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Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15.6" Laptop: i3-1005G1, 1080p, 8GB, 256GB SSD EXPIRED

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Best Buy has Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15.6" Laptop (81WE011UUS, Platinum Grey) on sale for $299.99. Select curbside pickup where available. Thanks Dealhunter30

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Specs:
  • Intel Core i3-1005G1 Processor
  • 15.6" 1920x1080 Full HD Display
  • 8GB DDR4 Memory
  • 256GB Solid State Drive
  • Intel UHD Graphics
  • Windows 10 Home in S mode
  • Up to 7.5 Hours Battery Life
  • Weight: 4.07 lbs

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Last Edited by badmotorscooter_80 November 24, 2020 at 08:51 PM
Specs here (PDF) [lenovo.com]

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CPU Benchmark for i3 1005G1 [cpubenchmark.net]
Single Thread Rating: 2308 - very good
Overall Passmark: 5244
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display calibration file, set brightness to "83" to match my results
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3rd time they've run this deal in the past couple months. The cheapest PC with decent specs in which you get a 15" IPS screen.
How is this possible? I have a 6th gen i5 and 8gb ram laptop. It can do 30+ tabs on chrome.
What browser needs 8 gb for one tab?

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I saw this this am and was just about to pull the trigger on it but saw that it was Windows 10 S mode

Edit - Thanks to those who explained how to remove from S mode. Got one for my brother as a family Christmas gift for his school stuff
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I saw this this am and was just about to pull the trigger on it but saw that it was Windows 10 S mode
How to get out of "S" mode.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-...1bfb28a307
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I saw this this am and was just about to pull the trigger on it but saw that it was Windows 10 S mode
Smode is now just a setting that you can turn off. Its not like the windows 8 tablet OS
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3rd time they've run this deal in the past couple months. The cheapest PC with decent specs in which you get a 15" IPS screen.
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Best sub $500 deal for a non-gaming laptop that I've seen lately, hard to justify paying any more than this unless you need it to be an ultra portable, 2in1 design or you can afford to pay a lot more for build quality. IPS 1080p screen on a $300 laptop is unheard of.
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Best sub $500 deal for a non-gaming laptop that I've seen lately, hard to justify paying any more than this unless you need it to be an ultra portable, 2in1 design or you can afford to pay a lot more for build quality. IPS 1080p screen on a $300 laptop is unheard of.
Off topic question for you:

which one of these twos are better deal in terms of specs and longevity? just can't decide which one

https://slickdeals.net/share/android_app/t/14516138

https://slickdeals.net/share/android_app/fp/600056

the WM deal expired but I do have that laptop, just don't know if the one from BB is anymore better....
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Best sub $500 deal for a non-gaming laptop that I've seen lately, hard to justify paying any more than this unless you need it to be an ultra portable, 2in1 design or you can afford to pay a lot more for build quality. IPS 1080p screen on a $300 laptop is unheard of.
Another good option just for $40 more: https://slickdeals.net/share/android_app/t/14587387
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Got my wife this and very impressed with the speed, screen quality and build isn't that bad... If you are on the fence for a cheap laptop, get this one, you won't find much better for this price new.
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What's the best linux distro this could run? That's all I'd want this for is to switch it to an all linux portable.
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Picked up last month same deal. Very good for the money . Wish it had usb C and backlit keyboard but really couldn't ask for more at this price point.
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I saw this this am and was just about to pull the trigger on it but saw that it was Windows 10 S mode
I purchases one and it was a couple guided clicks then 1 minute reboot and i had windows 10 home for free. Dont let that be the reason you hold back if this fits what your needs and budget are. IMHO. happy deal hunting
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What's the best linux distro this could run? That's all I'd want this for is to switch it to an all linux portable.
Whatever you want? I have never heard of a Linux distro that had "high" requirements. I have heard of "lite" distros you can run off a thumb drive...
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