Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15ACH6 (82K201KFFR), 15″ 120Hz laptop AMD Octo Core Creator Gamer RTX 3050 Windows 11 – LaptopSpirit

Our review of the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15ACH6 (82K201KFFR)

Black design for the versatile laptop Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15ACH6 (82K201KFFR) designed to play and create high performance with its AMD Cezanne Octo Core Ryzen 7 processor that accelerates multimedia processing, such as the GeForce RTX 3050 ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere graphics card that can run a number of games. Equipped with a fast 512GB SSD storage that boosts responsiveness and a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare display whose 120Hz frequency improves the smoothness in games, this creative gaming laptop PC running on Windows 11 benefits from a backlit keyboard or a connection to USB-C and Wi-Fi axe.

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15ACH6 (82K201KFFR)

Most famous price: 899€

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15ACH6 (82K201KFFR) Specifications

Screen(s) 15.6” Full LED IPS 120Hz 45% NTSC 250cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-glare/matte)
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne (3.2GHz, 8 cores)
Installed RAM (max.) 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (1 free)
Graphics Card NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 Dedicated 4GB GDDR6 (1500MHz, 85W), CPU Integrated Radeon Vega 8 and Optimus
Storage 512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4, 2280) + 1 free M.2 slot (2242)
connectors 2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 2.0
Network Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0 + Gigabit Ethernet
Backlit keyboard yes (white)
Numeric Keypad Yes
Windows Hello
audio system 2 speakers (2 x 2W) Nahimic Audio
Operating system Windows 11 64 bit
Announced runtime / Battery 5 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 45 Whr
Weight / Dimensions (mm) 2.25kg / 359.6 x 251.9 x 24.2

The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15ACH6 (82K201KFFR) against the competition

The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15ACH6 (82K201KFFR) is currently shown in promotion at Lenovo France and is in the good average of its category where it is one of the few to offer such a powerful processor (Octo Core).

If this Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15ACH6 (82K201KFFR) doesn’t meet all your criteria, you’ll find other configurations to play with on a similar budget in our gaming laptop guide. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, which has the most impact on performance.

Chassis, connectors, screen of the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15ACH6 (82K201KFFR)

Cooled by 2 fans, heat pipes and vents, this versatile laptop has a resolutely gamer yet discreet look with its Shadow Black design with angular lines.

This creative gaming laptop PC is well equipped in terms of connectivity with its USB-C, its Wi-Fi ax modules (newer and more efficient than wifi ac) and Bluetooth 5.0 for wireless connections and remote communication, the handy HDMI video output to easily connect it to, for example, a TV or monitor, the Ethernet and audio ports without forgetting the 2 USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0) , guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when USB 3.0 peripherals are connected.

The chiclet keyboard uses a backlighting system which is practical for better distinguishing the keys when the ambient light is reduced.

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15ACH6 (82K201KFFR)

Due to the Full HD definition and the 16:9 format, the screen lends itself well to displaying High Definition content, such as videos. It also has significant viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically, thanks to the IPS technology, but not high-end because the colorimetry is standard here. In any case, players will appreciate that the screen is decorated with a refresh rate of 60 Hz, as it improves the smoothness in games compared to the standard 60 Hz. Thanks to the anti-reflective treatment, the screen is also easier to read in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a glossy panel.

Performance, battery life of the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15ACH6 (82K201KFFR)

The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15ACH6 (82K201KFFR) is a versatile 15-inch performance laptop focused on creating and gaming.

It benefits from a powerful high-end processor AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Cezanne Ryzen 7 5800H Octo Core which in particular guarantees much faster processing than a Quad / Hexa Core. We especially feel the difference in demanding work in CPU resources that take advantage of multicore, such as photo editing, video editing or 3D rendering.
Here the Ryzen 7 is associated with 8GB of standard RAM, but if you want to be more comfortable in this area, a DDR4 slot is free to add a bar.

Interested in Ryzen 7, makers will also be interested in the dedicated GeForce RTX 3050 NVIDIA Ampere graphics card onboard, as it speeds up processing under software that takes advantage of GPU computing power, such as Adobe Photoshop/Premiere or Sony Vegas.

Gamers will also appreciate the GeForce RTX 3050 ray tracing as it is capable of playing many games as long as you go with settings under graphic intensive titles to get good playability.

In practice, NVIDIA Optimus technology automatically activates/deactivates the GeForce RTX 3050 in real time, depending on the tasks performed.
Indeed, Optimus prefers the Radeon Vega 8 graphics solution integrated in the Ryzen 7 as much as possible, but much more modest because it consumes little energy, favoring autonomy.
In this area, bet on about 5 hours of battery life with light use.

On the storage side, there’s an SSD that, with its 512 GB, rivals the capacity of standard hard drives. If you need more space, you can of course rely on an external storage unit, such as a USB-C/USB 3.0 device for fast transfers. You can also add a second SSD or hard drive via the available 2.5-inch slot.

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15ACH6 (82K201KFFR)

Most famous price: 899€

Nevertheless, an SSD offers several advantages over a hard disk: greater robustness, lower energy consumption, quiet operation or even higher speed.
Result thanks to the SSD, the start/stops, processing and launches of games/software are much faster and we reach the cards of online games faster, for example.
In fact, the SSD generally guarantees much better responsiveness and smoother usage than a simple hard drive.

Here we find a 512 GB SSD, a capacity in line with what hard drives offer as standard. What if we need more space? You can add a second SSD or hard drive via the free 2.5-inch slot. Or even use an external storage space. Preferring a USB-C / USB 3.0 device is then an interesting option to take advantage of fast transfers.

Finally, a gamer-oriented designer laptop is audible and heats up when pressed hard (eg treatments, games,).

If necessary to control temperatures, a ventilated support can be used (remember to check the dimensions carefully!

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