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[Review] Lenovo IdeaPad 3 82KV006RUS: A Solid B+ Laptop!

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 82KV006RUS review
  • Sturdy and well-built design
  • Immersive 17-inch display
  • Low-power AMD Ryzen 5 processor
  • Windows 11 Home preinstalled
  • No backlit keyboard
  • HD+ resolution instead FHD
Choosing a balanced and budget laptop could be challenging, especially if you don't know where to start your search. Fortunately, Lenovo's IdeaPad 3 lineup offers some of the best solutions in the market since these laptops feature powerful AMD Ryzen 5000-series processors and the fastest SSD storage all packed into a sturdy and easy-to-carry chassis.

Case and point; the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 82KV006RUS, a laptop that's marketed with a budget-friendly price point, and that has managed to climb the ranks to become one of the best-selling laptops of this quarter thanks to its balanced specs and solid customer reviews.

Amongst the 82KV006RUS's most prominent features, we've got a Hexa-core processor, 8 GB of RAM, 512 GB of NVMe SSD storage, and a remarkably satisfying 8-hor battery life which is hardly commonplace amongst 17-inch notebooks. 

Without further ado, let's get on with our review to tackle everything you need to know about this notebook.

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Tech Specs of Lenovo IdeaPad 3 82KV006RUS

Brand/ModelLenovo IdeaPad 3 (82KV006RUS)
Package Dimensions ‎10.8 x 15.7 x 0.78 inches
Item Weight 4.63 pounds
Display TN | Anti-Glare | 17.3'' | 250 nits
Resolution HD+ (1600 x 900 pixels)
ProcessorHexa-Core AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
Integrated GPU AMD Radeon Graphics
Storage 512 GB (SSD)
Battery 45 Wh | Up to 8 hours
Operating System Windows 11 Home
Connectivity Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
1x USB-A 2.0
1x USB-A 3.2
1x USB-C 3.2
1x Audio jack (3.5 mm)
1x SD card reader
HD Webcam with a physical shutter

Design, Display, and Keyboard

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 82KV006RUS performance
The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 82KV006RUS played it safe as it boasts a sturdy, sober, and eye-catching Abyss Blue look which makes a big difference from what we are used to seeing in the 17-inch mid-range laptop market.

Its chassis also looks very minimalist, fitting perfectly within any environment, being able to use it in both formal and casual settings alike. 

Although it's a 17-inch laptop, it's important to highlight how portable this model is since it weighs 4.63 pounds while its profile is just 0.78 inches, which means that you'll be able to easily carry it with you when you need to. Later on, we will talk about its battery life, which also contributes towards its portability. 

However, if you need an (even more) portable laptop with the same set of specs, then you should take a look at the 15-inch model; Lenovo IdeaPad 3 82KU0100US we reviewed just a few days ago.

As for the display, it features a thin-bezel HD+ 17.3-inch screen (1600 by 900 pixels) that, despite not being designed for visual professionals, still manages to boast a good picture quality, color gamut, and contrast ratio that is more than satisfactory when web browsing and streaming movies as several of its customers have confirmed..

Also, it comes with Twisted Neumatic (TN) technology, an anti-glare coating, and a maximum brightness of 250 nits, allowing you to work efficiently on your productivity tasks with decent viewing angles and without glare in most settings except outdoors in broad daylight.

Regarding the keyboard, this laptop has a full-sized and non-backlit keyboard providing good feedback when typing as it packs a dedicated 10-Key numeric pad for easier spreadsheet editing as well as a fast response when navigating through Windows 11's user interface using its multi-gesture touchpad.

The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (82KV006RUS) boasts a low-power AMD Ryzen 5 5500U processor powered by 6 cores, 12 threads, and 11 MB of cache memory, while its clock speed can go from 2.10 GHz to a maximum of 4.00 GHz when working on CPU-intensive tasks.

Also, this laptop is paired with a decent 8 GB of RAM, easily upgradable up to 12 GB just by replacing the non-soldered 4 GB memory for an 8 GB DDR4 3200 MHz SODIMM. We would recommend users who are prone to working with several programs at a time to consider the upgrade, but all in all, the 8 GB it ships with should be more than enough for most users. 

Thanks to these hardware components, this laptop is more than capable of handling most productivity tasks such as editing spreadsheets, web browsing, school assignments, checking e-mail, video playback, video-chatting, programming, working on cloud-based software, and even non-professional photo editing.

The formula couldn't be complete without its integrated GPU (AMD Radeon Graphics) whose performance is more than sufficient for light gaming and 4K streaming through external monitors since its display can only play up to HD+ multimedia content.

Wrapping up the performance section, the IdeaPad 3 in question packs 512 GB of NVMe M.2 SSD storage which is great for running programs really fast and transferring files at lightning speed.

And for those looking for a more affordable 17-inch laptop, the already reviewed HP 17-cn0021nr could be another option to consider since it packs an 11th-Gen Intel Core i5 processor with slightly better single core performance, and it has a very similar price point.

Connectivity and Extras

Moving towards the connectivity section, this model features three USB ports (USB-A 2.0, USB-A 3.2, and USB-C 3.2), a full-sized HDMI output, an SD card reader, a headphone audio jack, Bluetooth 5.0 wireless connection, and an HD Webcam in the top bezel with a physical shutter so you can block your webcam lens anytime you need to.

We love that Lenovo incorporates a physical shutter by default and that the 82KV006RUS in particular, comes with an SD card reader, a feature that's becoming increasingly rare.

Furthermore, it implements the latest Wi-Fi 6 protocol, providing up to 40% faster data transfer when compared to its predecessor (Wi-Fi 5) and better battery life for devices connected to its wireless network. 

And in case you didn't know, the previously known 802.11ax is now known as Wi-Fi 6, while the older 802.11ac protocol is currently marketed under the name of Wi-Fi 5. These name changes were made to enable users to understand and remember the technology they're using in a much more user-friendly way.

Battery Life

Moving towards the battery life of the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 82KV006RUS, we've got a 45 Wh lithium battery that delivers up to 8 hours of non-demanding productivity tasks, varying wildly depending on your usage. A great number since it's a mid-range 17-inch laptop.

Generally speaking, 17-inch laptops tend to offer around 5-6 hours of battery life in the best-case scenario since they aren't commonly marketed for their portability but rather for their desktop-replacement capabilities.

Therefore, we are pretty happy that Lenovo was willing to address this need within the market for people who need a 17-inch laptop but also want it to be as portable as possible, and battery life goes a long way.  

Sure, you could opt to go for a 17-inch LG Gram notebook which are both lightweight laptops and can last up to 18 hours unplugged but then you're going to need to be willing to spend quite a bit more.

Bottom Line: Should you buy the IdeaPad 3 (82KV006RUS)?

The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (82KV006RUS) is a perfect solution for you, especially if you're about to get rid of your desktop computer and you want to make a "switch" to a more portable laptop without giving up the benefits of working and watching multimedia content on a big screen.

Amongst its best aspects when compared to other popular 17-inch models, we highlight the fantastic typing experience of its keyboard, its speed when running your day-to-day computing tasks thanks to its massive storage and excellent processor.

Couple that with a wide array of connectivity options, a great battery life, and a lightweight design that allows you to carry it around effortlessly and you've got yourself a pretty solid 17-inch notebook.