Lenovo Ideapad 110 has shorter battery life than its predecessor

lenovo_ideapad_110_blackLenovo’s Ideapad 110 is as cheap as you can get with a Windows laptop but its perfect for normal office work, browsing and educational purposes. But, of course, you’ve got to be ready for some trade-offs at this price point and unfortunately the most apparent one is the battery life.

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When we reviewed the Ideapad 100 a year ago, we were generally happy with what the notebook offers for the price but this year’s Ideapad 110 goes short on battery performance. The newer model sports the same 24Wh battery as the Ideapad 100 but has around 12% shorter battery runtimes. It’s important to note that the latter runs with a quad-core Pentium N3710 CPU whereas the Ideapad 100 we’ve tested last September sports a dual-core Celeron N2840. However, both chips have the same TDP of 7.5W so the difference in the power consumption shouldn’t be so apparent.

Anyway, on the web browsing test, the Ideapad 110 scored 204 minutes (3 hours and 24 minutes) and on the video playback test merely 195 minutes (3 hours and 15 minutes). All tests were run using the same conditions as always – Wi-Fi turned on, Windows battery saving feature switched on and screen brightness set to 120 cd/m2.

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John Illinois
John Illinois
5 years ago

I have a 110 Idealpad with a core i3. Get around 3 1/2 to 4 hours. Not surprised given that I think PC makers try and steer buyers to more expensive laptops for battery life. The part I cannot accept, is that for all that Intel does to conserve power consumption to get better battery life. The PC makers simply shrink battery capacity to save money. I don’t think I should have to spend a grand to get 10 hours of battery life. Not when a Chromebook for $300 can get 10 hours plus.