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Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.Your computer will not be limited to technical specifications, so we have built a test plan according to the use you will make of it.So we ran tests on Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IMH05 to find out what it was worth.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.
IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IMH05 enough for internet use?
Your needs are almost exclusively internet browsing and some word processing documents, but you don’t want any quality defects in this laptop.The objective is to ensure the proper execution of the tasks you request.
It is in this spirit that Lenovo has developed this IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IMH05.A well-made laptop that positions itself as mid-range compared to its competitors and because of its price. Material that seem to be well-designed.
With a 15 inches size, you’re going to have some trouble carrying it around. The processor chosen for this model is a Core i5-10300H. Indeed, the power it delivers is interesting, even if it is not the latest generation of component. Moreover, because of this processor, you can be sure that you have a tool that allows you to navigate the Internet correctly. The 8 Gb of RAM available on this IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IMH05 is correct, equivalent to other products in the same price range. Everyone is free to hand in a little more memory, for work that requires it.
The 500 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. If, on the other hand, you are storing photos, video or music, it will be filled up quickly. Lenovo comes with this IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IMH05 a laptop that you’ll keep for a few years before it becomes obsolete.
Finally, an important point for a laptop: autonomy; here you will have 6 hours of freedom before you have to plug it back into the socket. This is standard for this range of laptops, and for the type of battery it is equipped with. It would be more interesting for the same price, to buy a desktop or a tablet, more powerful on the part autonomy and web surfing.
Is IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IMH05 one for watching movies and listening to music ?
You are considering laptops for standard multimedia use (watching movies, storing photos, listening to music)! Lenovo offers the IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IMH05 perfect for that. Not the best, however it is one of the models existing in a tight price range.
In order to see if it will meet your needs, we have tested it for audio and video use.
For this model, Lenovo thought big. Large by size, with 15 inches and a high resolution of 1920×1080. This model has a wide screen that will be essential for viewing your movies and streaming video. The color contrast is sharp, and the image is bright, no matter from what angle you look at it.
Note that one eliminatory criteria for some nomadic users is its weight; here this model weighs 2.2 kg, partly because of the screen size.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
For the sound part, the IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IMH05 is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
The processor installed on this model is a Core i5-10300H sufficient one for audio and video. Although it is in the middle of the range, this processor will be able to evolve according to your future needs, and in the immediate future will allow a good compatibility with all your peripherals. So your multimedia sessions will be fluid.
With NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
On the connectivity side, you will have 3 ports. About the average compared to the competition.You will need to prioritize the devices you want to connect, as they will not all fit at the same time.
Finally concerning the battery life, you will have time before you have to think about reconnecting the power cable. 6 hours of battery life is enough for the vast majority of the videos you’ll see.
Is IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IMH05 planned for travelling ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IMH05 to be easily carried around. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model Lenovo. Having tested this laptop in situations as diverse as traveling, in a suitcase between shirts and jeans, while traveling between home and work, on a family weekend, here’s what you should remember.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
It IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IMH05 is in the average, neither too light nor too heavy: 2.2 Kg. You can transport it easily, without too much effort. On the other hand, it is also pleasant to use it to surf the internet or write e-mails. With its 15 inches, the screen will however render a large image.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
The energy consumed by the processor Core i5-10300H is in the average currently.
However, please note that the autonomy indicated by Lenovo must be reduced. This is an estimate for average current use; you can consider that the actual range will be around 75%.
An autonomy of 6 hours allows this model to average what the competitors do.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 500 Gb SSD hard drive. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
When away on business, your laptop will mostly stay at the hotel. And the only times you’ll have to carry it will be between the bus or train and your hotel room. The main reason is its 15 inches, which makes it one of the largest in its class; every move, with its weight, may be difficult.
Lenovo provides 3connectors on this model. This is roughly equivalent to what the competition is offering.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
Finally with the IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IMH05, Lenovo deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.
The IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IMH05- the right model for audio or video editing ?
The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. Clearly, this IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IMH05corresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. With these components, Lenovo puts at your disposal a laptop whose computing speed has been improved since the last generation. It is a laptop designed for multitasking presented with Windows 10, which will allow to manage at the same time the audio-video applications consuming calculations.
Possibly for occasional use, the processor Core i5-10300H will allow you to perform certain tasks, if they are initiated individually. With its 8 Gb of RAM, it has enough memory for image processing. This model comes with a pre-installed software suite by default. If you decide to install pro applications, you may need to add more memory or you may experience performance degradation.
The designers of Lenovo have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IMH05 has only got one, with total 500 Gb storage for your movies and music. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
As far as autonomy is concerned, it’s not extraordinary. For 6 hours of autonomy, you have a little time to work on your edits. A duration which is on the other hand equivalent to the other machines at the moment.
On the connection side, the IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IMH05i s equipped with USB 3 technology. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
It IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IMH05 is consequently well designed for this type of use. And much more if you finally decide to use it only for word processing or web browsing, instead of audio video editing. And at a price that is well ranked.
With this IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IMH05 product, Lenovooffer us a good start for an advanced use of audio and video editing.
IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IMH05 the right choice to play online?
There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. It appears that in terms of performance or on the issue of general cooling, this IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IMH05 is one of the models in the average. During our tests, we found that the computer was raised correctly, as soon as the scenes in some games required fast movements and colour changes.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
With its graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti card and processor Core i5-10300H, Lenovo has indeed chosen an interesting option. Even if the components are not to the level of the best, the processor Core i5-10300H and the board NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti allow to achieve a very good result in terms of image and colors.
For the vast majority of users, this brings a result perfectly adapted to most of the games of the moment.
The huge advantage of choosing a gamer laptop is that they are able to do everything very quickly. This model is one of the most powerful of the moment, it will be able to make very complex calculations and display your games in a fluid and realistic way.
With its 500 Gb of space, this IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IMH05 is on a level playing field with its competitors. Not necessary for everyone who plays online, but convenient for those who prefer to play locally.
For online gaming, it IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IMH05 has high quality Wi-Fi. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
As far as space requirements are concerned, this computer weighs 2.2 Kg and is 15 inches sized; it is in the average range of other laptops.
For the autonomy, it is in the average of the other laptops, that is to say about 6 hours.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. And if necessary, you can use it for internet browsing and e-mail.
The IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IMH05 for office automation.
Like the majority of its competitors, Lenovo has designed IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IMH05 for office automation. It is a mature product.
Lenovo has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It is equipped with Windows 10.
Neither too heavy nor too light. Average weight, with 2.2 Kg.
Key spacing will be important for office use. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
Lenovo chose the matt tile option for this IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IMH05 that does not reflect light. But at the same time, the light intensity is low enough so as not to tire the eyes in the dark.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
About storage, this model has average space . About 500 Gb, more than enough for office use.
Ultimately, this IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IMH05 is an intermediate choice. Well placed in terms of price, it will meet your needs for office use.
Finally, the IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IMH05….
The conclusion of the test IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IMH05 is that almost all its specifications are below the others. Its aging technology will make its use disappointing fairly quickly.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– travel use
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– making audio and video editing