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New Model ThinkPad E470 Gen7 i7-7500U, 8GB RAM, 2GB Nvidia, FHD $949 Shipped @ Lenovo

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This laptop was released just a few weeks ago and $949 for these specs is an awesome buy. Add coupon TA-E470 at checkout to save $350. Feel free to call Lenovo's telesales number on 1300 557 073 with questions. Ends noon AEDT Friday extended to 11pm AEDT Sunday. Enjoy :)

  • Intel Gen7 i7-7500U CPU
  • 14" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, AntiGlare
  • 8GB(4+4) DDR4 2400MHz SODIMM
  • NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 2GB
  • 1TB Hard Disk Drive 5400rpm 2.5" SATA3
  • Dual Band Wireless (2x2 WiFi, 802.11ac, BT 4.1)

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  • +1 vote

    Nice work TA :) Great post!

  • +14 votes

    1TB Hard Disk Drive 5400rpm

    whyyyyyyy

  • +6 votes

    7th gen i7 laptop for under $1k. Ridiculous!

  • +2 votes

    Absolutely top. Sure, the HDD is a minus but for $80 yiu can get a half decent Ssd and replace it. Do you maybe know if there is a empty msata slot in it?

  • +2 votes

    damn I bought the last E470 i5 deal

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    What brands should I be looking at if I require a keyboard with numpad? I've seen some HP/Acer laptops but they didn't seem like terribly good value for money :(

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      Pretty much all brand have the keypad. It more depends on the model than on the brand.

    • +4 votes

      Most laptops that are 15" or larger come with a numpad - you'll rarely see one on anything smaller than that

    • +3 votes

      If you use the numpad a lot and can touch type on it, then Dell, Lenovo, and HP 15" laptops have a big zero key, which is a must. Dell Inspiron 5000 has the best keyboard/numpad layout. Page Up/Down and Home/End keys in ideal locations. Big function keys. You can get an Inspiron 5567, which is 7th gen, i5, and 15" screen for $799, but that sale ends today.

    • +1 vote

      No num-pad is a deal-breaker for me, too— I use the num-pad constantly & can't stand having to pick at the numbers above the keyboard….I guess if you're a touch-typist, it doesn't matter too much (unless you're also an accountant- lol).

      It's probably not the most elegant way, but you can buy a separate USB keypad. I did that when I had a smaller Dell laptop at one point (though, I only used the num-pad at my desk).

      PS: Not all 15-15.6 have it either. Some laptops merely extend the border around the keyboard & eliminate the num-pad. Look closely before you commit.

      Good luck, & happy hunting!

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    What's the battery life like?

    • +2 votes

      On the Tech Spec page:

      Battery life1: Up to 10 hours (MobileMark 2014)


      1. Battery life (and recharge times) will vary based on many factors including screen brightness, applications, features, power management, battery conditioning and other customer preferences. 

    • +2 votes

      on a 45 whr battery, realistically you are probably looking at approx 5 - 6 hours on 40-50% brightness and disabling the GPU, light surfing and office applications. Using an SSD could help reduce power consumption.

  • +16 votes

    Intel need to quit it with the i7 dual cores :/

    • +5 votes

      What the? Thanks for bringing that to my (and I'm sure other people's) attention.
      You're damn right, it's ridiculous.
      I'm sure this is still a good deal but…

      • +2 votes

        I've always been against it, I actually use a SP3 with a i7-4650U for work and I'm forever longing for my legit i7 desktop at home.

      • +2 votes

        Physics is a bitch…
        Its almost like 45watts of power and 15watts arent the same thing or something…
        /s

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      Can you expand what's the problem?

      • +10 votes

        These aren't very powerful in the scheme of things.

        This get a passmark score of 4809

        A 4yr old i7 3770K desktop CPU is double this at 9632

        Current flagship mainstream i7 6700K is 11928

        Just be aware that these are ultra low voltage CPU's, I'm just bitching about Intel calling them i7's!

    • +4 votes

      They have the HQ series if you want a quad-core in a notebook. The U series is a good balance of power and battery life. They should keep making both.

    • +3 votes

      Yeah its something everyone needs to beware of before being sucked into the i7 marketing.
      Desktop i7 and laptop i7 are not the same at all.

      This is still the top end of laptop chips, but desktop sized machines still blow them away.

      Although even if it wasnt half a desktop chip a slim laptop will still hit thermal throttling before it could use full power for more than a few seconds, so its really not that important.

      • +2 votes

        This is still the top end of laptop chips

        Still far from it, top end of the low power laptop chips, yes sir! There is still the i5/i7 HQ series that are in a different class to this, though.

        • +1 vote

          The U series isn't that bad. Sure it's dual core, but the efficiency is high. Good power usage and heat generation.

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      Why do they do this, then? Is it to extend battery life???

      Or…..?

  • +3 votes

    Shame there's no backlit keyboard! :(

  • +3 votes

    I still have a ivy bridge laptop and sandy bride AIO and both are going strong

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    Crazy deal TA!

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    Whoa. That price. I know that heavier laptops are cheap, but this price is ridiculous for an i7. Just got a mibook air for $50 more.

    I mean, sure, doesn't have a pcie slot, but still awesome price.

    • +1 vote

      it's a shit i7, slower than a 3 year old desktop

      • +2 votes

        The U series is a cpu designed for power efficiency. It's still a high cost cpu (of course, not as high as the HQ) that fits perfectly in laptops with little space for fan.

        We can't compare to the K series either, because K is faster even in the same gen (edit: in comparison to the hq, the fastest laptop cpus).

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      where did you purchase mibook air? can u share? thanks

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        I'm getting it directly from China. I'm visiting there next month.

        Maybe find a freight forwarder if you want it badly?

  • +1 vote

    Good price. Anyone know how much it weighs?

    • +1 vote

      Again, on the Tech Spec page:

      Weight: Starting at 1.9 kg

      The keyword there is "Starting". I suspect this model with dedicated graphics would be a bit more than 1.9kg.

  • +13 votes

    Well. This is Lenovo's new EDGE series and I think it actually went backwards comparing to E460. Yes it does have faster Kaby Lake. But

    • they got rid of OneLink port so no more docking station. E460 has it and there were previous deals where you can get a OneLink dock for $1. They have also got rid of VGA port a few models ago so E470 is left with one HDMI port, i.e. only one external monitor (unless you use a USB adapter).

    • 2x USB3 + 1x USB2?! Even E460 has 3x USB3 ports. They seriously need to include USB3.1/Type-C on their new models.

    Still a good machine, but just hoped Lenovo could do more.

  • +1 vote

    Do Lenovos still come with the keylogger stuff?

    • +5 votes

      Short answer (as it seems to have been asked often here) — no.

      If you are referring to Superfish incident last year,

      • It wasn't a keylogger. It's adware.
      • It was installed on IdeaPad, not ThinkPad line of products.

      See last year's discussions on it.

      • +2 votes

        Regardless of whether or not these computers would be affected by superfish etc, the question should be asked if we consider thinkpad edge to be a real thinkpad though. I'm typing on a e460 now and many aspects of the machine feel a class lower than every other thinkpad i've used (x220t, x220, x230, x250)

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          Add T series to it as well. E series is poor man's Thinkpad or Thinkpad series minus the roll cage and mag. alloy body minus 3 year international warranty minus sleekness.
          You get what you pay for…

          Also previous adware was added without the knowledge of users. What is the assurance that there is none. I suspect Chineese Govt. doing something fishy to hardware being manf. in their country in terms of spying… Just a thought.

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    I need a laptop for some basic Photoshopping + Basic video editing and rendering… Would this work?

  • +1 vote

    Is there any retail store where I can do a "feel" test on this? seems like most stores have Ideapads

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    This INDIRECTLY is a better deal than the previous E470 at $730
    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/269109

    because you get i7 cpu & 2GB graphics which together are worth $300 in upgrade costs

  • +2 votes

    Has Lenovo stopped adding spyware, malware and bloat to their systems?

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    Although no love for E series Thinkpad, the build quality is still way better than Acer, Asus, Dell, HP alternatives.

    • +2 votes

      I bought E450 from previous deal here on OZB,
      https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/203225
      The fan didn't make it to the first 3 months from the purchase date but they replace it for free after claiming that it happen from hot weather in Sydney! it took 2 weeks to have it fixed. I see also the build quality is too bad and not as I used to think it is. So basically I replaced the front bezel myself as it's cheaper and faster! it got cracked simply while I was opening it without that much pressure! If you also pop a key from the keyboard for any reason it's most likely it's going to break small parts and it will be hard to put it back as well.
      Maybe it's just me, but I will never take a Lenovo again, and probably will return to HP as I ran from their bad fans

      • +2 votes

        Can't comment about E450.

        Had my E440 since it was launched in the market with 8GB. Still working well to-date.

        Was thinking of pulling the trigger on a new laptop. Just can't do it, given the 6th/7th gen i5u are just as powerful as the 4th gen full power i5.

        Understand the improved battery life, but doesn't impact my day to day use.

  • +1 vote

    I bought the previous deal for these laptops. Great machine, really held back by the 1TB super-super-slow hard disk.

    If you are going to get this and plan to replace the HDD with an SSD of your own… be VERY careful doing so.

    I've managed to break a 1cm x 1mm x 0.5mm piece of plastic that holds a ribbon which runs from the removable SATA interface plugs to the motherboard, and as such have had to place a support call to Lenovo after owning the laptop for less than a day. They're sending a courier to collect it on Monday and I have NFI how much it will cost to get fixed yet :(

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