Lenovo IdeaPad Review: Cheapest Laptop in Cameroon/Africa

In Cameroon, offline shopping used to be a thing of the past, but it is no longer the case today. It is common practice for online shoppers to flood various WhatsApp or Telegram groups searching for laptop or phone deals. However, this has drawbacks as a warranty, and after-sale issues could potentially be a problem very often than not.

Lenovo IdeaPad Review: Cheapest Laptop in Cameroon/Africa


The CHEAPEST and MUST-BUY Laptop for Shoppers in Cameroon / Africa

I took time to go through laptop deals on major online websites and offline stores in Douala, Yaounde, and Bamenda (major cities in Cameroon) to ascertain the best and cheapest laptop with all features baked into it and a practical computing experience. 

This was not limited to Cameroon because I also looked at other online marketing sites in different Africa for a consumer who needs a brand new laptop without worries. 

This was not limited to Cameroon because I also looked at other online marketing sites in other African countries / including India. I then concluded that there could only be one buy that would suit the needs of a consumer who needs a brand-new laptop without worries. This is the Lenovo Ideapad V330.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Review

DISPLAY

The specific model is V330-15IKB. This is a 15.6-inch laptop. The resolution of the screen is 1366x768. This is very standard for this price category, so no complaints.

HARDWARE AND PERFORMANCE

The processor is the Intel Celeron 3060U, a dual-core with a base frequency of 1.1 GHz. With the help of Intel's turbo boost technology, this can go up to 2.48GHz. Combined with the processor is the graphics processor, which is the Intel HD 620. This is not a beastly graphics unit but is, however, capable of handling the latest games at lower framerates. Hence, handling basic computing tasks should not be an issue.

STORAGE

A 500GB hard drive is what we get. Understandably, an SSD lacks speed-up boot times and performance. However, it can easily be upgraded. The hard drive itself has a decent spin of 7200rpm. The RAM is 4GB DDR4 which is soldered. There is a free slot to provide RAM upgrades to up to 20GB. Hence, you can easily upgrade the RAM after purchase.

SOFTWARE AND PERFORMANCE

Lenovo, as usual, has pre-installed applications to make the laptop use pleasant. The software side of things comes preloaded with Windows 10 64bit, Microsoft's latest operating system. Combined with 4Gb, the experience should be ok since Windows 10 is optimized for PCs running on 2GB RAM.

AVAILABLE PORTS

There are good ports. Three USB 3.0 ports (one always-on port) have been cramped in, with an HDMI port, VGA, Ethernet for wired internet, and a headphone/mic port.

CONNECTIVITY

For connectivity, you get the Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265, which delivers high speeds over wifi on both wifi bands. Bluetooth is a bonus and is included. The ethernet port comes in handy when there are no wireless connectivity options.

Lenovo IdeaPad Price in Cameroon

The Lenovo IdeaPad sells from 150000FCFA to 180000FCFA in most online and offline stores. The cheapest deal I found was 153750frs. You can contact us to inquire about more.

LENOVO IDEAPAD V330-15IKB FULL SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL

MANUFACTURER
LENOVO
MODEL
V330-15IKB
WEIGHT
1.8KG
COLOUR
BLACK
CASE MATERIAL
POLYCARBONATE





PROCESSOR

CPU
Intel Celeron 3060U
NUMBER OF CORES
2
TURBO CORE MAX
2.48GHz
64-BIT CAPABLE
YES

STORAGE

INTERFACE
SATA
HARD DRIVE TYPE
HDD
HARD DRIVE CAPACITY
500GB
OPTICAL DRIVE
YES

RAM

INSTALLED RAM
4GB Soldered
MAX SUPPORTED
20GB
RAM TECHNOLOGY
DDR4
SLOT QUANTITY
1
NUMBER OF EMPTY SLOTS
1

GRAPHICS AND AUDIO

GRAPHICS PROCESSOR(S)
Intel HD 620
AUDIO HARDWARE
Microphone, Stereo Speakers
BUNDLED AUDIO SOFTWARE
Dolby Advanced Audio

CONNECTIVITY

WI-FI PROTOCOL
802.11a/b/g/n/ac
WI-FI MODULE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
ETHERNET
Yes, Gigabit
BLUETOOTH
Yes, 4.1

BATTERY

CAPACITY
30Wh
TECHNOLOGY
Li-ion
MAX RUN TIME
6Hr

AVAILABLE PORTS

INTERFACES (USB, VGA, HDMI)
2-USB 3.0, HDMI, VGA, 1 always-on USB 3.0
MEMORY CARD SLOT
Yes


See Also our review of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, a cheaper offering ( Has fingerprint, a backlit keyboard, and a Sim Slot)

OTHER FEATURES

FINGERPRINT
No
SIM SLOT
No
BACKLIT KEYBOARD
No


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