Lenovo IdeaPad 110 offers everything that you would want on your first laptop. A large display, massive storage, sleek design that blends well and a low-price tag. In fact, this is the cheapest Lenovo IdeaPad in the UK that you can own right now. However, like any other budget laptop, this one has a few pros and cons of its own.
In case you are interested in buying this Lenovo IdeaPad, we have evaluated the hardware, design, and functionality of this device. Here is what Lenovo IdeaPad 110 has to offer as an affordable Windows 10 Laptop.
Processor: Intel Celeron N3060 / 1.6GHz Max. Turbo Speed 2.48GHz
Display: 15.6-inch HD (1366 x 768) Resolution
RAM: 4GB Storage: 1TB HDD
Graphics: Intel HD 400 Integrated
Weight: Around 4.85lbs (2.2kg)
Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
The inclusion of Intel dual-core CPU, 15.6-inch HD display and 1TB storage make it an ideal pick for first-time buyers. Still, you have to be picky about certain aspects as buying a laptop is a serious investment. Let’s find out what are the strong and weak points of IdeaPad 110 and whether it is a suitable choice for you.
Lenovo IdeaPad 110 appears to be a sizeable machine considering its 15.6-inch wide display. Its body is made of sturdy plastic that can withstand everyday knocks, while the textured finish gives it a premium look. However, it is not shiny and only features a glossy Lenovo logo on the upper right corner.
We found its lid reasonably resistant to move, requires both hands for lifting. The keyboard deck is painted with the same black colour and extends to the display panel as well. The bezels on this Lenovo laptop is reasonably and provide better visual exposure. There is an array mic and webcam (VGA resolution) present above the display.
The IdeaPad 110 weighs around 4.85lbs (2.2kg) and we found it to be a well-balanced laptop. You can easily carry it around the comes or from home to office and vice versa.
As we mentioned earlier, this IdeaPad comes a 15.6-inch wide display with a low-resolution screen of 1366 x 768p. The low resolution is the reason why pixelation is visible on this large display. This is an HD panel and though we know offering an FHD panel would have resulted in a rise in price, we think Lenovo should have gone with a higher screen resolution.
Nevertheless, we found this display good for word processing and web browsing. Viewing angles on this IdeaPad are precise, whereas colour production is also accurate. Overall, the display quality is satisfactory, considering the fact that this is a low-price laptop for basic computing.
The keyboard on the IdeaPad 110 is full-size and has a number pad on its right side. Lenovo is famed for its quality keyboards and this one is no different. The keys are of suitable size and appropriately placed, while the travel distance is reasonable. The keys deliver nice tactile feedback which is not too loud and fits the bill.
The touchpad on this laptop is of suitable size and though not made of glass, delivers a smooth experience. We found it highly responsive to commands, while the surface offered some resistance when we were gliding the fingers on it. It has two mouse buttons on the bottom side that produce a bit of noise but works well.
The port selection on the IdeaPad 110 is satisfactory and suitable to meet with the basic connectivity needs. Most of the ports are present on its left side, including a 3.5mm audio jack, a USB 3.0 (5GBps), a traditional USB 2.0, a power jack, and an Ethernet port. Whereas, the right side only houses a Kensington lock and optical disc drive. In a nutshell, this is a reasonable port selection as we could not expect a UBS-C port on this price.
Coming to performance and specs, the IdeaPad 110 is equipped with the Intel Celeron N3060. This is a dual-core processor that offers a clock speed range from 1.6GHz to 2.48GHz and runs on the Windows 10 OS. In addition to onboard Intel HD 400 graphics, it features a massive 1TB HDD storage and a 4GB RAM.
This is a nice combination of hardware, fully capable of handling your everyday computing tasks. Whereas, the 1TB hard drive provides enough storage for collecting essential data files and family photos. We reviewed its performance by running office programs and a couple of Chrome tabs and found its performance satisfactory. You can play casual games on it, but don’t expect it to run heavy games.
The battery on Lenovo IdeaPad 110 is 24Wh, 3-cell lithium-ion, which has the capacity to offer a run time of 4 hours. This is not a great performance but at this price, this is reasonably acceptable performance.
Overall, Lenovo IdeaPad 110 is a decent entry-level laptop that delivers solid performance to its maximum potential. A large display and massive storage are its plus points that home users and office workers would find attractive equally. If you are a user with basic computing needs, there is no harm in putting your money on this budget laptop.