Meet the Abyss Blue Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14 82KT00AMUS with an FHD IPS display, AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, 8GB of RAM, a fingerprint reader, and a backlit keyboard.
These days, finding a laptop with an IPS screen, backlit keyboard, and a Fingerprint scanner while maintaining the quality and the competitive price is quite a challenge. The good news is, Lenovo has released the Lenovo Ideapad 3 Ryzen 5 5500U 82KT00AMUS 14-inch laptop.
What value can this laptop offer? Let’s find out more about this generation of the IdeaPad family.
How is Build Quality?
First off, Lenovo has been pretty good at manufacturing their laptops to be simple and elegant. The model we have on this page is no different. It weighs in at 3.11 lbs or 1.45 kg, 0.11 pounds more than a 13″ MacBook Pro. Only 0.11 pounds more from a 13-inch Apple laptop!
So what you are getting here is a laptop that was designed to be a portable device that still has a 14-inch screen, a more real-estate of a screen compared with 13-inch laptops.
The 82KT00AMUS is made from high-quality ABS Polycarbonate plastic that I prefer over aluminum. I think it helps reduce its weight and helps to keep it cool. The Abyss blue finish looks beautiful and professional.
How is the performance?
Before we go to the performance, let’s take a look quick at the primary features.
|Product||Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14 14.0" Laptop, 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) Display, AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB NVMe TLC SSD Storage, AMD Radeon 7 Graphics, Windows 10 Home, 82KT00AMUS, Abyss Blue|
|Display||14″ Anti-Glare IPS screen Full-HD (1920×1080) with 4-side narrow bezels and 300 nits|
|Processor||6-Cores/12-Threads AMD Ryzen 5 5500U|
|Graphics||Integrated Radeon RX Vega 7|
|RAM (2x memory slots)||8GB (2x4GB, dual-channel)|
|Other Features||Backlit Keyboard, Fingerprint Scanner, 2x USB Type-A, a USB Type-C, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth, a Full-size HDMI port, an SD-Card reader slot|
|Pros & Cons||VIEW|
This Lenovo Ideapad 3 boasts the 2021 (new) AMD Ryzen 5 5500U CPU along with its integrated Radeon RX Vega 7 GPU. This is the best part of this laptop because this processor is just blazing fast and is surprisingly capable to keep its temperature cool.
This chip was manufactured with the modern 7 nm fabrication technology and has 6-Cores, 12-Threads. The extra numbers of Cores and Threads generally add performance to any laptop as they can perform many threads at the same time.
For the base clock speed, this R5 5500U runs at 2.1 GHz and when needed, it can run up to 4.0 GHz.
For the benchmark, it recorded an impressive 7145 in multi-core mode through Cinebench. And what’s more impressive, it scores better than the 11th Generation of Intel i5-1135G7!
It also passes some 10th Gen i7 Intel CPUs in the CPU mark rating.
What does this all mean to gamers?
For gamers out there, the pairing of R5 5500U and its integrated Radeon Vega 7 GPU helps the laptop to be capable to handle day-to-day usage, even video editing, and of course playing games. The Vega 7 can run basic games like Roblox, and Minecraft without an issue. It can even run modern games at 1080p like FIFA 21, Valorant, Star Wars Squadrons, and many more with respectable framerates.
But keep in mind, if you want to mainly game, invest in a laptop that has a dedicated GPU, as those laptops are properly equipped for your games. For example, adequate fans cooling, and of course the Graphics cards. Our recommendation is this one, a gamer device that looks professional yet powerful and affordable. Another option is the L340 variant.
All in all, to be able to run a lot of games with respectable results on a 3 pounds laptop is pretty amazing.
How can 82KT00AMUS spoil you?
Now it’s time to mention all features that make this laptop fun to use and functional.
Anti-Glare 300nits IPS Screen
This abyss blue Lenovo Ideapad 3 82KT00AMUS ships with a diagonally-measured 14-inch IPS display with Full-HD 1920 x 1080 screen resolution. The panel also has an anti-glare coating to reduce reflection for your eye health. The 300 nits brightness level is also more than sufficient to work or casually game indoors.
All four screen bezels are also very thin, so it gives you more view of your content. And despite having a super-thin top bezel, there is a built-in HD webcam. The built-in webcam is not something extremely impressive, but it’s always nice to have it built-in. Together with its dual-array microphone, you can use the webcam to chat, Zoom, or Skype without purchasing an external webcam.
Moreover, there is also a manual privacy shutter built-in next to the webcam. You can use the super-tiny slider, which is right above your webcam lens to either open or close your webcam. If you look at the lens closely, you will see a red dot on the lens, which means, the privacy shutter closes your webcam and it won’t operate.
I wish every laptop that has webcams include this privacy shutter feature.
Spacious Backlit Keyboard
Lenovo laptops are known for their keyboards. And this 82KT00AMUS is no different. For a 14-inch laptop, the keys are pretty large, and they are well spaced. This makes your typing experience is so comfortable since you have plenty of room to type.
Additionally, the keyboard has also a backlit feature, which you can enable or disable, of course. Plus, the lighting of the keys will help you typing in lower light environment settings, day or night.
Not different than its keyboard, the trackpad is also very easy to use. It’s pretty wide, very responsive, and you can navigate using its multi-touch gestures feature. This wide trackpad also allows you to have a spacious area for the right and left-click functionality.
Easy Access – Fingerprint Reader
The next modern feature on this Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14 laptop is the Fingerprint scanner which is integrated with the power button for easy access. On top of that, this Fingerprint reader allows you to be able to do your work very quickly. With only a single touch, you will be up and running in a few seconds. Once you use a Fingerprint reader, you won’t go back to a laptop that does not have this feature. This feature is convenient.
Beware though, this feature will eventually spoil you since you won’t need to remember your password to log in. With the Fingerprint scanner, you no longer need to input your password to unlock your computer. Now, I love this feature, but if you don’t, you can always turn this feature off.
82KT00AMUS’s Onboard Wi-Fi 6
The Lenovo 82KT00AMUS with Ryzen 5 5500U laptop comes with Wi-Fi 6 onboard and is ready to use as soon as your laptop is on and you have a Wi-Fi network available. Currently, this version of Wi-Fi is the fastest and the newest in the market, and your laptop does come with it.
Due to its stronger connection, video chats like Zoom, online classrooms, and so forth will be more stable and reliable.
For Bluetooth, this unit has onboard Bluetooth v5.0 that you can use to connect to your preferred external headphones, mouse, or even keyboards.
USB C & Battery Life
Moving on to the connectivity, you’ll get an SD-card reader, 1x USB 2.0 Type-A, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A (5 Gbps), and 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C (5 Gbps). There is also a 3.5 mm Audio jack, and a dedicated power port to charge your device.
For a fast transfer, you can use the included USB ports, which can get the job done when you want to transfer your files at a high-speed transfer rate.
On the left-hand side, you will locate the full-size HDMI, this is a perfect peripheral for anyone who wants to do a presentation on the road or easily plugs into a bigger screen, like television for home entertainment.
The 14″ Lenovo IdeaPad 3 laptop comes along with a 45 Wh Lithium-Polymer battery technology, which can give you more than acceptable battery life. For minor office work like typing documents, browsing websites, it can give you 7-8 hours. For more heavy work like casual gaming, you’ll get a shorter lifecycle of the battery.
Will this be my good laptop?
I am very impressed with all capabilities of this laptop. If you are searching for a laptop in the market right now, I think it is kind of hard to find a laptop at this price with a slim-bezel Full-HD IPS display, a backlit keyboard, Wi-Fi 6, and a fingerprint reader.
In addition, the new AMD’s CPU, the Ryzen 5 5500U chip together with the fast 8 GB of RAM instead of 4 can make this laptop a good performer.
So overall, yes, this Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14 82KT00AMUS will be your good laptop, and definitely worth your money as there isn’t really anything else that even comes close on the market.