Lenovo IdeaPad 320 Full Review- Worth Buying?

Lenovo IdeaPad 320 Full Review- Worth Buying?

The Ideapad 320 is a cheaper version of the Ideapad 330 but is it worth buying it?

Updated: 26 Dec, 2018 11:04 AM

The Lenovo Ideapad 320 is a cheaper version of the Ideapad 330 which in fact is a really good performing laptop. With a price tag of around $380 (INR 25000), the Ideapad 320 is featuring a cool minimal look. But is it worth buying? Let’s find out.

Design and Build Quality (Display, Keyboard)


With the price range of around $480, you can’t expect much from Laptop manufacturers but, surprisingly Lenovo has done a pretty job of giving the Ideapad 320 a simple yet minimal look, the Lenovo logo is made out of aluminum though and is placed on the top left corner, personally I really love the minimal yet sleek design of the Ideapad 320. Back in the days, Lenovo laptops would have that annoying creaking and loose hinges around the display panels but apparently, we don’t get to see that flaws with the Ideapad 320, kudos to Lenovo for that.

Coming to the IO, the Ideapad 320 has 2 USB 3.0 ports, a single USB-C, an HDMI Port, a card reader and a super handy headphone jack. It was nice to see a DVD drive as most laptop nowadays don’t come with one. The Ideapad 320 surprisingly weighs only up to 2 kilograms which I thought was really nice as it makes it even portable and easy to carry anywhere around.

The average performing web-cam is embedded just above the 15.6- inch display which has a resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels which I wouldn’t say is great but can be considered excellent at the price point, as the featured 15.6-inch display is an anti-glare display that would let you enjoy your content without getting annoyed by any other light source. However, the viewing angles of this laptop are not that good; tilting your screen slightly at a different angle will make it harder for you to see the display clearly. 

 The keyboard of the Lenovo Ideapad, 320 is well aligned and one can easily be used to it after a few days. The trackpad is also perfectly placed in a manner that it doesn’t get interrupted while one is typing.

 

Hardware Performance


In terms of hardware, the IdeaPad 320 is packing a 2Ghz Intel i3 processor, 4 GB DDR4 RAM and 1 TB of hard-drive which is great for moderate day to day use and multi-tasking. But running heavier programs will result in heating as heat dispensing in not that great in the Ideapad 320.  You can get up to 6 hours of battery backup on a full charge but other similar price point laptops offer up to 8 hours of battery backup. Battery backup of Lenovo laptops have always disappointed me, I would love if Lenovo would focus more on the battery backup part.

 

Gopal Tiwari

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