Lenovo IdeaPad 320 15.6″ HD Touchscreen Laptop with Intel  i7-8550U Review

Lenovo IdeaPad 320 15.6″ HD Touch Display Laptop 

Lenovo IdeaPad 320 i7-8550u

Lenovo IdeaPad 320 is a 15.6” touchscreen laptop with a sleek unibody chassis, an 8th generation Intel i7 processor, generous amounts of SSD storage (512GB) and RAM (20GB), Windows 10 Professional version and decent connectivity including a  DVD/RW Drive. Please note that the seal of the manufacturer was opened to be able to make the adjustments to offer you the technical specs advertised, in terms of memory and hard drive.

The quarter 2 of 2017 release Intel i7-8550U is a quad-core ultra low voltage processor with a base speed of 1.80GHz that moves up to 4GHz with the turbo boost function as needed by the tasks at hand. It has an impressive average Passmark benchmark score of 8223 at the moment. You will not have any problems even with the very demanding stuff. 20GB SO-DIMM RAM is quite a large amount for all the multitasking power you want, to have multiple browsers and programs simultaneously without any lagging and freezing. You can transition smoothly between the browser tabs.

512GB Solid State Drive is great as an ample storage space and has a much higher speed than a regular HDD. Windows 10 Pro is pre-installed on this laptop with all the same features as the Windows 10 Home 64-bit and offers a variety of connectivity and privacy tools including Group Policy Management, Client Hyper-V, Remote Desktop, Bitlocker disk encryption and more. Connectivity options include the 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth, Gigabit LAN Ethernet, a USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 port, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI output, 4-in-1 Media Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC), DVD/RW Optical Drive, and a Security Slot.

15.6 inch anti-glare HD touch display has the 1366 x 768 pixel resolution and offers visual clarity when you are surfing the net, watching videos or playing games. Intel UHD 620 is a built-in graphics card with a fast dual channel memory that offers lower mid-range performance between the dedicated NVIDIA GeForce 910M and 920M. It has a VideoCard benchmark score of 1077 You can play the easier, less demanding games like Rocket League or Team Fortress 2 at higher resolutions and settings. There is a 0.3MP camera with a single microphone that will be adequate for the video chats. It comes with the Dolby Audio-Lenovo IDEAPAD 320 15.6 HD TOUCHoptimized 2 x 1.5W speakers for very clear sound without much of a distortion at higher volumes. And you are likely to hear all the details in your songs or video chats with friends and family.

The typical Thermal Design Power is 15 watts on this powerful i7-8550U processor and the average battery life is around 5 hours. Platinum grey IdeaPad 320 is fairly compact and portable- weighs 4.85 pounds and measures 10.2 x 14.9 x 0.9 inches. There is a numeric keypad on the full size keypad as well as a responsive multi-touch trackpad. It includes a protective finish for protecting the exterior and interior against wear and tear and maximizing the ventilation and extending the durability with a rubber detailing at the bottom. You can choose from the different configurations or RAM (8GB, 12GB, 20GB) and SSD (128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB). Overall you’re offered great value for money overall and would be suitable for budget-conscious buyers that want the most for their buck.

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