Lenovo’s IdeaPad 100 series features their ‘Affordable Personal Laptops’. All the laptops in this series come installed with Windows 10 right out of the box. The Lenovo IdeaPad 100-80QQ01BBIH is a solidly built 15.6” notebook which runs on a 5th gen Core i5 processor. It looks like a typical laptop and comes bundled with mid-range specifications. Lenovo has managed to achieve a good balance between price and performance.
On the inside, the Lenovo laptop is available in a host of varied specifications and is available in a black coloured body. Let us take an in-depth look at this laptop.
INSIDE THE BOX:
· Lenovo IdeaPad 100-80QQ01BBIH
· AC Adapter
· User Guide and Manuals
The Lenovo IdeaPad 100-80QQ01BBIH is a mid-range laptop. Even though Lenovo calls this an affordable laptop is carried mid-range specifications and price. The build quality is solid and the black colour gives it a sleek and stealthy look on the outside.
Inside is a full-sized Chiclet-style keyboard with a dedicated number pad for added utility. The keys are separated nicely and have an ample amount of travel which ensures speedy, accurate and comfortable typing experience. Considering that this is a 15.6” laptop, the trackpad provided a bit on the smaller side. A bigger trackpad would definitely have fitted in the chassis and it would have elevated the user experience to new heights.
The IdeaPad 100-80QQ01BBIH is fitted with a 15.6” (39.62 cm) backlit LED display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 which is a 16:9 aspect ratio. This is a highly suitable display for watching movies and playing games. It also gives some extra real estate for some real-world productivity tasks.
The screen resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels is now old school and on a big 15.6-inch display, it is slightly soft in some scenarios, especially when working with a large amount of text on the screen. The display feels underwhelming when considering the fact that this laptop has a dedicated Graphics Card.
The IdeaPad 80QQ01BBIH is powered by an Intel Core i5-5200U processor clocked at 2.20 GHz. This is supported by 4 GB DDR3 SD RAM. The graphics performance is taken care of by a Nvidia GeForce 920A graphics co-processor. They all come together to deliver a smooth performance in day-to-day productivity tasks as well as while playing games or watching movies.
Mid-tier games run smoothly thanks to the Nvidia graphics processor. But this is not a high-end gaming setup. This laptop is built for every man to be used every day, sort of like a jack-of-all-trades. What this means is that this will do all the productivity tasks, play games, run movies quite easily provided they are not memory hogs or processor-intensive.
The notebook features one USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 port.
The Lenovo IdeaPad 100-80QQ01BBIH is a performance-oriented notebook in the mid-tier category. It is targeted at users looking for an all-rounder device and it will tick all the right boxes for them. The dedicated graphics card, the USB 3.0 port, and the widescreen display add to the appeal of this laptop. Overall this is a powerful productivity device.
ü A big 15.6-inch display.
ü 1 TB hard disk drive.
ü Dedicated Graphics Card.
ü 4 GB RAM.
ü Built-in 4-in-1 card reader.
ü The latest version of Bluetooth V4.0 included.
û Only 2 USB ports.
û A low resolution of 1366 X 768 on a 15.6-inch display.
û VGA webcam.
û 4 hours battery backup even with an energy efficient processor.
· Performance: 4 Stars.
· Value for Money: 3 Stars.