Deal | Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15 with Ryzen 5 5500U CPU on sale for $449 USD to be one of the fastest laptops in its price range
Walmart is currently offering the latest generation Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15 laptop for $80 USD off the already inexpensive original launch price. The IdeaPad 3 series is home to Lenovo's budget laptops in contrast to the higher-end and more expensive Flex or Yoga series.
The deal in question is notable for its Ryzen 5 5500U CPU which can be as fast or even faster than most Intel Core i7 U-series CPUs in laptops twice the price. It's a lot of raw processing power especially when compared to other sub $500 laptops where Atom, Celeron, or Core i3 CPUs are more common. If you run a lot of CPU-heavy tasks, then it'll be hard to top the IdeaPad 3 at this price range.
Other aspects of the laptop are relatively underwhelming and more reflective of the sale price. The TN display, limited 8 GB RAM, and small 45 Wh battery aren't going to impress anyone. We've yet to review this specific model and so we can't offer our personal take on it just yet, but we can guarantee a poor display with limited color reproduction based on our experience with other IdeaPad models.
- AMD Ryzen 5 5500U 6-core CPU (Zen 2)
- Integrated Radeon 7 graphics
- 15.6-inch 1920 x 1080, 250-nit, 45% NTSC (~60% sRGB)
- 8 GB DDR4 RAM (4 GB soldered, 4 GB removable)
- 256 GB M.2 2242 NVMe SSD
- 3x USB-A, (no USB-C), HDMI 1.4b, 3.5 mm combo audio
- 362.2 x 253.4 x 19.99 mm
- ~1.7 kg