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Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05 in the review: Hand-held

Silent Chromebook competitor offers more performance in battery mode than in mains operation Lenovo's 11.6-incher does not have a convincing hardware configuration on board. However, the device offers silent operation, a one-year MS Office 365 Personal license and a low price level (279 Euros/~$337). Windows 10 Home in S mode serves as the operating system.
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The IdeaPad 1 is a basic office notebook. The 11.6-incher is supposed to steal customers away from the coveted Chromebooks with a low price level and full Windows compatibility. Since our database does not provide any current 11.6-inch notebooks from the low-price segment, we count convertibles like the Acer Chromebook Spin 311 and the BMAXMaxBookY11 among the competitors.

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Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05 (IdeaPad 1 Series)
Processor
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e 2 x - 2.8 GHz, Zen
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, Core: 1000 MHz, Single-Channel-Mode, 27.20.11044.4003 (Adrenalin 20.10.44.04
Memory
4096 MB 
, DDR4-2400, Single-Channel-Mode, onboard, no memory slots
Display
11.60 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel 135 PPI, Chi Mei N116BGE-EA2, TN LED, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 33 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC257 @ AMD K17.1 - Audio Processor - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: Headset combined port, Card Reader: MicroSD, TPM 2.0
Networking
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.9 x 288 x 200 ( = 0.78 x 11.34 x 7.87 in)
Battery
35 Wh, 4670 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: VGA
Primary Camera: 0.3 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, MS Office 365 Personal (one year license), 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
1.2 kg ( = 42.33 oz / 2.65 pounds), Power Supply: 173 g ( = 6.1 oz / 0.38 pounds)
Price
299 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
77.5 %
04/2021
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
Athlon 3050e, Vega 3
1.2 kg19.9 mm11.60"1366x768
79 %
12/2020
Acer Chromebook Spin 311 CP311-3H-K2RJ
MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3
1.1 kg18.8 mm11.60"1366x768
74.9 %
03/2020
BMAX MaxBook Y11 H1M6
Celeron N4100, UHD Graphics 600
1 kg14.4 mm11.60"1920x1080

Case & equipment - IdeaPad with plastic chassis

The silver-gray plastic casing does not reveal any manufacturing flaws. There is room for improvement in terms of stability/rigidity. There is no maintenance hatch. The innards are accessible after removing the bottom shell. The battery is permanently installed.

The most necessary ports are available: two USB-A slots (USB 3.2 Gen 1), one HDMI output, one audio combo slot. The IdeaPad does not offer USB-C. The built-in microSD memory card reader (reference card: Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB) takes things slowly.

The WLAN chip (Qualcomm QCA6174) supports the 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards and offers Bluetooth 4.2 functionality. The transfer rates determined under optimal conditions (no other WLAN devices in the immediate vicinity, short distance between notebook and server PC) turn out well. We tested with the WiFi 6 tri-band router Netgear Nighthawk AX12.

Windows 10 Home in S mode serves as the operating system. A free upgrade to the regular Home version of Windows 10 can be made. We applied this upgrade to be able to perform our test.

Size comparison

290 mm / 11.4 inch 206 mm / 8.11 inch 18.8 mm / 0.74 inch 1.1 kg2.31 lbs288 mm / 11.3 inch 200 mm / 7.87 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 1.2 kg2.65 lbs274.5 mm / 10.8 inch 188 mm / 7.4 inch 14.4 mm / 0.567 inch 1 kg2.28 lbs
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Connectivity

Left side: Power connector, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type A), HDMI, memory card reader (MicroSD)
Left side: Power connector, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type A), HDMI, memory card reader (MicroSD)
Right side: Audio combo
Right side: Audio combo
SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
34.8 MB/s ∼100%
Average of class Netbook
  (last 2 years)
34.8 MB/s ∼100% 0%
BMAX MaxBook Y11 H1M6
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
24.55 MB/s ∼71% -29%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
38.3 MB/s ∼100%
Average of class Netbook
  (26.7 - 38.3, n=2, last 2 years)
32.5 MB/s ∼85% -15%
BMAX MaxBook Y11 H1M6
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
26.9 MB/s ∼70% -30%
Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174
  (247 - 668, n=35)
531 MBit/s ∼100% +1%
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174
524 (490min - 578max) MBit/s ∼99%
BMAX MaxBook Y11 H1M6
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
335 (328min - 344max) MBit/s ∼63% -36%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174
602 (546min - 626max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174
  (247 - 657, n=35)
532 MBit/s ∼88% -12%
BMAX MaxBook Y11 H1M6
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
322 (313min - 327max) MBit/s ∼53% -47%
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Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05 AMD Athlon Silver 3050e, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø602 (546-626)
BMAX MaxBook Y11 H1M6 Intel Celeron N4100, Intel UHD Graphics 600; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø322 (313-327)
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05 AMD Athlon Silver 3050e, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø524 (490-578)
BMAX MaxBook Y11 H1M6 Intel Celeron N4100, Intel UHD Graphics 600; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø335 (328-344)
ColorChecker
22.3 ∆E
26.3 ∆E
25.8 ∆E
19.7 ∆E
28.2 ∆E
18 ∆E
22.9 ∆E
30.7 ∆E
19.8 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
15.8 ∆E
24.2 ∆E
19.5 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
23 ∆E
13 ∆E
24.2 ∆E
21.1 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
21.7 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
12 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05: 19.49 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 30.73 ∆E
ColorChecker
10.2 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
15.8 ∆E
0.6 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
7 ∆E
ColorChecker Acer Chromebook Spin 311 CP311-3H-K2RJ: 9.24 ∆E min: 0.59 - max: 17.84 ∆E
ColorChecker
3.6 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
7 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
8 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
ColorChecker BMAX MaxBook Y11 H1M6: 7.17 ∆E min: 3.26 - max: 11.45 ∆E

Input devices - There is no key illumination

Lenovo equips the IdeaPad with an unlit chiclet keyboard. The flat, slightly roughened keys have a short travel and a clear pressure point. The keyboard yields minimally at best during typing. It did not prove to be annoying. All in all, Lenovo delivers a keyboard that is suitable for everyday use.

The smooth surface of the multi-touch capable ClickPad (approx. 9 x 6 cm/~3.54 x 2.36 in) makes it easy for the fingers to glide. It also responds to inputs in the corners. The pad offers a short stroke and a clear pressure point.

Input devices Ideapad 1
Input devices Ideapad 1

Display - The Lenovo computer comes with a TN panel with an unstable viewing angle

Pixel grid
Pixel grid

Brightness (254.4 cd/m²) and contrast (548:1) of the matte 11.6-inch screen (1,366 x 768 pixels) are too low. We consider values beyond 300 cd/m² or 1,000:1 as good. Nevertheless: Considering the price level of the notebook, the rates are okay.

The display flickers with a frequency of 24,000 Hz at brightness levels of 60% and below. Due to the high frequency, even sensitive people should be spared from headaches and/or eye problems.

243
cd/m²
247
cd/m²
269
cd/m²
245
cd/m²
263
cd/m²
269
cd/m²
236
cd/m²
258
cd/m²
260
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Chi Mei N116BGE-EA2
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 269 cd/m² Average: 254.4 cd/m² Minimum: 3.3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 265 cd/m²
Contrast: 548:1 (Black: 0.48 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 11.59 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5
ΔE Greyscale 13.03 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
64% sRGB (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
41% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
43.97% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
63.6% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
42.53% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.34
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
Chi Mei N116BGE-EA2, TN LED, 1366x768, 11.60
Acer Chromebook Spin 311 CP311-3H-K2RJ
IPS, 1366x768, 11.60
BMAX MaxBook Y11 H1M6
LC116LF3L01, IPS, 1920x1080, 11.60
Display
47%
Display P3 Coverage
42.53
62.36
47%
sRGB Coverage
63.6
93.38
47%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
43.97
64.15
46%
Response Times
-43%
-30%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
39 ?(20, 19)
45 ?(21, 24)
-15%
36.1 ?(16.9, 19.2)
7%
Response Time Black / White *
17 ?(12, 5)
29 ?(16, 13)
-71%
30.4 ?(16.8, 14.6)
-79%
PWM Frequency
24000 ?(60)
20000 ?(25)
-17%
Screen
31%
27%
Brightness middle
263
219
-17%
258
-2%
Brightness
254
214
-16%
248
-2%
Brightness Distribution
88
90
2%
94
7%
Black Level *
0.48
0.21
56%
0.26
46%
Contrast
548
1043
90%
992
81%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
11.59
4.87
58%
7.1
39%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
18.73
18.57
1%
14.8
21%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
13.03
3.39
74%
9.6
26%
Gamma
2.34 94%
2.61 84%
2.148 102%
CCT
15442 42%
6941 94%
10313 63%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
41
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
64
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.3
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-6% / 16%
15% / 19%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
17 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 12 ms rise
↘ 5 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 24 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
39 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 20 ms rise
↘ 19 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 45 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (37.7 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 24000 Hz ≤ 60 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 24000 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 60 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 24000 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17031 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

The screen does not offer a good color reproduction in its state of delivery. With a deviation of almost 12, the target (DeltaE less than 3) is clearly missed. Furthermore, the display suffers from a clear blue cast. The AdobeRGB (41%) and sRGB (64%) color spaces are not completely reproduced.

CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color saturation

The viewing-angle-unstable TN panel is not readable from every position. Outdoors, the screen can only be read when the sun is not too bright.

The IdeaPad 1 outdoors.
The IdeaPad 1 outdoors.

Performance - At the bottom of the scale

Lenovo's IdeaPad 1 11ADA05 is an 11.6-inch notebook that offers enough performance for simple office and Internet applications.

Note: Incorrect speed display

The tools we use (HWInfo, CPU-Z, HWMonitor) cannot read the CPU clock correctly. The determined values correspond to a quarter of the actual clock. How do we know that? If the speeds were correct, the CPU test results would be much lower. Furthermore, HWInfo shows a bus clock of 25 MHz - the actual clock is 100 MHz.

Presumably, the hardware platform used here is responsible for the problem. It also occurred in the recently tested Medion Akoya E14307 with AMD-3020e-APU.

Curious: More power in battery mode

The IdeaPad often delivers a bit more computing power in battery mode than in mains mode - especially in multi-thread applications and GPU-heavy applications. Therefore, we ran many benchmarks on both AC and battery power. The results can be found in the comparison charts.

Processor

The CPU part of the installed Athlon-Silver-3050e APU (Raven Ridge) consists of a dual-core processor that operates with a base speed of 1.4 GHz. An increase up to 2.8 GHz is possible via Turbo. Simultaneous multithreading (two threads per core) is supported.

The processor processes the multi-thread test of the Cinebench R15 benchmark with 2 to 2.1 GHz (mains operation) and 2.3 to 2.4 GHz (battery operation). The single-thread test is always run with 1.6 to 2.8 GHz.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
HWInfo
HWInfo
HWInfo
HWInfo

We check whether the CPU Turbo is used permanently by running the multi-thread test of the Cinebench R15 benchmark in a loop for at least 30 minutes. After ten runs, the clock drops from 2 to 2.1 GHz to 1.6 GHz and remains at this level. The Turbo operates at a medium level for about 30 minutes. The exact same behavior is seen in battery mode - at higher clock rates.

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Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05 AMD Athlon Silver 3050e: Ø182 (165.76-216.94)
BMAX MaxBook Y11 H1M6 Intel Celeron N4100: Ø178 (171.97-187.94)
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05 Intel Celeron N4020: Ø143 (131.27-145.38)
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05 AMD Athlon Silver 3050e; Akkubetrieb: Ø211 (201.2-235.5)
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
3339
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
6780
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
5716
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
2.51 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.18 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
15.46 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
17.08 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
102 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
217 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e
102 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Athlon Silver 3050e
 
102 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Netbook
  (68.4 - 102, n=2, last 2 years)
85.2 Points ∼84% -16%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
Intel Celeron N4020
78.93 Points ∼77% -23%
BMAX MaxBook Y11 H1M6
Intel Celeron N4100
66.3 Points ∼65% -35%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e (Akkubetrieb)
236 Points ∼100% +9%
Average AMD Athlon Silver 3050e
  (217 - 236, n=2)
227 Points ∼96% +5%
Average of class Netbook
  (211 - 236, n=3, last 2 years)
221 Points ∼94% +2%
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e
217 Points ∼92%
BMAX MaxBook Y11 H1M6
Intel Celeron N4100
188 (171.97min - 187.94max) Points ∼80% -13%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
Intel Celeron N4020
144.07 (131.27min - 145.38max) Points ∼61% -34%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
Intel Celeron N4020
4064 Seconds * ∼100% -67%
BMAX MaxBook Y11 H1M6
Intel Celeron N4100
3176 Seconds * ∼78% -30%
Average of class Netbook
  (2159 - 2801, n=3, last 2 years)
2466 Seconds * ∼61% -1%
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e
2438 Seconds * ∼60%
Average AMD Athlon Silver 3050e
  (2159 - 2438, n=2)
2299 Seconds * ∼57% +6%
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e (Akkubetrieb)
2159 Seconds * ∼53% +11%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4 -mmt1
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e
2826 MIPS ∼100%
Average AMD Athlon Silver 3050e
  (2223 - 2826, n=2)
2525 MIPS ∼89% -11%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
Intel Celeron N4020
2456 MIPS ∼87% -13%
Average of class Netbook
  (2155 - 2826, n=3, last 2 years)
2401 MIPS ∼85% -15%
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e (Akkubetrieb)
2223 MIPS ∼79% -21%
BMAX MaxBook Y11 H1M6
Intel Celeron N4100
2125 MIPS ∼75% -25%
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Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e
6743 MIPS ∼100%
Average of class Netbook
  (6540 - 6873, n=3, last 2 years)
6719 MIPS ∼100% 0%
Average AMD Athlon Silver 3050e
  (6540 - 6743, n=2)
6642 MIPS ∼99% -1%
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e (Akkubetrieb)
6540 MIPS ∼97% -3%
BMAX MaxBook Y11 H1M6
Intel Celeron N4100
6048 MIPS ∼90% -10%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
Intel Celeron N4020
4498 MIPS ∼67% -33%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e
229 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Athlon Silver 3050e
  (220 - 229, n=2)
225 Points ∼98% -2%
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e (Akkubetrieb)
220 Points ∼96% -4%
Average of class Netbook
  (152 - 229, n=3, last 2 years)
200 Points ∼87% -13%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
Intel Celeron N4020
175 Points ∼76% -24%
BMAX MaxBook Y11 H1M6
Intel Celeron N4100
152 Points ∼66% -34%
CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e (Akkubetrieb)
453 Points ∼100% +17%
Average of class Netbook
  (386 - 453, n=3, last 2 years)
430 Points ∼95% +11%
Average AMD Athlon Silver 3050e
  (386 - 453, n=2)
420 Points ∼93% +9%
BMAX MaxBook Y11 H1M6
Intel Celeron N4100
391 Points ∼86% +1%
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e
386 Points ∼85%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
Intel Celeron N4020
316 Points ∼70% -18%
Cinebench R23
CPU (Single Core)
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e
585 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Athlon Silver 3050e
  (567 - 585, n=2)
576 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Netbook
  (567 - 585, n=2, last 2 years)
576 Points ∼98% -2%
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e (Akkubetrieb)
567 Points ∼97% -3%
BMAX MaxBook Y11 H1M6
Intel Celeron N4100
382 Points ∼65% -35%
CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e (Akkubetrieb)
1358 Points ∼100% +37%
Average AMD Athlon Silver 3050e
  (991 - 1358, n=2)
1175 Points ∼87% +19%
Average of class Netbook
  (991 - 1358, n=2, last 2 years)
1175 Points ∼87% +19%
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e
991 Points ∼73%
BMAX MaxBook Y11 H1M6
Intel Celeron N4100
966 Points ∼71% -3%
Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e
651 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Athlon Silver 3050e
  (538 - 651, n=2)
595 Points ∼91% -9%
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e (Akkubetrieb)
538 Points ∼83% -17%
Average of class Netbook
  (404 - 651, n=3, last 2 years)
531 Points ∼82% -18%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
Intel Celeron N4020
475 Points ∼73% -27%
BMAX MaxBook Y11 H1M6
Intel Celeron N4100
400 Points ∼61% -39%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
BMAX MaxBook Y11 H1M6
Intel Celeron N4100
1271 Points ∼100% +5%
Average of class Netbook
  (1133 - 1407, n=3, last 2 years)
1250 Points ∼98% +3%
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e
1211 Points ∼95%
Average AMD Athlon Silver 3050e
  (1133 - 1211, n=2)
1172 Points ∼92% -3%
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e (Akkubetrieb)
1133 Points ∼89% -6%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
Intel Celeron N4020
858 Points ∼68% -29%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e (Akkubetrieb)
1.44 fps ∼100% +32%
Average AMD Athlon Silver 3050e
  (1.09 - 1.44, n=2)
1.265 fps ∼88% +16%
Average of class Netbook
  (1.09 - 1.44, n=3, last 2 years)
1.257 fps ∼87% +15%
BMAX MaxBook Y11 H1M6
Intel Celeron N4100
1.11 fps ∼77% +2%
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e
1.09 fps ∼76%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
Intel Celeron N4020
0.92 fps ∼64% -16%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e (Akkubetrieb)
188 s * ∼100% -31%
BMAX MaxBook Y11 H1M6
Intel Celeron N4100
172 s * ∼91% -19%
Average AMD Athlon Silver 3050e
  (144 - 188, n=2)
166 s * ∼88% -15%
Average of class Netbook
  (144 - 188, n=3, last 2 years)
162 s * ∼86% -13%
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e
144 s * ∼77%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
Intel Celeron N4020
139 s * ∼74% +3%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
BMAX MaxBook Y11 H1M6
Intel Celeron N4100
1.759 sec * ∼100% -53%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
Intel Celeron N4020
1.511 sec * ∼86% -31%
Average of class Netbook
  (1.152 - 1.756, n=3, last 2 years)
1.374 sec * ∼78% -19%
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e (Akkubetrieb)
1.215 sec * ∼69% -5%
Average AMD Athlon Silver 3050e
  (1.152 - 1.215, n=2)
1.184 sec * ∼67% -3%
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e
1.152 sec * ∼65%

* ... smaller is better

System performance

The combination of a weak APU, 4 GB of working memory and - in relation to an SSD - slow eMMC storage is made for simple applications from the office and Internet fields. The system quickly reaches its limits: The hardware should not be expected to handle more than one or two browser windows or applications open at the same time. Otherwise, the system runs sluggishly.

Lenovo reduces the performance potential because the working memory (DDR4-2400, onboard) only runs in single-channel mode. Extending or swapping the memory is not possible.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
2494 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
2093 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4057 points
PCMark 10 Score
2257 points
Help
PCMark 10
Score
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
Vega 3, Athlon 3050e, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2257 Points ∼26%
Average AMD Athlon Silver 3050e, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
 
2257 Points ∼26% 0%
Average of class Netbook
  (last 2 years)
2257 Points ∼26% 0%
BMAX MaxBook Y11 H1M6
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4100, FORESEE 256GB
1580 Points ∼18% -30%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4020, SanDisk DA4064
1521 Points ∼17% -33%
Essentials
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
Vega 3, Athlon 3050e, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5385 Points ∼47%
Average AMD Athlon Silver 3050e, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
 
5385 Points ∼47% 0%
Average of class Netbook
  (last 2 years)
5385 Points ∼47% 0%
BMAX MaxBook Y11 H1M6
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4100, FORESEE 256GB
4442 Points ∼39% -18%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4020, SanDisk DA4064
3833 Points ∼33% -29%
Productivity
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
Vega 3, Athlon 3050e, 64 GB eMMC Flash
4074 Points ∼36%
Average AMD Athlon Silver 3050e, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
 
4074 Points ∼36% 0%
Average of class Netbook
  (last 2 years)
4074 Points ∼36% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4020, SanDisk DA4064
2638 Points ∼24% -35%
BMAX MaxBook Y11 H1M6
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4100, FORESEE 256GB
2609 Points ∼23% -36%
Digital Content Creation
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
Vega 3, Athlon 3050e, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1423 Points ∼9%
Average AMD Athlon Silver 3050e, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
 
1423 Points ∼9% 0%
Average of class Netbook
  (last 2 years)
1423 Points ∼9% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4020, SanDisk DA4064
946 Points ∼6% -34%
BMAX MaxBook Y11 H1M6
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4100, FORESEE 256GB
924 Points ∼6% -35%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
Vega 3, Athlon 3050e, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2494 Points ∼40%
Average AMD Athlon Silver 3050e, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
 
2494 Points ∼40% 0%
Average of class Netbook
  (1910 - 2494, n=2, last 2 years)
2202 Points ∼35% -12%
BMAX MaxBook Y11 H1M6
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4100, FORESEE 256GB
1864 Points ∼30% -25%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4020, SanDisk DA4064
1811 Points ∼29% -27%

DPC latencies

Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
Vega 3, Athlon 3050e, 64 GB eMMC Flash
6182.9 μs * ∼100%
BMAX MaxBook Y11 H1M6
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4100, FORESEE 256GB
2142 μs * ∼35% +65%

* ... smaller is better

Mass storage

An eMMC storage module with a total capacity of 64 GB serves as the system drive. About 33 GB of this is available for free use in the state of delivery. The transfer rates are on a normal level for eMMC storage. An expansion of the available space would be feasible via MicroSD card.

Notebooks with M.2 SSDs are available within the IdeaPad 1 lineup. Our test device lacks the corresponding slot.
Notebooks with M.2 SSDs are available within the IdeaPad 1 lineup. Our test device lacks the corresponding slot.
64 GB eMMC Flash
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 241.5 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 213.8 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 76.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 60.95 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 260.6 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 225.1 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 23.65 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 42.87 MB/s
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
64 GB eMMC Flash
BMAX MaxBook Y11 H1M6
FORESEE 256GB
Average 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Average of class Netbook
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-51%
29%
Write 4K
42.87
15.8 ?(1.95 - 42.9, n=16)
-63%
48.6 ?(42.9 - 54.2, n=2, last 2 years)
13%
Read 4K
23.65
10.7 ?(4.94 - 23.7, n=16)
-55%
16.8 ?(9.89 - 23.7, n=2, last 2 years)
-29%
Write Seq
225.1
102 ?(27.9 - 225, n=16)
-55%
308 ?(225 - 391, n=2, last 2 years)
37%
Read Seq
260.6
202 ?(74.7 - 271, n=16)
-22%
332 ?(261 - 404, n=2, last 2 years)
27%
Write 4K Q32T1
60.95
21.7 ?(2.17 - 62.9, n=16)
-64%
91.6 ?(61 - 122, n=2, last 2 years)
50%
Read 4K Q32T1
76.3
29.5 ?(9.66 - 76.3, n=16)
-61%
86.2 ?(76.3 - 96.1, n=2, last 2 years)
13%
Write Seq Q32T1
213.8
99.8 ?(18.4 - 214, n=16)
-53%
339 ?(214 - 464, n=2, last 2 years)
59%
Read Seq Q32T1
241.5
159 ?(68.9 - 259, n=16)
-34%
390 ?(242 - 539, n=2, last 2 years)
61%
AS SSD
Seq Read
476
171 ?(74.2 - 290, n=10)
470 ?(last 2 years)
Seq Write
445
90.8 ?(18.5 - 176, n=10)
423 ?(last 2 years)
4K Read
20.03
20.2 ?(5.78 - 78.5, n=9)
18 ?(last 2 years)
4K Write
39.11
17.7 ?(1.31 - 35.1, n=9)
40.3 ?(last 2 years)
4K-64 Read
113.37
19.7 ?(6.95 - 40.3, n=9)
94.5 ?(last 2 years)
4K-64 Write
205.08
16.2 ?(1.16 - 44.5, n=9)
195 ?(last 2 years)
Access Time Read *
0.794
0.346 ?(0.151 - 0.86, n=7)
0.437 ?(last 2 years)
Access Time Write *
0.383
1.202 ?(0.233 - 3.33, n=8)
0.41 ?(last 2 years)
Score Read
181
52.8 ?(21 - 88, n=8)
159 ?(last 2 years)
Score Write
289
44.6 ?(4 - 92, n=8)
277 ?(last 2 years)
Score Total
569
126 ?(36 - 225, n=8)
523 ?(last 2 years)
Copy ISO MB/s
458
72.8 ?(58.6 - 99.1, n=3)
Copy Program MB/s
129.6
30.9 ?(23.7 - 44.3, n=3)
Copy Game MB/s
114
56.9 ?(44 - 76.5, n=3)
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-51% / -51%
29% / 29%

* ... smaller is better

Continuous reading: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

0153045607590105120135150165180195210225209.29228.42229.64230.31230.48230.48230.48230.69230.69230.9230.9230.9230.9230.9230.9230.94230.94231.11231.11231.11231.11231.11231.11231.11231.11231.15231.15231.15231.32231.32231.32231.32231.32231.36231.53231.53231.53231.57231.74231.99232.15232.15232.2232.36232.57232.78232.83232.99233.67234.46Tooltip
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05 Vega 3, Athlon 3050e, 64 GB eMMC Flash: Ø231 (209.29-234.46)

Graphics card

The Radeon Vega 3 Graphics core supports DirectX 12 and operates at speeds of up to 1,000 MHz. The results in the 3DMark benchmarks are on the expected level. More would have been possible here with an active dual-channel mode. The decoder integrated into the GPU can unload the processor during video playback. Thus, using streaming services would not be a problem.

Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Night Raid
Night Raid
Wild Life
Wild Life
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
Fire Strike (battery operation)
Fire Strike (battery operation)
Night Raid (battery operation)
Night Raid (battery operation)
Wild Life (battery operated)
Wild Life (battery operated)
DXVAChecker
DXVAChecker
3DMark 11 Performance
1190 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
41613 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
4256 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
662 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
223 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (1108 - 2026, n=11)
1609 Points ∼100% +45%
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Athlon Silver 3050e
1108 Points ∼69%
Average of class Netbook
  (603 - 1108, n=2, last 2 years)
856 Points ∼53% -23%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Intel Celeron N4020
532 Points ∼33% -52%
BMAX MaxBook Y11 H1M6
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Intel Celeron N4100
461 Points ∼29% -58%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (726 - 1522, n=13)
1118 Points ∼100% +54%
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Athlon Silver 3050e (Akkubetrieb)
825 Points ∼74% +14%
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Athlon Silver 3050e
726 Points ∼65%
Average of class Netbook
  (486 - 825, n=3, last 2 years)
679 Points ∼61% -6%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Intel Celeron N4020
372 Points ∼33% -49%
BMAX MaxBook Y11 H1M6
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Intel Celeron N4100
348 Points ∼31% -52%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (5005 - 12278, n=13)
8263 Points ∼100% +62%
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Athlon Silver 3050e (Akkubetrieb)
5874 Points ∼71% +15%
Average of class Netbook
  (5109 - 5874, n=2, last 2 years)
5492 Points ∼66% +7%
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Athlon Silver 3050e
5109 Points ∼62%
BMAX MaxBook Y11 H1M6
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Intel Celeron N4100
3113 Points ∼38% -39%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (196 - 450, n=8)
351 Points ∼100% +79%
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Athlon Silver 3050e
196 Points ∼56%
Average of class Netbook
  (123 - 196, n=2, last 2 years)
160 Points ∼46% -18%
BMAX MaxBook Y11 H1M6
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Intel Celeron N4100
91 Points ∼26% -54%

Gaming performance

The APU can handle simple casual games or browser games. Modern 3D games, such as those in our database, are only occasionally played smoothly by the hardware - at low resolutions and low quality levels.

low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 40.6 21.4 18 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 40.5 20.7 9 8.5 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 11 9.03 8.37 fps

Emissions & Energy - Silent thanks to passive cooling

Noise emissions

Since the IdeaPad is passively cooled and does not have a mechanical drive on board, it operates silently.

Temperature

The IdeaPad in the stress test.
The IdeaPad in the stress test.

Our stress test (Prime95 and FurMark run for at least one hour) processes the CPU and GPU with 1.5 to 1.6 GHz and 200 to 400 MHz, respectively - in mains and battery mode. The stress test represents an extreme scenario. We use this test to check whether the system runs stably even under full load.

The 11.6 incher does not heat up very much. During the stress test, we only recorded a temperature above 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) at one measuring point. The rates are within the green zone in everyday use.

Max. Load
 36 °C
97 F
38.3 °C
101 F
34.8 °C
95 F
 
 35.5 °C
96 F
37.8 °C
100 F
34.4 °C
94 F
 
 24.4 °C
76 F
25.9 °C
79 F
24.2 °C
76 F
 
Maximum: 38.3 °C = 101 F
Average: 32.4 °C = 90 F
34.4 °C
94 F
41.6 °C
107 F
38.4 °C
101 F
38.7 °C
102 F
39.4 °C
103 F
37.6 °C
100 F
24.7 °C
76 F
26.2 °C
79 F
25.8 °C
78 F
Maximum: 41.6 °C = 107 F
Average: 34.1 °C = 93 F
Power Supply (max.)  33 °C = 91 F | Room Temperature 22.5 °C = 73 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 32.4 °C / 90 F, compared to the average of 29.8 °C / 86 F for the devices in the class Netbook.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 38.3 °C / 101 F, compared to the average of 33.1 °C / 92 F, ranging from 21.6 to 53.2 °C for the class Netbook.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 41.6 °C / 107 F, compared to the average of 36.6 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 23.4 °C / 74 F, compared to the device average of 29.8 °C / 86 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 25.9 °C / 78.6 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(+) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 29.3 °C / 84.7 F (+3.4 °C / 6.1 F).
Heat generation top side (load)
Heat generation top side (load)
Heat generation top side (idle)
Heat generation top side (idle)
Heat generation bottom side (load)
Heat generation bottom side (load)
Heat generation bottom side (idle)
Heat generation bottom side (idle)

Speaker

The stereo speakers produce an acceptable sound, but hardly any bass. Headphones or external speakers have to be used for a better sound experience.

Energy consumption

The device needs very little energy over the entire load range - no surprise there. After all, the notebook is equipped with a frugal APU. The rated power of the included power supply is 45 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.3 / 0.27 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.7 / 7.1 / 8.8 Watt
Load midlight 15.6 / 17.4 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.

Battery life

The Lenovo laptop achieved a runtime of 6:11 h in our practical WLAN test. The load when calling up websites is mapped via a script.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 89)
6h 11min
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Acer Chromebook Spin 311 CP311-3H-K2RJ
MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 36.5 Wh
781 min ∼30% +111%
Average of class Netbook
  (371 - 441, n=2, last 2 years)
406 min ∼15% +9%
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05
Athlon 3050e, Vega 3, 35 Wh
371 min ∼14%
BMAX MaxBook Y11 H1M6
Celeron N4100, UHD Graphics 600, 26.6 Wh
248 min ∼9% -33%

Pros

+ matte screen
+ works silently
+ hardly warms up
+ MS Office 365 (one-year license)
+ two-year warranty

Cons

- dark, low-contrast, viewing-angle-unstable screen
- HD resolution
- little computing power
- slow memory card reader
- slow eMMC memory
- VGA webcam
- no USB-C
- only 4 GB working memory
- Working memory runs in single-channel mode
- Working memory not expandable/replaceable

Verdict

The Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05 (82GV001JGE), provided by:
The Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05 (82GV001JGE), provided by:

High performance should not be expected from Lenovo's 11.6 incher. The combination of a passively cooled Athlon Silver 3050e-APU, 4 GB of working memory (single-channel mode, not expandable) and eMMC module (64 GB) is sufficient for simple office and Internet applications.

Lenovo delivers a modest Chromebook competitor with the IdeaPad 1 11ADA05.

The storage capacity (about 33 GB after the initial setup) is very limited. A storage expansion could be realized via MicroSD card. Lenovo denies our test device the option to accept an M.2-SSD.

The screen (HD, TN panel) is not convincing. It is dark, low-contrast, viewing-angle unstable and shows poor color reproduction. The battery runtimes do not inspire enthusiasm either. We would have expected more from a low-performance 11.6 incher, where the power adapter would always have to be carried around.

What speaks for the small computer? Apart from the silent operation, the one-year MS Office 365 personal license should be mentioned. Lenovo also grants the IdeaPad a two-year warranty and equips it with a keyboard suitable for everyday use.

Price and availability

The IdeaPad 1 11ADA05 is available in the configuration we tested (Athlon Silver 3050e, 4 GB working memory, 64 GB eMMC, Windows 10 Home in S-mode) for a price of 279 Euros (~$337) at Notebooksbilliger.de.

Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05 - 04/20/2021 v7
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
75 / 98 → 76%
Keyboard
76%
Pointing Device
86%
Connectivity
41 / 80 → 52%
Weight
73 / 35-78 → 87%
Battery
70%
Display
75%
Games Performance
33 / 68 → 49%
Application Performance
56 / 87 → 64%
Temperature
94 / 91 → 100%
Noise
100%
Audio
46 / 91 → 51%
Camera
33 / 85 → 38%
Average
66%
78%
Netbook - Weighted Average

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