Updated 28 Feb 2017

Lenovo

Ideapad 100S-11IBY

Snapshot: The Lenovo Ideapad 100S-11IBY laptop has a 11.6-inch screen. It has a Intel Atom Z3735FGHz processor and 2GB RAM. How good is its display?

Ideapad 100S-11IBY
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$400

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Test results

Overall score
65
Design and use
?/10
Performance
?/10
Battery life
?/10
Display
?/10

Good points

  • Good design and use.
  • Good battery life.
  • Just OK performance.
  • OK colours on the screen.
  • Negligible reflectance.
  • Good brightness and contrast.
  • OK video playback.
  • Good audio.
  • OK viewing angles.
  • Has an HDMI port.
  • Small size trackpad.

But

  • Front camera only.
  • Single-band Wi-Fi.
  • Very long charging time.
  • Only 32GB of storage space.
  • 39% of drive space consumed by system and pre-installed software.
  • Keyboard tray bounces noticeably.
  • Small touchpad with limited settings.
  • No quick-access panels for upgrades.
  • Small size trackpad.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Design and use (35%) includes status lights/indicators, connections, laptop design, general use as a laptop, overall style and mobility as well as evaluating its security, manual and recovery options (if provided). For hybrids we also test laptop-to-tablet conversion and general use as a tablet. We also assess the audio quality of the speaker.

Performance (25%) is assessed using 3 benchmark software tools to evaluate the laptop’s performance during a range of tasks as well as its storage capabilities.

Battery life (20%) looks at the battery consumption for both heavy and light usage. Heavy usage is defined as playing an HD-quality video on loop, with power management features set for maximum performance, screen brightness at 100% and connected to a network with WiFi. Light usage is daily tasks, such as browsing the internet and checking email.

Display (20%) includes colour accuracy, brightness, depth and contrast, vertical and horizontal angle of view and glare and surface reflections.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$400
Type
Standard
Full model number
Lenovo Ideapad 100S-11IBY
Body type
Clamshell

Specifications

Screen size (in)
11.6
HDD (GB)
n/a
SSD (GB)
32
Available user space (GB)
16.9
RAM (GB)
2
Intel processor type
Atom Z3735F, 1.33
Cores
4
Processor model
Atom Z3735F, 1.33GHz
Video type
Intel HD
Video RAM (GB)
Shared
Native resolution
1366 x 768
Weight with / without keyboard (kg)
1.1
Weight of power supply (kg)
0.2
Size HxDxW (mm)
22 x 202 x 292
Trackpad size (mm)
84 x 44
Average heavy use battery life (Hours:Minutes)
5:57
Average light use battery life (Hours:Minutes)
11:25

Features

Operating System supplied
Windows 10 Home, 32-bit
Stylus included
n/a
Optical (DVD or CD) drive
No
USB 2.0 ports
2
USB 3.0 ports
0
USB-C ports
0
Thunderbolt port
n/a
Ethernet port
No
Headset port
Yes
Microphone port
n/a
Headphone / microphone port
No
HDMI
Yes
Mini DisplayPort
No
WiFi (GHz)
2.4
WiFi 802.11
b/g/n
NFC
No
Memory card reader
Micro SD
Front camera
Yes
Rear camera
No
Backlit keyboard
No

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