The Lenovo Ideapad lineup of laptops has some budget friendly models but for those looking to take a step up from what a budget laptop can provide you can still stick with this popular model and take a look at the Lenovo Ideapad 700-15 80RU00EFUK instead which has some impressive specifications that seem at first glance well worth the additional price. Below we will investigate some of the benefits and downsides to this laptop model and see just how well it stacks up.
Processor: Intel Core i5-6300HQ
Memory: 12 GB of RAM
Storage: 1 TB SATA
Screen: 15.6 Inches
OS: Windows 10
If you do more then just basic tasks on your computer you will quickly find out that a budget model will just not keep up with your demands and luckily the Lenovo Ideapad 700-15 80RU00EFUK has performance that will easily blow a budget laptop away. Starting with the Intel Core i5 which seems to be the perfect balance between performance and affordability along with not 8 GB but 12 GB of memory, this combination gives this Lenovo Ideapad an edge over many of the other mid-range laptop options.
Not only have they done a good job of packing in an impressive processor and memory but they have went ahead and also put in a well above average graphics card which is on par with many of the high end gaming machines that retail for a much higher price. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M has 4 GB of dedicated memory meaning your going to be ready to handle the most demanding games and still get great video quality.
All of the performance they have packed into the Lenovo Ideapad 700-15 80RU00EFUK has one big drawback and that is battery life. With many full sized models offering 7, 8 or even more hours on a single charge the mere 4 hours you will get out of this device feels like a real big disappointment.
They have still been able to keep this device decently portable even with the lack of a long lasting battery by design a frame that weights only 2.3 Kg and one of the reasons for this was the fact they have eliminated the optical drive. For many this is outdated technology and having it missing is no big deal but for those that still use physical media on a regular basis this is a big drawback.
The Lenovo Ideapad 700-15 80RU00EFUK offers great performance for both everyday use, high end applications and with its high end graphics card also for gaming or video editing. The only serious flaw is the lower battery life but if you can look past this you should have a laptop that will make you quite happy.