If you need a laptop on a budget, grab the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15.6-inch touchscreen laptop on sale for $369.99 at Best Buy. That's $80 off its regular price at the retailer and one of the best deals we've seen on this laptop. Third parties at other retailers like Amazon and Newegg sell it for around $450 or more. This deal is part of Best Buy's deals of the day, so grab it before the price disappears.
The technical specifications include an Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB solid state drive. It has a multi-touch screen that supports 720p content. You'll get a built-in webcam, Wi-Fi 5, and a free upgrade to Windows 11 when that becomes available.
We always have an eye on budget laptops. These aren't the machines for hardcore gamers or full-time video editors. These are the machines for students, travelers, and the people who need something for word documents, Zoom meetings, and basic functions like that. The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 is light and flexible and designed for anyone on the go.
With this computer you'll get a 10th-generation Intel Core i3-10110U processor, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB solid state drive. The RAM is great for multi-tasking and can even handle some heavier applications, including games and video editors. With the NVMe TLC tech inside your SSD, the operating system will load quickly and so will all of your favorite apps. Speaking of operating systems, Windows 10 is what comes pre-installed, but you will be able to upgrade to Windows 11 for free when that is available.
At just over four pounds, the laptop is super lightweight and can easily fit inside a backpack if you're moving around a lot as a student or for work. It also has a 10-point multitouch screen so you can combine your mouse and keyboard with a few quick presses to get even more done. There is HDMI output, a built-in webcam with mic, and Wi-Fi 5 for easy internet.
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J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.