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Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G3, 13.3" WQXGA, Ryzen 7 5800U, 16GB, 512GB SSD, W10P FS $779.99

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  • 13.3" WQXGA (2560x1600) IPS 300nits Anti-glare, 100% sRGB, Dolby Vision
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800U (8C/16T, 1.9/4.4GHz)
  • 16GB Soldered LPDDR4x-4266
  • 512GB SSD M.2 2242 PCIe 3.0x4 NVMe
  • Stereo speakers, 2W x2, Dolby Audio, Harman Speakers
  • 720p Webcam with Privacy Shutter
  • Integrated 56Wh Battery
  • Power Adapter 65W USB-C (3-pin)
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Case Material: Aluminum
  • Weight 1.26 kg (2.78 lbs)
  • Windows 10 Pro 64
  • Wi-Fi 6 11ax, 2x2 + BT5.2
  • Standard Ports
    1x USB 3.2 Gen 1
    1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Always On)
    1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (data transfer, Power Delivery 3.0 and DisplayPort 1.4)
    1x HDMI 2.0b
    1x Headphone / microphone combo jack (3.5mm)
  • P/N: 20YA0012US

https://www.tigerdirect.com/appli...5&csid=_86
$779.99, free shipping

Full specs:
https://psref.lenovo.com/Detail/T...20YA0012US

Previous low price at SD for this 20YA0012US configuration was $799.99 from Insight Enterprises, parent company for PCM and TigerDirect.
https://slickdeals.net/f/15422980-lenovo-thinkbook-13s-g3-13-3-qhd-ips-ryzen-7-5800u-16gb-lpddr4x-512gb-pcie-ssd-win10-pro-799-99?v=1

For comparison, P/N 20YA001PUS Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G3 with 5800U, 16GB, 512GB SSD but a lower resolution display (WUXGA, 1920 x 1200) is currently $967.85 at Lenovo
https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/p/la...xtbxtsa301
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This is a very solid deal. Normally, this 2560x1600 model sells over $950 and only one time I posted this at $760. This is a great price for this laptop.

Another thing, although Lenovo mentions this to be a 300-nits panel for both 2560x1600 and 1920x1200 screens, it actually goes way over that, reaching around 380 nits and due to matte nature of the display, it is perfectly visible outdoor.

Regarding performance, here the TDP settings of 5800U is higher than the similar sized laptops from other brands like Asus Zenbook 13 and 14 or HP Pavilion Aero 13 and it consistently performs better than those with same CPU.
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Nice I'd be all over it if it was an i7-1165G7.
Why? 5800u is better in every way.

Unless you NEED thunderbolt…
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The 5800 really likes the soldered RAM.
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Why? 5800u is better in every way.

Unless you NEED thunderbolt…
Or is an Intel fanboi
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Real question. Can I play league of legends on this? That and Xbox cloud/remote gaming are all I do. Iris xe is fine for those, less familiar with AMD.
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Real question. Can I play league of legends on this? That and Xbox cloud/remote gaming are all I do. Iris xe is fine for those, less familiar with AMD.
Yes, any new PC right now basically can play LOL.
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TigerDirect has atrocious return policies. Do not buy from them.
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Nice I'd be all over it if it was an i7-1165G7.
Had you said i7-1280P, I would have given you a high five. But the tiger lake sucks.
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Yes, any new PC right now basically can play LOL.
Thanks. Seems like the only con is the vendor and language regarding returns/warranty. Never bought from tiger direct before. Will do some research
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TigerDirect has atrocious return policies. Do not buy from them.
Thanks for pointing it out.
They are pretty much saying in as many words you're farked as soon as you bought anything from any brand from us.
Well, I remember in the early to mid 2000s we used to get accessories from them, it was I guess circuit City and CompUSA stores. Wow, feeling old it looks like the distant past now, when we used to shop in these stores and Fry's who can forget that store.
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I have been looking at deals for ultrabooks with similar capabilities for several weeks. The MacBook Air M1 is a great alternative, but many of my applications require Windows. This and the 5800U configuration of the HP Pavilion Aero are good values in Windows ultrabooks under $800.

https://www.hp.com/us-en/shop/mdp...7599169--1
HP Pavilion Aero

https://www.windowscentral.com/hp...-13-review
HP Pavilion Aero 13 review: The lightest and best mid-range AMD laptop available

https://www.notebookcheck.net/HP-...411.0.html
HP Pavilion Aero 13 review: The Pavilion series is growing up

Decided for this ThinkBook 13s G3 with the 20YA0012US configuration . Compared to the Pavilion Aero, it is better built, includes W10P and a larger battery in under 2.8 lbs. Hardware capabilities of that configuration are along the lines of a MacBook Air M1 (although several benchmarks [cpubenchmark.net] have Apple's M1 over AMD's Ryzen 5800U). If you are considering this ultrabook, reading online reviews for the G3 5800U config will help set expectations (reviews of ThinkBook 13s G2 Intel i5/i7, G3 5600U configs are not equivalent).

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Len...754.0.html
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G3 AMD laptop in review

https://nanoreview.net/en/laptop-....5_d.1_r.2
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s Gen 3 (AMD) vs Dell XPS 13 9310

If your main use is gaming, 5800U ultrabooks are not the best alternatives. Consider laptops with Ryzen 5900H or Intel i9-11900H and a dedicated GPU. Tradeoffs of higher gaming performance will be shorter battery life and more weight.

Finally purchased this ThinkBook last week from TigerDirect. It was shipped the next day via FedEx Ground and arrived in 2 working days. The unit was new in a sealed Lenovo box. So far, it meets my expectations quite well.
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Seems like the only con is the vendor and language regarding returns/warranty.
Yes. Buying from TigerDirect was a concern. Since they don't take returns, you shouldn't buy equipment from them to try it out. Their listings for refurbished laptops is another red flag. One of my concerns was getting a used or open box machine disguised as new. Yet most credit card companies will accept disputes when a vendor doesn't deliver what you ordered. A no-return policy can't justify a fraudulent transaction. Fortunately, that was not the case with my order.

If you are looking for this ThinkBook configuration, this is currently the best deal. Pricing is higher through Lenovo direct or other Lenovo resellers.
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Had you said i7-1280P, I would have given you a high five. But the tiger lake sucks.
Keep dreaming. laugh out loud
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Real question. Can I play league of legends on this? That and Xbox cloud/remote gaming are all I do. Iris xe is fine for those, less familiar with AMD.
AMD integrated graphics are better than intel integrated graphics
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