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Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15ADA05


Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15ADA05
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15ADA05 (IdeaPad 3 15 Series)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U 4 x 2.1 - 3.7 GHz, Picasso-U (Zen+)
8 GB 
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, glossy: no
256 GB SSD
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Card Reader: SD Card
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.9 x 362.2 x 253.4 ( = 0.78 x 14.26 x 9.98 in)
35 Wh
Operating System
1.9 kg ( = 67.02 oz / 4.19 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15ADA05

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15ADA05. Portátil 15,6" con AMD Ryzen 5 3500U y pantalla FulHD barato (449 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Big screen; powerful processor; excellent display; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/16/2020



The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15ADA05 is an entry-level laptop for everyday tasks. Equipped with up to an AMD Ryzen 7 4700U Mobile processor and independent AMD Radeon™ graphics card options, it can easily multi-task, achieve fast performance, and deliver an excellent entertainment experience. The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15ADA05 has a simple, modern appearance. Weighing just 1.85 kilograms and being less than 20 millimetres thick, the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15 is a fairly light and thin 15.6" laptop. In the case construction, only plastic is used, and the only colour option available is platinum grey. The slim bezel on both sides allows users to take full advantage of the FHD graphics card. The extremely high screen-to-body ratio makes everything look and feel quite immersive. The colour imaging is relatively bright, too. The matte screen uses a TN panel with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and a maximum brightness of 220 nits, but it has quite limited viewing angles.

Thanks to the HDMI-1.4b output, users can connect an external monitor to the laptop and get a maximum resolution of 4K at 30 Hz. As a storage unit, the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15ADA05 comes with a 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD. The storage capacity can be expanded using SD memory cards, since this laptop has a reader for this type of memory card. As a standard, it has 8 GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM, of which 4 GB are soldered to the motherboard and the other 4 GB occupy the only socket on the motherboard. Lenovo managed to reduce the price by not including Windows 10 as an operating system, so users will have to get a license for this system from Microsoft if they need it. The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15ADA05 does not have a USB Type-C port, but it does have two USB-3.0 ports and a full-size USB-2.0 port. The Internet connection will have to be made through the dual-band AC-Wifi chip with Bluetooth 5.0, since this laptop does not have a network port. The keyboard has a numerical section, but it is not backlit. When it comes to privacy, sometimes the most direct way works best. For this reason, the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15ADA05 laptops are equipped with a webcam lens cover. When you finish a video chat, just close the lens cover to prevent hackers from invading the webcam. To further improve the entertainment experience, Dolby Audio™ enhanced dual speakers enhance the sound effect, allowing users to enjoy great audio. The two-cell battery has a capacity of 35 Wh and will allow users to achieve up to 6 hours of usage. In conclusion, the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15ADA05 features entry-level specifications. It is a good choice for users who are looking for a 15.6" laptop at a lower budget and work with a medium level of demand. Furthermore, this laptop is better suited for users who do not require pre-installed Windows 10.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

AMD Vega 8: Integrated graphics card of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 8 CUs (= 512 shaders) and a clock of up to 1100 MHz.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

R5 3500U: Mobile Quad-Core APU using Zen+ cores clocked at 2.1 to 3.7 GHz and a Vega iGPU with 8 CUs running at up to 1200 MHz.» 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.


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Stefan Hinum, 2020-10- 7 (Update: 2020-10- 7)