Our review of Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7 (82S90054FR)
Versatile multimedia laptop for games and creation Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7 (82S90054FR) 15-inch IPS Full HD sRGB display with more faithful than average colors, which improves the flowability of games with its 165Hz frequency is efficient thanks to its 16 GB RAM and its Alder Lake-H Core i5 processor with 12 hybrid cores, which speeds up the treatment. This is also the case with the NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 ray tracing graphics card, which is capable of running a maximum of games, while the fast 512 GB SSD storage increases responsiveness. Backlit keyboard, private cover for webcam, but also connection with USB-C Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi axle are also on the gray designer-gamer-laptop program.
Best known price: 1099 €
Features of Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7 (82S90054FR)
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full HD LED IPS 165Hz 100% sRGB 300cd / m² (1920 × 1080, anti-reflective / matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-12500H Age Lake-H (12 cores, 2.7 GHz, 4P / 8E)|
|Installed RAM (max.)||16 GB (1 x 16 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (busy)|
|Graphics card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 4GB GDDR6 dedicated (85W, 1485MHz), processor-integrated Intel Iris Xe and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4, 2242) + 1 free M.2 slot|
|stik||2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.0|
|Network||Wi-Fi axis (2 × 2, Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Sound system||2 speakers (2 x 2W) Nahimic Audio|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced autonomy / battery||5 hours / 60Wh|
|Weight / dimensions (mm)||2,315 kg / 359.6 x 266.4 x 21.8|
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7 (82S90054FR) against the competition
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7 (82S90054FR) is now available on Lenovo France and is ranked as one of the only ones in its category to offer such a new processor (Alder Lake) with Thunderbolt connectivity and such a high-frequency display with such faithful colors, all with Windows.
If this Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7 (82S90054FR) does not meet all of your criteria, you will find other configurations on our portable gaming guide 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 15IAH7 (82S90054FR)
With its dark gray Onyx Gray design with angular lines, this versatile multimedia laptop for gamers and creatives has a gamer look.
Located mainly on the back, the connection is good, including 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, a convenient HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor, e.g. Ethernet and audio ports or even 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) that guarantee transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected.
The Chiclet keyboard can be backlit, which is very convenient to better distinguish its keys in a dimly lit environment.
Thanks to its 165Hz high frequency, the screen improves in-game speed compared to the standard 60Hz. In addition, as it uses sRGB and IPS specifications, it displays more faithful colors than average with significant viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. In addition, the screen is suitable for High Definition content such as videos because it uses a Full HD definition combined with a 16: 9 format. As it is anti-reflective, the screen also provides better visibility than a glossy panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
Performance, autonomy of Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7 (82S90054FR)
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7 (82S90054FR) can appeal to those who want to acquire a high-performance 15-inch versatile laptop oriented towards creation and gaming.
Whether you have the Iris Xe graphics solution integrated in the processor or the dedicated GeForce RTX 3050 Ti card, you can of course view photos and videos on this versatile multimedia laptop equipped with NVIDIA Optimus technology.
In practice, Optimus switches automatically and in real time between the Iris Xe and the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, depending on the tasks performed. The first is preferred over the maximum despite its modest advantages because its low energy consumption promotes autonomy compared to GeForce RTX 3050 Ti. On the autonomy side, you can expect about 5 hours of battery operation with ease of use while waiting for more concrete tests.
More powerful and greedy than the Iris Xe, the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti is capable of running a maximum of games with concessions under graphics-intensive titles to achieve good fluidity.
The Iris Xe is directly integrated into the Core i5-12500H Intel Alder Lake-H processor with 12 hybrid cores here connected with a quantity of 16 GB of RAM to deliver good overall performance that is able to satisfy a maximum of users.
Especially creative will be pleased that the core guarantees much faster processing than a classic Quad Core and 8 GB DDR4. We especially notice the difference during the demanding work with CPU and RAM resources that utilize the multi-core and therefore the 12 hybrid cores in Alder Lake-H. This is the case, for example, with photo editing, video editing or 3D rendering.
As a bonus, the processing of the dedicated GeForce RTX 3050 Ti NVIDIA Ampere graphics card, which is embedded in software that utilizes GPU computing power, such as Sony Vegas or Adobe Photoshop / Premiere, is accelerated.
On the storage side, there is an SSD that competes in terms of capacity with the standard hard drives with its 512 GB at the same time as it is quieter, more robust, less energy consuming and much faster.
Best known price: 1099 €
As a result, the SSD provides much better responsiveness and fluid everyday life than a simple hard drive, which in particular means much faster game / software launches, processing and start / stop, or even a faster arrival on queue playing cards.
What if 512 GB is too tight? You can then add an additional SSD via the free M.2 slot to still rely on an external storage device such as a USB-C / Thunderbolt / USB 3.0 device to take advantage of fast transfers.
Finally, when under heavy pressure (e.g .: treatments, games), expect this versatile multimedia laptop-oriented gamer and creator to warm up and be heard.