As an introduction to this analysis
Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.The overall quality of a model depends on the use you make of it.To make the choice easier, we have judged this Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15ADA05 (81W1008PFR) according to what you are going to do with it.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
IdeaPad 3 15ADA05 (81W1008PFR) enough for internet use?
Your needs are almost exclusively internet browsing and some word processing documents, but you don’t want any quality defects in this laptop.Ensuring proper operation requires quality components and proven technological competence on the part of the manufacturer.
That’s the direction taken by Lenovo with this IdeaPad 3 15ADA05 (81W1008PFR).The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. Material that seem to be well-designed.
It’s a big screen that you have: 15 inches that will be less easily transported compared to an ultra book. The manufacturer has chosen to equip this model with a processor Ryzen 5 3500U. Considering that the components evolve very quickly, Lenovo offers a laptop of good quality that will remain a good choice over several years. Moreover, because of this processor, you can be sure that you have a tool that allows you to navigate the Internet correctly. The 8 Gb of RAM is in the average for this type of product. Everyone is free to hand in a little more memory, for work that requires it.
The size of the hard drive makes this laptop one of the biggest. You’ll actually have plenty of space to store files and video locally on the 1100 Gb provided. In case you would have to do without any internet connection, this size of space can be interesting.
Finally, the autonomy of 4 hours is one of the worst on the market. Batteries store little energy, and the computer consumes a lot of energy when it is used. Not as good as what you can get on competing products, and that’s a pity, because in the end the laptop is pleasant to use.
IdeaPad 3 15ADA05 (81W1008PFR) the right choice for watching movies ?
You are considering laptops for standard multimedia use (watching movies, storing photos, listening to music)! Lenovo offers the IdeaPad 3 15ADA05 (81W1008PFR) perfect for that. Not the best, however it is one of the models existing in a tight price range.
It is sometimes complicated to choose among all the laptops, which ones are specifically designed for this type of use; this section is made to identify if this model is made for you.
The laptop from .Lenovo is imposing by its size. Large by size, with 15 inches and a high resolution of 1366×768. Because of its wide screen, it is perfectly designed for watching movies. The rendering is bright and vivid, and if you take a moment to look at the screen from several angles you will see that there is no distortion of the image or inverted colors.
The only disadvantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop of 1.9 kg.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
For the sound part, the IdeaPad 3 15ADA05 (81W1008PFR) is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
The processor installed on this model is a Ryzen 5 3500U sufficient one for audio and video. Although it is in the middle of the range, this processor will be able to evolve according to your future needs, and in the immediate future will allow a good compatibility with all your peripherals. This will result in fluid video and audio sessions.
You will do what you want for the applications, as it is not Lenovo installed by default. Only the operating system is installed. As a standard, you have some Windows 10 on which it will be possible to add all the software you need. Clearly, to watch movies, nothing more.
Equipped with the AMD Radeon Vega 8 graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
In the connectivity part, you have 3 ports available. This is standard compared to computers currently available on the market.Just what you need to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
Nothing is more unpleasant than a computer that shuts down before the end of the film because of batteries of poor autonomy. That’s only 4 hours of battery life you have at your disposal. Before the end of some movies in long version, you will have to put the power cable back on, otherwise this laptop will turn itself off. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.
The IdeaPad 3 15ADA05 (81W1008PFR) to use while travelling.
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes IdeaPad 3 15ADA05 (81W1008PFR) to be easily carried around. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model Lenovo. Difficult to store in a suitcase, not very suitable for transport, tests have shown that this laptop will be more in its element for very exceptional trips.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
It IdeaPad 3 15ADA05 (81W1008PFR) weights 1.9 Kg which makes it a computer in the average of its category. You can transport it easily, without too much effort. On your lap, this laptop holds well, and the size of the screen and the base remain acceptable. For 15 inches, on the other hand, it allows you to have a clear display when you want to browse the internet or write e-mails.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. The screen shows an interesting result.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
By equipping this model with a processorRyzen 5 3500U, the manufacturer is on a par with most of its competitors; it is in the average range and it allows a contained power consumption.
However, please note that the autonomy indicated by Lenovo must be reduced. Rather count on 70% of this value in standard use; the more you use the processor, the lower the figure will be.
With 4 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
Thought for faster booting and calculations, and storage, this laptop has 2 hard disks; one type SSD, accompanied by another standard, of 1100 Gb in total. This double disk technology allows to record the operating system on the principle of the usb key, and to store personal data on a standard disk but more resistant in time. The time it takes the laptop to start and leave the sleep mode is ultra-fast. If you still run out of space, all you need to do is buy an external drive.
When it comes to traveling, you’ll probably think twice before you take that computer with you. And the only times you’ll have to carry it will be between the bus or train and your hotel room. The main reason is its 15 inches, which makes it one of the largest in its class; every move, with its weight, may be difficult.
With 3 connectors, this IdeaPad 3 15ADA05 (81W1008PFR) allows multiple connections. This is roughly equivalent to what the competition is offering.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this IdeaPad 3 15ADA05 (81W1008PFR) for travel use.
IdeaPad 3 15ADA05 (81W1008PFR) the right choice for audio or video editing ?
Considering that the assembly that you intend to carry out is of the range of leisure, this IdeaPad 3 15ADA05 (81W1008PFR) can suit you. Thanks to its processor and its RAM, it accepts multitasking without flinching. Of course, it is not at the level of what is done for professionals, but it responds well anyway.
In the event of occasional audio-visual use, the processor Ryzen 5 3500U of this laptop is within the market average. With its 8 Gb of RAM, it has enough memory for image processing. All the applications you’ll need to get started are available. If on the other hand you start on pro applications, it will be necessary to add more memory.
With dual technology, with a standard hard disk and an SSD, you will be assured of good storage capacity. Here, the laptop advantageously has a good space of storage. This model offers the best possibilities with a storage space of 1100 Gb. It is one of the top of the range for this parameter. The short film scenes you will have created will be stored locally without any problems. In extreme cases, you will still have the option of external storage via usb ports.
The autonomy of this IdeaPad 3 15ADA05 (81W1008PFR) is of 4 hours in normal use; Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. Maybe the next model will be better off.
On the connection side, the IdeaPad 3 15ADA05 (81W1008PFR)i s equipped with USB 3 technology. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
With this IdeaPad 3 15ADA05 (81W1008PFR) product, Lenovooffer us a good start for an advanced use of audio and video editing. If necessary, it can be used for word processing and e-mails. In short, a relevant choice for a contained price.
IdeaPad 3 15ADA05 (81W1008PFR) the right choice to play online?
Some laptops with sufficient performance, the right processors and the latest graphics cards can afford to gamble. Clearly, if your only need is to play games with this IdeaPad 3 15ADA05 (81W1008PFR), it may be better to go to other models. Clearly, Lenovo has done nothing here to meet that purpose.
With only 1366×768, this model is below standard ones. This results in lower image quality when you are in game mode.
Lenovo has also chosen a processor Ryzen 5 3500U which has the merit of doing many calculations in parallel, and for the graphic part, the AMD Radeon Vega 8, for a good result. Even if the components are not to the level of the best, the processor Ryzen 5 3500U and the board AMD Radeon Vega 8 allow to achieve a very good result in terms of image and colors.
The most demanding will prefer a processor and graphics chip of the latest generation, but for the majority, Lenovo has chosen the features resulting in good playability on most games currently available.
With an average score on the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) ranking, this laptop allows you to try some games. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
Even though online games today do not require disk space, the one installed on this model is one of the largest. With 1100 Gb of available space, you will be able to store your backups, music and movies.
A better access to wifi on this IdeaPad 3 15ADA05 (81W1008PFR) that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
With a weight 1.9 Kg and a screen size of 15 inches, it is a tool in the average of other laptops.
One of the lowest battery life 4 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
In short, if you want a fun gaming experience, choose another model than this IdeaPad 3 15ADA05 (81W1008PFR) one. And save this one for more classic uses, like surfing the net.
The IdeaPad 3 15ADA05 (81W1008PFR) for office automation.
Like the majority of its competitors, Lenovo has designed IdeaPad 3 15ADA05 (81W1008PFR) for office automation. With this product, the manufacturer brings a quality computer to the market.
Customary of this OS, Lenovo has chosen as usual. It is equipped with Windows 10.
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. No applications pre-installed, one would expect more from. Lenovo in this product line. Neither too heavy nor too light. Its weight of 1.9 Kg is not too high for a mobile computer.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
Our tests have verified that the matt treated screen limits the effects of light. With less or no glare, this screen will also stay cleaner for longer.an advantage when working on the screen several hours.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
With more 1100 Gb, it’s not one of the biggest.You may never fill it out, especially if you are just browsing the Internet, word processing and making spreadsheets.
In conclusion, this laptop is interesting. Well placed in terms of price, it will meet your needs for office use.
Finally, the IdeaPad 3 15ADA05 (81W1008PFR)….
The conclusion of the test IdeaPad 3 15ADA05 (81W1008PFR) is that almost all its specifications are below the others. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– travel use
– playing video games
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– office tasks