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Lenovo unveils a new line of portable machines for more casual gamers

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Lenovo has launched a new line of laptops which it says are great for “young” or “new” gamers entering the gaming world – they wouldn’t be terrible portable machines for more casual gaming either. , with a maximum weight of 2.5 kg.

Launching the new lineup at Mobile World Congress, Lenovo says its new IdeaPad Gaming 3i and IdeaPad Gaming 3 laptops will “still impress with the right amount of gaming power” even if you’re a plus. seasoned player.

While they are not legionthe whole new ‘starter gamer’ range, Lenovo said, saw his kit receive a “stylish redesign inside and out”. They all contain improved thermal components for quieter gameplay, the chassis colors have also been improved, and they also feature a beefed up WQHD+ panel option.

Both come in 15- and 16-inch models, slightly smaller than you’d expect (but we’re keeping the weight that way, I guess).

IdeaPad Gaming 3i and IdeaPad Gaming 3 laptops offer up to 16-inch WQHD+ (2560 x 1600) IPS 16:10 resolution with 100% sRGB color gamut and 500 nits brightness. You can also expect a high refresh rate of 165Hz across the board. Lenovo believes they provide a “beautiful gaming experience” and “exceptional quality videos”. All models are equipped with a Nahimic Audio 3D sound system.

Quad-vent thermal technology also allows for quieter and more efficient cooling performance. The company claims that the IdeaPad Gaming 3 and 3i also feature a 10% increase in fan airflow from the four vents located between the lid and the base with vents on each side.

Lenovo’s gaming keyboard with optional 4-zone RGB backlighting is also available on select models.

IdeaPad Gaming 3i

The 15.6-inch IdeaPad Gaming 31 model will weigh around 2.4 kg, while the 16-inch version might tip over 2.5 kg. Both models come with up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H processor, the option of an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU or the option of Intel Arc Graphics, plus up to 1 TB PCIe NVMe SSD for storage. Memory is up to 32GB 3200MHz DDR and both models also come with Windows 11.

The battery is where the difference shines – the 15.6-inch model lists 60Wh (4-cell) and 45Wh (3-cell), plus a quick charge of 40% charge from 15 minutes. The larger model, meanwhile, lists 71 WHr (4 cells) with fast (but ‘Pro’) charging giving the 16-inch model a 50 per cent charge from 30 minutes.

There’s an abundance of ports in every model – two USB-A ports, one USB-C, HDMI, audio jack – there’s a Thunderbolt 4 option for models with GeForce RTX 3050Ti, GeForce RTX 3050 and Intel Arc Graphics GPUs . The 15.6-inch model is available in Glacier White and Onyx Gray, but Onyx Gray is the only option for the 16-inch model.

IdeaPad Gaming 3

There are a ton of similarities between the IdeaPad Gaming 3 and the 3i. The 15.6-inch IdeaPad Gaming 3 will weigh 2.4 kg and the 16-inch model 2.5 kg, like its IdeaPad Gaming 3i friends. But, the processor of both Gaming 3 models is (up to) an AMD Ryzen 7 6800H processor with Radeon graphics and graphics, we can expect an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU (4G GDDR6; Boost clock listed 1485 MHz , TDP 85W) . It’s a similar story for memory – up to 32GB 4800MHz DDR5 – and for storage – up to 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD. Both models ship with Windows 11.

The 15.6-inch model lists 60Wh (4-cell) and 45Wh (3-cell), plus fast charging 40% charge from 15 minutes. The larger model lists 71 WHr (4 cells) with fast (but ‘Pro’) charging giving the 16-inch model a 50% charge from 30 minutes (this is the same as the IdeaPad Gaming 3i) . Ports, like the IdeaPad Gaming 3i, we can expect two USB-A ports, one USB-C, HDMI, audio jack – but there’s no Thunderbolt 4 option.

The 15.6-inch model is available in Glacier White and Onyx Gray, but Onyx Gray is also the only option for the 16-inch model.

What else?

The company also wants you to pick up the Lenovo Legion M600s Qi Wireless Gaming Mouse. This thing weighs just 75 grams and it’s actually built with post-consumer recycled plastic. Not bad. The Legion M600s Qi mouse has up to six programmable buttons and is also capable of nearly 16.8 million RGB lighting combinations.

Pricing and availability of the IdeaPad Gaming 3 and 3i ranges, as well as the Lenovo Legion M600s Qi Wireless Gaming Mouse, are “TBD” for the Australian market. We’ll update this article when we know.

This article is republished from Gizmodo Australia. Read the original article.