Lenovo IdeaPad 510 Review

Lenovo Ideapad 510 is a laptop which is a laptop which is perfect for video editing and gaming. It cannot play the heavy games much, but it can play medium games at highest setting. The gaming review is also given below. Coming back to the topic, first let’s talk about the things that we get in the box. The laptop was well-packed. Firstly, you will get a bag pack for the laptop, which is spacy and can keep all the accessories in it. You get a 65W charger for charging the laptop. Finally, you get the laptop. It comes in two variants: 4 GB GPU and 2 GB GPU. There are two colour variants available: Ebony Black and Silver. Specifications of the laptop is also given below:

The Lenovo Ideapad is powered by Intel Core i5 7200U (7th generation) CPU clocked at 2.6 GHz, which can be boosted at 3.1 GHz and NVidia 4 GB/ 2 GB 940 MX. It also have 8 GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB HDD. Sadly, this time Lenovo is not providing any SSD or at least SSHD. But, considering the price point, we cannot complain much. It comes with Windows 10 Home OS. It also comes with 15.6” display.

Build Quality is not that great. Frankly speaking it looks like the Apple MacBook. On the front, it feels premium and metallic. It has matt finish there. The Lenovo logo at the corner is popped out and gives the gloss finish. When you open the laptop, you will see that everything inside is in silver matt colour which feels premium. I’m still not able to figure out which material is used, but it feels solid. The keyboard is backlit by white LEDs. The screen is FHD and it is of 15.6 inches. The Ideapad gives a bit of warmer display feel. This will rest the eyes a bit, but it is not for the users who like more neutral display.

The hinge of the laptop can be tilted to 180 degrees. It has a good selection of ports. It has an SD card slot, two 3.0 USB ports and one 2.0 USB port, LAN, HDMI and VGA outputs, Headphone and microphone jack combo and a DVD drive.

It comes with a full-sized keyboard and it also has backlight feature, but the shift button is placed at an awkward position. Shift key is placed at the top of the Up arrow key. So, it’s a really bad thing for a user who used to type a lot as it tends to press the wrong key all the time.

#My Verdict:

Pros- The best thing about the laptop is the form factor. The keyboard is backlit. Touchpad and the speakers are better than other laptop. Editing was quite smooth, the laptop didn’t heat much. The charging adaptor is pleasantly portable and looks like an oversized mobile charger.

Cons- Display is a bit larger which is 125%, which can be adjusted later. It is also brighter than other laptops available in the market. Battery life is damn bad. Lenovo bloat ware sucks (but can be removed). It is felt by me that its design is inspired from MacBook. GPU is very basic.

Now, it’s time for gaming review and some benchmarks.

Benchmarks:

  • Nova Benchmark Score: 806
  • 3D Mark Score: CPU- 1956, GPU- 472. Total- 532

Video Rendering:

Time taken to render 1080p 50Fps 5 minutes video

  • Hitfilm 4 – 18 minutes
  • Sony Vegas 14 – 22 minutes

Temperature: CPU – 70 Degree Celsius, GPU – 55 Degree Celsius

Gaming Performance:

  • CS-GO – 50 Fps @ highest setting
  • GTA V – 30 Fps @ highest setting

GTA V works fairly well on moderate setting.

Battery Life: 3 hours 30 minutes.

Price: 55,500 (Prices may Vary)

Price to performance ratio – 7/10

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