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
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