Lenovo Ideapad 310 80ST001MUS comes to the market with an amazing chassis. Made of hard plastic but not making it look weak or feels cheap. All black, the cover, bezel and top deck as well, they are all black. Giving a nuance of cool and calm. At a glance, this is very similar to the Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM.
Under the hood, Lenovo Ideapad 310 80ST001MUS features the AMD A10-9600P. This mid-range APU is a quad core processor which has speed of 2.3GHz and can rise up to 3.2GHz when in turbo and 2MB L2 cache. It is a ULV chip with a TDP of 15 Watt. It is quite good APU and its CPU benchmark score is close to Intel Core i5-6200U. To learn the comparison, just click this, AMD A10-9600P vs Intel Core i5-6200U.
The system memory is an 8GB DDR4 RAM which consists of 4GB soldered and another 4GB in the memory slot. You can upgrade the memory up to12GB by replacing the 4GB with 8GB. However, the increase is not significant so it is not worth it.
The storage drive is 1 TB HDD 5400RPM. Many said that a lot of people are unhappy with its performance since this hard-disk drive is slower than solid-state drive. If you have a same experience, upgrading it to the SSD is the only way. It is recommended to ask to a technician for upgrading it.
If you think that Lenovo Ideapad 310 is gaming laptop since it has AMD Radeon R5 GPU, then you are wrong. AMD Radeon R5 comes integrated with the AMD A10-9600P, so there is no dedicated GPU. No insane performance can be expected, but it still can run many games in the low settings and resolution (720p). For example, Battlefield 4 and GTA 5 need to run in the range of ~30FPS. The older titles such as Diablo 3 or Sims 4 run much better than that.
The display on Lenovo 80ST001MUS isn’t so exciting. This notebook utilizes a regular 15.6″ HD (1366×768) non-touch screen display. It is a basic screen display and as said before, nothing is exciting. Since it doesn’t have the IPS tech then the viewing angel is modest. The color is not so vivid as well.
Now we come to the interface options. This notebook has
• 1x USB 3.0
• 2x USB 2.0
• 1x HDMI output
• 1x VGA output
• 1x Headphone/microphone combo jack
• 1x LAN port (RJ-45)
• 1x 4-in-1 Memory Card Reader
• 1x DVD-Writer
As for the connectivity options, this laptop is equipped by :
• 802.11ac WiFi
• Bluetooth 4.0
• Gigabit Ethernet
For me, Lenovo Ideapad 310 80ST001MUS is quite portable. It is easy to carry everywhere. It has a weight of 4.8 pounds and a dimension of 14.92 x 10.24 x 0.9 inches. However, most common users say that this is heavy and better to be a desktop replacement laptop.
The battery on the Ideapad 310 is an integrated one and it could become issue when you need to replace it. However, you don’t need to replace it immediately since basically the battery needs enough long time to replace.
About the battery life, some users reports that the battery life is about 4-5 hours. This is the same as the advertisement from Lenovo itself. So, indeed this laptop is better to be a desktop replacement laptop.
At last, Lenovo Ideapad 310 80ST001MUS is good laptop. Its performance is enough for handling simple daily tasks such as processing documents and spread sheets, making presentations, watching movies, video streaming, browsing internet, photo/video editing and else. It is also affordable at the price about $365 when this writing.
Lenovo Ideapad 310 80ST001MUS is more suited as desktop replacement laptop since most user said it is quite heavy to take everywhere. Moreover, its short battery life doesn’t support to go far from an AC outlet.
The drawbacks are no IPS tech and USB-C port. However, considering it is a cheap laptop then we can understand the reason. Moreover, both of the drawbacks do not disturb all performance.
Summary of Lenovo Ideapad 310 80ST001MUS
Lenovo Ideapad 310 80ST001MUS
|RAM||8GB DDR4 RAM|
|Storage||1TB 5400 RPM HDD|
|Graphics Processor||AMD Radeon R5 GPU|
|Display||15.6″ HD (1366×768) non-touch screen display|
|Interfaces||•1x USB 3.0
•2x USB 2.0
•1x HDMI output
•1x VGA output
•1x Headphone/microphone combo jack
•1x LAN port (RJ-45)
•1x 4-in-1 Memory Card Reader
|Communications||• 802.11ac WiFi
• Bluetooth 4.0
• Gigabit Ethernet
|Battery Life||up to 4-5 hours|
|Dimension||14.92 x 10.24 x 0.9 inches|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|Pros||Lenovo Ideapad 310 80ST001MUS is good laptop with enough performance for handling simple daily tasks. The best part, it is also affordable.|
|Cons||The lacks of IPS tech and USB-C port|