The Lenovo Ideapad 320 80XR00AGUS is a 15.6-inch budget laptop that has received positive reviews for its attractively slim and lightweight design, its large screen, and its excellent value for the money. Some also thought that its keyboard was spacious and comfortable to use and that the 1TB storage space is great for storing a load of media. However, it struggles at anything other than the basics due to the slower Intel Celeron N3350 processor and the 5400RPM hard drive. Its battery life is also average at around 4 hours 30 minutes, and some noted that the speaker quality is poor. While it is not the fastest laptop available, running the MS Office suite works perfectly fine, as well as light browsing and video streaming.
The Lenovo 320-15ABR 80XS0024US comes at a respectable asking price and has been a popular choice for laptop buyers looking for budget machines that drive a steady and reliable performance. It has a large 15.6-inch display with a resolution of 1366 x 768, which may disappoint those looking for a 1920 X 1080 panel, however, cutting costs to provide more RAM and a stronger CPU is a worthwhile tradeoff.
Lenovo have added 8GB of RAM and an AMD A12-9720P 2.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor that is clocked at 2.7GHz. Both of these should handle most tasks you throw at it relatively well, and combined with the large 1TB hard mechanical hard drive and the AMD Radeon R7, you will have a machine that is great for multimedia consumption and for running office programs such as Microsoft’s Office Suite, or Google’s online G-Suite. On that note, the 5400 mechanical hard drive is slow, and Lenovo have chosen to sacrifice speed for size. If you are looking for a laptop that offers a modern speedy solid state drive, then perhaps an inexpensive Chromebook such as the Amazon favorite, the Acer Chromebook R 13 CB5-312T-K5X4 13.3-inch will be more suited to your needs.
However, your storage space will be next to nothing. The included integrated AMD Radeon R7 GPU will allow you to play older titles well, and even some of AAA titles are known to run on lower settings at 720p, such as GTA V and Battlefield 4. The battery life is only around 5 hours, which is below average, and the laptop can get quite loud when pushed. The larger keyboard has been praised by customers who thought it was both comfortable and easier to use than smaller laptops with congested keys. It doesn’t come with backlighting, so using it in the dark will be tricky.
- Expandable RAM
- Build quality
- Plenty of storage
- Relatively lightweight
- Large display
- Spacious keyboard
- Slow at times
- Slow HDD
- Below average battery
- Speaker quality
The Lenovo Ideapad 320 80XR00AGUS is great for casual users looking for a laptop that runs Microsoft Office and that can play the older classics well, but it is slow according to most reports, which is to be expected from a laptop in this price range.
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- Weight: 4.85 lbs
- Processor: Intel Celeron N3350 1.1GHz
- Display Size: 15.6 inch
- RAM: 4GB DDR3L
- Operating System: Windows 10 Home
- Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 500
|Processor||Intel Celeron N3350 1.1GHz [View Benchmarks]|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 500 [View Benchmarks]|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Home|
|Battery Life||6 hours|
|Hard Drive 1||1000 HDD 5400|
|Display Size||15.6 inch|
|Display Resolution||1366 x 768|
|Display Technology||LED Backlit|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 4.1 | 1 x DC-in port | 1 x Ethernet port | 1 x HDMI port, 1 x headphone/microphone jack, | 1 x USB 2.0 port | 1 x USB 3.0 port|
|Additional Features||4-in-1 memory card reader|
|Dimension (LxWxH)||15 x 10.2 x 1|