As a preamble to this test
Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
Notebook V130 enough for internet use?
Chances are that your daily use is not limited to surfing the Internet, and that you need the other functions as well.It is necessary to be able to count on a quality laptop that will not let you down in 2 years, due to obsolescence.In fact, it’s all about finding a product with the right price/quality ratio. You only have to take it in your hand to see that the material is of quality.
By putting on the market the Notebook V130, Lenovo offers a well thought-out product of very good quality.
It’s a big screen that you have: 15.6 inches that will be less easily transported compared to an ultra book. Also note that this model is equipped with a touch screen; always interesting for when you get tired of the slippery mouse pad or when no flat surface is available when you have this Notebook V130 on your lap. The materials here are of such a high standard that they will last for many years. The engineers fromLenovo have designed an interesting model with solid internal and external components.
The processor chosen for this model is a Intel Core i3-7020U. Lenovo basic idea that you’re not going to put too much strain on that laptop. Contrary to a video editing style use that requires computing power, this model is correct for surfing the internet; a use that does not require too much computing power. A standard equipment with 8 Gb of RAM. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
With its 256 Gb of hard disk, you are within the average of other computers. If, on the other hand, you are storing photos, video or music, it will be filled up quickly. Considering the offers currently available in terms of public cloud, and your internet usage, it is highly likely that you will never completely fill the disk space of this laptop.
Last point concerning the autonomy of 5 hours: A time of freedom that you will have to take into account and keep the power kit not too far away. This is lower than what you can find in its competitors for the same price range. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the Notebook V130 is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.
The Notebook V130- the right model for streaming and videos ?
This Notebook V130 is an interesting option for anyone who uses laptops to view movies, photos, or listen to music. Not the best, however it is one of the models existing in a tight price range.
Through all the available laptops, you will know if, despite an average score, it corresponds to your needs.
For this model, Lenovo thought big. A 15.6 inches screen, and a resolution of 1920×1080 make it one of the great products available on the market at the moment. This model has a wide screen that will be essential for viewing your movies and streaming video. The color contrast is sharp, and the image is bright, no matter from what angle you look at it.
One of the disadvantages of this size, however, is the overall weight: 1.8 kg that will have to be transported.
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. 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.
On the sound side, it Notebook V130 has good components: board and integrated speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
This Notebook V130, equipped with a processor Intel Core i3-7020U, 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…). You won’t have to worry about launching your audio and video applications.
With Intel HD Graphics 520, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. 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. The Notebook V130 only 2 ports only provides you with 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 Notebook V130 seems inappropriate. Indeed, with 5 hours of autonomy, it is one of the worst specifications. 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.
The Notebook V130- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. 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.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
It Notebook V130 weights 1.8 Kg which makes it a computer in the average of its category. It is easy to carry even if you prefer the ultra slim models of the competition. On the other hand, the large size will be an advantage to see photos during the holidays. With its 15.6 inches, the screen will however render a large image.
The touch screen is present on the Notebook V130, which gives you the possibility to avoid using the mouse. Always convenient, the operating mode is as simple as on your smartphone. It’s up to you to make accurate navigational selections.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
The energy consumed by the processor Intel Core i3-7020U is in the average currently.
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.
With 5 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 256 Gb. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. Thanks to this, Lenovo was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
When it comes to taking your laptop with you, it will seem safer to do so only occasionally. You will limit transport as much as possible because of its bulk. Indeed, because of its size, 15.6 inches, you have there, one of the largest laptops of the moment.
It Notebook V130 provides only 2 connectors. Currently on all available models, it is the laptop that has the poorest equipment.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this Notebook V130 on holiday.
The Notebook V130 for audio or video editing ?
If your main professional activity is not audio or video editing, but you are looking for a laptop that can meet this need for your hobbies, then this Notebook V130 is the right choice. Even for an amateur level, editing and creating music requires processor speed and sufficient RAM. Of course, it is not at the level of what is done for professionals, but it responds well anyway.
In the event of occasional audio-visual use, the processor Intel Core i3-7020U of this laptop is within the market average. Having 8 Gb de ram, it is good and powerful enough. All the applications you’ll need to get started are available. If you decide to install pro applications, you may need to add more memory or you may experience performance degradation.
The designers of Lenovo have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. Here with 256 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
With 5 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. It’s not much, and it’s best to let it plugged in while you’re editing audio or video. Maybe the next model will be better off.
Too bad this model does not benefit from Usb 3.0 technology. This means that you’ll have to be patient when you decide to transfer your audio-visual mounts to an external key or disk.
With this Notebook V130 product, Lenovooffer us a good start for an advanced use of audio and video editing. You will also be able to use it every day to browse the internet. A sensible choice for a product in this price range.
The Notebook V130 for online or local games.
There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. And this Notebook V130 is one of the average laptops you can play with. On the other hand, if you have to go through several hours, these same components will seem weak.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
The graphics Intel HD Graphics 520 card and processor Intel Core i3-7020U will be sufficient to fill your screen. Even if the components are not to the level of the best, the processor Intel Core i3-7020U and the board Intel HD Graphics 520 allow to achieve a very good result in terms of image and colors.
During the tests we ran on this laptop, the components used by the brand’s engineers proved that they could hold the load.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
A space of 256 Gb to save your data; this is in the average of what other brands offer. A feature that interested those, and there are still many, who want to install and play locally.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. 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 15.6 inches sized; it is in the average range of other laptops.
One of the lowest battery life 5 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. You can also use it for word processing if you need it.
Notebook V130 for office automation ?
Like the majority of its competitors, Lenovo has designed Notebook V130 for office automation. It corresponds to a good quality computer.
Customary of this OS, Lenovo has chosen as usual. In this case, it is Windows 10.
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.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
Our tests have verified that the matt treated screen limits the effects of light. With less or no glare, this screen will also stay cleaner for longer.an advantage when working on the screen several hours.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
Storage in this model is in the middle of what is available elsewhere. About 256 Gb, more than enough for office use.
In conclusion, this laptop is interesting. The middle groud for recurring use in office automation mode.
Finally, the Notebook V130….
Almost impossible for a laptop to be good everywhere, but on the other hand it is possible to obtain a average result. The Notebook V130′ is average but will do the job very well.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– travel use
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks
In summary, we advise this model for :
– surfing on the internet