MWC 2022: Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 and IdeaPad Gaming 3i laptops launched
The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i and Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 laptops were launched at MWC 2022 on February 28. Aimed at student gamers, these laptops will come in 15-inch and 16-inch screen size options. Additionally, customers will also have the option of purchasing the laptops with (up to) 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processors or AMD Ryzen 6000-series chipsets. Lenovo says the new machines have improved thermal components for a quieter gameplay and come with an option to get a WQHD+ display variant. Lenovo says the new IdeaPad laptops are powerful enough for gaming as well as tackling schoolwork. Additionally, the Chinese company has also launched the Legion M600s Qi Wireless Gaming Mouse.
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i, Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 price, availability
Lenovo has announced the availability of these laptops in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
Pricing for the 16-inch Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i laptop with Intel Core processor will start at EUR 1,099 (around Rs 92,600) and is expected to be available from June in Onyx Gray colorway.
The 16-inch IdeaPad Gaming 3 laptop with AMD Ryzen 6000 series processors will also start at a price of 1,099 euros and should be available from July in the Onyx Gray color.
Similarly, the 15-inch Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i laptop with Intel Core processor will start at EUR 999 (around Rs 84,200) and is expected to be available from May in Glacier White and Onyx Gray color options.
The 15-inch IdeaPad Gaming 3 laptop with AMD Ryzen 6000 series processors will also start at 999 euros and should be available from June 2022 in Glacier White and Onyx Gray colors.
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i Specifications
The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i laptop comes in two variants: up to 15.6-inch WQHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) IPS with 16:9 aspect ratio, 165Hz refresh rate and 350 nits of peak brightness as well as up to 16-inch WQHD+ (2,560 x 1,600 pixels) IPS with 16:10 aspect ratio, 165Hz refresh rate and 500 nits of peak brightness. The laptops feature 12th Gen Intel Core i7 H-series processors, paired with up to 32GB of DDR4 (3200MHz) RAM and up to 1TB of PCIe NVMe (M.2) SSD storage.
The 15-inch IdeaPad Gaming 3i model gets a smaller 60Wh four-cell battery and its Rapid Charge technology is said to deliver 40% battery life in 15 minutes. The weight of the laptop starts at 2.4 kg and the thickness starts at 21.8 mm.
The 16-inch model of the IdeaPad Gaming 3i laptop has a larger 71Wh four-cell battery, and its Rapid Charge technology is said to top up the battery to 50% in 30 minutes. Its weight starts from 2.5 kg and its thickness starts from 20.9 mm.
Additionally, both models will pack (up to) the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 GPU with 6GB of GDDR6 VRAM, and also offer an Intel Arc Graphics GPU option. IdeaPad Gaming 3i laptops feature Nahimic Audio 3D sound system and Lenovo’s signature gaming keyboard with optional 4-zone RGB backlighting on select models.
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 Specifications
The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 laptop also comes in two variants: a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display with a 16:9 aspect ratio, 165Hz refresh rate, and 300 nits of peak brightness as well than a 16-inch WQHD+ (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) IPS display with 16:10 aspect ratio, 165Hz refresh rate, and 500 nits peak brightness. Compared to IdeaPad 3i laptops, these models feature up to AMD Ryzen 7 6800H processor with Radeon graphics. The processors are paired with up to 32 GB of DDR4 (4,800 MHz) RAM and up to 1 TB of PCIe NVMe (M.2) SSD storage. These laptops are powered by (up to) the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU with 4GB of GDDR6 VRAM.
The capacity, power and battery technology of the 15-inch and 16-inch models of the IdeaPad Gaming 3 laptops are identical to those of the IdeaPad Gaming 3i offerings. The weight of the 15-inch model starts at 2.4 kg and the thickness starts at 21.8 mm. The weight of the 16-inch model starts at 2.5 kg and the thickness starts at 20.9 mm.
The connectivity options as well as the ports of the four laptops are identical. They include up to Wi-Fi 6 and (from) Bluetooth v5 for connectivity. Ports include two USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB Type-A) slots, one audio jack (microphone and earphone), one USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB Type-C) port, one HDMI 2.0 port, and one RJ-45 port. IdeaPad Gaming 3 laptops do not have a Thunderbolt 4 connection interface.
Additionally, the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 series laptops also feature quad-vent thermal technology which is claimed to provide quieter and more efficient cooling performance than the previous generation. Lenovo also claims that there is a 10% increase in fan airflow from the vents. There’s also a Full HD webcam with privacy shutter on the 16-inch models. Lenovo has partnered with Microsoft on Windows which will offer customers three months of Xbox Game Pass.
Lenovo Legion M600s Qi Wireless Gaming Mouse Price, Specs
The new Lenovo Legion M600s Qi Wireless Gaming Mouse starts at EUR 99.99 (around Rs 8,500) and is expected to be available from July 2022. Lenovo claims the mouse offers excellent performance, precision and better ergonomics compared to previous models. It has a short, low arch and a slim waist with mirror-textured side grips, as well as an ambidextrous design for comfort for claw and fingertip players.
The Lenovo Legion M600s features Optical Pixart 3370 sensor technology, up to 19,000 DPI resolution and a maximum movement speed of 400 IPS. The mouse has six programmable buttons, and Lenovo claims the optical micro switches have a durability of 80 million clicks. Other features include 16.8 million fully programmable RGB lighting combinations.
Lenovo Legion M600s mouse connectivity options include 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5, USB 2.0 (dongle) and USB Type-C cable. It packs a 380mAh battery which is claimed to offer up to 70 hours of playtime. It takes two hours to fully charge and runs for up to 10 hours after a 10-minute quick charge, Lenovo claims. The mouse can be charged on the Qi-compatible base of the Lenovo Legion S600 Gaming Station (sold separately) as well as via a USB Type-C port.