Several Lenovo 14 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this laptops was well made. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote in September last year “The Lenovo IdeaPad 100-14IBY is a solid desktop-replacement laptop with good battery life for a reasonable under-$500 price.”. expert website Laptopmag.com gave this laptops a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “This $699 notebook offers strong Core i3 performance, solid endurance, stylish looks.” in their review of this laptops. Asia.cnet.com mentioned “The budget-minded Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 14 does its job as a solid small-business laptop”.
Some customers said in their reviews that this laptops was strong and durable. Pc Mag wrote “Reasonably sturdy” but despite that rated it 3 stars. Cnet.com.au said on expert website CNET.com.au “Lenovo's ThinkPad Edge 14 still has the tough laptop mentality that made it famous.” in their Lenovo 14 review. This month Pc Advisor.co.uk said on PC Advisor.co.uk “Feels less sturdy than similarly priced cameras”.
Several customers who reviewed this laptops agreed that it was reliable. Pc Mag wrote “Lightweight, dependable design” but in spite of that rated it 60 out of 100. expert website Laptopmag.com said “The Lenovo Ideapad 100 offers dependable performance for less than $400.” however only scored it 3 stars. Last year Notebookreview.com wrote “This Windows notebook offers dependable performance on a budget”.
Eight people said in their reviews that the Lenovo 14 was a good design. Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag in September last year “Lightweight, dependable design” in their review. Trustedreviews.com wrote in their Lenovo 14 review “With a smart, partially metal design and plenty of options for some powerful hardware” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Pcauthority.com.au mentioned “It is a product line that seldom features cutting-edge design.” in their review of this laptops.
A number of people reckoned that it was good looking. expert website Laptopmag.com scored the product 4 stars and said “This $699 notebook offers strong Core i3 performance, solid endurance, stylish looks.” in their review of the Lenovo 14. Laptopmag.com also wrote “The 14-inch version of Lenovo’s small-business notebook delivers power and style at an affordable price”. Expert review site Pcauthority.com.au mentioned “L enovo's Yoga hybrid design is elegant in its simplicity” in their review of the Lenovo 14 although only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.
One Lenovo 14 reviewer reckoned that this laptops was aesthetic. Onlinenotebook.com said “Of late, Lenovo has tried to add some aesthetic appeal for ThinkPad Edge series which are laptops targeted at small businesses” in their review of the Lenovo 14.
One Lenovo 14 owner wrote in their reviews that the Lenovo 14 was smooth. Pc Advisor.co.uk mentioned in their review of this laptops this month “QuadCore Snapdragon 801 makes (almost) everything run smooth”. One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Lenovo 14 was ergonomic. Computershopper.com mentioned “Good performance, pleasing ergonomics” in their review of the Lenovo 14.
One Lenovo 14 owner wrote in their reviews that it was well designed. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of the Lenovo 14 on PC Mag “While it's well designed and has”.
A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that it was thin. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on expert review site Trusted Reviews this month “What is the Lenovo Ideapad 510S? The Lenovo 510S is a highly affordable, reasonably thin and light laptop that's available from just £450”. Expert website Laptopmag.com said “A 14-inch HD display into a lightweight and slim package that comes mostly devoid of annoying bloatware.” in their Lenovo 14 review. Notebookcheck.net and mentioned in their review of this laptops “Despite the thin chassis and the versatile 360 degrees hinge”.
Several customers who reviewed the product thought it was lightweight. Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “Lightweight, dependable design”. Expert website Techradar.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned in September this year “You want a lightweight package for an on the go system with a spacious screen, competent performance” in their review. Pcauthority.com.au mentioned in their review “Unique multipurpose and lightweight form factor” but even so gave it a score of 3 stars.
Two people agreed that this laptops was thick.
A few people mentioned that this laptops was compact. Notebookcheck.net wrote “There is a perfect operating mode for every scenario thanks to the compact dimensions and the 360 degrees display hinge”. This month expert website Techradar.com said “Compact and versatile”.
One Lenovo 14 reviewer considered that it was easy to carry around. Digitalversus.com scored the product 80 out of 100 and said in their review of the Lenovo 14 on Digital Versus in September last year “The Yoga 3 14 is a versatile convertible laptop that's easy to carry around and has long battery life”.
Good Battery Life
Several people said in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Expert review site Cnet.com rated the product 4 stars and mentioned “With better battery life and performance than the Yoga 3 Pro (not to mention a lower price”. Pcmag.com mentioned in their Lenovo 14 review on expert website PC Mag “The Lenovo IdeaPad 100-14IBY is a solid desktop-replacement laptop with good battery life for a reasonable under-$500 price.” although only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100. Expert website Computershopper.com mentioned in their review of this laptops “Its portability and decent battery life are unexpected bonuses”.
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Trusted Reviews recommend this Lenovo portable PC and have given it their "Recommended" award.
Expert Reviews Are Good
This Lenovo laptop received a score of 80 out of 100 from expert review website Trusted Reviews. If all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years are ranked by average expert review score then this 2 in 1 laptop is in the bottom 100%.
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Easy to Use
A few people who purchased it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “Comfortable keyboard” in their Lenovo 14 review. Expert website Notebookreview.com wrote in their review “A keyboard that is both comfortable and reliable”.
Several customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Trustedreviews.com mentioned “What is the Lenovo Yoga 700? Lenovo's Yoga series is simultaneously one of the most odd and most practical attempts at the convertible laptop/tablet”. Pcauthority.com.au mentioned “Can handle games, versatile chassis construction, highcontrast display, fast SSD, practical battery runtimes, good WLAN signal, basically usable input devices.” in their review however rated the product 3 stars. Notebookreview.com scored it 4 stars and said in their review of the Lenovo 14 “There is a lot to love about this machine when you consider the above average build quality, respectable benchmarks, intuitive keyboard an”.
Good Product Quality
Some Lenovo 14 owners said in their reviews that the Lenovo 14 was good quality. Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “While it's well designed and has” in their review of this laptops. Last year Pcauthority.com.au mentioned “Good quality speakers” however only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. This year Pc Advisor.co.uk said on PC Advisor.co.uk “Great camera quality” in their review of this laptops.
Good Technical Features
A number of people thought the product had good features. Expert website Computershopper.com mentioned in September last year “It delivers portability and "good enough" features for K-12 students” in their review of this laptops. Expert website Pcauthority.com.au mentioned six years ago “It is a product line that seldom features cutting-edge design.”. expert review site Laptopmedia.com wrote “The Lenovo Yoga 3 (14-inch) is available at a quite reasonable price for the features it offers”.
Large Storage Capacity
A few customers who purchased it agreed that it had good storage. Pcauthority.com.au said “Speedy SSD storage”. Pc Advisor.co.uk said on PC Advisor.co.uk this year “One week of free cloud storage” in their review of the Lenovo 14.
Good for Gaming
One Lenovo 14 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was good for gaming. Pcauthority.com.au said “Possibilit gaming, versatile chassis, display con contrasto elevato, veloce SSD, buona autonomia, buono il segnale WLAN, adeguati dispositivi di input, ma” in their review although rated the product 60 out of 100.
Lenovo has good average reviews for its 2 in 1 laptops as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other brands.
Has a Front Camera
The Lenovo 14 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 14 also have a front camera.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the Switch SW5-012, or the Aspire SW5 both from Acer or the Lenovo Flex 2 15 which has a better Rating.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Lenovo 14 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of notebook PC.
Quite Long Battery Life
The shortest battery life of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the 14 is 3.7h, the longest is 19h, and the average battery life is 7.5h. With a battery life of 9 hours, the Lenovo 14 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the 14.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 9h battery life portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the FLEX 15, the Yoga 2 Pro ($1,277.60), or the Flex 14 all from Lenovo.
Portable PCs with a longer battery life that might be worth looking at include the Stylistic Q704 (10h and higher rated), or the Stylistic Q704 (10h and higher rated) both from Fujitsu or the HP Pro x2 612 (15.25h and higher rated).
Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo 14 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The smallest total storage capacity of laptops of a similar age and spec to the 14 is 16GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Twist, the FLEX 15, or the Yoga all from Lenovo.
Across all the laptops of a comparable spec and age to the 14 the screen sizes range from 10" to 16". The Lenovo 14 has one of the bigger screen sizes (14 inches) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.
There are a number of other 14" portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider including the Lenovo Flex 14 which has a better Rating.
If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Flex 2 (15.6"), or the Flex ($478.42) (15.6") both from Lenovo or the Asus TP550LA (15.6") which also has a higher Rating.
AC Cable Included
This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years.
Two USB 2.0 Ports
The Lenovo 14 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago. This notebook PC is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC compared to most of the portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 14 which only have one USB 2.0 port.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Lenovo 14 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the 14 also have a touch sensitive screen.
There are a number of alternative portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available that you might want to consider including the Pavilion x360, or the Pro x2 612 both from HP or the DELL XPS 11 which has a better Rating.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The Lenovo 14 has an 802.11g WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. The worst Wi-Fi standard of all 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the 14 is 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.
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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The Lenovo 14 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago also do not have a full-size keyboard.
The Lenovo 14 has a better storage medium than most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have an SSD storage medium. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.
An HDD storage medium is in fact the worst storage medium amongst all laptops of a similar age and type to the 14.
An SSD storage medium is the best storage medium across similar types of portable PC.
We compared all the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media to this portable PC and we think the Pavilion x360, and the Pavilion x360 both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 11 3147 which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the Twist (Hybrid-HDD), or the Yoga (HDD+SSD) both from Lenovo or the Acer Aspire SW5 (HDD+SSD) which also has a higher Rating.
The Lenovo 14 is quite heavy (1.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago. The weights of laptops that came out around the same time as the 14 range from 0.88g to 20kg.
Alternative 1.9kg heavy notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include the T300LA, the T300LA, or the T300LA all from Asus which has a better Rating.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.
We compared this laptop to all the other laptops that have a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and we think the T100TA, and the Transformer Book T100TAL both from Asus or the Lenovo Flex which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
If the display resolution of this Lenovo portable PC is too low for you then you might want to consider the Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro (1920 x 1080), the HP Pro x2 612 (1920 x 1080), or the DELL XPS 12 ($589.11) (1920 x 1080) which also has a higher rating.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
Lenovo released the 14 over two years ago.
Intel Core I3 Processor Family
The Lenovo 14 has a better processor family than most 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago. This Lenovo portable PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.
We compared all the other notebook PCs that have an Intel Core i3-4xxx processor family to this laptop and we think the Yoga, the Flex 2, and the Yoga 2 all from Lenovo which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
At 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo 14 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.
There are a number of other 1.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the DELL XPS 12, the Lenovo Yoga 2, or the Asus Taichi21.
If this Lenovo laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Yoga ($1,013.99) (1.8GHz), the Flex 2 (1.8GHz), or the Helix (1.8GHz) all from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.
Convertible (Fold-back screen)
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Embedded Options Available
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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