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Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15.6" AMD Gaming Laptop (15ARH05, 2020)

MSRP 730 USDExt score 52%

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Product Overview

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15ARH-05 is a 15.6-inch gaming laptop powered by powerful Ryzen 4000 H-series CPUs by AMD. Despite its entry-level positioning, the IdeaPad Gaming 3 is available with 120Hz FHD IPS display and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti graphics.
Equipped with Intelligent Cooling via Lenovo Q-Control 3.0 for performance mode switching and up to 7 hours of battery life with Rapid Charge, the stylish IdeaPad Gaming 3 features a blue backlit gaming keyboard with 1.5mm key travel and is available in two eye-catching colors, iridescent Chameleon Blue or reflective Onyx Black.
By not prioritizing portability, the IdeaPad Gaming 3 also comes with a 2.5" HDD drive bay, making it possible to have large storage space at low cost.
Alongside the AMD-powered 15ARH-5, Lenovo also introduced an Intel-powered variant of the IdeaPad Gaming 3.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Very affordable
  • 120Hz refresh rate display
  • Fast SSD
  • Good selection of ports
Cons
  • Poor graphics performance
  • Poor battery life

What external reviewers found***

Ext 52% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good battery life
  • Compact design
  • 120Hz refresh rate display
Cons
  • Poor graphics performance
  • No Thunderbolt 3
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
2x USB 3.1 Gen1 + 1x USB-C 3.1 + 1x HDMI 2.0 + 1x LAN + 1x Audio combo + 1x Novo Hole
Wireless Connectivity
WiFi 5 + Bluetooth 5.1

Construction

Battery | Capacity
45 Wh
Camera | Front
720p HD with Privacy Shutter
Colors
Chameleon Blue, Onyx Black
Speakers
2x 1.5W speakers with Dolby Audio

Dimensions

Size | Depth
249.6 mm / 9.83 inch
Size | Height
24.9 mm / 0.98 inch
Size | Width
359 mm / 14.13 inch
Weight
From 2.2 kg / 4.8 lbs

Display

Brightness
250 nits
Display Diagonal
15.6 inch
Display Type
IPS
Gamut
45% NTSC
Refresh Rate
60 or 120 Hz
Resolution
FHD (1920x1080)

Function

Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti / 1650 4GB
Operating System
Windows 10
Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H or Ryzen 7 4800H

Performance

Battery Life
Up to 6.7 h
Key Travel
1.5 mm
Memory | Capacity
8, 16, or 32 GB
Memory | Type
DDR4 3200MHz
Power Supply
135 W
Storage
Up to 1TB M.2 PCIe x4 SSD + 2.5" SATA 1TB 5400 RPM HDD

Production

Availability
2020-07
Debut
2020-07

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

theverge[1]

Sentiment Score 52%
Reviewers from theverge have found the following***:
, it can run everything I currently want to play at a playable frame rate, so long as I'm willing to turn down the eye candy to maintain 60fps at 1080p. The IdeaPad Gaming 3 didn't raise much of a stutter while running my loadout of work applications. The laptop started to chug when I pushed its 8GB of RAM to the limits with too many Chrome tabs and Affinity Photo projects.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • 120Hz refresh rate display
  • Good battery life
  • Compact design
Cons
  • Poor graphics performance
  • No Thunderbolt 3

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Lenovo’s IdeaPad Gaming 3 is almost a good $1,000 gaming laptop. [theverge]. https://www.theverge.com/21295596/lenovo-ideapad-gaming-3-review-laptop-budget-friendly-intel-10th-gen-nvidia-geforce-gtx. 2020-06-19. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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