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Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 is one of the least expensive Intel 10th gen gaming laptops you can get at just $730 USD

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 is one of the least expensive Intel 10th gen gaming laptops at just $730 USD (Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 is one of the least expensive Intel 10th gen gaming laptops at just $730 USD (Source: Lenovo)
If the new Legion laptops are asking for too much, then the affordable IdeaPad can still net users the benefits of a 10th gen Intel CPU and the brand new GeForce GTX 1650 Ti without cracking the $1000 mark.

In addition to the top-end Legion 7 and mid-range Legion 5, Lenovo will be launching the low-end IdeaPad Gaming 3 to round up the price range. The system will directly supplant the barely one-year old 15.6-inch IdeaPad L340 that we reviewed late last year.

The latest model is a chassis redesign with new angular edges and corners, a 30 percent larger clickpad, and a revised backlit keyboard offering 1.5 mm of key travel. Port options, however, remain almost identical gen-to-gen. Last year's 9th gen Coffee Lake-H and GTX 1650 GPU will be replaced with 10th gen Comet Lake-H and the GTX 1650 Ti, respectively, which should offer a reasonable step up in performance.

Expect the IdeaPad Gaming to launch in May for a base price of $730 USD alongside the pricier Legion 5 and Legion 7. The system will compete directly with other affordable gaming laptops like the HP Pavilion 15 Gaming or Acer Nitro 5 series.

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15
CPU10th gen Core i5 to Core i7-10750H9th gen Core i5 to Core i7-9750H
GPUUp to GeForce GTX 1650 TiUp to GeForce GTX 1650
RAM8 to 16 GB DDR4-2666 upgradeable8 to 16 GB DDR4-2400 upgradeable
Display15.6-inch FHD IPS 60 Hz or 120 Hz, 250 nits15.6-inch FHD IPS 60 Hz
I/O Ports2x USB Type-A, 1x USB Type-C, HDMI, RJ-45, 3.5 mm combo audio, Kensington Lock2x USB Type-A, 1x USB Type-C, HDMI, RJ-45, 3.5 mm combo audio
WebcamAbove display w/ privacy shutterAbove display, no privacy shutter
BatteryN/A45 Wh
WirelessWi-Fi 6 w/ Bluetooth 5Wi-Fi 5 w/ Bluetooth 4.2
Dimensions359 x 249.6 x 24.9 mm363 x 254.6 x 23.9 mm
Weight2.2+ kg2.1 kg+
 

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Allen Ngo, 2020-04-16 (Update: 2020-04-15)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.