• CPU: Intel Core i5-11300H
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 (Laptop, 90W)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4, 3200 MHz
  • Weight: 2.25 kg (5 lbs)

Pros

  • Great price/performance ratio
  • Sleek design and lid, which is easy to open
  • Great keyboard with an optional RGB backlight
  • Two M.2 slots (or one M.2 + 2.5-inch SATA)
  • The display doesn't flicker at any brightness level (LEN156FHD (LEN9052))
  • 2.5-inch SATA drive mounting accessories inside the box

Cons

  • Lacks an SD card reader and Thunderbolt support
  • Covers only 53% of sRGB (LEN156FHD (LEN9052))
  • GPU gets quite toasty
  • Battery discharges during gaming in Performance mode

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15 - Specs

CPU Performance #52
  • Intel Core i7-11370H 3.9%
  • AMD Ryzen 7 4700U 4.6%
  • Intel Core i5-11300H
  • Intel Core i7-9850H 1.8%
  • AMD Ryzen 5 4500U 3.5%
  • Intel Core i7-10810U 5.3%
GPU Performance #59
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 (Laptop, 75W) 3.5%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti (Laptop, 60W) 3.7%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 (Laptop, 90W)
  • NVIDIA RTX A2000 (Laptop) 3%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 (Laptop) 1.1%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
LEN156FHD (LEN9052)
Color accuracy 5.3 -> 4.1
HDD/SSD
256GB SSD
M.2 Slot
1x 2242 M.2 PCIe x4 + 1x 2280 M.2 PCIe x4 See photo
RAM
8GB DDR4, 3200 MHz
OS
No OS
Battery
45Wh, 3-cell
Body Material
Plastic / Polycarbonate
Dimensions
359.6 x 251.9 x 24.2 mm (14.16" x 9.92" x 0.95")
Weight
2.25 kg (5 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Card Reader
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio jack 3.5mm Combo Jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone Dual Array Microphone
  • Speakers 2x 2W, Nahimic Audio
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

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DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920x1080, IPS

NameLEN156FHD (LEN9052)
Diagonal15.6"
Pixel density141.21 ppi
Brightness276 cd/m2
sRGB51%
PWM frequencyNo PWM (Flicker-Free)
Panel TypeIPS
Resolution1920x1080
Becomes "Retina" from24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast1160:1
dE Color Checker5.3 4.1
PWM Rating10.0: (safe)
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