Do you need to store a lot in your laptop? The Lenovo IdeaPad L3 15IML05 (81Y30042FR) offers you the space to do so with its 128 GB SSD coupled to a 1 TB hard drive. Designed mainly for office automation with the support of its 10th Core i5 Quad Core generation supported by 8 GB of RAM for browsing and storing smoothly, it meets the current needs of most users, excluding gamers and creatives of course. A matte Full HD screen is there to satisfy moviegoers even if its borders are not super thin, the design is neat and the connections adequate. On the other hand, we have already seen 15 inches thinner and more compact and the battery will not take you very far.
Specifications of Lenovo IdeaPad L3 15IML05 (81Y30042FR)
|Screen (s)||15.6 “Full HD 220nits LED (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-10210U Comet Lake (1.6 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (4 GB soldered 4 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz, 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD Graphics 620|
|Storage||128GB 1TB 5400RPM M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.1 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)|
|Audio system||2 1.5W Dolby Audio speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||6 hours / Li-ion 36Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.2 Kg / 363 x 254 x 22.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of Lenovo IdeaPad L3 15IML05 (81Y30042FR)
For this new generation and this name change, IdeaPad L3, Lenovo actually borrows its case from the Lenovo IdeaPad L340. The color “Platinum Gray” is entirely silver with an elegant brushed effect affixed to the back of the cover and around the keyboard. The cover is also covered with a metallic finish supposed to protect against shocks. Finally, we observe that the Lenovo logo migrates on the edge of the cover and the base for a sober look, without frills
Question measurements, Lenovo therefore did not wish to enter the current trend of thin and light cases with a laptop PC 23 mm thick and 2.2 kg on the scale, nor in that of borderless screens from elsewhere. Note also that the keyboard is not backlit on this reference.
Inside, we open on a screen that deploys a Full HD definition (1920 x 1080 pixels) whose high display density offers all the latitude to view content in High Definition and to enjoy a perfectly clear image at the naked eye. At the same time, the anti-reflective treatment will play its share of comfort to work in good conditions in a bright atmosphere but we are dealing with a TN panel. So expect narrow approach angles and not always very accurate colorimetry.
To finish with the study of the case, the connection gains a USB Type-C port in addition to two USB 3.1 ports but loses the SD card reader, it\’s a shame. There is also a Gigabit Ethernet port, an HDMI output and Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 5.0 wireless modules. The keyboard has a numeric keypad and the DVD player is not on the menu for this particular model. For confidentiality, Lenovo provides a physical cover that covers the webcam when you are not using it. Well seen.
Performance, battery life of Lenovo IdeaPad L3 15IML05 (81Y30042FR)
Inside the Lenovo IdeaPad L3 15IML05 (81Y30042FR), a 10th generation (2019) Comet Lake processor , the Core i5-10210U Quad Core. Thus, the PC covers all current use (Web browsing, Office processing, video) with a fairly advanced command in more demanding applications using multicore architecture (video editing, light Photoshop …). Attention, we are on low consumption and not powerful processors type -H. In fact, if you try your hand at CPU intensive tasks, you will face more or less harmful latencies. With 8 GB of RAM behind, the system will not lose fluidity in multitasking in the context of everyday use.
In the absence of a dedicated card, only the Intel UHD 620 chip is used for all the tasks that require graphics support and if its services are perfect in current use, it will not be able to support more demanding than old games.
Another fundamental element here, storage is there to promote system responsiveness while providing vast capacity. Indeed, the dedicated 128 GB SSD will be able to accommodate the operating system and some programs and games and thus contribute to a more responsive execution, shorter loading times and an overall more lively environment while the hard drive of 1000 Go will allow you to archive your entire game library without limit.
Finally, the small battery capacity (36 Whr) of this Lenovo IdeaPad L3 does not really encourage mobility. And for good reason, it will not be able to offer more than 5 hours of autonomy in Web browsing with active Wifi. Good point, Lenovo has equipped the PC with RapidCharge technology which allows “to go the battery from 0 to 80% in less than an hour” so you can get back to work quickly.