expired ThinkPad E495 / 14" FHD / AMD Ryzen 5 3500U / 256GB SSD / 8GB RAM / $739 Shipped @ Lenovo

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TA-RACY495

Smaller brother of this deal. Apply eCoupon TA-RACY495 at checkout for the discount. Call Lenovo's telesales number on 1300 557 073 (until 5:30pm weekdays) with any questions. Ends 11:59pm July 8, unless sold out or withdrawn prior. Enjoy :)

  • AMD Ryzen 5 3500U CPU
  • 14" FHD IPS (1920 x 1080)
  • 256GB SSD M.2 PCIe
  • 8.0GB DDR4 SODIMM 2400MHz
  • 329mm x 242mm x 19.9mm (1.75kg)

Click here for 6% cashback via Cashrewards. Ensure last click before purchase is from this link.

Please note Lenovo Cashback will drop to 6% for the final two days of this sale. TA codes are exclusive to Cashrewards and will not commission via other channels.

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    And battery still as bad as the big brother?

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      How many hours is the battery life?

      • +5 votes

        My 485 is something like a 4-5hr laptop at best.

        I would expect this to be a little better like a 5-6 hr but that's being optimistic.

        I feel you have to be realistic about your expectations.

        This is a quad core laptop w/8Gb 240Gb ssd and it has an ok integrated gpu… AND its a Thinkpad.

        For the money I expected some shortcuts and that's the battery.

        Mine doesnt leave the house much anyway.

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      These cheaper laptops always have 3-4 hour battery life.

  • +4 votes

    Any chance of a deal on a yoga?

  • +3 votes

    any deal on 2 in 1 ?

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    Will this work with Ubuntu?

  • +1 vote

    I'm using this laptop now. Great value for money, especially with the cashback. A few things to note, it's quite heavy, bezels are quite large and the screen brightness is very average.

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      How about the fan noise, constantly spinning? Is this laptop overall size getting closer to a 15 inch laptop because of the larger bezel?

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        It runs very quiet even under load. I can barely hear the fan noise. I don't have a 15 inch laptop to compare but my guess would be yes.

    • +3 votes

      This laptop seems to only weigh 1.75 Kg and size is 329 x 242 x 19.9 mm which is all well within acceptable limits of a laptop with 14" screen

      ( not comparing to ultrabooks/Macbook Air or smaller screen laptops ).

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      Do you know how long it takes for them to process the cashback?

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        Notification: 1 to 7 Days

        Estimated approval: Up to 95 days

        So within 95 days after purchase, you will receive your cashback

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    Any advice as to where to get 8gb ram to top it up to 16gb.

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    The discount code is invalid, still show $1300+.

    Who know to to get this deal to price above? Thank you

  • +1 vote

    I would say that it's not worth investing in a laptop that can't deliver 8+ hours of browsing on a single charge. there was a Dell deal recently on a 1.59kg 15 inch laptop that ticks all the boxes. magnesium body. bright screen. 97wh battery. i5-9300H and gtx 1650. that's a good package, and price was $1300, definitely worth it. thise AMD based Lenovo's are crippled to srart with, why even bother.

    • +5 votes

      Double in price, bro

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        you get what you pay for, bro. also, there are better options if you're not willing to spend $1000+.

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          Any specific ones? My father is looking for something about as powerful as this. Missed out on the Inspiron deal a few days back which would have been excellent.

        • +1 vote

          This is what you meant, right? Agree good spec and that GPU is way better than MX series.
          https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/466254

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          Would it not occur to you that the vast majority of people would PREFER to have a bigger budget on pretty much anything? While suggesting maybe pushing budget $100 more MIGHT be useful for some people, over $500 more is essentially useless IMHO.

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            @ChocolateTown: not sure I follow. I am not suggesting one model! all I am saying is: shop around. it's a bit hard at the moment with a lot of EOFY deals over, but still I am just pointing you in the right direction. why? this Lenovo may be OK for this price, but it will leave you wanting. screen is on the dim side. battery life sucks. chipset is buggy. so think again before pulling trigger. and for $1300 actually I can give you so much more of a laptop (proper mobile workstation) that this Lenovo will look like a toy!

          • +1 vote

            @ChocolateTown: I agree with this. I see a lot of posts in computer threads suggesting better value laptops but they are 50 to 100% more expensive. It also depends on what you are using it for. Many of these cheaper laptops will do exactly what is needed for many users.

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    Any chance to get a discount code for the standard E495 (part number 20NEA000AU) that ships in 6-9 days? The link provided goes to the custom E495 which ships in 2-3 weeks. Specs are identical for both. Be nice not to have to wait so long for exactly the same laptop.

    I tried to use the coupon code for the standard E495 but it's invalid for that model.

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