expired Lenovo 15.6" IdeaPad 330s - Core i3 / 6GB RAM Laptop - US $432 (~AU $602) Delivered @ B&H Photo

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  • 2.2 GHz Intel Core i3-8130U Dual-Core
  • 6GB DDR4 | 1TB 5400 rpm HDD
  • 15.6" FHD 1920 x 1080 IPS Display
  • Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Media Card Reader
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1 | USB Type-C | HDMI
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 4.1
  • Windows 10 Home (64-Bit)
  • Weight 3.96 lb / 1.80 kg

The ony things lacking in this system is SSD, so to make this system super fast, you can upgrade the HDD with 256GB SSD for less than $50. I was quickly able to find the following SSDs. Seasoned Ozbargainers can find even better deals on SSD.

Kingston A400 SSD 240GB SSD from Shopping Square for $44 shipped

Kingston A400 SSD 240GB SATA 3 2.5” SSD from Amazon US for $50 shipped

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  • +1 vote

    Good price for a laptop with all the basic modern features.

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    Can anyone clarify if the price vs specs is worth it for this? Especially the HDD. I can't believe companies still put HDD as the sole storage device. They become way to slow after a while. I guess the user will give up & purchase a new laptop.

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      If you ditch the thin bezels and thin body, you can find much better specced laptops for around this price point. This one is going to be slow.

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      think the idea is that some people need lots of cheap storage 1tb, rather than speed , if speed was your concern you wouldn’t buy an i3. some people need the storage eg if backing up a 256gb phone.
      nice thing at least is that it’s fhd ips screen so that if you did upgrade the drive to an ssd.

      • +3 votes

        Upgrade to ssd the CPU would be fine

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        The speed isn't that big a turnoff. It's the slower access time and general unresponsiveness of HDD as an OS drive that's the real turnoff.

        They could have put in a tiny SSD for OS with the HDD as a secondary drive to get the best of both worlds.

        Personally, I think it isn't cheap enough. If you pay an $200, you can get an i7-8550U with 8GB and 256GB SSD from OW with local warranty. Those individual upgrades are worth well more than $200. But you won't have as thin bezels.

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          @lostn: $200 more for an i7 and 256GB SSD from Officeworks. Sounds great. I was able to find just this one for $1397

          Can you please share the link for an i7 laptop from OW for $800 ?

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            @paul11: They're out of stock at the moment. It's not on their web site. But I have it in my ebay watched item list. Won't be advertised if you search for it though.

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        You're right, storage is a major factor.

        Though have you ever seen a laptop run after a year with HDD? It's unbearable. I'm only talking about basic computing like start up, opening folders etc.

        I would take 120gb ssd any day over a larger hdd. I'm doing it with my computer.

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