Lenovo’s IdeaPad Gaming series has occupied a significant space for a reasonable however strong PC. The series’ top model, the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i Gen 7, joins power and reasonableness, basically for the present. Try not to let the moderate plan fool you; this PC is perfect for cutting edge games at a sensible cost. In this audit, we will look at all parts of the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i Gen 7 (16 Intel) and check whether it merits the cost. The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i is fueled by a twelfth Gen Intel Center i7-12700H processor. As far as capacity, it likewise has 16GB of DDR4 Smash (double channel) and 1TB of NVMe SSD stockpiling. As the PC is one of the top Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming series models, it includes a discrete NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU rather than RTX 3050/3060 Ti.
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i Gen 7 (16 Intel) Specs
|Processor||12th Generation Intel Core i7-12700H Processor (E-cores up to 3.50 GHz P-cores up to 4.70 GHz)|
|Display||16.00 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 resolution, 500 nits, 165 Hz|
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU 6GB GDDR6|
|Storage||1TB PCIe NVMe TLC M.2 SSD Gen 4|
|RAM||8 GB DDR4-3200MHz (SODIMM) + 8 GB DDR4-3200MHz (SODIMM)|
|Battery||71W 4-cell battery and 230W AC adapter|
The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i Gen 7 has an extremely oversimplified plan with a dull onyx-dark completion. The PC is made of plastic and polycarbonate material, however it actually has great form quality. It’s great that the organization has utilized a material that doesn’t draw in fingerprints without any problem. Be that as it may, because of the dull completion, clients could see fine residue particles all around the PC.
I viewed the screen as perhaps of the most fascinating thing about the PC, as Lenovo went for the 16:10 perspective proportion rather than a 16:9 showcase screen. It might take a couple of meetings to become accustomed to this viewpoint proportion, however it is worth the effort on the off chance that you anticipate involving this PC for work as well. Despite the fact that the fundamental frame of the gadget is unshakable, the screen is somewhat unbalanced, as would be considered normal from a 16:10 presentation.
The screen is a 16-inch WQHD+ IPS limited bezel show with 500nits top brilliance and 165Hz revive rate. The 2560 x 1600 goal is additionally an update from the old 1920 x 1200 goal. The 2K presentation gives a phenomenal render goal to most computer games, giving a center ground among execution and top of the line designs. In spite of being a financial plan accommodating series, the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i Gen 7 PC imparts a similitude to the Army series. The PC includes a back block that holds network ports, for example, HDMI, power connector attachment, Ethernet jack, and USB-C ports. It likewise has two USB 3.2 Sort A ports on each side with a sound jack on the left.
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i Gen 7: Console and Speakers
The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i Gen 7 likewise includes a film based chiclet console, however it actually feels perfect and fulfilling to utilize. Nonetheless, we can’t say how extraordinary the console will act over the long haul. The RBG backdrop illumination is additionally completely adjustable if one wishes to do as such.
Concerning the sound, the PC accompanies two 2-watt speakers tuned by SteelSeries’ Nahimic. The volume scope of these speakers is moderately high however misses the mark on base which is a typical pattern in financial plan gaming PCs, so it’s anything but no joking matter. Then again, the 1080p FHD-coordinated webcam is an extraordinary expansion, which is uncommon for a PC in this cost range.
Warming and Charging
During our testing across different games, we saw the greatest temperature stretched around 70-80 degrees Celsius. In any case, the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i Gen 7 never crossed that cutoff or remained at that temperature excessively lengthy.
Sadly, the 3060 variation doesn’t have Thunderclap support like the 3050Ti GPUs. A SD card space is likewise missing, as most would consider to be normal in a PC at this cost range. Clients can likewise anticipate that the battery should deplete rapidly because of force hungry specs and the 2K presentation. Notwithstanding, the charging is somewhat fast, because of its 230W connector. On a solitary charge, the PC can endure up to 4-5 hours relying upon what you are doing. Concerning warm guideline, the PC includes a double fan plan with vents on the left and right sides. There are four vents in all out that keep up with the ventilation admission and outtake to keep the PC cool and proficient. Notwithstanding, the fan clamor can be a piece clearly at times, however clients have some control over it utilizing Lenovo’s Vantage application. We actually suggest involving a shifted represent the PC as it can get extremely hot because of the intensity from the RTX 3060.
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i: Graphics & FPS Test
|Games Tested||High Preset (2K Resolution)||Medium Preset (2K Resolution)|
|God of War (2019)||63-51||70-65|
|Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||61-56||50-45|
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i Review: Productivity Tests
|Cinebench R23 (single core test)||1,703 points|
|Cinebench R23 (multi core test)||15,288 points|
|3DMark Time Spy (CPU score)||9,455 points|
|3DMark Time Spy (GPU score)||7,956 points|
|3DMark Time Spy (overall score)||8,151 points|