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Lenovo IdeaPad 3 with AMD Ryzen 4000 processors goes on sale for €369.00 (~US$400); up to Ryzen 7 4700U and 8 GB of RAM offered

Lenovo IdeaPad 3: Renoir on the cheap. (Image source: Lenovo)
Lenovo IdeaPad 3: Renoir on the cheap. (Image source: Lenovo)
Lenovo recently launched the affordable IdeaPad 5 with Ryzen 4000 processors, and now it has done the same with the IdeaPad 3. Available in 14-inch and 15.6-inch variants with up to a Ryzen 7 4700U, the new IdeaPad 3 series starts at €369.00 (~US$400).

Following its refresh of the IdeaPad 5, Lenovo has brought Renoir processors to its cheaper IdeaPad 3 series. Available as 14-inch and 15.6-inch laptops, the new IdeaPad 3 models are already available to order in Germany. Similar Lenovo UK listings refer to the IdeaPad 3 series including Renoir processors too, but the actual product pages are yet to be updated.

Nonetheless, Lenovo has listed the new models on its Production Specifications Reference (PSREF) website. Called the IdeaPad 3 14ARE05 and IdeaPad 3 15ARE05, both will be sold in a host of countries with up to a Ryzen 7 4700U.

The new IdeaPad 3 15 is live on Lenovo UK, sort of. (Image source: Google)
The new IdeaPad 3 15 is live on Lenovo UK, sort of. (Image source: Google)
As is the new IdeaPad 3 14. (Image source: Google)
As is the new IdeaPad 3 14. (Image source: Google)

Strictly speaking, the new IdeaPad 3 series starts at €369.00 (~US$400). However, that requires configuring the 14-inch Ryzen 3 4300U model with Free-DOS rather than Windows 10. Nonetheless, Lenovo is still selling a Ryzen 7 4700U version with 8 GB of RAM and a 1080p panel for €609.00 with a Windows 10 licence, which seems reasonably priced.

Lenovo also sells Intel Comet Lake-U versions of the IdeaPad 3. It remains to be seen when Lenovo will expand the release of Renoir-powered IdeaPad 3 laptops, though. With that said, the discrepancies in UK product pages implies that the new IdeaPad 3 series will be reaching other markets soon.

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15ARE05. (Image source: Lenovo)
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14ARE05. (Image source: Lenovo)
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14ARE05. (Image source: Lenovo)
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14ARE05. (Image source: Lenovo)
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14ARE05. (Image source: Lenovo)
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14ARE05. (Image source: Lenovo)

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> Expert Reviews and News on Laptops, Smartphones and Tech Innovations > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2020 04 > Lenovo IdeaPad 3 with AMD Ryzen 4000 processors goes on sale for €369.00 (~US$400); up to Ryzen 7 4700U and 8 GB of RAM offered
Alex Alderson, 2020-04-29 (Update: 2020-04-30)