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Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 3 Business Laptop (20YG003EUS)

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 3 Business Laptop (20YG003EUS)

This model ranked #3 among Laptops priced $500-1000 in terms of bang-for-the-buck.

This business-focused laptop is a natural fit for anyone with an appetite for productivity thanks to its powerful specs and speedy storage.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this Laptop which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

No Optical Drive. If you still use CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Ray disks on a regular basis, you will need an external drive to read them with this Laptop.$30+

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $20 on accessories, for a total cost of $870.

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Photo Editor
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User
  • Audio Editor

Compared to other Laptops

Bang for the Buck80th percentile
Versatility42th percentile
Power (General Purpose)71th percentile
Power (Graphical)56th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)67th percentile
Storage Space51th percentile
Portability47th percentile
Battery Autonomy69th percentile
Ease of Maintenance29th percentile
Longevity62th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck64th percentile
Versatility58th percentile
Power (General Purpose)52th percentile
Power (Graphical)47th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)56th percentile
Storage Space38th percentile
Portability63th percentile
Battery Autonomy69th percentile
Ease of Maintenance26th percentile
Longevity41th percentile

Specs

Screen

15.6", 1920×1080 (FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

Operating System

Windows 10, Pro Edition

CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, 6 cores clocked from 2.1 to 4 GHz

GPU

AMD Radeon RX Vega 7

Memory

8 GB

Storage

256 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Battery

45Wh

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (cm): w36.5 × d24 × h1.89

Dimensions (in): w14.37 × d9.45 × h0.74

Weight (kg): 1.7

Weight (lbs.): 3.75

Features

  • External Power Brick
  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • HDMI
  • IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.)
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • USB 2
  • USB Type-C
  • USB Type-A
  • USB 3.2
  • TPM & other Encryption Hardware
  • Ethernet 100
  • Ethernet 1000 (Gigabit)
  • Built-in Number Pad
  • Built-In Keyboard
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Bluetooth 5
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi 6 ax

Maintenance and Upgrades

Commonly Replaced Components

Battery: A technician can help you with that

Local Storage: A technician can help you with that

Memory: More complex than usual

GPU: Can't be repaired or updated

Additional Ressources

Software Compatibility

Here's how you can expect this laptop to fare with popular software based on developpers specified system requirements. For reference, a 1-star rating means minimal requirements are met and a 3-stars rating means recommended specs are met. Ratings beyond the 3-stars point could be advisable for uncommon scenarios like modding, working with very large and complex documents, etc.

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Specs

Screen

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Pricing

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Creative Pebble Plus 2.1 USB Desktop Speakers (51MF0480AA000)

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Pricing

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CPU

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