As a preamble to this test
Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.The overall quality of a model depends on the use you make of it.We’ve put this V15-IIL (82C500HGFR) Argent – through some tests based on how you’re going to use it.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.
V15-IIL (82C500HGFR) Argent – to surf the Internet?
What you expect from a mobile phone is that it allows you to surf the Web, and possibly allow you to write e-mails, do calculations in a spreadsheet or word processor. This V15-IIL (82C500HGFR) Argent – is a lower quality laptop for those who are not very attentive. Even if the material is not of a very high quality, with plastic materials (at the level of the hull), the components and the internal circuits of the machine are still designed by Lenovo; a manufacturer who has been offering laptops for several years already. In the end, it is a product that will make you think about changing it in less than 4 years.
With a 15 inches size, you’re going to have some trouble carrying it around. A reasonable choice equips this model; the Core i5-1035G1. Considering that the components evolve very quickly, Lenovo offers a laptop of good quality that will remain a good choice over several years. Moreover, because of this processor, you can be sure that you have a tool that allows you to navigate the Internet correctly. Very clearly, with only 4 Gb ofRAM, this laptop is not the best equipped model. It is highly likely that if you decide to use the V15-IIL (82C500HGFR) Argent -, you will have to add at least 2 Gb to one of the avaiilable.Thanks to this, the laptop will allow a more fluid navigation.
This is one of the smallest available disk space among the laptops of the moment. If you want to have your holiday photos locally, you’ll soon reach the limit of 256 Gb. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but if you need to, remember to have a USB key with you.
Finally, an important point for a laptop: autonomy; here you will have 5 hours of freedom before you have to plug it back into the socket. You will have a limited time of freedom, needing to have the power kit nearby. It’s annoying, because the interest of a laptop is still to be able to use it everywhere, without it being plugged in.
The V15-IIL (82C500HGFR) Argent — the right model for streaming and videos ?
Lenovo presents this laptop as a standard product dedicated to a low-resource usage. If you are very mindful of the quality for multimedia use, we advise you to turn to models other than the V15-IIL (82C500HGFR) Argent -; more high-end products, which on the other hand will be a little more expensive. In short, this is a an unremarkable computer that is not comfortable with strictly multimedia use.
The laptop from .Lenovo is imposing by its size. Large by size, with 15 inches and a high resolution of 1920×1080. Because of its wide screen, it is perfectly designed for watching movies. The rendering is bright and vivid, and if you take a moment to look at the screen from several angles you will see that there is no distortion of the image or inverted colors.
The only disadvantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop of 1.9 kg.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this V15-IIL (82C500HGFR) Argent -. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
This V15-IIL (82C500HGFR) Argent -, equipped with a processor Core i5-1035G1, corresponds to a price/power ratio in the average, sufficient for a dedicated multimedia use. With this, you are sure to have a scalable product (if needed), and that will fit perfectly with your peripherals (speakers, video projectors, etc…). So your multimedia sessions will be fluid.
As far as applications are concerned, did Lenovo not install any. Only the operating system is installed. This is a Windows 10 that allows you to add the free or paid software you want. Clearly, to watch movies, nothing more.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel UHD Graphics 620, which with 4 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
For connectivity, you will have 3 ports. This is standard compared to computers currently available on the market.Between, the speakers, the mouse, and the external hard drive you will have little possibility to add many more peripherals.
Finally concerning the battery life, you will have time before you have to think about reconnecting the power cable. 5 hours of battery life is enough for the vast majority of the videos you’ll see.
V15-IIL (82C500HGFR) Argent – the right choice for travelling connected ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes V15-IIL (82C500HGFR) Argent – to be easily carried around. This seems to be the issue that the Lenovo didn’t really take into account in the design of this V15-IIL (82C500HGFR) Argent -. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
It V15-IIL (82C500HGFR) Argent – weights 1.9 Kg which makes it a computer in the average of its category. It’s still an easy-to-handle computer, even if it’s not an ultrabook. On your lap, this laptop holds well, and the size of the screen and the base remain acceptable. Its weight is a disadvantage, but the15 inches screen will make it an advantage when writing e-mails or doing word processing.
No backlit keyboard on this V15-IIL (82C500HGFR) Argent -. Not really necessary.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
By equipping this model with a processorCore i5-1035G1, the manufacturer is on a par with most of its competitors; it is in the average range and it allows a contained power consumption.
The manufacturer estimates a possible range that you can reduce. Rather count on 70% of this value in standard use; the more you use the processor, the lower the figure will be.
As for the autonomy , the batteries will allow you to use it for about 5 hours.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 256 Gb. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .For those who will need more space, this V15-IIL (82C500HGFR) Argent – will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
When it comes to taking your laptop with you, it will seem safer to do so only occasionally. Its size does not invite you to carry it everywhere you go. Indeed, because of its size, 15 inches, you have there, one of the largest laptops of the moment.
With 3 connectors, this V15-IIL (82C500HGFR) Argent – allows multiple connections. It is in the average of what is done on competing models.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Following our tests, it appeared to us that it is not V15-IIL (82C500HGFR) Argent – really made for travelling.
The V15-IIL (82C500HGFR) Argent – to make audio or video editing.
The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. With this V15-IIL (82C500HGFR) Argent -, you can be sure you have the right machine. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, Lenovo has designed an interesting product. The parallel processing of tasks with Windows 10 are perfectly suited for audio or video editing.
Possibly for occasional use, the processor Core i5-1035G1 will allow you to perform certain tasks, if they are initiated individually. With its 4 Gb of RAM, it has enough memory for image processing. As standard, you will have the applications to make your video editing or your photo or music modifications. And in case you want to go further, you will be able to do so provided you add a bit of memory.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The V15-IIL (82C500HGFR) Argent – has only got one, with total 256 Gb storage for your movies and music. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
For the autonomy part, Lenovo proposes last generation batteries. The available battery life is of 5 hours in standard conditions of use, which means keeping the charger close at hand because the audio-visual assembly consumes a lot of power. A result in the average of the competitors.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it V15-IIL (82C500HGFR) Argent – receives the USB3 connection. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
With the V15-IIL (82C500HGFR) Argent -, you’re moving towards a very good product. Perfectly designed for audio video use. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
V15-IIL (82C500HGFR) Argent – for video games?
Some laptops with sufficient performance, the right processors and the latest graphics cards can afford to gamble. Clearly, if your only need is to play games with this V15-IIL (82C500HGFR) Argent -, it may be better to go to other models. Clearly, Lenovo has done nothing here to meet that purpose.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
Since Lenovo has not designed this model for gaming, the display system is not dimensioned for an exemplary reactivity during your gaming sessions. An exception to this is if you play on games that are more than 5 years old.
When it comes to disk space, this computer ranks low.He’s one of the worst of the moment, with only 256 Gb.
For online gaming, it V15-IIL (82C500HGFR) Argent – has high quality Wi-Fi. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
With a weight 1.9 Kg and a screen size of 15 inches, it is a tool in the average of other laptops.
Please note that with an autonomy of 5 hours, you will have enough time to play video games requiring few resources.
In short, if you want a fun gaming experience, choose another model than this V15-IIL (82C500HGFR) Argent – one. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.
V15-IIL (82C500HGFR) Argent – the right choice for office automation ?
Not really designed for office use, V15-IIL (82C500HGFR) Argent – it’s still a good product. In detail, here’s what’s going on.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. You will have to download the applications you need, which implyies for some software a slight increase in the overall cost.
In contrast to other larger models, this model is in the middle of the pack in terms of space requirements. Average weight, with 1.9 Kg.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
We gave it the lamp test, positioned next to the screen, and it was found to be sufficiently matt to avoid the reflection phenomenon. But at the same time, the light intensity is low enough so as not to tire the eyes in the dark.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
It’s one of the smallest backup spaces, with 256 Gb. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
So, in summary, it appears that it V15-IIL (82C500HGFR) Argent – is less interesting than its competitors. For the same price you will find more suitable and more powerful models.
V15-IIL (82C500HGFR) Argent – the right choice for the right use
The conclusion of the test V15-IIL (82C500HGFR) Argent – is that almost all its specifications are below the others. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– playing video games
– office tasks
In summary, we advise this model for :
– making audio and video editing