The Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13IKB (80V0006KFR) is a 13-inch ultrabook designed for productive office use. At its heart, it concentrates a Core i7 Kaby Lake backed by 8 GB of RAM and a dedicated SSD of 256 GB around a beautiful Full HD IPS matte screen with fine borders. Note also its white / silver shell embellishing a thin and rather light chassis. It is displayed in less than 800 euros .
|Dalle||13.3 '' Full HD IPS LED (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Kaby Lake Intel Core i7-7500U (2.7 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB DDR4 2133 MHz (8 GB)|
|Storage space||256 GB SSD (2.5 inches)|
|Map graphic (s)||Intel HD 620 integrated into the processor|
|Audio System||2 Harman Kardon speakers, Dolby Home Theater v4.0|
|Webcam||Yes, 720p HD with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165) + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 4.0|
|Card reader||Yes, SD / SDHC / SDXC / MMC|
|Video output (s)||HDMI|
|Entrance (s) / Sortie (s)||Headphone / Microphone Combo|
|USB||2 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 2.0|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Battery||Li-Polymer 2 cells 35Whr|
|Dimensions (mm)||320 x 225 x 18.7|
|Other||Chiclet keyboard, multi-touch touchpad|
Building on the dual-tone elegance of a white / silver contrast, the Lenovo Ideapad 510S-13IKB opens on a fully smooth silver polycarbonate base while the back of the screen is uniformly white. The impression of robustness is transparent to the opening and the assembly is correct. The measurements are average in its category with a relatively thin profile (18.7 mm). Note that the screen has a 180 degree opening angle, a specific IdeaPad very convenient to install comfortably on the knees.
Autonomy is around 6:30 in web browsing with active WiFi. An average result related to the small battery of 30Whr.
In terms of performance, the ultrabrook put on a Core i7 Kaby Lake low power and 8 GB of RAM. A combination very satisfactory for its office function, which is able to support all common tasks (web browsing, Office pack, video playback, etc.) and some editing missions (Photoshop, Lightroom light). The multitasking is comfortable too thanks to the RAM in sufficient quantity, leaving a beneficial amplitude to the collectors of tab on the navigator.
The game is for its part difficult to envisage given the weakness of the graphics chip HD 620 integrated into the processor, far from equating a dedicated graphics card. However, some undemanding titles will be able to shoot in Full HD with a lower level of detail.
In front, the storage is entrusted to a dedicated SSD of 256 GB. If the storage capacity remains quite limited – count on less than 200 GB after installation of the OS and programs – the gain in responsiveness, robustness , in silence and in energy saving is real compared to a traditional hard disk. Thanks to him, the system starts almost instantaneously and the programs are visibly faster in their execution. And to house your toy library, there is always the option of external solution or online storage.
Another highlight of this ultrabook, the screen displays high-end specifications. In addition to its high definition Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) which offers a display density superior to the standard (1366 x 768 px), it is mainly based on the IPS technology which opens the viewing angles and reproduces a balanced colorimetry. In addition, its matt surface will ensure good visibility by lighting atmosphere by limiting the appearance of reflections.
To finish on the connectivity, it is rather correct even if a USB Type-C port would have allowed the ultrabook to better face the test of time. There is an SD card reader, an HDMI output and three USB ports including two USB 3.0. What's more, the Bluetooth 4.0 and the latest generation of Wifi chip AC is also on the menu. The latter has larger range and throughput than the previous 802.11 N version (with compatible installation).
Our opinion (November 2017) : The Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-14ISK (80V0006KFR) is available right now at 799 euros at Cdiscount . It does not meet a great competition on our price comparator where it is the most affordable.