Get this touch-screen student laptop for just $200, nearly 50% off at Best Buy

Image of the Lenovo IdeaPad Windows Duet 3i
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If you want an ideal laptop for students that also has the flexibility of a tablet, there are a whole host of 2-in-1 devices around. Finding one at the right price can be a challenge, though, but we’ve found a great option over at Best Buy.

The retailer is offering the catchily titled Lenovo IdeaPad Windows Duet 3i for just $199.99 (opens in new tab) - a huge saving of $180, or almost 50% of the MSRP of $379.99.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Windows Duet 3i - was $379.99, now $199.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Save $180: This Windows 11 laptop with an HD, touch screen display is just under $200 - a saving of $180 off of the MSRP.

For that low price, it’s worth noting that gamers or creative professionals should look elsewhere – while the Lenovo IdeaPad is running Windows 11 (as opposed to a more lightweight operating system like Chrome OS), it’s not going to be great at graphical heavy lifting.

Still, it does offer 4GB of RAM, and a speedy 128GB eMMC storage drive, so it’s ideal for navigating the web, responding to messages, and catching up with video content on its 1920x1200 display.

The 10.3-inch screen is also a touch screen, and the keyboard is entirely detachable. While some 2-in-1s fold the keyboard back, you can convert the Lenovo IdeaPad into an impressively lightweight tablet. There’s a kickstand on the back, too, as well as two USB ports on the tablet itself.

There’s a front-facing camera, too, for web calls, as well as a built-in microphone. It charges via USB-C, and Lenovo says you can get more than 9 hours of battery life which should last at least the majority of a working day.

You can also grab a 15-month Microsoft 365 membership for $69.99 when purchased with the IdeaPad – a saving of $17.50 for those looking for Word, Excel, and Powerpoint access.

User reviews are positive, with a star rating of 3.8 out of 5 (opens in new tab). Many reviewers mentioned the laptop is great for light web browsing, social media, and email, while also praising it as a place to watch Netflix content while on the go.

Lloyd Coombes freelance tech and fitness writer for Live Science. He's an expert in all things Apple as well as in computer and gaming tech, with previous works published on TopTenReviews, Space.com, and TechRadar. You'll find him regularly testing the latest MacBook or iPhone, but he spends most of his time writing about video games at Dexerto.com. He also covers board games and virtual reality, just to round out the nerdy pursuits.