Our review of the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14ALC6 (82KT00UTFR)
Affordable versatile laptop, the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14ALC6 (82KT00UTFR) adapted to High Definition with its 14-inch Full HD anti-glare screen benefits from improved responsiveness from its fast 256 GB SSD storage, as well as USB-C and Wi-Fi ax connectivity. This thin and light laptop with an elegant silver design runs on Windows 11S with a focus on security and delivers good performance for everyday use, while you can play light titles with its AMD Ryzen 3 Quad Core processor with Radeon Vega 6 graphics and its 8GB RAM.
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14ALC6 (82KT00UTFR) Specifications
|Screen(s)||14″ Full HD LED 45% NTSC 250cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-glare/matte)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 3 5300U Lucienne (2.6GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max.)||8 GB (4 GB soldered + 4 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (20 GB), 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphics Card||AMD Radeon Vega 6 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||256 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4, 2242) + 1 available 2.5-inch slot|
|connectors||1 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4b, SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6 ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.2|
|audio system||2 speakers (2 x 1.5W) Dolby Audio|
|Operating system||Windows 11S 64 bit|
|Announced runtime / Battery||6 hours / Li-Polymer 38Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.41kg / 324.2 x 215.7 x 19.9|
The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14ALC6 (82KT00UTFR) against the competition
The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14ALC6 (82KT00UTFR) is currently shown in sales at Darty and at the fnac† It offers an attractive configuration / price ratio for its category, where it is one of the cheapest to offer such a powerful processor (Quad Core) with Full HD display but also Wi-Fi ax and USB-C connectivity.
If this laptop PC does not fully meet your needs, we invite you to take a look at our cheap laptop PC guide, where you will find other similar laptops that could be a good alternative to the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14ALC6 (82KT00UTFR).
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14ALC6 (82KT00UTFR)
It has an elegant and discreet look with its thin and light Arctic Gray silver design.
This mobile computer runs on Windows 11S focused on security by only allowing the installation of applications from the Windows Store. If you want, you can get out of S mode for free to migrate to classic Windows 11, but then going back to S mode is impossible.
This versatile laptop is well-equipped in terms of connectivity, on par with much more expensive models. There is indeed 1 USB-C, Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (newer and more efficient than wifi ac) and Bluetooth 5.2 for external connections and communication, a practical HDMI video output for easy connection to, for example, a TV or monitor, an audio port but also 2 USBs compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, with USB 3.0 transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when you connect a USB 3.0 device.
Those who appreciate videos and more generally High Definition content will be pleased that the screen uses a 16:9 format coupled with an accurate Full HD definition superior to the 1366×768 standard. In addition, because it is anti-glare, the screen is more readable than a glossy panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
Performance, battery life of the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14ALC6 (82KT00UTFR)
The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14ALC6 (82KT00UTFR) is a thin and light 14-inch High Definition laptop intended for general purpose use.
It benefits from a good amount of 8GB of RAM, which is very useful when multitasking, as well as a power-efficient AMD Quad Core processor APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 3 5300U Lucienne, which is especially noticeable among software that uses multi-cores.
Thanks to this core, good performance is achieved in everyday use, such as in office automation and surfing the Internet.
As a bonus, thanks to the Radeon Vega 6 graphics solution integrated into the Ryzen 3 Quad Core, you can view photos and videos, as well as enjoy light games without a dedicated graphics card on board.
Storage is entrusted to a silent SSD but also less energy than a hard drive, more robust and much faster.
As a result, the SSD guarantees much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a simple hard drive, implying in particular faster start/stop and software launch, or even faster arrival on the cards of online games.
Here we find a 256 GB SSD that can hold light and/or few files/software, which corresponds to half of what standard hard drives offer. But if you need more space, you can of course use an external storage unit. Preferring a USB-C / USB 3.0 device is then an interesting option to get fast transfers. It is also possible to add a second SSD or a hard drive via the available 2.5-inch slot.
As for the autonomy of this mobile PC which, thanks to its compactness, finesse and lightness, is just as easy to transport as an Ultrabook, just count on about 6 hours of battery life with light use.