Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3 81Y400E1IN (15.6 Inch 60Hz FHD/10th Gen Intel Core i5 10300H/8GB RAM/1TB HDD+256GB SSD/Windows 10/Nvidia GTX 1650 4GB Graphics)
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Laptop Review: Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3 81Y400E1IN
The Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3 81Y400E1IN is powered by the 10th Gen Intel Core i5 10300H and Nvidia GTX 1650 Mobilewith 4 GB VRAM and Intel UHD Graphics 630. Other key specs include 8GB of RAM and 1TB HDD, 256GB SSD. The Display here is a 15.6 Inch 60 Hz FHD (1920 x 1080) Panel.
TheLenovo Ideapad Gaming 3 81Y400E1IN gives you a ton of options for upgradability and makes this device relatively future proof.
- 2x SO-DIMM
- 1x M.2 Slots
- 1x 2.5 Inch SATA Slot
Design and Build Quality
The chassis of the Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3 81Y400E1IN is made out of plastic with a smooth finish around the keyboard area and lid’s back with the bottom of the base and bezels have a rough finish. In terms of build quality, the device feels solid with the base unit having a slight flex but nothing out of the ordinary the same goes for the lid.
The ports on the Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3 81Y400E1IN has all the essential ports and should be enough for most users. Though there are no ports that may give it a little extra functionality like the thunderbolt 3.
- 1x USB 3.0 (Type C)
- 2x USB 3.0 (Type-A)
- Rj- 45 Ethernet Jack
- 3.5 mm Combo Audio Jack
Keyboard and Trackpad
Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3 81Y400E1IN comes with the U-shaped chicklet style keys found on the Lenovo business laptops with 2 stage blue backlight. The keys here have a clear actuation point with the right resistance. The number pad however comes with narrow keys. The trackpad here which measures it at about 10.6 x 7 cm is large enough to perform gestures without any issues. However, it would have been great if Lenovo would have given us dedicated mouse buttons.
The Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3 81Y400E1IN is powered by the Quad Core 10th Gen Intel Core i5 10300H is a mid-range CPU for gaming laptops. When compared with its predecessor it only sees slight gains in performance and losses to its AMD counterparts in overall performance. However, it is still a mighty CPU and has a single-core performance similar to that of i7 9750H and multi-core performance is comparable to that of i7 8750H.
Specification: Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3 81Y400E1IN (15.6 Inch 60Hz FHD/10th Gen Intel Core i5 10300H/8GB RAM/1TB HDD+256GB SSD/Windows 10/Nvidia GTX 1650 4GB Graphics)