Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15ADA05-81W10094US
Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15ADA05-81W10094US
Source: PC Mag
The 15ADA05 version of the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15 has no fatal flaws, but it has several disappointing ones, from a keyboard that's no fun to a mediocre display and missing USB-C port. It'll get the job done, but we've seen nicer economy notebooks on both the Windows and Chromebook sides of the aisle. We suggest checking out the Asus and MSI alternatives mentioned earlier if you're resolutely pegged at $400 to $450 and must have a Windows-based machine.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/07/2021
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget ES→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; nice connectivity; good webcam. Negative: No fingerprint sensor; no USB-C.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/22/2021
AMD Vega 3: Integrated graphics card of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 3 CUs (= 192 shaders) and a clock of up to 1200 MHz.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
R3 3250U: An entry-level, dual-core APU designed for use in affordable laptops. The Ryzen features two Zen cores clocked at 2.6 GHz to 3.5 GHz (SMT support is enabled for a total of 4 threads) and a Vega series graphics adapter. These specifications are similar to the older 3200U, with the higher peak operating temperature of the latter (105 °C versus 95 °C) being the only difference.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.
In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.
In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.