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Lenovo IdeaPad 120S 14"

alaTest has collected and analyzed 143 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad 120S 14". The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and price. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the durability and battery, and some have doubts about the touchpad and image quality.

portability, usability, performance, price, design

screen, reliability, sound, image quality, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo IdeaPad 120S 14" is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Lenovo IdeaPad 120S-14IAP (Celeron) review

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The Lenovo Ideapad 120s-14IAP is a budget laptop that has a low-end processor and just 32GB of storage space. It's not too hard to see where the savings were made. However, is it a good enough model for causal use? Find out in our full review.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Lenovo Ideapad 120S-14IAP (Pentium) review

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An entry level laptop for Lenovo, the Ideapad 120S may not have the impressive tech specs of its brethren further up in the range, but it also doesn't have the price tag. Under the hood, hardware is modest, but a solid state drive could make it nippy....

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Sam Medley (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo Ideapad 120s (14-inch, HD) Laptop Review

 

Budget notebook to beat. The 14-inch Lenovo Ideapad 120s is a simple and sleek Windows laptop that retails for around $250. While the device looks and feels fairly good on the outside for a budget device, the internals are a major letdown. Considering...

well-built and sleek chassis ; USB Type-C port ; all USB ports support USB 3.0 ; great performance for its class ; excellent keyboard and good touchpad ; silent operation with no coil whine ; good power efficiency ; adequate battery life

lackluster screen ; performance is still slow for everyday tasks ; abysmal gaming performance ; keyboard lacks a backlight ; very limited storage space ; no components can be repaired or upgraded

The Lenovo Ideapad is a slow and sluggish machine. Even simple tasks, like opening the file manager or loading a light web page, can become an exercise in patience. The screen is also very color-inaccurate and viewing angles are poor. While it's...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Housen Maratouk (computershopper.com)

Lenovo Ideapad 120s (14-Inch) Review and Ratings

 

While it's far from the fastest laptop money can buy, the 14-inch Lenovo Ideapad 120s performs surprisingly well for a system that costs about the same as a mid-range tablet or Chromebook.

Inexpensive ; Decent performance for the price ; Attractive design ; Includes USB-C port

Ho-hum display ; Disappointing Webcam ; Uninspiring sound

After fully recharging the laptop, we set up the machine in power-save mode (as opposed to balanced or high-performance mode) and make a few other battery-conserving tweaks in preparation for our unplugged video rundown test. In this test, we loop a...

Jan, 2018

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Horrible product

 

Arrived quickly. Had it for 4 days, tried to use it over 4 days......... froze every time right from the get go. Had to turn off with the on button.... not good. Sent it back. You would want it to do at least the basics, but it didnt want to play at...

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

DO NOT BUY

 

Everytime I stream a video on YouTube or Netflix the Laptop crashes. I'd advise you buy another product.

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Easy to set up and use

 

Bought this for our granddaughter for University. Slim light weight simple to set up and very fast and smooth on loading up.

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

very easy to use.

 

bought this tablet for wife as she likes watching some of her programmes on catch up, she loves it.

Feb, 2019

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Great value for money

 

Excellent laptop. Very slick and has everything needed. Speedy delivery and great price

Feb, 2019

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Easy to use

 

Very easy to use, great little product for the price perfect for what I want it for!

Feb, 2019

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Decoders:Dolby Home Theater
Audio system:Dolby Home Theater
Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in subwoofer:N
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2
Speaker power:1 / 2

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):3 / 32
Battery life (max):8
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:2

Camera

Auto Focus:N
Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 640 x 480
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Certification:CE, WEEE
Energy Star certified:Y
RoHS compliance:Y

Design

Colour name:Black / Denim blue / Iron Grey / Mineral Grey
Colour of product:Black, Blue / Blue / Grey
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) / Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), Glass fiber / Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), Polycarbonate / Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS),Polycarbonate / Glass fiber, Plastic
Product colour:Black / Black, Blue / Blue / Grey / Grey,Silver
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200 / 220
Display diagonal:35.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:TN
Screen shape:Flat
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:8
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of execution units:12 / 18
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 313
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:650 / 700 / 750 / 896
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):896
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5A84 / 0x5A85
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 500 / Intel HD Graphics 505 / Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics 500 / Intel® HD Graphics 505

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:N
Keyboard language:German / Italian / UK English
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM / LPDDR4-SDRAM / LPDDR4x-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2 / 4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):2 / 4 / 8
Memory clock speed:2400
Memory form factor:On-board / SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Antenna type:1x1
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:N
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac
WWAN:N

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Other features

On/off button:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Package depth:67
Package height:310
Package width:474
Power cord included:Y
Warranty card:Y

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:N
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4b
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N / Y
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45

Processor

Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:4 / 6
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,4x1 / 1x2,1x2+2x1 / 1x2,1x2+2x1,1x4,4x1 / 1x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.20 / 2.4 / 2.40 / 2.5 / 2.50 / 2.66
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Apollo Lake / Bay Trail
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.1 / 1.10 / 2.16
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Model:N3350 / N3450 / N3540 / N4200
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron N3000 series / Intel Pentium N3000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium Processor N4000 Series for Mobile
Processor Socket:BGA 1170 / BGA 1296
Processor threads:2 / 4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4 / 4.5
Stepping:C0
System bus rate:5 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):6 / 7.5
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N / Y
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:N
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® OS Guard:N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
Processor ARK ID:82105 / 95592 / 95596 / 95598
Processor code:SR1YW
Processor package size:24 x 31 / 25
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
UART:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Fingerprint Reader:N
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:BIOS / HDD, Power on / HDD, Power on, Supervisor / HDD, Power on, User / HDD,Power on / HDD,Power on,Supervisor / Power on
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / Windows 10 S
Operating System Language:German / Italian
Pre-installed software:Lenovo App Explorer, Lenovo Companion 3.0, Lenovo ID, Lenovo Settings / Lenovo ID, Lenovo Companion 3.0, Lenovo Settings
Trial software:McAfee LiveSafe / McAfee, Microsoft Office

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Flash drive interface:Flash
Flash memory:32 / 64
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
SSD capacity:128 / 256
SSD form factor:2.5" / M.2
SSD interface:Serial ATA III
Storage Media:eMMC / SSD
Total SSDs capacity:128
Total Storage Capacity:1 / 128 / 256 / 32 / 64

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:235
Height :18.6
Weight:1.44
Width:334