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Lenovo V110 i5-6200U 4GB RAM 128GB SSD £359.99 @ ebuyer.com
Lenovo V110 i5-6200U 4GB RAM 128GB SSD £359.99 @ ebuyer.com

Lenovo V110 i5-6200U 4GB RAM 128GB SSD £359.99 @ ebuyer.com

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The price looks good for a i5-6200U, 4GB memory and a 128GB SSD laptop. Hope someone likes it.

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Will this play CIV 6 comfortably?

Decent specs except the screen resolution will annoy many people. heat from me regardless, it's a low price and otherwise decent.

spannerzone

Decent specs except the screen resolution will annoy many people. heat … Decent specs except the screen resolution will annoy many people. heat from me regardless, it's a low price and otherwise decent.



720p is decent enough for a laptop.

It's very relative.... If u have never used 1080p....720p will be good Enuf

720 screen and DVD writer, how quaint.

it's a nice spec, but I totally disagree, 720p is not enough to be anywhere near productive.

Any good for a university student to around campus etc?

1080p at 15" as a minimum.. 13" you might get away with 720p but I'm using a a 13" mac at 2560 x 1600 and I have to scale it to smallest..the higher the better IMO.

1080p, 256Gb SSD, 8Gb RAM - then you are talking. It's really a bad compromise to not pay the extra £50 or so to get that in the spec.

4 GB is not much, windows will be compromised by having to call upon the hard drive a lot. What is the position with extra memory?

vishy01234

1080p, 256Gb SSD, 8Gb RAM - then you are talking. It's really a bad … 1080p, 256Gb SSD, 8Gb RAM - then you are talking. It's really a bad compromise to not pay the extra £50 or so to get that in the spec.



Hey, do you have a link to that?

congrevecv38 m ago

4 GB is not much, windows will be compromised by having to call upon the …4 GB is not much, windows will be compromised by having to call upon the hard drive a lot. What is the position with extra memory?


4gb is fine, unless you intend on running VMS or editing 1080 or 4k video, but then it's a crap screen.

congrevecv

4 GB is not much, windows will be compromised by having to call upon the … 4 GB is not much, windows will be compromised by having to call upon the hard drive a lot. What is the position with extra memory?


True up to a point but the hard drive is an SSD so swap is *way* quicker than on a traditional hard disk so this is much less of an issue than it might have been.
I had a Samsung ultrabook with 4GB RAM and an SSD and frankly I rarely noticed a slowdown even when running a second copy of Windows in a VM (eg tinkering with SQL Server), at least for testing purposes. For large databases or heavy loads it would become like treacle, but then that's not really the target usage for a budget-priced consumer laptop. (Having said that, dozens of open tabs in Chrome would do the same.... but you can always close some).

adrianmg as you seem to know your subject, my understanding is that SSDs can only be written to a limited number of times, so more memory would as a result increase the life expectancy of the SSD. Though you have not asked, my I5 laptop here handles 4 browser tabs with 32GB very fluidly

I really don't see the issue with this not being full hd. I play games on my Lenovo V110 15ISK (i3 tho), no issue with resolution. So far, I've tried Overwatch (low settings for everything), Cities Skylines and Insurgency. All run with next to no issue.

All those moaning about a 720p laptop screen - please feel free to drop an extra £100 or so on a full hd screen which you won't see too much of a difference on.

LozzieWills

All those moaning about a 720p laptop screen - please feel free to drop … All those moaning about a 720p laptop screen - please feel free to drop an extra £100 or so on a full hd screen which you won't see too much of a difference on.


On a 15.6" screen you don't need to scale at all so you get so much more real estate to work with when multi-tasking etc.
This isn't about high density for the sake of it like on phones and ultra dense laptops but usable real estate, twice as much in fact.
So I could have a web page open on the left of the screen and a document on the right both the same size in pixels as the whole screen on the 720P laptop.
Edited by: "Agharta" 10th Jun

The resolution is acceptable on a £200 10"/11" netbook, but woeful on a £369 laptop.

Wakinglimb

it's a nice spec, but I totally disagree, 720p is not enough to be … it's a nice spec, but I totally disagree, 720p is not enough to be anywhere near productive.



I created e mid to high end IOS/Android racing game on a 720p laptop screen, this included all the 3d model development/texturing/audio/music/physics/scripting on a 720p screen.

Im not saying it wouldn't have been easier on a 1080p screen, it was more to point out how mental your point was.
Edited by: "dijital" 10th Jun

congrevecv2 h, 1 m ago

4 GB is not much, windows will be compromised by having to call upon the …4 GB is not much, windows will be compromised by having to call upon the hard drive a lot. What is the position with extra memory?



That's just not really an issue for the sort of average user who'll buy this. WIn10 runs on 2GB (at a push) and is pretty decent on a 4GB machine with an SSD drive. Unless you run very demanding applications in which case you need to not cheap out on a budget laptop

It is a fairly decent spec but if you work on spreadsheets, word docs or other things that need to display a fair amount of information on screen then that's when a 1366x768 shows its limits and it quite possible is one of those dull wishy-washy LCD's that seem to be on every lower priced laptop these days. Horses for courses, ultimately this is still a very good price for what you're getting.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 10th Jun

spannerzone your 'horses for courses' is very true. One of my friends, his boy has an HP laptop like my fujitsu. The HP has 4GB, I'm told that it has freezing issues. I'll be truthful and admit that when I bought my laptop, there was a very good deal for 2 of 16GB on Amazon that I bought. I'm regularly on the prowl for a good SSD. I've read reviews that say some are little better than common hard drives

congrevecv

I've read reviews that say some are little better than common hard drives



Stop reading anything the reviewer that said that writes

Not really a fan of the U processors
Edited by: "kreames" 11th Jun

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congrevecv

spannerzone your 'horses for courses' is very true. One of my friends, … spannerzone your 'horses for courses' is very true. One of my friends, his boy has an HP laptop like my fujitsu. The HP has 4GB, I'm told that it has freezing issues. I'll be truthful and admit that when I bought my laptop, there was a very good deal for 2 of 16GB on Amazon that I bought. I'm regularly on the prowl for a good SSD. I've read reviews that say some are little better than common hard drives


In a few years time, there won't be any swappable HDD or Memory modules, they will be soldered to the MB.

cojack only time will tell, though to be fair, what you say is close to what Apple are known for over recent years

donslibi

720p is decent enough for a laptop.



You comment is misleading. 720p is low for a laptop and in fact this laptop screen has a higher resolution than that at 1366x768.

This has been fairly standard in laptops for many many years now as higher resolutions take more power and cost more. This being said the screen resolutions of my last 3 phones have been 2560x1440 and those have been on 5.5 inch screens, the screen on this laptop is 15.6 inches. My own 13 inch screen laptop has a screen resolution of 2560 x 1440.

I think it was right of spannerzone to point out how poor the resolution is.

omgpleasespamme

You comment is misleading. 720p is low for a laptop and in fact this … You comment is misleading. 720p is low for a laptop and in fact this laptop screen has a higher resolution than that at 1366x768.This has been fairly standard in laptops for many many years now as higher resolutions take more power and cost more. This being said the screen resolutions of my last 3 phones have been 2560x1440 and those have been on 5.5 inch screens, the screen on this laptop is 15.6 inches. My own 13 inch screen laptop has a screen resolution of 2560 x 1440.I think it was right of spannerzone to point out how poor the resolution is.



Nothing misleading about it. I've used 720p and 4k laptops, so I'm helping others realise that for most tasks, this resolution is perfectly acceptable. The higher resolutions provide better clarity in some applications, e.g. photo editing. For info. I have also used mobiles with various screen resolutions and with a screen that small, you'd be hard pushed to justify anything over 720p or at most 1080p. In the case of mobiles, you hold the photo closer than you would a laptop so on balance, the same sort of resolution would be acceptable.

I would suggest providing useful comments rather than trying to tell people that this resolution is slightly higher than 720p. We know that, it's for making it easier for others to related to a common term.

400 was my budget for a laptop (got a Ryzen and 1070 in my PC.) Needed a laptop for photoshop while I'm away from PC. Using photoshop means multi tasking, the i5 made me click this deal straight away but 4GB is just not going to cut it for me guess I'll have to save up a bit more or if anyone can recommend anything I've missed?

donslibi

The higher resolutions provide better clarity in some applications, e.g. … The higher resolutions provide better clarity in some applications, e.g. photo editing. For info. I have also used mobiles with various screen resolutions and with a screen that small, you'd be hard pushed to justify anything over 720p or at most 1080p.


If you double the pixel density on a 5" phone you see the same amount of info but with twice the DPI.
Moving from 768P to 1080P is also a doubling the pixel density but it also allows you to display twice as much info as the 15.6" screen is large enough to accommodate it.
So you can view 2 documents rather than one all with the same number of pixels.
If you showed twice as much info on a 5" screen everything would be too small as it would be half the size.
Therefore they are not comparable.

mani50016 h, 35 m ago

400 was my budget for a laptop (got a Ryzen and 1070 in my PC.) Needed a …400 was my budget for a laptop (got a Ryzen and 1070 in my PC.) Needed a laptop for photoshop while I'm away from PC. Using photoshop means multi tasking, the i5 made me click this deal straight away but 4GB is just not going to cut it for me guess I'll have to save up a bit more or if anyone can recommend anything I've missed?


You could buy more RAM to make it 8GB.

every one, my Fujitsu a556 has a screen of 1366 X 768. For things like word processing and exchanging messages here, it is perfectly good. If you have more resolution, you most likely have less memory for every thing else as popular laptops are sold with as little memory as possible and with out dedicated graphics memory that is part of a graphics card

donslibi

You could buy more RAM to make it 8GB.



It'd be cheaper to just buy one that's already 8GB and probably with a better build quality

Bought my daughter a Lenovo for a similar price last year. She hates it and I can't blame her to be honest. Still, it will encourage her to work hard for a better one X)

mani5001

400 was my budget for a laptop (got a Ryzen and 1070 in my PC.) Needed a … 400 was my budget for a laptop (got a Ryzen and 1070 in my PC.) Needed a laptop for photoshop while I'm away from PC. Using photoshop means multi tasking, the i5 made me click this deal straight away but 4GB is just not going to cut it for me guess I'll have to save up a bit more or if anyone can recommend anything I've missed?



If you don't need new, I can recommend Tier1, as an example this is just £10 over your budget but a half decent spec;

tier1online.com/728…use

Or this for £350;

tier1online.com/728…e-b

I've just picked up one of the X1 carbon laptops, Tier1 have better eyesight than me as I've yet to find a screen blemish. The worst thing about it was that the stickers they put on the wrist rest were starting to peel so I had to remove them.
Edited by: "slimy31" 11th Jun

mani5001
ref; It'd be cheaper to just buy one that's already 8GB and probably with a better build quality

For example what?

i5, 8GB RAM and doesn't look like it would break from closing it to quick. (I know it's an A grade but look at the price too) dcdigitaltv.co.uk/pro…op/


From ebuyers web page:

"Plenty of Storage

With up to 1 TB of storage space, there's ample room for all your documents, photos, and other digital files"

Is this a typo or reference to some type of cloud storage?


jaydeeuk1

4gb is fine, unless you intend on running VMS or editing 1080 or 4k … 4gb is fine, unless you intend on running VMS or editing 1080 or 4k video, but then it's a crap screen.


I find 4gb to be limiting when running browsers with many tabs that are open. So unless you are talking about a more portable device I would make sure it can be upgraded to at least 6gb but preferably 8gb
Edited by: "afroylnt" 11th Jun

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