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Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14", AMD Ryzen 7 5700U (8C/16T), FHD IPS, 12GB RAM, 512GB SSD $815.15 Shipped @ Lenovo Education Store

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If you have an edu email you can obtain a competitive price on the Lenovo IdeaPad range. Compared to some recently posted deals, the AMD Ryzen 7 5700u processors are a lot faster in multi-threaded workloads vs competing products. This deal also has 12GB RAM vs 8GB RAM of other deals posted recently. The screen is also brighter at 300 nits vs 220 nits of other deals.

Specifications:

Processor

AMD Ryzen™ 7 5700U (8C / 16T, 1.8 / 4.3GHz, 4MB L2 / 8MB L3)
Operating System

Windows 10 Home 64
Display Type

14.0" FHD (1920x1080) WVA 300nits Anti-glare, 45% NTSC
Memory

4GB Soldered DDR4-3200 + 8GB SO-DIMM DDR4-3200
Hard Drive

512GB SSD M.2 2242 PCIe NVMe
Warranty

1 Year Depot
AC Adapter

65W Round Tip Wall-mount
Graphics

Integrated AMD Radeon™ Graphics
Second Hard Drive

N/A
Battery

Integrated 38Wh
Camera

720p with Privacy Shutter
Fingerprint Reader

Touch Style
Keyboard

Backlit, English
Wireless

11ac, 2x2
Integrated Mobile Broadband

No Wireless WAN

Note:

15" version is $823.65

https://www.lenovo.com/au/en/education/laptops/ideapad/ideap...

17" version is $849 and has better screen (1080p 300nits 72% NTSC/ 99% sRGB) and AX Wifi

but lacking backlit keyboard and fingerprint reader

https://www.lenovo.com/au/en/education/laptops/ideapad/ideap...

Shipping time for the 14" and 15" is 2 business days

Contact sales to determine the shipping time for the 17"

Please refer to Passmark for a performance comparison of the AMD Ryzen 7 5700U

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=AMD+Ryzen+7+5700U&i...

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  • 1 x USB 2.0
    1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1
    1 x USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 (support data transfer only)
    1 x HDMI 1.4b
    1 x 4-in-1 card reader
    1 x headphone / mic
    

    yes?

    looks better than the intel ones which has no type c

    • Correct!

    • +2

      I feel that any decent laptop should have at least 2 usb 3.0 or higher ports.

  • +3

    Australia is waiting for Yoga Slim 7 Pro and people are buying Yoga Slim 7 Pro OLED in Singapore.

    • +15

      If you are interested, the IdeaPad Slim 5 Pro Gen 6 16" Cloud Grey can be ordered with the same coupon code. Sales support advised that delivery time is 6 to 8 weeks. I checked the config and you can get the following for $1294.56 delivered

      AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
      16GB RAM
      512 SSD
      16.0" WQXGA (2560x1600) IPS 350nits Anti-glare, 120Hz, 100% sRGB
      NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 4GB GDDR6
      The battery is also bigger at 75Wh
      Chassis is full aluminum like the previous S540 deal

      https://www.lenovo.com/au/en/education/laptops/ideapad/ideap...

      There is an option to add an Nvidia 3050 in the Storm Grey colour, but the price goes up another $200 approximately.

      • +2

        I am more into smaller footprint. I love Ideapad s540 13" for speed, weight, portablility etc … only the screen hurts me little bit.

      • Sounds like almost exactly what I want, I've just been told to stay away from ideapads due to their subpar build quality.

        • +2

          Only the screen is subpar if you wana watch movies etc. All other things are great. Even the touch and feel is premium. Specs are no less than yoga. I ll change only if i get oled in yoga.

          • @ChipsChicky: I would like a good screen but honestly I just need to get a cheap laptop for uni.

            • +1

              @Michael15286: I think @ChipsChicky is saying compared to the OLED Yoga Slim 7 the screen is worse (bc it's not an OLED) not that the screen is bad.

              I'm not sure if you were referring to the 13" s540 from ChipsChicky's comment or the 16" laptop from shellshocked's comment but both screens should be quite good from the specs at least. I have the s540 and the screen is excellent, although could be a bit dim depending on where you use it.

              • @smmoove: I'm referring to the 16" one as it ticks almost all my boxes or even the 15/17 inch one in the main post. Reading that it has an all aluminium frame is great but screen quality and brightness is always a priority for me.

                It's one of the reasons why I've only really considered the xps or spectre models even if they're a bit outta my price range.

        • +3

          There's two variety of Ideapad, the ones with the plastic chassis, which I posted as this deal and the ones with metal chassis. The S540 and the PRO are in a different class of their own vs the regular Ideapad.

          The screen is up to a QHD, 350 nits and 120hz on the PRO, so not sure how it is viewed as low quality.

      • How did you swap to the storm grey to get access to the 3050? when i go to customise, its set at cloud grey

        • When you click the link, there are two models you can customise. Select the storm grey (more expensive one) and go from there.

        • +1

          You need to go back and refine the search to AMD Ryzen 5 and it will display both colours

      • +1

        This is great. You should post as a separate deal.

      • Thanks shellshocked - do you or anyone else have any opinion on how well that laptop can handle gaming (say on the spectrum of Stardew Valley to…Red Dead Redemption 2?)

        I note the IdeaPad Slim 5 Pro has a … NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 4GB GDDR6 - sounds impressive?

        • +1

          You can have a look at some benchmarks online. It should be able to handle 1080p ultra at 60fps on most games. Though if you try an folay on battery you will probably only get like 2 hrs battery life. RDR2 is incredibly demanding so I won't expect more than 30fps on this.

          I'll be getting the 3050 model.

        • +1

          The CPU is the fastest you can get, so that won't be an issue. However, with the 1650 you may need to tone down the settings on some games to play at 60fps consistently.

          Below is just the performance of the GTX 1650 mobile in general, not in this laptop configuration.

          https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1650-Laptop...

          If you select the 3050 mobile option you would have more flexibility to choose higher settings

          https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-RTX-3050-Mobile...

      • Looks like I know what to get. Thanks ShellShocked.

        Is there anything else comparable for $1500?

        • Not in such a thin chassis with those specifications.

  • +4

    very very hard to beat this one right now

    it looks like Lenovo have a choice of a poor IPS, poor VA or poor TN panel, your choice of poison

    i might have to blag one of my kids for their edu acct.

  • I don't need another laptop but i am thinking now. Such a good specs laptop with this price.

  • What is the weight of this?

  • +6

    If anyone would like this and doesn't have access to the education store, please PM me and I can share some instructions to get into the store which may help you out in ordering.

    • Hi doweyy…I would like some help getting into the edu store. Don't have access. Can you please share the instructions. Thank you.

      • +2

        Please PM me :)

  • Also for non EDU people, always worth trying your luck with lenovo chat.

    Good find OP.

    Ps. OP, ima go buy a inspiron shit box, dell gang represent! ;)

  • Does it supports video output via USB C? I'm returning my Flex 5 to Amazon because I just found out that it doesn't work with docking station. Bummer.

    • Says data transfer only unfortunately

      • +1

        Well, technically Video is "data" too. Highly likely it means no Power Delivery and just Data Transfer when it says "data transfer only".

        • Would be nice to have USB C charging.

        • +1

          Video via USB C requires HDMI Alt Mode. Not all USB connectors have it.

  • Is this better than https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/617131 (Lenovo Flex 5 14.0" 2-in-1 Laptop w/ Ryzen 5 5500U, 16GB RAM, 256GB NVMe SSD $912.84)

    The only difference I see is that this one is not Touch screen. Better nits (300 vs 250)

    • 250 makes useless in most of instances unless you want to use your laptop as desktop :)

    • +1

      Also need to add that Flex is 5500U is 6 cores vs 5700U with 8 cores from this deal.

      Flex has smaller SSD an RAM is soldiered

      Unfortunately that deal Is also U.S. stock and you may have warranty issues further down the track with lack of support.

      The main advantage of the Flex is see is that it has battery that is over 50 Wh.

      • Thanks. Yes Battery is big difference. This one is Integrated 38Wh only. I have been told by Amazon the Amazon US purchase also has global warranty.

  • Any idea if the 17" has space for a 2.5" SATA drive? Specs say only NVME, but don't want to abandon my 4Tb SATA SSD just yet… couldn't find internal photos anywhere

    • Probably best to ask Lenovo sales support. Sometimes they have access to this information.

    • pretty sure no

  • Is the RAM and HDD upgradable?

    • Yes! There is a single DIMM slot on the board, which currently has 8GB stick to achieve 12GB. 4GB is soldered.

      The HDD is an NVME drive.

      • Thanks~~ So if I chuck a 16GB that would make it 20GB in total? I thought RAMs should come in identical pair to have dual channel. Is that not the case anymore?

        • apparently it dual channels the equal amount of ram both has.

          eg 4GB on one stick and 8GB on the other stick.

          4GB on both sticks will work on dual channel.

      • OOPS

  • What sort of hours battery life can be expected with the 38Wh battery? Would something like this be suitable for a high school student to use at school?

    • +1

      Realistically 38Wh is a low capacity for a battery. Whilst the AMD Ryzen 7 5700u CPU is more power efficient, the small battery could limit battery life to 4 to 5 hours. The Acer Swift 3 AMD Ryzen deal I posted on the weekend for $879, unfortunately expired, was a better option for high school. That laptop can last about 11hrs realistically with it's 48Wh battery.

    • I would get this instead: https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/hp-envy-x3...

      It is a 2 in 1 if you like that, and if you buy a hp pen, you will be able to take handwritten notes on apps like word and onenote. It was $100 cheaper about a week ago when I bought it. I am just waiting on the HP pen to arrive. So far the battery on it has been amazing, and I quite like the keyboard and screen.

      The battery is better on this laptop, but the cpu is weaker; but they are different types of laptops.

      I have this exact laptop if you want to ask any questions.

  • HDMI 1.4b for market segmentation and maximum profits.
    Do you think they even save $1 by not enabling HDMI 2.0

    • I guess based on the volume of IdeaPads they sell, the royalties for HDMI 2.0 can land up being significant.

  • +3

    I just purchased one by calling 13 536686. They honored the edu store price. YMMV depending on your sweet talk abilities https://imgur.com/a/gPIzF2b

    • Update: Cancelled my order and instead ordered the Ideapad S540 13.3" for $1180.
      $365 more for:
      11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 (4C / 8T, 2.4 / 4.2GHz, 8MB)
      13.3" QHD (2560x1600) IPS 300nits glossy, 100% sRGB
      16GB Soldered DDR4-3200
      512GB SSD M.2 2242 PCIe NVMe
      65W AC Adapter USB-C
      NVIDIA® GeForce® MX450 2GB GDDR6
      Integrated 56Wh Battery
      720p + IR + ToF
      No Fingerprint Reader
      Backlit, English
      11ax, 2x2
      2 Year Depot Warranty
      In stock ready to ship
      https://imgur.com/a/FYNV5Lu

      • why dont you wait for Ideapad 14 AMD ?

        • The screen and battery were a concern for my needs.

      • Isn't that a vast CPU downgrade? Not that I think a laptop needs 8 cores 16 threads.

        • Yeah, the processor is a reluctant downgrade. It'll primarily be used for media consumption and occasional photo and video editing. The screen and battery on the Ideapad 14 just aren't good enough.

  • I really don't like laptops that have the track pad offset to the left. I find I need to reach across the computer more and it becomes uncomfortable after a while.

  • +1

    The 14 inch is showing as OOS.

    • Ok the 15 and the 17 are still available at the moment.

  • Does this not have a touchscreen?

    • +1

      No, only the Lenovo Flex.

      • Thanks for confirming that. I was hoping it would have a touch screen.

  • 17" has "ships in more than 6 weeks" listed underneath - le sigh!

  • 15" out of stock too now? Seems that way

  • Noob question: As there is no customisation option available, would I be able to still swap the SSD for a 1T or 2T on my own?

    • Lenovo online chat (Siva) replied SSD cannot be swapped even if this is done by user. Really?

      • Unfortunately don't take their word for it. The SSD is your standard NVME 2242 form factor, it can be swapped.

        There is also a spare DIMM slot(currently with 8gb installed) which can be upgraded.

        Refer to the disassembly guide below:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiE-7trJnOk

  • Can someone share a link to the model in the post. I can't find it anywhere.

    I can only see following 2 options

    1) AMD Ryzen™ 3 5300U (4C / 8T, 2.6 / 3.8GHz, 2MB L2 / 4MB L3)
    2) AMD Ryzen™ 5 5500U (6C / 12T, 2.1 / 4.0GHz, 3MB L2 / 8MB L3)

    Thanks.

    Edit: sorted. "The product you are looking for is no longer available, here is a suggested alternative."

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