Lenovo Ideapad 510 laptop – Why it’s becoming a hit

look at this website The Lenovo Ideapad 510 (80SV005AUS) Laptop is a version of Lenovo Ideapad 510 that comes with Nvidia’s GeForce graphics. Unlike the Lenovo Ideapad 510s 80UV001BUS that features a Core i7-7500U processor and an AMD Radeon R7 M460, the Lenovo Ideapad 510 (80SV005AUS) comes with Nvidia GeForce 940MX GPU. There isn’t anything particularly groundbreaking about this GPU or this gaming laptop as a whole but it does brag of a great entry price to the market.

PROS

buy provigil fast • Good screen – 15 inch screen estate

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• Has a DVD burner

• Backlit keyboard

CONS

• Small SSD

VERDICT

Lenovo Ideapad 510(80SV005AUS) Laptop is yet another magnificent creation from Lenovo. It comes fitted a cutting edge Core i7 processor, a middling 8 GB of RAM and Nvidia GeForce 940MX GPU. Bless Lenovo for fitting this machine with a gorgeous 1TB hard drive to cover storage, but the drive has a 5400rpm hard drive rotational speed instead of 7200rpm. To which I say, we deserve only the best Lenovo. Stop giving us half baked cookies. In general, the real world might not accept these specifications as flattering and neither would we. But the laptop is a welcomed choice for users who don’t mind fancy specs and just need to get the job done.

DESIGN AND FEATURES

I was drawn by the simple plastic finish that the Lenovo Ideapad 510(80SV005AUS) has. It was solid and in earnest didn’t feel cheap for a relatively inexpensive laptop.  The display is 15.6 inches with an IPS screen to grace the viewing experience. The screen enjoys a 1920 x 1080 resolution which provides accurate colors and vivid images. The screen has 40 degree viewing angle before colors and brightness start to fade which is better than TF screens in many respects.

Our reviewed unit measured 14.9 x 0.9 x 10.2 inches and weighed 4.8 pounds. That is way heavier than 4.4 pounds weight of its competition the ASUS K501UW-AB78 15.6-inch Gaming laptop, but lighter compared to the ASUS F556UA-AB54 NB 15.6″ laptop (5.1 pounds).

PORTS

In terms of connections, the Ideapad has two USB 3.0 ports and one USB 2.0 port. There are video ports as well, HDMI output and a VGA to cover your external monitor. Also included is a DVD-RW and card reader on the notebook. The card reader comes really handy for transferring your images/video from your digital camera to the laptop. The rest of the installed connectivity includes 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, stereo speakers, and a webcam.

PERFORMANCE

The Lenovo Ideapad 510 (80SV005AUS) Laptop has the 7th generation (Kaby Lake) Intel Core i7-7500U installed. The processor is dual core and runs on 2.7 GHz clock speed and 3.5 GHz turbo speed when overclocked. This is not a new processor or a new architecture but a gently optimized Kaby lake tweaked to have significant changes on frequency and performance. Speaking of which, the processor managed a CPU Mark score of 5400 points which is at par with some desktops. Comparatively, the new 2018 Lenovo Ideapad 330 laptop review offers a much better processor, the Intel Core i3-8350U. It is a faster processor with faster performance.

For memory, the laptop comes pre-installed with 8 GB but for those who need more the maximum memory is 12GB. Ideally, under the hood it has 4GB soldered into a dedicated socket and 4 GB in a single slot. You can improve the memory buy interchanging the 4GB chip and replacing it with an 8GB chip.

The storage is plenty as a result of the 1TB hard drive available. Although the hard drive is a little old school and rough on the edges compared to SSD, it provides plenty of space for saving larger volume of pictures, video and data. SSD would have been great here too but Lenovo has other versions of the Ideapad that include a respectable balance of HDD and SSD.

The NVIDIA GeForce 940MX with 4GB video RAM space isn’t anything to go by for gaming but it can handle a few titles especially on medium settings. In comparison with older chips, this new one is based on the faster GDDR5.On our gaming test, virtually the best tests we have here at latesttechnicalreviews, we played a couple of games to measure the GPU’s strengths. Mass Effect Andromeda 2017 got 30 fps on low 1280 x 720p settings and Ghost Recon Wildlands 2017 29 fps on low 1280 x 720 resolution.

Here’s a good example of how the processor and graphics unit work together in gaming.

BATTERY LIFE

The battery on this Ideapad 510 is a non-user removable battery. That means it cannot be removed through the normal way of doing it; by turning to the back side of the laptop and undoing the screws. For this, you have to take the case apart and remove the keyboard to get to it. Lenovo advises users to contact support to arrange for removing the battery should it have issues. That aside, the battery life is decent. Lenovo claims the battery can hold up to 5 hours on a single charge so we had to its limits. On our battery test, we ran the Lenovo Ideapad 510 (80SV005AUS) on a series of tasks on a full charge. It lasted for 4 hours 12 minutes while using it on 50% brightness writing this review and had a couple of other tabs open on the web browser. A second test involved watching random YouTube videos with the same brightness and that really drained it pretty fast. It managed 2 hours 46 minutes which is pretty low considering it isn’t a gaming laptop.

CONCLUSION

The Lenovo Ideapad 510 (80SV005AUS) Laptop is a nothing short of a basic computer. Personally I loved the 15 inch screen that is well sized for watching movies and working on. The Core i7 although not quad core is also a nice touch added to the unit (in efforts to generate a great clock speed). The processor coupled with an 8 GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB HDD make this Ideapad adequate for business functions, web browsing, photo editing, video playback but not any intense gaming. It is a formidable ally for home/office work and play if the few drawbacks are not a big problem for you. I mean the shift key location and lack of an SSD. Fortunately, there are models of this notebook that come with SSD like the Lenovo Ideapad 510s 80UV001BUS. Having the SSD goes a long way in ensuring there is improved performance with no booting hiccups. Other than that for the price, it is a great laptop to recommend for basic tasks.

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