intel HD Graphics 510, Intel Core i5-6198DU
621 Points ∼2% 0%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng
AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge), AMD A10-9600P
8822 Points ∼5% +61%
Lenovo V320-17IKB 81AH0002GE
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
8482 Points ∼5% +54%
HP 15-ba077ng
AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge), AMD A12-9700P
8107 Points ∼5% +48%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
7152 Points ∼4% +30%
HP 250 G5 SP X0N33EA
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i5-6200U
6314 Points ∼4% +15%
Asus Vivobook F556UQ-XO626D
Intel HD Graphics 510, Intel Core i5-6198DU
5664 Points ∼3% +3%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel HD Graphics 610, Intel Pentium 4415U
5495 Points ∼3%
Lenovo Yoga 510-14IKB
AMD Radeon R5 M430, Intel Core i5-7200U
5249 Points ∼3% -4%
HP 15-bw077ax
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge), AMD A9-9420
3661 Points ∼2% -33%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Graphics
Lenovo V320-17IKB 81AH0002GE
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
79437 Points ∼11% +30%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
63413 Points ∼8% +4%
Asus Vivobook F556UQ-XO626D
Intel HD Graphics 510, Intel Core i5-6198DU
62653 Points ∼8% +3%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel HD Graphics 610, Intel Pentium 4415U
60904 Points ∼8%
HP 15-ba077ng
AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge), AMD A12-9700P
53693 Points ∼7% -12%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng
AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge), AMD A10-9600P
52687 Points ∼7% -13%
HP 250 G5 SP X0N33EA
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i5-6200U
51590 Points ∼7% -15%
Lenovo Yoga 510-14IKB
AMD Radeon R5 M430, Intel Core i5-7200U
42396 Points ∼6% -30%

Gaming Performance

Lenovo's 15.6-inch laptop can display some games smoothly in low resolutions and low quality settings. This includes games with relatively low hardware requirements. The working memory in dual-channel mode has a positive impact here. It leads to higher frame rates.

low med. high ultra
World of Warcraft (2005) 125.561.2fps
Deus Ex Human Revolution (2011) 50.729.4fps
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011) 27.818.613.6fps
Anno 2070 (2011) 6629.317.9fps
Diablo III (2012) 39.425.822.4fps
Counter-Strike: GO (2012) 94.270.442.8fps
Tomb Raider (2013) 50.823.716fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 39.120.417.7fps
GRID: Autosport (2014) 10632.7fps
Sims 4 (2014) 168.932.5fps
F1 2014 (2014) 6142fps
Metal Gear Solid V (2015) 38.525.2fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 52.534.9fps
World of Warships (2015) 47.328.8fps
Rainbow Six Siege (2015) 22.416.2fps
Overwatch (2016) 2719.2fps
Battlefield 1 (2016) 16.18.9fps
Farming Simulator 17 (2016) 66.141.1fps
Resident Evil 7 (2017) 18.9fps
For Honor (2017) 13.5fps
Rocket League (2017) 48.9fps
Team Fortress 2 (2017) 57.755.8fps
FIFA 18 (2017) 35.1fps

Emissions and Energy Management

System Noise

The fan is usually inactive while idling and low load and silence prevails. It speeds up slightly during load. We measured a noise level of 34.8 dB(A) during the stress test. The fan produces a low-pitched whirring sound as soon as it starts to spin. This noise can definitely be tolerated for a short period. It is considerably less annoying than the high-pitched whistling that we know from other fans.

Noise Level

Idle
30.5 / 30.5 / 31.6 dB(A)
Load
34.3 / 34.8 dB(A)
 
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30.5 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2032.433.431.632.731.132.42532.233.430.732.130.532.23134.735.639.135.335.134.74030.831.334.829.130.630.85031.130.632.729.829.131.16327.926.929.228.926.927.98026.827.827.126.826.926.810027.126.42726.125.927.112525.325.92724.524.325.316025.226.624.323.923.625.220026.727.328.522.92326.725031.232.226.521.721.631.231524.424.323.721.220.824.440025.825.322.820.420.425.850026.425.921.419.519.626.463023.623.520.918.918.523.680022.822.719.818.718.322.8100022.822.819.2181822.8125023.123.118.917.917.823.1160024.123.618.717.717.324.1200023.222.418.517.617.823.2250020.920.918.317.717.820.93150202018.217.917.820400019.819.818.418.118.219.8500018.71918.318.318.318.7630018.918.818.718.418.218.9800018.618.718.718.718.618.61000018.718.718.718.618.718.71250018.818.818.818.818.818.81600019.119.31918.91919.1SPL34.434.331.630.630.534.4N2.22.21.71.41.42.2median 23.1Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGEmedian 22.8median 19median 18.7median 18.6median 23.1Delta332.31.71.83hearing rangehide median Fan Noise

Temperature

The V110-15IKB in the stress test
The V110-15IKB in the stress test

The V110-15IKB performed our stress test (Prime95 and FurMark run for at least one hour) in the same manner in both AC and battery mode. The processor throttles to 1.5 GHz after a few minutes and remains there. The graphics unit clocks at 900 to 950 MHz.

The laptop hardly heats up. It just slightly exceeded the 30 degrees Celsius (~86 degrees Fahrenheit) mark on some measuring points in the stress test.

Max. Load
 32.5 °C28.1 °C22.8 °C 
 30.3 °C30 °C22.7 °C 
 26.8 °C30.8 °C24.1 °C 
Maximum: 32.5 °C
Average: 27.6 °C
22.6 °C23.1 °C28.6 °C
23.3 °C24.8 °C31.7 °C
23.9 °C28.1 °C29.8 °C
Maximum: 31.7 °C
Average: 26.2 °C
Power Supply (max.)  40.3 °C | Room Temperature 21.5 °C | FIRT 550-Pocket
Temperature development upper side (load)
Temperature development upper side (load)
Temperature development underside (load)
Temperature development underside (load)
Temperature development upper side (idle)
Temperature development upper side (idle)
Temperature development underside (idle)
Temperature development underside (idle)

Speaker

The mono speaker produces a thin, mostly bass-free sound. Furthermore, the speaker's maximum volume is very low. Headphones or external speakers are desperately needed for a better sound experience.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2031.331.131.32531.630.531.63135.235.135.24031.630.631.65031.229.131.2632726.9278027.526.927.510027.225.927.212527.624.327.616024.523.624.520028.82328.825030.421.630.431522.520.822.540026.420.426.450029.719.629.763036.918.536.980042.218.342.2100048.21848.2125054.217.854.2160055.617.355.6200059.517.859.5250057.817.857.831506117.861400065.218.265.250006718.367630070.218.270.2800066.918.666.91000058.218.758.21250058.118.858.11600055.51955.5SPL75.230.575.2N27.41.427.4median 54.2Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGEmedian 18.6median 54.2Delta16.61.816.635.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHzmedian 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink Noise
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (70.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 27.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 11.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (12.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 9.5% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (10.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (40.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 98% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 1% worse
» The best had a delta of 11%, average was 21%, worst was 48%
Compared to all devices tested
» 98% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 1% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 1% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 9%, average was 19%, worst was 41%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Frequency diagram comparison (checkboxes above can be turned on/off!)

Power Consumption

The 15.6-inch laptop does not require much power over the entire load range. We measured a maximum idle consumption of 8.2 watts. The rate climbed to 26.3 watts in the stress test. The rate would be higher if the CPU was not throttled. The power supply has a nominal output of 45 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.44 / 0.44 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 2.8 / 6.8 / 8.2 Watt
Load midlight 24 / 26.3 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Life

Our practical Wi-Fi test simulates the load needed for opening websites via a script. The "Balanced" profile is enabled, the screen's brightness is set to approximately 150 cd/m², and the energy-saving functions are disabled. The V110-15IKB achieves a runtime of 3:53 hours - not a good rate. We expect a minimum runtime of 5 to 6 hours from an office laptop today. This rate could be reached with a larger battery. However, Lenovo has installed only a 32 Wh model.

Battery Runtime
WiFi Surfing v1.3 (Edge 40)
3h 53min
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C-16V
6006U, HD Graphics 520, 44 Wh
356 min ∼30% +53%
HP 250 G5 SP X0N33EA
6200U, HD Graphics 520, 41 Wh
347 min ∼29% +49%
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA
N4200, HD Graphics 505, 36 Wh
321 min ∼27% +38%
HP 15-ba077ng
A12-9700P, Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge), 41 Wh
296 min ∼25% +27%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
4415U, HD Graphics 610, 32 Wh
233 min ∼19%
Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ00H0GE
A8-7410, Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), 24 Wh
201 min ∼17% -14%

Pros

+ matte screen
+ SSD
+ runs quietly
+ low temperatures
+ ac Wi-Fi

Cons

- dark, low-contrast screen
- casing could be more robust
- one-year warranty only
- whirring fan
- poor speakers

Verdict

Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE, courtesy of Notebooksbilliger.de
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE, courtesy of Notebooksbilliger.de

Lenovo's V110-15IKB features everything that a home office laptop needs: A sufficiently strong processor, a fast solid-state drive, and a working memory that operates in dual-channel mode. A decent keyboard is also installed. The whole bundle will cost approximately 400 Euros ($400.

Lenovo's 15.6-inch laptop scores with a very good price-performance ratio.

The relatively low price also takes its toll in some places. The screen will not win any awards. It is too dark, its contrast is too low, and it is also viewing angle dependent. Our measured Wi-Fi runtimes and the casing's relatively low robustness largely exclude mobile use. Furthermore, Lenovo includes only a one-year warranty. The low price cannot be blamed for the whirring fan - after all, noisy fans are also found in more expensive devices. Nevertheless, this should not be the case in any laptop.

Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE - 10/10/2017 v6
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
71 / 98 → 72%
Keyboard
72%
Pointing Device
83%
Connectivity
39 / 80 → 48%
Weight
64 / 67 → 94%
Battery
74%
Display
75%
Games Performance
53 / 68 → 77%
Application Performance
76 / 92 → 82%
Temperature
96%
Noise
92%
Audio
30%
Camera
23 / 85 → 27%
Average
65%
77%
Office - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2017-10-12 (Update: 2017-10-13)