|Date and Store||Price|
|May 25, 2020 at Office Depot||$519.99|
|June 05, 2020 at Office Depot||$649.99|
|June 23, 2020 at Office Depot||$549.99|
|August 24, 2020 at Office Depot||$529.99|
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.