Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15 Gaming Laptop w/ AMD Ryzen 5 5600H & NVIDIA GTX 1650 Review, ‎82K200UTUS

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15 Gaming Laptop w/ AMD Ryzen 5 5600H

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Gaming Laptop, 15.6 FHD Display, AMD Ryzen 5 5600H

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15 Gaming Laptop (‎82K200UTUS) comes with the modern technical specs of 15.6-inch Full HD non-touch display, AMD Ryzen 5 5600H processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card, 265GB SSD storage, 8GB DDR4 SDRAM memory, Windows 11 Home operating system and modern connectivity options including 802.11ax WiFi, Bluetooth 5 and a USB-C port.

October 5, 2021 is the date it was first available on Amazon.com, has an average user rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 110 customers so far and is listed in the top 80 best selling traditional laptop computers. You have the option to get the Legion 5 Gaming computer on the same page at about 290 dollars more at the time of this review and it comes with the Ryzen 7 5800H processor, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM AND NVIDIA RTX 3050Ti graphics card.

The quarter two of 2021 release 5000-H series hecta core AMD Ryzen 5 5600H mobile processor (6 ultra-responsive cores, 12 threads) runs at a clock speed of 3.3GHz and a maximum turbo speed of 4.2GHz. It has an average CPU Passmark benchmark score of 17159 at the moment and can handle your everyday and very demanding tasks easily. It offers great gaming performance in the brand new slim, lightweight and innovative laptops. The typical TDP- Thermal Design Power is 45 watts and the maximum TDP is 75 watts. It has a battery life of up to 8 hours- video streaming at the reduced light settings.

The high bandwidth 8GB DDR4 RAM at 3200MHz (1x 8GB SO-DIMM) is not a lot of memory but still offers reasonable multitasking that lets you have a couple of apps and a few browser tabs open simultaneously. 256GB M.2 PCIe Solid State Drive is also not a lot of storage space if you have many videos and games to save locally. Windows 11 64-bit Home operating system is pre-installed on this machine and has a nicer, more user-friendly interface than the Windows 10. It reminds us of the Mac OS interface with the round corners and taskbar in the center.

The dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 with the award-winning NVIDIA Turing architecture is an advanced videocard with an average G3D benchmark score of 7781. You’ll get a 3-month trial of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate with more than 100 good quality games for Windows. It includes the new day one game titles, EA Play on PC catalog and the iconic Bethesda games. The near bezel-less 15.6-inch Full HD non-touch display has the 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution, ultrafine details, vibrant colors and goodLenovo IdeaPad 3 Gaming Laptop, 15.6 FHD Display, AMD Ryzen 5 5600H Connectivity contrast, 250 nits of brightness, 67% of the sRGB color gamut (45% NTSC), IPS panel with up to 178-degree viewing angles and 120Hz refresh rate for smooth, tear-free gaming.

The sound quality is quite decent through the two 2W speakers with the gaming focused Nahimic Audio for Gamers and immersive 7.1-channel surround sound. There is a 720p HD webcam on the top bezel with privacy shutter and microphone array. It comes with the 30% larger one-piece touchpad and a spacious, high caliber, advanced gaming keyboard in a shadow black exterior with the 1.5mm key travel, numeric pad on the side for easier number crunching and white backlighting. There is no Optical DVD Drive and the connectivity options include the 2×2 WiFi 802.11 ax wireless, Bluetooth 5.0, RJ-45 Ethernet connector, USB Type-C port, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI 2.0 output and a 3.5mm headphone audio combo jack.

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 stays cool under load with the enhanced performance thermal system with a raised thermal ceiling that dissipates 41% more heat. It has four heat pipes, twice as many air outlets and more than double the airflow. Shadow black Lenovo IdeaPad 3 weighs 4.8 pounds and measures 14.13 x 9.83 x .98 inches. It is not a bulky and heavy, but a slim and lightweight gaming laptop with a long battery life of up to 8 hours thanks to the Ryzen 5000-H series mobile processor. And with the Rapid Charge Pro you can recharge the battery quickly. There are two DDR4 SO-DIMM slots- dual-channel capable on this laptop and the maximum amount supported is 16GB. You can also upgrade the 256GB storage on two drives: 1x M.2 2242/2280 SSD + 1x M.2 2242 SSD or 1x 2.5″ HDD + 1x M.2 2242 SSD, M.2 2280 SSD up to 1TB, M.2 2242 SSD up to 512GB, 2.5″ HDD up to 1TB.

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