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Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15.6" Intel Gaming Laptop (15IMH05 2020)

MSRP 660 USDNEX score 53%

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Product Overview

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i is a 15.6-inch gaming laptop powered by 10th-gen Intel Core Comet Lake H-series CPUs paired with entry-level NVIDIA GeForce GTX 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 3i 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 3i also comes with a 2.5" HDD drive bay, making it possible to have large storage space at low cost.
Alongside the Intel-powered model, Lenovo also introduced an AMD-powered variant of the IdeaPad Gaming 3. Compared to the latter, the Intel-powered unit loses the 120Hz display option but gains WiFi 6 connectivity.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Decent gaming performance
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Mediocre display
  • Dim display

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 53% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Solid performance
  • Decent gaming performance
  • Good battery life
  • Strong graphics performance
Cons
  • Dull display
  • Underwhelming single-channel performance
  • No SD card reader
  • No Thunderbolt 3 port
  • No Thunderbolt 3
  • No Ray-Tracing
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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 6 + Bluetooth 5.0

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 Hz
Resolution
FHD (1920x1080)

Function

Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti / 1650 4GB
Operating System
Windows 10
Processor
10th-gen Intel Core i5-10300H

Performance

Battery Life
Up to 6.7 h
Key Travel
1.5 mm
Memory | Capacity
Up to 16 GB
Memory | Type
DDR4 2933MHz
Power Supply
135 W
Storage
Up to 1TB M.2 PCIe x4 SSD + 2.5" SATA 1TB 5400 RPM HDD

Production

Debut
2020-06

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

laptopmag[1]

Sentiment Score 65%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following***:
The IdeaPad Gaming 3i has a new Intel Core i7-10750H processor packed with 8GB of RAM. On the Geekbench 4.3 overall performance test, the machine scored 20,911, flying over the 16,756 budget gaming laptop average. It transcoded a 4K video to 1080p on the HandBrake benchmark in just 10 minutes and 41 seconds.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Solid performance
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • Solid battery life
Cons
  • Dull display

notebookcheck[2]

Sentiment Score 49%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following***:
Built-in Core i5 processor offers enough computing power for all common applications. The dedicated graphics core enables playing computer games. The system drive is an NVMe SSD (M.2 2242) from SK Hynix, which provides 512 GB of storage space. The laptop still has room for a 2.5-inch storage device and a second NVMe drive.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Matte IPS display
  • Full HD resolution
  • NVMe SSD
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No SD card reader
  • No Thunderbolt 3

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score 49%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The IdeaPad Gaming 3i starts strong with a sturdy and restrained build. The GTX 1650 is a fine entry-level GPU for cheaper machines, but at around $1,000, it begins to look less impressive. It's hard to recommend the 3i if you're primarily concerned with in-game frame rates.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Strong graphics performance
  • Strong battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons
  • No Thunderbolt 3 port

techadvisor[4]

Sentiment Score 49%
Reviewers from techadvisor have found the following***:
IdeaPad Gaming 3i has a modest 4GB of memory, 896 stream processors and no Ray-Tracing. Intel Core i5-10300H is a mid-range CPU with four multi-threaded cores and a Turbo peak of 4.5GHz. 256GB Toshiba BG4 SSD keeps the laptop responsive, but the drive isn't capacious and there's no secondary hard disk. There's 8GB of DDR4 memory, which is the bare minimum for a consumer laptop – so performance will be hindered.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Decent gaming performance
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Underwhelming single-channel performance
  • No Ray-Tracing

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i (15-inch) review. [laptopmag]. https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/lenovo-ideapad-gaming-3i-15-inch. 2020-07-05. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05 in review: Core i5 at full throttle. [notebookcheck]. https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-IdeaPad-Gaming-3i-15IMH05-in-review-Core-i5-at-full-throttle.480784.0.html. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/lenovo-ideapad-gaming-3i. 2020-07-15. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i review. [techadvisor]. https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/review/lenovo-ideapad-gaming-3i-3794427/. 2020-08-21. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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