Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15" Laptop, Intel Core i3-1005G1 Dual-Core Processor, 8GB Memory, 256GB Solid State Drive.......$299.00 w/fs


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Jan 31, 2000

Operating System: Windows 10 in S Mode
Processor: 10th Generation Intel Core i3-1005G1 Dual Core Processor
Display: 15.6" HD LED Backlit Anti-Glare Display
Memory: 8GB DDR4 2666 MHz RAM (4GB OnBoard + 4GB DIMM)
Internal Storage: 256GB 2242 NVMe TLC SSD Storage
Graphics: Integrated Intel UHD Graphics
Optical Drive: None
Battery Life: Up to 7.5 Hours
Audio: 2 x 1.5W Speakers with Dolby Audio
Wireless: 2 x 2 802.11AC Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Combo
Webcam: 0.3MP Camera with Privacy Shutter and Dual Array Microphones
Product Weight: 4.07 lbs
Color: Abyss Blue

Not a bad price for a budget laptop with decent specs and an NVMe 256GB SSD!


No Lifer
Aug 25, 2001
Only worth it if the screen is "Full HD" (1080P). Otherwise, hard pass. 720P / 768P is so "yesterday".

Ugh. NVMe SSD is 2242 form-factor? Say goodby to replacing / upgrading it, unless you want to use some Chinese oddball-brand SSD.aa

Strangely specific about the storage, but not the screen? Hmm.
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Sep 28, 2005
+1 with larry.

I do not like that SSD, so ugprades will be difficult. Although the upgrade would probably cost more then half the price of the laptop to begin with.

But the real killer are these for me:

  • Display Type

    15.6” HD (1366 x 768) anti-glare, touchscreen, 220 nits

  • Memory

    8 GB DDR4 2667MHz (4 GB Soldered + 4 GB DIMM)

So your limited to only 1 stick of ram upgrade... and a really crappy display screen which my cell phone even exceeds.
So i would really not look at this laptop unless it is treated as a disposable without further upgrades, or possibly something cheap needed to hold you off until you get a real notebook.


No Lifer
Aug 25, 2001
I mean, as a "starter", "disposable", or "kids" laptop, it would be fine. Just not as a daily-driver for an enthusiast, especially someone that has a tendency to upgrade parts in their PCs.

Price is merely OK, my HP 14" slim with 768P display, 128GB SATA (although I think that the mobo can also take NVMe) 2280 (Samsung came stock!), and with two DIMM slots, was only $260 in-store last year or so, with a Ryzen 3200U 2C/4T. (I upgraded it to 2x8GB DDR4 SO-DIMM 2400 RAM, and enabled VSR, to get a 2560x1440 "virtual" display, didn't upgrade the SSD yet or do a fresh install. Battery life not the greatest, maybe 5-6 hours at best, but otherwise decent for the money.)

Granted, your deal comes with 2x the RAM and 2x the SSD space, albeit in a 2242 NVMe, which is still decent. But please, Walmart, start stocking laptops with 1080P screens as standard!