Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3 Hero PressSource: Lenovo

What you need to know

  • Lenovo announced the new IdeaPad Gaming 3 today.
  • This laptop sits at the bottom end of Lenovo's latest gaming PCs, but still packs a punch with Intel's latest H-series chips.
  • The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 is expected to launch in May starting at $730.

Lenovo's latest gaming laptops are all about bringing on the newest processors from Intel, and that extends all the way to the bottom of its lineup. The new IdeaPad Gaming 3 brings the chips on board, while rounding things out with some modest specs that should still manage to bring respectable framerates to most modern games.

On board, you'll find Core i5 an Core i7 chips from Intel's new H-series mobile processors, along with NVIDIA GTX 1650 graphics. There's also 8GB of DDR4 RAM and up to 512GB of M.2 PCIe SSD storage. The display is a 1080p FHD panel at 15.6 inches and available in either 60Hz or 120Hz.

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Category Spec
OS Windows 10 Home
Processor 10th Gen Intel H-series
Intel Core i5
Intel Core i7
Graphics NVIDIA GTX 1650
Memory 8GB DDR4
Two slots
Upgradeable
Storage Up to 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD
Includes HDD bay and SATA cables
Display 15.6 inches
1920x1080 (FHD)
60Hz, 250 nits
120Hz, 250 nits
Ports Two USB-A 3.1
USB-C 3.1
HDMI 2.0
Ethernet
3.5mm audio
Keyboard Lenovo Advanced Gaming
Blue backlight
1.5mm travel
Touchpad Precision
One-piece
Audio Dual 1.5W speakers
Dolby Audio
Camera Front-facing 720p
Privacy shutter
Wireless 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
Bluetooth 5.0
Battery Up to 9.6 hours
Dimensions 14.1 x 9.8 x 0.98 inches
(359mm x 249.6mm x 24.9mm)
Weight From 4.85 pounds (2.2kg)
Color Onyx Black
ABS chassis
Price From $730
Expected release May 2020

Because of its lower price tag, you'll miss out on a few things that made it to Lenovo's other gaming refreshes. While there's a new design with an angled back, Lenovo's TrueStrike keyboard isn't included here. However, the trackpad is now 30 percent larger, giving you much more space to work with.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 is expected to go on sale in May alongside its Legion siblings, with prices starting at $730.

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