Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 1 is an 11.6-inch wide smart laptop that offers the right specs at its price. This is an ideal companion for those who are always on the go and don’t want to carry much weight. But does it have what you need on your next slim laptop? Well, we’ve reviewed the IdeaPad Slim - 81VR000UUK to find the answer to this question.
Continue to read if you are about to buy this IdeaPad Slim laptop or looking for a thin laptop for personal use.
Processor: AMD A4-9120E (Dual Core) / 1.5GHz Max. Turbo Speed 2.2GHz
Storage: 64GB eMMC
Display: 11.6-inch HD (1366 x 768) Resolution
Graphics: AMD Radeon 3 Integrated
Battery: Up to 11 hours
Weight: around 2.64 lbs (1.2 Kg)
Operating System: Windows 10 S
Now that you know what the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 1 carries, let’s dig into details. We have reviewed its design and build along with performance and functionality.
The IdeaPad Slim 1 that we reviewed has a platinum grey colour. Lenovo has kept its design simple and sleek, but this doesn’t mean it look cheap. You get a premium feel upon viewing and charm of a business laptop. It comes with a hinge that slightly lifts the body when you open the laptop.
The ventilation grills are on the bottom panel and the lift created by the hinge provides extra room for ventilation. There is no vent for hot air on the right or left side. Hence, air passes and leaves from the bottom panel.
The IdeaPad Slim 1 features a small 1.6-inch diagonal display with a screen resolution of 1366 x 768. In addition, Lenovo has integrated AMD Radeon 3 graphics card with this lightweight laptop. You get snappy visuals, high image quality and clear view of your multimedia content. Whether you want to stream Netflix or want to edit pictures for a presentation, you would get excellent results.
The keyword is small, as you would expect from an 11.6-inch laptop. However, the keycap size and the key travel is just right, with a slight short enter key. This is a decent keyboard for those who want to work on files or love to blog on the go. There is no clicky feedback and you can type whatever you want without disturbing the person sitting next to you in a library or plane.
The availability of the ports on the IdeaPad Slim 1 is an issue because of its small size. Almost all its ports are on the left side including two USB 3.1 (Gen 1) ports, an AC power input and a MicroSD card reader. On the right side of the IdeaPad Slim 1, there is a 3.5mm audio jack port for audio support. There is no thunderbolt port to support high-speed data transfer of files.
Nevertheless, considering its prices and size, the IdeaPad Slim 1 has a fair share of connectivity ports. The presence of a MicroSD card reader is a plus if you ask us, which makes it an ideal laptop for travel bloggers.
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim - 81VR000UUK is equipped with an AMD A4 processor that runs on the Windows 10 S operating system. This dual-core proctor delivers a basic clock speed of 1.5GHz and the maximum Turbo clock speed of 2.2GHz. In addition, this slim laptop comes with a 4GB RAM and a 64GB eMMC storage drive.
Although an embedded MultiMediaCard (eMMC) storage is not better than an SSD storage drive, it is not that bad. Unless you want to store your collage photos, having an eMMC storage is fine. This is what keeps its price on the lower side and makes it a budget-friendly laptop.
Lenovo claims that its battery can last for up to 11 hours, which is pretty impressive. We only got around 10 hours of battery timing while using the IdeaPad Slim 1. This is a remarkable performance for an on the go laptop as professionals and bloggers don’t like the idea of charging their laptops again and again.
As far as its CPU performance is concerned, we tested the IdeaPad Slim 1 for its multitasking capability. You can smoothly browse and switch multiple tabs, which is good for bloggers and professionals. However, you may face lagging while running heavy media tools, such as Photoshop. Also, you can enjoy casual games on it, but it isn’t built for a 3D gaming experience.
Overall, Lenovo IdeaPad Slim - 81VR000UUK is a good laptop and delivers the best performance, considering its hardware. If you are looking for a sleek and lightweight laptop to get the job done on the go, this is an ideal choice for you. You can put your money on the IdeaPad Slim 1 without worrying about battery life or inferior components.