Lenovo Ideapad 3 2022: Overview
Design and Build
Despite being in the budget laptop category, Lenovo Ideapad 3 looks much like a premium device. Its brushed matte finish gives it a polished look. It is well-built with no hinge or flexing issues. It’s not cumbersome at 1.63 kilos and is pretty convenient to use.
The large 15.6″ display is an IPS panel of FHD resolution (1920×1080). It can go up to 300 nits in brightness and covers 45% of the NTSC color gamut. The keyboard unfortunately lacks a backlight and the trackpad is a bit off-center.
Performance and Memory
The Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3 2022 is powered by Intel’s 12 th gen Core i5 processor. The Intel core i5-1235U is an efficient mobile processor that can deliver smooth performance for day-to-day tasks and office work.
This laptop comes with 8GB of DDR4 RAM but it can be upgraded to up to 16GB. At purchase, you get 512GB of M.2 2280 SSD for long-term storage. The fun part is you can replace that SSD with a 1 TB now and also add an additional 2.5″ HDD. So you can have up to 2 TB of storage on this laptop (1TB SSD + 1TB HDD).
Battery and Connectivity
Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3 15IAU7 ships with a 38Wh battery. It’s not a very big battery but it can still play local 1080p video for up to 7.1 hours at 150 nits of brightness. It performed OK on the MobileMark 2018 benchmark lasting a total of 5 hours.
As for port selection, you get an old-fashioned USB 2 type-A port, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port, a USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 port, an HDMI 1.4b port, a Card reader, and a 3.5mm headphone/microphone jack.
For wireless connectivity, you have your standard Wifi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 technology.
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 (2022) Price in Nepal
|Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15IAU7 (Intel i5-1235U, 15.6" FHD))||Price in Nepal|
|8GB RAM, 512GB SSD||NPR 88,000|
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 2022 (i5 12th Gen 1235U, 8GB, 512GB, 15.6" FHD) Specifications Compare
|Market Status||In Stock|
|Dimension||359.2 x 236.5 x 19.9 mm|
|Color Options||Arctic grey, Abyss Blue, Misty Blue|
|CPU Series||12th Gen Intel Core Processors (Alder Lake)|
|Base / Boost Clock|
P-Cores: 1.2 GHz / 4.4 GHz
E-Cores: 0.9 GHz / 3.3 GHz
|Cores / Threads||10 Cores / 12 Threads|
|GPU||Intel Iris Xe|
|Maximum Capacity||16GB (8GB soldered + 8GB SO-DIMM)|
|HDD||1x 2.5" SATA (Unused)|
|SSD||512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe|
1x M.2 PCIe (Used)
|Panel Type||IPS LCD|
Full HD (1920 x 1080)
16:9 aspect ratio
|Variable Refresh Rate||No|
|Maximum Brightness||300 nits (cd/m2)|
|Color Gamut||45% NTSC|
|Others||85° Viewing Angle (L/R/U/D)|
1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
1x USB 2.0 Gen 1 Type-A
1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Data transfer only)
|Display||1x HDMI 1.4b|
|Audio||1x 3.5mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output|
|Media Card||1x Micro SD Card Reader|
|WiFi||WiFi 6 (802.11 ax 2x2), Dual-Band (2.4/5 GHz)|
|Security||Fingerprint Scanner, TPM 2.0|
|Trackpad||Windows Precision Touchpad|
|Webcam||720p HD Camera With Shutter, Fixed Focus|
|Speakers||2x 1.5W Speakers With Dolby Audio|
|Microphone||Dual-Array Microphones with Noise Canceling|
38 Wh Li-ion
|Charging||65W AC Adapter|
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