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IdeaPad Gaming 3i Review Rundown

LenovoPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 16 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15.6" Intel Gaming Laptop (15IMH05 2020)
Neoscore* 62%
  • Decent gaming performance
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Good battery life
  • Mediocre display
  • Dim display

Summary

Lenovo's first attempt at a truly budget gaming laptop with the IdeaPad branding isn't half bad. For just $989, the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i offers a strong Intel Core i7-10750H processor. The 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080 display boasts a 120Hz refresh rate and is decently bright.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

laptopmag[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 67%
Reviewers from Laptopmag have found the following[***]:
Lenovo's first attempt at a truly budget gaming laptop with the IdeaPad branding isn't half bad. For just $989, the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i (15-inch) offers a strong Intel Core i7-10750H processor. The laptop comes with the Dolby Audio software, which offers presets for Movie, Music, Game and Voice.
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Pros[**]
  • Solid performance for a 15-inch gaming laptop
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Below-average graphics performance
  • Mediocre speakers

notebookcheck[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 66%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
Lenovo's IdeaPad Gaming 3i series is aimed at customers who are looking for the cheapest possible gaming laptop. The 15.6-inch test device provided to us is powered by a Core i5-10300H processor and a GeForce GTX 1650 graphics core. The laptop still has room for a 2.5-inch storage device and a second NVMe SSD.
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Pros[**]
  • Matte IPS display
  • NVMe SSD and 2.5-inch storage device
  • Good input devices
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Dim display
  • Only one USB-C port

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 68%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The IdeaPad Gaming 3i is a wallet-friendly offering with the latest parts from Intel and Nvidia. 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.
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Pros[**]
  • Solid build quality
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • Solid performance for a gaming laptop
Cons[**]
  • Underwhelming graphics performance
  • Mediocre battery life

techadvisor[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 48%
Reviewers from Techadvisor have found the following[***]:
The IdeaPad Gaming 3i has a modest 4GB of memory, 896 stream processors and no Ray-Tracing. It has Gigabit Ethernet and dual-band 802.11ac wireless, but no Wi-Fi 6.0. The display can still be used for mainstream gaming and media, but it lacks punch, even when compared to other screens in this price range.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek, attractive design
  • Good keyboard and touchpad
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Not the best value for money

references

  1. 1. ^ Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i (15-inch) review. Laptopmag. 05 July 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05 in review: Core i5 at full throttle. Notebookcheck. 11 July 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i Review. Pcmag. 15 July 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. 4. ^ Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i review. Techadvisor. 21 August 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  5. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  6. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  7. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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