The finesse of an ultrabook on a 17-inch large-format PC is what the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 17ADA05 (81W2007FFR) offers. Displayed at a competitive price, it is perfect for everyday office use thanks to its recent Dual Core AMD Athlon Silver processor backed by 8 GB of RAM and fast 512 GB SSD storage, all enclosed in a case of 2.2 kg for 19 mm thickness. The screen is basic, the keyboard is not backlit and the connection is mostly done, but the battery life is not ridiculous for a 17 inches.
Specifications of the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 17ADA05 (81W2007FFR)
|Screen (s)||17.3 “HD LED 250 nits (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Athlon Silver 3050U Picasso (2.3 GHz, 2 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (4 GB soldered 4 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz, 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon Vega 2|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (2242)|
|Connectivity||1 USB 2.0 2 USB 3.2 (Gen1), HDMI 1.4b, SD / SDHC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Audio system||2 1.5W Dolby Audio speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-Polymer 42Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.2 Kg / 402 x 281 x 19.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of Lenovo IdeaPad 3 17ADA05 (81W2007FFR)
Lenovo has decided to integrate a 17 inch into its S series of thin laptops and introduced the Lenovo IdeaPad 17ADA. This large format laptop PC takes place in a 19.9 mm thick chassis , a size worthy of the ultrabook clan (15 inches and below) for a weight reduced to 2.2 kg . It is particularly well optimized even if the format remains quite bulky (402 x 281 mm). Indeed, we can not decently compact the panel and Lenovo keeps a fairly imposing black frame as much of the screen.
Regarding the case itself, we remain on the entry level and even if the aesthetics are neat on a Platinum Gray color with a brushed effect, the IdeaPad 3 17IML05 is well surrounded exclusively by plastic (polycarbonate), therefore requiring a few strict precautions during handling. Otherwise, the finishes are neat and the look goes everywhere. Note also that the keyboard is not backlit.
Around the screen, Lenovo has sought to slightly refine the borders but without being borderless, which does not detract from the charm of the PC. We discover a screen with basic specifications: a standard definition (1600 x 900 px) and the support of a TN panel leading to narrow viewing angles. Good point, however, the anti-reflective treatment will prevent glare situations in a bright environment.
To finish with the study of the chassis, the connection is quite limited and forgets the USB Type-C port. There is a USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.2 ports, an HDMI output and an SD card reader. The Ethernet port has also been ousted on the altar of finesse and the wireless modules benefit from Wifi ac and recent Bluetooth 5.0.
Performance, battery life of Lenovo IdeaPad 3 17ADA05 (81W2007FFR)
In the foreground, the storage is entrusted to a 512 GB M.2 SSD which will bring a welcome dose of responsiveness to the system. Compared to a standard mechanical hard drive, is is quieter, more robust and energy efficient, and allows Windows to achieve remarkable smoothness with short load times and zero latency execution. What’s more, its capacity is nothing short of ridiculous and can accommodate a good chunk of your game library although some may not find it sufficient.
At the heart of the laptop, we are dealing with a recent AMD Athlon Silver 3050U low consumption APU presented at the same time as the Ryzen 4000 series at the start of 2020. This small processor delivers sufficient performance to run all common tasks (surfing the Internet , office tools, video playback) as well as minimal editing.
Good point, the 8 GB RAM ensures comfortable and smooth multitasking.
The AMD Radeon Vega 2 chipset integrated into the processor will take care of the graphics rendering, enough to support current use without the possibility of playing except facebook games.
Let’s finish with an idea of the battery life of this Lenovo IdeaPad 3 17ADA05 which has to deal with a low capacity battery (42 Whr). However, the ultrabook should still be around 6 hours in light use (web browsing with wifi).