Lenovo Ideapad 3 - 14 14IIL05
|Processor||Intel Core i5|
|Speed||1.0 / 3.6 Ghz, i5-1035G1, 6MB Cache, 4 Cores, 8 Threads|
|Max Res||1920 x 1080 :Full HD|
|Optical||No Optical Drive|
|Graphics Card||Intel Integrated Graphics|
|Audio||2 x 1.5W speakers
|Features||Wifi, WebCam, Bluetooth|
|External Ports||USB 2.0, USB 3.x, HDMI, Headphone/Mic combo|
SD Card Reader
|Dimensions||12.87" x 9.49" x 0.79"|
|Manufacturer Link||Additional Information|
|Warranty||International / Manufacturer|
The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 is attempting to deceive us. Although the keyboard plate and lid have a compelling polished metal finish, they are both plastic with a faint metallic sheen.This plastic is also very shiny, making it stickier in your hands than anodized aluminium or textured plastic. However, well done Lenovo, you had us for a minute. The underside of the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 is made of the usual rough textured plastic used on budget laptops.
Plastic with a deep dish
The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 keyboard suggests that this laptop is designed for work rather than play. Although key presses ringing through the plastic shell have a hollow tone, this is a lovely keyboard for long-form typing if you type hard.The key action is extraordinarily high, resulting in a far more immersive experience than almost any other high-end laptop. Instead of a thin key, each depress has a chunky clonk. It's a pleasure to type on, particularly given the Lenovo IdeaPad 3's price.However, there are no glossy extras included. There is no keyboard backlight on the Lenovo IdeaPad 3, and there is no fingerprint sensor for fast logins.
Pale and drained
The fake metal plates on the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 aren't really a reason to avoid this laptop, but the screen may be. On paper, it looks fantastic: a 14-inch Full HD monitor with an anti-glare coating that allows you to work outside. While it lacks a touchscreen, the hinge allows it to fold back 180 degrees. It is, however, a TN panel (twisted nematic).
Q-Control is quick and silent.
It's up to you whether you want to go fast or slow. Switch between Max Mode, where your CPU takes control and delivers the fastest performance, and Stealth Mode, which provides the quietest user experience and the longest battery life.