Our review of the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15ALC6 (82KU012HFR)
Efficient in daily use and modest multimedia work, the versatile thin and light notebook PC Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15ALC6 (82KU012HFR) with a 15-inch Full HD anti-glare screen benefits from improved responsiveness thanks to its fast 512 GB SSD storage. Equipped with a backlit keyboard and USB-C connectivity, this sleek silver laptop runs Windows 11 with 8GB of RAM as well as an AMD Octo Core Ryzen 7 5700U processor with Radeon Vega 8 graphics solution capable of supporting light gaming.
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15ALC6 (82KU012HFR) specifications
|screen(s)||15.6″ Full HD LED 250cd/m² 45% NTSC (1920×1080, anti-reflective/matt)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 5700U Lucienne (1.8 GHz, 8 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (8 GB soldered + 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (20 GB), 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphics card||AMD Radeon Vega 8 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4, 2280) + 1 free 2.5 inch slot|
|plug||1 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4b, SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2, Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Sound system||2 speakers (2 x 1.5W) Dolby Audio|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Advertised autonomy / battery||6 hours / Li-Polymer 2 cells 38Wh|
|Weight/dimensions (mm)||1.65 kg / 359.2 x 236.5 x 19.9|
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15ALC6 (82KU012HFR) against the competition
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15ALC6 (82KU012HFR) is currently displayed in promotion in the house of Darty and Fnac. It offers an interesting configuration/price ratio for its category, where it is one of the only ones that offers such a high amount of RAM as well as such a powerful processor (Octo Core).
Chassis, connector, screen on Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15ALC6 (82KU012HFR)
With its thin and light Arctic Gray silver design, this laptop takes on an elegant and understated look.
Versatile, it has good connectivity options with its USB-C, its practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example, its Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 5.0 wireless modules for connections and remote communication, its audio port without forget its 3 USBs are all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if a USB 3.0 device is connected.
We appreciate being able to backlit the keys on the chiclet keyboard to better distinguish them in cases of reduced ambient light.
Thanks to its 16:9 format and its Full HD definition, the screen is well suited for showing videos and more generally High Definition content. Its anti-reflective treatment also makes it more readable in a bright environment (eg outside) than a shiny panel.
Performance, battery life for Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15ALC6 (82KU012HFR)
The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15ALC6 (82KU012HFR) is a thin and light 15-inch High Definition laptop designed for everyday general use.
It delivers a good overall performance that is able to suit a variety of users because it is built around 16GB of RAM as well as an AMD Octo Core APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) low power Ryzen 7 5700U Lucienne processor.
In addition, the latter incorporates Radeon Vega 7. Thanks to this graphics solution, you can view photos and videos, but also play light titles despite the absence of a dedicated graphics card.
Those who occasionally do modest multimedia work using RAM and multicores will be able to be satisfied with this computer, for example in image editing or video encoding.
The storage is here entrusted to an SSD, whose capacity of 512 GB competes with standard hard drives. However, an SSD offers several advantages compared to the latter, such as greater robustness, lower energy consumption, silent operation or even greater speed.
Thus, the SSD significantly improves responsiveness and fluidity compared to a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, startup/stop is much faster for example, as are software launches and processing, and you can get to online game maps faster.
If 512GB is too tight, you can add an extra SSD or a hard drive via the free 2.5-inch slot.
Relying on an external storage device is also an option. Choosing a USB-C / USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting solution to take advantage of fast transfers.
As for the autonomy of this computer, which is as easy to transport as an Ultrabook thanks to its finesse and controlled weight, expect around 6 hours of battery life with light use.