Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (14″, 2021) - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 2000GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD
M.2 Slot
1x M.2 NVMe slot See photo
RAM
up to 36GB
OS
Windows 10 Home, Windows 11 Home, Windows 10 Pro, No OS
Dimensions
324.2 x 215.7 x 19.9 mm (12.76" x 8.49" x 0.78")
Weight
1.41 kg (3.1 lbs)
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 2.0
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI 1.4b
  • Card reader SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • Audio jack 3.5mm Combo Jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader optional
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard optional
  • Microphone Dual Array Microphone
  • Speakers 2x 1.5W, Dolby Audio
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

All Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (14″, 2021) configurations

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Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, 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 (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“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.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

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Office Work - screen profile

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.

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Design and Gaming - screen profile

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.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

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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CPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (14", 2021) series.

Results are from the Cinebench 20 Multi-core test (the higher the score, the better)
price
3620
performance

GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (14", 2021) series.

 

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (14″, 2021) in-depth review

Out of the popular manufacturers out there, Lenovo sits on the top in terms of sales. And this is mainly because of their huge budget-laptop market share. One of its main devices in this price range is undoubtedly the IdeaPad 3. Today, we are checking out the IdeaPad 3 Gen 6 (14"). Note that it is not an "i" model, which means that it is built on an AMD platform. Although the CPUs of choice bear the Ryzen 5000U name, they are part of the Zen 2 architecture. With that said, we can safely assu[...]

Read the full review

Pros

  • 1x SODIMM, 1x M.2 PCIe x4, 1x 2.5-inch SATA
  • Optional fingerprint reader
  • No PWM (AUO B140HAN04.E (AUO408D))
  • SD card slot
  • Surprisingly good performance
  • Decent battery life thanks to great optimization

Cons

  • Plastic build with poor quality
  • 54% sRGB coverage (AUO B140HAN04.E (AUO408D))
  • Unstable hinges

Inside Lenovo Ideapad 3 Gen 6 (14") - disassembly and upgrade options

 

Games you can play on this laptop series

Apex Legends
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 21
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Minecraft
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
 
Bench
106
fps
74
fps
52
fps
 
-9%
94
fps
67
fps
50
fps
 
-47%
51
fps
42
fps
29
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
111
fps
77
fps
42
fps
34
fps
-8%
107
fps
69
fps
38
fps
30
fps
-52%
65
fps
40
fps
21
fps
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
 
Bench
186
fps
155
fps
148
fps
 
 
-3%
182
fps
153
fps
140
fps
 
-37%
127
fps
99
fps
83
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
 
Bench
55
fps
40
fps
21
fps
 
-8%
53
fps
34
fps
20
fps
 
-41%
32
fps
23
fps
13
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
56
fps
41
fps
36
fps
33
fps
-6%
56
fps
36
fps
33
fps
31
fps
-26%
47
fps
27
fps
25
fps
24
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Warframe
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 20
 
 
Bench
-1%
112
fps
51
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Halo: Reach
60
fps
57
fps
54
fps
 
 
-2%
61
fps
55
fps
51
fps
 
-49%
33
fps
28
fps
26
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
 
Bench
200
fps
187
fps
60
fps
 
199
fps
187
fps
60
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM
 
Bench
-32%
31
fps
26
fps
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
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