Walmart just knocked $180 off Lenovo's workhorse of a laptop

Rudie Obias
·3 min read

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Save more than 36 percent on the Lenovo IdeaPad 3. (Photo: Walmart)
Save more than 36 percent on the Lenovo IdeaPad 3. (Photo: Walmart)

Working from home has its challenges — especially if an old laptop is slowing you down. Perhaps it’s time for an upgrade? Right now, the Lenovo Ideapad 3 is on sale for just $379 at Walmart. That’s nearly 40 percent off and a savings of $180!

And if you want to score free shipping, make sure you’re signed up for Walmart+. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 15-day trial here, but a quick three-question survey will add on an additional two more weeks for a solid 30 days of use. (And by the way, those without Walmart+ still get free shipping on orders of $35 or more.)

Here’s the lowdown:

Power and design

If productivity is your game, then this baby came to play. Its brilliant HD 15.6-inch LED display will make everything look stellar, from spreadsheets to YouTube videos. And thanks to a speedy and powerfulAMD Ryzen 5 3500U Quad Core Processor paired with 8GB of memory, this laptop can handle just about any task you throw at it — especially with battery life of up to an impressive six hours.

It’s also designed with 256GB of on-board storage, which is more than enough space for Word docs, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, and tons of video and music files. And all of this raw computing power is housed within a chic, compact design that’s just over four pounds.

“Great performance and battery life. Hard drive and processor are much better than rivals,” raved a delighted five-star reviewer. “Has the power to do the majority of tasks including some video editing.”

Consider this laptop an entertainment buddy as well. You can watch YouTube videos, rent a movie from the Microsoft Store, or play a quick game of Candy Crush between daily work tasks — not like anyone would do that while working from home!

The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 is on sale for $379. (Photo: Walmart)
The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 is on sale for $379. (Photo: Walmart)

Easy to set-up

This Lenovo IdeaPad 3 has some cool features too, namely it’s ease-of-use and Cortana voice assistant built-in. Named after the artificial intelligence character in the Xbox video game series Halo, Cortana is available for just about anything you might need.

Just say ‘Hey Cortana,’ then ask a question like, ‘Where are my system preferences?’ to make the set-up process easy. Just think of Cortana as Alexa or Apple Siri, but for Windows 10 and Microsoft users.

Walmart shoppers love this Lenovo’s easy set-up, too.

“What a Rocket Ship compared to my old Windows 7 laptop,” shared a satisfied Walmart shopper. “And light weight...set up was a breeze. Windows 10 practically loads itself. Three printers and e-mail were a breeze. Particularly the printers. Couldn't believe how easy the Wi-Fi set up was. I simply turned them on and Windows found them and paired them with almost no input from me.”

Bottom line

At $379 (was $499), this Lenovo laptop is the latest and greatest from Lenovo with power and clarity that doesn’t disappoint. It’ll suit everyone from young college students to retirees looking for an easy-to-use option. And reviewers vouch for its raw power too.

“Very fast laptop for a great price,” added another five-star reviewer. “I'm the kind of person who always has a million tabs and windows open, so I need to be able to switch tasks really fast, this has kept up with me with no hiccups.”

Our advice? Snag it now before it sells out or its price jumps back up.

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