Our review of the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15ACH6 (82K201AUFR)
designer gaming laptop, the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15ACH6 (82K201AUFR) can run recent games with its high-quality GeForce RTX 3060 ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere graphics card that also accelerates multimedia processing, such as the AMD Cezanne Hexa Core Ryzen 5 processor and 16 GB of high-performance RAM. Equipped with fast SSD storage that improves responsiveness, this versatile black laptop is designed for gaming and benefits from a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen that improves the smoothness in games with its 120Hz frequency, a backlit keyboard or a connection with Wi-Fi ax and USB-C, all under Windows 11.
Features of the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15ACH6 (82K201AUFR)
|Screen(s)||15.6” Full LED IPS 120Hz 45% NTSC 250cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-glare/matte)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 5 5600H Cezanne (3.3GHz, 6 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max.)||16 GB (1 x 16 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (1 free)|
|Graphics Card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 dedicated (1485MHz, 90W), processor-integrated Radeon Vega 7 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)|
|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 (82K201AUFR) against the competition
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If this Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15ACH6 (82K2003XFR) 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 (82K201AUFR)
With its Shadow Black design with angular lines cooled by 2 fans, heat pipes and vents, it has a distinctly gamer look.
This maker-oriented gamer laptop is equipped with good connectivity (usually on the left) including Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ax modules (newer and more efficient than wifi ac) to communicate and connect wirelessly remotely, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to, for example, a TV or monitor, Ethernet and audio ports, 1 USB-C or 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 can of course be backlit, which is useful for better distinguishing the keys in a dimly lit environment.
To appeal to players, the screen is decorated with a frequency of 120 Hz, which improves the smoothness in games compared to the standard 60 Hz. As a bonus, thanks to IPS technology, the screen has significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles. However, the colorimetry is average, lower than that of high-end IPS panels. In any case, because it is anti-reflective, the screen offers better visibility than a glossy panel in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors). In addition, it lends itself well to the display of videos and more generally High Definition content thanks to its 16:9 format and Full HD definition.
Performance, battery life of the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15ACH6 (82K201AUFR)
The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15ACH6 (82K201AUFR) is a versatile 15-inch laptop that performs well for gaming and creating.
It can run recent games thanks to the dedicated high-end NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 ray tracing graphics card.
In addition to players, the GeForce RTX 3060 will also be of interest to creators, as it speeds up processing under software that uses GPU computing power, such as Adobe Photoshop / Premiere or Sony Vegas.
The heart is up to the task, entrusted to an AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Hexa Core Cezanne Ryzen 5 5600H processor associated with 16 GB of RAM, delivering solid overall performance capable of satisfying a maximum of users set.
If this core supports the GeForce RTX 3060 well in games, then the contribution of the Hexa Core in this area is variable compared to a Quad Core.
In any case, creatives will appreciate the fact that thanks to this duo you get multimedia processing that is faster than a Quad Core processor and 8 GB DDR4, the difference being especially noticeable in demanding work in terms of CPU and RAM resources used. of multicores, such as in photo editing, video editing or 3D rendering.
Note that the GeForce RTX 3060 is activated/deactivated automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology depending on the tasks performed.
Optimus prefers maximum performance on the Radeon Vega 7, a graphics solution in the Ryzen 5 and yet much more modest in comparison, as the much lower power consumption favors autonomy.
Expect about 5 hours of battery life in this area with light use.
On the storage side, an SSD is much faster than a hard drive, but also less energy-consuming, more robust and quieter.
In practice, the SSD guarantees much better responsiveness and smoothness in use than a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, the launches of games / software are much faster, especially both the start / stop and the processing, and we get to the maps of online games faster.
With its 512 GB, the SSD offers a capacity comparable to the standard of hard drives. However, should this be insufficient, it is possible to add a second SSD. You can also rely on an external storage unit such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 device for fast transfers.
Finally, when this creative gaming laptop PC is pressed vigorously (eg games, treatments), it is audible and heats up.
To control temperatures if necessary, a ventilated support can be used (remember to check the dimensions carefully!†