Lenovo IdeaPad 110 preview – a decent budget bargain

We continue our series of laptop previews with a cheap and cheerful mobile solution suitable for every home or a good gift for a future student. This notebook is Lenovo IdeaPad 110 and it comes in a number of configurations to better suit your needs. The IdeaPad lineup is quite popular because of its wide variety of models – from budget solutions such as IdeaPad 110 up to gaming devices such as IdeaPad Y700 and Y900, which stand out with their aggressive design.

If you are interested in Lenovo IdeaPad 110, you can check its price and availability here: http://amzn.to/2ao0R7q

Performance and connectivity

IdeaPad_110Each model of this series features an Intel CPU and an integrated GPU – there are no options for a discrete graphics card. The most powerful processor that may come in IdeaPad 110 is Pentium N3710. This is a 4-core chip with a base frequency of 1.6 GHz. Thanks to the Turbo Boost technology it can go up to 2.56 GHz. The GPU integrated in the die is Intel HD Graphics 405. Its maximum operating frequency is 700 MHz. In other words, you can enjoy some gaming from time to time.

IdeaPad 110 has a Wi-Fi module that supports the 802.11 ac standard. This means that if your router has a 5 GHz frequency range, the speed can go up to three times more in comparison to the 802.11 b/g/n standards. Furthermore, the engineers from Lenovo have included an optical DVD drive, USB 3.0 port, USB 2.0 port, 3.5 mm audio jack, HDMI, RJ-45, and a 4-in-1 card reader.

Convenience

Lenovo have improved the hinges on this notebook – they are now not only stronger and more durable, but can also tilt back up to 180 degrees, which is a great surprise in such a budget laptop. IdeaPad 110 also has a 15-inch TN display. According to the manufacturer, the palm rest has a peculiar texture which is anti-slippery, and fingerprints are hard to find on the interior surface. Additionally, there is a 1 TB HDD which is enough for you to store your favorite photos and movies. Naturally, you can find SSD configurations if you are after higher transfer rates.

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Specs sheet

CPU up to Intel Pentium
RAM 4GB (1x 4096MB) – DDR3, 1600Mhz
GPU Intel HD Graphics (shared memory)
HDD/SSD up to 1TB HDD (5400 rpm)
Display 15.6-inch (39.62 cm) – 1366×768, glossy, TN
Optical drive DVD burner
Connectivity LAN 10/100/1000 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0
Features
  • 1x USB 3.0
  • 1x USB 2.0
  • integrated webcam
  • integrated microphone
  • combo audio jack
  • RJ-45
  • HDMI
  • 4-in-1 card reader (MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC)
  • integrated loudspeakers
Battery 3-cell, 24Wh, up to 3 hours of video playback
 Weight 2.2 kg

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