Lenovo ideapad 305 15, You get what you pay for, or do you?

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The notebook has many wonderful things about it with only a couple of minor drawbacks. It was purchased as a quick replacement and it is doing all of the tasks i have set to it magnificently. Firstly it came with a few programs that are not needed but are very easy to remove. They all have the lenovo name to them so are really easy to spot. Secondly, comes the keyboard. It feels spongy and unresponsive. Using the fn key with any of the function buttons proves to be slow. Just easier to go into settings (very easy in windows 10) and change the required settings there.

Using this item daily, no problems.

Lenovo ideapad 305 15.6 inch Laptop Notebook (Purple) – (Intel Core i3-5005U, 8Gb RAM, 1Tb HDD, DVDRW, WLAN, BT, Camera, Integrated Graphics, Windows 10 Home)

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  • Bold – the Lenovo ideapad 305 comes in a range of eye-catching colours that let you stand up and say, “I’m Different”
  • Dolby audio – Dolby engineers have enhanced the audio capabilities on the ideapad 305 to vastly improve your listening experience
  • Blazing WiFi – the ideapad 305 comes with 802.11 a/c WiFi, which offers up to 3x the connection speed of 802.11 b/g/n, letting you play games, stream music and watch videos faster than ever
  • AccuType keyboard with individual rounded keys for comfortable and accurate typing

Great laptop for everyday use. . This variant of the ideapad has 1xusb 2 port and 2xusb 3 ports. It also has an hdmi port, a vga port, an ethernet port (in addition to wi-fi facilities) and an audio jack. At the front, next to the hdd activity led, there’s a card reader slot. I haven’t used the touchpad (i prefer a mouse). The keyboard (with numeric keypad) is a good size. It yields slightly during typing but i haven’t experienced any problems using it. Overall, the lenovo 305-15 is a very good laptop for the price. The 1tb hard drive provides plenty of storage space for documents and photos. More usb ports can be added to the existing three by using a usb hub (preferably, mains powered).

Good for home and office use, not so good for frequent travel. A reasonable low-cost laptop, mainly suited for office use. To start with the bad part – the low price is apparent is in the build quality – flexy plastic everywhere, some ill-fitting joints, and the palm rest has a sharp edge. The good part:the typical ‘home office’ applications all run well: word processing, web browsing, music, movies, occasional photo editing, some basic video editing. Windows 10 starts fast (under 1 minute). Battery life is average, around 3 to 4 hours for moderate office use with medium screen brightness. The keyboard is reasonable, i had worse keyboards on more expensive laptops. The touch pad is responsive. Screen brightness is reasonable, with average screen viewing angles. Bottom line:a good laptop – especially when at a good discount.

Processor and ram decent for the price, however the build quality is appalling. The keyboard is not fixed at on side and floats, the touchpad is about as sensitive as a housebrick (you need to hit, rather than tap it to register a click) the dvd feels like it will fall apart any second and the lower casing touches the screen at the lower edge of the keyboard (strangely on the side that appears to be fixed properly). The whole thing just feels flimsy. Unfortunately i live outside the uk so returning it is not an option (it was purchased on a recent visit to the uk). I would not recommend this to anyone using it as a main laptop, even at the reasonable price. But – if you can live with the poor build quality (bluetooth mouse/kb, use usb not dvd and a sheet of felt whenever you close it. ) there are few competing units that offer this level of internal hardware (read ‘bang for your buck’) for the price. One upside is the hdd bay is easily accessible (2 screws) so switching out the hdd or upgrading to an ssd is easy (this was actually a deciding factor in my purchase as i will be using the machine for work and testing).

Been using this laptop for bout a year now -. Been using this laptop for bout a year now – no issues whatsoever. Such an upgrade from my previous 6 year old mac book.
Been using this laptop for bout a year now -. Been using this laptop for bout a year now – no issues whatsoever. Such an upgrade from my previous 6 year old mac book.
Totally decent at this price point. I bought 2 of these at the same time, one for my wife the other for myself, and after nearly 3 years they are still running perfectly. I upgraded them on purchase to install 16gb ram, and swapped the hdd’s for ssd’s which made the performance pretty special, especially the ssd’s. We use them mostly for surfing and ms office and they cope with all this without issue. Have used one for a couple of games, and whilst it was no ps4, it was more than fine.
Totally decent at this price point. I bought 2 of these at the same time, one for my wife the other for myself, and after nearly 3 years they are still running perfectly. I upgraded them on purchase to install 16gb ram, and swapped the hdd’s for ssd’s which made the performance pretty special, especially the ssd’s. We use them mostly for surfing and ms office and they cope with all this without issue. Have used one for a couple of games, and whilst it was no ps4, it was more than fine.

This review is from : Lenovo ideapad 305 15.6 inch Laptop Notebook (Purple) – (Intel Core i3-5005U, 8Gb RAM, 1Tb HDD, DVDRW, WLAN, BT, Camera, Integrated Graphics, Windows 10 Home)

It has been a very reliable laptop not the fastest but definitely quicker than a few more expensive laptops i have used, like everything techno it soon becomes out dated but for surfing the web, video calling and watching the odd film it will last forever. Good value for the money would recommend to anybody that doesn’t have high computing demands.
It has been a very reliable laptop not the fastest but definitely quicker than a few more expensive laptops i have used, like everything techno it soon becomes out dated but for surfing the web, video calling and watching the odd film it will last forever. Good value for the money would recommend to anybody that doesn’t have high computing demands.

This review is from : Lenovo ideapad 305 15.6 inch Laptop Notebook (Purple) – (Intel Core i3-5005U, 8Gb RAM, 1Tb HDD, DVDRW, WLAN, BT, Camera, Integrated Graphics, Windows 10 Home)

Performance very good, but the touchpad is somtimes jumpy – i have great difficulty placing the cursor where i want it.
Performance very good, but the touchpad is somtimes jumpy – i have great difficulty placing the cursor where i want it.

This review is from : Lenovo ideapad 305 15.6 inch Laptop Notebook (Purple) – (Intel Core i3-5005U, 8Gb RAM, 1Tb HDD, DVDRW, WLAN, BT, Camera, Integrated Graphics, Windows 10 Home)

So very different from my previous it has taken a bit of getting used to. But i think everything is ok in as much as i have used the functions so far.

This review is from : Lenovo ideapad 305 15.6 inch Laptop Notebook (Purple) – (Intel Core i3-5005U, 8Gb RAM, 1Tb HDD, DVDRW, WLAN, BT, Camera, Integrated Graphics, Windows 10 Home)

So very different from my previous it has taken a bit of getting used to. But i think everything is ok in as much as i have used the functions so far.
Item itself very good: size/quality/value all to my satisfaction. Item itself very good:size/quality/value all to my satisfaction. Issues with installed windows 10 required repeat input from amazon support to resolve.

This review is from : Lenovo ideapad 305 15.6 inch Laptop Notebook (Purple) – (Intel Core i3-5005U, 8Gb RAM, 1Tb HDD, DVDRW, WLAN, BT, Camera, Integrated Graphics, Windows 10 Home)

Item itself very good: size/quality/value all to my satisfaction. Item itself very good:size/quality/value all to my satisfaction. Issues with installed windows 10 required repeat input from amazon support to resolve.

This review is from : Lenovo ideapad 305 15.6 inch Laptop Notebook (Purple) – (Intel Core i3-5005U, 8Gb RAM, 1Tb HDD, DVDRW, WLAN, BT, Camera, Integrated Graphics, Windows 10 Home)

I got this for christmas from my dad. This laptop sometimes controles its self. One time i took out the charger out when it was full charge and ten minutes later i found myself plugging it in, i was only playing games. On the bright side it is not that slow it works with most of the apps. You can’t move the trackpad when you’ve pushed a key down. The trackpad is multi touch which can get annoying.

This review is from : Lenovo ideapad 305 15.6 inch Laptop Notebook (Purple) – (Intel Core i3-5005U, 8Gb RAM, 1Tb HDD, DVDRW, WLAN, BT, Camera, Integrated Graphics, Windows 10 Home)

I got this for christmas from my dad. This laptop sometimes controles its self. One time i took out the charger out when it was full charge and ten minutes later i found myself plugging it in, i was only playing games. On the bright side it is not that slow it works with most of the apps. You can’t move the trackpad when you’ve pushed a key down. The trackpad is multi touch which can get annoying.
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