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Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05 in review: Quiet office laptop with mediocre battery life

14-inch for at home. Lenovo's 14-incher scores with low operating noise and low temperatures. An Ice Lake Core i3 processor, an NVMe SSD and a matte IPS screen are found on board. The operating system is Windows 10 Home in S mode.
Sascha Mölck, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Marvin Glöckner),

The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05 belongs to the simple office laptops in the 14-inch format. It is powered by a Core i3-1005G1 processor and is available for just under 500 Euros (~$592). Competitors include devices like the HP 14s, the Honor Magicbook 14 and the Acer Aspire 5 A514-52.

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05 (IdeaPad 3 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i3-1005G1 2 x 1.2 - 3.4 GHz, Ice Lake U
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Core: 300-900 MHz, Dual Channel, 27.20.100.8280
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-3200, Dual Channel, one memory bank (occupied), 4 GB soldered
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, LG Philips LP140WFA-SPD1, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel 495 (Ice Lake-U PCH-LP Premium)
Storage
WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G, 256 GB 
, 203 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: audio combo, Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, 1 Fingerprint Reader, TPM 2.0
Networking
Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.9 x 327.1 x 241 ( = 0.78 x 12.88 x 9.49 in)
Battery
35 Wh, 4610 mAh Lithium-Ion, 7.6 V
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 (Test version), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.6 kg ( = 56.44 oz / 3.53 pounds), Power Supply: 364 g ( = 12.84 oz / 0.8 pounds)
Price
499 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
79 %
07/2020
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
i3-1005G1, UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
1.6 kg19.9 mm14"1920x1080
79 %
06/2020
HP 14s-dq1431ng
i5-1035G1, UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
1.5 kg18 mm14"1920x1080
79 %
02/2020
Acer Aspire 5 A514-52-58U3
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
1.7 kg17.95 mm14"1920x1080
87 %
05/2020
Honor Magicbook 14
R5 3500U, Vega 8
1.4 kg16 mm14"1920x1080

Case & Features - the IdeaPad 3 lacks USB Type-C

The upper side of the base unit and the back of the lid of the plastic case are in a brushed dark blue (Abyss Blue). The lower shell and display frame are coloured black. The IdeaPad 3 doesn't show any manufacturing flaws. The lid and base unit should have a greater stiffness. They can be twisted a bit too much. The battery is firmly installed. There is no maintenance flap.

The most necessary interfaces can be found on board. The laptop provides three type-A USB interfaces (2x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 1x USB 2.0). An external display can be connected via HDMI.

The memory card reader does not hold SD cards completely. They protrude by a good 16 mm. With transfer rates of 19.3 MB/s (transfer of 250 jpg image files of approx. 5 MB each) or 31.9 MB/s (copying of large data blocks), the reader belongs to the slow models. We test memory card readers using a reference card (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II).

The WLAN chip (Intel Wireless-AC 9560) supports the WLAN standards 802.11a/b/g/n/ac. The transfer speeds determined under optimal conditions (no other WLAN devices in the immediate vicinity, short distance between laptop and server PC) turn out to be good. We perform our test with the Wi-Fi 6 tri-band router Netgear Nighthawk AX12.

Size comparison

327.1 mm / 12.9 inch 241 mm / 9.49 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 1.6 kg3.53 lbs328.8 mm / 12.9 inch 236 mm / 9.29 inch 17.95 mm / 0.707 inch 1.7 kg3.75 lbs324 mm / 12.8 inch 225 mm / 8.86 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.5 kg3.22 lbs322.5 mm / 12.7 inch 214.8 mm / 8.46 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 1.4 kg3.04 lbs

Connectivity

Left side: power supply, HDMI, USB 2.0 (Type-A), 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A)
Left side: power supply, HDMI, USB 2.0 (Type-A), 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A)
Right side: audio combo, memory card reader
Right side: audio combo, memory card reader
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Average of class Office
  (10.2 - 191, n=311)
62.7 MB/s ∼100% +225%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
36.4 MB/s ∼58% +89%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
19.3 MB/s ∼31%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Average of class Office
  (9.5 - 255, n=284)
78.6 MB/s ∼100% +146%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
38.7 MB/s ∼49% +21%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
31.9 MB/s ∼41%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Aspire 5 A514-52-58U3
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1282 (min: 1203, max: 1358) MBit/s ∼100% +95%
Honor Magicbook 14
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
685 (min: 640, max: 694) MBit/s ∼53% +4%
Average Intel Wireless-AC 9560
  (312 - 1380, n=172)
684 MBit/s ∼53% +4%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
658 (min: 627, max: 678) MBit/s ∼51%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
RealTek Semiconductor, Device ID: C821
632 (min: 615, max: 642) MBit/s ∼49% -4%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Aspire 5 A514-52-58U3
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1563 (min: 1461, max: 1779) MBit/s ∼100% +143%
Average Intel Wireless-AC 9560
  (309 - 1338, n=171)
674 MBit/s ∼43% +5%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
RealTek Semiconductor, Device ID: C821
663 (min: 431, max: 696) MBit/s ∼42% +3%
Honor Magicbook 14
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
646 (min: 583, max: 663) MBit/s ∼41% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
644 (min: 596, max: 672) MBit/s ∼41%
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Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05 Intel Core i3-1005G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU); iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø658 (627-678)
HP 14s-dq1431ng Intel Core i5-1035G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU); iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø631 (615-642)
Acer Aspire 5 A514-52-58U3 Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1281 (1203-1358)
Honor Magicbook 14 AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø685 (640-694)
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05 Intel Core i3-1005G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU); iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø644 (596-672)
HP 14s-dq1431ng Intel Core i5-1035G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU); iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø663 (431-696)
Acer Aspire 5 A514-52-58U3 Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1563 (1461-1779)
Honor Magicbook 14 AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø646 (583-663)
ColorChecker
18.1 ∆E
21.1 ∆E
24.7 ∆E
15.7 ∆E
30.3 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
30.9 ∆E
19 ∆E
17.3 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
23.3 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
18.5 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
23.4 ∆E
22.8 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
23 ∆E
20.2 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Honor Magicbook 14: 18.32 ∆E min: 2.53 - max: 30.88 ∆E
ColorChecker
12.7 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
16.4 ∆E
12 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
17.1 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
16.5 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
16.8 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
16.8 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Acer Aspire 5 A514-52-58U3: 12.32 ∆E min: 3.32 - max: 17.72 ∆E
ColorChecker
11.2 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
16.8 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
16.8 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
10 ∆E
23.3 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
17.3 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
16.8 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
ColorChecker HP 14s-dq1431ng: 12.24 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 23.27 ∆E
ColorChecker
4.7 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
18 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
19.1 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
16.8 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05: 11.42 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 19.12 ∆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 stroke and a clear pressure point. The key resistance could be crisper. The keyboard yields slightly during typing. It hasn't shown to be annoying. All in all, Lenovo supplies a keyboard suitable for everyday use here.

The multi-touch capable touchpad occupies an area of about 10.5 x 7 cm, so enough space is available for using gesture control. The smooth pad surface makes it easy for fingers to glide over it. The pad offers a short stroke and a clear pressure point.

Input devices IdeaPad 3
Input devices IdeaPad 3

Display - IPS on board

Pixel grid
Pixel grid

The IdeaPad's 14-inch matte display works with a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. Brightness (260 cd/m²) and contrast (811:1) turn out too low. We consider rates beyond 300 cd/m² or 1000:1 to be good. Positive: The display does not show any PWM flickering.

258
cd/m²
276
cd/m²
265
cd/m²
245
cd/m²
292
cd/m²
255
cd/m²
234
cd/m²
266
cd/m²
249
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
LG Philips LP140WFA-SPD1
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 292 cd/m² Average: 260 cd/m² Minimum: 2.6 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 80 %
Center on Battery: 292 cd/m²
Contrast: 811:1 (Black: 0.36 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.92 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8, calibrated: 5.13
ΔE Greyscale 3.94 | 0.64-98 Ø6
56% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 36% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.83
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
LG Philips LP140WFA-SPD1, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
HP 14s-dq1431ng
AUO403D, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Acer Aspire 5 A514-52-58U3
Chi Mei N140HCA-EAC, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Honor Magicbook 14
BOE CQ TV140FHM-NH1, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Response Times
-5%
-29%
-29%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
39 (21, 18)
41 (20, 21)
-5%
55.6 (24.4, 31.2)
-43%
44.8 (24.4, 20.4)
-15%
Response Time Black / White *
24 (14, 10)
25 (14, 11)
-4%
27.6 (17.2, 10.4)
-15%
34 (19.2, 14.8)
-42%
PWM Frequency
24510 (19)
5952 (99)
Screen
22%
16%
26%
Brightness middle
292
305
4%
237.8
-19%
311
7%
Brightness
260
264
2%
231
-11%
296
14%
Brightness Distribution
80
81
1%
82
3%
92
15%
Black Level *
0.36
0.16
56%
0.32
11%
0.18
50%
Contrast
811
1906
135%
743
-8%
1728
113%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.92
5.44
21%
3.41
51%
5.3
23%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
19.36
20.42
-5%
15.73
19%
18.5
4%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
5.13
4.72
8%
3.12
39%
4.2
18%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.94
3.23
18%
1.2
70%
3.5
11%
Gamma
2.83 78%
2.45 90%
2.05 107%
2.1 105%
CCT
6737 96%
7035 92%
6395 102%
7078 92%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
36
37
3%
39.5
10%
42.5
18%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
56
58
4%
62.2
11%
65.8
18%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
9% / 18%
-7% / 9%
-2% / 18%

* ... 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
24 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14 ms rise
↘ 10 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. » 35 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
39 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21 ms rise
↘ 18 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 42 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (39.1 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 not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17957 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

The screen shows an acceptable colour representation when delivered. However, with a Delta E 2000 colour deviation of just under 7, the target (DeltaE less than 3) is clearly missed. The display does not suffer from a blue cast. Only minor improvements can be achieved by calibration. The colour spaces AdobeRGB (36%) and sRGB (56%) are not completely reproduced.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Colour saturation
CalMAN - Colour saturation
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Colour saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Colour saturation (calibrated)

Lenovo equips the laptop with a viewing-angle stable IPS panel. Thus, the screen can be read from any position. Reading the display outdoors is only possible when the sun isn't too bright.

The IdeaPad outdoors
The IdeaPad outdoors

Performance - Core i3 with good performance development

Lenovo has a simple 14-inch notebook in its range with the IdeaPad 3 14IIL05, which offers enough performance for office and internet applications. Our test device is available for almost 500 Euros (~$592). Other configuration variants are available with prices starting at around 380 Euros (~$450).

Testing conditions

The preinstalled Lenovo Vantage software allows you to select a performance mode ("smart cooling", "high performance", "battery saving"). We carried out our test with "high-performance" mode active.

Lenovo Vantage
Lenovo Vantage

Processor

The IdeaPad is powered by a Core i3-1005G1 dual-core processor (Ice Lake). The CPU operates at a base speed of 1.2 GHz. An increase up to 3.4 GHz is possible with turbo. Intel Hyper-Threading (two threads per core can be processed simultaneously) is supported.

The CPU tests of the Cinebench benchmarks are processed at full power (3.4 GHz) in both battery operation and when connected to AC.  

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
HWInfo
HWInfo
HWInfo
HWInfo

We check whether the CPU turbo is permanently used in network operation by running the Cinebench R15 benchmark's multithread test in a continuous loop for at least 30 minutes. The results remain at the same level throughout. The CPU works at maximum speed.

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Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05 Intel Core i3-1005G1, Intel Core i3-1005G1: Ø403 (400.58-404.63)
HP 14s-dq1431ng Intel Core i5-1035G1, Intel Core i5-1035G1: Ø406 (322.23-606.88)
Acer Aspire 5 A514-52-58U3 Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel Core i5-10210U: Ø431 (399.28-488)
Honor Magicbook 14 AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U: Ø651 (646.48-668.95)
CPU clock speeds during CB15 loop execution
CPU clock speeds during CB15 loop execution
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
157 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
404 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
44.58 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
170 Points ∼100% +8%
Acer Aspire 5 A514-52-58U3
Intel Core i5-10210U
166 Points ∼98% +6%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
157 Points ∼92%
Average Intel Core i3-1005G1
  (157 - 157, n=2)
157 Points ∼92% 0%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
145 Points ∼85% -8%
Average of class Office
  (20 - 202, n=590)
116 Points ∼68% -26%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
668 (min: 646.48, max: 668.95) Points ∼100% +65%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
606 Points ∼91% +50%
Acer Aspire 5 A514-52-58U3
Intel Core i5-10210U
488 Points ∼73% +21%
Average Intel Core i3-1005G1
  (404 - 406, n=2)
405 Points ∼61% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
404 Points ∼60%
Average of class Office
  (36 - 1346, n=598)
371 Points ∼56% -8%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Average Intel Core i3-1005G1
  (1123 - 1264, n=2)
1193 Seconds * ∼100% -6%
Average of class Office
  (367 - 9415, n=73)
1138 Seconds * ∼95% -1%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
1122.9 Seconds * ∼94%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
1002 Seconds * ∼84% +11%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
1001.7 Seconds * ∼84% +11%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
703 Seconds * ∼59% +37%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
17508 MIPS ∼100% +57%
Average of class Office
  (2794 - 39649, n=73)
17054 MIPS ∼97% +53%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
13236 MIPS ∼76% +19%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
13236 MIPS ∼76% +19%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
11135 MIPS ∼64%
Average Intel Core i3-1005G1
  (10942 - 11135, n=2)
11039 MIPS ∼63% -1%
7z b 4 -mmt1
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
4231 MIPS ∼100% +4%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
4231 MIPS ∼100% +4%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
4057 MIPS ∼96%
Average of class Office
  (1286 - 5923, n=73)
4002 MIPS ∼95% -1%
Average Intel Core i3-1005G1
  (3851 - 4057, n=2)
3954 MIPS ∼93% -3%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
3555 MIPS ∼84% -12%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
428 Points ∼100% +27%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
428 Points ∼100% +27%
Acer Aspire 5 A514-52-58U3
Intel Core i5-10210U
415 Points ∼97% +23%
Average of class Office
  (79 - 497, n=79)
379 Points ∼89% +12%
Average Intel Core i3-1005G1
  (338 - 403, n=2)
371 Points ∼87% +10%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
369 Points ∼86% +9%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
338 Points ∼79%
CPU (Multi Core)
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
1492 Points ∼100% +65%
Average of class Office
  (143 - 3050, n=80)
1344 Points ∼90% +49%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
1210 Points ∼81% +34%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
1210 Points ∼81% +34%
Acer Aspire 5 A514-52-58U3
Intel Core i5-10210U
1120 Points ∼75% +24%
Average Intel Core i3-1005G1
  (902 - 948, n=2)
925 Points ∼62% +3%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
902 Points ∼60%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
3858 Points ∼100% +59%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
3858 Points ∼100% +59%
Average of class Office
  (873 - 6444, n=38)
3517 Points ∼91% +44%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
3154 Points ∼82% +30%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
2434 Points ∼63%
Average Intel Core i3-1005G1
 
2434 Points ∼63% 0%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
1219 Points ∼100% +5%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
1219 Points ∼100% +5%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
1161 Points ∼95%
Average Intel Core i3-1005G1
 
1161 Points ∼95% 0%
Average of class Office
  (431 - 1308, n=38)
1066 Points ∼87% -8%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
904 Points ∼74% -22%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Average of class Office
  (0.4 - 9.55, n=72)
4.29 fps ∼100% +19%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
3.99 fps ∼93% +11%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
3.59 fps ∼84%
Average Intel Core i3-1005G1
  (3.12 - 3.59, n=2)
3.36 fps ∼78% -6%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
3.32 fps ∼77% -8%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
3.32 fps ∼77% -8%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Office
  (51 - 244, n=34)
73 s ∼100% +28%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
70.9 s ∼97% +25%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
70.88 s ∼97% +25%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
56.83 s ∼78%
Average Intel Core i3-1005G1
 
56.8 s ∼78% 0%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
0 s ∼0% -100%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Average of class Office
  (0.613 - 3.11, n=38)
0.833 sec * ∼100% -10%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
0.755 sec * ∼91%
Average Intel Core i3-1005G1
 
0.755 sec * ∼91% -0%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
0.736 sec * ∼88% +3%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
0.736 sec * ∼88% +3%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
0.734 sec * ∼88% +3%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The system runs smoothly. We have not encountered any problems. The built-in processor provides enough computing power for office and internet applications. The results of the PCMark benchmarks are good.

The system memory (4 GB module + 4 GB onboard) runs in dual-channel mode
The system memory (4 GB module + 4 GB onboard) runs in dual-channel mode
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3221 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3261 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
2610 points
Help
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Honor Magicbook 14
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
3494 Points ∼27% +30%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 16GB + 256GB HBRPEKNX0101AH
2954 Points ∼23% +10%
Average of class Office
  (320 - 5547, n=202)
2829 Points ∼22% +5%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G
2692 Points ∼21%
Average Intel Core i3-1005G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
  (2605 - 2692, n=2)
2649 Points ∼20% -2%
Acer Aspire 5 A514-52-58U3
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
2487 Points ∼19% -8%
Productivity
Acer Aspire 5 A514-52-58U3
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
6889 Points ∼66% +28%
Honor Magicbook 14
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
5931 Points ∼57% +10%
Average of class Office
  (1266 - 8567, n=202)
5735 Points ∼55% +7%
Average Intel Core i3-1005G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
  (5384 - 5822, n=2)
5603 Points ∼54% +4%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 16GB + 256GB HBRPEKNX0101AH
5483 Points ∼53% +2%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G
5384 Points ∼52%
Essentials
Acer Aspire 5 A514-52-58U3
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
8367 Points ∼73% +9%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 16GB + 256GB HBRPEKNX0101AH
8322 Points ∼73% +9%
Average Intel Core i3-1005G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
  (7666 - 8088, n=2)
7877 Points ∼69% +3%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G
7666 Points ∼67%
Honor Magicbook 14
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
7544 Points ∼66% -2%
Average of class Office
  (2683 - 9821, n=202)
7298 Points ∼64% -5%
Score
Honor Magicbook 14
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
3862 Points ∼48% +12%
Acer Aspire 5 A514-52-58U3
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3752 Points ∼46% +9%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 16GB + 256GB HBRPEKNX0101AH
3676 Points ∼45% +7%
Average Intel Core i3-1005G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
  (3446 - 3562, n=2)
3504 Points ∼43% +2%
Average of class Office
  (803 - 5409, n=203)
3458 Points ∼43% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G
3446 Points ∼42%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Honor Magicbook 14
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
4235 Points ∼70% +31%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 16GB + 256GB HBRPEKNX0101AH
3545 Points ∼58% +10%
Average Intel Core i3-1005G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
  (3221 - 3240, n=2)
3231 Points ∼53% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G
3221 Points ∼53%
Acer Aspire 5 A514-52-58U3
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3182 Points ∼52% -1%
Average of class Office
  (1169 - 4770, n=450)
3112 Points ∼51% -3%

DPC latencies

In our standardized latency monitor test (web surfing, 4K video rendering, Prime95 high load) we couldn't observe any irregularities in the DPC latencies. The system thus seems to be suitable for video- and audio-editing in real time.

Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Honor Magicbook 14
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
1519.3 μs * ∼100% -125%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 16GB + 256GB HBRPEKNX0101AH
887.3 μs * ∼58% -32%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G
674.1 μs * ∼44%

* ... smaller is better

Storage solution

An NVMe-SSD (M.2-2242; M.2-2280 models also fit) from Western Digital, which has a total capacity of 256 GB, serves as system drive. Thereof, about 203 GB is useable in the delivery state. The remaining storage space is divided between the Windows installation and the recovery partition. The transfer rates are good.

The laptop has room for a 2.5-inch storage solution. Because neither a mounting frame nor a SATA slot is included with our test device, no 2.5-inch storage medium can be retrofitted.

An NVMe SSD serves as system drive
An NVMe SSD serves as system drive
WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 1742 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1258 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 505.2 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 457.4 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1278 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1188 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 49.32 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 173.1 MB/s
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 16GB + 256GB HBRPEKNX0101AH
Acer Aspire 5 A514-52-58U3
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
Honor Magicbook 14
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
Average WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G
 
Average of class Office
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
8%
3%
34%
0%
-25%
Write 4K
173.1
142.8
-18%
166.6
-4%
137.66
-20%
173
0%
104 (0.217 - 227, n=202)
-40%
Read 4K
49.32
167.4
239%
46.72
-5%
42.49
-14%
49.3
0%
36.1 (0.176 - 166, n=202)
-27%
Write Seq
1188
232.1
-80%
1458
23%
2340.76
97%
1188
0%
834 (21.4 - 2714, n=200)
-30%
Read Seq
1278
1128
-12%
1387
9%
2435.95
91%
1278
0%
1094 (74 - 2827, n=200)
-14%
Write 4K Q32T1
457.4
438
-4%
419.5
-8%
260.96
-43%
457
0%
290 (0.222 - 701, n=203)
-37%
Read 4K Q32T1
505.2
491.2
-3%
487.8
-3%
335.39
-34%
505
0%
314 (0.647 - 773, n=203)
-38%
Write Seq Q32T1
1258
621.7
-51%
1456
16%
2342.9
86%
1258
0%
1065 (56.5 - 3407, n=203)
-15%
Read Seq Q32T1
1742
1566
-10%
1733
-1%
3568.5
105%
1742
0%
1773 (78.6 - 3564, n=203)
2%
AS SSD
-24%
48%
28%
0%
-338%
Copy Game MB/s
546.02
1161.43
113%
546
0%
375 (17.5 - 3007, n=277)
-31%
Copy Program MB/s
253.05
496.64
96%
253
0%
212 (12.8 - 1353, n=277)
-16%
Copy ISO MB/s
753.9
1637.41
117%
754
0%
595 (21.1 - 3024, n=277)
-21%
Score Total
1647
1305
-21%
2326
41%
2168
32%
1647
0%
1489 (21 - 5782, n=406)
-10%
Score Write
659
782
19%
1064
61%
792
20%
659
0%
523 (8 - 2668, n=406)
-21%
Score Read
657
345
-47%
821
25%
916
39%
657
0%
646 (6 - 2373, n=406)
-2%
Access Time Write *
0.029
0.065
-124%
0.027
7%
0.034
-17%
0.029
-0%
0.978 (0.021 - 34.1, n=434)
-3272%
Access Time Read *
0.104
0.109
-5%
0.045
57%
0.075
28%
0.104
-0%
1.358 (0.025 - 32, n=429)
-1206%
4K-64 Write
399.57
638.44
60%
789.22
98%
482.65
21%
400
0%
356 (0.23 - 2280, n=435)
-11%
4K-64 Read
467.74
219.59
-53%
649.62
39%
606.65
30%
468
0%
482 (0.34 - 2072, n=435)
3%
4K Write
138.31
124.05
-10%
135.1
-2%
95.71
-31%
138
0%
78.6 (0.21 - 182, n=435)
-43%
4K Read
35.93
58.12
62%
46.86
30%
50.01
39%
35.9
0%
31.5 (0.4 - 112, n=435)
-12%
Seq Write
1215.35
194.68
-84%
1393.38
15%
2133
76%
1215
0%
571 (41.5 - 2615, n=436)
-53%
Seq Read
1535.04
676.97
-56%
1244.22
-19%
2591
69%
1535
0%
926 (42.5 - 2978, n=436)
-40%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-8% / -10%
26% / 32%
31% / 30%
0% / 0%
-182% / -224%

* ... smaller is better

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

050100150200250300350400450500550600650700750800850900950100010501100115012001250130013501400145015001550160016501700Tooltip
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05 UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G: Ø1723 (1616.36-1734.65)
HP 14s-dq1431ng UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 16GB + 256GB HBRPEKNX0101AH: Ø959 (573.78-1363.36)
HP 14s-dq1431ng UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 16GB + 256GB HBRPEKNX0101AH: Ø959 (573.78-1363.36)

Graphics card

Intel's UHD Graphics G1 graphics core handles the graphics output. The GPU supports DirectX 12 and reaches operating speeds of up to 900 MHz. The results in the 3DMark benchmarks are at normal levels for this GPU. The values are equal in battery operation and when connected to AC.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
DXVAChecker
DXVAChecker
3DMark 11 Performance
2167 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
59168 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
7888 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1287 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
452 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
3994 Points ∼100% +103%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G1
2443 Points ∼61% +24%
Average Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
  (1963 - 2578, n=6)
2353 Points ∼59% +20%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Intel Core i3-1005G1
1963 Points ∼49%
Acer Aspire 5 A514-52-58U3
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1822 Points ∼46% -7%
Average of class Office
  (185 - 5422, n=706)
1417 Points ∼35% -28%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
788 Points ∼100% +99%
Average of class Office
  (76 - 1164, n=91)
526 Points ∼67% +33%
Average Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
  (395 - 472, n=3)
440 Points ∼56% +11%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Intel Core i3-1005G1
395 Points ∼50%
Acer Aspire 5 A514-52-58U3
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
386 Points ∼49% -2%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
2655 Points ∼100% +95%
Average Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
  (1359 - 1755, n=6)
1583 Points ∼60% +16%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G1
1550 Points ∼58% +14%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Intel Core i3-1005G1
1359 Points ∼51%
Acer Aspire 5 A514-52-58U3
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1237 Points ∼47% -9%
Average of class Office
  (138 - 4109, n=523)
1088 Points ∼41% -20%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G1
11485 Points ∼100% +11%
Average Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
  (10336 - 12698, n=5)
11484 Points ∼100% +11%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Intel Core i3-1005G1
10336 Points ∼90%
Acer Aspire 5 A514-52-58U3
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
9592 Points ∼84% -7%
Average of class Office
  (1208 - 27117, n=565)
7486 Points ∼65% -28%

Gaming Performance

The CPU-GPU combination of the 14IIL05 brings some of the games in our database smoothly to the screen - at low resolutions and low quality settings. This includes games that have only moderate hardware requirements - for example Dota 2 Reborn, BioShock Infinite, and Team Fortress 2.

low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 67.8 34.7 28.2 9.2 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 77.7 34.1 22 20.3 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 24.8 11.6 10.8 fps
Escape from Tarkov (2020) 24.8 11.1 fps
Hunt Showdown (2020) 20.9 7.8 fps
F1 2020 (2020) 27 12 fps

Emissions & Energy - Lenovo computer delivers only mediocre battery life

Noise emissions

The 14-incher produces hardly any noise over the entire load range. The fan often stands still in idle and silence prevails. It only turns up a bit under full load. We measured a sound pressure level of 33.6 dB(A) during the stress test.

Noise Level

Idle
30.7 / 30.7 / 30.7 dB(A)
Load
31.6 / 33.6 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30.7 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs203232.435.734.1322533.132.833.833.633.13131.430.329.633.531.44029.431.327.930.829.45034.229.629.93134.26334.327.128.428.634.38030.627.327.426.730.610026.125.627.32526.112527.224.825.52527.216025.824.62523.825.820024.523.523.423.224.52502322.321.523.22331522.421.721.221.822.440021.420.520.720.321.450021.12019.619.721.163020.419.919.619.720.480021.820.51918.521.8100022.62018.518.322.6125021.619.118.418.121.6160021.6191818.121.6200023.419.618.318.123.4250023.319.818.11823.331502218.918.118.522400020.218.718.318.520.2500020.519.118.318.520.5630019.519.618.518.619.5800018.818.818.618.618.81000018.718.618.418.618.71250018.818.818.61918.816000191918.819.219SPL33.631.630.830.933.6N21.61.51.52median 21.6median 19.8median 18.6median 18.6median 21.6Delta1.51.91.61.51.5hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseLenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05

Temperature

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

The Lenovo laptop passes our stress test (Prime95 and Furmark run for at least an hour) equally well in battery operation and when connected to AC. In the first minutes the CPU operates at 3.2 to 3.3 GHz. Then the clock rate drops to 2.4 to 2.6 GHz and remains at this level. The graphics core runs at 900 MHz. The stress test represents an extreme scenario, which doesn't occur like this in everyday life. We use this test to check if the system runs stable under full load.

The Lenovo machine doesn't heat up particularly strongly. During the stress test we registered temperatures below 40 °C at all measuring points. The rates are consistently in the green range for everyday use.

Max. Load
 39.4 °C
103 F
39.4 °C
103 F
36.6 °C
98 F
 
 35.7 °C
96 F
36.7 °C
98 F
32 °C
90 F
 
 27 °C
81 F
27 °C
81 F
27.2 °C
81 F
 
Maximum: 39.4 °C = 103 F
Average: 33.4 °C = 92 F
35.3 °C
96 F
37.9 °C
100 F
39.7 °C
103 F
38.1 °C
101 F
36.2 °C
97 F
36.5 °C
98 F
25.2 °C
77 F
27 °C
81 F
27.1 °C
81 F
Maximum: 39.7 °C = 103 F
Average: 33.7 °C = 93 F
Power Supply (max.)  42.1 °C = 108 F | Room Temperature 24.2 °C = 76 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 33.4 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 29.4 °C / 85 F for the devices in the class Office.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 39.4 °C / 103 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 39.7 °C / 103 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27 °C / 81 F, compared to the device average of 29.4 °C / 85 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 27.2 °C / 81 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28 °C / 82.4 F (+0.8 °C / 1.4 F).
Heat generation top side (load)
Heat generation top side (load)
Heat generation top side (idling)
Heat generation top side (idling)
Heat generation bottom side (load)
Heat generation bottom side (load)
Heat generation bottom side (idling)
Heat generation bottom side (idling)

Speakers

The stereo speakers have found their place at the front edge of the bottom of the device. They produce a thin, tinny sound without any bass. For a better sound experience, headphones or external speakers should be used.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2032.834.132.82533.233.633.23130.833.530.84031.830.831.85033.53133.56329.928.629.98027.526.727.510025.52525.512525.72525.71602523.82520024.923.224.925036.223.236.231549.121.849.140059.220.359.250058.919.758.963055.919.755.980059.718.559.7100057.718.357.7125062.518.162.5160068.818.168.820006818.168250068.61868.6315070.618.570.6400065.518.565.550006218.562630061.718.661.780006518.665100006818.6681250069.11969.11600058.819.258.8SPL78.330.978.3N391.539median 59.7median 18.6median 59.7Delta10.51.510.5hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05 audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (70.58 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 28.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.4% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (9.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.3% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (6.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (26.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 83% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 12% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 80% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 15% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy consumption

The Lenovo laptop doesn't reveal any conspicuous features on the energy consumption side. The rates are on a normal level for the hardware installed here. The power supply's rated power is 65 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.4 / 0.5 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.2 / 6.2 / 7.2 Watt
Load midlight 30 / 50 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery life

The IdeaPad reaches a runtime of 5:59 h in our practical WLAN test. Here, a script is used to map the load when websites are called up.

Choosing the battery-saving mode within Lenovo's Vantage software doesn't cause an increase in runtimes. 

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 44)
5h 59min
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Honor Magicbook 14
R5 3500U, Vega 8, 56 Wh
570 min ∼22% +59%
Acer Aspire 5 A514-52-58U3
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620, 51 Wh
564 min ∼21% +57%
Average of class Office
  (105 - 1124, n=400)
427 min ∼16% +19%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
i3-1005G1, UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), 35 Wh
359 min ∼14%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
i5-1035G1, UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), 41 Wh
334 min ∼13% -7%

Pros

+ matte IPS screen
+ NVMe-SSD
+ runs quietly
+ hardly warms up
+ good WLAN transfer rates

Cons

- dark screen
- mediocre battery life
- no key illumination
- slow memory card reader
- no type-C USB
- bad webcam

Verdict

The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05 (81WD004LGE), provided by:
The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05 (81WD004LGE), provided by:

The built-in Core i3-1005G1 processor offers enough power for office and internet applications. The CPU works permanently at full power. Nevertheless, the laptop produces little noise over the entire load range and hardly heats up.

The IdeaPad 3 14IIL05 represents a simple office laptop for home use. The small-capacity battery restricts mobility.

The notebook comes with 8 GB RAM (dual-channel mode; 4 GB module + 4 GB onboard memory). An upgrade to up to 12 GB is possible. An exchange of the NVMe SSD for a faster/bigger capacity model would also be an option. Both measures require disassembly of the lower shell - not a complicated procedure.

The IPS Full HD display scores with a matte surface, stable viewing angles and tidy colour display. Contrast and brightness turn out too low. Even the colour-space coverage doesn't give any cause for excitement.

The relatively low price level of the laptop makes it interesting for pupils and students. For a day at school/university, however, it lacks enough endurance due to the small-capacity battery (35 Wh). One battery charge is sufficient for a WLAN runtime of just under 6 hours.

The IdeaPad 3 comes with preinstalled Windows 10 Home in S mode. Every buyer should consider a free upgrade to Windows 10 Home. Otherwise, only applications from the Microsoft Store can be used.

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05 - 07/28/2020 v7
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
74 / 98 → 76%
Keyboard
74%
Pointing Device
87%
Connectivity
43 / 80 → 54%
Weight
68 / 20-75 → 87%
Battery
69%
Display
81%
Games Performance
52 / 78 → 67%
Application Performance
82 / 95 → 86%
Temperature
93%
Noise
96%
Audio
54%
Camera
30 / 85 → 35%
Average
69%
79%
Office - Weighted Average

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> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Reviews > Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05 in review: Quiet office laptop with mediocre battery life
Sascha Mölck, 2020-07-29 (Update: 2020-07-31)
Sascha Mölck
Editor of the original article: Sascha Mölck - Editor
Studied computer science, working as an author in the IT sector for over 15 years.
Marvin Glöckner
Translator: Marvin Glöckner - Translator
I had a happy childhood full of LAN parties, Peltier cooling, 3dfx accelerator cards, dual CPU motherboards and thermal paste everywhere; followed by a happy youth with more LAN parties, building gaming rigs in acoustic guitars, pizza boxes and trumpet cases. As an adult I am more interested in the tidier, compact gaming world of laptops.