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Experienced users do not have the same needs as beginners. You are looking for a laptop and you hesitate between several models.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.
Thinkbook 14-IIL (20SL000LFR) – the right choice for surfing the internet?
Because a computer is above all a tool for leisure and educational use (browsing e-commerce or information sites, writing e-mails, etc.), you need to make sure that it will stand the test of time and that it is of high quality.To be able to perform regular tasks that will not deteriorate over time.
It is in this spirit that Lenovo has developed this Thinkbook 14-IIL (20SL000LFR) -.A product positioned as mid-range but of good quality. Easy to handle, and cleverly thought out during its development.
You will be able to carry it easily thanks to its 14 inches size. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Core i7-1065G7. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. In the end, you shouldn’t ask too much of this computer, otherwise you’ll get annoyed by its slowness when you launch several applications in parallel. The amount of RAM provided is 16 Gb. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
The 500 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. Considering the offers currently available in terms of public cloud, and your internet usage, it is highly likely that you will never completely fill the disk space of this laptop.
Finally, even if, like many users, you keep this computer connected, you should know that its autonomy of 9 hours makes it one of the most durable models on the market. That’s a good thing in case you want to take it on vacation. Incidentally, you will have all the more pleasure to use it for a long time because of its very pleasant screen.
Thinkbook 14-IIL (20SL000LFR) – the right choice for watching movies ?
With this laptop, Lenovo offers a product oriented toward general use. If you are very mindful of the quality for multimedia use, we advise you to turn to models other than the Thinkbook 14-IIL (20SL000LFR) -; more high-end products, which on the other hand will be a little more expensive. Finally, a simple computer, yet not really made for audio and video.
This small model is equipped with a thumb screen 14, in 1920×1080, and a good quality of colours. Nevertheless, the colours remain beautiful, with detailed contrasts in the images. The only criticism that could be drawn is its size, which makes it a small device compared to other competing models at the same price; over a whole day, it can tire the eyes. The big advantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop that weighs only a 1.5 kilogram.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
For the sound part, the Thinkbook 14-IIL (20SL000LFR) – is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Core i7-1065G7, which today is rather light for this kind of use. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
Equipped with the Intel Iris Plus G7 graphic card, and with 16 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 5 ports. Much better than most of the competition. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
Either it’s something you’re going to use while travelling or on the go, or you’re between your office and the living room.On this Thinkbook 14-IIL (20SL000LFR) -, Lenovo indicates 9 hours of autonomy, a better performance than the competition. No need to constantly check the battery level; you’ll be able to watch movies and listen to music for a long time.
Thinkbook 14-IIL (20SL000LFR) – compatible with on the move use ?
Easy to carry, and usable wherever you go. With this in mind, we tested the Thinkbook 14-IIL (20SL000LFR) -. Under what conditions can you take it with you on trips, at weekends or on public transport? Or ultimately will it have the function of staying at home?
A priori, for holidays and home-to-work travel, it is one of the best of the moment.
Its light weight allows you to take it wherever you want. It is one of the lightest in its class. It’s difficult to get a large screen and a light weight for a laptop. A 14 inches size that can be painful when you have to stay there for more than an hour.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
Too bad for the processor Core i7-1065G7 that equips this computer; it is one of the weakest of the moment and moreoverit consumes too much power.
Note that like all manufacturers, Lenovo is optimistic about the autonomy of this Thinkbook 14-IIL (20SL000LFR) -. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
With this model you have one of the best autonomy of the moment with 9 hours.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 500 Gb. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. 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 will need more space, this Thinkbook 14-IIL (20SL000LFR) – will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
Even though your laptop will stay in the hotel more often than in a briefcase when you take it to the airport, you will appreciate its volume. Its 14 inches screen is so compact that it’s almost the size of a large tablet.
The connector part is very interesting, with 5 inputs available. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
All in all, this Thinkbook 14-IIL (20SL000LFR) – is an interesting product for travel.
The Thinkbook 14-IIL (20SL000LFR) – for audio or video editing ?
For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. With this Thinkbook 14-IIL (20SL000LFR) -, you can be sure you have the right machine. With these components, Lenovo puts at your disposal a laptop whose computing speed has been improved since the last generation. It is a laptop designed for multitasking presented with Windows 10 Pro, which will allow to manage at the same time the audio-video applications consuming calculations.
The components and applications of this laptop are for basic use. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Core i7-1065G7. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The Thinkbook 14-IIL (20SL000LFR) – allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 500 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. Being only on batteries, you have 9 hours of autonomy at your disposal. As a reminder, with such a powerful laptop, it’s hard to do much better Lenovo.
For the connector part, the Thinkbook 14-IIL (20SL000LFR) -has the USB3 format. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
It Thinkbook 14-IIL (20SL000LFR) – is consequently well designed for this type of use. And much more if you finally decide to use it only for word processing or web browsing, instead of audio video editing. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
Thinkbook 14-IIL (20SL000LFR) – for video games?
There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. It appears that in terms of performance or on the issue of general cooling, this Thinkbook 14-IIL (20SL000LFR) – is one of the models in the average. On the other hand, if you have to go through several hours, these same components will seem weak.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
With an average score on the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) ranking, this laptop allows you to try some games. With a display system, this machine provides a speed in the average of what is currently done.
An average capacity/price ratio that makes this Thinkbook 14-IIL (20SL000LFR) – an interesting choice when you’re looking for a 500 Gb drive. Not necessary for everyone who plays online, but convenient for those who prefer to play locally.
For Wi-Fi technology, Lenovo decided to make the use of the 5GHz wireless band possible. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
On the practical transport side, this model is one of the lightest on the market, with 1.5 Kg.
With an autonomy of 9 hours, it’s better than the competition.
It Thinkbook 14-IIL (20SL000LFR) – is finally an interesting compromise for those who want performance without spending too much on the purchase. Good for games, but also for many other uses.
The Thinkbook 14-IIL (20SL000LFR) – for office automation.
Like the majority of its competitors, Lenovo has designed Thinkbook 14-IIL (20SL000LFR) – for office automation. With this product, the manufacturer brings a quality computer to the market.
Lenovo has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. In this case, it is Windows 10 Pro.
Among the choices available to you, it will be interesting to take into account the weight in order to facilitate its transport. This model, with its 1.5 Kg is one of the ultra-compact ones.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. The colour palette is of good quality; blacks and whites do not look like yellow and grey.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
Storage in this model is in the middle of what is available elsewhere. It’s 500 Gb available, perfect for office use, but maybe tight for recording movies.
In conclusion, this laptop is interesting. Well placed in terms of price, it will meet your needs for office use.
Finally, the Thinkbook 14-IIL (20SL000LFR) -….
Almost impossible for a laptop to be good everywhere, but on the other hand it is possible to obtain a average result. The Thinkbook 14-IIL (20SL000LFR) – corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– listening to music and watching videos
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– web browsing
– playing video games
– office tasks
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing