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Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming Series

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook 16, i3-1215UProcessor: Intel Alder Lake-M i3-1215U, Intel Alder Lake-M i5-1235U, Intel Comet Lake i5-10300H, Intel Comet Lake i7-10750H
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
Display: 15.60 inch, 16.00 inch
Weight: 1.825kg, 2.2kg
Price: 600, 799, 800 euro
Average Score: 75.25% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 22 reviews)
performance: 82%, features: 53%, display: 83%, mobility: 79%, workmanship: 74%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 90%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Processor: Intel Comet Lake i5-10300H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile 4096 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 799 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 77.67% - good

Average of 6 scores (from 14 reviews)

 

78.4% Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05 in review: Core i5 at full throttle | Notebookcheck
Lenovo's mid-range gaming laptop brings all modern computer games smoothly onto the matte 120 Hz display (Full HD, IPS). At a price of about 800 Euros (~$907), it doesn't make that big of a dent in your wallet and can boast a good price-performance ratio. Good: The laptop has room for two NVMe SSDs.
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i review: is this budget gaming laptop any good?
Source: T3 English
This budget laptop is a good choice for first-time gamers, casual gamers and general laptop users who like a bit of gaming. With sleek, designer looks, a well made keyboard, quality display and fast processor, it offers solid value overall. Hardcore gamers, though, may find its graphics performance wanting.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/03/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i review: is this budget gaming laptop any good?
Source: T3 English
This budget laptop is a good choice for first-time gamers, casual gamers and general laptop users who like a bit of gaming. With sleek, designer looks, a well made keyboard, quality display and fast processor, it offers solid value overall. Hardcore gamers, though, may find its graphics performance wanting.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/03/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i review
Source: Tech Advisor English
If you want a gaming laptop on the cheap, the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i is affordable and has enough power for mainstream gaming, eSports and computing. It's even 120Hz but the screen is washed out and there are some other compromises to consider.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i review
Source: Tech Advisor English
If you want a gaming laptop on the cheap, the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i is affordable and has enough power for mainstream gaming, eSports and computing. It's even 120Hz but the screen is washed out and there are some other compromises to consider.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3i (15) review – second-generation Ideapad Gaming = 10th Generation processors
Source: Laptop Media English
How much are you willing to spend on a gaming laptop? $1000? $900? Or even that is out of your limit. Fear not, because Lenovo offers a very budget-conscious machine that will definitely do the job. You got everything an entry-level gamer needs. Fast storage, a comfortable keyboard, and of course – decent performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/22/2020
Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3i (15) - disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Support, online available, Short, Date: 07/22/2020
Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3i (15) review – second-generation Ideapad Gaming = 10th Generation processors
Source: Laptop Media English
How much are you willing to spend on a gaming laptop? $1000? $900? Or even that is out of your limit. Fear not, because Lenovo offers a very budget-conscious machine that will definitely do the job. You got everything an entry-level gamer needs. Fast storage, a comfortable keyboard, and of course – decent performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/22/2020
Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3i (15) - disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Support, online available, Short, Date: 07/22/2020

Foreign Reviews

83% [Recenzja] Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 – sprawdzi się tam, gdzie liczy się moc i niska cena
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
83% [Recenzja] Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 – sprawdzi się tam, gdzie liczy się moc i niska cena
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
Đánh giá chi tiết Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3: Sự kết hợp hài hòa giữa laptop văn phòng và laptop gaming, bạn sẽ thích thú đấy!
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: High gaming performance; beautiful design; nice display; decent ergonomy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/11/2021
Đánh giá chi tiết Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3: Sự kết hợp hài hòa giữa laptop văn phòng và laptop gaming, bạn sẽ thích thú đấy!
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: High gaming performance; beautiful design; nice display; decent ergonomy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/11/2021
Review Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3i 6LID: Desain Polos Performa Maknyos
Source: Pemmzchannel ID→EN
Positive: Good price; powerful hardware; high gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/29/2020
Review Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3i 6LID: Desain Polos Performa Maknyos
Source: Pemmzchannel ID→EN
Positive: Good price; powerful hardware; high gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/29/2020

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05-81Y400F6GE

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05-81Y400F6GENotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05-81Y400F6GE
Processor: Intel Comet Lake i7-10750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i Review
Source: Yugatech English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i with the configuration mentioned above is priced at PHP 59,995. It’s more affordable than most gaming laptops and some Ultrabooks that don’t have a GPU for running graphics-intensive tasks. The inclusion of a gaming mouse is also a nice touch. However, despite its gaming prowess, I don’t see it as a “gaming laptop”, which I reserve for the Legion line.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/07/2020

Foreign Reviews

Review Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3i: Dingin dan Kencang!
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Good price; decent hardware; nice gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/24/2020

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15-81Y400NESB

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15-81Y400NESBNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15-81Y400NESB
Processor: Intel Comet Lake i7-10750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile 4096 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 66.67% - average

Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

70% Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i
Source: PC Mag English
While Lenovo courts hardcore gamers with its Legion line, more affordable gaming laptops are available under the IdeaPad brand. The IdeaPad Gaming 3i (starts at $839.99; $989.99 as tested) is a wallet-friendly offering with the latest parts from Intel and Nvidia. (Lenovo will also sell an AMD-based version, which drops the "i" from the model name.) The 3i's physical build is solid, its keyboard is comfortable, and its CPU is up to the task, but its Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 GPU is a bit underwhelming. Comparable or lower-priced gaming rigs deliver the same or better graphics performance, while some slightly pricier laptops deliver substantially higher frame rates. The MSI Bravo 15 is a superior value at the same price point, while the Acer Predator Helios 300 is our pick at the top end of budget pricing.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/15/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i (15-inch) review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Overall, the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i offers you strong performance, decent battery life and a comfortable enough keyboard in a package under $1,000. However, it might be tough to move past the dull display and the limited number of USB Type-A ports.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/04/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Lenovo’s IdeaPad Gaming 3 is almost a good $1,000 gaming laptop
Source: The Verge English
It’s easy to dismiss the IdeaPad Gaming 3’s faults when you consider its price, but the reality is Lenovo could have done a better job here. It’s great that it includes a powerful processor and high refresh rate display, but without a better graphics card, those benefits go to waste. Just being able to run games isn’t quite enough to recommend this as the gaming laptop to buy — even if it’s aimed at people on a strict budget. I’d either hold out for a deal on a more expensive option or consider Dell’s new $880 G5 15 SE, which features AMD’s comparable 7nm Ryzen 5 4600H processor and superior RX 5600M graphic chip.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/19/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

Review | Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i
Source: Target HD Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Elegant design; great built quality; good price; nice gaming performance; big screen; decent ergonomics; good connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/10/2022

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook 16

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook 16Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook 16
Processor: Intel Alder Lake-M i5-1235U
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs
Display: 16.00 inch, 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixels
Weight: 1.825kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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83.4% Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook 16 review: Stream games while doing homework | Notebookcheck
On paper, a 16-inch Chromebook with a 1600p full sRGB 120 Hz display sounds overkill. After spending just a few minutes with one, however, we can't look back. The Lenovo lives up to its name for being both a cloud gamer and a productive Chromebook.

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook 16, i3-1215U

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook 16, i3-1215UNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook 16, i3-1215U
Processor: Intel Alder Lake-M i3-1215U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs
Display: 16.00 inch, 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixels
Weight: 1.825kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook 16" Review - Not Just for Gaming!
Source: Lon.TV English
Lenovo's Gaming Chromebook is a pretty nice Chromebook even if you're not gaming. It has a nice 120hz 16:10 display that works great for game streaming and the i3 variant we have here performs quite well at most tasks.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/02/2022

 

Comment

Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.


With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile: Mid range dedicated graphics card for laptops based on the desktop GTX 1650 and therefore the Turing architecture (TU117 chip in 12nm FFN) without raytracing and Tensor cores. Available with 896 and 1024 shaders.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile: Mid range dedicated graphics card for laptops that uses a Turing TU117 chip without raytracing and Tensor cores. Should be slightly faster than a GTX 1650, but is also available in different variants with a TGP ranging from 55 - 80 Watt (and two packages).

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G7 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 80 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.

Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Alder Lake SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture (Xe) with 64 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. 

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Comet Lake:

i5-10300H: Comet Lake architecture (4th gen of Skylake) based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates four processor cores clocked at 2.5 - 4.5 GHz (4.2 GHz for all 4 cores) with HyperThreading support.

i7-10750H: A high-performance hexa-core processor designed for use in thicker laptops with room for better thermals. The Comet Lake-H processor is manufactured on the third-gen 14 nm Intel process and features a 24 EU UHD Graphics 630 iGPU clocked at 350 MHz to 1,150 MHz. The CPU cores run at 2.6 GHz (base clock speed) Boosting up to 5.0 GHz and the likely all-core Boost frequency is 4.3 GHz. Hyper-Threading is enabled, allowing two threads to run simultaneously on each core.

Intel Alder Lake-M:

i5-1235U: On Alder-Lake based mobile CPU with 2 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 12 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks from 0.9 to 4.4 GHz. The TDP is specified at 15 Watt.

i3-1215U: On Alder-Lake based mobile CPU with 2 performance cores and 4 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 8 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks from 0.9 to 4.4 GHz. The TDP is specified at 15 Watt.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.825 kg:

This weight is typical for very old and big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal; nowadays, rather typical for 15 inch laptops.

2.2 kg:

Usually, old laptops with 14-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


75.25%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2020-07-19 (Update: 2020-07-19)