A sleek, thin and light silver ultrabook, the Lenovo V14-IIL with 14-inch Full HD anti-glare display boasts enhanced responsiveness thanks to its fast SSD storage. This cheap laptop is suitable for everyday use thanks to its good amount of 8 GB RAM and Ice Lake Core i3 processor. However, it does not have USB-C.
Specifications Lenovo V14-IIL
|Screen (s)||14 ” Full HD LED 220cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-1005G1 Ice Lake (1.2 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB (4 GB soldered 4 GB) DDR4 2666MHz, 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||256 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0) 1 2.5 inch slot|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 2.0, HDMI 1.4, SD / SDHC / SDXC / MMC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (1×1), Bluetooth 4.2|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 1.5W) Dolby Audio|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||7 hours / Li-Ion 2 cells 35Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.6 Kg / 327.1 x 241 x 19.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of Lenovo V14-IIL
With its silver frame, this thin and light Ultrabook sports an elegant and discreet design.
It is equipped with a correct connection, without however USB-C which some will regret. Here we find a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to a TV or monitor for example, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.2 wireless modules to connect and communicate remotely, an audio port but also 3 USB ( USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 compatible), USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected.
The screen is anti-reflective which makes it more readable in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel. It also lends itself very well to the display of videos and more generally High Definition content thanks to its 16: 9 format and its Full HD definition higher than the 1366×768 standard and more precise.
Performance, battery life of Lenovo V14-IIL
This Lenovo V14-IIL is a compact High Definition laptop computer designed for everyday mobile use.
Fairly easy to transport thanks to its compactness, finesse and lightness, it can last about 7 hours on battery in light use, which will be of interest to nomads.
This Ultrabook is quite suitable for everyday use, such as office automation and surfing the Internet, because it relies on a good amount of 8 GB RAM which is very useful in multitasking as well as a low Core i3-1005G1 processor. Ice Lake consumption.
However, it should be kept in mind that under software that consumes processor resources, the Intel Core i3s show their limits just like the AMD Ryzen 3.
In any case, this thin and light laptop PC is not designed for heavy graphics work such as games since it does not have a dedicated graphics card on board.
However, thanks to the modest benefits of the Intel UHD 620 solution integrated into the Core i3 Ice Lake, you can obviously watch photos and videos on this Ultrabook.
Thanks to its SSD storage, this laptop benefits from a clearly enhanced daily responsiveness compared to a hard drive.
In practice, thanks to the SSD, we benefit from much faster starts / stops and launches of applications.
Because an SSD is, let us remember, much faster than a hard drive but also less energy, more robust and much faster.
The integrated SSD here offers a capacity of 256 GB which is certainly sufficient for a number of uses but lower than the standard of hard disks. However, if one needs additional space, one can rely on an external storage unit such as a USB 3.0 device for fast transfers.