Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga IRU G3
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Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga IRU G3
Source: Laptop Media
Support, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/07/2023
Source: Laptop Media
Are you in search of a convertible business notebook that offers versatility, enhanced security features, and decent performance? Well, since you are already here, the chances are high that this is exactly what you are looking for. The Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga Gen 3 is a device that marries the compact use of the Yoga series, with the reliability of the ThinkBook and ThinkPad series. Ultimately, the former is a more stylish version of the good ol’ ThinkPad machines, which albeit full of modern features, still look like they come from the 1990s. Not only does the device look quite good, but it also features Intel’s 13th Gen U-series processors. As you can imagine, they should be pretty powerful, and efficient, thanks to the architecture Intel introduced last year. In addition to that, there is only one display option. It comprises a 1080p IPS panel with an alleged full sRGB coverage and stylus support.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/06/2023
Source: PC Mag
The Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga Gen 3 is a fine small-office convertible; indeed, we called last year's model the best small/medium business laptop in our business notebook roundup. However, our test unit isn't Lenovo's most compelling buy at $1,700, when you can get a more modern 16:10 display and the advantages of the ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 8 (now in our review pipeline) for roughly $100 more, or a sharper screen and faster CPU in the company's Yoga 7i 14 consumer model for $500 less. The ThinkBook will serve you well, but it falls short of Editors' Choice honors.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/24/2023
Rating: Total score: 70%
Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G7 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 80 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i5-1335U: Alder Lake based mobile CPU with 2 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 12 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks from 0.9 to 4.6 GHz. The TDP is specified at 15 Watt.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» 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.
70%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.