Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro (14") vs Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3i (14", Gen 8)

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Evaluation of Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro (14") and Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3i (14", Gen 8) important characteristics
System and application performance
Performance in popular 3D games
Viewing angle, color accuracy, brightness
Battery Life
Potential battery life in light and average use
Ports, webcam and other interfaces
Design, materials, durability and usability
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Key Differences

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Advantages of the Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro (14")
  • Higher screen refresh rate: 120 versus 60 Hz
  • Around 2.4x better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test
  • Slightly easier to carry: weighs 140 grams less (around 0.31 lbs)
  • Higher number of cutting-edge USB Type-C ports: 2 versus 1
  • Can run popular games at about 50-68% higher FPS
  • Features a much bigger (~34%) battery – 63 against 47 watt-hours
  • Thinner bezels and 4% higher screen-to-body ratio
  • Provides 60% higher max. screen brightness: 400 vs 250 nits
  • 55% sharper screen – 243 versus 157 pixels per inch (PPI)
Advantages of the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3i (14", Gen 8)
  • Includes an old-school USB-A port

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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs


Weight 1.17 kg (2.58 lbs) 1.31 kg (2.89 lbs)
Dimensions 312.3 x 223.8 x 11.3 mm
12.3 x 8.81 x 0.44 inches
324.3 x 213 x 17.9 mm
12.77 x 8.39 x 0.7 inches
Area 699 cm2 (108.4 inches2) 691 cm2 (107.1 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~81.3% ~78.2%
Side bezels 5.4 mm 7.2 mm
Colors Silver, Gray Gray, Blue
Material Aluminum Plastic
Transformer No No
Opening angle 130° -
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber No No
Liquid metal No No
Number of fans 1 1
Noise level (max. load) 45.3 dB -


Size 14 inches 14 inches
Refresh rate 120 Hz 60 Hz
PPI 243 ppi 157 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:10 16:9
Resolution 2880 x 1800 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels
HDR support Yes, HDR10 No
Sync technology No No
Touchscreen No No
Coating Glossy Matte
Ambient light sensor Yes No
Screen space comparison
Galaxy Book 3 Pro (14")
14″ (16:10 ratio) = 88.1 in2
IdeaPad Slim 3i (14", Gen 8)
14″ (16:9 ratio) = 83.8 in2
~5% more screen space
Display tests
Contrast 40900:1 400:1
sRGB color space 100% -
Adobe RGB profile 95.7% -
DCI-P3 color gamut 99.7% -
Response time 1 ms -
Max. brightness


Full charging time 1:30 hr -
Battery type Li-Po Li-Po
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes Yes
Charging port position Left Left
Charge power 65 W 65 W
Weight of AC adapter 163 grams -


CPU name
Base frequency 1.9 GHz 0 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.6 GHz -
Cores 12 (4P + 8E) 8 (0P + 8E)
Threads 16 8
L3 Cache 12 MB 6 MB
Integrated GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics (80EU) Intel UHD Graphics (32EU)
Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm


Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 15 W 45 W
Type Integrated Integrated
Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm
GPU base clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU boost clock 1100 MHz 1400 MHz
Memory size System Shared System Shared
Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR5
Memory speed 5.2 Gbps 4.8 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 640 256
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 40 16
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 20 8
GPU performance


RAM size
Channels 2x4 GB 1x4 GB
Clock 5200 MHz 4800 MHz
Upgradable No No


Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 4.0 (4x) PCI-E Gen 4.0 (4x)
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x256 GB 1x256 GB
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 1 1
NVMe Yes Yes


Audio chip Realtek ALC298 -
Speakers 4.0 2.0
Power 2x5W, 2x2W 2x1.5W
Dolby Atmos Yes Yes
Loudness ~86.8 dB -
Microphones 2 2


Wi-Fi standard v6E v6
Bluetooth v5.1 v5.1
Fingerprint Yes Optional
Infrared sensor No No
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
USB-A 1x USB 3.2 2x USB 3.2
USB Type-C 2x USB 4.0 1x USB 3.2
Thunderbolt Thunderbolt 4 No
HDMI 1x HDMI 1.4 1x HDMI 1.4
DisplayPort No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) No No
SD card reader Yes Yes
Proprietary charging port No Yes


Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad No No
Backlight Yes Yes
Size 11.5 x 8.3 cm -
Surface Glass Plastic
Windows Precision Yes Yes
Further details
Notes on IdeaPad Slim 3i (14", Gen 8):
    - Camera options: 720p or 1080p.
    - Integrated 128 GB UFS 3.1 storage and an additional M.2 SSD slot.
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