The IdeaPad 3 (15″, 2022) is an everyday machine. However, it can be equipped with the pretty powerful Ryzen 7 5825U. Now, it’s worth mentioning that Lenovo chose not to integrate the latest Ryzen 6000U processors from AMD. Perhaps, the main reason for this is cost.
The RDNA2 architecture found in the latest series of CPUs allows for some truly incredible integrated graphics cards. Unfortunately, Lenovo thought it will go bankrupt if it uses this processor for the IdeaPad 3, so it chose the recently updated Ryzen 5000U series.
- Processor: Intel Core i5-1235U
- RAM: 8 GB
- Boot Drive Type: SSD
- Boot Drive Capacity: 512 GB
- Screen Size: 15.6 inches
- Native Display Resolution: 1920 by 1080
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The IdeaPad 3i, like other budget models, isn’t particularly fast or exciting, but it does offer sufficient performance and features (such as a 512GB rather than a skimpy 256GB solid-state drive) to serve as a desktop replacement for web browsing and schoolwork. It doesn’t give us the thrill or that extra pinch of value , but this affordable laptop deserves a very respectable rating.
The privacy shield on the webcam above the screen is a nice touch that lets you relax after a long day of video chatting. Three USB-A ports, an HDMI-out port for an external monitor, a 3.5 mm headphone jack and an SD card slot mean that you’re pretty well covered in terms of attaching peripherals and other gadgets up to your laptop too.
It’s fair to say that the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 looks like what it is: a budget laptop. But at the same time it’s a well-built portable computer, which at 1.6 kilogrammes (that’s 3.5 lbs) isn’t at all difficult to lug around the office or the house. Unless you need something really compact or a lot of screen real estate, this laptop hits the sweet spot between giving you lots of display to look at without sacrificing too much in the way of mobility. Despite the low price, we’d expect it to last you a good few years.
Colors on the screen are a bit washed out, but reasonably rich and well saturated. Contrast and viewing angles are decent, and white backgrounds are nicely white rather than dingy, helped by the ability to tilt the screen as far back as you like. Fine details are sufficiently sharp, with no pixelation around the edges of letters.