Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15.6″ FHD Laptop w/ AMD Ryzen 5 4600H & GTX 1650
Onyx black Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 (82EY00FDUS) is a slim and modern laptop with a 15.6-inch Full HD display, AMD Ryzen 5 4600H processor, NVIDIA GTX 1650 graphics card, 256GB Solid State Drive, 8GB DDR4 SDRAM, Windows 10 Home operating system and decent modern connectivity. You may also purchase the same gaming laptop with a 10th generation Intel i5 CPU and 512GB SSD with roughly a 140-150 dollars price difference at the time of this product review.
The quarter two of 2020 release AMD Ryzen 5 4600H is an advanced 6-core processor (12 threads) with a PassMark benchmark score of 14859 and works at the speeds between 3.0GHz and 4.0GHz with the maximum boost frequency. 256GB M.2 NVMe PCIe Solid State Drive is a good amount of storage space for daily use, as long as you don’t have a lot of multimedia files or games that you save on local storage and you can always add more. And it is very fast when opening files, starting and shutting down the system and the system feels rather snappy overall. 8GB DDR4 SDRAM is also not a lot of memory but adequate and will do just fine in daily computer use and you shouldn’t have problems as long as you don’t have heavy multitasking needs. And if you do, the system supports up to 32GB of memory on two slots.
15.6-inch non-touch FHD WVA anti-glare display has the 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, 60Hz refresh rate and 16:9 image aspect ratio and offers fairly good quality picture of vivid colors and decent contrast levels. It has the IPS panel with up to 178-degree viewing angles vertically and horizontally. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 is quite a capable graphics card that offers you a mid-range gaming performance with the modern games of 2020. The video card benchmark score is 7725 on the day of our post release and lets you play most of the modern games at medium to high settings, resolutions and frame rates per second. It offers smooth, fast and power efficient game playing experience overall. With the Full HD 1080p resolution on WVA screen and a refresh rate of 60Hz you’ll get to enjoy the tear-less games with the enhanced picture quality.
The light is refracted at the nano-molecular level by the onyx black case on this Lenovo Ideapad, which is an eye catching feature. The typical TDP- Thermal Design Power is 45 watts and the average battery life is reported to be 6 hours from the lithium polymer battery on this laptop, which we think is reasonable for a mid-range gaming machine. It comes with a large, full size, high-caliber blue backlit gaming keyboard with a decent 1.5mm key travel. And you can type and game comfortably on this keyboard with a large responsive touchpad and a separate numeric pad on the right. There is a 720p high definition webcam on the top bezel with built-in microphone array and the Privacy Shutter for when you want to game with friends in different parts of the world, chat live on Skype or take still photos.
There is no Optical DVD Drive if you wish to play games from the DVDs or CDs but you can get one cheaply via Amazon.com and connect it to one of the USB ports or wirelessly via Bluetooth. Connectivity options include the 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 5.0, an HDMI 2.0 output, RJ-45 Ethernet connector for wired internet, a 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo audio jack, 2 x USB 3.0 ports and a USB Type-C port. This laptop is designed to stay cool at all times with the enhanced 5th generation thermals.
Onyx black Ideapad Gaming 3 weighs 6.89 pounds and measures 14.13 x 9.83 x 0.98 inches. You can add more storage on this laptop in the form of SSD, HDD or NVme M.2 and keep the 256GB SSD already installed. And there are dual DDR4 SO-DIMM slots and the system is dual channel capable and you may want to add another 8GB DDR4 at 3200MHz- it supports up to 32GB. The AMD Ryzen 5 4600H processor comes with the Radeon RX Vega 6 integrated graphics card with a performance level of the dedicated MX150. It is more than adequate for your daily graphics needs with its video card benchmark score of 1269. It is offered with a year of limited domestic warranty by the manufacturer that will cover the hardware OEM issues in Canada and the US. As a late 2020 release gaming computer it is rated an average of 5 out of 5 stars by 3 customers at the moment.