Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 – Budget Ryzen Laptop Review
, The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 is a budget friendly gaming laptop with a lot to offer for the money. Mine has the 6 kern Ryzen 5 4600H-processor met Nvidia GTX 1650 TI-graphics, but there Are other configurations available, including Intel based? You can check out those and updated prices linked in the description.. Its got an all black plastic build. Theres. Definitely some flex due to the plastic, but build quality feels better than the cheaper Nitro. 5. Ik heb onlangs getest. Were looking at under 4.8lb or 2.2kg for the laptop alone, then right on 6lb or about 2.7kg total with the 135 wattvermogen, brick and cables included. The size is decent for a 15 inch. Gaming laptop not super thin or anything, but not huge and still portable.. This smaller footprint allows for 6mm thin screen bezels on the sides.. Het kreeg een 15.6 1080p 120Hz display and its got FreeSync with a 60 to 120Hz range, wat leuk is om te zien. Ive, Gemeten. The screen’s average grey to grey response time at around 15ms. Ideaal, we want to see 8.33ms for a 120Hz panel like this.. Helaas, I havent had too many other 120Hz laptops for testing, but it is at least faster than the 120Hz screen in the ASUS G14. Ive testte het scherm met de Spyder 5 en kreeg 63 van sRGB 45 van NTSC 47 van AdobeRGB en 47 van DCI P3. So colours are on the lower side. Were looking at 266 nits bij 100 brightness below the 300, or so I like to see, making it a little dim and with an around average 8801 Contrast, Verhouding.
Backlight bleed was fine, even in this worst case test. Just some minor glow patches that I never noticed when viewing darker content, but this will vary between laptops. Theres, een 720p camera boven het scherm in het midden, met een fysiek glijdende privacy. Sluiter, geen Windows, Hallo, Ondersteuning.. This is what the camera and microphone look and sound. Like this is what it sounds like to type on the keyboard – and this is what it looks like if we close that privacy shutter. The keyboard just has a single zone of blue backlighting, die alle toetsen en secundaire sleutelfuncties verlicht.. Its got two levels of key brightness or can be turned off with the function and space keys.. Persoonlijk, Ik gaf de voorkeur aan het typen op het. Over the Nitro 5, the keys were a bit more clicky with 1.5mm of key travel heres how it sounds to give you an idea of what to expect.. I like that the arrow keys, zijn niet klein en in plaats daarvan worden geduwd een beetje om ruimte te maken. The power button is separate from the keyboard, its just above it in the middle.. The precision touchpad is a smooth plastic. It clicks down anywhere and worked fine. Fingerprints and dirt show up pretty easily on the matte black finish, maar als zijn gladde, zijn gemakkelijk schoon te maken, met een microvezeldoekje. Aan de linkerkant van de achterkant theres, de stroomtoevoer, gigabit ethernet, HDMI, 2.0 Output, USB 3.2 Gen1-type: Een poort, USB 3.2 Gen1 Type C-poort, geen Thunderbolt, 3.
5mm, audio combo jack and status LED.. The right just has a USB 3.2 Gen1-type, A port and air exhaust vent, so no cables getting in the way. If youre a right handed mouse user., The HDMI port connects straight to the Nvidia graphics.. The Type C port does not offer display. Output and Type C cannot be used to charge the machine.. The weight distribution was good, allowing for one finger opening and by default. The laptop will power on when you open the lid. But you can disable this through the Vantage software. Theres, nothing on the back other than subtle ideapad text as air is instead exhausted below the screen. Theres. Nothing happening on the front. Underneath has some air intake vents towards the back above the fans.? Je moet uitschakelen 10 Phillips head screws to get inside and the four down the front are shorter than the rest.. Once inside weve got the battery along the front 2.5 drive bay above on the left. Two M.2 storage slots, WiFi 5 card in the center and two memory slots to the right.. This model I bought in Australia shipped with 16gb in dual channel, but the US one just lists 8gb, so it could be single channel., Although the SSD installed is a smaller size, theres room for a longer drive, but the 2nd slot only fits the smaller option.. The two 1.5w speakers are on the left and right sides towards the front.. They sounded ok Id rate them about average, no bass and a bit tinny better than the Nitro 5 Hoewel.
Theyre, not super loud at maximum volume, but loud enough and the latencymon results were alright.. The IdeaPad is powered by a 3 cell 45Wh battery Ive tested it with keyboard lighting off background apps, uitgeschakeld en scherm op 50 Helderheid.. The results were quite good, considering the size of the battery lasting for more than 6 uren in de YouTube-afspeeltest. Beating Lenovos L340 from last year. With the same battery two spots, Hieronder. Laten we kijken op thermals volgende., De Lenovo Vantage-software. Hiermee u kiezen uit drie prestatiemodi die, van laag naar hoog, zijn stil, evenwichtig en prestaties, maar theres, no user fan controls.. Geen van deze modi toegepast overklokken op de GPU, and I didnt find the Ryzen Controller software to make any performance improvements in the higher performance mode.. The idle temperatures were good with a 21 graad Celsius. Room stress tests were done with the Aida64 CPU stress test, met stress, CPU alleen gecontroleerd en de Heaven GPU benchmark draaien. Op hetzelfde moment, terwijl gaming werd getest spelen, Watch Dogs 2. With the stress tests running quiet mode is the warmest due to lower fans. Then balanced is a fair bit cooler completely. Acceptable. Performance is only a little warmer as it performs better, but still under 90 Graden. Op de processor, then the cooling pad helped lower temps a bit more.. Interessant, when gaming in quiet mode, the temps are way down.. This was because the GPU seemed capped to 300MHz, so the game was basically not playable.
Id write off playing in quiet mode entirely, als gevolg van deze. Otherwise best case were looking at almost 4GHz over all 6 Cores, sustained long term for the CPU.. We can see this in the power levels. The components are running at quiet mode with the game. Running is way down again, Eigenlijk, unplayable, so not sure why the stress test workload was unaffected. Outside of that. De 1650 Ti had no problems running at its 50 watt. Beperken. Heres hoe CPU alleen prestaties ziet er in Cinebench met de GPU nu idle, so not too big of a boost going from balanced to performance. Its only just slightly behind the Nitro 5 in both single and multicore score. Echter, the Nitro did benefit from Ryzen controller at stock. Het was rond 200 points lower, so purely out of the box. The Lenovo does perform better in multicore workloads. When idling the keyboard was around the low 30 graad Celsius punt dat is vrij normaal. Met de stresstests in de laagste stille modus. Its approaching the 50s on the left, WASD felt fairly warm. Balanced mode was a little cooler, probably due to the fan, snelheidsverhoging, then in the highest performance mode, its pretty similar, warm but not hot, and we can see the hot air exhausting onto the screen on The right. Lets have a listen to those fans.. I could hear the fan and hard drive at idle quiet mode. Does what it says on the box, then balanced and performance were about the same and were quieter when compared to a lot of other gaming laptops, Ive tested in the highest performance.
Modus. Now lets check out how well the IdeaPad Gaming 3 presteert in games en zie hoe het zich verhoudt tot andere laptops. Ive geteste Battlefield 5 in de campagnemodus op ultra-instellingen, and the IdeaPad is highlighted in red., Interessant, het is een eerlijk beetje achter de ASUS TUF A15. With the same CPU and GPU combination two spots ahead of it, this is only my second 1650 Ti laptop, hoewel zo, niet te veel anders in de weg van directe vergelijking. Yet, but at least it is above all, van de 1650 Resultaten.. Dit zijn de resultaten van Far Cry 5, met ultra-instellingen in de ingebouwde benchmark.. Deze keer was de IdeaPad voor op de TUF, dus het kan gewoon een slecht resultaat in BF5. Zijn ook het verslaan van de 5500M in de Alpha 15 Verleend. Die machine heeft ook de veel slechtere, 3750H-processor, anders is het een beetje een sprong naar de volgende laag wordt. De 1660 TI Max Q. Shadow of the Tomb Raider werd ook getest met de games benchmark tool met de hoogste instelling preset. De TUF, met dezelfde CPU en GPU was een paar frames vooruit, dus niets belangrijks, maar nog steeds zijn vooruit. In twee van de drie games weve vergeleken ten minste in termen van ruwe gaming prestaties, Toch., Spreken van een paar frames, dat is hetzelfde bedrag. De IdeaPad was voor op de goedkopere Nitro 5 met 1650. So not all that different.. Als u meer resultaten wilt, Ive tested the IdeaPad Gaming 3 in 22 games op alle, setting levels check out the card in the top right corner or link in the video description.
. Nwo, voor de benchmarking tools, Ive getest, Heaven Valley en Superposition uit Unigine, evenals Firestrike en Timespy van 3DMark, gewoon pauzeren. De video, als u deze resultaten nader wilt bekijken. Ive, gebruikt Adobe Premiere om een van mijn laptop review video's te exporteren op 4K.. This test benefits from quicksync from the Intel machines, which is why the IdeaPad is one of the lower results. Hier, Hoewel, Interessant, the cheaper Nitro 5, met lagere 1650, was a little faster., Ive ook getest Premiere, maar met de Puget-systeembenchmark, which also accounts for things. Like live playback rather than just export times. In deze tests, a higher score is better and the IdeaPad was again slightly trailing behind the lower specced Nitro 5, but was a little ahead of the TUF A15 with the same CPU and GPU.. De resultaten waren vergelijkbaar in Adobe Photoshop. This tends to be more of a CPU focussed test, but its now, a fair bit behind the TUF A15 with same specs, while the Nitro is even higher.. Davinci Resolve is more GPU heavy but, despite the apparent benefit of the Ti being a higher spec, its scoring the same as the lower Nitro 5, and only just 5 points behind the TUF. With the same hardware., Ive testte ook SPECviewperf, die verschillende professionele 3D-workloads test. Ive used Crystal disk mark to test the 256gb NVMe M.2 SSD. The speeds were alright, but nothing amazing.. The 1TB hard drive seems to have decent speeds for a 5400RPM spinning rust drive.
. Voor bijgewerkte prijzen check de links in de beschrijving, als de prijzen zullen veranderen in de tijd. Op het moment van opnemen in de VS, its actually sold out too much demand for Ryzen. Denk ik. Hier in Australië waren op zoek naar 1400 Aud, though I picked mine up on sale for under 1150 Aud, Die, without our taxes, is rond 750 USD for my international friends.. The Intel model is in stock in the US for 800 USD though just a quad core i5. Er. Now lets summarise the good and bad parts of the IdeaPad Gaming 3 to help you decide if its a gaming laptop worth considering. Algemene, I think theres a lot of value here for the money, but that said in many games the performance isnt all that much Different compared to the 670 Nitro 5, with non Ti 1650, so paying the extra for the Ti alone. Doesnt seem worth it.. The screen in the IdeaPad is a little better higher refresh rate and faster response time, but colour, gamut and brightness is similar and on the lower side. The IdeaPad does have FreeSync though. The plastic. Build quality is a little better here, but still pretty average, and I did prefer the keyboard of the Lenovo.. Thermals are good but thats just a side effect of the specs not being high powered.. It doesnt run hot and performs good in any case. Batterij. Life was good, considering the smaller battery size and that seems to be a side effect of Ryzen.
As most Ryzen gaming laptops, Ive getest, do well, Hier. Speaking of Ryzen, the CPU performance on offer is next level here compared to what was available at this price point. Less than a year ago. Its good to see that Lenovo are giving us two memory slots for dual channel memory. Now as the older L340, it replaces only had the one. So all things considered, I think the IdeaPad Gaming 3 is a solid improvement over the L340. But its hard to say if the benefits are worth around 70 or so over Acers Nitro 5, especially if youre on a tight budget. In that case, the Nitro might be the way to go depending on your needs.. Let me know what you thought about Lenovos IdeaPad Gaming, 3 gaming laptop down in the comments. Is it something youd consider And if youre new to the channel get subscribed for future laptop reviews and tech? Videos like this one. Now for more information on our sponsor Squarespace. By now I’m sure. You all know that Squarespace is a powerful online platform for creating websites, but did you know you can also purchase domains with free WHOIS privacy and a beautiful parking page too? Squarespace? Also gives you easy to use analytics to see where visitors are coming from what devices they’re browsing with and more useful pageview trends.. You can even create a community on your Squarespace site with the integrated comments system which supports threaded replies and likes.
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