Introduction, Design, Features
If income is no object, and you’re looking for a highest-end, fastest-performing laptop that income can buy, we competence as good stop reading here, since a 14-inch Lenovo Ideapad 120s ain’t it. But not each PC customer needs strong power—and even those who do competence also wish a pretty lightweight, inexpensive choice for when they’re on a go. And that’s where a cover like this comes in, charity usually adequate opening and functionality to get a pursuit finished though violation a bank.
Priced during $279.99, a Ideapad 120s-14IAP (to give it a grave name) sports a 14-inch arrangement with a fortitude of 1,366×768 pixels. It’s powered by a 1.1GHz Intel Celeron N3350 dual-core processor and comes versed with 4GB of memory and 64GB of eMMC storage. And if that’s a tad some-more than we wanted to spend, or if we wanted something some-more portable, a smaller Ideapad 120s versed with an 11.6-inch arrangement and half a memory can be had for $30 less.
Given how inexpensive a Ideapad 120s is, we were agreeably astounded during how appealing a pattern it offers. Its gray cosmetic physique might not be utterly as neat as a aluminum framework of some some-more costly offerings, though zero about it feels low-end, either. It feels good and stout and sports some good angles.
The Ideapad measures 0.73 by 13.1 by 9.3 inches and weighs 3.2 pounds. With a lid closed, a usually thing violation adult a sea of matte gray is a glossy Lenovo trademark in a tip left corner. Its edges bend a bit into a shelf cut, with even some-more of a bend during a bottom, ensuing in a complement that feels even slimmer than it indeed is.
Once we cocktail open a lid, you’ll be greeted by a aforementioned HD (not full HD) display. Above a screen, in a thick bezel surrounding it, is an 0.3-megapixel Webcam that produces some of a fuzziest video we’ve seen in utterly a while. Below a display, meanwhile, you’ll find another Lenovo logo, over in a bottom left corner.
While 1080p fortitude would be nice, 1,366×768 would be all right for a arrangement of this distance if it were splendid and crisp, though it’s not. What Lenovo calls an antiglare shade usually feels low and dull, even during full brightness.
Opposite a arrangement is a full-sized chiclet keyboard that is gentle to use, with a tip right pivotal portion as a dedicated energy button. Below a keys is a likewise gentle hold pad, with a line nearby a bottom separating a areas for left and right clicks.
Along a left corner of a Ideapad 120s, you’ll find a pier for a energy adapter, nearby a back of a system, followed by one USB 3.0 pier with a Type-A connector, one HDMI port, and one USB 3.0 pier with a Type-C connector. While a USB-C pier doesn’t support Thunderbolt 3, it does offer a means of charging inclination when a complement is plugged in, even if a complement isn’t adult and running.
Over on a other side, you’ll find another USB pier with a Type-A connector, an audio jack, and a microSD container that, annoyingly, requires that cards be extrinsic upside down. Wireless connectivity options embody 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 support.
At a bottom of a system, you’ll find somewhat lifted rubber feet and dual speakers that produces thin, tinny sound that doesn’t get scarcely as shrill as we’d like. So if we wish to listen to music, you’ll expected wish to deposit in a decent span of headphones.
The Ideapad 120s comes with Windows 10 Home as a handling system, along with a few Lenovo utilities. Also preinstalled are a duplicate of Microsoft Office and a few games, holding adult some-more of a system’s poor storage than we would have liked. You might wish to take some time and uninstall anything we don’t need.
The complement is lonesome by a one-year singular tools and labor warranty, with extensions accessible when grouping from Lenovo.