Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (15", AMD) vs Acer Aspire 3 (A315-35)

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Evaluation of Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (15", AMD) and Acer Aspire 3 (A315-35) important characteristics
System and application performance
Performance in popular 3D games
Viewing angle, color accuracy, brightness
Battery Life
Potential battery life in light and average use
Ports, webcam and other interfaces
Design, materials, durability and usability
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Key Differences

What are the key differences between the notebooks
Advantages of the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (15", AMD)
  • Around 6.6x better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test
  • Higher number of cutting-edge USB Type-C ports: 1 versus 0
  • Easier to carry: weighs 200 grams less (around 0.44 lbs)
  • Thinner bezels and 2% higher screen-to-body ratio
  • Display has support for touch input
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Provides 20% higher max. screen brightness: 300 vs 250 nits
Advantages of the Acer Aspire 3 (A315-35)
  • Includes an old-school USB-A port
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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs


Weight 1.7 kg (3.75 lbs) 1.9 kg (4.19 lbs)
Dimensions 359.2 x 236.5 x 19.9 mm
14.14 x 9.31 x 0.78 inches
363.4 x 238.4 x 19.9 mm
14.31 x 9.39 x 0.78 inches
Area 850 cm2 (131.6 inches2) 866 cm2 (134.4 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~79% ~77.5%
Side bezels 6.9 mm 9 mm
Colors Gray, Blue, Yellow Silver
Transformer No No
Opening angle 175° -
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber No No
Number of fans 1 1
Noise level 44 dB -


Size 15.6 inches 15.6 inches
Refresh rate 60 Hz 60 Hz
PPI 141 ppi 141 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:9 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels
HDR support No No
Touchscreen Yes No
Coating Matte Matte
Display tests
Contrast 1402:1 260:1
sRGB color space 57.7% 50%
Adobe RGB profile 41.2% -
DCI-P3 color gamut 40% -
Response time 26 ms 11 ms
Max. brightness
300 nits


Battery type Li-Po Li-Ion
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery No No
Charging port position Left Left
Charge power 65 W 45 W
Weigh of AC adapter 200 grams -


CPU name
Base frequency 2.6 GHz 1.1 GHz
Turbo frequency 3.8 GHz -
Cores 4 2
Threads 8 2
L3 Cache 4 MB 4 MB
Integrated GPU Radeon RX Vega 6 Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
Fabrication process 7 nm 10 nm


Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 15 W 6 W
Type Integrated Integrated
Fabrication process 7 nm 10 nm
GPU base clock 0 MHz 350 MHz
GPU boost clock 1500 MHz 750 MHz
Memory size System Shared System Shared
Memory type DDR4 DDR4
Memory speed 3.2 Gbps 3.2 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 384 256
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 24 16
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 8 8
GPU performance


RAM size
Channels 1x4 GB 1x4 GB
Clock 3200 MHz 3200 MHz
Type DDR4 DDR4
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 1 2
Max. ram size 16 GB 32 GB


Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x) PCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x)
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x128 GB 1x128 GB
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 1 1
NVMe Yes Yes


Audio chip Realtek ALC3287 -
Speakers 2.0 2.0
Power 2x1.5W -
Dolby Atmos Yes No
Loudness 76.4 dB -
Microphones 2 1


Wi-Fi standard v5 v5
Bluetooth v5 v5
Fingerprint Optional No
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
USB-A 2x USB 3.2 3x USB 3.2
USB Type-C 1x USB 3.2 No
Thunderbolt No No
HDMI 1x HDMI 1.4 1x HDMI 1.4
DisplayPort No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) No Yes
SD card reader Yes No
Proprietary charging port Yes Yes


Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad Yes Yes
Backlight Yes No
Size 10.5 x 7.0 cm -
Surface Plastic Plastic
Windows Precision Yes Yes
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