A little about Lenovo
A manufacturer of equipment from the Middle Kingdom began his journey in 1984. At that time, the company was engaged in adapting IBM computers for the Chinese market. The first computer was created in 1990. From this moment the story begins “Lenovo” as a manufacturer of equipment, not an importer. Until 2003, the company was engaged in the distribution of its products exclusively in the Chinese market, but in 2003 it entered the international level and immediately won the love of users for high-quality equipment and low prices. “Lenovo” made a splash by acquiring legendary computer maker IBM. Then came the turn of the iconic Motorola. Today “Lenovo”. The most dynamic technology company. The proof of this is the inexpensive, but high-quality laptop Lenovo IdeaPad 320. We will consider the reviews about it a little later. In the meantime, let’s talk in more detail about the laptop itself. And let’s start with the appearance.
Processor and RAM
Now about the RAM. It uses a 6 gigabyte module with a frequency of 2133 MHz. Memory type. DDR4. RAM is quite successful. It provides good performance throughout the laptop hardware. By the way, you can add RAM. One has only to install one more module in the laptop. This possibility of customization (albeit very modest) only plays into the hands when comparing this laptop with competitors. Now let’s move on to the most interesting. To the video card. Not everything is as simple as it seems.
Appearance and design
The laptop case is made of plastic. Completely. No metal elements and close. The color is gray. The good news is that the case is completely matte. Fingerprints would be more clearly visible on the glossy one. The plastic itself is quite high quality. The assembly is also pleasing. There are no giant cracks anywhere, nothing crunches or creaks. For the build quality, the Chinese have a solid five.
As for the design, but before us is a classic “faceless” notebook. The bezels around the screen are expected to be thick. There are no design delights here. And where do they come from in a budget laptop? The central place on the front panel is occupied by a membrane keyboard with island type buttons. There is a digital block. Of course, it would be stupid to expect the presence of mechanics here, but at least the backlight could be supplied. A rather large touchpad is located under the keyboard. It will be convenient to use it. This is the appearance of the Lenovo IdeaPad 320 15ISK laptop. Reviews about him will be given at the end of the article. In the meantime, let’s look at the main characteristics.
In this sense, everything is standard in a laptop. There are 2 USB 3.0 ports, a built-in dual-band Wi-Fi transmitter, Bluetooth version 4.2, an excellent SSD drive and an average screen. In the last. details. It is made with the introduction of a TN matrix and supports Full HD resolution. The viewing angles are quite modest. In general, you can work with it, but just not perform the functions of a designer. And where does an IPS matrix come from in a budget laptop? These are the main specifications of the Lenovo IdeaPad 320 15IAP laptop. We will consider reviews about it right now.
If you need to find out how this or that device behaves in real conditions, then you just need to read what is written about it by those who have already acquired it. The same goes for the Lenovo IdeaPad 320 15AST. User reviews of this device are mixed. Those who are happy with the purchase note that the laptop has excellent performance. It can be easily used for both work and play. One of the users even stated that the laptop easily pulls tanks, GTA 5 and PUBG on medium graphics settings. Well, it may well be. Discrete graphics in a laptop are not bad. Also, users note the very high-quality assembly of the device. Everything is adjusted with millimeter precision. Many also claim that the laptop is extremely reliable. For six months of use, nothing broke in it. This is an achievement! Although many argue that for a year of use, the laptop has never been in warranty repair. In general, the technique from “Lenovo” known for its reliability. In general, users are extremely happy with their purchase and strongly recommend this laptop for purchase.
However, there are those who were not satisfied with the Lenovo IdeaPad 320 15ISK laptop. Negative user reviews make it clear that there are many factory defects among THESE devices. How else can you explain the sudden failure of your CD drive? over, I have never used it. Also, many owners of this miracle of technology claim that the touchpad is made clumsy. The hand comes off all the time, and it is generally impossible to control a laptop with it. And the most ingenious move. Only two USB sockets with such and such a touchpad. That is, either a mouse with a USB flash drive, or some other device. There is no third. Extremely not thought out in this regard. Also, users complain that the modification with “Radeon” on board is unrealistically very hot. But this is already a problem with the video card.
Laptop total power
How does the laptop perform in synthetic tests? Surprisingly good. It copes well with stress tests and other such tests. During testing, the processor temperature did NOT rise above the declared norm, even when running in turbo mode at high frequencies. No CPU throttling was noticeable. The frequencies did NOT drop. This is all right. The graphics tests were also excellent. The laptop was able to run almost all modern toys. Although not at the maximum graphics settings. He can handle low and medium. But that’s a lot for a mobile device.
So, we reviewed the budget laptop Lenovo IdeaPad 320. Reviews about it make it clear that the device is generally decent. There are small flaws, but they are compensated by the power of the hardware platform and the price.
Review Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IAP Notebook
Budget laptops on tech review sites are rare because they offer nothing innovative in terms of features. But it’s worth writing in them, especially if they are like the hero of today’s review. Meet the Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IAP laptop on the Funduk.Ua blog and you will definitely find out why it is so good.
The very first thing you notice about the Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IAP is its practicality. This laptop is housed in a fully matte finish with a special coating to resist wear and tear. If you often carry your laptop with you, this will allow it to maintain its appearance as long as possible.
During testing, of course, you cannot check the strength of the coating, but it is noticeable that dust, fingerprints and other household contaminants are no longer left on the panels of the Lenovo IdeaPad 320.
The manufacturer also made the display matt. This is a rarity in budget laptops, and it also contributes to a more convenient mobile experience. The display does not glare or glare, while its viewing angles are comfortable for work, and the brightness is sufficient for outdoor use.
There are also complaints about the resolution: Full HD with a diagonal of 15.6 inches gives a high-quality picture in terms of clarity.
True, it should be understood that the Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IAP display is made on the basis of a TN matrix, so the quality of the color gamut, the margin of brightness and contrast, alas, are not as high as in analogs with IPS screens.
The screen panel is mounted on a classic hinge, which provides opening up to 160-170 degrees. Quite comfortable for working with a laptop on your lap or on the couch, not just at the table.
The speakers here are not the coolest, but they are loud. They are located on the bottom panel, there are also air exchange grilles and high rubber feet, thanks to which the sound is not extinguished into the surface on which the device stands, and the air passes freely for cooling.
The keyboard is a classic for this brand, with “confused” functional and multimedia / additional buttons. The keys themselves are very comfortable in shape, there is even a numpad. Of the minuses, we can only note the truncated vertical arrows. you have to get used to this decision.
By the standards of state employees, the laptop turned out to be thin (22.9 mm), and thanks to the two-tone scale, with a light main part and a darker lid, it seems even thinner. The weight, however, is NOT the most modest. 2.2 kg.
The side panels of the Lenovo IdeaPad 320 immediately give it a budget. On the left side are one USB 3.0, one USB 2.0, HDMI, power connector, card reader, lan port and headphone jack.
On the right side there is a space for an optical drive and a slot for a Kensington lock, closed with a plug. The set is meager, but for some users the potential to work with disks without unnecessary dancing with a tambourine (with the addition of another 100 grams of weight) can be a decisive advantage.
As befits all modern laptop, Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IAP is presented in several configuration options. The processors in it are of the Intel Celeron and Intel Pentium families, up to Quad Core N4200; graphics can be either integrated or AMD Radeon 530, the stock of RAM reaches 8 GB, and SSD and HDD disks are used for data storage, hybrid systems are not provided.
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The Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKB is a versatile 15.6-inch laptop that can be used for both work and play. This mobile computer is equipped with a 7th generation Kaby Lake-ULV processor, NVIDIA GeForce 940MX discrete graphics, which allows you to at least play PC games. Mobile computers such as the Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G can rightfully be considered the competitors of this notebook. Dell Inspiron 15 5567-1753 and HP Probook 450 G4, which have similar specifications.
The plastic case of Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKB in our version is made in silver-gray color (“Platinum Gray”) and has a standard streamlined shape. We also note that the manufacturer produces this laptop in several colors: red (Coral red), purple (Plum purple), white (Blizzard white), silver (Platinum gray) like ours, blue (Denim blue) and black (Onyx) black). The working area of this laptop visually imitates brushed metal, but in fact it is plastic, moderately hard, at least in the area of the keyboard. It does not bend, which cannot be said about the lid, which is still subject to deformation. On equipping this model with interfaces of surprises, comments on the side faces of Lenovo IdeaPad 320 you will find: power connector, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A), combined audio jack, USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type-C), card reader memory (SD) and DVD drive. Interestingly, all interfaces are located on the left side of the case, which in our opinion is not very convenient, there is only a DVD drive on the right side, although there is plenty of room for connection connectors on the right side, the manufacturer could have placed at least a couple of USB connectors there. The stereo speakers have found their place at the front of the bottom of the device. They produce pretty much decent sound, although the sound of THESE speakers is nothing special. For best sound quality, we recommend using headphones or external speakers.
The keyboard unit of the laptop is quite comfortable, the traditional Lenovo style does NOT cause any special claims: the keys are rounded at the bottom, it is quite convenient to type text. Most of the buttons are large, clearly marked, arranged according to the island principle. The main keys are complemented by a separate numeric block. The keys themselves are flat. They have a slightly roughened surface, a short stroke and a clear pressure point. Unfortunately, the backlight of the keyboard unit in this model is available therefore it is not convenient to type text in the dark without alternative light sources. As for the touchpad, it measures 10.5 x 7 cm. Positioning with the manipulator is quite comfortable, fingers glide over the surface without delay, and do not stick. Multi-touch gestures are performed correctly, you can perform scaling, scrolling. The matte 15.6-inch display in the Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKB has a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The brightness is small, only 207.3 cd / m2, and the contrast ratio (516: 1) is not that much by modern standards. The only pity is that the manufacturer has installed a budget TN-matrix Chi Mei N156HGA-EAB, so you shouldn’t count on excellent visibility and fairly saturated colors.
Technical specifications Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKB
2хusb 3.0, USB Type-C, HDMI, RJ-45, SD / SDXC / SDHC / MMC card reader, combined audio jack