Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14"

Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14"

Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14"

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BEST RATING
Operating Noise:
5.0
GENERAL USE: Poor5.9/10
GAMING/3D: Poor5.6/10
ENG/DESIGN: Poor5.4/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.3/10
BATTERY: Good7.8/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Poor5.3/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Poor5.4/10
SIZE: 14"

The Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14" is a budget-friendly laptop with modest specifications, suited to basic tasks such as web browsing, document editing, and media consumption. With 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM, it's not ideal for intensive applications like gaming, 3D rendering, or machine learning. Its Intel Celeron processor and Intel UHD Graphics 600 provide sufficient power for everyday use but may not handle demanding software smoothly. The laptop's 32Wh battery capacity suggests average battery life, and it has a TN panel with a resolution of 1366 x 768, which is lower than Full HD and less vibrant than IPS displays. The IdeaPad is lightweight at just over 3 pounds and has an excellent heat management system with silent operation due to its fanless design. The array of ports includes USB-C, but charging via USB-C isn't available. The keyboard does not have a number pad or backlighting, and there's no fingerprint reader or facial recognition for security. Its release date was in January 2022. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • Affordable entry-level laptop
  • Fanless design, operates silently
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Decent port selection
  • Long battery life
Cons
  • Low resolution screen
  • Limited performance for intensive tasks
  • Mediocre build quality
  • Low RAM and storage capacity

Ratings by Category

Operating Noise:
5.0
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Portability:
4.5
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Battery Life:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Keyboard Quality:
3.5
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
General Use:
3.0
The Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14" is considered poor for general use due to its low-powered Intel Celeron N4020 CPU and limited 4 GB of RAM, which may struggle with multitasking and more demanding applications. Additionally, its TN display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 offers lower quality visuals compared to IPS or higher resolution screens, which can impact the overall user experience.
Build Quality:
3.0
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$151
Brand
Lenovo
Release Date
January 01 2022
Operating System
Windows 11 Home
Overall Dimensions
12.9'' x 9.3'' x 0.7''
Weight
3.09 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel Celeron N4020
Overall CPU Score
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3.4/10
Graphics
UHD Graphics 600
Overall GPU Score
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2.4/10
RAM
4 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
1366 x 768
General Use Screen Score
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5.2/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
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5.6/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
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5.2/10
Diagonal Size
14"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
1
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
1
USB-C Charging
No
Display Outputs
1

BATTERY

Battery Life
9 hours
Battery Capacity
32 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

Webcam
720p
Keyboard Quality Score
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6.5/10
Fingerprint Reader
No
Number Pad
No
Backlit Keyboard
No

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
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6/10
Warranty Period
1 year

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Tom Brant | August 2021
"The IdeaPad 1 14 is a simple machine, but it’s well-designed and has nearly everything you’d expect from a no-nonsense laptop that allows you to check emails and get schoolwork or other light tasks done with relative ease. A "true" 128GB SSD (as opposed to an eMMC drive) and a roomy 14-inch full HD display are arguably the star attractions, with the comfortable keyboard and reasonably modern styling playing important backup roles."

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