Lenovo’s new gaming notebooks will also be available in 15- and 16-inch versions. The more expensive editions feature a high-end Nvidia controller.
Not only does Lenovo offer tools that can be used in the business world; the gaming market is also becoming increasingly important to the manufacturer, and now it has made new products specifically for this camp, called IdeaPad Gaming 3 and IdeaPad Gaming 3i. Looking at almost identical names to find sharp differences: the Gaming 3 is an AMD-based device, while the Gaming 3i is an Intel-based device.
The devices will be available in 15- and 16-inch versions, with the latest range of CPUs. Gaming 3 machines, for example, are equipped with Ryzen 6000 H-series chips, while Gaming 3i can be expected to use 12th-generation Intel chips.
The processor defines the graphics controller under the cover, but it will still be extensive. However, Gaming 3 customers can go for up to one GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, while prospective Gaming 3i owners can even request an RTX 3060 or Intel Arc. Faster DDR5 memories were installed in AMD-based machines, while DDR4 packages were installed in Intel versions. The devices also support 1TB SSDs, with USB-C 3.2 (actual, only one), two USB-A 3.2 ports, and HDMI 2.0 and Ethernet.
The IdeaPad Gaming 3i will be available from April for a starting price of $990. Gaming, similar in size to 15, will debut on May 3rd and cost $930. Versions 16 can be taken home from June: Gaming starts at $1,140, and Gaming 3i begins at $1,490. We do not yet have information on the exact domestic pricing and appearance.