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Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more for multimedia, and others more for games.
So we did some tests Lenovo Notebook to find out what it was worth. The result depends on the use you will make of it.Some computers have power, others have more basic features.To make the choice easier, we have judged this Lenovo Notebook according to what you are going to do with it.
This article will help you make the right choice according to your needs.
Notebook compatible with internet use?
Chances are that your daily use is not limited to surfing the Internet, and that you need the other functions as well.This laptop will ensure that the tasks you perform will be reliable and trouble-free for years to come.A fairly powerful multi-processor, but one that won’t require you to take out a credit to pay for it.This product will thus perfectly meet your needs.A laptop that meets all the requirements! This is what the Notebook from Lenovo seems to be.
The screen is quite large, with 15.6 inches. Not necessarily easy to carry around. For all users who don’t appreciate the use of the mouse (with or without wires), it Notebook is provided by default with a touch screen. The overall design is of quality and is made to last. A product made to last a long time. It seems that Lenovo has designed a solid model with latest generation components.
The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the AMD A4-9125. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. 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. With 8 Gb of RAM, it Notebookis a good product. Even if it has free slots in which you can add memory strips, it’s more than enough to get you started.
The size of the hard drive makes this laptop one of the biggest. Even if you think 512 Gb is more than enough, it’s surprising to discover that it’s easy to fill a disc completely with photos, movies or games in a very short time. Here, Lenovo provides with this Notebook a laptop that will allow you to watch all your films locally for a long time.
Last point about the autonomy. the Notebook can work 4 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. This is lower than what you can find in its competitors for the same price range. Not as good as what you can get on competing products, and that’s a pity, because in the end the laptop is pleasant to use.
The Notebook- the right model for streaming and videos ?
The Notebook will now allow you to go beyond the exclusive use for work and will also serve as a tool for digital entertainment. 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. A quality of image and sound that allows it to achieve an excellent score in this category.
Lenovo presents this model in a large size version. Large by size, with 15.6 inches and a high resolution of 1366×768. Because of its wide screen, it is perfectly designed for watching movies. The rendering is bright and vivid, and if you take a moment to look at the screen from several angles you will see that there is no distortion of the image or inverted colors.
One of the disadvantages of this size, however, is the overall weight: 1.9 kg that will have to be transported.
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 short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
On the sound side, it Notebook has good components: board and integrated speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
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. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
With Intel HD Graphics, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Regarding the connectivity part, Lenovo has made efforts with available 3 ports. That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
It Notebook is one of the worst endowed laptops on the market. Indeed, with 4 hours of autonomy, it is one of the worst specifications. A management of the time available to take into account when you are on the move watching a movie. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.
The Notebook to use while travelling.
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. At least that’s what we find out a priori. Difficult to store in a suitcase, not very suitable for transport, tests have shown that this laptop will be more in its element for very exceptional trips.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
It Notebook is in the average, neither too light nor too heavy: 1.9 Kg. It is easy to carry even if you prefer the ultra slim models of the competition. On the other hand, it is also pleasant to use it to surf the internet or write e-mails. 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 touch screen is present on the Notebook, which gives you the possibility to avoid using the mouse. A few finger pinches to zoom in, side slides to test the comfort of use. The selections are precise in the cursor movement, making navigation seamless.
No backlit keyboard on this Notebook. Not really necessary.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. The screen shows an interesting result.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
Too bad for the processor AMD A4-9125 that equips this computer; it is one of the weakest of the moment and moreoverit consumes too much power.
The result is a poorer autonomy. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
Unfortunately for the specifications of the batteries will only allow 4 hours of availability, one of the lowest at the moment.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 512 Gb. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. Thanks to this, Lenovo was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.For those who will need more space, this Notebook will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
When it comes to traveling, you’ll probably think twice before you take that computer with you. And the only times you’ll have to carry it will be between the bus or train and your hotel room. Indeed, because of its size, 15.6 inches, you have there, one of the largest laptops of the moment.
The connector part is very interesting, with 3 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.
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this Notebook for travel use.
The Notebook- the right model for audio or video editing ?
Considering that the assembly that you intend to carry out is of the range of leisure, this Notebook can suit you. Thanks to its processor and its RAM, it accepts multitasking without flinching. Of course, it is not at the level of what is done for professionals, but it responds well anyway.
The components and applications of this laptop are for basic use. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor AMD A4-9125 that is almost obsolete. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, Lenovo made the choice to put only one SSD. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The Notebook has only got one, with total 512 Gb storage for your movies and music. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
With 4 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. On this point Lenovo could have done much better.
On the connection side, the Notebooki s equipped with USB 3 technology. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
You will also be able to use it every day to browse the internet. In short, an interesting choice in this price range.
The Notebook for online or local games.
Most manufacturers are aware that the use of laptops is not limited to word processing and spreadsheets. And this Notebook is one of the average laptops you can play with. On the other hand, if you have to go through several hours, these same components will seem weak.
Provided with a resolution of 1366×768, this model is unfortunately much less equipped than its competitors. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
Although you won’t need it because of online games, it’s probably one of the biggest hard drives today. With 512 Gb, you’ll be able to store some games locally and add movies as needed.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
You’ll like this handy laptop, and rather light (1.9 Kg and 15.6 inches), comparable to most similar products.
For autonomy, 4 hours, this model is worse than most other laptops.
It Notebook 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.
Notebook for office automation ?
Although this does not affect the majority of users, it is important to know the OS of this hardware. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. Perfectly office oriented, this Notebook is efficient.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. In this case, it is Windows 10.
In contrast to other larger models, this model is in the middle of the pack in terms of space requirements. Its weight of 1.9 Kg is not too high for a mobile computer.
Key spacing will be important for office use. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
We gave it the lamp test, positioned next to the screen, and it was found to be sufficiently matt to avoid the reflection phenomenon. In use, a matte screen gets dirty less quickly than a glossy one.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
With more 512 Gb, it’s not one of the biggest.That gives you a little time before you have to find another data storage area.
In conclusion, the Notebook is an excellent choice for office use. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.
The Notebook – in summary
Almost impossible for a laptop to be good everywhere, but on the other hand it is possible to obtain a average result. The Notebook’ is average but will do the job very well.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– travel use
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
In summary, we advise this model for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks