Offered at less than 350 euros , the Lenovo Ideapad 320-15AST (80XV00K5FR) is a new 15-inch laptop for office use . Around its Dual Core A6 APU Stoney Ridge gravitate a good amount of RAM (8 GB) and a hard drive of consistent capacity. You can also count on a USB Type-C connection hidden in its sober gray shell.
Features of the Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15AST (80XV00K5FR)
|Slab||15.6 “HD LED (1366×768, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||AMD APU A6-9220 Dual Core Stoney Ridge (2.5 GHz, 2 cores, 10-25W)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB DDR4 2133 MHz (16 GB), 2 slots (1 free)|
|Storage space||1 TB at 5400 rpm 1 free M.2 slot|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon R4 integrated into the processor|
|Audio system||2 speakers, Dolby Advanced Audio|
|webcam||Yes, VGA with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac Gigabit Ethernet|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 4.1|
|Card reader||Yes, SD / SDHC / SDXC / MMC|
|Video output (s)||HDMI|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||1 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.0 (1 USB 3.1 Type-C to be confirmed)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drums||Li-Polymer 2 cells 30 Whr|
|Dimensions (mm)||378 x 260 x 22.9|
|Other||AccuType chiclet keyboard with numeric keypad, touch-sensitive multi-touch touchpad|
The range of IdeaPad 320 is widely represented on the market and is characterized by a more sober design. Here in its Platinium Silver (silver) finish, the PC is far from being original. The back of the lid is uniformly gray and smooth and the base has a slight brushed effect that heals the look. Lenovo announces it has reinforced this surface with a metallic finish to serve the strength of the base. In short, the design is open to all but flashy fans will have to go their way. The absence of backlit keyboard is regrettable but the measurements of the PC are average to consider moving it.
On the other hand, autonomy will slow down any ambition of mobility. Count on about 5 hours in current use with navigation via Wifi before he succumbs.
Armed for an office destination, the PC shines with its 8 GB RAM , a capacity above the standard of 4 GB. Thus, the fluidity will be multitasking . A plus if you tend to collect tabs on the browser. This reactivity parameter seconds an APU with rather limited resources. Indeed, the Dual Core A6-9220 delivers sufficient performance to run all common tasks (surfing the Internet, office tool, video playback) but in a fairly basic context. No need to use any photo processing software for example.
Similarly, this 15 inches will not be cut for the game The graphics is based on the chip Radeon R4integrated processor that will be armed only for common use (video playback, navigation).
Regarding the screen, its specifications are all that is standard for the price. The definition is basic (1366 x 768 px), the glossy treatment and the TN type slab. Result, reflections may appear if you work in a very bright environment (back to a window), the angles of vision are narrow and the colorimetry not very faithful.
The storage remains on the same level and put on a disk of 1000 GB , enough to provide enough space for those who wish to ship their toy library with them. On the other hand, we are far from the level of system responsiveness granted by a dedicated SSD and the global exploitation thus wipes some latencies that the users in a hurry may have difficulties to accept. It is a sacrifice to be made for the price charged. Logically, an M.2 slot is free to add a SSD thereafter.
To finish with the connectivity, the level is good even if the DVD burner is absent and the presence of USB Type-C port is questioned. There is another SD card reader, an HDMI output and two USB ports including a USB 3.0. For data exchange, Gigabit Ethernet and the latest generations of Wifi AC and Bluetooth 4.1 wireless modules are also on the menu.