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Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more for multimedia, and others more for games.
So we did some tests Lenovo L390 Yoga to find out what it was worth. The result depends on the use you will make of it.The overall quality of a model depends on the use you make of it.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.
L390 Yoga compatible with internet use?
Even if your use is limited to surfing the Web, writing e-mails and sometimes using an Excel spreadsheet, the minimum computer quality is essential.A minimum quality level is important to guarantee reliability over time. It is a balance between a 1st price and the latest multi-processor designed for professionals.In fact, it’s all about finding a product with the right price/quality ratio. Here you have an almost perfect product.By putting on the market the L390 Yoga, Lenovo offers a well thought-out product of very good quality.
This model is a mid-range model with a screen size of 15 inches. Easy to take along from time to time. The processor at the heart of this laptop, a Intel Core i5-8265U, is a rational choice. 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. The amount of RAM provided is 8 Gb. Even if it has free slots in which you can add memory strips, it’s more than enough to get you started.
For hard drive sizing, Lenovo decided to put 500 Gb. This is the standard model. Almost the same as its competitors and what is currently done on the market, you will have room to store. 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.
In the end, with an autonomy of 8 hours, you won’t have too much time to surf the web. This is standard for this range of laptops, and for the type of battery it is equipped with. It’s annoying, because the interest of a laptop is still to be able to use it everywhere, without it being plugged in.
L390 Yoga the right choice for watching movies ?
High quality, the engineers of Lenovo have chosen to make this L390 Yoga the top of the range for leisure uses: movies, music, photos. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. And to put it simply, this model is clearly one of the best in its category for watching videos or listening to music. The sound reproduction level and the display quality of this top-of-the-range model won’t be lacking.
Lenovo decided to make this laptop a very versatile product. A model with a standard template, 15 inches, and good resolution. 1920×1080. The image quality is bright and colorful, and provides an immersive experience. In conclusion, it is a well-balanced product that allows the films to be viewed correctly; and with a contained weight of 1.9 kg, it is easily transportable.
Glossy screens are best suited to the indoor environment. L390 Yoga will be ideal for movies, photos and games in a dark or half light environment because you will have the means to control light intensity. Also note that potentially this screen will be more stressful to the eyes, after 2-3 hours of use in a row.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this L390 Yoga. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
This L390 Yoga, equipped with a processor Intel Core i5-8265U, 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…). So your multimedia sessions will be fluid.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050, which with 8 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.
For connectivity, you will have 3 ports. In the norm compared to most other computers in the competition.Between, the speakers, the mouse, and the external hard drive you will have little possibility to add many more peripherals.
Finally concerning the battery life, you will have time before you have to think about reconnecting the power cable. Lenovo promises 8 hours of battery life; that’s about average.
The L390 Yoga to use 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. 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.
It L390 Yoga weights 1.9 Kg which makes it a computer in the average of its category. It’s still an easy-to-handle computer, even if it’s not an ultrabook. On the other hand, it is also pleasant to use it to surf the internet or write e-mails. One of the causes of its weight is related to the size of his 15 inches screen.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
This model is supplied with a shiny slab. A beautiful screen and quality images. The disadvantage will come in the event of using it outdoors with a lot of light.
Unfortunately it is not equipped with anti-reflective tiles. You will have to limit uses when the sun is too bright.
With its processor Intel Core i5-8265U, this laptop has a power consumption in the average of the others.
However, please note that the autonomy indicated by Lenovo must be reduced. Rather count on 70% of this value in standard use; the more you use the processor, the lower the figure will be.
As for the autonomy , the batteries will allow you to use it for about 8 hours.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 500 Gb SSD hard drive. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.For those who will need more space, this L390 Yoga will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
Knowing that you’ll have to carry this laptop by plane, train, or other means, it’s handy. The L390 Yoga is right in the middle compared to the competition with 15 inches and an acceptable weight.
Lenovo provides 3connectors on this model. This is roughly equivalent to what the competition is offering.
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…
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this L390 Yoga for travel use.
The L390 Yoga to make audio or video editing.
The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. It appears that this L390 Yogameets this need perfectly. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, Lenovo has designed an interesting product. The parallel processing of tasks with Windows 10 are perfectly suited for audio or video editing.
Possibly for occasional use, the processor Intel Core i5-8265U will allow you to perform certain tasks, if they are initiated individually. Having 8 Gb of RAM, the rendering speed is sufficient for image processing. As standard, you will have the applications to make your video editing or your photo or music modifications. And in case you want to go further, you will be able to do so provided you add a bit of memory.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The L390 Yoga allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 500 Gb. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
For the autonomy part, Lenovo proposes last generation batteries. Indicated for an autonomy of 8 hours by the manufacturer, it is preferable to keep your charger close by if you need to make changes while on the move or if you use a lot of resources for your audio or video editing. A duration which is on the other hand equivalent to the other machines at the moment.
For the connector part, the L390 Yogahas the USB3 format. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
By choosing this L390 Yoga, know that you will be well beyond what most laptops offer. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. And at a price that is well ranked.
The L390 Yoga- the right model to play with?
If the question you are asking yourself is « Can I play games with this laptop? » then the answer is yes, even though most computers today can meet this need. For a long time, laptops were not powerful enough to be used to play games. Thanks to this L390 Yoga, Lenovo has designed a laptop powerful enough to meet this need.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
The graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 card and processor Intel Core i5-8265U will be sufficient to fill your screen. Even if the components are not to the level of the best, the processor Intel Core i5-8265U and the board NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 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.
With an average score on the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) ranking, this laptop allows you to try some games. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
With its 500 Gb of space, this L390 Yoga is on a level playing field with its competitors. Not necessary for everyone who plays online, but convenient for those who prefer to play locally.
For online gaming, it L390 Yoga has high quality Wi-Fi. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
You’ll like this handy laptop, and rather light (1.9 Kg and 15 inches), comparable to most similar products.
For the autonomy, it is in the average of the other laptops, that is to say about 8 hours.
In conclusion, we have been seduced by the balance between performance and components. Be aware that in addition, you will benefit from an autonomy of 8 hours. And if necessary, you can even use it for office functions between two games.
Is the L390 Yoga adapted to office automation ?
Although this does not affect the majority of users, it is important to know the OS of this hardware. For those of you who are users of specific operating systems, your choice will probably not head towards this model. ThisL390 Yoga is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. In this case, it is Windows 10.
In contrast to other larger models, this model is in the middle of the pack in terms of space requirements. Its weight of 1.9 Kg is not too high for a mobile computer.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
This L390 Yoga has no matt slab. The Matte screen is ideal for use outdoors or near bright light. The disadvantage of this is that the same light may tire you out over time. For bright areas, they are clearly cut out, the colours are intense, with a high degree of brightness and image sharpness.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
About storage, this model has average space . Equipped with a hard drive of 500 Gb, it will give you the possibility to store all your documents locally.
In short, it L390 Yoga is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.
L390 Yoga the right choice for the right use
The key to choosing a new laptop is to clearly define your needs; it’s good in almost any conditions of use. And it’s all at an affordable price – L390 Yoga from Lenovo.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– travel use
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks