Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14 Laptop AMD Ryzen 5500U
The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 has been touted as the best back to school laptop, and rightfully so, as you can pick one up for just $489.99 shipped, today only, originally $609.99. Featuring a 14-inch HD (1920 x 1080) screen with thin bezels, an AMD Ryzen 5 5500U mobile processor, Radeon 7 graphics, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and 256GB NVMe TLC SSD storage. Product page. Read more for video review of its gaming capabilities and additional information.

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14 14.0" Laptop, 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) Display, AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB NVMe TLC SSD Storage, AMD Radeon 7 Graphics, Windows 10 Home, 82KT00AMUS, Abyss Blue
  • Powerhouse performance from AMD Ryzen 5 5500U mobile processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD storage, and AMD Radeon 7 Graphics
  • The IdeaPad 3 14-inch laptop has 4-side narrow bezels that let you see more of the FHD (1920 x 1080) screen for wider viewing angles and less clutter
  • Quieter and cooler with intelligent thermals, plus you can calibrate performance with Q-control, with 3 modes to match your performance needs
  • WiFi 6 (2x2 802.11 ax) and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, plus USB, USB-C, and HDMI ports

Unlike other laptops in this price range, the IdeaPad 3 was designed to stay cool and quiet with mechanical airflow enhancements as well as intelligent thermals ensure that air flows out without crossing over intake vents. Users will be able to calibrate performance and cooling even further using Q control by cycling through three modes of fan speeds to match your performance needs. For those wondering, the RAM can definitely be upgraded.