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Deal | Cheap Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15 with 10th gen Core i3, 8 GB RAM, 1080p display, and 256 GB NVMe SSD is down to just $300 USD

Cheap Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15 with 10th gen Core i3, 8 GB RAM, 1080p display, and 256 GB SSD is down to just $300 USD (Image source: Best Buy)
Cheap Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15 with 10th gen Core i3, 8 GB RAM, 1080p display, and 256 GB SSD is down to just $300 USD (Image source: Best Buy)
The $300 range is home to some awful laptops sporting with Celeron, Atom, or 768p displays. The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15 is easily one of the better options in this price range based solely on its decent specifications.
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Not everyone needs to spend a grand to be happy with a laptop. For basic at-home activities like browsing, emailing, or web streaming, a simple Core i3 laptop will do the trick. Our Holiday highlight deal today is the 15.6-inch Lenovo IdeaPad 3 for $300 USD at Best Buy down from its original price of $450.

The deal is notable because the laptop comes with a 10th gen Intel Ice Lake Core i3-1005G1 CPU and a 1080p display whereas most other laptops in this price range usually come with much slower Celeron or Atom processors and 768p displays instead. Though it's not a speed demon, the Core i3 is significantly faster when it comes to multi-tasking than any Celeron or Atom alternative while the 1080p resolution will be much crisper than the ghastly 768p.

Based on our experiences with the 14-inch version of the IdeaPad 3, users can expect the 15.6-inch IdeaPad 3 to have a quiet fan but with average battery life, a dark screen, and no USB-C ports. As a mostly indoor laptop, however, these drawbacks should be tolerable for users on tight Holiday budgets.

  • Intel Core i3-1005G1
  • 15.6-inch 1080p display
  • 8 GB DDR4 RAM
  • 256 GB NVMe SSD
  • 14.26 x 9.98 x 0.78 inches
  • 4.07 pounds
  • 2x 1.5 W speakers
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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.
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Allen Ngo, 2020-11-24 (Update: 2020-11-24)