Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 Review (2020)

A classic all in one!

Review

Configured with:

  • 24″ FHD IPS Non-Touch Display
  • AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
  • Integrated Graphics
  • 8GB DDR4
  • 256GB NVMe SSD
  • DVD+-RW Drive

Clean and classic this IdeaCentre is a wonderful productivity all in one. It doesn’t sport any particularly innovative features, but it doesn’t pretend to either. What it does, it does well. And that’s a fantastic 24″ IPS display that’s perfect for handling Office documents, as well as great color reproduction for streaming videos online.

It has enough horsepower to handle anything productivity you throw at its way including numerous internet tabs. You could use it to do some light level Photoshop, audio, and video editing. Though anything with some serious effects or processing and it may choke it out a bit. It’s not meant for 4k video editing.

How does it compare to its Lenovo AIO 540 sibling? RAM and SSD are expandable but not all users may be comfortable cracking the back of the machine off to get to those parts. It doesn’t have an expandable slot for storage easily accessible at the bottom. And lastly, it has no wireless charger built into the bottom.

I/O:

  • (rear)
  • 1x Gigabit LAN
  • HDMI
  • 1x USB SS
  • 2x USB 2
  • (side)
  • 1x SD Card Reader
  • 1x USB SS
  • 1x Multi-use Headphone Mic Jack

Pros and cons? Surprisingly great speakers for an entry level all in one – and while nitpicking, I wish it came with a wireless mouse and keyboard.

Who’s it for?

Accountants, non-profits, work from home, small businesses.

Who’s it not for?

Heavy gamers. 4k Video Editors.