You are going to read the in-depth details of the Lenovo Ideapad 520, a great Laptop in a good budget. Lenovo Ideapad 520 was launched on 18 Oct 2017 at the price of about US$824. You will read about the Specification, Review, and price in this article.
Lenovo Ideapad 520 Configuration
This laptop comes with an i5/i7 8th generation processor along with 2/4 GB Nvidia Geforce MX 150 dedicated graphics card which is capable of high Graphics intensive games like GTA V or 4K video editing on Premiere pro. It has a DDR 4 RAM of 8/16 GB. However, we are looking and reviewing the i5 8th gen, 4 GB graphics card, and 8 GB RAM variant.
Price and Availability
This device was launched in late 2017 priced at US$824 (Around ₹60000). However, Lenovo Ideapad 520 is currently not available as per the Lenovo official site or store but you can buy one from an online store or any third party store.
The best part of this device is that this has all the ports including the charger port on the one side (Left). However, this may be a negative part for you as you may want to have ports distribution on both sides. Moreover, the handgrip is completely flat and there is no pit on it which looks premium. You get a big trackpad along with the fingerprint sensor under the numeric keypad. This laptop has a bigger bezzles but that looks, Okey. Other than that this there is a CPU and GPU cooling fan that is hidden under the hinges and not noticeable. Ideapad 520 has an HD camera above the display that is just an Okay quality camera.
Keyboard and Trackpad
The keyboard of the Ideapad 520 comes with Constant Back-lit. Constant means here is that you cannot increase or decrease the brightness level of the keyboard light. The keyboard is very silent and responsive that gives you the slimmer feeling of a MacBook. Track-pad is also very classy and premium and has a very simple and sober design. In conclusion, you can work silently even without room lights keeping above all in mind.
Ideapad 520 Technical details
We have mentioned only the details you must need to know about Ideapad 520. If you want to read the entire technical details, you can always head to the store website.
|Display||15.6″ FHD IPS Anti-glare (1920 x 1080)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5 8250U Quad-core 3.4 GHz|
|RAM||8 GB DDR4|
|Storage||2 TB HDD|
|Audio||Dolby Audio 2x2W, Audio by Harman|
|Graphics card||Dedicated 4 GB NVIDIA GeForce MX150|
|Ports||3.0 USB ports including 1 Type C port, HDMI, Ethernet, Charger, and Audio out|
|Weight||2 kg 200 g|
How to make Lenovo Ideapad 520 perform even better.
Making your Laptop or PC perform faster is a very easy task nowadays. For instance, let’s look at how Ideapad 520 can perform faster. Since you have an HDD, in addition to that you can add one more storage drive called SSD. You can replace the DVD-RW with SDD to make it perform faster.
After using this Ideapad 520 for around a year with SSD inside it, I can say that this laptop is what I was looking for years for my daily tasks including playing GTA V. I even edit 4K videos and write my articles on this laptop only. In other words, I keep working on this laptop for hours with heavy usage sometimes but never felt any issue excluding heat when playing GTA V in hot weather.