Updated May 28, 2020
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15.6" Windows Laptop (AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, 8GB DDR4, 512GB SSD, Vega 7) Model 81W40019US
Our projected price for this version of the IdeaPad 3 is $1,081.74, which is well above the MSRP. That is probably due to the exceptional performance of the Ryzen 7 4700U, which has killer performance for a mobile chip. As for the rest of the specs, this is a very strong consumer level laptop. As mentioned above, the Ryzen 7 4700U is a 4th generation Ryzen chip, which is a huge jump above both 3rd Gen Ryzen and the Intel 9th and 10th generation chips in the same price band. The 8GB of DDR4 RAM is adequate. It has 4GB soldered and a 4GB stick, so you could theoretically replace the non-soldered stick with a 16GB for <$50, and get 20GB. The 512GB SSD is an NVMe, so it should be very fast. The integrated Vega 7 graphics are adequate for light gaming.
Updated May 28, 2020
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15.6" Full HD Windows Laptop (AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, 8GB DDR4, 1TB HDD, Vega 6) Model 81W4000AUS
Based on the specs, our projected price for this Lenovo IdeaPad 3 is $669.73. This is probably because it includes a 4th generation Ryzen CPU, which we've found has destroyed our price/performance scale. Aside from the powerful CPU, this laptop has specs in line with a midlevel consumer laptop. It has 8GB (4GB soldered) of DDR4 RAM. If you're up for it, we would recommened removing the 4GB stick and adding at least an 8GB to increase the RAM. The 1TB HDD is a mechanical drive, which will be considerably slower than an SSD. The integrated Vega 6 graphics are decent. Don't expect to play high end games at ultra resolution, but the Vega 6 is more capable than Intel's integrated solutions in this price band.
Updated May 24, 2020
LG gram 13.3" Full HD Windows Laptop (Intel Core i5-8265U @ 1.60GHz, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, HD Graphics 620) Model 13Z990-U.AAW5U1 (2019)
The LG gram series laptops have exceptional build quality. They provide an incredible mix of rigidity and light weight. With an i5 8265U CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD, this is a perfect machine for a business traveler. Given the specs, we project the price of the laptop to be $924.41.
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Updated May 22, 2020
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 14.0" Full HD Windows Laptop (AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, 8GB DDR4, 512GB SSD, Vega 7) Model 82A50000US
The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 series is a very well put together, light laptop. Given the specs, we project the price of this laptop to be $1,011. By using AMD's excellent Ryzen 7 4700U chip, Lenovo has built an extremely fast laptop at a very reasonable cost. The 4700U is an 8 core processor that, according to [PC World](https://www.pcworld.com/article/3541009/ryzen-7-4700u-review-amds-budget-8-core-crushes-intels-10th-gen-chips-again.html), "crushes Intel's [it-10710U]". The rest of the specs include 8GB of DDR4 RAM, a 512GB SSD, and Vega 7 integrated graphics.