Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3/3i Gen 8 15IAN8 Intel (2023) 15.6″ Laptop

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Note: Besides the entry-level IdeaPad Slim 3/3i Gen 8 15IAN8, Lenovo also offers the Gen 8 15IRU8 version with faster Intel Core processors and optional touchscreen.

Specifications

Here are the specs of the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3/3i Gen 8 15IAN8 (Intel) with descriptions of its features. For comparison against other laptops, you can use the "Compare Specs" button.

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Laptop Type

This laptop features a clamshell-only design, without ability to convert itself into a tablet.
Performance

This notebook provides a basic computing power. It can be used for the daily home and office tasks, but operation won't be as smooth as on the mid-range or high-performance laptops. On the positive side, entry-level laptops tend to be very power efficient. Read more about performance of the laptop in the CPU, GPU, RAM, and Storage sections below.
Screen Size

This is by far the most popular laptop screen size. It provides a lot of screen real estate, while avoiding bulkiness of the 17.3" laptops.
Screen Resolution

Full HD (FHD) is the most common laptop screen resolution today. It provides a good image sharpness and a decent amount of space on the display for the user interface and programs. However, it isn't as good as the top-tier 4K Ultra HD. On the positive side, FHD tends to consume less power than 4K.
Touchscreen

This laptop doesn't support touchscreen input.
Other Display Specs

Displays based on IPS technology provide much wider viewing angles than the budget-class TN screens.



Displays based on the old TN technology lack wide viewing angles you can find on IPS screens. The colors may look washed out or inverted at certain viewing angles.



Anti-glare coating reduces ambient light reflections, as opposed to the glare-type displays with more vivid colors.
About Laptop Display It depends on the configuration whether the display is IPS or TN.

Learn about laptop PC displays here.
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-N305

The Core i3-N305 is an entry-level laptop CPU. It's a stripped-down version of the lower-mid-range Core i3 U series. In most day-to-day computing scenarios the performance difference won't be very noticeable. The i3 in general doesn't perform as fast as the Core i5 and i7 (especially P and H series), but that's noticeable mostly in more demanding tasks like multimedia creation.

Intel N100

The Intel N100 is an entry level processor for laptops. This budget-class CPU can handle the common daily computing tasks well. However, it doesn't perform as snappy as the mid-range processors like the Core i5 and i7, which can be especially noticeable during heavier computing duties. On the positive side, the N100 consumes much less power than a typical laptop processor.

Intel N200

Similarly to the basic Intel N100 laptop processor, the slightly faster N200 is good for the daily computing tasks. They don't perform as fast as the typical mid-range processors like the Core i5 and i7, but on the positive side, they consume much less power.
About Processors The laptop's processor (CPU) is the main chip of the system and a very important computing performance factor.

The multiple CPUs listed above mean you have multiple CPU options at the time of the laptop purchase.
Graphics (GPU) Intel UHD Graphics of 13th Gen Core i3 processors

The 13th Gen Core i3 processors come with built-in Intel UHD graphics. It is a very basic graphics processing unit, suitable only for the lightest PC games. The Intel UHD GPU is weaker than the popular Iris Xe, found in the 13 Gen Core i5 and i7 CPUs.

Intel UHD graphics of entry-level Intel processors

The entry-level processors by Intel, such as the N series, Celeron, and Pentium, usually feature the UHD series graphics. It is a very basic graphics processing unit, suitable only for the lightest PC games. Depending on the processor model, performance of the included UHD graphics may vary slightly.
About Graphics Processors Graphics processor (GPU) is the main factor for 3D gaming performance. It also affects performance of other graphics intensive tasks like some image and video editing operations.

It depends on the selected main processor what integrated graphics processor you get.
System Memory (RAM) Size

4GB is a small RAM size for computing in 2023. For smooth operation of a laptop during everyday tasks, at least 8GB is recommended.



The 8GB RAM size is the standard one in 2023. It provides comfortable multi-tasking for the most home and office users. Keep in mind that 8GB may be not enough for some demanding programs and many newer games.
About RAM System memory (RAM) size determines multi-tasking capability of a laptop - how many tasks and programs you can run at the same time. Some programs and games may require large RAM to run properly.

The multiple options above mean there are multiple laptop configurations with different RAM choices.

Learn about RAM of laptop PCs here.
Data Storage

128GB is a relatively small storage space. However, it is usable if you don't store a lot of large files like movies and don't install a lot of programs.



256GB is a decent capacity. If you tend to download and store a lot of large files like movies and install many programs, 512GB or more is a better choice.



512GB storage capacity is recommended if you store a lot of large files and install many programs.
About Data Storage Storage capacity determines how much data you can store locally on your laptop. SSD storage is much faster than HDD storage.

The multiple storage options above mean there are multiple laptop configurations with different storage choices.

Learn about laptop PC data storage here.
Keyboard & Input

There's a separate numeric pad located on the right side of the keyboard.



Keyboard backlight makes typing in dark environments easier. On this laptop model, keyboard backlight is an optional feature.



The left and right click buttons are built into the surface of the touchpad, as opposed to separate physical buttons.
Speakers & Audio Stereo speakers

As usual, the device features a pair of built-in stereo speakers.

Combo microphone and headphones audio jack

This laptop has the ordinary 3.5mm combo audio jack that supports both headphone output and microphone input simultaneously.
Camera Front-facing web camera

Laptops usually feature a frontal webcam located on the display bezel. This laptop is no exception.

HD 720p resolution

This is the most common web camera resolution in laptops. However, it's low in comparison to camera resolutions of modern smartphones, so it can't produce as sharp picture.

Full HD 1080p resolution

This is a high laptop web camera resolution in comparison to the common 720p. But, 1080p is low in comparison to resolutions of modern smartphone front cameras.
Wireless & Networking Wi-Fi 6 802.11AX wireless

The 802.11AX is currently the most used Wi-Fi wireless networking standard in laptops. It’s also known as Wi-Fi 6. When connected to 802.11AX-compatible routers, the 802.11AX modules in laptops bring improvements over the older standards in terms of data transfer speeds and multi-device connectivity. In some of the latest 2024 laptops, 802.11AX is being replaced by 802.11BE.

Wi-Fi 5 802.11AC wireless

The 802.11AC is the previous-generation wireless networking standard. It’s also known as Wi-Fi 5. 802.11AC is succeeded by 802.11AX Wi-Fi 6 with data transfer speed and multi-device connectivity improvements.

Bluetooth

This laptop has a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to wirelessly connect the computer to Bluetooth peripherals like Bluetooth mice and keyboards, as well as to smartphones, and other compatible devices.
USB Ports 1 x USB-C

A compact type of USB port, commonly found in modern laptops and phones.

2 x USB Type A

A pair of full-size USB ports.
Video Output Ports 1 x HDMI

HDMI is a widely used digital video output port. You can find HDMI-in ports on most computer monitors and TVs.

Video out via USB-C

The laptop can deliver digital video output via USB-C.
Media Card Reader SD card reader

The laptop has a slot for full-size SD memory cards, used in many digital cameras. You can also use microSD cards with a card adapter.
Other Features Fingerprint reader (optional)

This laptop optionally comes with a built-in fingerprint reader. It improves security and enables easier system log-ins.
Battery 47 WHr capacity
About Battery The battery capacity is decent for powering mid-range notebooks like this.

The battery life varies depending on usage, settings, and other factors.
Weight 3.4 pounds
Height 0.7"
Width 14.2"
Depth 9.3"
Casing Material Plastics
Casing Color Gray

Blue
Windows Version

Windows 11 Home in S mode is a light and very secure Windows with limited third-party software support. You can upgrade it for free to full Windows 11 Home that can run every modern Windows program.



Windows 11 Home is aimed at the regular home and office computer users. Only select business users need the Professional edition.



Windows 11 Pro version adds some business-specific features in comparison to the standard Windows 11 Home.
Warranty 1-year

A typical laptop warranty.

2-year

The 2-year warranty period is an extended one in comparison to the typical 1 year. Some laptops come with an even longer 3-year warranty.

3-year

This is an extended warranty period, as opposed to the typical 1 year.
Year of Release 2023
Country / Region Worldwide

The listed specs are general / worldwide specs of the model. Some of its specs may vary depending on the particular configuration and region.

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User Reviews and Q&A

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  1. Question

    Dov Epstein

    For the 3i, entry into the laptop required name of computer, password. It also said fill in to the email of user, and gives an incomplete email, to where the user will be sent to . What is that email?

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