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Lenovo V15-ADA Laptop Review: Not with this display

TN panel with a subpar contrast ratio. The distinguishing features of any entry-level notebook are a low price tag and simple hardware. Such devices are primarily intended for work. However, the screen of the V15 is not really fit for purpose. Read our review to learn more about the Lenovo laptop.
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Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE

In addition to the well-known business laptops, such as the ThinkPad T15p, and the somewhat cheaper office notebooks, such as the IdeaPad S540, Lenovo also offers entry-level devices. The Lenovo V15-ADA is one of these devices. It comes with an AMD Athlon Gold 3150U, integrated Radeon RX Vega 3 graphics, 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD.

The 500-Euro ($601) V15 is a low-end device. Because other manufacturers also make low-end notebooks, we compare the V15 against a selection of other similarly priced laptops. Below each section, users can also add other notebooks from our database to the comparison chart. 

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Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE (V15 Series)
Processor
AMD Athlon Gold 3150U 2 x 2.6 - 3.3 GHz, Zen
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, Dual-Channel
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 144 PPI, Chi Mei CMN15F5, TN, glossy: no
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G, 256 GB 
, 210 GB free
Soundcard
AMD Raven/Renoir/VanGogh/Cezanne - Audio Processor - HD Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: combined audio jack, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 20 x 362 x 252 ( = 0.79 x 14.25 x 9.92 in)
Battery
35 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 0.3 MP, 4:3 (640x480)
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Mc Affee, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.85 kg ( = 65.26 oz / 4.08 pounds), Power Supply: 212 g ( = 7.48 oz / 0.47 pounds)
Price
500 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Likely Competitors

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
77 %
03/2021
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
Athlon 3150U, Vega 3
1.9 kg20 mm15.60"1920x1080
74 %
Asus F507MA-BR117T
Pentium N5000, UHD Graphics 605
1.7 kg21.9 mm15.60"1366x768
79 %
07/2020
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
i3-1005G1, UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
1.6 kg19.9 mm14.00"1920x1080
77 %
12/2020
Chuwi LarkBook CWI509
Celeron N4120, UHD Graphics 600
1.1 kg12.3 mm13.30"1920x1080

Case & Connectivity - Cheap notebook with rigid housing

The housing of the Lenovo V15 is made of rigid plastic, which is why the chassis does not exhibit a lot of flex. The display lid is also quite rigid. However, it does bend slightly when you try to open it with one hand. The maximum opening angle is 180 degrees. The vast majority of ports are located on the left side. 

The audio jack and the SD card reader are located on the right side. The latter achieves subpar transfer rates with our reference-grade SD card Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II. Nevertheless, it still manages to top our comparison chart. In wireless networks, the V15 achieves similar speeds to other devices with the same Wi-Fi module.

The V15 comes with a built-in web camera. The resolution of the web camera amounts to 640x480 pixels, which is why it can only be described as one of the worst web cameras to ever be featured in a laptop.

Size Comparison

365 mm / 14.4 inch 266 mm / 10.5 inch 21.9 mm / 0.862 inch 1.7 kg3.7 lbs362 mm / 14.3 inch 252 mm / 9.92 inch 20 mm / 0.787 inch 1.9 kg4.08 lbs327.1 mm / 12.9 inch 241 mm / 9.49 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 1.6 kg3.53 lbs307 mm / 12.1 inch 200.8 mm / 7.91 inch 12.3 mm / 0.4843 inch 1.1 kg2.41 lbs
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Connectivity

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Average of class Office
  (17.7 - 194, n=80, last 2 years)
75 MB/s ∼100% +168%
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
28 MB/s ∼37%
Asus F507MA-BR117T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
24.1 MB/s ∼32% -14%
Chuwi LarkBook CWI509
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 32 GB UHS-II)
23.1 MB/s ∼31% -17%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
19.3 MB/s ∼26% -31%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Average of class Office
  (17.2 - 205, n=77, last 2 years)
86.3 MB/s ∼100% +131%
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
37.4 MB/s ∼43%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
31.9 MB/s ∼37% -15%
Asus F507MA-BR117T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
27.3 MB/s ∼32% -27%
Chuwi LarkBook CWI509
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 32 GB UHS-II)
26.63 MB/s ∼31% -29%
Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
644 (596min - 672max) MBit/s ∼100% +4%
Average Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
  (474 - 690, n=25)
639 MBit/s ∼99% +3%
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
618 (579min - 655max) MBit/s ∼96%
Chuwi LarkBook CWI509
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
301 (258min - 338max) MBit/s ∼47% -51%
Asus F507MA-BR117T
Atheros AR9565
92 (59min - 109max) MBit/s ∼14% -85%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
658 (627min - 678max) MBit/s ∼100% +6%
Average Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
  (486 - 685, n=25)
627 MBit/s ∼95% +1%
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
622 (585min - 651max) MBit/s ∼95%
Chuwi LarkBook CWI509
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
249 (210min - 322max) MBit/s ∼38% -60%
Asus F507MA-BR117T
Atheros AR9565
96 (65min - 105max) MBit/s ∼15% -85%
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Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE AMD Athlon Gold 3150U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø621 (585-651)
Asus F507MA-BR117T Intel Pentium Silver N5000, Intel UHD Graphics 605; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø95.5 (65-105)
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)
Chuwi LarkBook CWI509 Intel Celeron N4120, Intel UHD Graphics 600; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø248 (210-322)
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE AMD Athlon Gold 3150U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø618 (579-655)
Asus F507MA-BR117T Intel Pentium Silver N5000, Intel UHD Graphics 605; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø92.2 (59-109)
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)
Chuwi LarkBook CWI509 Intel Celeron N4120, Intel UHD Graphics 600; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø301 (258-338)

Input Devices - The Lenovo laptop is fit for long typing sessions

The keyboard of the Lenovo V15 is not only as good as any ThinkPad keyboard but also has large keys and a well-thought-out layout. The actuation point is clear and the keys do not put up a lot of resistance. Both the insert key and the delete key are very well-placed. Unfortunately, there is no keyboard backlight.

The Lenovo laptop uses a ClickPad as a replacement for the mouse. However, only the upper portion of the ClickPad sits firmly in its cutout. The lower portion, which also contains the mechanical click buttons, wobbles. Moreover, the touch inputs are registered more reliably in the upper portion of the ClickPad. Nevertheless, the pad is still good enough for moving the mouse pointer around.

Lenovo V15-ADA - Input devices
Lenovo V15-ADA - Input devices

Display - Too little contrast

Pixel arrangement
Pixel arrangement
Screen bleeding
Screen bleeding

The Lenovo V15 comes with a 15.6-inch TN panel with a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. The maximum average brightness is very low, amounting only to 211 cd/m². However, the brightness distribution is on an acceptable level for a device in this price range. The Lenovo V15 does not rely on PWM for brightness control, which is why users with sensitive eyes should not experience any PWM-related discomfort while using the laptop.

Lenovo also offers a TN panel with a native resolution of 1366x768 pixels for the V15.

199
cd/m²
204
cd/m²
191
cd/m²
230
cd/m²
232
cd/m²
214
cd/m²
217
cd/m²
205
cd/m²
206
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Chi Mei CMN15F5
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 232 cd/m² Average: 210.9 cd/m² Minimum: 2.6 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 82 %
Center on Battery: 234 cd/m²
Contrast: 566:1 (Black: 0.41 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.83 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6
ΔE Greyscale 8.52 | 0.64-98 Ø5.8
56% sRGB (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
35% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
38.36% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
55.78% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
37.13% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.45
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
Chi Mei CMN15F5, TN, 1920x1080, 15.60
Asus F507MA-BR117T
BOE0704, TN, 1366x768, 15.60
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
LG Philips LP140WFA-SPD1, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Chuwi LarkBook CWI509
M133X56, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.30
Display
2%
2%
77%
Display P3 Coverage
37.13
37.78
2%
37.76
2%
69.89
88%
sRGB Coverage
55.78
56.91
2%
56.63
2%
92.7
66%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
38.36
39.03
2%
39.05
2%
67.84
77%
Response Times
-74%
-61%
-85%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
26 (8, 18)
55 (30, 25)
-112%
39 (21, 18)
-50%
32 (14.8, 17.2)
-23%
Response Time Black / White *
14 (4, 3)
19 (12, 7)
-36%
24 (14, 10)
-71%
34.4 (19.6, 14.8)
-146%
PWM Frequency
1000 (90)
1000 (99)
Screen
-3%
16%
23%
Brightness middle
232
254
9%
292
26%
235.3
1%
Brightness
211
236
12%
260
23%
223
6%
Brightness Distribution
82
83
1%
80
-2%
79
-4%
Black Level *
0.41
0.665
-62%
0.36
12%
0.24
41%
Contrast
566
382
-33%
811
43%
980
73%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.83
6.21
9%
6.92
-1%
8.37
-23%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
18.77
19.08
-2%
19.36
-3%
15.79
16%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
8.52
5.57
35%
3.94
54%
9.8
-15%
Gamma
2.45 90%
2.34 94%
2.83 78%
2.16 102%
CCT
9753 67%
7564 86%
6737 96%
7557 86%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
35
36
3%
36
3%
60.1
72%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
56
57
2%
56
0%
92.4
65%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
3.95
5.13
2.64
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-25% / -11%
-14% / 3%
5% / 20%

* ... 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
14 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 4 ms rise
↘ 3 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. » 20 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.1 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
26 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 8 ms rise
↘ 18 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 19 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.2 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 9720 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 151500) Hz was measured.

Colour space coverage (sRGB) - 56 %
Colour space coverage (sRGB) - 56 %
Colour space coverage (AdobeRGB) - 35 %
Colour space coverage (AdobeRGB) - 35 %

While the colour space coverage (56 % of sRGB; 35 % of AdobeRGB) is on a normal level for such a device, the contrast ratio of 566:1 is very low. The black value of 0.41 cd/m² is also quite elevated.

In everyday use, the colours look washed-out and the blacks appear greyish. Moreover, the colours also look very muddy, which is why it is hard to tell them apart. Even reading text on this screen is difficult, because transitions between colours are so poorly defined. What is more, our CalMAN analysis shows that the screen suffers from a bluish cast. 

The Lenovo V15 is usable outdoors, as long as it is located in a shaded area. The TN panel does not offer wide viewing angles. At acute angles, the colours become distorted and the brightness drops.

CalMAN - Colour accuracy
CalMAN - Colour accuracy
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
Lenovo V15-ADA - Outdoor use
Lenovo V15-ADA - Outdoor use
Lenovo V15-ADA - Viewing angles
Lenovo V15-ADA - Viewing angles
Lenovo V15-ADA - Viewing angles
Lenovo V15-ADA - Viewing angles

Performance - Fit for office work

Maintenance options
Maintenance options

The Lenovo V15 is intended for users who do not need a powerful laptop. This is why it comes with simple hardware. However, there is a configuration with the somewhat more capable AMD Ryzen 5 3500U. The amount of storage and RAM is configurable. The V15 features 4 GB of soldered-in RAM and one empty RAM slot. The SSD can be easily replaced and there is a 2.5-inch drive bay inside the device.

Processor

The AMD Athlon Gold 3150U is a simple dual-core processor, which can process up to four tasks at the same time. It has a base clock of 2.6 GHz and a boost clock of 3.3 GHz. In our suite of benchmarks, the Athlon Gold 3150U lags behind the Intel Core i3-1005G1 by about 10 to 15 %. Our stress test reveals that the AMD СPU can maintain its full performance over an extended period of time.

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Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE AMD Athlon Gold 3150U: Ø348 (332.02-352.17)
Asus F507MA-BR117T Intel Pentium Silver N5000: Ø255 (254-256)
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05 Intel Core i3-1005G1: Ø403 (400.58-404.63)
Chuwi LarkBook CWI509 Intel Celeron N4120: Ø219 (216.74-224.4)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit | CPU Multi 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Average of class Office
  (194 - 606, n=107, last 2 years)
429 Points ∼100% +42%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
338 Points ∼79% +12%
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
AMD Athlon Gold 3150U
303 Points ∼71%
Average AMD Athlon Gold 3150U
 
303 Points ∼71% 0%
Chuwi LarkBook CWI509
Intel Celeron N4120
166 Points ∼39% -45%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Average of class Office
  (159 - 3302, n=108, last 2 years)
1572 Points ∼100% +98%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
902 Points ∼57% +13%
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
AMD Athlon Gold 3150U
795 Points ∼51%
Average AMD Athlon Gold 3150U
 
795 Points ∼51% 0%
Chuwi LarkBook CWI509
Intel Celeron N4120
490 Points ∼31% -38%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Average of class Office
  (75 - 230, n=117, last 2 years)
170 Points ∼100% +45%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
157 Points ∼92% +34%
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
AMD Athlon Gold 3150U
117 Points ∼69%
Average AMD Athlon Gold 3150U
 
117 Points ∼69% 0%
Asus F507MA-BR117T
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
75 Points ∼44% -36%
Chuwi LarkBook CWI509
Intel Celeron N4120
73.2 Points ∼43% -37%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Average of class Office
  (134 - 1410, n=120, last 2 years)
682 Points ∼100% +94%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
404 Points ∼59% +15%
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
AMD Athlon Gold 3150U
352 (332.02min - 352.17max) Points ∼52%
Average AMD Athlon Gold 3150U
 
352 Points ∼52% 0%
Asus F507MA-BR117T
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
256 Points ∼38% -27%
Chuwi LarkBook CWI509
Intel Celeron N4120
224 (216.74min - 224.4max) Points ∼33% -36%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
AMD Athlon Gold 3150U
1348 Seconds * ∼100%
Average AMD Athlon Gold 3150U
 
1348 Seconds * ∼100% -0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
1122.9 Seconds * ∼83% +17%
Average of class Office
  (344 - 3319, n=99, last 2 years)
831 Seconds * ∼62% +38%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Average of class Office
  (2493 - 5565, n=99, last 2 years)
4335 MIPS ∼100% +41%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
4057 MIPS ∼94% +32%
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
AMD Athlon Gold 3150U
3065 MIPS ∼71%
Average AMD Athlon Gold 3150U
 
3065 MIPS ∼71% 0%
Chuwi LarkBook CWI509
Intel Celeron N4120
2279 MIPS ∼53% -26%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Average of class Office
  (4963 - 39649, n=99, last 2 years)
19179 MIPS ∼100% +119%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
11135 MIPS ∼58% +27%
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
AMD Athlon Gold 3150U
8752 MIPS ∼46%
Average AMD Athlon Gold 3150U
 
8752 MIPS ∼46% 0%
Chuwi LarkBook CWI509
Intel Celeron N4120
7184 MIPS ∼37% -18%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
1161 Points ∼100% +55%
Average of class Office
  (431 - 1648, n=87, last 2 years)
1144 Points ∼99% +52%
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
AMD Athlon Gold 3150U
751 Points ∼65%
Average AMD Athlon Gold 3150U
 
751 Points ∼65% 0%
Chuwi LarkBook CWI509
Intel Celeron N4120
439 Points ∼38% -42%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Office
  (873 - 6502, n=87, last 2 years)
3818 Points ∼100% +107%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
2434 Points ∼64% +32%
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
AMD Athlon Gold 3150U
1847 Points ∼48%
Average AMD Athlon Gold 3150U
 
1847 Points ∼48% 0%
Chuwi LarkBook CWI509
Intel Celeron N4120
1505 Points ∼39% -19%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Average of class Office
  (1.15 - 9.8, n=98, last 2 years)
5.05 fps ∼100% +149%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
3.59 fps ∼71% +77%
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
AMD Athlon Gold 3150U
2.03 fps ∼40%
Average AMD Athlon Gold 3150U
 
2.03 fps ∼40% 0%
Chuwi LarkBook CWI509
Intel Celeron N4120
1.31 fps ∼26% -35%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Chuwi LarkBook CWI509
Intel Celeron N4120
131 s * ∼100% -44%
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
AMD Athlon Gold 3150U
90.8 s * ∼69%
Average AMD Athlon Gold 3150U
 
90.8 s * ∼69% -0%
Average of class Office
  (21.5 - 180, n=76, last 2 years)
63.2 s * ∼48% +30%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
56.83 s * ∼43% +37%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Chuwi LarkBook CWI509
Intel Celeron N4120
1.642 sec * ∼100% -88%
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
AMD Athlon Gold 3150U
0.872 sec * ∼53%
Average AMD Athlon Gold 3150U
 
0.872 sec * ∼53% -0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
0.755 sec * ∼46% +13%
Average of class Office
  (0.542 - 1.578, n=81, last 2 years)
0.708 sec * ∼43% +19%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
7401
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
7566
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
3639
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
38.02 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
3.99 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.36 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
117 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
35.8 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
352 Points
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System Performance

In the PCMark benchmark, which we use to assess system performance, the Athlon Gold 3150U in the Lenovo V15 performs about 10 % worse than an Intel Core i3-1005G1. In some sections of the benchmark, such as the Productivity section, the AMD chip manages to outperform the Intel counterpart. The results of the PCMark benchmark show that the V15 should be able to handle simple office applications without any issues. Loading times are quite long, but not long enough to be bothersome.

You can find out how the Lenovo V15 stacks up against other laptops on our CPU Benchmarks page.

PCMark 10
Score
Average of class Office
  (1900 - 5606, n=112, last 2 years)
4138 Points ∼47% +33%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G
3446 Points ∼39% +11%
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
Vega 3, Athlon 3150U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
3107 Points ∼35%
Average AMD Athlon Gold 3150U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
 
3107 Points ∼35% 0%
Asus F507MA-BR117T
UHD Graphics 605, Pentium N5000, Hynix HFS128G39TND
1950 Points ∼22% -37%
Essentials
Average of class Office
  (4469 - 10457, n=112, last 2 years)
8409 Points ∼73% +27%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G
7666 Points ∼67% +16%
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
Vega 3, Athlon 3150U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
6599 Points ∼57%
Average AMD Athlon Gold 3150U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
 
6599 Points ∼57% 0%
Asus F507MA-BR117T
UHD Graphics 605, Pentium N5000, Hynix HFS128G39TND
5061 Points ∼44% -23%
Productivity
Average of class Office
  (2917 - 9071, n=112, last 2 years)
6538 Points ∼59% +21%
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
Vega 3, Athlon 3150U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
5390 Points ∼48%
Average AMD Athlon Gold 3150U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
 
5390 Points ∼48% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G
5384 Points ∼48% 0%
Asus F507MA-BR117T
UHD Graphics 605, Pentium N5000, Hynix HFS128G39TND
2917 Points ∼26% -46%
Digital Content Creation
Average of class Office
  (1270 - 5878, n=112, last 2 years)
3562 Points ∼23% +56%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G
2692 Points ∼17% +18%
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
Vega 3, Athlon 3150U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
2290 Points ∼15%
Average AMD Athlon Gold 3150U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
 
2290 Points ∼15% 0%
Asus F507MA-BR117T
UHD Graphics 605, Pentium N5000, Hynix HFS128G39TND
1366 Points ∼9% -40%
PCMark 10 Score
3107 points
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DPC Latencies

Our LatencyMon test reveals that the V15 has problems with latency spikes. This is why it is not suited for work with realtime audio or video.

LatencyMon - System
LatencyMon - System
LatencyMon - Drivers
LatencyMon - Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
Vega 3, Athlon 3150U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
2838 μs * ∼100%
Chuwi LarkBook CWI509
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4120, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
2390.18 μs * ∼84% +16%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G
674.1 μs * ∼24% +76%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

Lenovo V15 - SSD
Lenovo V15 - SSD

Our configuration of the V15 comes with a 256 GB SSD from Western Digital. It is able to achieve good read and write speeds in our storage benchmarks, which is why it compares positively to other storage devices in similarly priced laptops.

You can find out how the SSD in the Lenovo V15 stacks up against other storage devices on our HDD/SSD Benchmarks page.

Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
Asus F507MA-BR117T
Hynix HFS128G39TND
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G
Chuwi LarkBook CWI509
Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
Average WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
 
Average of class Office
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-63%
35%
-52%
23%
35%
Write 4K
124.8
60.17
-52%
173.1
39%
63.86
-49%
154 (125 - 178, n=3)
23%
136 (37.8 - 248, n=109, last 2 years)
9%
Read 4K
43.56
22.62
-48%
49.32
13%
34.38
-21%
47 (43.6 - 50, n=3)
8%
46.1 (10.5 - 78.6, n=109, last 2 years)
6%
Write Seq
976.7
136.7
-86%
1188
22%
373.9
-62%
1263 (971 - 1840, n=3)
29%
1333 (137 - 3689, n=104, last 2 years)
36%
Read Seq
1685
461.1
-73%
1278
-24%
411.7
-76%
1739 (1544 - 1989, n=3)
3%
1543 (303 - 4340, n=104, last 2 years)
-8%
Write 4K Q32T1
185.9
116.7
-37%
457.4
146%
124.1
-33%
278 (186 - 354, n=3)
50%
391 (45.6 - 671, n=109, last 2 years)
110%
Read 4K Q32T1
272.7
153.4
-44%
505.2
85%
139.5
-49%
373 (273 - 452, n=3)
37%
411 (58.2 - 761, n=109, last 2 years)
51%
Write Seq Q32T1
970.9
137.7
-86%
1258
30%
500.4
-48%
1263 (971 - 1842, n=3)
30%
1668 (138 - 4396, n=109, last 2 years)
72%
Read Seq Q32T1
2424
553
-77%
1742
-28%
537
-78%
2451 (2424 - 2482, n=3)
1%
2432 (213 - 6804, n=109, last 2 years)
0%
AS SSD
27%
-19%
0%
77%
Seq Read
2114
1535.04
-27%
425.63
-80%
2064 (1918 - 2159, n=3)
-2%
1863 (306 - 5533, n=110, last 2 years)
-12%
Seq Write
898.45
1215.35
35%
417.09
-54%
1003 (358 - 1753, n=3)
12%
1221 (136 - 3289, n=110, last 2 years)
36%
4K Read
34.95
35.93
3%
28.45
-19%
35 (31 - 39, n=3)
0%
45.4 (10.2 - 72.8, n=110, last 2 years)
30%
4K Write
107.74
138.31
28%
48.14
-55%
146 (108 - 195, n=3)
36%
124 (28.4 - 215, n=110, last 2 years)
15%
4K-64 Read
446.78
467.74
5%
928.27
108%
533 (391 - 762, n=3)
19%
826 (18.6 - 2128, n=110, last 2 years)
85%
4K-64 Write
194.38
399.57
106%
328.51
69%
231 (104 - 395, n=3)
19%
907 (31 - 2262, n=110, last 2 years)
367%
Access Time Read *
0.125
0.104
17%
0.175
-40%
0.1063 (0.072 - 0.125, n=3)
15%
0.0882 (0.025 - 0.453, n=105, last 2 years)
29%
Access Time Write *
0.057
0.029
49%
0.189
-232%
0.1393 (0.057 - 0.189, n=3)
-144%
0.0832 (0.018 - 0.818, n=110, last 2 years)
-46%
Score Read
693
657
-5%
999
44%
775 (622 - 1009, n=3)
12%
1057 (59 - 2754, n=110, last 2 years)
53%
Score Write
392
659
68%
418
7%
477 (335 - 704, n=3)
22%
1151 (84 - 2574, n=110, last 2 years)
194%
Score Total
1388
1647
19%
1931
39%
1603 (1209 - 2212, n=3)
15%
2728 (175 - 6629, n=110, last 2 years)
97%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-63% / -63%
31% / 31%
-36% / -33%
12% / 10%
56% / 59%

* ... smaller is better

WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 2424 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 970.9 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 272.7 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 185.9 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1685 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 976.7 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 43.56 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 124.8 MB/s

Continuous read speed: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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: Ø2471 (1854.45-2486.32)

Graphics Card

The Radeon RX Vega 3 is responsible for image rendering. This integrated GPU is suitable for applications that do not require a lot of graphics horsepower. The performance of the integrated GPU depends greatly on the RAM configuration. Because our review device features dual-channel RAM, the RX Vega 3 in the Lenovo V15 performs slightly better than in other laptops.

The RX Vega 3 is slower than the Intel UHD Graphics G1. You can learn what kind of performance you can expect from AMD’s Radeon RX Vega 3 on our GPU Benchmarks page.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Average of class Office
  (617 - 8296, n=113, last 2 years)
3256 Points ∼100% +84%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Intel Core i3-1005G1
1963 Points ∼60% +11%
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Athlon Gold 3150U
1769 Points ∼54%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (1108 - 2026, n=11)
1609 Points ∼49% -9%
Chuwi LarkBook CWI509
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Intel Celeron N4120
606 Points ∼19% -66%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Average of class Office
  (449 - 5848, n=107, last 2 years)
2283 Points ∼100% +76%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Intel Core i3-1005G1
1359 Points ∼60% +5%
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Athlon Gold 3150U
1298 Points ∼57%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (726 - 1522, n=13)
1118 Points ∼49% -14%
Asus F507MA-BR117T
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000
504 Points ∼22% -61%
Chuwi LarkBook CWI509
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Intel Celeron N4120
472 Points ∼21% -64%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Average of class Office
  (3280 - 30980, n=94, last 2 years)
14432 Points ∼100% +45%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Intel Core i3-1005G1
10336 Points ∼72% +4%
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Athlon Gold 3150U
9950 Points ∼69%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (5005 - 12278, n=13)
8263 Points ∼57% -17%
Chuwi LarkBook CWI509
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Intel Celeron N4120
3932 Points ∼27% -60%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average of class Office
  (194 - 1975, n=83, last 2 years)
760 Points ∼100% +93%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Intel Core i3-1005G1
395 Points ∼52% +1%
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Athlon Gold 3150U
393 Points ∼52%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (196 - 450, n=8)
351 Points ∼46% -11%
Chuwi LarkBook CWI509
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Intel Celeron N4120
120 Points ∼16% -69%
3DMark 06 Standard
11103 points
3DMark 11 Performance
1947 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
7417 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1169 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
445 points
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Gaming Performance

The AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 can only run casual games and older titles. Many of the games that we benchmarked were unplayable even at low settings and low resolutions.

To learn what kind of gaming experience you can expect from AMD’s iGPU, go to our Gaming Benchmarks page.

Dota 2 Reborn
1280x720 min (0/3) fastest
Average of class Office
  (36.5 - 145, n=102, last 2 years)
81.3 fps ∼100% +19%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
77.7 (67.6min) fps ∼96% +14%
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
AMD Athlon Gold 3150U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
68.4 (56.8min) fps ∼84%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (37.5 - 68.4, n=7)
57 fps ∼70% -17%
Chuwi LarkBook CWI509
Intel Celeron N4120, Intel UHD Graphics 600
38.9 (33.4min) fps ∼48% -43%
1366x768 med (1/3)
Average of class Office
  (14.6 - 130, n=102, last 2 years)
57.2 fps ∼100% +9%
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
AMD Athlon Gold 3150U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
52.3 (45.5min) fps ∼91%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (14.6 - 52.3, n=7)
37.5 fps ∼66% -28%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
34.1 (26.7min) fps ∼60% -35%
Chuwi LarkBook CWI509
Intel Celeron N4120, Intel UHD Graphics 600
15.2 (11.2min) fps ∼27% -71%
1920x1080 high (2/3)
Average of class Office
  (5.7 - 88.6, n=102, last 2 years)
33.2 fps ∼100% +32%
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
AMD Athlon Gold 3150U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
25.1 (23.2min) fps ∼76%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
22 (18.3min) fps ∼66% -12%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (5.7 - 25.1, n=7)
17.5 fps ∼53% -30%
Chuwi LarkBook CWI509
Intel Celeron N4120, Intel UHD Graphics 600
8 (7min) fps ∼24% -68%
X-Plane 11.11
1280x720 low (fps_test=1)
Average of class Office
  (6.95 - 87.2, n=96, last 2 years)
29.9 fps ∼100% +35%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
24.8 fps ∼83% +12%
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
AMD Athlon Gold 3150U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
22.2 fps ∼74%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (6.95 - 23.5, n=7)
17.9 fps ∼60% -19%
Chuwi LarkBook CWI509
Intel Celeron N4120, Intel UHD Graphics 600
6.92 fps ∼23% -69%
1920x1080 med (fps_test=2)
Average of class Office
  (3.96 - 73.5, n=96, last 2 years)
22.5 fps ∼100% +63%
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
AMD Athlon Gold 3150U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
13.8 fps ∼61%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
11.6 fps ∼52% -16%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (3.96 - 14.3, n=7)
11.5 fps ∼51% -17%
Chuwi LarkBook CWI509
Intel Celeron N4120, Intel UHD Graphics 600
4.68 fps ∼21% -66%
Far Cry 5 - 1280x720 Low Preset AA:T
Average of class Office
  (7 - 73, n=31, last 2 years)
31.7 fps ∼100% +86%
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
AMD Athlon Gold 3150U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
17 fps ∼54%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (13 - 17, n=2)
15 fps ∼47% -12%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark - 1280x720 Lite Quality
Average of class Office
  (11.3 - 52.8, n=20, last 2 years)
30.9 fps ∼100% +140%
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
AMD Athlon Gold 3150U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
12.9 fps ∼42%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (11.7 - 12.9, n=2)
12.3 fps ∼40% -5%
low med. high ultra
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 68.4 52.3 25.1 23.5 fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 12.9 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 22.2 13.8 12.3 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 17 fps

Emissions & Energy - Quiet and with Short Battery Life

System Noise

Fan noise
Fan noise

In everyday office use, the Lenovo V15 is silent most of the time. The fans only kick in when the laptop is taxed. However, the fan noise is easy to ignore.

There are no abnormal sounds to report.

Noise Level

Idle
25 / 25 / 26.3 dB(A)
Load
31.5 / 38 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 25 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2021.724.822.725.621.7253030.529.727.5303126.529.127.72926.54023.920.521.223.223.95025.925.526.524.125.96319.719.821.620.419.78014.615.516.317.214.610015.715.217.11915.712515.116.220.415.715.116014.617.921.613.614.620014.117.521.813.114.125014.117.822.312.414.131514.518.825.51214.540013.11924.212.113.150012.421.123.912.112.463014.319.224.911.614.38001517.923.91215100014.620.626.311.814.6125016.422.528.512.316.4160013.319.225.511.813.3200014.121.628.411.914.1250015.221.629.212.315.2315013.319.525.613.113.3400013.518.32713.213.5500013.616.424.513.413.6630014.115.722.213.414.1800013.714.318.813.613.71000013.814.116.51413.81250013.51414.516.313.5160001315.413.313.713SPL26.331.53824.926.3N0.81.42.70.60.8median 14.1median 17.9median 23.9median 13.1median 14.1Delta0.61.82.60.90.6hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseLenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE

Temperature

Stresstest
Stresstest

According to our measurements, the surface temperatures of the Lenovo V15 reach up to 32.1 °C (89.78 °F) under load. The Lenovo laptop never becomes so hot that you cannot place it in your lap.

During our stress test, the temperatures inside the device hit 74.5 °C (166.1 °F). The clock rates stabilised at 2.2 GHz during our stress test. These clock rates are below the base frequency. Because such utilisation levels are very unlikely to occur in real life, users should not experience any problems related to thermal throttling in day-to-day use.

Max. Load
 31.3 °C
88 F
32.1 °C
90 F
27.8 °C
82 F
 
 30.7 °C
87 F
30 °C
86 F
25.5 °C
78 F
 
 24.9 °C
77 F
24.7 °C
76 F
24.1 °C
75 F
 
Maximum: 32.1 °C = 90 F
Average: 27.9 °C = 82 F
29.3 °C
85 F
29.1 °C
84 F
31 °C
88 F
23 °C
73 F
27.4 °C
81 F
27.5 °C
82 F
21.5 °C
71 F
24.2 °C
76 F
23.6 °C
74 F
Maximum: 31 °C = 88 F
Average: 26.3 °C = 79 F
Power Supply (max.)  33.9 °C = 93 F | Room Temperature 22.2 °C = 72 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 27.9 °C / 82 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 32.1 °C / 90 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 31 °C / 88 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.3 °C / 78 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 24.9 °C / 76.8 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(+) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 27.9 °C / 82.2 F (+3 °C / 5.4 F).
Heat distribution when idle - top
Heat distribution when idle - top
Heat distribution when idle - bottom
Heat distribution when idle - bottom
Heat distribution under load - top
Heat distribution under load - top
Heat distribution under load - bottom
Heat distribution under load - bottom

Speakers

Pink noise
Pink noise

The speakers of the Lenovo V15 offer a relatively low volume and very little base. They are good enough for occasional use in quiet environments. However, we recommend you get a pair of headphones or external speakers if you want to use the Lenovo laptop for media consumption on a regular basis. 

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs202725.627253027.5303128.12928.14023.923.223.95022.924.122.96321.820.421.88016.817.216.810015.51915.512514.215.714.216018.213.618.22002813.12825048.212.448.231557.71257.740057.712.157.750054.212.154.26305411.65480053.21253.2100055.911.855.9125065.612.365.6160070.611.870.620006811.968250063.912.363.9315066.313.166.3400060.113.260.1500061.813.461.8630065.813.465.8800065.313.665.31000065.81465.81250064.516.364.51600063.513.763.5SPL77.224.977.2N36.80.636.8median 60.1median 13.1median 60.1Delta10.50.910.535.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGEApple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (70.62 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 29.9% lower than median
(-) | bass is not linear (16.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 6.2% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (24.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 76% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 18% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 73% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 21% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 3% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy Consumption

According to our measurements, Lenovo’s notebook draws about 7.5 watts when idle and up to 41.3 watts under load. Therefore, the included 65-W power adapter should be able to provide the laptop with enough energy at all times.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.25 / 0.27 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4.9 / 7.5 / 8.4 Watt
Load midlight 33 / 41.3 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.

Battery Life

In our practically oriented Wi-Fi test, the Lenovo V15 lasted for about 4 hours. These are good results given the fact that it comes with a 35-Wh battery. Nevertheless, it still takes last place in our comparison chart.

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Average of class Office
  (241 - 1124, n=117, last 2 years)
516 min ∼20% +114%
Asus F507MA-BR117T
Pentium N5000, UHD Graphics 605, 33 Wh
509 min ∼19% +111%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
i3-1005G1, UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), 35 Wh
359 min ∼14% +49%
Chuwi LarkBook CWI509
Celeron N4120, UHD Graphics 600, 34.8 Wh
266 min ∼10% +10%
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
Athlon 3150U, Vega 3, 35 Wh
241 min ∼9%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
4h 01min

Pros

+ good maintenance options
+ robust plastic housing
+ acceptable performance under load

Cons

- very low contrast ratio
- low brightness
- TN panel with poor viewing angles

Verdict — Plenty of space for storage, but an outright unsuable display

Lenovo V15-ADA review. Device provided courtesy of: Cyberport.
Lenovo V15-ADA review. Device provided courtesy of: Cyberport.

In our review, the Lenovo V15 proves to be a cheap office notebook, which is suited for simple applications and Internet-browsing. Both the RAM and the storage device can be easily upgraded. The input devices are very solid. The housing is plain and rigid, which is why carrying the laptop around should not represent any issues.

The Lenovo V15-ADA would have been a cheap and usable office notebook if it had come with a different screen.

In addition to the somewhat short battery runtimes, we must also criticise the screen, which offers an incredibly low contrast ratio and very poor viewing angles. This is the kind of device, which is going to be very hard on the eyes, especially if you are going to use it for long periods of time.

Price and Availability

The Lenovo V15-ADA is currently available on bhphotovideo.com for $449.00.

Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE - 03/02/2021 v7
Mike Wobker

Chassis
73 / 98 → 74%
Keyboard
80%
Pointing Device
78%
Connectivity
41 / 80 → 52%
Weight
65 / 20-75 → 81%
Battery
58%
Display
74%
Games Performance
51 / 78 → 65%
Application Performance
81 / 95 → 85%
Temperature
96%
Noise
95%
Audio
53%
Camera
10 / 85 → 12%
Average
66%
77%
Office - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker
Editor of the original article: Mike Wobker - Senior Tech Writer - 386 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I carried out my first IT experiments with a 386-based system and a whole 4 MB RAM. This was followed by work on various PCs and laptops that I maintained and repaired for friends and acquaintances. After training to become a Telecommunications Systems Technician and gaining a few years of experience, I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. Currently, I pursue my fascination for IT, technology, and mobile devices by writing reviews and articles for Notebookcheck. I have also worked for Gamestar, Netzwelt, and Golem, among others.
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