- Screen Size: 14 Inches
- Max Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Pixels
- Graphics Coprocessor: AMD Integrated Graphics
- Chipset Brand: AMD
- Card Description: Integrated
- Wireless Type: 802.11ac
- Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 1
- Number of USB 3.0 Ports: 2
With the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14-inch laptop, you'll enjoy powerful performance for all types of everyday tasks. Whether you're working from your home office, a student who needs a lightweight laptop for school, or just...
I normally don't do reviews but, if you're like me you also scoured the internet and found nothing on this laptop based on the model number provide or the pictures. There's conflicting information from the representative and the photos/specs provided so this is the specs as it sits in my hands.Specs:All plastic shellIdeaPad 3 14ADA05 81W0003QUSRyzen 5 3500u3 USB-A ports, 1 USB 2.0 and 2 USB 3.0, there is no USB-C on this device. Do not use the answer from the representative as correct on this one. I even asked a more clarifying question and was told there is a USB-C, but you cannot charge over it.The screen is a 1920x1080 TN panel, no touch screen256GB NVME drive - no spinning HDD, so disregard the section that says 7200rpm on the description page8gb of DDR4 ram at 2400mhz3 cell battery - seems okay power saving options gives it roughly 8hrs depending on what you're doing and your tolerable screen brightness (but your mileage may vary)There is no back lit keyboard. The keys feel textured and not smooth like some other laptops which, personally I prefer it.Review:This appears to be Lenovo's answer to the mid-grade $400-$600 laptop shortage. If I had to guess it seems like this is in the chaise of the S145 with a 3500u APU.Compared to my wife's Lenovo IdeaPad FLEX-14API with the same processor, ram, and SSD - performance wise it matches, but that's not the end of it. Her computer has what feels to be an all metal design, the ability to flip into a tablet, backlit keyboard, touchscreen, and a much better IPS display (still 1920x1080) with better viewing angles. We purchased this for her last July, 2019 and the difference of final price was ~$75 higher. At the time of writing this the same laptop goes for $750 on Amazon for the "New" model and $699 for a used model.Conclusion:If you need a sub $500 laptop right now, this is a solid purchase as long as you know what you're getting. If on the other hand you have the luxury of waiting a few months I would wait.If the prices/stock stabilize you can get much more bang for your buck for nearly the same amount of money. More laptops with the Ryzen 5 4500u is going to be coming out over the summer with 20% more power and it's suppose to come in at a similar price point. Even if they come at a higher price point it will drive the price of the 3500u down.
First off I’ll start by saying that this laptop is pretty decent for the price can’t complain about that, but sadly this product doesn't seem to be heavily supported by Lenovo. I got my laptop a few days ago and used it for one day before having the touchpad give up on me (no my rating on this product will not be affected because i received a defect), I followed the steps on their website to fix this to no avail because they didn’t have the proper hardware updates on their site for this laptop as you can see in their description of the product on the amazon listing page some of the info is wrong. That being said this laptop is pretty decent and I do recommend it for college students and business workers it’s light and very portable, I can hold this with one hand effortlessly the only thing i dislike about the build is the plastic shell, but when you get specs like the AMD RYZEN 5 3500u with Vega 8 graphics and a 256 gb SSD for this price you cant really complain.More about gaming: I’ve tested games like Warface, Fortnite, and Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 they played well on low settings this pc isn’t bad for that what it wont run that well will be games like call of duty modern warfare, but i’m sure with overclocking and enabling parked cores even that can be played. The screen of the laptop is 60hz so playing these games at 60fps looks smooth.Tips: If you plan on buying this laptop and you aren’t used to 14 inch screens beware it’s pretty hard to get used to but you will eventually.Summary: This is a good laptop for work and school it’s pretty powerful and it’s also good for light gaming I recommend it.Note to Lenovo: Support this product give it touchpad driver updates or Im afraid more people will run into the same problem as me and have to return the product because you aren’t supporting it well enough, I can barely find info or videos on this model at all, but I may consider making one if I do decide to get this model again after I return the defect I received.
It's great and it's very reliable it charges so fast!and its amazing!