Our review of Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IHU6 (82K10039FR)
Versatile, the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IHU6 (82K10039FR) is a gamer-oriented and creative black laptop equipped with a powerful Intel Tiger Lake-H Quad Core i5 processor and an NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card that accelerates processing and is capable of running many games. Equipped with a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective display that enhances the playability of games with its 120Hz frequency, this creative gaming PC with Windows 11 benefits from enhanced responsiveness thanks to its fast SSD storage, a backlit keyboard or a connection with Wi -Fi ax and USB-C.
Features of Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IHU6 (82K10039FR)
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full HD LED IPS 120Hz micro-edge 45% NTSC 250cd / m² (1920 × 1080, anti-reflective / matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-11300H Tiger Lake-H (2.6 GHz, 4 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max.)||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (busy)|
|Graphics card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 4GB GDDR6 dedicated (1740MHz, 90W), Intel Iris Xe processor integrated and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4, 2242 form factor)|
|stik||2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6 axis (2 × 2), Bluetooth 5.0 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes (white)|
|Sound system||2 speakers (2 x 2W) Nahimic Audio|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced autonomy / battery||7 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 45Wh|
|Weight / dimensions (mm)||2.25 kg / 359.6 x 251.9 x 24.2|
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IHU6 (82K10039FR) against the competition
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IHU6 (82K10039FR) is currently displayed in campaign at Lenovo France and meets many competitors in its category, where it is one of the only ones running under Windows 11.
If this Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IHU6 (82K10039FR) does not meet all of your criteria, you will find other configurations in our guide to gaming laptops that you can play with a similar budget. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, it will have the biggest impact on performance.
Chassis, Connector, Monitor on Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IHU6 (82K10039FR)
With its Shadow Black black design with angular lines, it has a resolute gamer look.
This creator-oriented gamer laptop is well-equipped for connectivity with its USB-C, its Wi-Fi axle modules (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) and Bluetooth 5.0 for wireless remote connections and communication, its convenient HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example, its Ethernet and audio ports without forgetting its 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guarantees transfers up up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected to it.
The Chiclet keyboard can, of course, be backlit, which is handy for better distinguishing its keys in case of limited ambient light.
With its 120Hz refresh rate, the screen improves fluency in games compared to the standard 60Hz. In addition, as it uses IPS technology, the screen has significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles. However, its colorimetry is average, below that of high-end IPS panels. With its 16: 9 format and precise Full HD definition, the screen is also very suitable for displaying videos and wider High Definition content. As it is anti-reflective, the screen is also more readable than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outside).
Performance, autonomy of Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IHU6 (82K10039FR)
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IHU6 (82K10039FR) is a versatile 15-inch laptop with performance aimed at gaming and creation.
Built around 8GB of RAM and an Intel Tiger Lake-H Quad Core i5-11300H processor, this creator-oriented gaming laptop delivers solid overall performance capable of satisfying a maximum of users.
Since a DDR4 slot is free, you can add a RAM module if needed to be more comfortable in multitasking.
In particular, the Core i5-11300H guarantees faster processing than a low-power Quad Core. We especially notice the difference during work that requires processor resources that utilize multicore, such as photo editing or video conversion.
Creative will appreciate that the dedicated GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card speeds up processing under software that utilizes GPU computing power, such as Sony Vegas or Adobe Photoshop / Premiere.
In addition, the GeForce RTX 3050 ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere is capable of supporting a range of games with concessions under graphics-intensive opus to take advantage of good playability.
In practice, the GeForce RTX 3050 is activated automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology depending on the tasks performed.
Optimus prefers the Intel Iris Xe solution integrated into the processor as much as possible, although the benefits are modest because it is energy efficient, which promotes autonomy. The GeForce RTX 3050 is therefore enabled by Optimus to perform graphics processing that is too heavy for the Iris Xe. With one of these graphic solutions, it is of course possible to view photos and videos.
SSD storage clearly improves responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive because it is much faster but also silent, less energy consuming and more robust.
Specifically, the SSD ensures much faster start / stop, processing and launch of software / games than, for example, a hard drive, or even a faster arrival on the cards in online games.
With its 512 GB, the SSD offers a capacity similar to that offered by standard hard drives. However, if this is insufficient, a 2.5 inch slot is free to add an extra SSD or hard drive. Of course, you can also rely on an external storage device such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 device for fast transfers.
In terms of autonomy, bet on about 7 hours of battery life in light use of this versatile laptop designed for games and creation that sounds and heats up under heavy load (e.g. treatments, games).
If necessary to limit temperatures, a ventilated support can be used (remember to check the goals in this case!).