Comes with a solid, durable chassis, an excellent 14-inch display, and an AMD Ryzen 5, this is a great everyday use laptop, Lenovo IdeaPad 3. It is intended to work with almost day to day tasks such as basic home, office, or college tasks and chores.
With the price of $515.00 when we wrote this, this laptop is suitable for those with a tight budget.
And if you need a comparison, the Acer Aspire A515-43-R19L can be a tight competitor to this IdeaPad.
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 81W0003QUS features an AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, a mid-range processor with 4 cores, 8threads, clock rates between 2100 – 3700 MHz, 4 MB Level 3 Cache, 15W TDP, and integrated AMD Radeon RX Vega 8.
The system memory is 8GB DDR4 RAM while the storage space is a 256GB Solid State Drive.
This day to day use laptop is powerful to handle day to day computing duties and can smoothly run multiple apps at the same time. It is also capable to handle some more demanding tasks like video editing.
Gaming is also possible. The integrated Vega 8 is enough to provide a decent gaming experience. Yes, this processor can be a low-cost budget solution for gaming.
The screen panel is a 15.6-inch Full HD display. The resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the aspect ratio is 16:9. The brightness is 250 nits so the display is a bit dim. This screen produces sharp images, thanks to its Full HD resolution, but with the brightness of 250 nits, the display is a bit dim.
The port selection on this everyday use laptop is not a lot but adequate for daily activities.
On the left side, there are two USB 3.0 ports, a single USB 2.0 port, and an HDMI 1.4 port. Meanwhile, you can find an SD card slot and a headphone/mic jack on the right edge. No USB Type-C port and RJ-45 LAN port is available. So the network connection only uses the wireless option, ie Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 4.1.
The laptop for everyday use has a 3-cell Lithium-ion battery as the power source. No further information about battery life. But, you can expect it will last up to 7-8 hours depends on the setting and usage of the laptop.
With the dimensions of 12.88 x 9.49 x 0.78 inches, this everyday use laptop doesn’t need much space in your bag. Moreover, it won’t make you feel heavy due to it is only 3.3 lbs. In short, this is a nice and comfortable laptop to bring everywhere.
In the end, we have seen that Lenovo IdeaPad 3 81W0003QUS is the best everyday laptop. It is equipped with a powerful engine inside that makes it easily handle day to day tasks. It features as well an array of useful ports, a durable battery, and nice portability. The deficiency is a bit dim screen, but considering it is a budget laptop, then that is reasonable.