Lenovo has been in the laptop game for a long time and that shows through with this model. It feels sturdy and well made and the screen hinge has a nice robust feel to it. While it’s not as thin and light as an ultrabook like the Asus VivoBook 15 which costs around the same, it does still give the impression that it will last and be able to handle any knocks and drops.
Lenovo’s clamshell laptop design isn’t going to win any style awards, but it does the job very well. It isn’t convertible and isn’t a touchscreen, but it does have an aluminium finish on the keyboard bay and the lid to help keep fingerprints away. The keys are a good size and feel solid to type on, and the trackpad is responsive and smooth too.
Inside, the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 has a 13th generation Intel Core i3 processor that handles most tasks pretty well. There’s 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM that helps with multitasking and the 256GB M.2 SSD is adequate for storage. There’s also an SD card reader and Bluetooth 5.1 for wireless connections to peripherals and other devices.
The only downside to this is that there’s no dedicated graphics for gaming, so you won’t be able to play the latest titles at high settings. However, you should be able to play older games fine on the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3, as well as more casual titles and some E-Sports like R6 Siege and Apex Legends.