Our review of the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15ALC6 (82KU01PHFR)
Cheap Quad Core laptop in an elegant silver design delivered in a package with an XL mat, Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15ALC6 (82KU01PHFR) which is very suitable for everyday use, runs on security-oriented Windows 11S with 8 GB of RAM and an AMD Ryzen 3 Lucienne processor with Radeon Vega 6 graphics capable of running light games. Equipped with fast SSD storage that improves its responsiveness, this thin and light versatile laptop has a 15-inch Full HD anti-reflective display and connectivity with Wi-Fi ax and USB-C.
Best known price: €429
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15ALC6 (82KU01PHFR) Specifications
|screen(s)||15.6″ Full HD LED 250cd/m² 45% NTSC (1920×1080, anti-reflective/matte)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 3 5300U Lucienne (2.6 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB (4 GB soldered + 4 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (20 GB), 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphics card||AMD Radeon Vega 6 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||256 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4, 2242) + 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, 4-in-1 SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC card reader|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6 axis (2×2), Bluetooth 5.1|
|Sound system||2 speakers (2 x 1.5W) Dolby Audio|
|Operating system||Windows 11S 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 (82KU01PHFR) against the competition
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15ALC6 (82KU01PHFR) is currently displayed in campaign at Cdiscount in a package with an XL blanket and offers an interesting configuration/price ratio for its category, where the competition is very limited and where it is one of the only ones to offer such a powerful processor, an SSD with such a large capacity as well as Wi-Fi axis and USB connection -C , all under Windows 11.
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Chassis, connector, screen on Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15ALC6 (82KU01PHFR)
With its thin and light Arctic Gray silver design, this laptop has a sober and elegant appearance.
It runs on Windows 11S, security focused edition by only allowing installation of apps from Windows Store. You can get out of S mode for free to migrate to classic Windows 11, but then it is impossible to return to S mode.
The connectivity options integrated into this laptop can compete with many much more expensive models. There are actually 1 USB-C, 6 axis wireless Wi-Fi modules (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) and Bluetooth 5.1 for remote connections and communication, a convenient HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to e.g. a TV or monitor, an audio port and 3 USBs all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, l USB 3.0 guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect a USB 3.0 device.
Lovers of videos and wider High Definition content will appreciate that the screen uses a 16:9 format coupled with a precise Full HD definition that is superior to the standard 1366×768 at this price level. Thanks to its anti-reflective treatment, the screen is also more readable than a shiny panel in a bright environment (e.g. outside).
Performance, battery life for Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15ALC6 (82KU01PHFR)
The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15ALC6 (82KU01PHFR) is a thin and light 15-inch High Definition laptop designed for everyday use.
Since it integrates an AMD Ryzen 3 5300U APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) low-power Lucienne Quad Core processor connected with 8 GB of RAM, which is very remarkable in multitasking, it delivers good performance in daily use, such as surfing the Internet and office automation.
In addition, the Quad Core Ryzen 3 5300U, which reveals its full potential under software using multi-cores that are not too processor demanding, houses the Radeon Vega 6 graphics module, thanks to which you can view photos and videos, but also indulge in light games .
Storage greatly contributes to the responsiveness of the laptop on a daily basis, ensuring a much smoother operation than a hard drive because it is much faster. An SSD offers other advantages such as lower energy consumption, quiet operation or even greater robustness.
Best known price: €429
In practice, the SSD especially guarantees much faster start/stop as well as software launches, or even a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
It’s a 256GB SSD offered here, enough to hold light and/or few files/software, which is half the standard for hard drives.
But if more space is needed, a 2.5 inch slot is available to add an additional SSD or hard drive if needed. And we always have the option of relying on an external storage device, such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 device, to achieve fast transfers.
In terms of autonomy, bet on around 6 hours of battery life in light use for this elegant silver laptop whose transport is as easy as an Ultrabook due to its contained weight and finesse.