Running Windows 11 Pro, the thin and light aluminum Lenovo ThinkBook 15 G3 LCD (21A4017UFR) 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare display multipurpose laptop benefits from a backlit keyboard, fingerprint reader and connectivity with Wi-Fi 6 and USB-C. This laptop with a sleek silver design relies on a fast 512GB SSD storage that boosts its responsiveness, 16GB of RAM as well as an AMD Ryzen 7 Octo Core Lucienne processor with Radeon Vega 8 graphics model for good performance in everyday use,t modest multimedia work and light gaming.
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 G3 LCD (21A4017UFR) performance, battery life
The Lenovo ThinkBook 15 G3 LCD (21A4017UFR) is a thin and light 15-inch High Definition laptop for everyday multipurpose use.
The overall performance provided by this versatile aluminum laptop is able to satisfy many users as it relies on a low-power AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Lucienne Ryzen 7 5700U Octo Core processor combined with 16GB of RAM.
This core is particularly suitable for modest multimedia work using multicore and RAM, such as photo editing or video encoding.
In addition, it allows you to view photos and videos, but also to play light games. And this is thanks to the Radeon Vega 8 graphics solution directly integrated into the Ryzen 7, while no dedicated graphics card is on board.
However, if you are planning to do a lot of CPU- and/or graphics-intensive work, you should opt for a PC with a non-low-power processor and/or an appropriate dedicated graphics card.
In any case, the SSD storage clearly enhances the reactivity and fluidity in everyday life compared to a simple hard disk.
Thanks to the SSD, processing is much faster, for example, as are software launches and start/stop operations, and you can get to online game maps much faster.
An SSD is indeed much faster than a hard disk and offers other advantages such as lower energy consumption, silent operation and greater robustness.
Here we find a 512GB SSD, a capacity in line with the standard of hard drives.
However, if you need more space, you can add a second SSD via the available M.2 slot.
Or use an external storage unit such as a USB-C/USB 3.0 device for fast transfers.
As for the autonomy, bet on approximately 7 hours of operation on battery in light use for this computer whose transport is facilitated by the controlled weight and the thinness.
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 G3 LCD (21A4017UFR) Specifications
|Screen(s)||15.6″ Full HD IPS LED 45% NTSC 250cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-reflective/matte)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 5700U Lucienne (1.8 GHz, 8 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (8 GB soldered + 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (20 GB), 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon Vega 8 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4, 2242) + 1 free M.2 slot (PCIe 3.0 x2, 2280)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.2 (1 Always On) + 2 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 1.4b, SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader (TPM 2.0 security chip)|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 1.5W) Dolby Audio|
|Operating system||Windows 11 Pro 64 bit|
|Announced autonomy / Battery||7 hours / Li-Polymer 2 cells 45Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.7 Kg / 357 x 235 x 18.9|
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 G3 LCD (21A4017UFR) vs. the competition
The Lenovo ThinkBook 15 G3 LCD (21A4017UFR) is currently on special offer at Lenovo and is positioned as one of the only laptops in its category to run under the Pro system with a biometric authentication solution as well as a high-performance processor (Octo Core).
If this laptop does not fully meet your needs, we invite you to consult our guide Cheap Laptop, you will find other similar laptops that can be good alternatives to the Lenovo ThinkBook 15 G3 LCD (21A4017UFR).
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 G3 LCD (21A4017UFR) chassis, connectors, screen
With its light silver Mineral Grey design with sandblasted anodized finish and aluminum shell, this versatile laptop has a clean, elegant look.
It runs Windows 11 Pro, a more comprehensive edition of Windows 11 with advanced networking and security tools like BitLocker.
As a biometric reader is integrated, you can authenticate yourself by fingerprint recognition in a simple and secure way, thanks to the TPM 2.0 security chip and the Windows Hello technology.
The connectivity integrated in this laptop is good, including 2 USB-C (against 1 usually), a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to a TV or a monitor for example, Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 5.1 for connections and remote communications, an audio port or 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 peripherals.
The keys of the chiclet keyboard can be backlit, which is useful for better distinguishing the keys when the ambient light is limited.
With its 16:9 format and its Full HD definition, the screen is well suited to displaying videos and more generally high-definition content. Its anti-reflection treatment makes it more readable than a glossy panel in bright environments (e.g. outdoors). The screen also has large vertical and horizontal viewing angles thanks to its IPS technology, but not high-end since the colorimetry is classic.