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Lenovo IdeaPad 3i 15-inch Laptop (82H801ECCF)

Lenovo IdeaPad 3i 15-inch Laptop (82H801ECCF)

This laptop was designed for cost-efficiency without sacrificing too much versatility. If you need a laptop for everyday tasks and want to avoid the constraints of a Chromebook, this might be the perfect solution on a tight budget.

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 $390.

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared to other Laptops

Bang for the Buck46th percentile
Versatility100th percentile
Power (General Purpose)40th percentile
Power (Graphical)62th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)76th percentile
Storage Space60th percentile
Portability24th percentile
Battery Autonomy45th percentile
Longevity6th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck36th percentile
Versatility100th percentile
Power (General Purpose)33th percentile
Power (Graphical)52th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)64th percentile
Storage Space43th percentile
Portability50th percentile
Battery Autonomy46th percentile
Longevity7th percentile

Specs

Screen

15.6", 1920×1080 (FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), Multiple Monitor Support

Operating System

Windows 11, Home Edition

CPU

Intel Pentium Gold 7505, 2 cores clocked from 2 to 3.5 GHz

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

256 GB total, Media Card Reader, Solid State (very fast)

Battery

45Wh

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (cm): w36.22 × d25.34 × h1.99

Dimensions (in): w14.26 × d64.36 × h5.05

Weight (kg): 1.701

Weight (lbs.): 3.75

Features

  • External Power Brick
  • Built-in Media Card Reader
  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • HDMI
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • USB 2
  • USB 3
  • USB Type-C
  • USB Type-A
  • USB 3.2
  • 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

I do not have much insight to offer regarding this product.

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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