Fan Lenovo didn’t have to wait much longer when the carrier laptop This has just launched the duo Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05 i7 (81WD0040VN) and Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15IIL05 i5 (81WE003QVN) at a competitive price. But whether, two laptops belong to the line Lenovo IdeaPad Is this effective for users?
1. Performance and heat dissipation
Multitasking is good, gaming is good too
A quick summary of the configuration of the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Core i7 and IdeaPad 3 Core i5 versions that I use to evaluate in this article:
- CPU: Intel Core i7-1065G7 / Intel Core i5-1035G4.
- RAM: 8 GB DDR4 (On board 4GB +1 4GB slot).
- Hard drive: SSD 512 GB M.2 PCIe and both support SATA HDD slot.
- Integrated graphics card: Intel Iris Plus Graphics
Configuration of the high-end Core i5 version (left) and Core i7 version (right).
Looking at the above parameters, it is clear that we have seen these two versions are not much different when they have 8 GB DDR4 RAM to help multitasking work better and more efficiently. Both versions have integrated graphics cards, Intel Iris Plus Graphics, and the only difference is the CPU.
You may think that the power of Intel Core i7-1065G7 and Intel Core i5-1035G4 are not much different, but in reality experience, I see many points to talk about these two sets of Intel Gen 10 CPUs. First of all, the Core i7 provides more stable performance and helps the machine process tasks better. Second, Core i7 will ensure the machine runs the heavy tasks smoothly.
Smooth and smooth is the experience I get when using this pair of laptops.
That said, it is not a weak Core i5 CPU, it’s just not as powerful as the Intel Core i7 gen 10. With IdeaPad 3 Core i5, I can still easily open up to 12 Chrome tabs running simultaneously with Photoshop and Lightroom. Not only that, sometimes I also open both League of Legends and gaming, smooth and smooth is the experience I get when using this laptop duo.
I used the familiar software GeekBench 5 to measure the CPU and performance of this pair of laptops. In the CPU test, the IdeaPad 3 Core i7 version had a single core of 1,043 points and a multi-core version of 3,858 points. Meanwhile, IdeaPad 3 Core i5 version has a single core of 1,069 points and a multi-core version of 1,982 points
And in the performance test, we also see a big difference in scores. Specifically in the high-end version of Core i7, GeekBench 5 gave an average score of 9,365 points, while the average score of the Core i5 version only reached a half of 4,827 points.
Did you know, the highlight of the money on the two products is the integrated Iris Plus Graphics. This is a card line that has higher performance than Intel UHD Graphics and is close to common discrete cards such as MX110, MX130, MX230 … 4K graphics and smooth game play.
We have two versions to compare: Intel Iris Plus G4 and Intel Iris Plus G7. The Intel Iris Plus G4 version is aimed at office users who need to play games, watch movies, light entertainment, or amateur designers. The Intel Iris Plus G7, meanwhile, is aimed at design professionals (watch HDR 4K videos, edit render videos) as well as meet gaming needs.
Table of measuring FPS parameters from integrated Intel Iris Plus G4 card.
Table of measuring FPS parameters from integrated Intel Iris Plus G7 card.
Both versions of the Lenovo are equipped with a 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD, which allows you to store important information and important documents. If you find 512 GB is not enough to store, both devices support the SATA HDD slot to increase internal capacity.
Measure the read / write speed of a 512GB SSD on Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Core i7 with Crystal Diskmark.
Measure the read / write speed of a 512GB SSD on the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Core i5 with Crystal Diskmark.
I used Crystal DiskMark software to measure the read / write speed of the hard drive in these two machines. The result I obtained is like the 2 pictures above, with:
- Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Core i7 512 GB SSD: Read speed reaches 1,707 MB / s and write speed reaches 964 MB / s.
- Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Core i5 512GB SSD: Read speed of 2,297 MB / s and write speed of 994 MB / s.
Multitasking is good, but the game is better. I have tried the high-end version of Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Core i7 through League of Legends game, although it is just a laptop for office workers like the smoothness with high configuration that impressed me.
FPS always fluctuates above 60 FPS and can reach 93 FPS, therefore, in every teamfight or solo phase, I feel very assured. The important thing now is that you must have a truly stable network, like your network keeps falling and falling!
Effective heat dissipation
Regarding design, as the image below can see, the heat sink of the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 duo is located behind the keyboard and is “protected” by the edge when you open the laptop. Whether heat dissipation works well or not is still a question I always ask.
Thermal design of the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 duo.
To answer this question, look at the picture below. I used AIDA64 software and can see, the software for the CPU temperature of IdeaPad 3 Core i7 version is 80 degrees C, while the CPU temperature of IdeaPad 3 Core i5 version up to 71 degrees C.
Measure the CPU temperature of Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Core i7 with AIDA64 software.
Measure the CPU temperature of Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Core i5 with AIDA64 software.
These are two numbers that are high, but the experience I found the device was not too hot and only a little warm. Most importantly, the armrest is not hot at all and does not affect your user experience.
2. Nice and luxurious design
Simple but luxurious style
Speaking of design, the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 duo owns the predominant silver tone, bringing the luxurious and elegant beauty of a trendy laptop. In fact, this color must be familiar to you when appearing on most product lines from many different manufacturers, but silver is still chosen as the dominant color.
Speaking of design, the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 duo owns the predominant silver tone.
At a glance, I feel like these two laptops are made of metal, but it turns out these two laptops are only made of plastic. The choice of processed materials is all purpose, if the manufacturer decides to choose plastic over metal, I believe that the company is trying to bring a pleasant feeling of use.
At a glance, I feel like these two laptops are made of metal.
The overall size of these two laptops is quite large, so if metal is processed it will be very heavy and difficult to carry out. Not only that, but it is more expensive and makes it hot. So with a mid-range product like the Lenovo IdeaPad 3, I think plastic is the best choice.
The IdeaPad 3 duo also owns a simple back, only the Lenovo logo is in the corner.
Just like the previous Lenovo IdeaPad products, the IdeaPad 3 duo also owns a simple back, only the Lenovo logo is in the corner. But you know what, this logo is inlaid with metal! A little closer, you will see the surface has stripes like a neatly refined.
Let’s take a look at the photos of two Lenovo IdeaPad 3 laptops below:
Regarding connectivity, the duo Lenovo IdeaPad 3 has the same number of ports and placement. Specifically, on the left side, both laptops have a power port, HDMI, 3 USB ports and a notification light. Meanwhile, on the right side, there will be an SD card slot with a 3.5mm audio jack.
The left edge of the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 laptop duo.
Right edge of the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 laptop duo.
Big screen, experience spent as well
With a screen size of up to 15.6 inches for the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Core i5 version, you will experience the comfort of multi-tasking comfortably. However, with the version using Core i7 CPU, the screen is only 14 inches in size.
The 15.6-inch screen of the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Core i5 version.
Screen size 14 inch version of Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Core i5.
Of course, the 15.6-inch screen will offer a wider display space experience, but the quality is still the same. Specifically, the screen resolution only stops at Full HD and all use TN panels. The laptop screen is facing blue, but you can easily adjust the color in the Lenovo Vantage software.
Both monitors have screen resolutions that stop at Full HD and use TN panels.
Lenovo still hasn’t really optimized the edges around the screen. You will find the upper and lower borders are still quite thick, but for some easy-to-use users, this is not a big problem. Because of its good performance and beautiful design, it’s already attractive.
Another plus point on the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 duo is the webcam lock (Think Shutter technology). Looking up at the edge of the screen, you will see the webcam has a lock button to help protect and protect the eye-catching lens.
Looking at the top edge, you will see the wecam has a lock button that protects and protects.
Keyboard and touchpad
The keyboard of the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Core i7 version does not have a number key due to its compact design, but the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Core i5 has the number key on the right. However, this is not so important, so I focused on the click experience.
The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Core i5 has a number key, but the Core i7 version does not.
The keyboard of this duo press very hand and did not feel pain. The keys have a good bounce, high information feedback helps users handle the operation and produce information displayed on the screen quickly. Another plus point I have for this keyboard is that the buttons have a relatively clear distance, which helps users to make fewer mistakes when manipulating quickly.
The keyboard of this duo press very hand and did not feel pain.
The plus point is there, so is there a minus here? Of course yes, it’s that Lenovo has “forgotten” the keys. Therefore, you will have a lot of difficulties when using the machine in low light environments.
As for the mouse screen, I appreciate the surface is very smooth and not hissing. Thereby helping his manipulation better, faster and handle work, study better.
As for the mouse screen, I appreciate the surface is very smooth and not hissing.
3. Battery life is sufficient to run the deadline
About the battery life, I measured using the familiar BatteryMon software. In terms of screen brightness at 100%, 50% speakerphone, wifi continuously open and normal office tasks, I got the result of battery life of Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Core i7 is 4 hours 01 minutes and battery life of the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Core i5 version is 4 hours and 24 minutes.
Measure the battery life of Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Core i7 with BatteryMon software.
Measure the battery life of Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Core i5 with BatteryMon software.
With more than 4 hours of time for the Core i7 version and nearly 4 hours and 30 minutes for the Core i5 version, surely, you will feel more comfortable to experience the tasks on the machine as well as complete work / study. practice smoothly. If you find this amount of time still not really impressive and do not feel secure, you should take the charger with you when taking the laptop out.
4. Sound is one of the strong points
Talking about the previous design, the speakers of this Lenovo duo are also placed at the bottom of the machine to create a surround sound effect. This design sure many of you feel familiar because it appears on the modern line of laptops.
The speakers of this Lenovo duo are also located at the bottom of the device.
The sound quality can be said to be very good. Integrated with Dolby Audio technology, this Lenovo duo creates surround sound effects and emits multiple directions. Thanks to that, when you experience you will see sound just loud, clear and have ears. This technology also makes sound clearer, helping to eliminate most of the noise.
Summary about Lenovo IdeaPad 3 duo
In conclusion, these two versions of Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Core i7 / Core i5 provide an experience that is within the price range, with performance that allows you to work and play games at the delight. The design is not outstanding but it is thanks to the simplicity that makes the duo suitable for many different users.
How about you? How do you rate this Lenovo duo of laptops? Leave your comments below and let me know.