In a few words
Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.
V130 compatible with internet use?
Your needs are almost exclusively internet browsing and some word processing documents, but you don’t want any quality defects in this laptop.The objective is to ensure the proper execution of the tasks you request.
It is in this spirit that Lenovo has developed this V130.A product positioned as mid-range but of good quality. Easy to handle, and cleverly thought out during its development.
A medium-sized, 15 inches-sized screen that you can slip into a computer bag and take with you on the go. The processor chosen for this model is a Core i3-7020U. Indeed, the power it delivers is interesting, even if it is not the latest generation of component. 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. Chances are you’ll have to add some memory over time. Thanks to this, the laptop will allow a more fluid navigation.
The size of the hard drive makes this laptop one of the biggest. 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 V130 a laptop that will allow you to watch all your films locally for a long time.
Finally, the autonomy of 5 hours is one of the worst on the market. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. In other words, you will have to keep this V130 most of the time connected to the power cable.
Is V130 one for watching movies and listening to music ?
The V130 will now allow you to go beyond the exclusive use for work and will also serve as a tool for digital entertainment. You will benefit from an unparalleled comfort of use. We discovered through the tests we put it to, that it is one of the best on the market. A quality of image and sound that allows it to achieve an excellent score in this category.
Lenovo decided to make this laptop a very versatile product. This diagonal of 15 inches and a resolution of 1366×768, is a good compromise. And in film display mode, you’ll have excellent visual quality with bright, realistic images. In conclusion, it is a well-balanced product that allows the films to be viewed correctly; and with a contained weight of 1.8 kg, it is easily transportable.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. 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. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
For the sound part, the V130 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 short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
The V130 has a processor Core i3-7020U, a little more powerful than average, compared to those dedicated to office automation. A mid-range element with the latest components (chipsets) ensuring better compatibility with your peripherals. This will result in fluid video and audio sessions.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel HD Graphics 620, 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.
Regarding the connectivity part, Lenovo has made efforts with available 3 ports. Much better than most of the competition. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
In short, for those who wish to replace their TV set with this laptop, it V130 seems inappropriate. Indeed, with 5 hours of autonomy, it is one of the worst specifications. Before the end of some movies in long version, you will have to put the power cable back on, otherwise this laptop will turn itself off. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.
V130 compatible with on the move use ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes V130 to be easily carried around. At least that’s what we find out a priori. Having tested this laptop in situations as diverse as traveling, in a suitcase between shirts and jeans, while traveling between home and work, on a family weekend, here’s what you should remember.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
It V130 is in the average, neither too light nor too heavy: 1.8 Kg. You can transport it easily, without too much effort. On your lap, this laptop holds well, and the size of the screen and the base remain acceptable. One of the reasons is its 15 inches screen.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. The viewing is up to the mark.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
By equipping this model with a processorCore i3-7020U, 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. It is unlikely that you will reach manufacturer’s figures; rather, consider 70-80% at best.
Unfortunately for the specifications of the batteries will only allow 5 hours of availability, one of the lowest at the moment.
Even if the use of this laptop is dedicated to business trips and travelling, it will be more comfortable in an office mainly. The reasons are its size, and the hard drive that the brand Lenovo decided to put in it. Equipped with a standard 1000 Gb hard disk, it will make possible an almost unlimited number of writing cycles (recording/erasing). 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.
Even if a portable laptop stays at the hotel 80% of the time, it is relevant to have a screen that is not too big so as not to be disturbed, but big enough to enjoy the image. The V130 is a fair alternative with iis 15 inches.
The connector part is very interesting, with 3 inputs available. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this V130 for travel use.
The V130 to make audio or video editing.
The publishing or the musical creation are not the uses that the engineers of Lenovo have thought of for this V130. Indeed, to meet this need it is necessary to have a laptop with a high processor and RAM speed, but this is not the case here. 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. So use this laptop for simple tasks, otherwise you’ll reach the limits and very often you’ll have frozen screens .
Possibly for occasional use, the processor Core i3-7020U 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. This model comes with a pre-installed software suite by default. If you decide to install pro applications, you may need to add more memory or you may experience performance degradation.
With 1000 Gb hard drive size, you have enough space.That’s pretty much what they do on other laptops. However, it is possible that you will fill this space quickly as the films may take up space. Regarding the speed at startup, Lenovomade the choice of the conventional hard drive. Flash memory, which is useful when you need to run a program quickly or run several tasks in parallel.
The autonomy of this V130 is of 5 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. With most competitors on the market, this figure is better.
Too bad this model does not benefit from Usb 3.0 technology. It implies more time when you decide to transfer your files to an external drive.
In the end, it is a product not allowing audio and video editing. This also explains its price positioning below the laptops designed for this specific use.
The V130 for online or local games.
Most manufacturers are aware that the use of laptops is not limited to word processing and spreadsheets. The tests we ran showed that the choices of Lenovo in terms of components – the chip, the processor generation, or the quality of cooling – make this an average laptop for gaming. But if you’re used to playing the latest games of the moment, you’ll soon reach the limits.
This laptop has a resolution in 1366×768, which is one of the poorest existing today. In fact, the game phases will present lower quality images.
Lenovo has also chosen a processor Core i3-7020U which has the merit of doing many calculations in parallel, and for the graphic part, the Intel HD Graphics 620, for a good result. Thanks to the technical elements installed on this laptop, the card Intel HD Graphics 620 and the processor Core i3-7020U are raised to a very good level.
For the vast majority of users, this brings a result perfectly adapted to most of the games of the moment.
Lenovo like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. With a display system, this machine provides a speed in the average of what is currently done.
Even though online games today do not require disk space, the one installed on this model is one of the largest. With 1000 Gb, you’ll be able to store some games locally and add movies as needed.
For Wi-Fi technology, Lenovo decided to make the use of the 5GHz wireless band possible. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
As far as space requirements are concerned, this computer weighs 1.8 Kg and is 15 inches sized; it is in the average range of other laptops.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 5 hours available.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. Good for games, but also for many other uses.
The V130 for office automation.
Although this does not affect the majority of users, it is important to know the OS of this hardware. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. Perfectly office oriented, this V130 is efficient.
Lenovo has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
It is one of the laptops available in the range. In short, an average laptop with 1.8 Kg that can be carried on holiday or to the office.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
This V130 eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. The colour palette is of good quality; blacks and whites do not look like yellow and grey.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
With more 1000 Gb, it’s not one of the biggest.Today it is one of the largest storage capacities available.
In short, it V130 is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.
The V130 in conclusion
There is no such thing as a perfect laptop for every purpose, unless you put a price tag on it, and keep in mind that it will be too powerful for most of your needs. The V130 corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– web browsing
– playing video games
In summary, we advise this model for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks