Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14" Laptop, 14.0" FHD 1920 x 1080 Display, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U Processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics, Narrow Bezel, Windows 10, 81W0003QUS, Abyss Blue
- AMD Ryzen 5 3500U Mobile Processors with Radeon Graphics deliver powerful performance for everyday tasks
- Dopoundsy Audio delivers crystal-clear sound, while the 14-inch FHD screen and narrow side bezels give you more viewing area and less clutter
- Quick and quiet with Q-control – Effortlessly swap between fast & powerful performance and quiet battery saving mode
- Connect with ease using Bluetooth 4.1, up to 2x2 Wi-Fi 5, three USB ports, and HDMI
- Keep your privacy intact with a physical shutter for your webcam. You'll enjoy privacy right at your fingertips
- System RAM Type: DDR4 SDRAM
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11 points • k317hbr0wn
- 14.0" 1920x1080 IPS & FHD Screen
- Ryzen 5 3500U
- Picasso Vega 8
- RAM's a bit slow, 8GB of 2666Mhz, but you get what you pay for. Since you're not using any specialized software, you probably won't notice a whole lot of difference.
- 256 GB SSD
- 3.31 pounds
- Battery will probably last like 8 hours
- $450 on Amazon
If you're a Marxist; which you're posting on Chapo so I assume you are, consider switching to Linux. It cares about your privacy and freedom far more than Microsoft. I don't know if Linux has a Zoom client yet, but if it does then you can use LibreOffice or OpenOffice as alternatives for Microsoft Office, which are just as good.
3 points • Chewy718
I recommend this for 449$
It's a amazing value for the price.
4 core 8 Thread AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
Vega iGPU (can game if you wanted to)
14" 1080p screen.
449$ brand new https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0862269YP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_qMeXEbTW2QV1A
7 points • wat0_0
Which laptop is best for a computer science major?
I'm going to be going to college for computer science next fall and am looking for a new laptop. I'll be focusing on AI and robotics. My budget is $450.
I'm currently looking at the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14" Laptop for $423.40 and the Gateway 14.1" FHD Ultra Slim Notebook for $449. I think the Gateway laptop is better than the Lenovo, but I want to check here to make sure since I don't know a lot about what I'm looking for. I'm also curious if these laptops would work well for my needs. Thanks in advance for your help.
3 points • tigerbreak
This Ryzen 5 is 449 and should meet these requirements easily; and this is a nice device to boot. You can get some hands on time with it at some OfficeDepot or OfficeMax locations.
2 points • urmomhasadongle
This will be able to get atleast 60fps in minecraft bedrock edition and rocket league
2 points • guackamo
Hi, thanks for the tip. That looks like a great laptop. The only thing is it seems like this Lenovo u/Chewy718 linked is the same price and has very similar (if not practically the same) specs. I'm just wondering if there's something I'm missing? Because if they're pretty much the same specs I'm going to go with Lenovo since it's the more established brand. https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-IdeaPad-Processor-Graphics-81W0003QUS/dp/B0862269YP/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=lenovo+blue+ryzen&qid=1589371447&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyR04xMUROMUk0NlNUJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNTM0NDQ5S0pDTlBYOFlPM0ZIJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAyOTczMzFaNTBBRTFUT1JFTVomd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9waG9uZV9zZWFyY2hfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ== Thanks.
5 points • GoofierDeer1
Is the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14" a good starting gaming laptop?
I was wondering if I should get this laptop, recently with the virus I had to cut my budget for my laptop and all I can afford is something for $550 or less. This laptop in particular looked kinda decent: https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-IdeaPad-Processor-Graphics-81W0003QUS/dp/B0862269YP/ref=psdc_13896615011_t3_B07TXCF4JR
For reference I am not trying to play modern warzone or something that demanding, although it would be nice to play dark souls 3 or the pcsx2 emulator hahaha well I guess dark souls 3 is a bit demanding right? anyways much appreciate your comments. If you have some good choices for prebuilt gaming PC I would like to know that as well, I would like to avoid building it.
2 points • HellVollhart
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14" Laptop, 14.0" FHD 1920 x 1080 Display, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U Processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics, Narrow Bezel, Windows 10, 81W0003QUS, Abyss Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0862269YP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_DYZLFb4WKS77B
The best I could find.
2 points • selltheteamdolan
How’s this compare to this other Lenovo IdeaPad 3?
2 points • Talentedhide
Id recommend This You'll definitely be able to run Minecraft and it can handle most games well.
2 points • 10201110
I know nothing. Is this a good laptop choice?
Hello everyone, I had some help from a very kind member of this sub and I figured I’d ask the rest of you too. I have a very limited understanding of computers and am hoping you guys can tell me what you think of the Lenovo thinkpad 3. I’ll add a link so you can see exactly what I’m looking at.
I just need a laptop that will do the basics; word, excel, PowerPoint, Netflix, stream sports etc. i realize I could find many computers that do these things, but obviously I want to get the best for my money and I want it to last.
I’m not familiar with ryzen and I am hesitant to buy something that isn’t intel as that’s what I’m used to, so if you have any insight to ryzen, I’d appreciate it.
I appreciate any and all help! Thanks guys!
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14" Laptop, 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) Display, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U Processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics, Narrow Bezel, Windows 10, 81W0003QUS, Abyss Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0862269YP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_qlp7Eb0SZPB3W
1 points • LonerIM2
Between the two I would go with this one.
1 points • nikitadragovich
That's a really tight budget for a new laptop however this should handle quickbooks with no problems at all.
1 points • suyashsngh250
https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-IdeaPad-Processor-Graphics-81W0003QUS/dp/B0862269YP/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=AMD+Ryzen+5+3500U&qid=1594114882&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExOVdXV1hLRUJWOVVNJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNjA3NDc0Mzk3VjQzWlEzU0lTVCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMjk3MzMxWjUwQUUxVE9SRU1aJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfcGhvbmVfc2VhcmNoX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU= Solid performer at $450. The Vega Graphics is really good and am sure can run Sims 4 at high... You can expect battery to be 5-6 hours with battery saver and light usage...
3 points • bitieubom
The best choice for you is a laptop with a Radeon Vega 8 onboard graphics card. Hence I recommend this $400 Lenovo IdeaPad 3: https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-IdeaPad-Processor-Graphics-81W0003QUS/dp/B0862269YP/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&qid=1605437218&refinements=p_36%3A39900-56900&rnid=2421885011&s=pc&sr=1-2
1 points • ET3D
Don't get any of the A-series CPUs, and do get an SSD. Honestly, night and day -- on both fronts, but more so on the SSD side.
You can get laptops with a Ryzen, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD for under $500 in the US (example. I'd say that's a reasonable base configuration. I don't think it's a good idea to go lower than 8GB of RAM or 256 GB SSD.
1 points • Elsospe
What are you thoughts on this one. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0862269YP/
1 points • a_64374
Honestly this is probably one of your best bets:
Good graphics card, good specs for its price group.
1 points • unkownjoe
I can’t find a 512 GB laptop but https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-IdeaPad-Processor-Graphics-81W0003QUS/dp/B0862269YP/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=ryzen+5+laptop&qid=1593258486&refinements=p_89%3ALenovo&sr=8-4 this is a good choice
1 points • Safo_
There is this, but of course the HP pavilion one is probably nicer and has a better sale.
1 points • arkutek-em
Just browsed Amazon and saw this for 449. There are others listed in price range of what you purchased. Maybe you can return and get better model.
1 points • The_Adviser100
For something close I would recommend this .
1 points • Mickeychaoz
This is the exact same price, which would you go with?
1 points • ayrtonx
Buenas. Recomiendan está notebook https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-IdeaPad-Processor-Graphics-81W0003QUS/dp/B0862269YP ? La usaría para programar, Photoshop e Illustrator.
1 points • techprospace
What kind of school is this that they would tell you it has to be windows 7? That is no longer supported and is a security risk. So do not buy one.
Also seeing a lot of bad advice about apple. I picked you a system that will work just fine. It doesn't have to be that brand but the specs are what I want you to look at. Find something similar. There are a lot of deals right now.
1 points • febfreeze
1 points • daniil2019
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0862269YP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_xTQrFbGZRE8WK this looks like a good choice if it’s available in your country
1 points • Cristo8alito
Hi everyone. I have a question, what does this pc can run? (Aside from the obvious like minecraft)
1 points • bigdumbhick
I stumbled across this, but I lost track of PC architecture post x486 and I have no idea if this is better than a refurb
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14" Laptop, 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) Display, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U Processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics, Narrow Bezel, Windows 10, 81W0003QUS, Abyss Blue
It's available on Amazon for $449
1 points • raddestlad1
So how is this compared to the 330s?
1 points • bwbishop
I think it was this one
1 points • drewasty
How about the Lenovo Ideapad 3 14”? Right now on Amazon, it’s 450. Really good specs. 8gb RAM 256ssd, Ryzen 5 3500u
1 points • cubologist1
1 points • bmihai358
I found one but its over your buget its 450$ but this laptop can run more that minecraft and sims but its have hdd it will be slow but can run these game easy https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-IdeaPad-Processor-Graphics-81W0003QUS/dp/B0862269YP/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=gaming+laptop&qid=1594105623&refinements=p_n_feature_three_browse-bin%3A9647486011%2Cp_36%3A2421886011&rnid=2421885011&s=pc&sprefix=gaming+la&sr=1-5 try it .
1 points • vugar7677
Well here is lenovo ideapad 3 14" about $450 with ryzen 5 3500u https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-IdeaPad-Processor-Graphics-81W0003QUS/dp/B0862269YP/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=lenovo+ideapad+3&qid=1595654498&sr=8-3
1 points • 1Teddy2Bear3Gaming
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14" Laptop, 14.0" FHD 1920 x 1080 Display, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U Processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics, Narrow Bezel, Windows 10, 81W0003QUS, Abyss Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0862269YP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_bfGHFbK3JZ80Y
1 points • SaekDasu
this is the laptop we buy for older people at my workplace and have had 0 complaints with it. its got a ryzen 5 3500u, 8gb ram, 256gb ssd. pretty standard but it gets the job done. Link
1 points • EphanThan
1 points • crbuilds
I recently bought a laptop from Amazon. A Lenovo Ideapad 3 14. It has a 1080p TN Panel, AMD's Ryzen 5 3500u with Vega 8, (can do light gaming pretty well.) And NVMe Storage. I'll provide a link here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0862269YP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_ye5bFbDW0RB6Z
It's $448 at the time of this comment.
2 points • ajmldz
Can y’all tell me what the differences are between these two Lenovo laptops are?
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14" Laptop, 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) Display, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U Processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics, Narrow Bezel, Windows 10, 81W0003QUS, Abyss Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0862269YP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Qhr8EbKEGH2JW
2 points • ihppxng62020
Temporary Containers + Multi Account Containers is just better than CAD. Being able to organize and separate my sessions is better than to manually whitelist some domains on CAD.
ClearURLs is awesome too, to give a small example:
Without CLearURLs: https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-IdeaPad-Processor-Graphics-81W0003QUS/dp/B0862269YP/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=laptop&qid=1608353643&sr=8-1
With ClearURLs: https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-IdeaPad-Processor-Graphics-81W0003QUS/dp/B0862269YP
1 points • RBM2123456
For a laptop this might be the bare minimum https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0862269YP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabt1_Ap1WFb1HPY32N
And here is a proper gaming laptop way overkill for your games https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0865RZR9S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabt1_Uq1WFbJGSSKTG
1 points • DaifukuuuSan
Should I get the
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14" Laptop, 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) Display, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U Processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics, Narrow Bezel, Windows 10, 81W0003QUS, Abyss Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0862269YP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_2Nj3EbZ0PVXDG
Lenovo Flex 5 14" 2-in-1 Laptop, 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) Touch Display, AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Processor, 16GB DDR4 OnBoard RAM, 256GB SSD, AMD Radeon Graphics, Windows 10, 81X20005US, Graphite Grey https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086226DDB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_3Yj3Eb59DZ4MR
Really want something that’s not going to last me at least 5 years. Considering the battery life, the high resolution display, and the design.
1 points • Relsre
(Foreword: I have no experience with ESO, nor the mentioned laptops, so please take my advice with a handful of salt!)
I think Skyrim and ESO are a tad demanding for laptops at this price point (think running them in low-to-medium settings if you want framerates closer to 60FPS, at 1080p resolution), so I'd recommend getting a laptop with as much graphical oomph as possible.
I'd definitely choose the HP laptop over the Lenovo. The HP's Ryzen 5 processor's got 4 cores (instead of just the 2 on the Lenovo's Ryzen 3) and 4GB more memory, both are more useful when having many programs open (especially when gaming, since integrated graphics rely more on your memory than dedicated graphics cards). Either way, you're on the right path with choosing laptops with an AMD over Intel, I've heard their RX Vega graphics chips are generally better than Intel's UHD Graphics.
If you're open to buying from Amazon, there's another Lenovo IdeaPad 3 that seems like a good deal - it's got the same Ryzen 5 processor (and consequently graphics chip) as that of the HP, but there are some differences:
- Costs $50 less than the HP!
- 1920x1080p screen, compared to HP's 1366x768. More virtual real-estate for schoolwork, and higher pixel density = crisper visuals; however, this means your graphics chip will have to work harder to render your games (they will look relatively nicer though!). You can force games to run fullscreen at a lower resolution (or, run it in a window), if that helps.
- 14" screen vs 15.6" on the HP, can be a good (portability?) or bad thing (too small for work/gaming?).
- No touchscreen - again, can be good or bad depending on your needs.
- 8GB memory, compared to HP's 12GB - again, generally a good idea to have more (though 8GB's perfectly viable too, depends on how much stuff you have open).
- 'Abyss Blue' finish ...I prefer this color! But that's just my taste.
IMHO, both are fine laptops for their price. There are some viable refurbished/used laptops being sold too (like this one for more storage & memory / gold finish!), but I hesitate to recommend buying a laptop that may be defective (even with the replacement/refund program), especially in these trying times :P
Definitely also look for reviews of all laptops (and sellers!), you never know what other quirks they might have (washed out displays, limits on USB Type-C output, etc.).
Sorry for the word wall (ha!), best of luck with your purchase!
NINJA EDIT: almost forgot to mention, I've heard that more midrange-to-lower laptops with Ryzen 4xxxU processors will be coming out later this summer, and they're significantly stronger than the 3xxxU variants...if you can wait a few weeks, maayybe, just maybe you can find them at your price point. Retailers might slash prices on 3xxxU laptops too. Just an FYI, this is mostly unconfirmed info and speculation.
1 points • mattymims
This is a really solid deal, the only downside to this would be the 256GB SSD. it's a tad on the low side, but as long as your niece isn't downloading Call of Duty Warzone, and Destiny 2, it should be more than enough storage.
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (1920 x 1080), Ryzen 5 3500U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Vega 8 Graphics, Windows 10
1 points • amn70
Let me recommend this one from Lenovo. Its got a 256SSD, 8GB and its 14" screen so it will be a bit more compact than the 15.6 HP that you linked. Its also $50 bucks cheaper.
1 points • captky22
Ive also seen the Lenovo IdeaPad S340 recommended at a similar price point. Any reason the Acer beats out Lenovo?
I also came across the Lenovo IdeaPad 13 when I was looking at Lenovo products. At first glance to me these all seem very similar in spec.
Good final option between these three? Which has the best screen and is overall better?
1 points • ggu6110
I think this one has great specs for its price. https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-IdeaPad-Processor-Graphics-81W0003QUS/dp/B0862269YP. If u want a Asus Book, check this. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07QQB7552/ref=psdcmw_13896615011_t1_B0869L1326. It has better specs than u mentioned.
1 points • titanking4
As for speed, any new modern laptop has the specifications to run w101 good.
For Intel avoid anything with the name “pentium” or “Celeron”.
For Amd avoid any processor that doesn’t have the name “Ryzen” in it.
Also avoid windows 10s as that won’t run w101. Don’t worry about graphics card as newer processors will have enough horse power.
To fit into your budget, you might have to go refirb like this https://www.amazon.com/HP-Performance-Graphics-Bluetooth-Windows/dp/B084YXBMR9/ref=mp_s_a_1_35?dchild=1&keywords=laptop&qid=1590933463&sr=8-35
But if you can afford to spend some more, here is a great machine that’s much beefier (over 2x the speed) and brand new. Below $400 you start to give up too much to bring the price down as you still need to build a laptop around the processor.
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14" Laptop, 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) Display, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U Processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics, Narrow Bezel, Windows 10, 81W0003QUS, Abyss Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0862269YP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_DH70EbB9DX0N6