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Vivobook 14
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IdeaPad 3 15"
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Advantages of the ASUS Vivobook 14
  • Good overall build quality
  • Very good portability
Advantages of the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15"
  • Good for general use
  • Good for software development
  • Good for content creation

Key differences

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Screen Quality

6.3
Vivobook 14
IdeaPad 3 15"
6.4
14.0in
SIZE
15.6in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
250.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
312.0 nits
The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15" has a better screen than the ASUS Vivobook 14 for general use, content creation, and software development.

Portability

Very Good
Vivobook 14
IdeaPad 3 15"
Good
14.0in
SIZE
15.6in
3.0 lbs
WEIGHT
3.5 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The ASUS Vivobook 14 has very good portability, while the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15" has good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Cost

$380
Vivobook 14
IdeaPad 3 15"
$446
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The ASUS Vivobook 14 has a price of $380 and the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15" costs $446.
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Key similarities

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General Use

6.9
Vivobook 14
IdeaPad 3 15"
7.3
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
250.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
312.0 nits
7.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
6.5 Hours
6.7/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.5/10
8.5/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.7/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15" to be good for general use, while the ASUS Vivobook 14 is only fair.

Gaming and AI

6.0
Vivobook 14
IdeaPad 3 15"
6.1
3.6/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
3.6/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
7.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
9.5/10
The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15" and ASUS Vivobook 14 are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

6.3
Vivobook 14
IdeaPad 3 15"
6.7
6.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.4/10
3.6/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
3.6/10
8.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15" and ASUS Vivobook 14 are both only fair for engineering and design.

Content Creation

6.9
Vivobook 14
IdeaPad 3 15"
7.3
6.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.4/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
8.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15" to be good for content creation, while the ASUS Vivobook 14 is only fair.

Software Development

6.8
Vivobook 14
IdeaPad 3 15"
7.2
6.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.4/10
8.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
6.7/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.5/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15" to be good for software development, while the ASUS Vivobook 14 is only fair.

Battery

7.0 Hours
Vivobook 14
IdeaPad 3 15"
6.5 Hours
The ASUS Vivobook 14 has 7 hours of battery life. The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15" has 6.5 hours of battery life.

Build Quality

7.0
Vivobook 14
IdeaPad 3 15"
6.5
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers ASUS Vivobook 14 to have good build quality, while the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15" has only fair build quality.

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How the ASUS Vivobook 14 and the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15" compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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ASUS Vivobook 14Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15"
ASUS Vivobook 14Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15"

GENERAL

Price
$380
$446
Release Date
March 1, 2023April 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
12.8'' x 8.4'' x 0.7''14.1'' x 9.3'' x 0.78''
Weight
3.09 lbs3.59 lbs
Width
12.79"14.14"
Depth
8.42"9.31"

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-1235UIntel i5-1235U
RAM
8 GB8 GB
DDR Memory Version
44
RAM Slots
11
Storage
256 GB512 GB

BATTERY

Battery Life
7 Hours6.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
42 Wh45 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"15.6"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
250 nits312 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7/106.5/10
Portability Score
8.5/107.8/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Premium Business Laptop
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
7.5/109.5/10

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
6.8/106.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
6/106.5/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
YesYes
Backlit Keyboard
NoYes
Number Pad
NoYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
32
USB-C ports
11
USB-C Charging
NoYes
Display Outputs
12
Thunderbolt Ports
00

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Sascha Mölck | February 2023
"The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 is an enduring office notebook with a powerful Ryzen APU. Lenovo's office all-rounder easily handles office and internet applications as well as modest games - the Ryzen 5 5625U APU and 16 GB of RAM make this possible. The CPU and GPU can work at consistently high clock rates. The emission values are okay, but the noise emissions should be lower under medium to full load. The relatively light notebook (approx. 1.6 kg) achieves practical battery runtimes of about 10 to 11 hours."

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About ASUS

ASUS, a Taiwanese electronics brand, is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. The majority of their laptops are targeted towards personal use or gaming. Their most popular product lines include the budget-friendly VivoBook, more premium ZenBook, and their TUF and ROG gaming laptops, the latter of which has a reputation for excellent gaming performance.

About Lenovo

Lenovo is a Chinese technology company, and one of the largest personal computer vendor. They are well known for a variety of technology products, including laptops. Their consumer series include their entry level IdeaPad and LOQ series and mid-to-high-end Yoga and Legion series. On the business-oriented side, their series include their entry-level ThinkBook series and mid-to-high-end ThinkPad series. Lenovo laptops offer strong performance for reasonable prices, and are often on sale.

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