A relatively thin and light versatile laptop, the Lenovo Ideapad 3 17ARE05-621 (81W5002FFR) with 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare display relies on an AMD Octo Core Renoir Ryzen 7 processor with Radeon Vega 7 graphics solution for good performance in use. power and the ability to run low-power games. Too bad, however, that it does not include USB-C and a keyboard backlighting system.
Specifications Lenovo Ideapad 3 17ARE05-621 (81W5002FFR)
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” Full HD LED IPS 300 cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 4700U Renoir (2.0 GHz, 8 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB (4 GB soldered 4 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz (20 GB)|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon Vega 7 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe x2, 2242) 1 free 2.5 inch slot|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 2.0, HDMI 1.4b, SD / SDHC / SDXC / MMC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 1.5W), Dolby Audio|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-ion 3 cells 42Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.2 Kg / 402 x 281.25 x 19.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of Lenovo Ideapad 3 17ARE05-621 (81W5002FFR)
It has an elegant and discreet look with its light silver Platinum Gray case with brushed metal finish.
This versatile laptop is well-equipped in terms of connectivity with its convenient HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor, its wireless Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 5.0 modules for remote connections and communications, its port audio as well as its 3 USBs including 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers made up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected to it.
Too bad, however, to note the absence of Ethernet and USB 3.1 Type-C ports but also of the keyboard backlighting system, a feature expected with regard to the positioning of this PC.
In any case, the screen will be of interest to lovers of videos and more generally of High Definition content because it adopts a 16: 9 format and a precise Full HD definition. In addition, thanks to its IPS technology, the screen reproduces colors more faithfully than average while ensuring wide vertical and horizontal viewing angles. As it is anti-reflective, the screen also offers better visibility in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel.
Performance, battery life of Lenovo Ideapad 3 17ARE05-621 (81W5002FFR)
The Lenovo Ideapad 3 17ARE05-621 (81W5002FFR) is a 17-inch laptop designed for general-purpose general use.
It integrates 8 GB of RAM coupled with an AMD Octo Core APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) processor low consumption Ryzen 7 4700U Renoir.
As a result, this laptop PC delivers good general performance that is suitable for many users.
However, it should be borne in mind that to often carry out work requiring processor resources, it is better to turn to a PC with a non-low consumption processor.
While it doesn’t carry a dedicated graphics card, this sleek, large-format silver computer is capable of running low-power games. This is thanks to the Radeon Vega 7 graphics part housed within the Ryzen 7 Octo Core Renoir processor. Because it is significantly more efficient than the classic UHD 620 of Intel processors and is positioned at the level of a dedicated entry-level GPU.
In terms of storage, Lenovo opts for an SSD that rivals the standard of hard drives in terms of capacity with its 512 GB while being more robust, less energy-consuming, silent and much faster.
Result thanks to the SSD, we obtain a much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than with a simple hard drive. For example, we benefit from much faster starts / stops, processing and launches of applications or even faster arrival on the cards of online games.
Obviously if you ever need more space, you can use an external storage unit. Favoring a USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting option for obtaining fast transfers.
We also have the possibility of adding a second SSD or a hard drive by exploiting the free 2.5 inch slot.
As for battery life, expect around 5 hours of battery operation in light use for this computer whose transport is facilitated by the thinness and weight contained for a 17-inch, large format particularly comfortable for mainly sedentary use (eg: at home).