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Costco Members: Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15.6" Touch Laptop: Ryzen 5 5500U, 512GB SSD EXPIRED

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Costco Wholesale has for their Members: Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop (82KU00C1US, Abyss Blue) for $499.99. Shipping is $9.99.

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Note, this product is backordered, and is expected to ship between 08/30/2021 and 09/03/2021.

Specs
  • AMD Ryzen 5 5500U 6-Core Processor
  • 15.6" 1920x1080 Touchscreen IPS 300-Nits Display
  • 12GB DDR4 Memory
  • 512GB NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive
  • AMD Radeon 7 Graphics
    • 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C (Data Transfer Only)
    • 1x USB 3.0
    • 1x USB 2.0
    • 1x HDMI
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • 802.11 Wireless-AC (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.0
  • 3-Cell 45WH Lithium-Polymer Battery
  • Windows 10 Home

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    • $150 manufacturer's savings is valid 7/29/21 through 8/23/21. While supplies last. Limit 2 per member.
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Costco members only deal, looks like online-only deal so $9.99 shipping or warehouse pickup fee is unavoidable. I bought one selecting standard shipping and the site says it will arrive next-day.

I don't believe the 12gb memory is upgradeable -- EDIT: Memory is 4gb soldered, 8gb sodimm, so it probably can be upgraded with a 16gb or 32gb chip, but I don't have verification of anybody doing this yet.

300-nits touchscreen anti-glare display is perhaps one of the key benefits here. Not really bright enough for outdoor use, but with an "anti-glare" display and 300-nits it should break through a brightly lit indoor room without many reflections compared to more common glossy touchscreen displays.

Online Price 649.99
Less 150.00
Your Price 499.99$
Shipping & Handling: $9.99*

$150 manufacturer's savings is valid 7/29/21 through 8/23/21. While supplies last. Limit 2 per member.

Processor & Memory:
AMD Ryzen™ 5 5500U (6-Core) Processor
12GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM <-- This may be incorrect. Lenovo specs for this model say 3200mhz

Operating System:
Microsoft® Windows 10 Home (64 bit)
Free Upgrade to Windows 11 When Available¹

Drives:
512GB NVMe™ M.2 Solid State Drive
No Optical Drive

Graphics & Video:
15.6" Touchscreen IPS LCD with LED Backlit Anti-Glare FHD (1920 x 1080) 300-Nits Display
Integrated AMD Radeon™ 7 Graphics

Communications:
802.11 Wireless-AC (2x2) and Bluetooth® 5.0
Integrated 720p Webcam with Privacy Shutter

Audio:
2x 1.5W Speakers with Dolby® Audio

Keyboard:
Backlit Keyboard

Ports & Slots:
1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C (Data Transfer Only)
1x USB 3.0
1x USB 2.0
1x HDMI-Out (1.4b per Lenovo specs)
1x 4-in-1 Media Card Reader
1x Headphone/Microphone Combination Jack

Battery:
3-Cell 45WH Lithium-Polymer Battery

Additional Information:
Dimensions: 14.26" L x 9.98" W x 0.78" H
Approximate Weight: 3.74 lbs

https://www.costco.com/lenovo-ide...67806.html
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Last Edited by irha August 8, 2021 at 10:30 PM
Confirmed on a laptop in my hands that the RAM is 3200mhz as per the Lenovo specs, not 2666mhz noted it the Costco specs.

Prior thread for similar laptop (with a duller TN display at 250nits) at Walmart with only 8 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD for $449 for comparison and feedback.
https://slickdeals.net/f/15080617-lenovo-ideapad-3-15-15-6-amd-ryzen-5-5500u-8gb-256gb-nvme-tlc-ssd-amd-radeon-7-graphics-windows-10-home-82ku003nus-walmart-com-449-99?v=1&p=148835173&comment=success#post148835173

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majicmarginman asked this question on 07-30-2021 at 09:01 AM
07-31-2021 at 05:32 PM
Correct, unless you use a USB to RJ45 dongle. Many of the newer Dells are configured this way. We have to use the dongle to do MDT imaging.
08-08-2021 at 06:09 PM
Most laptops made for consumer market no longer will have the RJ45. It's for cost and simplicity but also to make a thinner laptop. Ones made for business usually still have it as it's needed in some environments. Or for example an ultra-thin Samsung I got a few years ago came with a special 1G Ethernet dongle included.
BubbaPug523 asked this question on 07-29-2021 at 09:16 AM
07-30-2021 at 03:31 PM
THats a very broad question, gaming depends on the game and resolution, video editing? same.

Basic office use with slight casual gamin, it should be just fine.

Specs matter when you want to use it to the max limit, but almost no one ever uses it to the max in continious fashion, those who do, ofte have desktop or imac for that stuff
sharris007 asked this question on 07-30-2021 at 09:47 AM
07-30-2021 at 06:45 PM
No, this is not a gaming laptop and will perform very poorly in 3D games.
damnedleopard asked this question on 08-02-2021 at 10:55 AM
08-02-2021 at 10:55 AM
They are not comparable...very different machines here. There are differences in specs that would imply this Lenovo is a "better" deal, but it's really a Mac vs. PC decision, then screen size decision. After that you can look into other hardware specs. Oh...and also the Mac is 50% more expensive (actually 60-80% more since the deal is over and is now listed $899 on BB's site).
srbond7 asked this question on 08-03-2021 at 03:29 PM
08-03-2021 at 03:32 PM
Found the answer below: Case Material = PC + ABS (Top), PC + ABS (Bottom)
tcatnat asked this question on 08-05-2021 at 10:45 AM
08-05-2021 at 10:45 AM
Best thing to do is just call your local store with the item number and they will tell you.

I've always found them to be happy to look up stock on items.

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Looks like the link won't translate properly due to SD. If you get the landing page, look under IdeaPad 3, 15ALC6 (aligns to 82KU)

copy/paste... psref.lenovo.com/Detail/IdeaPad/IdeaPad_3_15ALC6?M=82KU00C1US

Here is the detail from that page... Based on this, the RAM isn't upgradeable, but might need to search on that because is looks like the 8gb is a sodimm that might be replaceable.

>> Edit: Confirmed on a laptop in my hands that the RAM is 3200mhz

Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (6C / 12T, 2.1 / 4.0GHz, 3MB L2 / 8MB L3)
Graphics
Integrated AMD Radeon Graphics
Chipset
AMD SoC Platform
Memory
4GB Soldered DDR4-3200 + 8GB SO-DIMM DDR4-3200
Memory Slots
One memory soldered to systemboard, one DDR4 SO-DIMM slot, dual-channel capable
Max Memory
Up to 12GB (4GB soldered + 8GB SO-DIMM) DDR4-3200 offering
Storage
512GB SSD M.2 2242 PCIe 3.0x4 NVMe
Storage Support
Model with 45Wh battery: one drive, 1x M.2 SSD
• M.2 2242 SSD up to 512GB
• M.2 2280 SSD up to 1TB
Card Reader
4-in-1 Card Reader
Optical
None
Audio Chip
High Definition (HD) Audio, Realtek ALC3287 codec
Speakers
Stereo speakers, 1.5W x2, Dolby Audio
Camera
720p with Privacy Shutter
Microphone
2x, Array
Battery
Integrated 45Wh
Max Battery Life
Model with 45Wh battery:
MobileMark 2018: 9 hr
Local Video (1080p) Playback@150nits: 11 hr
Power Adapter
65W Round Tip Wall-mount
DESIGN
Display
15.6" FHD (1920x1080) IPS 300nits Anti-glare, 45% NTSC, Touch
Touchscreen
10-point Multi-touch
Keyboard
Backlit, English (US)
Case Color
Abyss Blue
Surface Treatment
IMR
Case Material
PC + ABS (Top), PC + ABS (Bottom)
Dimensions (WxDxH)
359.2 x 236.5 x 19.9 mm (14.14 x 9.31 x 0.78 inches)
Weight
1.65 kg (3.64 lbs)
SOFTWARE
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64, English
Bundled Software
Office Trial
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet
None
WLAN + Bluetooth
11ac, 2x2 + BT5.0
Standard Ports
1x power connector
1x card reader
1x USB 3.2 Gen 1
1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 (support data transfer only)
1x HDMI 1.4b
1x headphone / microphone combo jack (3.5mm)
1x USB 2.0
SECURITY & PRIVACY
Security Chip
Firmware TPM 2.0 integrated in chipset
Fingerprint Reader
Touch Style
Other Security
IR camera for Windows Hello
SERVICE
Base Warranty
1-year, Depot
Included Upgrade
None
CERTIFICATIONS
Green Certifications
ENERGY STAR 8.0
ErP Lot 3
RoHS compliant
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How does this processor compare to the 11th gen i5?
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I went looking for this in the warehouse today but they seem to only be online. In talking with the guy working in the electronics areas was surprised to see "such a good deal" on this laptop.
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I went looking for this in the warehouse today but they seem to only be online. In talking with the guy working in the electronics areas was surprised to see "such a good deal" on this laptop.
I think it is a good deal! Debating canceling my Alienware M15 r5 order
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How does this processor compare to the 11th gen i5?
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/comp...4141vs4279
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Looks like the link won't translate properly due to SD. If you get the landing page, look under IdeaPad 3, 15ALC6 (aligns to 82KU)

copy/paste... psref.lenovo.com/Detail/IdeaPad/IdeaPad_3_15ALC6?M=82KU00C1US

Here is the detail from that page... Based on this, the RAM isn't upgradeable, but might need to search on that because is looks like the 8gb is a sodimm that might be replaceable.

>> Edit: Confirmed on a laptop in my hands that the RAM is 3200mhz

Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (6C / 12T, 2.1 / 4.0GHz, 3MB L2 / 8MB L3)
Graphics
Integrated AMD Radeon Graphics
Chipset
AMD SoC Platform
Memory
4GB Soldered DDR4-3200 + 8GB SO-DIMM DDR4-3200
Memory Slots
One memory soldered to systemboard, one DDR4 SO-DIMM slot, dual-channel capable
Max Memory
Up to 12GB (4GB soldered + 8GB SO-DIMM) DDR4-3200 offering

Storage
512GB SSD M.2 2242 PCIe 3.0x4 NVMe
Storage Support
Model with 45Wh battery: one drive, 1x M.2 SSD
• M.2 2242 SSD up to 512GB
• M.2 2280 SSD up to 1TB
Card Reader
4-in-1 Card Reader
Optical
None
Audio Chip
High Definition (HD) Audio, Realtek ALC3287 codec
Speakers
Stereo speakers, 1.5W x2, Dolby Audio
Camera
720p with Privacy Shutter
Microphone
2x, Array
Battery
Integrated 45Wh
Max Battery Life
Model with 45Wh battery:
MobileMark 2018: 9 hr
Local Video (1080p) Playback@150nits: 11 hr
Power Adapter
65W Round Tip Wall-mount
DESIGN
Display
15.6" FHD (1920x1080) IPS 300nits Anti-glare, 45% NTSC, Touch
Touchscreen
10-point Multi-touch
Keyboard
Backlit, English (US)
Case Color
Abyss Blue
Surface Treatment
IMR
Case Material
PC + ABS (Top), PC + ABS (Bottom)
Dimensions (WxDxH)
359.2 x 236.5 x 19.9 mm (14.14 x 9.31 x 0.78 inches)
Weight
1.65 kg (3.64 lbs)
SOFTWARE
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64, English
Bundled Software
Office Trial
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet
None
WLAN + Bluetooth
11ac, 2x2 + BT5.0
Standard Ports
1x power connector
1x card reader
1x USB 3.2 Gen 1
1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 (support data transfer only)
1x HDMI 1.4b
1x headphone / microphone combo jack (3.5mm)
1x USB 2.0
SECURITY & PRIVACY
Security Chip
Firmware TPM 2.0 integrated in chipset
Fingerprint Reader
Touch Style
Other Security
IR camera for Windows Hello
SERVICE
Base Warranty
1-year, Depot
Included Upgrade
None
CERTIFICATIONS
Green Certifications
ENERGY STAR 8.0
ErP Lot 3
RoHS compliant
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That's true. 300 nits touch display at 500 bucks and 12 gb ram. It's a great vfm deal
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Is the WiFi card easily replaceable? I'd want to install a WiFi 6 card.
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Any comments on this vs the Spin 3 that was on sale recently for $479? We bought that one for kid to use at high school this year. He likes it well enough but his seems better.

Here is the Spin - https://www.costco.com/acer-spin-...72591.html
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Quote from DirtCheapDad :
Looks like the link won't translate properly due to SD. If you get the landing page, look under IdeaPad 3, 15ALC6 (aligns to 82KU)

copy/paste... psref.lenovo.com/Detail/IdeaPad/IdeaPad_3_15ALC6?M=82KU00C1US

Here is the detail from that page... Based on this, the RAM isn't upgradeable, but might need to search on that because is looks like the 8gb is a sodimm that might be replaceable.

Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (6C / 12T, 2.1 / 4.0GHz, 3MB L2 / 8MB L3)
Graphics
Integrated AMD Radeon Graphics
Chipset
AMD SoC Platform
Memory
4GB Soldered DDR4-3200 + 8GB SO-DIMM DDR4-3200
Memory Slots
One memory soldered to systemboard, one DDR4 SO-DIMM slot, dual-channel capable
Max Memory
Up to 12GB (4GB soldered + 8GB SO-DIMM) DDR4-3200 offering

Storage
512GB SSD M.2 2242 PCIe 3.0x4 NVMe
Storage Support
Model with 45Wh battery: one drive, 1x M.2 SSD
• M.2 2242 SSD up to 512GB
• M.2 2280 SSD up to 1TB
Card Reader
4-in-1 Card Reader
Optical
None
Audio Chip
High Definition (HD) Audio, Realtek ALC3287 codec
Speakers
Stereo speakers, 1.5W x2, Dolby Audio
Camera
720p with Privacy Shutter
Microphone
2x, Array
Battery
Integrated 45Wh
Max Battery Life
Model with 45Wh battery:
MobileMark 2018: 9 hr
Local Video (1080p) Playback@150nits: 11 hr
Power Adapter
65W Round Tip Wall-mount
DESIGN
Display
15.6" FHD (1920x1080) IPS 300nits Anti-glare, 45% NTSC, Touch
Touchscreen
10-point Multi-touch
Keyboard
Backlit, English (US)
Case Color
Abyss Blue
Surface Treatment
IMR
Case Material
PC + ABS (Top), PC + ABS (Bottom)
Dimensions (WxDxH)
359.2 x 236.5 x 19.9 mm (14.14 x 9.31 x 0.78 inches)
Weight
1.65 kg (3.64 lbs)
SOFTWARE
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64, English
Bundled Software
Office Trial
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet
None
WLAN + Bluetooth
11ac, 2x2 + BT5.0
Standard Ports
1x power connector
1x card reader
1x USB 3.2 Gen 1
1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 (support data transfer only)
1x HDMI 1.4b
1x headphone / microphone combo jack (3.5mm)
1x USB 2.0
SECURITY & PRIVACY
Security Chip
Firmware TPM 2.0 integrated in chipset
Fingerprint Reader
Touch Style
Other Security
IR camera for Windows Hello
SERVICE
Base Warranty
1-year, Depot
Included Upgrade
None
CERTIFICATIONS
Green Certifications
ENERGY STAR 8.0
ErP Lot 3
RoHS compliant
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You should be able to throw in whatever DIMM you want in that slot.

The announce date on this model was 5/28/2021 so it's as fresh a laptop as you get.

https://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/...6_Spec.pdf
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Quote from BubbaPug523 :
Is the WiFi card easily replaceable? I'd want to install a WiFi 6 card.
Yes, it's just a m.2 card and there is an AX card available in other configurations.

Intel has an easily downloadable driver pack for AX200/AX201/AX210 wifi cards.
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