Analysis of the V145-15AST (81MT0028FR) Noir – A4-9120 from Lenovo.

And to begin with…

Experienced users do not have the same needs as beginners. You are looking for a laptop and you hesitate between several models.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.

V145-15AST (81MT0028FR) Noir to surf the Internet?

We can consider that for certain uses, such as surfing the web, it is not necessary to buy a high-powered model. This V145-15AST (81MT0028FR) Noir 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. So you can understand that you will not keep this product for more than 4 years.
The screen is quite large, with 15 inches. Not necessarily easy to carry around. With a processor A4-9120, Lenovo offers an already outdated technology. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. A latest-generation processor would have implied a higher price. So certainly, with this laptop you have enough resources for internet surfing and word processing, but you may have to change it in less than 5 years. 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 V145-15AST (81MT0028FR) Noir, you will have to add at least 2 Gb to one of the avaiilable.Your computer will work better and longer.
By offering a hard drive of this size, the company is making this model one of the laptops with the largest disk space on the market. Even if you think 1000 Gb is more than enough, it’s surprising to discover that it’s easy to fill a disc completely with photos, movies or games in a very short time. Here, Lenovo provides with this V145-15AST (81MT0028FR) Noir a laptop that will allow you to watch all your films locally for a long time.
Last point about the autonomy. the V145-15AST (81MT0028FR) Noir can work 4 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. Not as good as what you can get on competing products, and that’s a pity, because in the end the laptop is pleasant to use.

V145-15AST (81MT0028FR) Noir the right choice for watching movies ?

Lenovo has not designed this model for strictly multimedia use. This V145-15AST (81MT0028FR) Noir is a multipurpose laptop that will suit most uses, whether it’s for playing resource-efficient games, light photo editing, or for office work and web browsing. Finally, a simple computer, yet not really made for audio and video.
The laptop from .Lenovo is imposing by its size. Large by size, with 15 inches and a high resolution of 1366×768. Multimedia oriented, you will enjoy watching your films. Very good quality rendering, both in brightness and image detail.
The only disadvantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop of 2.1 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.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
For the sound part, the V145-15AST (81MT0028FR) Noir is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor A4-9120 that is several years old now. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
You will do what you want for the applications, as it is not Lenovo installed by default. There’s only the operating system. As a standard, you have some Windows 10 on which it will be possible to add all the software you need. For multimedia, you can possibly take VLC .
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one AMD Radeon R3, which with 4 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Few possibilities will be offered to you for the connection part. Indeed, it V145-15AST (81MT0028FR) Noir has only 2 ports. It’s a little tight for you to plug everything in at once.
In short, for those who wish to replace their TV set with this laptop, it V145-15AST (81MT0028FR) Noir seems inappropriate. With its autonomy of 4 hours, don’t expect to do a movie marathon. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.

V145-15AST (81MT0028FR) Noir the right choice for travelling connected ?

It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes V145-15AST (81MT0028FR) Noir to be easily carried around. At least that’s what we find out a priori. 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.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
An acceptable gap regarding the displacement of this V145-15AST (81MT0028FR) Noir of 2.1 Kg. You can transport it easily, without too much effort. On the other hand, the large size will be an advantage to see photos during the holidays. For 15 inches, on the other hand, it allows you to have a clear display when you want to browse the internet or write e-mails.
No backlit keyboard on this V145-15AST (81MT0028FR) Noir. Not really necessary.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
The processor A4-9120 is inferior to other competitive products.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
With 4 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
Because of the technology used, it will be better not to move this computer too much. The reasons are its size, and the hard drive that the brand Lenovo decided to put in it. About the hard drive, Lenovo has chosen a classic technology for its 1000 Gb hard drive; Good when it comes to storing data (photos, music, movies), less good for the time it takes to boot up or get out of standby mode. On the other hand, unlike an SSD type hard disk drive, it will be slower in terms of the time required to boot up or to leave the standby mode.
When it comes to taking your laptop with you, it will seem safer to do so only occasionally. And the only times you’ll have to carry it will be between the bus or train and your hotel room. Indeed, because of its size, 15 inches, you have there, one of the largest laptops of the moment.
The manufacturer offers only a few connection options, with only 2 connectors. This makes it one of the least well equipped models currently.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this V145-15AST (81MT0028FR) Noir for travel use.

The V145-15AST (81MT0028FR) Noir to make audio or video editing. 

Definitely not intended for audio and video editing. The weak point of this model is its processor, and its amount of memory. Even if it would be possible to do audio or video cutting, it doesn’t seem to correspond to this need. Lenovo has favoured more standard uses, which require less computing speed. Note that this model is not of the latest generation. In short, prefer a model that will be a little more expensive, but much more efficient.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. You can always try to do video editing with the processor A4-9120. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
With 1000 Gb hard drive size, you have enough space.That’s pretty much what they do on other laptops. And that’s what you’ll need to store your films and music locally. The technological choice of Lenovogoes to a standard hard disk drive, which is more robust over time. The SSD would have been much faster than the current one even though the life span is shorter.
The autonomy of this V145-15AST (81MT0028FR) Noir is of 4 hours in normal use; This is less than average, so we advise you to keep the power cable close by, otherwise you may lose your work unexpectedly. On this point Lenovo could have done much better.
Unfortunately not equipped with a USB 3.0 port as standard. Here file transfers are done at a slower speed between your laptop and external drives.
Clearly, it’s not V145-15AST (81MT0028FR) Noir designed for audio-visual editing. This also explains its price positioning below the laptops designed for this specific use.

V145-15AST (81MT0028FR) Noir the right choice to play online?

It is sometimes interesting, when you decide to buy a laptop, to be able to use it for several functions. With this V145-15AST (81MT0028FR) Noir, it will certainly be possible to play simple games, but as soon as the need for calculations requires more power, the image rendering will degrade. Clearly, Lenovo has done nothing here to meet that purpose.
With only 1366×768, this model is below standard ones. This results in lower image quality when you are in game mode.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. 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.
Even though online games today do not require disk space, the one installed on this model is one of the largest. The 1000 Gb of V145-15AST (81MT0028FR) Noir can still be used by a large number of players in the case of locally installed games.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
As far as space requirements are concerned, this computer weighs 2.1 Kg and is 15 inches sized; it is in the average range of other laptops.
For autonomy, 4 hours, this model is worse than most other laptops.
In the end, we do not recommend this V145-15AST (81MT0028FR) Noir for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. And save this one for more classic uses, like surfing the net.

V145-15AST (81MT0028FR) Noir the right choice for office automation ?

Lenovo has chosen to respond to all users who wish to have a basic use of their V145-15AST (81MT0028FR) Noir. With this product, the manufacturer brings a quality computer to the market.
Customary of this OS, Lenovo has chosen as usual. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. No applications pre-installed, one would expect more from. Lenovo in this product line. It is one of the laptops available in the range. In short, an average laptop with 2.1 Kg that can be carried on holiday or to the office.
Key spacing will be important for office use. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
Lenovo chose the matt tile option for this V145-15AST (81MT0028FR) Noir that does not reflect light. With less or no glare, this screen will also stay cleaner for longer.an advantage when working on the screen several hours.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
With more 1000 Gb, it’s not one of the biggest.You may never fill it out, especially if you are just browsing the Internet, word processing and making spreadsheets.
In the end, this V145-15AST (81MT0028FR) Noir is a good compromise. Well placed in terms of price, it will meet your needs for office use.

Finally, the V145-15AST (81MT0028FR) Noir….

In the end, our analysis will have shown that it V145-15AST (81MT0028FR) Noir is disappointing whatever the uses. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– office tasks