An inexpensive large-format laptop with a sleek silver design, the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 17IIL05 (81WF003VFR) boasts fast 512GB SSD storage for increased responsiveness. This thin and light laptop PC is suitable for everyday use with its Intel Core i3 Ice Lake processor and 8 GB of RAM.
Specifications of the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 17IIL05 (81WF003VFR)
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” WXGA HD LED 250cd / m² (1600×900, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-1005G1 Ice Lake (1.2 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB (4 GB soldered 4 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz (20 GB) 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2, 2280) 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 42Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.2 Kg / 402 x 281.25 x 19.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of Lenovo IdeaPad 3 17IIL05 (81WF003VFR)
It sports an elegant and discreet design with its relatively thin and light light silver Platinum Gray chassis.
This laptop PC has a good connection including a practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or a monitor for example, an audio port, wireless Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 5.0 modules for connections and communications remotely but also 3 USBs (all compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0), USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers made up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are plugged in.
The screen is adorned with an anti-reflective treatment making it less tiring for the eyes in the long run than a shiny panel and more readable in a bright environment (eg outdoors). For the rest, the screen adopts classic specifications with its definition of 1600×900 and its 16: 9 format lending itself well to video playback.
Performance, battery life of Lenovo IdeaPad 3 17IIL05 (81WF003VFR)
The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 17IIL05 (81WF003VFR) is a relatively thin and light 17-inch laptop designed for everyday use.
In this area, as in Internet surfing and office automation, this elegant silver-designed laptop PC delivers good performance. It indeed integrates a Core i3-1005G1 Intel Ice Lake low consumption processor coupled with 8 GB of RAM very appreciable in multitasking.
In addition, the Core i3-1005G1 integrates the Intel UHD 620 graphics part. Its performance is certainly modest, but it allows you to watch photos and videos. However, as it does not come with a dedicated graphics card, this PC is not designed for heavy graphics work such as games.
Note, however, that the Core i3 reveals its limits under applications requiring processor resources, like the AMD Ryzen 3 and less powerful processors obviously.
Storage will interest more than one because it is entrusted to a silent SSD but also more robust than a hard drive, less energy and much faster.
As a result, thanks to the SSD, responsiveness and fluidity are enhanced on a daily basis compared to a hard drive, which implies, for example, much faster starts / stops and software launches.
With its 512 GB, the SSD competes in capacity with the standard of hard drives. What if we need more space? A 2.5 inch slot is free to add a second SSD or a hard drive.
Of course, one can also rely on an external storage unit such as a USB 3.0 device to achieve fast transfers.
As for the battery life of this computer whose finesse and controlled weight facilitate transport for a 17-inch, bet on about 5 hours of battery operation in light use. If this large format is not one of the most easily transportable, it has the advantage of being comfortable for mainly sedentary use (eg at home).