Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (17″, 2021) has a surprisingly good IPS display

Usually, laptops for creators cost a lot and are a big investment. However, many beginners don’t have 1000$+ to spend on a brand new device. So, today we are looking at an alternative, which might not have the best Creator features, but is a fantastic starting point that doesn’t cost a lot of money, while offering a lot.

The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (17″, 2021) has a display option, which can transform it from a regular, jack of all trades device, into an affordable Creator laptop.

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (17″, 2021): Full Specs / In-depth Review

Display quality

The 17.3-inch Full HD IPS panel that the laptop comes equipped with has a lot of aces up its sleeve. Just to be sure, we are talking about the panel with a model number AUO B173HAN04.3 (AUO439D). It has a max brightness of around 320 nits and generally good brightness uniformity, with a deviation of only 8%. This means that the brightness is even across the entire display surface. The panel also covers 97% of the sRGB color gamut, making it suitable for professional work.

The color accuracy is also fantastic once we apply our Design and Gaming profile. It brings the dE value down to 1.1, which is right within the standard.

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Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.


Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (17″, 2021): Full Specs / In-depth Review

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