Lenovo Thinkpad series is a specifically designed by the company to target high end users. This is no surprise of finding that the price is expensive and not so affordable by everyone. In lower end market, Lenovo actually has Ideapad series, but once again it looks and feels to its Thinkpad and really considered as mainstream rather than business system. The company really knows about this case and for this reason they add of V series which carries of solid performance and similar features in such an affordable price. We are going to take look into the Lenovo V310 at this review.
I think this is the only ideal laptop if you prefer of Lenovo over its competitor. I have taken a look at it for couple of weeks and everything looks promising. The chassis does not look cheap and sporting pretty much good hardware configuration. The only issue I have here is the display which we will talk about later. Let’s take a look into it and see how it works on satisfying our needs. That is what we are going to talk about further here. Without further ado, let’s we jump into the article.
Design and Connectivity
To fit our budget, Lenovo puts of plastic material to all over its chassis. Thankfully, this plastic shell features a soft and nice matte finishing which does not make it cheap at all. It can be easily becoming the fingerprint magnet, but this thing is pretty common since it’s a plastic and not aluminium. One worth mentioning thing here is the weight. The device is only weight for around 1.85 kg and fits a small bag easily without any issue. The light and sturdy constructions are very much appreciated here especially considering how cheap the price is. The lid area does not bend at all even when pushing it with some amount of power.
The build quality is very decent although some users will expect of aluminium over plastic construction. Moving into its hinge system, I find it as sturdy, but it’s impossible to open it with single hand because the base is risen up as soon as I do it. However, I am surprised on how the hinge system can lend into a solid 180 degree. It offers a perfect viewing angle for multiple activities. As for the connectivity, we have 2 USB 3.0, VGA, HDMI, audio jack, and USB 2.0 ports. It also features of docking port which necessary if you have its proprietary accessories.back to menu ↑
Display and Input
The display does not promise you impressive thing as the resolution is still HD and I hope something better here. In 13 inch screen, the HD resolution is never being a problem, but at 15 inch, the thing is very different. It takes time to get used here, but you can just take the full HD one with better price of course. The screen can cover of 60 percent of SRGB color and producing around 250 of brightness. I recommend you to see another system if you look for better display here. The good example here is Acer Aspire 3 A315 which coming with similar price.
As for the input, thankfully the keyboard manages to cover its display problem. The keyboard feels solid and comfortable for long typing. The keys are well spaced and featuring a nice drop down and familiar layout. I find it as the biggest selling point that users should consider here. If there is a thing that Lenovo good at, then the answer is probably the keyboard. The same impression goes to its touchpad where it’s offering a comfortable way on navigating around the system. It comes with Windows precision driver and fully supports of Windows 10 gesture.
|Lenovo V310 15 Inch||Main Specs|
|CPU||Intel Core I5-6200U 2.3 GHz|
|Graphics||Intel HD Integrated Card|
|OS||Windows 10 Pro|
|Memory||8GB DDR3 Memory|
Performance, Upgrade, and Battery
The hardware configuration here included of Intel I5 6200U from 6th generation, 8GB RAM, and 1TB HDD. The hardware specs are pretty standard, but thankfully the company offers plenty of upgrades. Opening the back cover you will find of SSD M.2 slot. Adding of SSD is recommended here as the 1TB HDD is very slow especially during booting process. Having an SSD would help the performance a lot here. Sadly, the RAM is soldered here and means upgrade is truly impossible. You get what you pay for this case. The performance is never being an issue here especially if you are into with works related to editing document and light editing at Photoshop.
And for its battery life, I check it has of 32Wh battery which lasts for 6 to 7 hours. Not so impressive, but good enough for doing many things in single day. Lenovo fits of small charger that users can carry over pretty easily. Charging it from 0 to 100 will take around 2 hours and 11 minutes, so better to always fully charge it as soon as you manage to do it. If you look a budget system with decent performance and battery, then I will recommend this one to you.back to menu ↑
The Lenovo V310 is offering good things I never expect before. The design, performance, and battery are solid although some features like display needs improvement. Keep in mind, Lenovo tries to make it as cheap as possible, so seeing few cuts of is very normal here. I recommend you to see it further and see how it performs on satisfying your needs. The choice is yours, so feel free to take any consideration. I just hope the information is good enough for you. At last, thank you for reading the article and see you again next time.