Lenovo IdeaPad 1i 14 (14IAU7 & 14IGL7) Affordable Basic Laptop
Specifications of the Lenovo IdeaPad 1i 14 (14IAU7 & 14IGL7)
Here are the specs of the Lenovo IdeaPad 1i 14 (14IAU7 & 14IGL7) with descriptions of its features. For comparison against other laptops, you can use the "Compare Specs" button.
|Laptop Type||Standard non-convertible laptop
This laptop features a clamshell-only design, without ability to convert itself into a tablet.
It is usually priced at below $500, making it an affordable laptop PC.
This notebook provides a basic computing power. It can be used for the daily home and office tasks, but operation won't be as smooth as on the mid-range or high-performance laptops. On the positive side, entry-level laptops tend to be very power efficient. Read more about performance of the laptop in the CPU, GPU, RAM, and Storage sections below.
The mid-range performance of this laptop allows you to easily complete your daily home and office computing tasks. It additionally has some potential for heavier duties like professional photo and video editing. However, if you regularly do these tasks, a high-performance laptop is recommended. More info about performance of the laptop can be found in the CPU, GPU, RAM, and Storage sections below.
The 14" laptop screens are a compromise between portability of 13.3" or smaller laptop displays and comfort of the popular 15.6-inchers.
|Screen Resolution||1366x768 pixels HD
This is an entry-level screen resolution, oftentimes found on budget laptops. It doesn't deliver picture sharpness and space on the screen like the Full HD or higher resolution laptop displays do.
1920x1080 pixels Full HD
Full HD is the most common laptop screen resolution today. It provides a good image sharpness and a decent amount of space on the display for the user interface and programs. However, it isn't as good as the top-tier 4K Ultra HD.
This laptop doesn't support touchscreen input.
|Other Display Specs||IPS type
Displays based on IPS technology provide much wider viewing angles than the budget-class TN screens.
Displays based on the old TN technology lack wide viewing angles you can find on IPS screens. The colors may look washed out or inverted at certain viewing angles.
Anti-glare coating reduces ambient light reflections, as opposed to the glare-type displays with more vivid colors.
|About Laptop Display||Learn about laptop PC displays here.|
|Processor (CPU)||Intel Core i7-1255U 12th Gen
The Core i7-1255U is one of the fastest laptop processors from the mainstream Intel Core U series. But, it isn't as fast as its high-performance Core H and P series counterparts. On the positive side, the i7-1255U and other U series CPUs have lower power consumption than them.
Intel Core i5-1235U 12th Gen
The Core i5-1235U is a mid-range processor. It's excellent for usual day-to-day computing. It also delivers a decent speed for heavier tasks like videography. But, if you mainly do heavy computing, a high-performance Core H or P series processor is a better choice than the U series.
Intel Core i3-1215U 12th Gen
The Core i3-1215U is a lower-mid-range laptop CPU. It is good for the everyday home and office computing tasks. If you plan to do heavier tasks like video editing, recommended are more robust processors like the Core i5 and i7 series chips, preferably from the high-performance H or P series.
Intel Celeron N4020 (decent for daily computing, but not fully smooth)
Intel Celeron N4120 (decent for daily computing, but not fully smooth)
Intel Pentium Silver N5030 (decent for daily computing, but not fully smooth)
|About Processors||The laptop's processor (CPU) is the main chip of the system and a very important computing performance factor.
The multiple CPUs listed above mean you have multiple CPU options at the time of the laptop purchase.
|Graphics (GPU)||Intel UHD graphics of 12th Gen Intel Core U series CPUs
This is an entry-level graphics processor. It’s capable of running light games and select heavier titles on the lowest quality settings. Depending on the main processor model, the built-in Intel UHD graphics may deliver slightly different performance.
Intel UHD Graphics of Celeron
The Intel UHD graphics built into the Intel Celeron processors is entry-level and good only for the lightest games.
Intel UHD Graphics of Pentium
The Intel UHD graphics built into the Intel Pentium processors is entry-level and good only for the lightest games.
|About Graphics Processors||Graphics processor (GPU) is the main factor for 3D gaming performance. It also affects performance of other graphics intensive tasks like some image and video editing operations.
The list above with multiple GPUs means you have multiple GPU choices at the time of the purchase.
|System Memory (RAM) Size||4GB RAM
4GB is a small RAM size for computing in 2022. For smooth operation of a laptop during everyday tasks, at least 8GB is recommended.
The 8GB RAM size is the standard one in 2022. It provides comfortable multi-tasking for the most home and office users.
12GB is greater than the recommended minimum of 8GB and enables very comfortable multitasking during everyday tasks. However, many games and professional software may require 16GB or more.
16GB and greater RAM sizes are recommended for heavy multitasking, gaming, and specialized programs that require a lot of RAM.
|About RAM||System memory (RAM) size determines multi-tasking capability of a laptop - how many tasks and programs you can run at the same time. Some programs and games may require large RAM to run properly.
The multiple options above mean there are multiple laptop configurations with different RAM choices.
Learn about RAM of laptop PCs here.
|Data Storage||64GB eMMC
A very small but usable capacity.
128GB is a relatively small storage space. However, it is usable if you don't store a lot of large files like movies and don't install a lot of programs.
256GB is a decent capacity. If you tend to download and store a lot of large files like movies and install many programs, 512GB or more is a better choice.
512GB storage capacity is recommended if you store a lot of large files and install many programs.
|About Data Storage||Storage capacity determines how much data you can store on your laptop.
SSD storage provides better data reading and writing performance than eMMC.
The multiple storage options above mean there are multiple laptop configurations with different storage choices.
Learn about laptop PC data storage here.
|Keyboard & Input||Keyboard without dedicated number pad
The laptop has no separate numeric pad you can typically find on the right side of the keyboard on many laptop models.
Touchpad with click buttons built into the surface
The left and right click buttons are built into the surface of the touchpad, as opposed to separate physical buttons.
|Speakers & Audio||Stereo speakers
As usual, the device features a pair of built-in stereo speakers.
Combo microphone and headphones audio jack
This laptop has the ordinary 3.5mm combo audio jack that supports both headphone output and microphone input simultaneously.
|Camera||Front-facing web camera
Laptops usually feature a frontal webcam located on the display bezel. This laptop is no exception.
HD 720p resolution
This is the most common web camera resolution in laptops. However, it's low in comparison to camera resolutions of modern smartphones, so it can't produce as sharp picture.
|USB Ports||1 x USB-C
A compact type of USB port, commonly found in modern laptops and phones.
2 x USB Type A
A pair of full-size USB ports.
|Video Output Ports||1 x HDMI
HDMI is a widely used digital video output port. You can find HDMI-in ports on most computer monitors and TVs.
|Media Card Reader||SD card reader
The laptop has a slot for full-size SD memory cards, used in many digital cameras. You can also use microSD cards with a card adapter.
|Wireless & Networking||Wi-Fi 6 802.11AX wireless
The 802.11AX is the latest Wi-Fi wireless networking standard. It’s also known as Wi-Fi 6. When connected to 802.11AX-compatible routers, the 802.11AX modules in laptops bring improvements over the older standards in terms of data transfer speeds and multi-device connectivity.
Wi-Fi 5 802.11AC wireless
The 802.11AC is the previous-generation wireless networking standard. It’s also known as Wi-Fi 5. 802.11AC is succeeded by 802.11AX Wi-Fi 6 with data transfer speed and multi-device connectivity improvements.
This laptop has a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to wirelessly connect the computer to Bluetooth peripherals like Bluetooth mice and keyboards, as well as to smartphones, and other compatible devices.
|Battery||42 WHr capacity|
|About Battery||The battery capacity is typical for a 14" laptop with entry-level and mid-range components.
The battery life varies depending on usage, settings, and other factors.
|Windows Version||Windows 11 Home in S mode
Windows 11 Home in S mode is a light and very secure Windows with limited third-party software support. You can upgrade it for free to full Windows 11 Home that can run every modern Windows program.
Windows 11 Home
Windows 11 Home is aimed at the regular home and office computer users. Only select business users need the Professional edition.
Windows 11 Pro
Windows 11 Pro version adds some business-specific features in comparison to the standard Windows 11 Home.
A typical laptop warranty length.
|Year of Release||2022|
|Country / Region||Worldwide
The listed specs are general / worldwide specs of the model. Some of its specs may vary depending on the particular configuration and region.
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