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Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 3 15-inch Business Laptop (20YG003DUS)

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 3 15-inch Business Laptop (20YG003DUS)

This model ranked #5 among Laptops priced over $1000 in terms of bang-for-the-buck.

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

Thanks to detailed documentation, this laptop is straightforward to upgrade and maintain if needed, making it a better long-term prospect than your average laptop even though the initial 8GB of RAM is soldered to the board.

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 $1050.

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared to other Laptops

Bang for the Buck86th percentile
Versatility14th percentile
Power (General Purpose)92th percentile
Power (Graphical)82th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)76th percentile
Storage Space60th percentile
Portability42th percentile
Battery Autonomy63th percentile
Ease of Maintenance78th percentile
Longevity74th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck84th percentile
Versatility29th percentile
Power (General Purpose)74th percentile
Power (Graphical)66th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)64th percentile
Storage Space43th percentile
Portability60th percentile
Battery Autonomy63th percentile
Ease of Maintenance73th percentile
Longevity59th 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 7 5700U, 8 cores clocked from 1.8 to 4.3 GHz

GPU

AMD Radeon RX Vega 8

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 × d60.96 × h4.8

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: Easy project for an enthusiast

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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