Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 81Y400VAIN (15.6 Inch 60Hz FHD/10th Gen Intel Core i7 10750H/8GB RAM/1TB HDD+256GB SSD/Windows 10/Nvidia GTX 1650 4GB Graphics)
- CPU: 10th Gen Intel Core i7 10750H | 6 Core | 12 Thread | 12 MB of L3 Cache | 2.6 GHz | 5 GHz
- RAM: 8GB of RAM | DDR4 2933MHz | Single Channel 2x SO-DIMM Slots
- Storage: 1TB HDD, 256GB SSD | 1x 2.5-inch SATA Slot for SSD/HDD Expansion | 1x M.2 Slot
- GPU: Nvidia GTX 1650 Mobile, 4 GB VRAM | Intel UHD Graphics 630
- Display: 15.6 Inch | FHD (1920 x 1080) | B156HAN02.1 | 60 Hz
- Battery: 45 Watt Hour
- Operating System:Windows 10
- Ports: 1x USB 3 (Type C) | 2x USB 3.0 (Type-A) | HDMI | Rj- 45 Ethernet Jack | 3.5 mm Combo Audio Jack
- Other Features: Keyboard: Backlit, Chicklet Style | Weight:2.2 Kg | Additional Features: Bluetooth 5, Wifi 6
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Laptop Review: Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 81Y400VAIN
The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 81Y400VAIN is powered by the 10th Gen Intel Core i7 10750H 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.
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 81Y400VAIN is powered by the 6 Core 10th Gen Intel Core i7 10750H is a very capable CPU however when compared with its predecessor it only sees slight gains in performance and loses to its AMD counterpart. However, it is still a very powerful CPU.
TheLenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 81Y400VAIN 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 81Y400VAIN 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 81Y400VAIN 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 81Y400VAIN 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.
Display: 60Hz FHD (AU Optronics B156HAN02.1)
The FHD panel on the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 81Y400VAIN has a 60Hz Refresh rate and doesn’t suffer from and noticeable issues such as backlight bleeding and PWM flickering. The display here has an average color coverage and below-average brightness and suitable for outdoor use.
- Panel Model Number: AU Optronics B156HAN02.1
- Coverage: 65% sRGB | 48% AdobeRGB | 48% DCI P3;
- Max brightness: 250 Nits;
- Contrast Ratio: 800:1;
- Colour Temperature: 6485K;
- PWM Flickering: No;
- Response Time: 25 ms
Specification: Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 81Y400VAIN (15.6 Inch 60Hz FHD/10th Gen Intel Core i7 10750H/8GB RAM/1TB HDD+256GB SSD/Windows 10/Nvidia GTX 1650 4GB Graphics)