Meet Lenovo IdeaPad 3 82K200UTUS 15.6″ gaming laptop with AMD Ryzen 5 5600H and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU.
Are you trying to find a 15-inch gaming laptop that offers an impressive performance in a clean design and a sleek form factor? Check out this 82K200UTUS Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Ryzen 5 5600H model as it comes with decent specifications out of the box. If a simple daily laptop is what you are after, check out this unit (not suitable for gamers).
The 120Hz screen is hard to find in this price range, and it’s a Full-HD IPS screen which is why games and movies look crisp and vibrant on this laptop. If multitasking, running resource-hungry software and casually gaming is your daily PC activity, you will also benefit from its Zen-3 AMD’s CPU and dedicated Graphics card.
A Decent Powerhouse
The 82K200UTUS that we are reviewing today comes with the AMD Ryzen 5 5600H CPU which beats many Intel CPUs, such as the i7-10875H, i7-10870H, and even i9-10980HK (10th generation of i9 chip).
For regular users, this CPU is plenty. Multitasking, opening many tabs on your browser and medium gaming won’t have any issues on this unit.
The 8GB of memory is more than adequate for most computing jobs and basic games, but it would boost the performance if you upgrade the memory to 16GB (max. 64GB). Under the hood, there is a pre-installed 8GB DRR4-3200 rather than DDR-2999 that populates the single RAM slot. In order to double the RAM for dual-channel configuration, for example, you can add your own 8GB RAM in the other empty slot.
For storage, 82K200UTUS comes 256GB hard drive. The hard drive however is an SSD, meaning the laptop’s performance is generally snappy and responsive. The dedicated GeForce GTX 1650 GPU from NVIDIA is not the newest in the category, but it still is way superior to any integrated GPU. In a nutshell, the dedicated GPU is another win for this 82K200UTUS gaming laptop.
|Model||Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Gaming Laptop, 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) Display, AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD Storage, Windows 11 Home, 82K200UTUS, Shadow Black|
|Screen||15.6″ LED Backlit IPS screen Full-HD (1920×1080) 120Hz with Anti-Glare Coating|
|OS||Windows 11 Home 64(EN: English)|
|Processor||8-Cores/16-Threads AMD Ryzen 5 5600H|
|Dedicated Graphics||4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650|
|RAM (2x memory slots)||1x 8 GB DRR4-3200 + 1 empty slot (dual-channel, upgradable)|
|Storage||256GB SSD PCIe (Expandable)|
|Pros & Cons||VIEW|
Other Positive Points
There are a few more positive points that equip this 15-inch gaming laptop which we really appreciate since they are very useful for both gaming or any other kind of use.
Comfortable backlighting color in a gaming laptop is a must for most gamers, and this 82K200UTUS delivers. It comes with a backlit full-size keyboard as well as a numeric pad.
The backlit color is white, which is more pleasant to our eyes than those dancing colorful LEDs. The lighting is also adjustable and you can even mute it if you prefer, for instance, if you are in the middle of a business presentation. This feature is amazing for casual gamers.
Next, you will also get a laptop that has the newest Windows operating system out of the box as it arrives with pre-installed Windows 11 OS. So less hassle for the upgrading process to Windows 11. If you want the Windows 10 version, this is a similar model.
In a compact form factor and a fair price tag, Lenovo is generous to include these ports and connectivity with this 82K200UTUS model;
- 1x RJ-45 Ethernet port
- 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
- 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C with fast data transfer rate
- an HDMI 2.0
- 1x 3.5mm Combo audio jack
- Bluetooth v5.0
- Wi-Fi 6
While gaming, having the best internet connection is beneficial, so the Ethernet port of this 82K200UTUS laptop is useful when good Wi-Fi is not available. The RJ-45 port will help to establish a consistent network while gaming, working, or chatting. Speaking of chatting, there is also an HD 720p webcam above the screen with the array microphone. And I really like that privacy shutter feature that comes with the built-in webcam to close your camera when not in use.
Also, if you want to connect to an external monitor, you can use its HDMI port as it ships with one, the HDMI port supports up to 3840×2162@60Hz. Moreover, Lenovo IdeaPad 3 82K200UTUS ships with USB Type-C (fast transfer rate), modern Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth v5.0. The Bluetooth feature is useful if you want to connect a wireless headphone, mouse, or other peripherals to your device.
Each one of these special features leads this machine to be an ideal device for gaming and school/college.
Does it fit your need?
If you are currently searching for a decent laptop to play your games but you don’t want to spend a lot, consider this. It is a good laptop, you get a lot in a sleek unibody for the money.
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 82K200UTUS is an excellent choice for an under 1k gaming laptop.