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newlaptop
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Ideapad 110 15ISK is a Best Buy for Cheap!

Get it now at Best Buy for just $259.00:

Lenovo - 110-15ISK 15.6" Laptop - Intel Core i3 - 4GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive - Black

 

It is not a barn-burner right out of the box; however, I am delightfully surprised at how well this performs after a few simple upgrades and Win 10 option changes. Here's what I did to mine:

 

-Replaced the 1 TB Toshiba with an SSD (your choice SATA 3 / 6GBs complaint).

-Upgraded memory to 8 GBs (optional and not really needed)

-Did a clean install of Windows 10 Home

-Disabled Windows Search and Superfetch services.

-Disabled System Resore

(opted to use Macrium Reflect Free to backup).

(only takes less than 10 minutes with this USB drive):

SanDisk - Ultra Fit 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive - Black/Silver

-Installed Avast Free

(FYI, Defender really slowed down the Intel 520 graphics per benchmarks)

(Defender dropped my 3D benchmark down to 359 instead of 922 with avast installed)

-Used CCleaner to uninstall all unwanted apps

(optional, this does not affect performance).

-Changed WIFI to a metered connection

(keeps Win 10 Update from auto loading updates in the background).

 

This rig can now play World of Tanks (online) without a hitch!

 

Passmark Benchmarking Software results:

 

passmark.jpg

 

WIFI Test using 2G 802.11n;

 

wifi_test.png

 

Notes:

This unit also supports 5G and 802.11 AC for faster speeds but my router is only 2G

I am only paying for 12 Mbps upload so that is maxed out

The download speed is a limitation of my router but could do better with a 5G or AC

 

I am absolutely thrilled to get this type of performance from a $259.00 laptop!

 

Good luck with any purchase decisions you may make!

 

newlaptop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Ideapad 110 15ISK is a Best Buy for Cheap!

Awesome, thanks for sharing Smiley Happy


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newlaptop
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Re: Ideapad 110 15ISK is a Best Buy for Cheap!

Thank you EricX,

 

Always nice to hear from you as you are such a great help to so many in this forum. Keep up the great work!

 

Oh, and I forgot to mention the ethernet is only 10/100. Not really an issue for me but it could be for anyone that might need a 1G connection to support downloads above 100 Mbps.

 

Cheers,

 

newlaptop

 

newlaptop
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Re: Ideapad 110 15ISK is a Best Buy for Cheap!

OK, just for kicks, I added another benchmark to confirm the limitations of the ethernet 10/100 (as compared to a 1G ethernet connection):

 

I have Comcast Blast service and I think I am paying for 150/12 but they may have upgraded it:

 

With the 110-15ISK ethernet 10/100:

100_ethernet_laptop.png

 

With my desktop 1G connection:

1G_ethernet_desktop.png

 

So it looks like the 10/100 ethernet connection could be a concern for anyone attempting to use an ethernet connection and achieve a maximum download speed for any services above 100 Mbps.

 

Cheers,

 

newlaptop

 

newlaptop
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Re: Ideapad 110 15ISK is a Best Buy for Cheap!

And finally, just to show I can easily play World of Tanks, here is a screenshot while using this new laptop. Note the FPS is at 121 (top left corner of screenshot):

 

wot.jpg

 

FYI, I get the same FPS rate with my desktop that has a discreet graphics card.

 

 

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