ThinkPad E595 / 15.6" FHD / AMD Ryzen 5 3500U / 256GB SSD / 8GB RAM / $777 Shipped @ Lenovo

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TA-E595

A great price on this nicely spec'd ThinkPad. Apply coupon TA-E595 at checkout for the discount. Call Lenovo's telesales number on 1300 557 073 (until 5:30pm weekdays) with any questions. Ends 11:59pm AEST Sunday, unless sold out or withdrawn prior. Enjoy :)

  • AMD Ryzen 5 3500U CPU
  • 15.6" FHD IPS (1920 x 1080)
  • 256GB SSD M.2 PCIe
  • 8.0GB DDR4 SODIMM 2400MHz
  • 369mm x 252mm x 19.9mm (2.1kg)

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  • +14 votes

    Anything for the 14"?

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    Does anyone own this? Can you comment on the performance, etc?

    • +6 votes

      I don't have this latest gen chip but I have the last gen chip (2500U). Day to day performance (general office work & media) is great! I don't use it for games so I can't say anything to it. If the news about the latest Ryzen chip is as good as it sounds then I can only imagine the performance should be better.

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      I have the A485 2500U 14".
      From my understanding A series is basically T series chassis while E series quality is not as good, they probably cut corners here and there.
      In terms of performance nothing to complain but I did buy my own RAM and nvme SSD (Ryzen is quite picky in terms of RAM.
      My only complain is battery life, even though I opted for dual 72+24 Wh batteries but that cannot last me 8 hours. From my research, ryzen high idle consumption is the main culprit, and Ryzen mobile is just not that efficient to begin with. Not sure if this has changed much with the 3500U but I doubt it. My 96Wh battery is almost mandatory if it's to be used on the move a lot.

      • +4 votes

        3500U is based on the 12nm Zen+, which is designed to address the high idle consumption.

        However, as the device and APU are new, there aren't many reviews online to verify yet. There seem to be OzBargainers who purchased from previous deals, so it'd be nice if they can share experiences on the battery life.

  • +7 votes

    Wish it had a backlit keyboard

  • +17 votes

    Effectively $699.30 after 11% cashback (excl GST).

    Best value 15" laptop for this price point (and arguably up to $900 bracket).


    And just copying some notes from previous deal posts regarding upgrades.

    Notes on memory upgrades: Lenovo's currently does not offer options for how the 8GB is configured, but only 8GBx1

    • For best performance (i.e. if you plan on gaming/GPU intensive, or anything CPU/memory intensive), you'll need the memory in dual channel configurations (most often that means two sticks of RAM).
    • If you are only using for office/browsing/light media consumption. You can consider NOT upgrading the memory yet until later to not shell out extra ~$60 (as memory prices are still expected to fall 15-25% at the end of the year, due to Huawei/China-US trade war fiasco and consequent further reduced DRAM demand).
    • Lenovo's prices are exorbitant, don't upgrade with them
    • Newegg's 8GB DDR4 2400MHz SODIMM RAM single stick prices: https://www.newegg.com/global/au-en/Product/ProductList.aspx... (remember to sort by Lowest Price; starts at $56.10 shipped as of posting time)
  • +2 votes

    Great price. Might worth spending a bit extra to get more RAM.

  • +2 votes

    No fingerprint reader, no backlit keyboard

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      Idk why but when you google the ThinkPad E595, it shows the same ad as mentioned in the post but with biometric fingerprint in the description of the ad.

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        Likely a cache issue with Google?

        Lenovo's website no longer lists fingerprint reader in its description and ad, while it likely could've been there in the earlier days when it was setting up the webpage and listing. Especially if they used E590 as a template, as E590 does have a fingerprint reader (E590, R590, and E595 share almost the same chasis design, as evident by their shared User Manual).

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    How's this laptop compare to the other deal on Lenovo IdeaPad L340 i5-9300H https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/462689 ?

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    Would this suffice for general office work?

  • +1 vote

    Ryzen 4000 laptop will be interesting. Potential 8 core laptop with Navi.

  • +7 votes

    what's the obsession with intel?
    95 percent of the users dont even notice the very minimal performance differences in between an intel and an amd processor. smh.

    • +5 votes

      Intel fanboys.

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      Probably because a lot of us that jumped on new release AMD 2500U or 2700U in 2018 have suffered the following:

      1. Poor battery life (high idle power usage)
      2. Poor cooling solutions (intel solutions macgyvered on)
      3. Heavy CPU throttling due to poor cooling leading to only 70% CPU performance during heavy tasks. (can only be fixed with BIOS updates, see below)
      4. Poor Linux drivers leading to random crashes, freezes. (18 months later and it's still not stable)
      5. AMD needing fixes in BIOS form but Lenovo and HP (just to name 2) aren't releasing new BIOSes for last years models. (heaps of users stuck with throttling issues which will likely never ever be fixed)

      So fair to say a lot of us have jumped back onto Intel for our laptops.

      Also, if you use Linux avoid AMD like the plague at the moment. Hopefully they get their act together in a year or so.

  • +8 votes

    In May there was a deal on the E495 and E595. This current price is lower but note that the previous deal included a 512GB SSD and 1TB mechanical hard drive, while this current deal only includes as 256GB SSD.

  • -1 vote

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Dell-New-Inspiron-15-3585-Laptop...

    Dell alternative, with 20% off brings it to $679.
    It's an older 2500U processor but for $100 less it could be a decent option for some.

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    Any thoughts on whether it is worthwhile paying an extra $200 to upgrade the cpu on this deal to : AMD Ryzen 7 3700U (4C, 2.3 / 4.0GHz, 2MB L2 / 4MB L3)?

    • +5 votes

      Almost 30% more, doesn't really seem worth it at this price point but guess it may help depending on your use case.

      I've got a r7 2700u but does nothing more than an r5 for my use case of some coding and old games.

    • +6 votes

      From rough memory the R7 is only ~10% more performance, but even if it is 20% more performance, the extra $200 (~28% if considering post-cashback price) is a big ask.

      Also considering the form factor and limited thermal envelop, it is unlikely to boost to peak performance for extended period of time, unless you don't mind tinkering with wattage softwares and re-thermal pasting.

      Personally, it can be a worthwhile upgrade if it is $100, but at $200, you really need to question whether that ~10% more performance is worth the price.

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    what about customs

  • +1 vote

    Is the $1 bag and $1 wireless keyboard/mouse options available this time?

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    The price is coming up as $1014.30 for me via the cashrewards link. That happening to anyone else?

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    How would this handle general pc, web browsing and the occasional game of Civ 6, Europa Universalis 4/Crusader Kings 2 etc?

  • +3 votes

    prefer the E495 or something smaller in size but I will wait.

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    Will cashrewards pay for purchases made through the Lenovo student store?

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    anyone knows whether the operating system can be set as language other than English during the initial set up?

    Many thanks!

  • +1 vote

    This is a great deal, but I highly recommend all Linux users to avoid AMD at the moment. It's getting better for 2***U series with new kernel releases, but AMD is still an absolute PAIN to get stable and cool at the moment.

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    Hi OP

    Is there any deal for

    IdeaPad L340 (15) Grey Part Number: 81LG0028AU
    IdeaPad S145 (14) Grey Part Number: 81MU00BLAU
    ThinkPad E580 Black Part Number: 20KS000FAU

    Please post it if you know. TIA

    Cheers

  • +2 votes

    For those subscribed to this post, the E495 is now at $755 :)

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/463376

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    Will this play H265 4K video?
    I haven't been able to find the answer

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      Yes. It should play 4k@60hz h264/h265/vp9 provided you're using Kodi or VLC etc.

      HDR will be a try it and find out unfortunately, depends on Lenovo's drivers.

      Running it to a TV via HDMI likely a no go…specs indicate HDMI 1.4b. USB-C adaptor needed.

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        OK thanks for the reply. Trying to justify replacing my Toshiba i5-4210U which is mainly used for streaming to the TV. Which is fine as long as it leaves the trans-coding to Emby

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    This is such a good deal, but the display colour gamut is only 54% of sRGB. This is fine for office work, but I am planning on doing a little bit of photo editing and some occasional video editing, and this limited range of colours is a deal-breaker for me.

    Source: https://laptopmedia.com/laptop-specs/lenovo-thinkpad-e595/

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    Just placed order for the E595…

    After, I got an email saying my order had been changed.(???)
    Phoned up, got left on hold, opted for a phone back option, got to the leaving a voicemail part, where then a message said
    Voicemail is full, goodbye.

    WTF

    Pretty unimpressed right now

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    I just tried the code, after adding it to the cart and applying the code, it says its not valid for whats in the cart.

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    That's annoying. Coupon not working.

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    I bought this model in March with the previous Ryzen chip (5 2500U - 4C, 2.0 / 3.6GHz, 2MB).
    Works great for the office, and I'm very happy with it.
    This deal is even cheaper.
    Such good value, especially with cashback and tax deduction (~$350)
    Battery life ain't the best, if that's important, although this newer chip could be better.

  • +1 vote

    Thanks TA i bought one after much debate with myself
    Now to buy a 2.5" SSD for it.
    https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B07STC2SXS/ref=ppx_yo_d...

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