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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 is a budget-friendly option that offers good general use performance and a larger 15.6-inch screen, convenient for multitasking and watching videos. However, if your work involves engineering applications or you need a bit more power for tasks like photo editing or light gaming, the Lenovo Yoga 6 might be a better fit, with its more robust processor and slightly superior graphics capabilities. The Yoga 6 also provides longer battery life and a more portable design, along with a higher screen resolution and a touchscreen. Yet, these added benefits come at a higher cost. The IdeaPad Slim 3 will save you money, but if you can invest more for increased performance, the Yoga 6 is worth considering. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3
  • The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 has no clear advantages over the Lenovo Yoga 6.
Advantages of the Lenovo Yoga 6
  • Good for engineering and design
  • Good overall build quality
  • Very good portability
  • Excellent battery life
  • Very good speakers

Key differences

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General Use

7.0
IdeaPad Slim 3
Yoga 6
7.6
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
281.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
271.0 nits
10.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
12.5 Hours
6.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.7/10
7.9/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
8.5/10
The Lenovo Yoga 6 and Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 are both good for general use, though the Lenovo Yoga 6 is somewhat better.

Engineering and Design

6.2
IdeaPad Slim 3
Yoga 6
7.1
3.5/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.8/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Lenovo Yoga 6 is good for engineering and design, while the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 is only fair.

Screen Quality

6.4
IdeaPad Slim 3
Yoga 6
6.7
15.6in
SIZE
13.3in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
281.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
271.0 nits
The Lenovo Yoga 6 has a better screen than the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 for general use, engineering and design, content creation, and software development.

Battery

10.0 Hours
IdeaPad Slim 3
Yoga 6
12.5 Hours
The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 has 10 hours of battery life. The Lenovo Yoga 6 has 12.5 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
IdeaPad Slim 3
Yoga 6
Very Good
15.6in
SIZE
13.3in
3.5 lbs
WEIGHT
3.0 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The Lenovo Yoga 6 has very good portability, while the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 has good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

6.5
IdeaPad Slim 3
Yoga 6
7.4
The Lenovo Yoga 6 has good build quality, while the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 has only fair build quality.

Cost

$445
IdeaPad Slim 3
Yoga 6
$900
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The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 has a price of $445 and the Lenovo Yoga 6 costs $900.
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Key similarities

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Gaming and AI

6.0
IdeaPad Slim 3
Yoga 6
6.3
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
9.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
8.7/10
The Lenovo Yoga 6 and Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Content Creation

7.1
IdeaPad Slim 3
Yoga 6
7.6
3.5/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.8/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Lenovo Yoga 6 and Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 are both good for content creation.

Software Development

7.0
IdeaPad Slim 3
Yoga 6
7.4
3.5/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.8/10
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
6.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.7/10
The Lenovo Yoga 6 and Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 are both good for software development.

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How the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 and the Lenovo Yoga 6 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3Lenovo Yoga 6
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3Lenovo Yoga 6

GENERAL

Price
$445
$900
Release Date
March 1, 2023May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 9.3'' x 0.7''12'' x 8.6'' x 0.72''
Weight
3.52 lbs3.01 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 3 7330UAMD Ryzen 7 7730U
Graphics
Vega 6 Vega 8
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
8 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
10 Hours12.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
47 Wh59 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"13.3"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1200
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
281 nits271 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
6.5/107.4/10
Portability Score
7.9/108.6/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
9.5/108.8/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
N/AWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
6.5/106.8/10
Speaker Quality Score
6/108/10
Webcam
720p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
YesYes
Backlit Keyboard
NoYes
Number Pad
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
22
USB-C ports
12
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
23
Thunderbolt Ports
00

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Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3

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Olivier Martin, Ryan Lim, and John Peroramas | May 2023
"The Lenovo IdeaPad 3i is decent for use as a workstation. Its Intel CPU and integrated graphics can only handle light productivity tasks, not demanding workloads like video editing or 3D graphics. You also can't do any color-critical work because the available displays have a narrow color gamut. It has a good port selection, but its USB-C lacks Thunderbolt 4 support. On the upside, it has a comfortable keyboard and doesn't get hot or loud under load."

Lenovo Yoga 6

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Mario Petzold | March 2023
"The AMD R7-7730U in the Lenovo Yoga 6 13 provides a suitable answer to the limited cooling capabilities of a convertible - especially in tablet mode. It draws high computing power from a comparatively limited power supply so that less heat has to be dissipated at the same time."

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About Lenovo

Lenovo is a Chinese technology company, and one of the largest personal computer vendor. They are well known for a variety of technology products, including laptops. Their consumer series include their entry level IdeaPad and LOQ series and mid-to-high-end Yoga and Legion series. On the business-oriented side, their series include their entry-level ThinkBook series and mid-to-high-end ThinkPad series. Lenovo laptops offer strong performance for reasonable prices, and are often on sale.

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