Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKB Mid-Range 15.6″ Laptop with Intel Core i3/i5/i7 CPUs

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The Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKB is a mid-range 15.6-inch notebook starting at $430. It features the 7th Generation Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 processors, up to 12GB of RAM, up to 1 Terabyte hard drive or 256GB solid state drive storage, and a DVD optical drive. They are packed in a “Platinum Grey” chassis made of plastics, with a non-backlit keyboard and spacious trackpad in the center of it.

The display comes in two variants – with usual HD 1366-by-768 and with crispier Full HD 1920-by-1080 resolution. In both cases, technolgy behind the panel is TN. This means narrower viewing angles than on IPS-based screens. Touch-screen option is also missing. A good thing about the display is its anti-glare coating, as opposed to more common glossy finish.

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Regarding performance, all of the available processor options ensure flawless work in usual home and office-related programs. Offered are the 7th Gen Intel Core i3-7100U, i5-7200U, and i7-7500U. Choosing the i5 and i7 chips increases the base price, but they provide more oomph to support some more intensive computing. To further increase speed, you can choose SSD storage over slower HDD. SSD will boost system responsiveness and loading / boot-up times. System memory starts at 4GB. That’s enough for moderate multitasking. If you plan to run many programs simultaneously, Lenovo offers you with 8GB or 12GB RAM options.

All three CPU options include the Intel HD 620 graphics, which is good only for basic gaming, as shown in this review.

Here’s a breakdown of differences between IdeaPad 320-15IKB configurations sold directly by Lenovo:

Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKB Display CPU RAM SSD Battery Camera Price*
80XL035SUS HD i3-7100U 4GB 500GB 30 WHr VGA $429
80XL035UUS FHD i5-7200U 12GB 256GB 30 WHr HD $629
80XL035WUS FHD i7-7500U 8GB 1TB 35 WHr HD $749

*Prices as of 08/11/2017.

The Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKB has stereo speakers and a webcam with low VGA quality on the Intel i3-based configuration and better HD quality on i5 and i7 systems. 802.11AC Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, two USB 3.0 ports and a USB-C compact type port, HDMI video output, combo microphone / headphones jack, and a 4-in-1 media card reader.

According to the manufacturer, the laptop provides a battery life of up to five hours. It’s worth noting that the Intel i7-based IdeaPad 320 has a slightly larger battery of 35 WHr, as opposed to standard 30 WHr.

The notebook weighs in at 4.8 pounds and comes with Windows 10 Home operating system.

Lenovo also sells the IdeaPad 320 series with less widely used AMD low-end and mid-range processors instead of Intel’s Core series.

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Specifications of the Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKB

Here's the specs sheet of the Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKB. For comparison against other laptops, use the "Compare Specs" button.

Brand Lenovo
Laptop type Standard laptop (non-convertible)
Screen size 15.6-inch (most popular laptop screen size)
Screen resolution 1366x768 pixels HD (entry-level sharpness)

1920x1080 pixels Full HD (very good sharpness)
Touchscreen No
Other display specs TN display tech (narrower viewing angles than IPS)

Anti-glare coating
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-7100U 7th Gen (low-mid-range processor for home and office use, older model)

Intel Core i5-7200U 7th Gen (enables smooth everyday computing)

Intel Core i7-7500U 7th Gen (older mid-range processor for home and office use)
Graphics (GPU) Intel HD 620 integrated graphics of 7th Gen Core i3, i5, i7 (for light gaming)
System memory (RAM) size 4GB (for light multi-tasking)

8GB (for comfortable multi-tasking)

12GB (for very comfortable multi-tasking)
Data storage 256GB SSD (decent capacity)

500GB HDD (very good capacity, but slow type of storage)

1000GB (1TB) HDD (excellent capacity, but slow type of storage)
DVD optical drive DVD writer
Keyboard, input Non-backlit keyboard with numeric pad

Multi-touch trackpad with integrated buttons
Speakers and audio Stereo speakers
Camera Front-facing web camera
Wi-Fi wireless 802.11AC
Ethernet network port No
Mobile broadband (4G LTE) No
Bluetooth Yes
USB ports 1 x USB-C (compact type of USB port)

2 x USB 3.0 (standard full-size USB ports)
Video ports 1 x HDMI
Media card reader SD card reader
Battery "Up to 5 hours" of battery life

35 WHr

30 Whr
Weight 4.8 pounds
Height 0.9"
Width 14.9"
Depth 10.2"
Windows version Windows 10 Home (standard Windows version)
Warranty 1-year

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Published on August 11, 2017

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  1. Emmanuel Sarpong

    can you send more spe ks on lenovo i5 machines

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