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.
|OS||Windows 10 Home|
|Processor||10th Gen Intel H-series|
Intel Core i5
Intel Core i7
|Graphics||NVIDIA GTX 1650|
|Storage||Up to 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD|
Includes HDD bay and SATA cables
60Hz, 250 nits
120Hz, 250 nits
|Ports||Two USB-A 3.1|
|Keyboard||Lenovo Advanced Gaming|
|Audio||Dual 1.5W speakers|
|Wireless||802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)|
|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)|
|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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