Lenovo Ideacentre AIO 3: All-in-one PC review

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The next all-in-one PC should be big but not that expensive? Then the Lenovo is a good choice. When working, it is really fast and remains super quiet (0.1 sone). The fans only make noise under full load. There is plenty of storage space: a fast SSD for Windows and programs, a hard drive as a spacious data storage facility for music, videos and photos. Good for working: The display is slightly matt and hardly reflects.

Per

  • Fast work pace
  • Very quiet in normal operation
  • Lots of storage space
  • Removable frame for hard disk
  • Built-in DVD burner

Cons

  • Loud under full load
  • Unsuitable for graphically complex games

VA lot of screen PC for little money: The Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 costs less than 900 euros and offers much more screen space than a notebook, ideal for the home office. And if he needs to move quickly to another location, that’s no problem either: switch it off, disconnect the cables for the keyboard, mouse and power and the all-in-one PC is ready to leave. The test by COMPUTER BILD clarifies what the Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 can do and where it weakens.

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Really fixed when working

The heart of the Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 is an Intel processor from the current Comet Lake series: The Core i5-10400T belongs to the energy-saving models with a maximum power consumption of 35 watts. Its six computing cores run at 2 gigahertz, individual cores can even work briefly with up to 3.6 gigahertz. This provides plenty of power for office programs and for more demanding software for photo and video editing such as Adobe Photoshop CC. The IdeaCentre AIO 3 has an additional chip from AMD for graphics (Radeon G625). But it is hardly faster than the graphics unit in the processor. The Radeon G625 managed with a reduced resolution (1366×768 pixels) 27 frames per second in games with DirectX 11 technology, with full resolution, only 16 frames per second were possible. In the more complex DirectX 12 games, the values ​​are even lower and far too slow to play. On the other hand, the data transfer to an external SSD is quite fast with the Lenovo: The data flowed from the built-in SSD to an external SSD at 270 megabytes per second. In the opposite direction, there were even 320 megabytes per second.

100 programs

Highlights from the download area

Nice big screen

The heart of the Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO3 is a tight one 27 in large display (26.9 inch, Screen diagonal 68.4 centimeters), around three times the size of a standard 15.6 inch notebook. The display works with a full HD resolution (1920×1080 pixels). Full HD is a good choice for office programs, because the menus are not as tiny as in displays with a higher resolution, which are better suited for editing photos or videos in 4K. In terms of image quality, the IdeaCentre’s screen also scored points: with precise color reproduction and high contrast. The display is matted this ensures a minimally pale color display, but prevents annoying reflections. Ideal for use in the office.

Lenovo Ideacentre AIO 3 DVD burner © COMPUTER BILD

Rare: The Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 is one of the few all-in-one PCs that still have an optical drive (DVD burner).

Super quiet, but not always

The fact that the processor in the Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 (Core i5-10400T) is a fairly economical model has two advantages: In normal operation, the processor only heats up a little and therefore hardly needs to be cooled: This way, the fans in the Lenovo stay with them 0.1 sone whisper quiet. Second advantage: Despite the large 27-inch display, the all-in-one PC only consumes 38 watts; it only draws significantly more power from the socket (104 watts) under full load. Then the fans turn up audibly: 3.6 sone Don’t just bother in quiet surroundings.

Test results

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 (F0EY004KGE)

TEMPO

Tempo with Office / Tempo in video editing

fast (76.1%) / fast (64.9%)

Game speed (DX11 games): 1366×768 / 1920×1080 pixels

very choppy (27/16 frames per second)

Storage speed

a little slow (67.4%)

Transfer data: from external SSD to PC / PC to external SSD

320.0 / 269.5 Mbytes per second (USB 3.1 Type A)

DISPLAY

Accuracy of color representation / contrast / brightness distribution / image structure

high (95.8%) / high (1112: 1) / slightly high (8.6%) / slightly long (14.4 ms)

Anti-reflective coating

still matt

Pixel density (dots per inch)

very low (82.0 dpi at 1920 x 1080 pixels)

LOUDNESS / POWER CONSUMPTION

Operating noise: Office / videos / full load / games

0.1 / 0.1 / 3.6 / 1.0 sone

Electricity consumption: normal / maximum / electricity costs per year

37.5 watts / 104.0 watts / 20.28 euros

FURNISHING

RAM (built-in / expandable to a maximum)

8 gigabytes / not possible

Storage: Type / usable storage space

SSD (M.2 PCIe) / 477 gigabytes, hard disk / 954 gigabytes

Front connections / rear connections / loads switched off devices to USB

1x headset, 1x USB 3.1 / 1x HDMI, 1x network, 1x USB 3.1, 2x USB 2.0 / no

Free expansion options

no

WLAN standard / WLAN frequency / Bluetooth (version)

802.11ac / 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz / yes (5)

Memory card reader / drive / microphone / webcam

yes (SD card) / DVD burner / yes / yes

SERVICE

Quality of the keyboard / mouse

somewhat spongy, little stroke, reduced central block / simple design

Operation of the touch screen

unavailable

Built-in display: setting options

few (angle of inclination)

Extra storage space

Not a matter of course with an all-in-one PC: The Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 comes with two storage media: Windows and programs come on the built-in one 512 gigabyte SSD (usable memory 477 gigabytes), which thanks to PCIe technology is pretty fast. For data there is a hard disk with more 1000 gigabytes available (usable memory 954 gigabytes). The main memory is equipped with the usual 8 gigabytes. This configuration has to suffice for the user, because Lenovo did not plan to open the all-in-one PC by the user. Only repair professionals should dare to open the case, there are no maintenance flaps for easy upgrading of RAM or SSD. Users get more storage space with a external hard drive or SSD. There are two fast USB 3.1 sockets for this: one on the back of the IdeaCentre and, more easily accessible, one on the left.




Test result for the Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3

The next all-in-one PC should be big but not that expensive? Then the Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 (test mark 2.7) is a good choice. When working, it is really fast and remains super quiet (0.1 sone). The fans only make noise under full load. There is plenty of storage space: a fast SSD for Windows and programs, a hard drive as a spacious data storage facility for music, videos and photos. Good for working: the display is slightly matt and hardly reflects.

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