Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14 81WA00B1US Affordable Laptop

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Specifications of the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14 81WA00B1US

Here are the specs of the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14 81WA00B1US with descriptions of its features. For comparison against other laptops, you can use the "Compare Specs" button.

Brand Lenovo
Laptop Type Standard non-convertible laptop

This laptop features a clamshell-only design, without ability to convert itself into a tablet.

Affordable laptop

It is usually priced at below $500, making it an affordable laptop PC.
Performance Entry-level performance

This notebook provides a basic computing power. It can be used for the daily home and office tasks, but operation won't be as smooth as on the mid-range or high-performance laptops. On the positive side, entry-level laptops tend to be very power efficient. Read more about performance of the laptop in the CPU, GPU, RAM, and Storage sections below.
Screen Size 14-inch

The 14" laptop screens are a compromise between portability of 13.3" or smaller laptop displays and comfort of the popular 15.6-inchers.
Screen Resolution 1366x768 pixels HD

This is an entry-level screen resolution, oftentimes found on budget laptops. It doesn't deliver picture sharpness and space on the screen like the Full HD or higher resolution laptop displays do.
Touchscreen No

This laptop doesn't support touchscreen input.
Other Display Specs TN type

Displays based on the old TN technology lack wide viewing angles you can find on IPS screens. The colors may look washed out or inverted at certain viewing angles.

Anti-glare coating

Anti-glare coating reduces ambient light reflections, as opposed to the glare-type displays with more vivid colors.
About Laptop Display Learn about laptop PC displays here.
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium Gold 6405U (decent for daily computing, but not fully smooth)
About Processors The laptop's processor (CPU) is the main chip of the system and a very important computing performance factor.
Graphics (GPU) Intel UHD integrated graphics of 10th Gen Core i3, i5, i7 U and H (for light gaming)
About Graphics Processors Graphics processor (GPU) is the main factor for 3D gaming performance. It also affects performance of other graphics intensive tasks like some image and video editing operations.
System Memory (RAM) Size 4GB RAM

4GB is a small RAM size for computing in 2022. For smooth operation of a laptop during everyday tasks, at least 8GB is recommended.
About RAM System memory (RAM) size determines multi-tasking capability of a laptop - how many tasks and programs you can run at the same time. Some programs and games may require large RAM to run properly.

Learn about RAM of laptop PCs here.
Data Storage 128GB SSD

128GB is a relatively small storage space. However, it is usable if you don't store a lot of large files like movies and don't install a lot of programs.
About Data Storage Storage capacity determines how much data you can store locally on your laptop. SSD storage is much faster than HDD storage.

Learn about laptop PC data storage here.
DVD Optical Drive None
Keyboard & Input Non-backlit keyboard without dedicated number pad

The keyboard has no backlit keys and no separate numeric pad you can usually find on the right side of the keyboard on many laptop models.

Touchpad with click buttons built into the surface

The left and right click buttons are built into the surface of the touchpad, as opposed to separate physical buttons.
Speakers & Audio Stereo speakers

As usual, the device features a pair of built-in stereo speakers.

Combo microphone and headphones audio jack

This laptop has the ordinary 3.5mm combo audio jack that supports both headphone output and microphone input simultaneously.
Camera Front-facing web camera

Laptops usually feature a frontal webcam located on the display bezel. This laptop is no exception.

VGA 480p resolution

This is a low web camera resolution in comparison to the common 720p laptop webcam resolution, so it can't produce a sharp picture. It's especially low in comparison to resolutions of modern smartphones.
Wi-Fi Wireless 802.11AC

The 802.11AC is the previous-generation wireless networking standard. It's also known as Wi-Fi 5. 802.11AC is succeeded by 802.11AX Wi-Fi 6 with data transfer speed and multi-device connectivity improvements.
Ethernet Network Port No

This laptop has no Ethernet LAN port for wired internet and networking connectivity.
Bluetooth Yes

This laptop has a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to connect the computer to Bluetooth mice and other Bluetooth peripherals, smartphones, and other Bluetooth-equipped devices.
USB Ports 1 x USB 2.0

A standard full-size USB port.

2 x USB 3.0

A pair of full-size USB ports.
Video Output Ports 1 x HDMI

HDMI is a widely used digital video output port. You can find HDMI-in ports on most computer monitors and TVs.
Media Card Reader SD card reader

The laptop has a slot for full-size SD memory cards, used in many digital cameras. You can also use microSD cards with a card adapter.
Battery "Up to 6 hours" of battery life

(according to manufacturer)
About Battery The battery life varies depending on usage, settings, and other factors.
Weight 3.3 pounds
Height 0.8"
Width 12.9"
Depth 9.5"
Casing Material Plastics
Casing Color Black
Windows Version Windows 10 in S mode

Windows 10 in S mode is a very secure but limited Windows version that can't run every Windows program. It is upgradeable free-of-charge to full Windows 10, supporting all modern Windows programs. You can also upgrade to Windows 11, if the hardware requirements are met. More info on windows.com.
Warranty 1-year

A typical laptop warranty length.
Year of Release 2020

Laptops released in 2020.
Country / Region United States

The device under this particular SKU name is sold on the US market. It may be also available under different SKU names in the US and other regions.

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User Reviews and Q&A on the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14 81WA00B1US

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  1. Question

    Divine

    Pls can it run any game like Fifa 20 above?

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    • Dan

      This is a weak laptop for FIFA 20 and gaming in general. If it’s playable at all, I assume FIFA 20 will run on slow frame rates even on the lowest graphics detail settings, likely at around 20 fps.

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    • Divine

      My God
      What about Fifa 18 or 19?

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    • Dan

      I think 18 and 19 are either slightly lighter or the same as 20. What can certainly help is adding another RAM module to increase it to 8GB and have dual-channel memory which generally improves gaming performance. My guess is you’ll be able to get 30fps or even slightly more with dual-channel 8GB RAM. I was able to achieve that on FIFA 2018 with a laptop with similar specs. I believe this laptop model has 4GB soldered and a free RAM slot for adding more RAM, but it’s best to check it yourself or with your laptop seller.

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    • Divine

      Okay, how bout Fifa 17 mod 22?
      I guess that will do it, huh?

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  2. Question

    Christopher

    which usb ports are the 3.0 ones?

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  3. Question

    Andrew Spiller

    can you attach a port extender

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    • Kagiso Emmanuel

      My Lenovo IdeaPad 330 is one month out of warranty, last night it gave me a blue screen I tried to troubleshoot it didn’t work and after couple of minutes it automatically went off. Anyone who has been that crap please help me out.
      Thank you.

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    • Dan

      The last time I experienced that, the CPU fan got broken, so the CPU got overheated and the laptop shut down. Do you hear any fan noise when the laptop is on?

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  4. Question

    stevie

    Any idea what size sd card this will accomodate? I can’t find it in the specs.

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    • Dan

      Images of the right side of the laptop show there’s a full-size SD card slot, as opposed to smaller microSD card slots.

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