Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G3, i5-1235
Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G3, i5-1235
Source: Laptop Media
Support, online available, Short, Date: 01/23/2023
Source: Laptop Media
So, what is the purpose of the ThinkPad L15 Gen 3? Well, it is a business notebook from the small-to-medium segment of the market. It has an okay battery life, that may last you an entire workday if you are extremely lazy. In addition to that, it comes with a slightly uncomfortable touchpad, which is not only a bit small but also not very responsive. On the other hand, the keyboard is amazing with its comfortable typing experience, backlight, and spill resistance – the icon of the clumsy community worldwide. Lenovo ThinkPad L15 Gen 3’s IPS panel has a Full HD resolution, comfortable viewing angles, and a good contrast ratio. Its backlight doesn’t use PWM for brightness adjustment, while the color coverage is quite limited (54% of sRGB). What we feel is really important to mention is the lack of TN display options. Finally! There are other high points with this machine. For example, the upgrade options are great, as you get two SODIMM slots for up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM in total. It also works in dual-channel mode. Well, the storage comprises only one M.2 PCIe x4 slot, which works with Gen 4 SSDs, but only fits 42mm drives. And on top of that, it is hidden underneath some plastic tape. Generally, the I/O is one of the strong points. It features a LAN port, a Thunderbolt 4 connector, a SIM card tray (with optional 4G support), a MicroSD card slot, and more. It even gets another USB Type-C, which can be used for charging, so you don’t use up your single Thunderbolt 4 connector. Perhaps, the IR face recognition scanner, and the fingerprint reader will be compelling enough for you, but we strongly advise you to check out the Fujitsu LifeBook U7512, which has the option for 5G support, a better display, and a battery that will comfortably last you through an entire day worth of work.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/23/2023
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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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i5-1235U: On 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 4.4 GHz. The TDP is specified at 15 Watt.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very old and big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal; nowadays, rather typical for 15 inch laptops.
Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.
In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.
From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.
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