Lenovo introduces IdeaPad Gaming 3 series with up to GeForce RTX 3060 or Intel Arc A370M GPU

Published: 28th Feb 2022, 10:47 GMT   Comments

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Lenovo Tempts Student Gamers with New IdeaPad Gaming Laptops and Legion Wireless Mouse for Gaming, Homework and More

February 28, 2022 – Today Lenovo™ introduced its new IdeaPad Gaming 3i and IdeaPad Gaming 3 laptop series in two screen sizes, 15-inch and 16-inch, that are ideal for younger, new gamers entering this world of gaming who want to impress with the right gaming firepower. This re-energized lineup sports a stylish makeover inside and out with improved thermal components for quieter gameplay, fresh chassis colors and high-performance detailing, not to mention a beefed-up WQHD+ panel option.

The new IdeaPad gaming laptops are portable enough to tote virtually anywhere like to class or friends’ dorm rooms for marathon gameplay sessions, yet more powerful than an ultrabook for playing top titles and tackling schoolwork (or a side hustle) without breaking the bank. A quick peek under this machine’s hood reveals powerful processing and graphics for budding gaming prowess and top-notch streaming – making it a great choice for first-time gamers who could also use a little help from Lenovo’s signature gaming keyboard. Another device designed for daily use for gaming, school or work is the ultra-light Lenovo Legion M600s Qi Wireless Gaming Mouse that delivers performance, comfort and precision for all the right moves and 80 million clicks.

Keep Cool, Quiet and Game on

It’s hard to forget that first feeling of exhilaration when finally gaming with high-octane gaming swag. Built with a streamlined design, prepare to fall in love with the quiet Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 series with cool blue decorative piping accents surrounding its rear I/O cutout. Offering more than a cleaner look and feel, this updated rear notch design also enables better port accessibility, cable management, and for slipping it into a backpack with ease.

These sleek, minimalist Windows 11 gaming laptops with up to a 165Hz refresh rate deliver a gorgeous gaming experience and killer quality videos via an entertainment system that’s gaming-optimized and packs top-notch performance with an option of up to 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 H-series processors or with AMD Ryzen™ 6000 Series processors.

Get the heart racing with graphics power that exceeds expectation with the option of up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 Laptop GPU or the option of Intel Arc™ Graphics to deliver enhanced experiences across creation, gaming and productivity on the IdeaPad Gaming 3i. Make friends (and frenemies) jealous as they watch this portable laptop come to life during daring gameplay or when engaged in intensive tasks for class projects. Clever quad vent thermal technology allows for quieter, more efficient cooling performance from an optimized ventilation rate of up to 20 percent larger than its previous generation. So no more whirling laptop fans drowning out lectures in class. Also noteworthy is the 10 percent increase in fan airflow from innovative quad vents located in between the lid and the base with vents on each side, all of which feature distinctive blue accent detailing as an extra nod to its Lenovo gaming heritage.

For those in search of a 165Hz high refresh rate, the IdeaPad Gaming 3i and IdeaPad Gaming 3 laptops offer up to a 16-inch WQHD+ (2560 x 1600) IPS 16:10 display with 100 percent sRGB color gamut and 500 nits brightness​. Also available is the more compact 15.6-inch WQHD (2560 x 1440) 16:9 display​ option1, offered in up to two chassis design hues, including Onyx Grey and Glacier White2 for that ‘so fresh and so clean’ feeling.

Experience next-level gaming with expert tuning from Nahimic® Audio 3D Sound System and Lenovo’s signature snappy gaming keyboard with optional 4-zone RGB backlighting on selected models. Take advantage of a top-placed 1080p FHD webcam with privacy shutter on the 16-inch model​, plus opt for upgraded storage options.3 What’s more, users can now discover their next favorite game with three months of Xbox Game Pass via Lenovo’s collaboration with Microsoft on Windows consumer laptop line-ups, such as IdeaPad Gaming and Lenovo Legion.4 Game Pass provides access to over 100 high-quality PC games with new games added all the time. With the new Xbox app for Windows PC, gamers can discover games, browse the library, view recommendations, and filter by genre with Game Pass.4

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EMEA Pricing and Availability8

  • The 16-inch IdeaPad Gaming 3i laptop with Intel Core processor will start at €1099 (including VAT) and is expected to be available starting in June 2022, and the 16-inch IdeaPad Gaming 3 laptop with AMD Ryzen™ 6000 Series processors will start at €1099 (including VAT) and is expected to be available starting in July 2022.8
  • The 15-inch IdeaPad Gaming 3i laptop with Intel Core processor will start at €999 (including VAT) and is expected to be available starting in May 2022, and the 15-inch IdeaPad Gaming 3 laptop with AMD Ryzen™ 6000 Series processors will start at €999 (including VAT) and is expected to be available starting in June 2022.8
  • The Lenovo Legion M600s Qi Wireless Gaming Mouse will start at €99.99 (including VAT) and is expected to be available starting in July 2022.8
IdeaPad Gaming 3i
IdeaPad Gaming 3i (15”, 7)IdeaPad Gaming 3i (16”, 7)
Dimensions and WeightStarting at 21.8mm and weighs from 2.4kgStarting at 20.9mm and weighs from 2.5kg
DisplayUp to 15.6” WQHD IPS, 16:9, 165Hz, 100% sRGB, 350 nitsUp to 16” WQHD+ IPS, 16:10, 165Hz, 100% sRGB, 500 nits
ProcessorUp to 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H
Graphics· Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU (6GB GDDR6; Listed Boost Clock 1425MHz, TGP 105W
· Intel Arc Graphics GPU (optional)
MemoryUp to 32GB 3200MHz DDR4 (tech ready)Up to 32GB 3200MHz DDR4 (tech ready)
StorageUp to 1TB SSD PCIe NVMe (M.2)3
Operating SystemWindows 11
Battery60WHr (4-cell)
45WHr (3-cell)9
Supports Rapid Charge (15 mins for 40% charge)11
71WHr (4-cell)
Supports Rapid Charge Pro (30 mins for 50% charge)10
ConnectivityUp to Wi-Fi 6, starting from Bluetooth 5.0
PortsLeft
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A)
1 x Audio Jack (Microphone & Earphone)
Right
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A)
Rear
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C) (Thunderbolt 4*, DisplayPort 1.4, Power Delivery 3.0)
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x RJ 45
1 x DC-in
Left
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A)
1 x Audio Jack (Microphone & Earphone)
Right
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A)
Rear
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C) (Thunderbolt 4*, DisplayPort 1.4, Power Delivery 3.0)
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x RJ 45
1 x DC-in
*Intel Thunderbolt 4 available on models with GeForce RTX 3050Ti, GeForce RTX 3050, and Intel Arc Graphics GPU
AudioDual speakers with Nahimic Audio
Color(s)Glacier White, Onyx Grey2Onyx Grey
IdeaPad Gaming 3
IdeaPad Gaming 3 (15”, 7)IdeaPad Gaming 3 (16”, 7)
Dimensions and WeightStarting at 21.8mm and weighs from 2.4kgStarting at 20.9mm and weighs from 2.5kg
DisplayUp to 15.6” FHD IPS, 16:9, 165Hz, 100% sRGB, 300 nitsUp to 16” WQHD+ IPS, 16:10, 165Hz, 100% sRGB, 500 nits
ProcessorUp to AMD Ryzen 7 6800H processor with Radeon™ graphics
GraphicsUp to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU (4G GDDR6; Listed Boost Clock 1485MHz, TDP 85W)
MemoryUp to 32GB 4800MHz DDR5 (tech ready)
StorageUp to 1TB SSD PCIe NVMe (M.2)3
Operating SystemWindows 11
Battery60WHr (4-cell)
45WHr (3-cell)
Supports Rapid Charge (15 mins for 40% charge)11
71WHr (4-cell)
Supports Rapid Charge Pro (30 mins for 50% charge)10
ConnectivityUp to Wi-Fi 6, starting from Bluetooth 5.0
PortsLeft
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A)
1 x Audio Jack (Microphone & Earphone)
Right
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A)
Rear
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C) (DisplayPort 1.4, Power Delivery 3.0)
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x RJ 45
1 x DC-in
Left
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A)
1 x Audio Jack (Microphone & Earphone)
Right
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A)
Rear
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C) (DisplayPort 1.4, Power Delivery 3.0)
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x RJ 45
1 x DC-in
AudioDual speakers with Nahimic Audio
ColorsGlacier White, Onyx Grey2Onyx Grey

Footnotes

WQHD is only available on 15” IdeaPad Gaming 3i. The 15” IdeaPad Gaming 3 supports FHD display resolution.​
2 Color options may vary per geography and availability.
Actual available capacity is less and varies due to many factors, including formatting, partitioning and operating system, etc. which utilize part of this capacity. The available capacity may change with software updates.
4 PCs must meet the Game Pass minimum specs. Xbox Game Pass comes preloaded on select Lenovo consumer PCs such as Lenovo Legion, Yoga and IdeaPad shipped after November 2021 in select markets, and requires Windows updates and storage space. System requirements vary by game; performance scales with higher-end systems. Credit card required. Unless you cancel, you will be charged the current regular membership rate when the promotional period ends. Terms, exclusions, and streaming limits apply. Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta): offered via select devices and regions. After term, active membership required to play games and online multiplayer. Game catalog varies over time, region, and by device. DLC sold separately; if a game is removed from catalog or your membership ends, you will need to purchase the game separately to use your DLC. If you’re already an Xbox Live Gold and/or Game Pass for Console/PC member, any days remaining in your membership(s) will be converted to Ultimate using a conversion ratio. Future code redemptions also subject to conversion ratio. All conversions to Ultimate are final. Details and system requirements at www.xbox.com/gamepass. Offer valid in all Xbox Game pass markets excluding Russia. Digital Direct: Your digital content will be delivered directly to your device during set up; no codes required.
At least 4.7% of recycled materials (ABS PCR65) were used.
6 Lenovo internal benchmark testing of the battery life of the wireless mouse with USB-C plug is based on standard usage. Battery must be substantially depleted; charging rate slows as charging progresses. Actual results will vary and depend on numerous factors including product configuration, operating conditions, wireless functionality, and the usage of lights. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage.
With lights off.
8 Prices may not include tax and do not include shipping or options and are subject to change without notice; additional terms and conditions apply. Reseller prices may vary. On-shelf dates and color options may vary by geography and products may only be available in selected markets. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings, features and specifications at any time without notice.
9 Not available on IdeaPad Gaming 3i with optional NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU.
10 Rapid Charge Pro, charge for 30 minutes in standby mode or while powered off for up to 50 percent battery life based on test results using continuous 1080p video playback on the latest update of Windows 10 and up (with 150 nits brightness and default volume level). Actual battery life will vary and depends on many factors such as product configuration and usage, software use, wireless functionality, power management settings, and screen brightness. The maximum capacity of the battery will decrease with time and use. Requires included adapter.
11 Rapid Charge enables the Lenovo laptop’s power charging from zero percent to up to 40 percent battery life in 15 minutes. Actual battery life will vary and depends on many factors such as product configuration and usage, software use, wireless functionality, power management settings, and screen brightness. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage. Requires included adapter.


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