15.6″ Lenovo Ideapad 500 80K4001MUS Laptop via Amazon
Lenovo Ideapad 500 80K4001MUS is a 2016 model 15.6 inch laptop with a Full HD display and IPS panel and with decent performance and power of the AMD A10 series quad core A10-8700P processor (2MB cache) at 1.8GHz up to 3.2GHz speed with turbo boost but no hyper threading, 8GB high bandwidth DDR3L SDRAM for advanced multitasking power to run a few video and photo editing apps, multiple software and browsers at the same time, 1TB SATA HDD at 5400rpm rotating speed with the advantage of very large space for storage but at slower speed than SSD and the 7200rpm mechanical drives and already pre-installed 64-bit Windows 10 operating system with great new functions to make the users’ lives easier. AMD A10-8700P is an upper mid range Carrizo processor with a 3570 Passmark benchmark score so it can handle both your daily and more demanding stuff. It includes a DVD RW Optical Drive, advanced 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0 to wirelessly sync with compatible peripherals like MP3 player, smart phone and speakers, Gigabit LAN Ethernet, an HDMI output to hook up to your HDTV or an HD monitor or have two screens next to each other, a VGA port for older style connections, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port, 4-in-1 Media Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC and MMC), Microphone-in/headphone-out combo jack and a high definition webcam for casual Skype chats or business video-conferencing.
15.6 inch FHD power efficient LED-backlit display has the 1920×1080 pixel resolution so you’ll view the internet pages, photos and videos with great clarity, vibrant colours and the finest details and IPS panel with up to 178 degree large viewing angles vertically and horizontally. The built-in AMD R6 graphics card with shared memory and benchmark score of 654 which places it in the mid range category of GPU’s and you can expect a similar overall multimedia performance with the dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M and faster performance than Intel HD 5000 so not much here in terms of advanced gaming performance and you’re probably not buying this PC for gaming anyway but solid picture quality for simple photo editing, net surfing, watching movies and light gaming. Dolby Home Theater integrated stereo speakers offer immersive sound with plenty of volume without distortion. It has a 4-cell lithium ion battery and a CPU with a TDP of 15 watts so you can expect satisfactory battery performance of 5 to 6 hours. It weighs just a little over 5 pounds and is less than an inch thick (exact measurements of 15.12 x 10.43 x 0.97 inches) and you have a good balance of adequate screen size and practical portability. This is a powerful middle of the road laptop at a reasonable price with decent technical specs of an upper mid range processor, generous amount of memory for multitasking and very spacious storage for all your files and is capable enough to handle complex tasks as well, is a nice laptop that is suitable for work and play, school, home or business use if what you intend to do is not running very demanding advanced engineering software or playing the latest games of 2015-2016 at higher settings, but watch movies at FHD resolution and perform all your daily tasks and play light games at acceptable settings and resolutions.