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Deal | Budget Lenovo IdeaPad 3 with 10th gen Core i3 , 8 GB of RAM, and 256 GB NVMe SSD is down to less than $300 USD right now

Entry-level Lenovo IdeaPad 3 with 10th gen Core i3 , 8 GB of RAM, and 256 GB SSD down to less than $300 USD right now (Image source: Walmart)
Entry-level Lenovo IdeaPad 3 with 10th gen Core i3 , 8 GB of RAM, and 256 GB SSD down to less than $300 USD right now (Image source: Walmart)
It's one of the least expensive 15.6-inch laptops you can find with an Intel Ice Lake CPU. It's no Dell XPS, but it gets the job done if all you need is a 2020 machine for surfing, emailing, and streaming.
Allen Ngo,

Not everybody needs the latest Core i7 or Core i9 laptop. As much as reviewers and tech sites love to push $1000+ flagship models, many users are only interested in affordable solutions without all the bells and whistles. Walmart is currently holding a sale on the entry-level 15.6-inch Lenovo IdeaPad 3 for a mere $299 USD aimed at home users and students alike.

What makes this deal notable aside from the low price is its Intel Ice Lake Core i3-1005G1 processor. While not particularly fast, it's still leagues ahead of the Celeron or Atom series which are become commonplace on laptops in this low of a price range. The 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB NVMe SSD, and 768p display are mediocre, but this will be sufficient for home use or grade school students.

Expect our full review on the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 in the coming weeks. The entry-level model is part of Lenovo's latest round of laptop refreshes alongside the mid-range IdeaPad 5 series and higher-end IdeaPad 7 series.

  • Dual-core Core i3-1005G1
  • 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 display
  • 8 GB DDR4-2666 RAM
  • 256 GB NVMe M.2 2242 SSD
  • 802.11ac WLAN
  • 3x USB, 1x HDMI
  • 4.07 lbs

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Allen Ngo, 2020-06-11 (Update: 2020-06-11)
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.