Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3i 81Y400U6US (15.6 Inch 60Hz FHD/10th Gen Intel Core i5 10300H/8GB RAM/512GB SSD/Nvidia GTX 1650Ti 4GB Graphics/Windows 10)
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Laptop Review: Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3i 81Y400U6US
The Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3i 81Y400U6US is powered by the 10th Gen Intel Core i5 10300H and NVIDIA GTX 1650ti 4 GB VRAM and Intel UHD Graphics 630. Other key specs include 8GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. The Display here is a 15.6 Inch 60 Hz FHD (1920 x 1080) Panel.
TheLenovo Ideapad Gaming 3i 81Y400U6US 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 3i 81Y400U6US 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 3i 81Y400U6US 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 3i 81Y400U6US 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 3i 81Y400U6US 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 3i 81Y400U6US (15.6 Inch 60Hz FHD/10th Gen Intel Core i5 10300H/8GB RAM/512GB SSD/Nvidia GTX 1650Ti 4GB Graphics/Windows 10)