Lenovo IdeaPad 130-15AST 81H5, 15.6″ HD, AMD A9-9425, Premium Home and Business Laptop Review

Lenovo IdeaPad 130-15AST 81H5 Premium Laptop

Lenovo 15.6 HD Premium Home and Business Laptop

The brand new release budget priced Lenovo IdeaPad 130-15AST 81H5 is a 15.6-inch Premium Laptop for home, student or business use. It comes with the dual core AMD A9 processor, large 1TB storage, very generous 16GB size memory, Radeon R5 graphics, DVD-RW Drive and good connectivity options.

The dual core and dual thread Quarter 2 of 2018 release AMD A9-9425 processor runs at a base speed of 3.1GHz up to 3.7GHz for handling your low demand daily work and entertainment. The current Passmark benchmark score for this mid-range processor is 2501. The 16GB DDR4 SDRAM is quite a lot for such a budget priced machine and will give you all the multitasking power you want. This means you can have a few browsers and applications open at the same time.

1TB HDD SATA hard drive at 5400rpm doesn’t offer much speed as compared to modern SSD’s but gives you a lot of local storage space for your music, videos, games, Word and Excel files. Windows 10 Home 64-bit version comes pre-installed on this Lenovo laptop. Connectivity options include the 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, 10/100 Mbps Ethernet with RJ-45, DVD±RW, a Micro SD Card Reader, an HDMI output, a Headphone/microphone Combo Jack,  and 2 x USB 3.0 Type-A ports.

The energy efficient WLED-backlit 15.6-inch non-touch HD display has the 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, TN panel, adequate clarity, decent contrast and vivid colors, although not as good as a Full HD screen. It has a reasonable quality 1.2 MP webcam and HD Audio with stereo speakers for your Skype chats, music and videos. It has a full-size island style non-backlit keyboard with a numeric keypad. The 2-cell 31WHr lithium ion battery lasts around 5 hours on average, depending on what you’re doing on the computer. The typical TDP- Thermal Design Power is 15 watts on this machine.

Lenovo 15.6 HD Premium Home and Biz Notebook

Black Lenovo IdeaPad 130-15AST  Laptop (81H5) weighs 4.63 pounds and measures 14.8 x 10 x 0.76 inches. Please note that the keyboard is not backlit, and the screen doesn’t have the touch functionality. You have the Windows 10 Home installed but not the Microsoft Office. And you need to pay for Office if you want to use the Office programs for work or school. Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge) is OK for daily use and good enough for the entry level games and some of the latest games at very low settings and resolutions. This laptop is quite a good budget deal considering the sleek and modern design, sound and picture quality, 16GB memory, large storage space and good performance overall.

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