Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 is one of the least expensive Intel 10th gen gaming laptops you can get at just $730 USD
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 15||Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15|
|CPU||10th gen Core i5 to Core i7-10750H||9th gen Core i5 to Core i7-9750H|
|GPU||Up to GeForce GTX 1650 Ti||Up to GeForce GTX 1650|
|RAM||8 to 16 GB DDR4-2666 upgradeable||8 to 16 GB DDR4-2400 upgradeable|
|Display||15.6-inch FHD IPS 60 Hz or 120 Hz, 250 nits||15.6-inch FHD IPS 60 Hz|
|I/O Ports||2x USB Type-A, 1x USB Type-C, HDMI, RJ-45, 3.5 mm combo audio, Kensington Lock||2x USB Type-A, 1x USB Type-C, HDMI, RJ-45, 3.5 mm combo audio|
|Webcam||Above display w/ privacy shutter||Above display, no privacy shutter|
|Wireless||Wi-Fi 6 w/ Bluetooth 5||Wi-Fi 5 w/ Bluetooth 4.2|
|Dimensions||359 x 249.6 x 24.9 mm||363 x 254.6 x 23.9 mm|
|Weight||2.2+ kg||2.1 kg+|