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Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.So we ran tests on Lenovo Ideapad – AMD to find out what it was worth.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
Ideapad – AMD enough for internet use?
Chances are that your daily use is not limited to surfing the Internet, and that you need the other functions as well.It is necessary to be able to count on a quality laptop that will not let you down in 2 years, due to obsolescence.A fairly powerful multi-processor, but one that won’t require you to take out a credit to pay for it.Here you have an almost perfect product.By putting on the market the Ideapad – AMD, Lenovo offers a well thought-out product of very good quality.
The screen is quite large, with 15.6 inches. Not necessarily easy to carry around. With a processor AMD A4-9125, Lenovo offers an already outdated technology. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. The power required for a fluid internet navigation, will sometimes be low on this model and may require a new purchase in 3 years. The amount of RAM provided is 8 Gb. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
The 256 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. If, on the other hand, you are storing photos, video or music, it will be filled up quickly. Lenovo comes with this Ideapad – AMD a laptop that you’ll keep for a few years before it becomes obsolete.
Finally, thanks to an autonomy of 9 hours, you will have enough time to browse the web in Internet browsing mode with active Wifi. Lenovo is among the best in terms of duration in only battery mode. A feature that will keep you surfing for a long time.
Is Ideapad – AMD one for watching movies and listening to music ?
Making this Ideapad – AMD a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of Lenovo. You will benefit from an unparalleled comfort of use. Among all the laptops of the moment, it appeared to us as one of the best for multimedia use. The sound reproduction level and the display quality of this top-of-the-range model won’t be lacking.
Lenovo presents this model in a large size version. It is one of the largest, with a screen size of only a few 15.6 inches, and it has a good resolution of 1920×1080. Multimedia oriented, you will enjoy watching your films. Very good quality rendering, both in brightness and image detail.
The only disadvantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop of 1.5 kg.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
On the sound side, it Ideapad – AMD has good components: board and integrated speakers. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it AMD A4-9125 is now outdated. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one AMD Radeon R3, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Regarding the connectivity part, Lenovo has made efforts with available 5 ports. Much better than most of the competition. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
As for the batteries, you could almost replace your TV set with this Ideapad – AMD one. You get 9 hours of battery life, which is better than many other models. What a pleasure it is not to have to check the battery level on a regular basis!
Ideapad – AMD the right choice for travelling connected ?
It Ideapad – AMD is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. At least that’s what we find out a priori. Having tested this laptop in situations as diverse as traveling, in a suitcase between shirts and jeans, while traveling between home and work, on a family weekend, here’s what you should remember.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
With a weight of 1.5 Kg, it is easily transportable. It’s one of the best in its class. When sitting with the computer on your lap, it is perfectly wedged to prevent it from tipping over. For 15.6 inches, on the other hand, it allows you to have a clear display when you want to browse the internet or write e-mails.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. The screen shows an interesting result.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
At the same time, the laptop processor AMD A4-9125 is struggling; in terms of power it does less well than its competitors, and consumes a lot of energy.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
With this laptop and its autonomy of 9 hours, you have in fact one of the best models of the moment.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 256 Gb. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
When it comes to taking your laptop with you, it will seem safer to do so only occasionally. You will limit transport as much as possible because of its bulk. The main reason is its 15.6 inches, which makes it one of the largest in its class; every move, with its weight, may be difficult.
The connector part is very interesting, with 5 inputs available. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
Finally with the Ideapad – AMD, Lenovo deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.
The Ideapad – AMD to make audio or video editing.
The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. With this Ideapad – AMD, you can be sure you have the right machine. Since the last generation designed by Lenovo, there have been many improvements on the components. The parallel processing of tasks with Windows 10 Pro are perfectly suited for audio or video editing.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor AMD A4-9125 that is almost obsolete. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 256 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. The Ideapad – AMD allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 256 Gb. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
The interest of the laptop is to be able to be used in unplugged mode. With 9 hours in calculation mode only on battery, you will be able to work in nomadic mode on your audio or video editing. As a reminder, with such a powerful laptop, it’s hard to do much better Lenovo.
On the connection side, the Ideapad – AMDi s equipped with USB 3 technology. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
With the Ideapad – AMD, you’re moving towards a very good product. Perfectly designed for audio video use. And for the right price/quality ratio.
Ideapad – AMD the right choice to play online?
If the question you are asking yourself is “Can I play games with this laptop?” then the answer is yes, even though most computers today can meet this need. Until recently, with rare exceptions, only desktop computers could be used. On this Ideapad – AMD, Lenovo has implemented a cooling system perfectly dimensioned for advanced uses of online games.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
Our tests have shown that for Lenovo this computer is not intended for playing video games. Possibly, the display will be less degraded if you are playing old games, requiring fewer resources.
With its 256 Gb of space, this Ideapad – AMD is on a level playing field with its competitors. Useful for local games; as there are still many of them, even though online games are progressing.
Even if this model has Wi-Fi, it is not 5Ghz, so it is of lower quality. We would have liked it to be one of the available options.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 1.5 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
With an autonomy of 9 hours, it’s better than the competition.
In conclusion, we have been seduced by the balance between performance and components. Cheaper than many other less powerful laptops. The right tool for maximum performance!
Is the Ideapad – AMD adapted to office automation ?
Whatever the type of operating system, it is possible today to have an office use on all laptops. For those of you who are users of specific operating systems, your choice will probably not head towards this model. ThisIdeapad – AMD is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. In this case, it is Windows 10 Pro.
One of the big advantages of a laptop is naturally its ability to follow you when you’re on the move. This model weighs 1.5 Kg, which is the best at the moment.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. With less or no glare, this screen will also stay cleaner for longer.an advantage when working on the screen several hours.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
As far as storage goes, this computer’s in the average. Equipped with a hard drive of 256 Gb, it will give you the possibility to store all your documents locally.
In conclusion, the Ideapad – AMD is an excellent choice for office use. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.
The Ideapad – AMD – in summary
The key to choosing a new laptop is to clearly define your needs; it’s good in almost any conditions of use. It performs well in almost everything, the Ideapad – AMD remains reasonable in terms of price.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– travel use
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks