Are you looking for a cheap gaming laptop with an AMD Ryzen 5 and GeForce GTX inside? Well, if so, check this one, Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 82K20015US, a mid-size gaming laptop that comes at $769.22 at the time of this writing.
The IdeaPad 82K20015US features an AMD Ryzen 5 5600H and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 along with an 8GB memory and 256GB storage space.
The AMD Ryzen 5 5600H is a processor for big gaming laptops. This CPU comes with 6 cores, 3.30GHz – 4.20GHz clock rates, and 16MB L3 Cache. This CPU has also an integrated graphics card, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 which is an entry-level one. That’s why Lenovo paired this Ryzen 5 with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 that has 4MB GDDR VRAM and a core speed between 1395 – 1560 (Boost) MHz.
The 8GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM is enough to have comfortable multitasking, while the M.2 PCIe SSD with a capacity of 256GB has fast performance as well. Both memory and storage are upgradeable.
Though not a powerhouse machine, this Ideapad Gaming 3 can provide good performance. It is basically a versatile laptop for casual gamers and general PC users as well as can handle all basic daily tasks. This laptop is also capable to run the AAA titles games at medium settings. Of course, you won’t expect much from a budget-friendly laptop, right?
The Full HD display on this laptop has a diagonal size of 15.6-inch. This anti-glare screen has a resolution of 1920 x 1080, a ratio of 16:9, a brightness of 250 nits, and a refresh rate of 120 Hz.
This screen panel looks clear and sharp. Every movement on the screen looks smooth and alive without stuttering. This is great for gaming. And this panel has also IPS tech so the display quality is always great even when viewed from extreme angles.
The ports available are plenty enough and varied. There are two USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 ports and a 3.5 mm combo audio jack on the right side. And on the left, you can find an RJ-45 Ethernet port, an HDMI 2.0, and USB-C 3.2 port.
Luckily, there is an Ethernet port so you won’t worry to have a dropped-out internet connection. You will have a stable internet network for chatting, teleconferencing, or even gaming.
This laptop also offers a wireless internet connection, ie: 802.11AC (2 x 2) WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 which is great to transfer photos from your phone, connect a wireless mouse or keyboard, and many other useful wireless devices to your laptop.
The power source inside is a 3 Cell 45Wh lithium-polymer battery that as the claim of Lenovo can last up to 5 hours. And it may be lower when you use the device for gaming. Well, this is indeed a common problem for a gaming laptop.
This Ideapad gaming laptop is not big but slightly thick with dimensions of 14.16 x 9.92 x 0.95 inches. The weight is 4.95 lbs. It is basically still a nice device to carry everywhere. Though a bit thick it can easily slip into your bag and you won’t feel the weight when carrying it.
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 82K20015US is not for gaming only. As said above, it is a versatile laptop and can handle all basic daily tasks. Even demanding tasks that need high graphic details can be handled, thanks to the dedicated GPU.
At under $800 at the time of writing, this laptop could be an option for those who are looking for a budget-friendly gaming laptop.
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Summary of Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 82K20015US
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 5 5600H/Hexa-Core/3.30GHz – 4.20GHz/16MB|
|Graphics Processor||AMD Radeon RX Vega 6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4MB GDDR VRAM
|RAM||8GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM|
|Storage||256GB M.2 PCIe SSD|
|Display||15.6-inch Full HD 1920x1080 16:9 250nits 120Hz IPS display|
|I/O Options||2 x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 ports
1 x USB-C 3.2 port
1 x HDMI 2.0 port
1 x RJ-45 Ethernet port
1 x 3.5 mm combo audio jack
1 x RJ-45 Ethernet port
802.11AC (2 x 2) WiFi 5
|Battery||3 Cell 45Wh lithium-polymer battery (up to 5 hours)|
|Dimensions||14.16 x 9.92 x 0.95 inches|