Lenovo IdeaPad 3 17"

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 17"

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 17"

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BEST RATING
Operating Noise:
4.9
GENERAL USE: Good7.3/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.2/10
ENG/DESIGN: Fair6.7/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.1/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.3/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.1/10
BATTERY: Good7.8/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.8/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Fair6.8/10
SIZE: 17.3"

The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 17" is a good option if you're looking for a reasonably priced laptop with a large screen and satisfactory performance for general use. With a Ryzen 5 processor and decent graphics capabilities, it's suitable for everyday tasks and some light multimedia work. Its larger screen size might affect portability, and at 4.49 pounds, it's not the lightest for frequent travel. The sturdy build quality is praised, but the design may not appeal to those looking for a premium aesthetic. It's well-equipped with a number pad and a backlit keyboard, enhancing productivity in various lighting conditions. Overall, it's a solid general-use laptop with moderate battery life, allowing for good unplugged usage. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Large 17-inch display
  • Decent battery life
  • Number pad on keyboard
  • Ryzen 5 processor
  • 512GB storage space
Cons
  • Not very portable
  • No touchscreen
  • Mediocre build quality
  • Only 8GB RAM

Ratings by Category

Operating Noise:
4.9
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Battery Life:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
General Use:
4.1
The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 17" is well-suited for general use due to its capable AMD Ryzen 5 processor and 8GB of RAM, which are sufficient for everyday computing tasks. While its 17.3" IPS screen provides decent resolution and color coverage, making it good for media consumption, it's less portable due to its larger size and moderate battery life.
Software Development:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Content Creation:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Portability:
4.1
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.0
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Engineering & Design:
3.7
The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 17" offers moderate performance in CPU and GPU, suitable for less demanding engineering and design tasks, but may lack the power for intensive simulations and high-end graphics work. The screen quality is decent with adequate color coverage and contrast, providing satisfactory visuals for design, but professionals may desire higher color accuracy and resolution for precision work.
Build Quality:
3.5
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Keyboard Quality:
3.5
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Gaming & AI:
3.2
The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 17" offers modest performance for gaming and 3D applications due to its integrated GPU, which is less powerful than dedicated gaming GPUs; additionally, it features a standard screen refresh rate, which may not be as smooth as higher refresh rate screens. While the CPU can handle some gaming demands, and the screen quality is satisfactory with an IPS panel, they cannot compensate for the limitations of the GPU and refresh rate for high-end gaming or intensive 3D work.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$542
Release Date
April 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
15.7'' x 10.8'' x 0.78''
Weight
4.49 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 5625U
Graphics
Vega 7
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
8 GB
DDR Memory Version
4

BATTERY

Battery Life
9 Hours
Battery Capacity
45 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
17.3"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
307 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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6.5/10
Portability Score
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7.2/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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9.5/10
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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6.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
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6/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
Yes
Backlit Keyboard
No
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
2
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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Alex Iliev | December 2022
"The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 17" defies expectations. Indeed, it is just a minor upgrade over last year. However, this doesn’t make the laptop any less terrific. It’s got a great performance, courtesy of the Ryzen 5x25U processors. In addition, you get a pretty good battery life. Perhaps, the 2-hour decrease in video playback, compared to last year is not great, but still, 10 hours of Web browsing and 7 hours of video playback is okay for 17-inch notebooks."

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