Lenovo IdeaPad 320 E2-9000
Simple office notebook. Lenovo's new IdeaPad is a 17.3-inch notebook that works silently and hardly heats up. These features are accompanied by a lot of available storage and a decent keyboard. The screen, however, is not particularly exciting.
Lenovo has presented a series of 17.3-inch notebooks powered by AMD's Stoney Ridge APUs: the IdeaPad 320-17AST. It is based on the same build as the V320-12IKB series. Not so long ago, we tested a representative of this series - the Lenovo V320-17IKB 81AH0002GE. Two of the IdeaPad's competitors are the cer Aspire ES1-731G and the HP 17.
As the IdeaPad and the V320-17IKB have the same build, we will not go into detail about the case, connectivity, input devices and speakers in this review, but we will only highlight any differences. For more detailed information on these aspects, please consult the review of the V320-17IKB.
Lenovo Ideapad 320-17AST-80XW0013GE (IdeaPad 320 Series)
- Processor : AMD E2-9000
- Graphics adapter : AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge), Core: 200-600 MHz, Single-Channel, 22.19.662.4 (Crimson 17.7.2)
- Memory : 8192 MB , DDR4-2400, Single-Channel, one slot (occupied)
- Display : 17.3 inch 16:9, 1600x900 pixel 106 PPI, AU Optronics B173RTN02.1, TN LED, glossy: no
- Mainboard :AMD CZ FCH
- Storage : Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035, 1024 GB , 870 GB free
- Weight : 2.8 kg ( = 98.77 oz / 6.17 pounds), Power Supply: 171 g ( = 6.03 oz / 0.38 pounds)
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Case & Connectivity
There are some differences between the IdeaPad 320-17IKB's connectivity and that of its sister model, the V320-17IKB. The IdeaPad is not equipped with the Type-C USB port or fingerprint-scanner and only has a Fast Ethernet port.
The matte 17.3-inch display of the IdeaPad has a native resolution of 1600x900 p. Its brightness (209.1 cd/m2) and contrast ratio (373:1) are not convincing, but at least the device does not have PWM-flickering.
Lenovo's IdeaPad 320-17AST is a simple 17.3-inch office notebook. Its performance is made for simple applications such as office and Internet use. In Europe, our test unit is available for about 460 Euros (~$543). As mentioned above, this device will become available in the US later this year. Other configurations are available as well, as are the models of the IdeaPad-320-17IKB and V320-IKB series with the same build.
Lenovo has equipped the IdeaPad with an E2-9000 (Stoney Ridge) APU from the manufacturer AMD. The CPU part of the APU consists of a dual-core processor and is one of the least powerful models that AMD has available at the moment. It is made for simple applications in the areas of office and Internet use. The CPU works at a base clock rate of 1.8 GHz. This can be increased to up to 2.2 GHz with the turbo. The processor could not keep up its maximum speed for long during our CPU tests, and its working speed soon dropped to 1.9-2.1 GHz.
And that was review of Lenovo IdeaPad 320 E2-9000.