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Epic back to school laptop deal takes $300 off the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3
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Lenovo's IdeaPad Gaming 3 is the best laptops for school and gaming. If you're shopping around for the best college laptop under $700, this deal is for you. 

Currently, the Lenovo Gaming 3 with RTX 3050 GPU is on sale for $639 (opens in new tab) at Best Buy. Formerly $939, that's $300 in savings and a stellar price for this configuration. This is one of the best back to school laptop deals up for grabs today.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3: $939 $639 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save a whopping $300 on the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 at Best Buy. This gaming laptop packs a 15.6-inch1080p display, 3.1-GHz Intel Core i5-11300H 4-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. Nvidia's powerful GeForce GTX RTX 3050 GPU handles graphics. 

Lenovo's IdeaPad Gaming 3 is one of the best gaming specific laptops for the money. The machine on sale packs a 15.6-inch1080p display, 3.1-GHz Intel Core i5-11300H quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. Nvidia's powerful GeForce GTX RTX 3050 GPU handles demanding graphics.

Though we didn't test this laptop, IdeaPad Gaming 3 reviews from happy Best Buy customers rate it 4.3 out of 5-stars. According to feedback, it's a solid, upgradeable, backlit keyboard laptop that runs quiet. One owner reports that it runs Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade and God of War with no issue. Overall, it's a capable all-around laptop for school, gaming, and productivity.

With a weight of 4.96 pounds and a 0.95-inches thin, the IdeaPad Gaming 3 is one of more portable than most competitors. It's lighter than the HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0046nr (5 pounds, 14.2 x 10.1 x 0.9 inches) and Dell G5 15 SE (2019) (5.6 pounds, 14.3 x 10.8 x 1 inches). It's nearly on par with Acer Nitro 5 (4.9 pounds, 14.3 x 10 x 1 inches).

Now $300 off, the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 is an incredible value of a laptop for school and gaming. There's no telling how long this deal will last, so we recommend you jump on this deal asap.

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Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.