Thanks to the earlier posters of the EDUCOMM code and also Doweyy
Legion 5 17" AMD
Part Number: 82JY006MAU
Order now to ship by Mid October
AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H (8C / 16T, 3.2 / 4.4GHz, 4MB L2 / 16MB L3)
17.3" FHD (1920x1080) IPS 300nits Anti-glare, 144Hz, 72% NTSC, Free-Sync, Dolby Vision, DC dimmer
2x 8 GB SO-DIMM DDR4-3200
1 TB SSD M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe
NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 6GB GDDR6, Boost Clock 1425 / 1702MHz, TGP 130W
If the Thinkbook 16p or the Legion 7 don't float your boat, this is an alternative.
It should have better cooling than the Thinkbook 16p, but it's screen is nowhere near as bright or as good as the Thinkbook 16p's.
$2799 normal price at the non educational Lenovo store
$2499 at Lenovo on EBAY using the current discount codes
I think after all my searching I am narrowing things down.
For my needs I want a 17" screen, AMD 5800 CPU (or better) and Nvidia 3070 GPU (or better)
This misses on the GPU requirement but would be a solid buy at the price.