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Lenovo IdeaPad 520s (14-Inch, 2017) Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad 520s (14-Inch, 2017) Series. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and design. The portability and screen also get good views. Many are less positive about the energy efficiency and size. There are mixed opinions on the reliability and sound.

performance, screen, portability, design, battery

size, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo IdeaPad 520s (14-Inch, 2017) Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Edward Chester (

Lenovo IdeaPad 520S


Lenovo IdeaPad 520S: A great mid-range laptop starting at just £600,with plenty of specification options for all tastes.

Attractive design ; Partially metal exterior ; Good overall performance ; Good value

Battery life lower than expected ; Screen brightness a bit low

A metal exterior, good screen, Nvidia graphics and okay battery life make this a nice step up in all-round quality over more entry-level laptops.

Aug, 2017

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Lenovo Ideapad 520S-14IKB review

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A mid-priced laptop in Lenovo's Ideapad range, we'd expect this model to be relatively nippy, thanks to its i5 processor and solid state drive. We've had plenty of Ideapad's through the doors of our test lab over the years, so how will this one do?...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Anirudh Regidi (

Lenovo Ideapad 520S review: A good buy at its price, but it could do with some tweaks


The Ideapad 520S is tastefully designed and nicely built. The unit we received came in a matte grey finish and features a small Lenovo logo on the lid.

The Lenovo Ideapad 520S is a nice laptop at a reasonable price of Rs 48,300. The screen quality could have been improved and the laptop could do with an SSD (or at least a hybrid drive), but these issues aren’t deal breakers.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Benjamin Herzig (

Lenovo IdeaPad 520s-14IKB (Core i5-7200U, 940MX) Laptop Review


Successful all-rounder. An affordable Ultrabook with Full HD IPS display, GeForce 940MX, and Core i5-7200U - Lenovo intends this interesting package mainly for students. You can find out in our detailed review whether the IdeaPad 520s can convince us.

good quality case ; comfortable keyboard ; pleasant touchpad ; quiet fan ; much improved battery life ; matte IPS display

CPU cannot keep up the performance level ; warm case during load ; USB C without DisplayPort and power delivery ; 1x1 WLAN

The IdeaPad 520s-14IKB is a good overall package which does many things right, but has weaknesses in some details. However, those weaknesses can be excused to a large extent by the price. First the positive: Compared to the predecessor, the design is...

Sep, 2017

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Lenovo Ideapad 520s review – it’s the Ideapad 720s in a more affordable clamshell


Before the Ideapad 720s comes out, Lenovo has prepared a more affordable version of the notebook with little trade-offs called Ideapad 520s – the latter is bulkier, slightly heavier, misses o…

Sturdy and fairly portable;Good input devices;The display doesn’t use PWM above 68% brightness (65 cd/m2);14-inch form factor with M.2 SSD slot, 2.5-inch HDD/SSD bay and upgradable RAM;Outstanding battery life

Display with narrow sRGB coverage and low maximum brightness

Jan, 2018

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Speedy - kids love it.


"Brought for the kids to use for their school work, so we needed something reasonably fast but not too expensive. This laptop was ideal, well designed and solid."

quick; designed well

Oct, 2018

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Excellent machine


"I bought this machine for my son going to college as I recently bought a model in the same range for my own use and have been very impressed with it over the past few months. The laptop is an excellent performer - the SSD is responsive and fast to...

looks good; fast; quiet; feels well built; good value

keyboard shortcuts

Oct, 2018

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Great si dar


"Easy to use and load everything onto computor. No issues so far. Lightweight and looks good. Does what i want it to."

Aug, 2018

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Great laptop


"All positive. V happy with purchase and would highly recommend "

Aug, 2018

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Had to return


It didn't have an optical drive so it was useless for me.

Aug, 2018