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Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14 Inch FHD Laptop - (AMD Athlon Gold, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, Windows 10 S Mode) - Abyss Blue

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The keys have a good amount of travel and provide tactile feedback, but they require a lot of force to actuate, which might cause fatigue over an extended period. With a streamlined Chrome OS, quickly do all the things you need to do on your Chromebook using apps on Google Play or on the web.

Dolby Audio delivers crystal-clear sound whether you're watching a video, streaming music, or video-chatting, you're sure to love what you hear on the IdeaPad 3. The AMD Ryzen 3 5300U CPU has Radeon RX Vega 6 graphics, the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U has Radeon RX Vega 7 graphics, and the AMD Ryzen 7 5700 has Radeon RX Vega 8 graphics. Note that the computer comes with the restricted Windows 10 S Mode enabled – you can switch to Windows 10 proper for free in about a minute, but you do lose some benefits in terms of performance and security. Video playback drains the battery faster; however, it still lasts long enough to get through a couple of movies and TV show episodes.Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. If you perform heavy multitasking, you can upgrade to the Ryzen 5 5500U or the Ryzen 7 5700U for better multi-thread performance. The IdeaPad 3 14's colors were generally average, par the course for most budget laptops, though it was a little worse than the competition (and a lot worse than the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 13's great AMOLED panel).

These scores indicate that the AMD Ryzen 3 5300U can provide a smooth experience in light workloads like text formatting, web browsing, and video playback.Smart learning solutions such as Eye Care, to reduce harmful low blue light, and Noise Cancelling that blocks out background noises make this the ideal laptop to lounge and learn on. So, whether it’s a gaming session or a movie marathon, you’ll feel like you’re at the heart of the action. Now, you probably wouldn't do any serious multimedia work on a budget laptop, but if you did, the IdeaPad 3 14 wouldn't be a bad choice.

The MacBook Air is better in nearly all aspects, but it has a smaller display, isn't as serviceable, and its port selection is much more limited as it only has two USB-C ports. Whether you're headed to the library or the café, the 8-hour battery life will stay charged all day long. The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15 (2021) and the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15 (2021) are very similar overall, as the IdeaPad 5 is essentially a higher-tier model of the same lineup.It is worth noting that the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 stayed nice and quiet during our time with it, with the fans only spinning up occasionally when the laptop was put under pressure. Swap effortlessly between 'Max mode' where your CPU takes charge and provides the quickest performance and 'battery saving mode' for better battery performance – all with a simple keystroke. The first benchmark test we run is PCMark 10, a test that simulates a variety of Windows programs to give an overall performance score for office workflows. The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U and the Ryzen 7 5700U will only perform slightly better, not enough to make much of a difference in most games.

Despite the 10-minute completion time, the IdeaPad 3 14 stands tall among the competition on this test, with the VivoBook S14 at a distant second place. The keyboard surround will flex a little under the pressure of hard typing, if not enough to ruin the experience, and the inside of the IdeaPad 3 looks a little too much of a mish-mash. Get the best of both worlds with two-in-one models that offer the functionality of a tablet and performance of a laptop.

It gets very dim at the lowest brightness setting, which is great for dark room viewing, as it causes less eye strain. Palm rejection is usually okay, but there are some instances where it would register a movement or tap. The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U and the AMD Ryzen 7 5700U models will only perform slightly better, not enough to make the game playable. It's a thin and light device that's easy to carry around, with enough battery life to get you through a couple of movies and TV show episodes.

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