Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (14″) - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 2000GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 See photo
RAM
up to 36GB
OS
Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 S, Windows 10 Pro, No OS
Dimensions
327.1 x 241 x 19.9 mm (12.88" x 9.49" x 0.78")
Weight
1.50 kg (3.3 lbs)
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 2.0
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI 1.4b
  • Card reader MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm combo
Features
  • Fingerprint reader optional
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard optional
  • Microphone Dual-Array Microphone
  • Speakers 2x 1.5W, Dolby Audio
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

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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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$9.99
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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") series.

GPU performance

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

 

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (14″) in-depth review

You need a small budget machine for your daily work, be it in an office or at home? Or your kid needs a portable setup for school. Well, the Ideapads were always a decent option in the sub $500 category, and now the Ideapad 3 (14) comes more versatile than ever. With more processor options than there are players in a football team, you can basically pick a configuration that suits your taste the best. Unfortunately, it still comes with a 768p TN option (although there is a 1080p IPS one as w[...]

Read the full review

Pros

  • Low price and some color customization
  • Optional fingerprint reader
  • Decent input devices
  • Features an SD card reader, and has decent upgradability
  • Doesn't use PWM for brightness adjustment (Innolux N140BGA-EA4)

Cons

  • No USB Type-C port
  • All-plastic build with a fingerprint attracting material
  • Our unit had a pathetic 768p TN display (Innolux N140BGA-EA4)
  • Poor color coverage, contrast ratio and viewing angles on the TN panel (Innolux N140BGA-EA4)

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

 

Games you can play on this laptop series

FIFA 21
 
 
Bench
45
fps
26
fps
 
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Minecraft
 
 
Bench
532
fps
42
fps
 
 
-20%
424
fps
36
fps
 
 
 
-43%
292
fps
34
fps
 
 
-47%
267
fps
38
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Fortnite
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
 
Bench
106
fps
74
fps
52
fps
 
-33%
64
fps
57
fps
35
fps
 
-42%
67
fps
43
fps
24
fps
 
-47%
51
fps
42
fps
29
fps
 
-48%
67
fps
38
fps
16
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
 
Bench
-26%
175
fps
32
fps
-
 
-27%
167
fps
24
fps
14
fps
 
-41%
142
fps
23
fps
-
 
-44%
118
fps
26
fps
13
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
 
Bench
186
fps
155
fps
148
fps
 
 
-8%
197
fps
159
fps
96
fps
 
-14%
163
fps
138
fps
120
fps
 
-29%
143
fps
114
fps
91
fps
 
-37%
127
fps
99
fps
83
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
111
fps
77
fps
42
fps
34
fps
-23%
91
fps
58
fps
30
fps
25
fps
-34%
95
fps
55
fps
24
fps
-
-36%
78
fps
46
fps
25
fps
19
fps
-52%
65
fps
40
fps
21
fps
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
 
Bench
-16%
41
fps
32
fps
17
fps
 
-36%
32
fps
23
fps
13
fps
 
-39%
31
fps
22
fps
12
fps
 
-53%
31
fps
19
fps
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 20
 
 
Bench
-54%
47
fps
28
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
 
Bench
200
fps
187
fps
60
fps
 
-14%
168
fps
157
fps
59
fps
 
-39%
108
fps
108
fps
57
fps
 
-54%
81
fps
87
fps
37
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
-28%
86
fps
28
fps
 
 
-42%
64
fps
28
fps
 
 
-53%
53
fps
21
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Warframe
 
 
Bench
-20%
72
fps
32
fps
 
 
-44%
50
fps
23
fps
 
 
 
-67%
43
fps
-
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
 
 
Bench
-20%
89
fps
43
fps
 
 
-21%
99
fps
30
fps
 
 
-32%
85
fps
26
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
56
fps
41
fps
36
fps
33
fps
-26%
47
fps
27
fps
25
fps
24
fps
-27%
42
fps
30
fps
26
fps
24
fps
-69%
31
fps
21
fps
-
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Halo: Reach
60
fps
57
fps
54
fps
 
 
-25%
45
fps
43
fps
41
fps
 
-39%
37
fps
35
fps
32
fps
 
-45%
35
fps
31
fps
28
fps
 
-49%
33
fps
28
fps
26
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
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