Overview, Ratings & Reviews: 2016 Lenovo IdeaPad 15.6 Inch Thin Portable Laptop (Intel Dual-Core Celeron CPU up to 2.58GHz, 4GB DDR3 RAM 500GB HDD, RW, 0.9 Inch Thick)

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Windows 10 operating system Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen. 14" display Typical 1366 x 768 HD resolution. Energy-efficient LED backlight. Intel® Celeron® processor N3050 2GB system memory 64GB eMMC flash storage Intel® HD Graphics Weighs 3.3 lbs. and measures 0.73" thin Ultrathin and ultralight for maximum portability, featuring a smaller screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor. 2-cell lithium battery. Voice assistant capability Software preinstalled so you can type by talking and control the laptop through voice commands. 1 USB 3.0 port maximizes the latest high-speed devices Also includes 2 USB 2.0 ports to connect more accessories and peripherals. HDMI output expands your viewing options Built-in media reader for simple photo transfer Next-generation wireless connectivity Connects to your network or hotspots on all current Wi-Fi standards. Connect to a Wireless-AC router for speed nearly 3x faster than Wireless-N. Built-in webcam with dual-array digital microphone Software package included 1-year subscription of Microsoft Office 365 Personal*. Additional ports Microphone-in/headphone-out combo jack. Note: This laptop does not include a built-in DVD/CD drive. Enter your model number to make sure this fits.; 17.3" display 1600 x 900 (HD+), Widescreen LED; Integrated Intel HD Graphics 520;; 6th Generation Core i3-6100U 2.3 GHz 3MB Cache Processor; 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM (Expandable To 16GB); 500 GB HDD; DVD-RW; Full keyboard with 10-key numeric keypad; Wireless-B, Wireless-A, Wireless-G, Wireless-N, Wireless-AC; Gigabit Ethernet; Bluetooth 4.0; Webcam; Stereo speakers; 1x USB 3.0; 2x USB 2.0; 1x Headphone/microphone combo jack; 1x VGA; 1x HDMI; Media Reader (SD, SDXC, SDHC, MMC); Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen. Get reliable performance from the Intel N3060 Dual-Core 1.6GHz processor. 14" HD LED-backlit display with 1366 x 768 resolution showcases movies and games in stunning clarity. eMMC 16GB solid state drive for an amazingly smooth and fast computing experience. 4GB DDR3 memory - For multitasking power. Enhanced viewing with the integrated Intel HD Graphics 400. Wirelessly connect to a Wi-Fi signal or hotspot with the built-in 802.11ac wireless connection. Easily link with other Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as a mobile phone or MP3s players. Chromebooks are automatically kept up to date, so you’ll always have the latest virus protection. Best of all, your Chromebook won’t slow down over time.

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Overall, the Lenovo Ideapad has been a great value. The "issues" if you want to call them that, are things that I am not sure if I can attribute to the laptop, or the internet service I have. One issue that Wi-Fi connected devices have in my home (even with an extender) is a strong signal on the opposite side of the house from the antennae. So right now, when things are slow on the computer, it seems that it is a result of the Wi-Fi/internet. Other than that it has performed as expected.I did deactivate the touchpad, as I found that while typing the bottoms of my hands, or wrists would constantly be touching it and moving the cursor around. I always have a traditional mouse plugged in anyway so there is no lose of use for me. In the event I actually take the laptop out, and in an area where I can not use the mouse, I can always turn that back on when needed.
- August 10, 2016
So far so good after 3 days. SUPER easy to set up, can use for work and normal day to day stuff. Big fan for the price.
- July 21, 2016
Not the fastest computer ever, but it gets the job done. I ordered this after I bricked my other lenovo by spilling water all over it. I just wanted a cheap replacement laptop to surf the web, listen to spotify and watch movies. I used windows 10 on it for about two weeks before installing lubuntu. windows 10 ran pretty well actually, but I prefer linux os. This laptop is nice and light, the battery lasts all day and for most of tomorrow, which is nice. The only thing I've noticed is some web pages such as cnn and espn can tax the cpu, as well as HD video, but it's not enough to really pull your hair out over. I love the light weight of this laptop and it's long battery life.
- November 26, 2016
Always loved Lenovo and this laptop is no different. The big screen is nice, the trackpad has actual buttons and not virtual buttons, and the Core i3 is a great baseline for an all-around use laptop. Performance was what was expected for a laptop with a hard drive so I upgraded the hard drive to a solid state drive and this thing has all kinds of pep and speed - boots up in 12 seconds.
- December 9, 2016
Haven't used it much yet. Seems fine. Does not come with office so be sure to consider the price of that when comparing to others this size.
- February 6, 2017
For some reason, this is the worst laptop I've ever used. I have uninstalled every extra non-essential program I can. Uninstalled the trial of McAffee and activated the included windows defender and still it's the slowest system I've ever used. Not to mention that it freezes and locks up constantly. I'm no expert but I have an Acer, A gateway and a Dell PC and Laptops that I've used for years without issues. I can troubleshoot most problems. This Laptop is a big fail!!
- November 15, 2016
excellent for intended use. waiting for chrome os and playstore merge...
- March 29, 2017
I am actually writing on this chromebook. I was initially hesitant to get a chromebook due to possibly being more limited than a traditional laptop. Well, I've been very surprised at it's capacity. When I think about what I really am doing with a computer and actually a chromebook is exactly what I should be using. The best tweak I have made is adding a wireless mouse that has made me like this machine even more. It's fast, and does what I need it to do. I am not looking for a powerful gaming console, just internet access and stuff I can do on the cloud. Battery life has been great. Screen is fine; not ultra hi-def. It does the job. It was a crazy good deal when I bought it...I bought 3 more for my college age kids. Oh, and it's built a little more rugged specs due to being an education model. Would buy again.
- March 26, 2017
This was a great little Chromebook until the screen went black a month after I purchased it. Amazon allowed me to return it, which I did and received credit on my account. I saw the UPS delivery person put the package in the truck. Now over a month later, I received a message that the Chromebook wasn't returned, even though they credited my account shortly after it went off in the UPS truck. I assumed that when it was scanned, that was when my credit was processed.So now I am a bit miffed, to say the least!
- November 21, 2017

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