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Lenovo IdeaPad 520S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad 520S. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and design. The portability and screen are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the energy efficiency and size. Opinions about the reliability and usability are mixed.

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 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 14" Laptop - Mineral Grey


It's lovely. It runs perfect and very good value for money.

The brightness. When I use it on maximum it doesn't really look like it's maximum. It could be better than that. Overall it's ok.

Mar, 2018

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Great spec at a great price


I chose this laptop as a replacement for a well-known make of high spec laptop. In addition to a sturdy but stylish construction the specification of this laptop outclassed all others.

Mar, 2018

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Maybe I bought the wrong product


This machine is good in many respects, but the screen is neither as bright nor as sharp, nor the colours so vibrant as I expected they would be on a machine of this price. Perhaps I was expecting too much or was gullible enough to believe the product...

Feb, 2018

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Good Spec Bitter / Sweet Laptop


A well made product , generally OK but let down by a major problem. The advertisement for this laptop stated up to 7 hours battery life !! With using all available settings ...battery saver etc it manages to last form 2-3 hours working time and maybe 4...

Feb, 2018

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Exactly as ordered


Very pleased with the laptop and was delivered as agreed

Feb, 2018

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Light and quick


I appreciated the light weight and quick start up of this laptop, The only minor inconvenience I have found is that it does not have 2 USB ports on the same side as I have an external DVD drive which needs two adjacent ports!

Jan, 2018

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Great product, fantastically quick delivery


Great product, fantastically quick delivery. Setup simple

Jan, 2018