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Lenovo IdeaPad 310: Great Variant for Modern Users

The choice of laptops at the moment can be called very large. Large manufacturers provide several lines of devices for almost any task and fit into different price categories. Moreover, the cheaper the device, the more analogs, and competitors it has. In today’s review, is one relatively inexpensive laptop from the Lenovo Ideapad line with another long code instead of the name – 310-15ISK 80SM.

Although in some cases you can find some accessories with a laptop (a bag or a mouse, for example), this IdeaPad comes with only a power supply and accompanying papers. But this is offset by very good components. True, the manufacturer has a wide variety of this particular model, where displays, processors, video cards, memory can be changed, and other things such as a drive can be added.

Design Features

The laptop looks neat, without any design excesses. Such minimalism is good for, for example, office devices, where colorful computers with all kinds of decorations do not always look appropriate. Of course, this is true in the case when the case is black (as in test), and the manufacturer has several more design options. There are four primary colors in total: black, gray, red, and purple. True, only the color of the top cover and top case changes, while the bezel around the display and the bottom area remain black.


The large 15.6-inch screen has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels (100 PPI), but Full HD can also be upgraded. Of course, compared to the pixel density of modern smartphones and more expensive laptops, the Ideapad’s screen clearly shows that its resolution is low. But for those who are not very spoiled, for example, with Retina displays, it will still be quite normal to work with such a screen from a distance.

As it was already mentioned, there is enough room for a “calculator” in addition to the basic set of keys. This practically did not affect the entire keyboard; you can type blindly on it. But overall, this is a standard Lenovo keyboard. Alas, there is no key illumination.


The manufacturer has a large selection of possible combinations of “filling” for the Ideapad line. Here is a model with a dual-core Intel Core i5-6200U, 6 GB of RAM (DDR4), the integrated Intel HD Graphics 520 accelerator with 1 GB of memory and a discrete NVidia GeForce 920MX chip with 2 GB is responsible for the graphics, and a hard disk with a capacity of 1 TB.


In the PCMark test, it did not last long – 2:44. In real conditions, the result is a little more: watching a movie with a duration of 1:40 (at a comfortable backlight and volume level) drained the battery up to 54%, after which you could browse the Internet and work with text for another hour and a half. In any case, autonomy is low, which is again a common problem with inexpensive laptops.