Lenovo IdeaPad 3 17.3″ HD+ Laptop w/ Ryzen 5 5500U
2022 latest model Lenovo IdeaPad 17.3” Laptop comes with a HD+ very large display, an advanced AMD Ryzen 5 5500U processor, Radeon Vega 7 graphics, 1TB PCIe Solid State Drive, 20GB DDR4 RAM memory, Windows 11 Home 64-bit operating system, a HD webcam on the top bezel, fingerprint reader and modern connectivity options.
The average user rating is 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3 customers at the time of this product review. You can purchase the same machine with different combinations of 12GB, 20GB and 36GB RAM and/or 512GB, 1TB and 2TB SSD. Please check the current prices of these versions on the Amazon.com product page. Lenovo IdeaPad first became available on March 30, 2022 and is ranked in the top 110 best sellers at the moment. Please note that the original seal of this laptop was opened only for the upgrades after testing and inspection.
The quarter one of 2021 release 6-core AMD Ryzen 5 5500U processor (11M cache, 12 threads with hyper-threading) works at the speeds between 2.10GHz and 4.00GHz with the turbo boost function. The average CPU Passmark benchmark score is 13190 at the moment for an advanced overall performance level that is claimed to perform better than the 11th generation Intel i7-11375H. 1TB PCIe NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive is also an upgraded amount for quick data transfers and boot ups. The typical TDP- Thermal Design Power is 15 watts and will help with lower energy consumption and longer battery life of up to 10 hours at the reduced light settings.
The upgraded 20GB high-bandwidth memory at 2666MHz is a large amount that will allow you to run different browser tabs and apps simultaneously without lagging or freezing. About 1.5GB of that RAM will be used by the integrated Radeon 7 graphics. Windows 11 Home 64-bit operating system is pre-installed on this laptop and has all the nice features of Windows 10 and an interface that looks a bit like Mac OS with the taskbar in the centre and rounded corners. It has a non-backlit full size keyboard with a numeric pad on the side for easier number crunching and a responsive touchpad.
17.3-inch HD+ anti-glare LED-backlit display has the 1600 x 900-pixel resolution, 60% NTSC and TN panel. So you won’t get the same screen performance of a Full HD or higher resolution display with an IPS panel with 178-degree viewing angles. But it is still adequate with clear picture overall, vibrant colors and good contrast. AMD Radeon Vega 7 graphics offers decent performance for daily use for a built-in GPU that shares the memory with the processor. You can play the older, less demanding titles like Dirt Rally 2.0 and Fifa 20 at the high settings and 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution and some demanding ones at lower settings.
Sound quality is reasonable for a laptop through the stereo speakers, with the HD Audio and Realtek ALC3287 codec. There is a 720p HD built-in webcam with the dual array microphones and a privacy shutter. There is no Optical DVD Drive and the connectivity options include the 802.11ac wireless 2×2, Bluetooth 5.0, 4-in-1 Media Card Reader, a USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 port for data transfer only, a USB 3.2 Gen 1 port, a USB 2.0 port, a HDMI 1.4b output and a headphone/microphone combo jack. Abyss Blue Lenovo IdeaPad laptop weighs 4.63 pounds and measures 15.71 x 10.79 x 0.78 inches. It is a modern large screen laptop with the high end Ryzen 5 5500U can handle almost any workload as of mid-2022.