Lenovo is now offering a crazy deal for under 200 dollars with Lenovo Ideapad 120S. For the price around that point, you will get a system with fairly good looking, well complete connectivity, and demanding hardware for supporting your productivity. The system itself is equipped with Intel N3350, 4GB RAM, and 32GB EMMC. The specification is nothing special as it’s commonly used in similar competitors. But, there is one thing makes a big difference here. The thing is located on screen which is 14 inch and not 11 inch. Seeing a 14 inch display is almost impossible, but surely Lenovo is making possible here.
The system is now available broadly and coming with few different configurations. It’s good to see a company wants to put some efforts on creating a low budget device. As comparison we have of Acer Aspire 3 and ASUS E203NA at the same price, but both of them offer a low value for our money. I think its worth for us to take look inside and see how it works on satisfying our needs here. That is what we are going to talk about here. Without further ado, let’s we jump into the article.
Design and Connectivity
The design impression is relative good here and better than its predecessor. In the past, Lenovo solid it in bright and cheerful approach, but for now they just make it simpler and which is great here. The entire chassis is created with plastic material that finished in gun metal finishing. I love its matte finishing because it offers a solid good looking and resistant to fingerprint. The lid is leaves completely plain here and there is the company logo placed at the center of area. For deck area, they continue the same design here and the build quality is good here. The warping is very minimal here and not found in normal typing usage. Overall, the design is much better than any similar option outside here except for Chuwi Lapbook Air that appeared in fully aluminium design.
Measuring at 14.8 x 10.2 x 0.9 inches, the system is only weight for 1.4 kg. Yeah, the weight is very light and compact to carry around despite its big screen. I am surprised on seeing how light it is and the thing is possible because we do not see of DVD drive and cooling fan as the passive cooling method is used here. As for the connectivity, we have of two USB 3.0 and single USB type-C ports. As the companion, you also get of HDMI, audio jack, and charger slot for charging the battery life.back to menu ↑
Keyboard and Display
The keyboard is probably the biggest selling point here because it surprisingly feels good and comfortable. Most of cases I find here the keyboard is spongy and mushy for some reasons, but the thing is not happened here. The keys are well distant and feel pretty crisp to our every pressure. All of keys appeared in big size for exception at up and down keys that appeared to be smaller, but thankfully the rest of keys are fine here. I do find similar experience here, but only happened in mid-range and not low end laptop. If you expect to have something more productive, then this is a perfect choice for you.
As for the display, the laptop features of 14 inch TN panel with 1366 x 768 resolution. The HD resolution in bigger screen is not so optimal, but thankfully with proper brightness support and quite accurate color accurate, the thing is not considered as that bad moreover the screen is covered in matte finishing that completely non reflective. It produces of 62 percent for SRGB color and 239 nits for brightness. I think the result that I get here is better than I expect although the color accuracy could be better here.
|Lenovo Ideapad 120S 14 Inch||Main Specs|
|CPU||Intel Dual Core Celeron N3350 1.1 GHz|
|Graphics||Intel HD Integrated Card|
|OS||Windows 10 Home|
|Memory||2GB DDR4 Memory|
Performance and Battery
The hardware specification you can guess would be very standard here. The Intel N3350 is a low end processor from Apollo Lake generation which features 1.1 GHz clock rate and limited in 6 TDP watts. The power consumption is pretty low and for this case the system is completely fan-less and free from any noisy sounds. Despite of its low power TDP, the CPU is actually manages to reach of up to 2.4 GHz during boosted clock mode. When it’s combined with EMMC storage, you should get a performance you expect for. Keep in mind, the performance is only usable for light activities like browsing and editing document and not meant entirely for demanding tasks.
While the laptop is coming with only 32 Wh battery, the system could actually last longer than I expect here. For most all of time, the battery is running to 6 to 7 hours in doing multi-tasking work. I set the brightness into 50 percent and setting it much lower even giving better result here. That amount of time is more than enough to finish everything in single until the battery is completely dead. This could be the main consideration for taking it back home.back to menu ↑
The Lenovo 120S is a good sign that affordable device can perform and coming in such a good manner. The performance, design, keyboard, and battery life are impressive with very little thing to complaint from it. My biggest issue is probably located on its storage which is only 32GB and feels cramped little bit here. Like I said before, there is not much bad thing worth mentioning here. The choice is yours, so feel free to take any consideration here. I just hope the information is good enough for you. At last, thank you for reading the article and see you again next time.