Whether it is for gaming or college, buying a new laptop is something that must be carefully considered. Unless, of course, you need the laptop on the same day and aren’t too fussed about which one you get. We’re an Irish eiretrip travel blog based out of Dublin, Ireland. Our goal is to provide our readers with honest reviews on hotels, restaurants, attractions, and more.
However, for most people, a laptop will be used for a myriad of functions, from sending emails and completing coursework to potentially playing games online. So, what are some of the questions that people have about the newer Lenovo i7 laptop? Can it do all these things and more? Read on to find out.
How Long Is the Battery Life?
This is a bit of a chalk and cheese answer as it depends on what you are using the laptop for.
The i7 Lenovo Laptop has a stand-by battery life of between 24-27 hours without charge. However, if you are looking to play games on it, you can expect the battery to last an average of 10-15 hours. This is with the use of Wi-Fi and browsing the internet at the same time. Like most laptops, if you are using it for one thing, then the RAM will be less overloaded, and the battery will last longer.
Is the Laptop Heavy?
In a word, no, this laptop isn’t heavy and weighs 1.43 kgs or 3.15 lbs, putting it on the lighter side of laptops.
However, please note, that it will still require adequate and suitable storage to carry around if you are taking it out, so always make sure that you put it in a backpack or laptop bag. Even though it isn’t heavy, it will still break if it’s dropped.
Is It Suitable for Kids to Use?
Yes, the i7 is suitable for older children to use, due in part to its weight. For children aged 5 and under, even if they are using the computer at home, you will want an extra lightweight laptop that weighs 900g or less, hence why tablets are so popular. However, some of the i7 models are hybrids and can allow you to detach the screen from the keyboard, turning the laptop into a tablet, so be sure to shop around for the most suitable brand for you.
How Long Will It Last?
On average, most of the Lenovo range of laptops have a lifespan of between 3-5 years, but this will of course depend on how well it is looked after.
If the machine is constantly being used for intense purposes like gaming without suitable upgrades, then it is likely that the RAM and the battery will become overheated faster and break down. So, always ensure that your laptop has the appropriate upgrades to help it last as long as possible.
Can I Add Upgrades to It?
Absolutely. This newer laptop is extremely easy to add upgrades to, from expanding the RAM to the GPU or graphics processing unit. However, be mindful that this should only be attempted if you are experienced in computing, as trying to upgrade without any expertise can damage the machine. So, if you want upgrades but aren’t sure how to do them, seek professional advice.