expired ThinkPad E470 / 14" FHD / Gen7 i7-7500U / 256GB SSD / 16GB RAM / 2GB Nvidia / $945 Shipped @ Lenovo

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TA-E470-945

Awesome specs and back slightly cheaper than last time. Apply coupon TA-E470-945 at checkout to get the discount. Feel free to call Lenovo's telesales number on 1300 557 073 with questions during business hours. Ends 11:59pm AEDT Sunday. Enjoy :)

  • Intel Gen7 i7-7500U CPU
  • 14" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS
  • 16GB DDR4 2400MHz SODIMM
  • NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 2GB
  • 256GB OPAL2.0 SSD

Use Cashrewards for 7% cashback on this deal & all Lenovo purchases…

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  • +16 votes

    I don't know what I see more of - Lenovo deals or TM Lewin deals…..

  • +2 votes

    Anyone can comment on battery? i.e the E460 was 6 cell whereas this is 3 cell

    edit: description says 6 cell but the options say 3 cell.

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      I don't think the number of cells is too relevant; look at the Whr.
      45 Whr seems to be the average amount, and my guess would be around 5-6 hours of medium usage.

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      The capacity is the same so the battery life should be too.
      Less cells just means it won't be able to charge or discharge its capacity as quickly if needed, so it might perform worse when not plugged in, but this is typical for laptops.

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      have the e470 with integrated gfx. Battery life is average, with battery saver mode you’d struggle to get 5-6hrs of consistent use out of this, with dedicated gpu, this might be less.

    • +1 vote

      I have an e470 and i can confirm the battery life lasts about 7-9 hours for me for typical uni work on Power Saver. Obviously for more intensive tasks and different power settings, it will last less.

      As others said below, the number of cells dont matter, the Whr does.

  • +6 votes

    Tightarse works for Lenovo?

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    ahhh f**… I would've preferred this over the Yoga I bought on the previous deal….

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    Lenovo also have an E570 with similar specs for $1059 at the moment.
    cashrewards should save another 7%

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      $100 differences between E470 and E570… hmmm hard choice.

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        not really. $100 more for less mobility? no thanks.

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          but Lenovo E version is not supposed to be carried around too much anyway.

        • +1 vote

          It's also got a GTX 950M which is noticeably better than the GT 940MX.

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          @jeefbeef: From the revews it follows that 940MX is better than 950M.

        • +1 vote

          @bob19:

          There is no way that is the case. The GTX 950M is a proper GTX gaming card significantly more powerful than the 940MX in terms of its hardware.

          Also, it's relatively simple to compare Nvidia cards in the same generation (being the 900M) in this case. The 940MX is just an updated 940M. 950M will still beat it.

          I would love to see the review you are referring to.

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        I got the 570 as you can fit more drives inside and bigger screen .

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    Can i get TRS on this ,being it is over 900.

    • +3 votes

      You can do anything you put your mind to :)

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      Needs to be over $300 so you should be fine getting the GST back.

    • +2 votes

      Yes, but technically you may not be able to bring it back in without paying import tax (but no one cares).
      You can take out as much as you want, and claim GST. Ensure that the invoice has ABN and stuff, and below $1000 either your name or no name, but not somebody else's name.

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        Does anyone know if the TRS requires the card you pay with, to be the same as the card you claim it back on? I want to buy on my own credit card, under my mums name as she will be travelling but she claims they need to be the same card.

        • +4 votes

          Nope, they don't care. You can provide them with a credit card or bank account details, whichever. After all, you could have paid with cash, eftpos, etc.
          This is the customs crediting you, not the shop.
          There is now a TRS app, which lets you do a lot of stuff in advance to save time at the airport. One for Apple and one for Android. No, I don't work for them. I just do this a lot :)

        • +1 vote

          different card no problem

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          @fomal: yeah, my mums extremely gullible/misunderstands easily -_- i was like no way they'd check what card you paid with…

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          @Make it so: thanks! ill download the app and have a looksee :)

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          @Make it so:
          if you work for them, I really want to bash you!
          last time they deliberately slow down the process, we got there 3 hrs early and the queue is not that long, they really take their time and felt really satisfying with the power and bossing everyone around…
          what's your tip?

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          @Jamesx: yeah, I've had bad experiences too. With people like that, you charm them with a smile and friendliness, and internally wish they get their due karma at the same time. They can't get satisfaction if you don't get upset.

      • -2 votes

        I don't know why they don't enforce the law. Must be a huge amount of $$$ being scammed every single day.

        Claiming TRS and bringing the item back to Aus is effectively stealing.

        • +1 vote

          incorrect - You have a duty free allowance of $900? so not really stealing if you're travelling with family and use a combined allowance.

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          Proving it would be difficult, and the time taken to prove it would make the cost exceed the savings. Remember the rebate on the tax of the item, not the entire cost of the item itself. Customs are more interested in frying the bigger fish, eg a guy bringing back a suitcase full of cigarettes or some weird/wonderful plant from jackfukistan that will decimate our local farmers crops etc

        • +1 vote

          @BargainKen:
          I suppose really you are bringing back into Aus an item that has been used so not worth the price you paid anymore.

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          TRS is a very minor loophole as far as our tax system goes…

  • +1 vote

    I ended up getting the Lenovo Yoga deal from the Boxing Day sale, ETA January 30th… then it moved to 14th Feb, then back to the 30th.

    Called support twice who confirmed that they are back logged for months, so anyone hoping on the Lenovo sale train should be aware of long delays, especially for "custom made systems"

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      I got tracking info real quick over Christmas took 10 days after order. ……Was reading updates like when dominos cooks the pizza and sends updates ……

    • +1 vote

      I ended up cancelling my E470 order from the last deal for the same multiple delays mentioned by ShMiCk above. The Lenovo rep mentioned that they had "oversold" the E470. You may be lucky, you may be unlucky.

  • +1 vote

    If the $900 concessions is ex-GST then it's technically okay to bring it back tax free

    • +18 votes

      Its little wonder you keep pushing lenovo deals @Tightarse when Cashrewards gets 8% commission of $1000 and refuses payment. Big earner there.

      Don't normally comment when such ridiculous accusations are made, but this warrants a response. Just in case you're not aware, as long as you have a store click (in your CR account click history) at time of purchase, a valid invoice, and haven't cancelled or returned all/part of your goods, we guarantee cashback payment. I can't put it simpler than that. Open a ticket via our contact page with any issue. If your claim is genuine and as per our T&Cs (no double dipping etc), you will be paid. Thanks.

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    Are there any good deals going on a proper quad core i7 laptop? This offer only seems to include dual cores with HT.

    • +3 votes

      It feels like quad core CPUs aren't that common in laptops anymore, at least around the $1000 mark.

      • +1 vote

        You can buy MSI with i7 Quad processor, DDR4 and dedicated graphics for about $1200.
        I have recently bought one.

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          How are you liking it?

          I've been eyeing off the MSI mentioned in this thread.

          I've read that then screen is incredible.

          How's the battery life / build quality / your experience with it?

          Adding an M2 drive I'd imagine would make this thing fly….

    • +2 votes

      http://www.techbuy.com.au/p/411447/NOTEBOOKS_15/MSI/CX62_6QD...

      This one is a quad core but has no OS and no SSD but that can be fixed with a bit extra. Would still be under 1.5k.

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      Yay! It seems there are others in your subthread also searching for quad core deals!

      Maybe we can help each other….?

      The MSI (in this sub thread for $1060) is cheapest 'good quality' 6700hq I've seen.
      Note - no OS, and also no USB C 3.1 (if those things matter)
      http://www.techbuy.com.au/p/411447/NOTEBOOKS_15/MSI/CX62_6QD...

      (there is a sub $1000 Toshiba and an Acer floating around but lower spec in every other regard than laptop above and no M2 pci NVMe slot, whereas the above HAS this).

      There are also Gigabyte lappys for just under $1200 with the 6700hq
      http://www.megabuy.com.au/gigabyte-156-inch-fhd-notebook-lap...
      GPU has DDR5 ram vs DDR3 for MSI lappy - but neither have modern gaming GPUs, which is expected at this price point.

      I've contacted techbuy and MSI is not in Stock, but can be ordered. My thoughts are that by the time you waited for 2 weeks for your MSI, prices could drop on other lappys now it's post Xmas and post CES (the 7th gen quad cores are trickling down into technology now eg, 7700hq which might make things cheaper).
      But given the market is FLOODED with 'U' (dual core) processors there just seems to be less interest in the quad core i7s at this cheaper price point - they seem to occupy the higher spec laptop space (4k screens and latest gaming GPU >$1600 space).

      Not many 'deals' around at the cheaper end of things; certainly not like a few years back when the 2nd-4th gen i7 quads were much more common in sub $800 laptop deals….

      There is always Gray's online (refurbished / preloved, no warranty, buyer pays 17% extra in Gray's fees, and then postage). But due to auction mob-mentality, people seem to over bid, and so prices are not all that cheap once above is factored in….

      http://www.graysonline.com/computers-and-electronics/compute...

      Eg, here's a refurbished 4th i7 with DDR3 RAM a 5400rpm HDD and a NON-HD res screen. It has no removable battery and you must pull apart chassis to access the HDD. it WAS $36 the other day, but now with still 12 hrs to go, it is over $500 (including all of the fees and postage….)

      http://www.graysonline.com/lot/0002-2161439/computers-and-it...

      There are also refurbished quads occasionally on DELL website, but many are very high spec (4k and beefy graphics cards, which makes them pretty expensive)

      If anyone finds a great quad core i7 laptop deal (sub $1000) - please PM ME!

      Good luck with your searches ;)

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    Anything similar with an optical drive?

  • +1 vote

    "Add to cart" greyed out. Says out of stock :-(

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    What kind of games could I play on this? Any info/insights would be appreciated.

    At the very least, would it be able to play SC2 LoTV smoothly?

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    purchased a lappy two weeks ago, wish i waited! great specs and great price. Well done @OP great bargain

  • +4 votes

    I still haven't received mine from 2-3 weeks ago…

    :(

    maybe I'm just the unlucky one.

    FYI: Their customer service is not that good. I've left 2 voice message and sent 2 emails over the last week and they just got back to me today to say they will look into it.

    Now I'm waiting…

    • +3 votes

      I'm in the same boat, by the time we get our purchased laptops they would have been superceeded!

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    If it was HP, I would have been do tempted. But still such a great deal!

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    Hi,

    Could any please help me with the following:

    1. Which one is better?
      Intel Dual Band Wireless AC(2x2) 8265, Bluetooth Version 4.1
      or
      ThinkPad Dual Band Wireless-AC (2x2 WiFi, 802.11ac) with Bluetooth 4.1

    I talked to Lenovo consultant and he recommends Intel. What do you guys think?

    1. Can I play some light games like league of legends and counter strike on this laptop?

    Cheers

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      Would also like to hear some more opinions about the wireless cards, otherwise leaning towards Intel.

      Should be fine for those games and games on medium to low settings in general.

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      I didn't think Thinkpad made chips. Surely it's all intel?

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        Not sure whether they make them or just stick their name on them, though there is an Intel 8265 and a ThinkPad Dual Band Wireless-AC option - same price.

  • +1 vote

    Not a bad deal, but I'm still waiting for something with a little more grunt. 4 cores are better than 2 any day of the week.
    I already have a web browser laptop, so don't need another. Thanks.

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      This is cheapest 'good quality' 6700hq I've seen.
      Note - no OS, and also no USB C 3.1 (if those things matter)
      http://www.techbuy.com.au/p/411447/NOTEBOOKS_15/MSI/CX62_6QD...

      (there is a sub $1000 Toshiba and an Acer floating around but lower spec in every other regard than laptop above and no M2 pci NVMe slot, whereas the above HAS this).

      There are also Gigabyte lappys for just under $1200 with the 6700hq
      http://www.megabuy.com.au/gigabyte-156-inch-fhd-notebook-lap...
      GPU has DDR5 ram vs DDR3 for MSI lappy - but neither have modern gaming GPUs, which is expected at this price point.

      The MSI is not in Stock, but can be ordered. My thoughts are that if you waited for 2 weeks, prices could drop on other lappys now it's post Xmas and post CES (the 7th gen quad cores are trickling down into technology now eg, 7700hq which might make things cheaper). But given the market is FLOODED with 'U' (dual core) processors there just seems to be less interest in the quad core i7s at this cheaper price point - they seem to occupy the higher spec laptop space (4k screens and latest gaming GPU >$1600 space).

      Not many 'deals' around at the cheaper end of things; certainly not like a few years back when the 2nd-4th gen i7 quads were much more common in sub $800 laptop deals….

      I've heard some terrible things about wait times and build quality / after sales support for Lenovo but a friend is happy with hers (had it 6mth). I'd still be surprised to see a 6700hq in one cheaply as they seem to be focusing on dual core systems with their 'specials' which are not 'deals' if you're after something more powerful (and there are LOADS of equivalent dual core contenders in that "Lenovo specials" space that you can just pick up and use today and not have to wait for their backlog…)

      If anyone finds a great quad core i7 laptop deal - please PM ME!

      Good luck with your searches ;)

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        Thanks for the heads up.

        As I do video editing I require minimum 4 cores, the graphic card isn't as big a deal as it appears most rendering is done at the CPU.

        However, I'm looking for at least 16GB, and an SSD as this will impact performance. So any laptop that doesn't have this, requires an immediate upgrade and this isn't always cost effective.

        The term brick, doesn't bother me either as I appreciate having a portable device rather than having to lug around a desktop.

        A believe DELL is releasing something later this year, so perhaps the inspiron gaming 15 - i7 will be discounted before then. Fingers crossed.

        PS: And I'll need at least a FHD screen, which isn't as standard as I'd imagine with today's tech. :-(

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          The MSI and gigabyte have FHD screens and can take to to 32GB ram. Both are user upgradable (easy access to ram & HDD) and doing it yourself is far cheaper than buying a laptop with maxed out ram.

          Hard drive speed is also important (read / write soeed) for video editing, so make sure whatever you buy either HAS (or has a slot for) an M2 PCIe NVMe SSD.

          Samsung make competitively priced super fast SSDs (the 960 Evo) that you can add yourself to the above mentioned lappys so you would effectively have two Hard disks - the one that comes with the laptop (for storage) and the super fast one (for the operating system and your workspace): https://www.pccasegear.com/products/37202?gclid=CjwKEAiA2OzD...

        • +1 vote

          @ac17: Thanks for the extra tips.

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          @LeavingTheWheel:

          Let me know what deals you find!

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    Bought :(, only because I need a windows laptop for work and can't afford anything nice … hopefully I don't get a dud. wish I was more excited about this purchase

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    Received mine yesterday, pretty happy with it. Not the worlds best screen, though much better after playing around with the Intel Graphics settings.

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