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Lenovo V110-15IKB (i5-7200U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Sascha Mölck, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Sabrina Hartmann), 03/21/2018

Office drudge. Lenovo's 15.6-inch device offers a combination of a Kaby Lake processor, a solid state drive, and 8 GB of RAM (dual-channel). Windows 10 Pro serves as the operating system. There is no lack of flaws for this laptop. For example, the battery runtimes are lousy.

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The Lenovo V110-15IKB is a simple 15.6-inch office notebook aimed at private as well as professional users. It is powered by a Core i5 processor. The device is no stranger to us, as we have already reviewed its sister model, which is equipped with a Pentium Gold Processor. The laptop at hand is the top model of the series. The competitors are devices such as the Acer Extensa 2540-580K, the Fujitsu Lifebook E557, and the HP 250 G6.

Since both of the V110-15IKB models have an identical build, we will skip the details about the case, the connectivity, the input devices, and the speakers. You can find this information in our review of the 110-15IKB 80TH001SGE.

Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE (V110 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 620, Core: 300-1000 MHz, dual-channel, 23.20.16.4944
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2133, dual-channel, one memory bank (occupied), 4 GB soldered
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, AU Optronics B156HTN03.8, TN LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U iHDCP 2.2 Premium PCH
Storage
Intel 545s SSDSC2KW256G8L, 256 GB 
, SATA III, 2.5-inch, 185 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: audio combo, Card Reader: SD, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Realtek 8821AE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1
Optical drive
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GUE0N
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 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: VGA
Additional features
Speakers: mono, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, McAfee LiveSafe (trial version), MS Office 365 (trial version), 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.9 kg ( = 67.02 oz / 4.19 pounds), Power Supply: 292 g ( = 10.3 oz / 0.64 pounds)
Price
635 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Size Comparison

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Fujitsu Lifebook E557
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
74.8 MB/s ∼100% +187%
Average of class Office
  (10.2 - 191, n=236)
60.3 MB/s ∼81% +131%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26.4 MB/s ∼35% +1%
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26.1 MB/s ∼35%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26 MB/s ∼35% 0%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
24.2 MB/s ∼32% -7%
HP 15-bs103ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
23.6 MB/s ∼32% -10%
HP 15-ay116ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
22.2 MB/s ∼30% -15%
Lenovo V110-15AST
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
21 MB/s ∼28% -20%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Fujitsu Lifebook E557
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
86.6 MB/s ∼100% +219%
Average of class Office
  (9.5 - 255, n=212)
77.2 MB/s ∼89% +184%
Lenovo V110-15AST
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
35 MB/s ∼40% +29%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
29.9 MB/s ∼35% +10%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
27.6 MB/s ∼32% +2%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
27.5 MB/s ∼32% +1%
HP 15-ay116ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
27.3 MB/s ∼32% +1%
HP 15-bs103ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
27.2 MB/s ∼31% 0%
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
27.16 MB/s ∼31%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Fujitsu Lifebook E557
Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter
515 MBit/s ∼100% +78%
HP 15-bs103ng
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
311 MBit/s ∼60% +7%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
300 MBit/s ∼58% +3%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
299 MBit/s ∼58% +3%
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
Realtek 8821AE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
290 MBit/s ∼56%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Realtek 8821AE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
287 MBit/s ∼56% -1%
Lenovo V110-15AST
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
252 MBit/s ∼49% -13%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Fujitsu Lifebook E557
Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter
662 MBit/s ∼100% +89%
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
Realtek 8821AE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
351 MBit/s ∼53%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
350 MBit/s ∼53% 0%
HP 15-bs103ng
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
345 MBit/s ∼52% -2%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
342 MBit/s ∼52% -3%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Realtek 8821AE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
335 MBit/s ∼51% -5%
Lenovo V110-15AST
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
290 MBit/s ∼44% -17%

Display - Average at Best

Pixel array
Pixel array

The matte 15.6-inch display of the V110-15IKB works at a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. The brightness (246.6 cd/m²) and the contrast (607:1) will not cause much enthusiasm. More could be expected. Pro: The display shows no PWM-flickering at any time.

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231
cd/m²
233
cd/m²
243
cd/m²
235
cd/m²
249
cd/m²
240
cd/m²
264
cd/m²
262
cd/m²
262
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 264 cd/m² Average: 246.6 cd/m² Minimum: 2.9 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 260 cd/m²
Contrast: 607:1 (Black: 0.41 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 12.85 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.2
ΔE Greyscale 14.14 | 0.64-98 Ø6.4
56% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 35% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.28
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
HP 15-bs103ng
TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Fujitsu Lifebook E557
TN LED, 1366x768, 15.6
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
HP 15-ay116ng
TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo V110-15AST
TN LED, 1366x768, 15.6
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
TN LED, 1366x768, 15.6
Response Times
-35%
-38%
-61%
-1%
-38%
-9%
-21%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
41 (21, 20)
41 (21, 20)
-0%
44 (24, 20)
-7%
50 (30, 20)
-22%
42 (23, 19)
-2%
40 (20, 20, Plateau)
2%
48 (26, 22)
-17%
39 (21, 18)
5%
Response Time Black / White *
13 (9, 4)
22 (18, 4)
-69%
22 (18, 4)
-69%
26 (22, 4)
-100%
13 (8, 5)
-0%
23 (7, 16, Plateau)
-77%
13 (8, 5)
-0%
19 (14, 5)
-46%
PWM Frequency
27000 (90)
210 (90)
2500 (90)
10000 (20)
Screen
-5%
-5%
2%
-3%
1%
-6%
-1%
Brightness middle
249
215
-14%
241
-3%
214
-14%
184
-26%
249
0%
230
-8%
243
-2%
Brightness
247
217
-12%
235
-5%
213
-14%
178
-28%
234
-5%
227
-8%
233
-6%
Brightness Distribution
88
92
5%
84
-5%
88
0%
80
-9%
89
1%
92
5%
75
-15%
Black Level *
0.41
0.68
-66%
0.43
-5%
0.53
-29%
0.38
7%
0.44
-7%
0.54
-32%
0.45
-10%
Contrast
607
316
-48%
560
-8%
404
-33%
484
-20%
566
-7%
426
-30%
540
-11%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
12.85
9.14
29%
13.62
-6%
7.93
38%
11.29
12%
11.71
9%
12.91
-0%
11.69
9%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
21.85
15.46
29%
22.81
-4%
13.9
36%
19.48
11%
19.51
11%
22.07
-1%
20.08
8%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
14.14
10.08
29%
15.19
-7%
9.37
34%
12.43
12%
13.13
7%
14.11
-0%
13.12
7%
Gamma
2.28 96%
2.07 106%
2.13 103%
2.32 95%
2.34 94%
2.57 86%
2.5 88%
2.24 98%
CCT
17285 38%
10158 64%
17407 37%
9971 65%
13823 47%
15273 43%
17819 36%
16905 38%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
35
36
3%
35
0%
36
3%
37
6%
36
3%
37
6%
37
6%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
56
56
0%
55
-2%
56
0%
59
5%
56
0%
58
4%
59
5%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-20% / -10%
-22% / -10%
-30% / -8%
-2% / -3%
-19% / -5%
-8% / -7%
-11% / -4%

* ... 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 not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9173 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

In factory settings, the display's DeltaE 2000 shift is 12.85. This value is far away from the target range (DeltaE lower than 3). Furthermore, the screen displays a strong bluish tint.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
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
13 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 9 ms rise
↘ 4 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. » 10 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (25.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
41 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21 ms rise
↘ 20 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. » 49 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (41 ms).

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

The V110-15IKB outdoors (picture taken in bright sunshine; the sun is shining from behind the screen).
The V110-15IKB outdoors (picture taken in bright sunshine; the sun is shining from behind the screen).

Performance - Mid-range Hardware in a Low-Cost Case

The Lenovo V110-15IKB is a simple 15.6-inch office notebook. It offers enough processing power for office and Internet applications. Our test device is available for about 600 to 650 Euros (~$738 to ~$800). Variants with different hardware are available in a price range starting at 350 Euros (~$431).

Processor - No Lack of Processing Power

The Lenovo device utilizes an Intel Core i5-7200U (Kaby Lake) dual-core processor. This ULV model (TDP: 15 watts) works at a base speed of 2.5 GHz. It can be boosted to 3.1 GHz (both cores) via Turbo. The results of the CPU tests we conducted are at a normal level for the built-in processor. During the tests, the processor worked at 3.1 GHz (single-thread) and 2.9 to 3.1 GHz (multithread) in both AC and battery modes.

Whether the Turbo Boost can be used permanently was determined via looping the Cinebench R15 Multithread test for about 30 minutes. The results remained at the same level consistently, so there was no drop in performance. The Turbo worked constantly at 2.9 to 3.1 GHz.

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
4945
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
11082
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
8395
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
127 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
315 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
45.23 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
HP 15-bs103ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
141 Points ∼65% +11%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Core i5-7200U
130 Points ∼60% +2%
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
127 Points ∼58%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U
  (88 - 132, n=100)
126 Points ∼58% -1%
HP 15-ay116ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
122 Points ∼56% -4%
Average of class Office
  (20 - 178, n=481)
109 Points ∼50% -14%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
95 Points ∼44% -25%
Fujitsu Lifebook E557
Intel Core i3-7100U
90 Points ∼41% -29%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U
83 Points ∼38% -35%
Lenovo V110-15AST
AMD E2-9010
53 Points ∼24% -58%
CPU Multi 64Bit
HP 15-bs103ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
507 Points ∼12% +61%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Core i5-7200U
332 Points ∼8% +5%
HP 15-ay116ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
325 Points ∼7% +3%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U
  (268 - 337, n=100)
325 Points ∼7% +3%
Average of class Office
  (36 - 1050, n=485)
318 Points ∼7% +1%
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
315 Points ∼7%
Fujitsu Lifebook E557
Intel Core i3-7100U
257 Points ∼6% -18%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
241 Points ∼6% -23%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U
213 Points ∼5% -32%
Lenovo V110-15AST
AMD E2-9010
91 Points ∼2% -71%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
HP 15-bs103ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
5517 Points ∼51% +12%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Core i5-7200U
5007 Points ∼46% +1%
HP 15-ay116ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
4991 Points ∼46% +1%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U
  (4787 - 5022, n=46)
4976 Points ∼46% +1%
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
4945 Points ∼46%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
3587 Points ∼33% -27%
Average of class Office
  (667 - 8356, n=663)
3298 Points ∼30% -33%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U
3203 Points ∼30% -35%
Lenovo V110-15AST
AMD E2-9010
1871 Points ∼17% -62%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
HP 15-bs103ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
18070 Points ∼36% +63%
HP 15-ay116ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
11342 Points ∼23% +2%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Core i5-7200U
11330 Points ∼23% +2%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U
  (9213 - 11955, n=46)
11164 Points ∼22% +1%
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
11082 Points ∼22%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
8169 Points ∼16% -26%
Average of class Office
  (1242 - 32009, n=651)
7713 Points ∼16% -30%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U
7293 Points ∼15% -34%
Lenovo V110-15AST
AMD E2-9010
3268 Points ∼7% -71%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
HP 15-bs103ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
12913 Points ∼41% +90%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Core i5-7200U
6932 Points ∼22% +2%
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
6793 Points ∼22%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U
  (6297 - 6932, n=29)
6576 Points ∼21% -3%
HP 15-ay116ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
6488 Points ∼21% -4%
Average of class Office
  (1016 - 13931, n=178)
5523 Points ∼18% -19%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
5270 Points ∼17% -22%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U
4384 Points ∼14% -35%
Lenovo V110-15AST
AMD E2-9010
2348 Points ∼8% -65%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Core i5-7200U
3191 Points ∼68% +1%
HP 15-bs103ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
3180 Points ∼68% 0%
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
3166 Points ∼67%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U
  (2812 - 3209, n=29)
2978 Points ∼63% -6%
HP 15-ay116ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
2907 Points ∼62% -8%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
2510 Points ∼53% -21%
Average of class Office
  (595 - 4020, n=178)
2258 Points ∼48% -29%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U
2018 Points ∼43% -36%
Lenovo V110-15AST
AMD E2-9010
1415 Points ∼30% -55%
Geekbench 4.0
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HP 15-bs103ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
11840 Points ∼43% +65%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Core i5-7200U
7439 Points ∼27% +4%
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
7174 Points ∼26%
Average of class Office
  (1834 - 15294, n=58)
7024 Points ∼26% -2%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U
  (6425 - 7439, n=30)
6947 Points ∼25% -3%
HP 15-ay116ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
6825 Points ∼25% -5%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
5455 Points ∼20% -24%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U
4805 Points ∼17% -33%
Lenovo V110-15AST
AMD E2-9010
2307 Points ∼8% -68%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
HP 15-bs103ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
3975 Points ∼69% +5%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Core i5-7200U
3808 Points ∼66% +1%
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
3774 Points ∼65%
HP 15-ay116ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
3672 Points ∼64% -3%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U
  (3484 - 3902, n=30)
3661 Points ∼63% -3%
Average of class Office
  (1087 - 4801, n=58)
3171 Points ∼55% -16%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
2816 Points ∼49% -25%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U
2516 Points ∼44% -33%
Lenovo V110-15AST
AMD E2-9010
1512 Points ∼26% -60%
Geekbench 4.1/4.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HP 15-bs103ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
12304 Points ∼34% +64%
Average of class Office
  (1736 - 16294, n=44)
8152 Points ∼23% +8%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Core i5-7200U
7744 Points ∼21% +3%
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
7516 Points ∼21%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U
  (7066 - 7767, n=14)
7389 Points ∼20% -2%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
5630 Points ∼16% -25%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U
4975 Points ∼14% -34%
Lenovo V110-15AST
AMD E2-9010
2402 Points ∼7% -68%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
HP 15-bs103ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
4077 Points ∼64% +5%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Core i5-7200U
3958 Points ∼62% +2%
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
3870 Points ∼61%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U
  (3648 - 3958, n=14)
3795 Points ∼60% -2%
Average of class Office
  (1084 - 5271, n=44)
3396 Points ∼54% -12%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
2943 Points ∼46% -24%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U
2575 Points ∼41% -33%
Lenovo V110-15AST
AMD E2-9010
1610 Points ∼25% -58%
JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
HP 15-bs103ng
Intel Core i5-8250U (Edge 41)
255.24 Points ∼76% +32%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Core i5-7200U (Edge 41)
221.69 Points ∼66% +15%
HP 15-ay116ng
Intel Core i5-7200U (Edge 38)
221.46 Points ∼66% +15%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U
  (128 - 223, n=68)
206 Points ∼62% +7%
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
Intel Core i5-7200U (Edge 41)
193.4 Points ∼58%
Average of class Office
  (36.7 - 268, n=214)
175 Points ∼52% -10%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U (Edge 40)
157.15 Points ∼47% -19%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U (Edge 41)
120.48 Points ∼36% -38%
Fujitsu Lifebook E557
Intel Core i3-7100U
114.15 Points ∼34% -41%
Lenovo V110-15AST
AMD E2-9010 (Edge 41)
84.415 Points ∼25% -56%

System Performance - A Fast, Smooth System

The combination of a Core i5 processor, a solid state drive, and memory working in dual-channel mode ensures a system which runs fast and smoothly and which has more than enough processing power for office and Internet applications. The really good PCMark benchmark results confirm this assessment. It is not possible to increase the performance any further; Lenovo has already exhausted all possibilities.

PCMark 10
PCMark 10
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3663 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4407 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4624 points
Help
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
HP 15-bs103ng
Radeon 520, 8250U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
5030 Points ∼77% +9%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Kingston RBUSC180DS37256GH
4642 Points ∼71% 0%
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Intel 545s SSDSC2KW256G8L
4624 Points ∼71%
HP 15-ay116ng
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung CM871a MZNTY256HDHP
4587 Points ∼70% -1%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U, Intel HD Graphics 620
  (4036 - 4857, n=51)
4520 Points ∼69% -2%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
HD Graphics 610, 4415U, Ramxel S121 RTNRB256RFM4KWDL
4224 Points ∼65% -9%
Average of class Office
  (1226 - 5428, n=307)
3959 Points ∼61% -14%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
HD Graphics 520, 6006U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
3617 Points ∼56% -22%
Lenovo V110-15AST
Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge), E2-9010, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
2213 Points ∼34% -52%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Kingston RBUSC180DS37256GH
3752 Points ∼62% +2%
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Intel 545s SSDSC2KW256G8L
3663 Points ∼60%
HP 15-bs103ng
Radeon 520, 8250U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
3622 Points ∼59% -1%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U, Intel HD Graphics 620
  (2761 - 3831, n=65)
3482 Points ∼57% -5%
HP 15-ay116ng
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung CM871a MZNTY256HDHP
3315 Points ∼54% -10%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
HD Graphics 610, 4415U, Ramxel S121 RTNRB256RFM4KWDL
3230 Points ∼53% -12%
Fujitsu Lifebook E557
HD Graphics 620, 7100U, Toshiba THNSNK256GCS8
3179 Points ∼52% -13%
Average of class Office
  (1169 - 4458, n=359)
3012 Points ∼49% -18%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
HD Graphics 520, 6006U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
2845 Points ∼47% -22%
Lenovo V110-15AST
Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge), E2-9010, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
1971 Points ∼32% -46%

Storage Devices - Intel's SSD Is on a Par with the Competitors

A solid state drive by Intel is used as the system drive. The SSD is a 2.5-inch SATA III model with a capacity of 256 GB. Out-of-the-box, 185 GB of the 256 GB is available, the rest being occupied by the recovery partition and the Windows installation. The SSD's transfer rates are good.

Intel 545s SSDSC2KW256G8L
Sequential Read: 536.2 MB/s
Sequential Write: 407.3 MB/s
512K Read: 393.4 MB/s
512K Write: 324.7 MB/s
4K Read: 36.92 MB/s
4K Write: 89.06 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 314.4 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 270.1 MB/s
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
Intel 545s SSDSC2KW256G8L
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Kingston RBUSC180DS37256GH
HP 15-bs103ng
Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
Fujitsu Lifebook E557
Toshiba THNSNK256GCS8
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
HP 15-ay116ng
Samsung CM871a MZNTY256HDHP
Lenovo V110-15AST
Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Ramxel S121 RTNRB256RFM4KWDL
Average Intel 545s SSDSC2KW256G8L
 
Average of class Office
 
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
2%
6%
-24%
1%
2%
-92%
-17%
0%
-46%
Write 4k QD32
270.1
317.1
17%
266.6
-1%
201.1
-26%
253.1
-6%
243.6
-10%
0.347
-100%
257.3
-5%
270
0%
110 (0.154 - 706, n=652)
-59%
Read 4k QD32
314.4
310.1
-1%
295.2
-6%
311.4
-1%
286.5
-9%
370.9
18%
0.972
-100%
283.7
-10%
314
0%
140 (0.015 - 652, n=652)
-55%
Write 4k
89.06
77.71
-13%
94.6
6%
60.62
-32%
76.89
-14%
95.68
7%
0.209
-100%
71.93
-19%
89.1
0%
40.8 (0.009 - 197, n=664)
-54%
Read 4k
36.92
33.06
-10%
38.81
5%
17.5
-53%
37.68
2%
34.91
-5%
0.42
-99%
24.15
-35%
36.9
0%
15.5 (0.218 - 148, n=664)
-58%
Write 512
324.7
441.3
36%
398.4
23%
263
-19%
390.7
20%
294.9
-9%
75.58
-77%
282.3
-13%
325
0%
197 (13.7 - 1863, n=661)
-39%
Read 512
393.4
318.3
-19%
443.7
13%
389.5
-1%
426.4
8%
413.8
5%
28.95
-93%
356.3
-9%
393
0%
238 (16.3 - 1799, n=661)
-40%
Write Seq
407.3
467.1
15%
466.2
14%
262.6
-36%
455
12%
483.9
19%
83.57
-79%
284.2
-30%
407
0%
265 (21.1 - 1995, n=664)
-35%
Read Seq
536.2
473.9
-12%
504.4
-6%
417.2
-22%
488
-9%
500.8
-7%
81.58
-85%
477.4
-11%
536
0%
374 (37.1 - 2860, n=664)
-30%

GPU - Enough Performance for Office and Internet Applications

The video output is processed by Intel's HD Graphics 620 graphics core. The GPU supports DirectX 12 and works at a speed of up to 1000 MHz. The 3DMark benchmark results are at a normal level for this kind of GPU. The user benefits from the fact that the RAM runs in dual-channel mode: The graphics core can be better utilized, and hence it can deliver a higher performance.

3DMark 11 Performance
1679 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
6367 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
959 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
HP 15-bs103ng
AMD Radeon 520, Intel Core i5-8250U
1877 Points ∼100% +22%
HP 15-ba077ng
AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge), AMD A12-9700P
1856 Points ∼99% +21%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1605 Points ∼86% +5%
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1535 Points ∼82%
Average Intel HD Graphics 620
  (1067 - 1777, n=132)
1499 Points ∼80% -2%
HP 15-ay116ng
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1394 Points ∼74% -9%
Fujitsu Lifebook E557
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-7100U
1317 Points ∼70% -14%
Average of class Office
  (185 - 4967, n=606)
1224 Points ∼65% -20%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i3-6006U
1220 Points ∼65% -21%
HP 255 G6
AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge), AMD A6-9220
989 Points ∼53% -36%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel HD Graphics 610, Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
880 Points ∼47% -43%
Lenovo V110-15AST
AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge), AMD E2-9010
714 Points ∼38% -53%

Gaming Performance - Some Classics Are Playable

The hardware of the V110-15IKB is able to run some games smoothly. This applies mostly to titles with low system requirements, but the user will have to settle for low resolutions and low graphics settings. The dual-channel RAM has positive effects on the gaming performance. The frame rates are higher than those of comparable devices operating in single-channel mode. However, games with high hardware requirements, such as Kingdom Come: Deliverance, are not playable.

low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 57.12924.88.4fps
Fortnite (2018) 39.110.1fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 8.9fps
Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018) 11.55.7fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 23.915.2fps

Emissions & Energy

System Noise - The V110-15IKB: A Quiet Machine

The V110-15IKB does not produce a lot of noise, regardless of the load. Under low load and while idling, the cooling fan usually stands still, meaning the device is completely silent under these circumstances. Under load, the fan speeds up slightly. We measured a maximum noise level of only 34 dB(A) during our stress test. The cooling fan's noise is definitely acceptable.

The cooling fan of the Pentium sister model, which we have already reviewed, produces a low-pitched whirring sound that can be tolerated for a short period of time. However, our current test device does not produce this sound. So interested customers should check in advance before the purchase of a V110-15IKB device whether the cooling fan produces a whirring sound, and if that is the case, whether that sound is tolerable to the user or not.

Noise Level

Idle
30.4 / 30.4 / 31 dB(A)
DVD
35.7 / dB(A)
Load
33.7 / 34 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
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: 30.4 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.431.932.832.13234.42530.931.934.932.830.230.93130.431.630.332.933.430.44030.130.129.729.928.530.15029.328.528.330.329.429.36328.427.928.528.627.828.48025.926.526.52726.125.910026.725.826.425.625.626.712524.724.423.824.224.524.716023.42324.723.923.223.42002322.923.523.122.3232502222.422.322.3212231522.122.121.420.920.922.140022.12221.1212022.150021.221.420.319.419.421.263021.222.119.419.11921.280021.821.920.518.31821.8100022.822.720.318.217.522.8125023.323.618.517.817.423.3160024.624.818.317.117.424.6200024.224.618.217.717.724.2250021.522.11817.617.721.5315020.620.918.317.918.520.6400019.719.718.118.218.319.7500018.81918.21818.318.8630018.418.518.418.318.418.4800018.518.518.418.618.818.51000018.518.618.518.618.718.51250018.618.618.418.618.618.61600018.818.718.718.819.318.8SPL33.8343130.530.533.8N1.921.51.41.41.9median 21.8median 22.1median 18.7median 18.6median 18.7median 21.8Delta1.41.61.61.81.71.4hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseLenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE

Temperature - No Hot Flushes

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

The V110-15IKB had similar results in both AC and battery modes during our stress test (Prime95 and Furmark running for at least one hour). The processor ran at a speed of 1.1 GHz during the test and the graphics core worked at 800 to 850 MHz.

The Lenovo device does not heat up particularly. During the stress test, it only just passed the 30 °C mark at some measurement points.

Max. Load
 30.9 °C
88 F
28.3 °C
83 F
25.3 °C
78 F
 
 31.2 °C
88 F
29.8 °C
86 F
25.2 °C
77 F
 
 29.5 °C
85 F
31.2 °C
88 F
25.6 °C
78 F
 
Maximum: 31.2 °C = 88 F
Average: 28.6 °C = 83 F
25 °C
77 F
24.7 °C
76 F
28.9 °C
84 F
26.2 °C
79 F
28.6 °C
83 F
30.5 °C
87 F
25.1 °C
77 F
25.7 °C
78 F
31.6 °C
89 F
Maximum: 31.6 °C = 89 F
Average: 27.4 °C = 81 F
Power Supply (max.)  36.2 °C = 97 F | Room Temperature 20.9 °C = 70 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 28.6 °C / 83 F, compared to the average of 29.4 °C / 85 F for the devices in the class Office.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 31.2 °C / 88 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 31.6 °C / 89 F, compared to the average of 36.3 °C / 97 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.4 °C / 78 F, compared to the device average of 29.4 °C / 85 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 31.2 °C / 88.2 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.3 °C / 82.9 F (-2.9 °C / -5.3 F).
Temperature development top (load)
Temperature development top (load)
Temperature development bottom (load)
Temperature development bottom (load)
Temperature development top (idle)
Temperature development top (idle)
Temperature development bottom (idle)
Temperature development bottom (idle)

Spreaker - Only Mono Sound in the Repertoire

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2031.33231.32530.330.230.33131.533.431.54029.228.529.25028.329.428.36329.127.829.18026.126.126.110026.225.626.212525.924.525.916023.423.223.420022.722.322.725022212231522.520.922.540024202450029.819.429.863035.71935.780042.51842.5100043.617.543.6125050.917.450.9160057.317.457.3200059.917.759.9250058.217.758.2315062.518.562.5400064.418.364.4500068.518.368.5630074.418.474.4800071.718.871.71000063.718.763.71250062.518.662.51600053.919.353.9SPL78.230.578.2N30.61.430.6median 50.9median 18.7median 50.9Delta17.71.717.735.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGEApple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (74.44 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 27.1% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (2.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 11.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (14.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(-) | very high highs - on average 15.3% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (12.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (51.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 100% of all tested devices in this class were better, 0% similar, 0% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 100% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 0% 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
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

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

Power Consumption - Energy-Efficient 15.6-Inch Device

Regardless of the load, Lenovo's 15.6-inch device does not draw too much power. In idle mode, we measured a maximum power consumption of 6.9 watts. During the stress test, the power consumption rose to only 28.7 watts, since the processor throttles considerably. The power supply has a nominal output of 45 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.4 / 0.34 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.6 / 6.7 / 6.9 Watt
Load midlight 27.1 / 28.7 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Runtime - No Long-Distance Runner

We simulated the load of accessing websites via a script in our practically-oriented Wi-Fi test. The energy profile "balanced" was activated, the display brightness was set to about 150 cd/m², and the energy-saving functions were disabled. The V110-15IKB achieved a runtime of 3:56 h, which is on a par with the Pentium sister model. Therefore, both devices have lousy battery runtimes. The batteries' low capacities are to blame. Lenovo installed models with a capacity of 32 Wh.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 41)
3h 56min
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
7200U, HD Graphics 620, 48 Wh
484 min ∼18% +105%
HP 15-bs103ng
8250U, Radeon 520, 41.6 Wh
473 min ∼18% +100%
HP 15-ay116ng
7200U, HD Graphics 620, 41 Wh
412 min ∼16% +75%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
6006U, HD Graphics 520, 41.6 Wh
409 min ∼16% +73%
Average of class Office
  (105 - 964, n=299)
405 min ∼15% +72%
Fujitsu Lifebook E557
7100U, HD Graphics 620, 49 Wh
270 min ∼10% +14%
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
7200U, HD Graphics 620, 32 Wh
236 min ∼9%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
4415U, HD Graphics 610, 32 Wh
233 min ∼9% -1%
Lenovo V110-15AST
E2-9010, Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge), 24 Wh
167 min ∼6% -29%

Pros

+ matte display
+ Full HD resolution
+ SSD
+ works quietly
+ barely heats up
+ AC Wi-Fi

Cons

- dark, viewing-angle dependent display with poor contrast
- case could be more stable
- warranty of only one year
- bad speaker (mono)
- lousy battery runtimes
- average Wi-Fi transfer rates

Verdict

The Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE, courtesy of cyberport.de
The Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE, courtesy of cyberport.de

The Lenovo V110-15IKB was created for users who would like to own a simple office laptop that includes a Windows 10 Pro operating system. The 15.6-inch device comes with a Core i5 processor belonging to the Kaby Lake generation. Hence, it offers more than enough processing power for office and Internet applications. Furthermore, it is equipped with a fast solid state drive and with RAM working in dual-channel mode. The device usually works quietly or even silently and does not heat up particularly. In addition, it has a decent keyboard.

To sum up: The user receives a simple office laptop to use at home and/or at work.

However, the device is not without flaws. Lenovo installed a dark, viewing-angle dependent display with poor contrast, which has only the matte surface as its sole advantage. The battery runtimes are lousy and the case is not the most stable of its kind. Furthermore, the laptop has only average Wi-Fi transfer rates and Lenovo offers a warranty of just one year.

Taking into account the price range of 600 to 650 Euros (~$738 to ~$800), there are just too many flaws. However, it should be noted that the Windows 10 Pro license pushes up the price. Users who do not require a high CPU performance might want to take a look at the much more inexpensive Pentium Gold models of the V110-15IKB instead.

Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE - 03/02/2018 v6
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
71 / 98 → 72%
Keyboard
72%
Pointing Device
83%
Connectivity
39 / 80 → 48%
Weight
64 / 20-67 → 94%
Battery
75%
Display
77%
Games Performance
58 / 68 → 85%
Application Performance
86 / 92 → 94%
Temperature
95%
Noise
93%
Audio
30%
Camera
23 / 85 → 27%
Average
67%
78%
Office - Weighted Average

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