Latest release in the range Lenovo, we’ve been running tests onV130…The overall quality of a model depends on the use you make of it.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
V130 to surf the Internet?
Because a computer is above all a tool for leisure and educational use (browsing e-commerce or information sites, writing e-mails, etc.), you need to make sure that it will stand the test of time and that it is of high quality.The objective is to ensure the proper execution of the tasks you request.
It is to respond to this type of need that Lenovo has developed this V130.The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. Material that seem to be well-designed.
With a 15 inches size, it is in the average, and you can carry it relatively easily. With a processor Intel Pentium 4417U, Lenovo offers an already outdated technology. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. So certainly, with this laptop you have enough resources for internet surfing and word processing, but you may have to change it in less than 5 years. With 8 Gb of RAM, it V130is a good product. Even if it has free slots in which you can add memory strips, it’s more than enough to get you started.
The size of the hard drive makes this laptop one of the biggest. Even with 512 Gb, you can be sure that many video and audio files are continuously stored. This V130 allows you to save locally, and guarantees that you can watch all the movies you want without internet access.
In the end, with an autonomy of 7 hours, you won’t have too much time to surf the web. This laptop is in the middle of the range for its autonomy. Because of this last point, you can either switch to a competitor’s laptop or always have the product plugged in; it’s up to you.
V130 the right choice for watching movies ?
High quality, the engineers of Lenovo have chosen to make this V130 the top of the range for leisure uses: movies, music, photos. You will benefit from an unparalleled comfort of use. We discovered through the tests we put it to, that it is one of the best on the market. In this section we will look at features such as screen size, resolution, built-in speakers.
Lenovo decided to make this laptop a very versatile product. With its 15 inches and resolution of 1920×1080, it can be suitable for a lot of uses including watching films. The rendered image is well detailed, with a bright and vivid rendering. Clearly, big enough to tire your eyes when watching movies, but also rather light (2.2 kg) when you have to carry it.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
For the sound part, the V130 is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Intel Pentium 4417U, which today is rather light for this kind of use. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
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.
Regarding the connectivity part, Lenovo has made efforts with available 3 ports. It’s better than the competition. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
About the batteries, be aware that you will have some time before you have to reconnect the power. Lenovo promises 7 hours of battery life; that’s about average.
Is V130 planned for travelling ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes V130 to be easily carried around. 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.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
With its 2.2 Kg, it V130 is one of the heaviest in its class. It’s complicated when you have to transport it. It’s bulky, and when you’re on the go you’ll only dream of having one of these ultra slim models of the competition. The reason for that ? The size of the screen. The explanation mainly comes down to the size of the screen: 15inches.
No backlit keyboard on this V130. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. The viewing is up to the mark.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
At the same time, the laptop processor Intel Pentium 4417U is struggling; in terms of power it does less well than its competitors, and consumes a lot of energy.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. You will need to expect 2/3 of this estimate for standard use; if you push the processor, the number will drop a little more.
Concerning the battery part, the autonomy is correct with 7 hours before the breakdown.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 512 Gb. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.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 do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
With this model, Lenovo definitely designed a computer easily transportable, but not too small. Because of its size, 15 inches this laptop represents a good compromise.
On the connector side, it V130 has 3 ports. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
Following our tests, it appeared to us that it is not V130 really made for travelling.
V130 the right choice for audio or video editing ?
For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. With this V130, you can be sure you have the right machine. 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.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Intel Pentium 4417U. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 512 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
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 V130 allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 512 Gb. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
In terms of autonomy,the Lenovokept it simple. For 7 hours of autonomy, you have a little time to work on your edits. However, it’s still a decent average range.
On the connection side, the V130i s equipped with USB 3 technology. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
With the V130, you’re moving towards a very good product. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. And at a price that is well ranked.
The V130- the right model to play with?
Considering that today’s games involve a lot of fast movements, with thousands of calculations per second and requiring a lot of resources, this laptop can be made for that. Until recently, with rare exceptions, only desktop computers could be used. With this V130, the engineers of Lenovo have succeeded in balancing the right graphics chip, the processor with enough power, the screen with the right size and the cooling that goes well.
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 technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
Although you won’t need it because of online games, it’s probably one of the biggest hard drives today. With 512 Gb, you’ll be able to store some games locally and add movies as needed.
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.
One of the heaviest laptops of the moment, partly due to its 15 inches size.
For the autonomy, it is in the average of the other laptops, that is to say about 7 hours.
Clearly, a good quality rendering on the graphics, a size of 15 inches, thin and rather light (2.2 Kg), make this V130 an excellent one for a video game use. Be aware that in addition, you will benefit from an autonomy of 7 hours. Perfect for a sustained gaming session!
The V130 for office automation.
Although this does not affect the majority of users, it is important to know the OS of this hardware. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. ThisV130 is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
Lenovo has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
Given its size, it is not advisable to be taken away too often. This model weighs 2.2 Kg, making it one of the heavyweight.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. In use, a matte screen gets dirty less quickly than a glossy one.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
It has a storage space of 512 Gb.Today it is one of the largest storage capacities available.
Clearly, this is an excellent one in this price range. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
The V130 in conclusion
All in all, this laptop is among the best, whatever you use it for. It performs well in almost everything, the V130 remains reasonable in terms of price.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– travel use
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– web browsing
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks