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 Notebook V130 to find out what it was worth. The result depends on the use you will make of it.Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.We’ve put this Notebook V130 through some tests based on how you’re going to use it.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
Notebook V130 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.It is necessary to be able to count on a quality laptop that will not let you down in 2 years, due to obsolescence.A fairly powerful multi-processor, but one that won’t require you to take out a credit to pay for it.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.
The screen is quite large, with 15.6 inches. Not necessarily easy to carry around. For all users who don’t appreciate the use of the mouse (with or without wires), it Notebook V130 is provided by default with a touch screen. The overall design is of quality and is made to last. A product made to last a long time. The engineers fromLenovo have designed an interesting model with solid internal and external components.
The processor at the heart of this laptop, a Intel Core i3-7020U, is a rational choice. Lenovo basic idea that you’re not going to put too much strain on that laptop. Moreover, because of this processor, you can be sure that you have a tool that allows you to navigate the Internet correctly. A standard equipment with 8 Gb of RAM. 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 256 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. Lenovo comes with this Notebook V130 a laptop that you’ll keep for a few years before it becomes obsolete.
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. In other words, you will have to keep this Notebook V130 most of the time connected to the power cable.
Is Notebook V130 one for watching movies and listening to music ?
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. Multimedia oriented, you will enjoy watching your films. The color contrast is sharp, and the image is bright, no matter from what angle you look at it.
Note that one eliminatory criteria for some nomadic users is its weight; here this model weighs 1.8 kg, partly because of the screen size.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Notebook V130. 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 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…). So your multimedia sessions will be fluid.
Equipped with the Intel HD Graphics 520 graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Connectivity is unlikely to be a priority for Lenovo. For the Notebook V130 has only 2 ports. It’s a little tight for you to plug everything in at once.
Nothing is more unpleasant than a computer that shuts down before the end of the film because of batteries of poor autonomy. With only a little autonomy, you don’t have a lot of time. A management of the time available to take into account when you are on the move watching a movie. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.
Is Notebook V130 planned for travelling ?
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model Lenovo. 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 Notebook V130 is in the average, neither too light nor too heavy: 1.8 Kg. You can transport it easily, without too much effort. 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. A few finger pinches to zoom in, side slides to test the comfort of use. It’s up to you to make accurate navigational selections.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
The processor Intel Core i3-7020Uinstalled on this model makes it possible to save batteries.
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.
Battery life is worse than the competitors, with only 5 hours before the laptop has to be plugged back into the mains.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 256 Gb SSD hard drive. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.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 Notebook V130 will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
When it comes to taking your laptop with you, it will seem safer to do so only occasionally. Its size does not invite you to carry it everywhere you go. The reason for this is its size; with 15.6 inches, it is one of the largest laptops of the moment.
It Notebook V130 provides only 2 connectors. This makes it one of the least well equipped models currently.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Following our tests, it appeared to us that it is not Notebook V130 really made for travelling.
The Notebook V130 for audio or video editing ?
For non-professional use for audio or video editing, this Notebook V130 may be fine. 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.
Generally speaking, for occasional use, the choice of processor Intel Core i3-7020U makes it possible. With its 8 Gb of RAM, it has enough memory for image processing. As standard, you will have the applications to make your video editing or your photo or music modifications. If you decide to install pro applications, you may need to add more memory or you may experience performance degradation.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The Notebook V130 has only got one, with total 256 Gb storage for your movies and music. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
With 5 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. Maybe the next model will be better off.
Unfortunately not equipped with a USB 3.0 port as standard. Here file transfers are done at a slower speed between your laptop and external drives.
A quality product, designed by Lenovo with facilities on the use in audiovisual editing mode. It will also do very well for word processing or web browsing when you need it. A sensible choice for a product in this price range.
The Notebook V130- the right model to play with?
Laptops, thanks to the rise in performance of processors and graphics cards, allow some people to gamble. It appears that in terms of performance or on the issue of general cooling, this Notebook V130 is one of the models in the average. But if you’re used to playing the latest games of the moment, you’ll soon reach the limits.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
The graphics Intel HD Graphics 520 card and processor Intel Core i3-7020U will be sufficient to fill your screen. Of course, there are much better ones, but with the processor Intel Core i3-7020U’s computing power, the image recreated in terms of colorimetry and fluidity are of good quality.
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. With a display system, this machine provides a speed in the average of what is currently done.
With its 256 Gb of space, this Notebook V130 is on a level playing field with its competitors. Useful for local games; as there are still many of them, even though online games are progressing.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
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.
For autonomy, 5 hours, this model is worse than most other laptops.
In conclusion, it Notebook V130 is good when used for local games or online games, although other competing models may be preferred in the same price range. Good for games, but also for many other uses.
The Notebook V130 for office automation.
Lenovo has chosen to respond to all users who wish to have a basic use of their Notebook V130. It corresponds to a good quality computer.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
In contrast to other larger models, this model is in the middle of the pack in terms of space requirements. Average weight, with 1.8 Kg.
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.
About storage, this model has average space . About 256 Gb, more than enough for office use.
In the end, this Notebook V130 is a good compromise. The middle groud for recurring use in office automation mode.
The Notebook V130 – in summary
Hard to do very well for all purposes; in any case this computer is doing well. The Notebook V130 corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
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