Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 16IAH7
Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 16IAH7
Source: Laptop Media
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/01/2023
Source: Laptop Media
This is hands down the best IdeaPad Gaming notebook Lenovo has ever produced. Will it be because of its fantastic display, great performance, or adequate cooling? Well, the right answer lies in all of the aforementioned, plus the price. Last year, it was unthinkable to have a good-enough notebook that sports an RTX 3060 GPU and still be at this price. Yes, compromises are all around the table, but this might just be the most non-compromise solution out there. Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i (16″, 2022)’s IPS panel has a WUXGA resolution, comfortable viewing angles, and a good contrast ratio. It covers 96% of the sRGB color gamut and provides a pretty accurate color representation with our Gaming and Web design profile. Thankfully, it doesn’t use PWM for brightness adjustment. This makes it comfortable for long periods of use. Moreover, the 165Hz refresh rate is paired with quick pixel response times. As a result, the affordable IdeaPad Gaming 3i becomes a very appealing product. It has a very good keyboard and touchpad, and the port selection is also fine. Yes, it lacks an SD card reader, and the Thunderbolt 4 port is swapped for an inferior USB Type-C 3.2 (Gen. 2) unit on the RTX 3060 model. However, two DDR4 SODIMM slots for memory, and two M.2 PCIe x4 slots for Gen 4 SSDs on the inside really make up for the shortcomings. Interestingly, the battery life is not great, but 6 hours and a half can make it through almost an entire workday. But let’s be honest, you won’t be buying this laptop for work, right? Why not actually? It can do all. The keyboard is good for both gaming and typing and guess what – if you settle for the White backlight, rather than the 4-zone RGB one, you will definitely fly under the radar.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/31/2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU: High-End laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA106 chip with 3072 cores. Available in different versions with a TDP from 60 to 115 Watt.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
i7-12650H: Alder Lake based mobile CPU with 6 performance cores and 4 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 16 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks from 1.7 to 4.7 GHz and supports vPro.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.
Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.
In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.
In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.