Lenovo V15 G3 IAP, i7-1255U
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Reviews for the Lenovo V15 G3 IAP, i7-1255U
Source: Laptop Media
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/12/2023
Source: Laptop Media
Once again, the Lenovo V15 greets us with mixed feelings. It comes with a decent performance package in the form of Intel’s Alder Lake U-series processors. The cooling is quite capable, even though it prefers to keep it quiet, rather than give the full performance it has on the table. Although, we are really happy with the short-load clock speeds the Core i7-1255U posted. Nevertheless, there are a couple of things we would like to address. First – the construction. Its plastic body is prone to flex, especially in the bottom half of the base, which has zero support. The part beneath the keyboard has a metal structure, which prevents the chassis from twisting. Furthermore, the speakers don’t sound very good, and there is no SD card reader to be found. Lenovo V15 Gen 3’s TN panel has a Full HD resolution, quick pixel response times, and a non-flickering backlight. On the other hand, its viewing angles are very narrow, the contrast ratio is super low, and the color coverage sits at a mere 50% of the sRGB color gamut. You should avoid this display option at any cost. Even if that means downgrading to a lower-tier processor, you should pick the IPS option instead. On the bright side, the keyboard and the touchpad feel pretty comfortable. Well, with the exception of the nonuniform feedback of the keys, and the small size of the touchpad. And while we mentioned the lack of an SD card reader, the I/O is pretty fine, with the USB Type-C 3.2 (Gen. 1) port supporting both Power Delivery and DisplayPort outputs. This machine is sold with two battery options. A smaller 38Wh package, and a 45Wh one. Our configuration was equipped with a smaller battery, and it lasted for 8 hours of Web browsing, or 6 hours of video playback on a single charge. This is pretty fine, considering the small capacity of the battery. At the end of the day, our opinion of the V15 series hasn’t changed. The only positive, compared to last year, we see is the introduction of a fully-fledged USB Type-C port.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/21/2023
Source: Laptop Media
Support, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/21/2023
Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G4 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 96 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.
i7-1255U: 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 1.2 to 4.7 GHz. The TDP is specified at 15 Watt.» 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.