SP Notebook Reviews 2016 – Lenovo Ideapad 700

The Lenovo Ideapad 700 is another good laptop model offered by SP this year for students to choose from.

It offers a powerful graphics card, but loses out alot compared to our editors choice (the ASUS X550), for the following reasons:

  1. The Lenovo Ideapad 700 only uses a SSHD, which means apps and games take a much longer time to load compared to a full SSD drive
  2. The Lenovo Ideapad 700 actually uses a slower version of the Nvida 950m Graphics card, as it only uses the old DDR3 Graphics memory at 2GB. The Asus X550 offers its users 4GB of the newer and more powerful graphics memory!
  3. The Asus X550 has more ram (12GB) compared to the lenovo Ideapad 700. If dealing with massive games, will be multitasking and dealing with heavy apps (e.g. autocad/graphics intensive apps), this is a key item to lookout for as well!

Take note that both models are heavy laptops as they are much bigger (15.6″ screens). Both are around 2.4 to 2.6 kg.

Thus, while the pricing of this laptop is good, we recommend that users take a look at the Asus X550 as well to see which laptop they would prefer – More style? or More performance? Your call! 😀


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