Lenovo has updated a series of Ideapad laptops, and this is one of the cheapest. But it’s really good. Here is our review of Ideapad 320S, and why you do not need to break the bank to get a decent Windows 10 experience.
Lenovo IdeaPad 320S Review
The Lenovo IdeaPad 320S is an entry-level laptop that looks, from the widest arm at least, similar to the one that costs £ 600-1000. The sub- £ 400 model does not have to be dumpy or ugly anymore.
Usually we struggle to recommend a laptop as low power as Lenovo IdeaPad 320S. However, we have finally reached the point where Windows 10 and Pentium low-end processors can get along. It’s time to celebrate.
The Lenovo IdeaPad 320S is a great match for someone with a low budget and no tasks that really crunch the CPU to do. Do not come expecting a big screen, though, as it is conspicuously worse than a laptop from the next level.
Price and availability
Lenovo IdeaPad 320S is an affordable laptop, costing us £ 349 spec review. It has an Intel Pentium 415U low-end CPU, 128 GB SSD and 4GB of RAM.
If you’re after an inexpensive laptop that also has a Core series processor, the Lenovo IdeaPad 320S i3 costs £ 475.
There are also many higher end versions, with Core i5 CPU, 8GB RAM, 1080p display, and 128GB SSD, for 649.99 pounds. This is a viable alternative to the £ 200-more IdeaPad 720, though it is really a completely different laptop to the one we are reviewing at the moment, outside the shell.
The Lenovo IdeaPad 320S comes with a one-year warranty.
Available to buy from Currys PC World here.
The design is the main attraction of Lenovo IdeaPad 320. It’s not unusual for a promo of this laptop.
From a distance you could easily believe the cost of £ 600-1000. It does not have a thick frame or simple straight line budget laptop. Instead, The Lenovo IdeaPad 320S has an ultrabook-like shell, but is made up mostly of plastic rather than aluminum.
The lid is aluminum, but wise Lenovo has chosen to support a classy look instead of this showy, using the same color blocks for the entire shell.
It feels solid too. There is a minimum of flex for the Lenovo IdeaPad 320S screen and only a small portion of the keyboard flexes under pressure, and even then you should look for errors to notice it.