At $350 (approx.), Lenovo Ideapad 100 – 80QQ00L3US is not a bad choice if you are looking for a laptop that supports home computing. This laptop is not going to make a home user or student swoon over its features though. For basic web browsing, office work and streaming videos this laptop offers reasonable performance. Lenovo 80QQ00L3US is powered by Intel core i3-5005u processor, 4GB RAM and 1TB hard drive. Budget laptops are all about trading off one important feature for another and it is not an exception with model 80QQ00L3US. It comes with low resolution display (1366 X 768) rather than a full HD display and lacks wireless ac. A full HD display is essential if you don’t want to compromise your viewing experience. In such case, you can consider Asus F555LA-AB31 laptop which comes with more powerful Intel core i3-5010u processor, 4GB RAM and 500GB hard drive. It has full HD display and supports Wireless ac. Both the laptops discussed above offer inbuilt optical drive. Lenovo Ideapad 100 – 80QQ00L3US is not a touchscreen laptop. However, Windows 10 is compatible with non-touch interfaces as well. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of Lenovo Ideapad 100 – 80QQ00L3US.
Intel core i3-5005u processor has two cores and it operates with fixed frequency of 2 GHz. With the help of hyperthreading technology, each core works as two virtual cores. Like i3-5005u processor, Intel core i5-5010u is a 5th generation Intel core i3 processor. It operates with slightly higher frequency of 2.1GHz. Lenovo 80QQ00L3US offers integrated Intel HD 5500 graphics which is not suitable for gaming. When it comes to gaming, some low end games like Sims 3 and Dota 2 can be played in low resolutions and setting on this laptop. The graphics is not upgradable but it supports small photo editing. You can also consider Acer Aspire E5-573G which is a budget gaming laptop and is powered by more powerful Intel core i5-5200u processor (2.2GHz-2.7GHz). It has dedicated graphics NVIDIA GeForce 940M card with 2GB VRAM plus 8GB system RAM. This Acer laptop has 1TB hard drive and full HD (1920 X 1080) display panel. However, it doesn’t come with inbuilt optical drive but you can always use an external USB based CD/DVD drive. The NVIDIA graphics not only supports gaming but it also boosts performance for applications such as Adobe Photoshop.
Ideapad 100 – 80QQ00L3US comes with 4GB DDR3L 1600MHz RAM and the memory is expandable up to 8GB. It has 1TB hard drive which operates at 5400rpm speed. Windows 10 is preloaded on the hard drive but it doesn’t come with full Version of Microsoft office.
15.6” display of Ideapad 100 – 80QQ00L3US supports max resolution of 1366 X 768p which means it can support video playback up to 720p but not 1080p. However, with the help of HDMI, you can watch full HD content on compatible TV and monitor.
Available ports and connectivity features include 1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, HDMI-out, 4-in-1 card reader (SD,SDHC,SDXC,MMC), RJ-45 and audio combo jack. It comes with webcam as well. Network connectivity is supported by Fast Ethernet, Wireless 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth.
The 21whr battery of Ideapad 100 – 80QQ00L3US offers up to 3 hours battery life, depending upon usage.
For basic web browsing, office work and movie streaming Lenovo Ideapad 100 – 80QQ00L3US is a decent laptop. However, it comes with low resolution screen which may disappoint video/movie enthusiasts. Alternatively, you can consider Asus F555LA-AB31 which has full HD display panel, better processor and Wireless ac. On the flip side, it comes with 500GB hard drive while Lenovo 80QQ00L3US comes with 1TB hard drive.