expired Lenovo IdeaPad L340 Core i7-9750H / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD / GTX 1650 4GB $1299.20 @ Lenovo

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Was gonna buy a Dell G3 with the Ebay sale, but this deal seems better for a fraction more with the shopback cashback (brings it down to $1158 I think).

● 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H (6C / 12T, 2.6 / 4.5GHz, 12MB)
● Windows 10 Home 64
● Windows 10 Home 64 English
● Microsoft Office Trial
● 8GB DIMM DDR4-2400
● 256GB SSD M.2 2242 PCIe NVMe
● 15.6" FHD (1920x1080) IPS 250nits Anti-glare
● NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB GDDR5

Can add an extra charger for $1.

i5 version is $100 cheaper if preferred, and upgrading to 16GB Ram adds another $100 (will probably add my own stick later).

Remember Shopback cashback of 12% as well

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    NVMe might be upgradable too

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    What is GTX 1650 an upgrade of? The naming convention went so off the charts recently…

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      It performs in between of GTX 1050ti and GTX 1060.

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        if its not better than 1060 that's not really an upgrade

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          Why? It's not a replacement for the 1060, that's the 1660ti. The 1650 is performing around ~10% less while fitting in a 50W TDP. It's a huge upgrade for the cards it's replacing (1050 and 1050 ti).

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        That's dodgy naming.

        The 1660 was called such because it was closer in performance to 2060 than to 1060 but lied somewhere in between.

        They don't get to use 1650 by the same reasoning if it's not even as good as a 1060.

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          Basically, 1600 series cards are based on Turing architecture which separates them from 1000 series cards which are Pascal based architecture. 1600 series cards lack RT and Tensor cores whereas 2000 series cards have their own branding for having the RT and Tensor cores.

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    nice price - what are these like in comparison to the g3? is it worth the extra to go the dell or much of a muchness?

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    Really good specs with this price.

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    Any idea about the weight? The link appears to be down

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    Is the ram up-gradable on these?

  • +19 votes

    For anyone considering this laptop, don't forget to add a second original 125W fast laptop charger for only an extra buck, yes only $1.

  • +2 votes

    Excellent price!

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    Was hoping for something in 13.3 or 14 inch screen? Any suggestions?

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    starting from 2.2kg, not too bad.

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    Screen resolution… :(

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    There's something whacky going on or I'm a complete noob. Go to double the ram and option up to the i7 (which is showing as $125 on top of the base 1199),and it tops out at like 7.5k+! Then glitches and won't even load the next page even if you do try to checkout. 🤔

  • +2 votes

    this seems like a decent deal but the brightness is only 250 nits

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      hey buddy does the Screen itself matter?

      I am looking at the x1 Carbon Gen 7 or X1 yoga gen 4

      The most expensive screen is:
      14" WQHD (2560x1440) IPS 300nits Anti-glare

      However the other screen options are brighter at 400nits. Which one would you recommend?
      14" FHD (1920x1080) Low Power IPS 400nits Anti-glare

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        Only mattters if you work in a bright environment
        E.g. a dim ipad, will need full brightness in light environment but this can cause a lot of heat to be generated

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    screen is rather dim at 250nit. battery is small. otherwise not bad. I would recommend going i5 with this thing, I doubt this will handle 6-core well.

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    Does anyone know if you use the student site for the extra discount

    Or the LenovoPro site (with ABN) for the discount

    Can you still get cashback?

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    Cheers OP. Great find. Been waiting for a good Lenovo deal. i7, 16gb, 512GB SSD + extra charger comes in at $1338 (after shopback)!

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    fter eCoupon:
    $1,175.22
    inc. GST & delivery
    Savings:$323.78
    Use eCoupon: ?
    SMB

    If you have LenovoPro (need current ABN)

    Not really worth the cashback risk for $20 discount lol

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    Is this better than the e series?

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    Damn. Just purchased the E585.

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    I bought one of these from when it was last listed as a deal.

    Overall, I am happy with it and does pretty well with gaming. I have been playing through Arkham Asylum and Arkham city and its flawless. I have also run it through 3Dmark and it does ok score wise. If You find my comment in the other deal, there is a link to the test score.

    Only downside is that the laptop battery is pretty average and only gets an hour of gaming running purely on battery.

    But it is a pretty solid build and I am quite happy with it overall.

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      Hi nedski, did you pick up the 256ssd only version? If so, can you confirm whether or not there is a SATA caddy for potential future expansion? Thanks!

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        Sorry I bought the L340 Gaming version. Identical specs but it had the 128 NVE and a 1tb HDD. In the process of removing the 1TB HDD to replace it with an SSD.

        Also here is the 3dmark results. https://www.3dmark.com/spy/7559822

        Keep in mind it is the i5 version with 16gb of ram.

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      I think it was the i5 deal with two HDDs. One ssd another Sata. Thought that's a better deal

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      What's the screen's gamut like? Do you know if it covers roughly 60%, 80% or 100% of sRGB? Thanks.

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      What do you ok gaming? Please specify hd, full HD, 2k, 4K

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        As I said, Have been playing Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. All on full specs. There is also the 3dmark results link that I did which may assist.

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    How durable is Lenovo? I don't need to upgrade my surface book yet but this price is way too tempting, let alone using pre-tax dollars (perhaps double dip) and TRS.
    This machine could well be $600 after all that advantages taken into account.

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      Not as good as original IBM Thinkpad, but definitely better than Acer or even ASUS. Plus it's well documented (same as DELL) and spare parts are relatively easy to find.

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      Only the Thinkpad T, X and P series should be considered for reliability. The rest of lenovo's lineup are your typical planned obsolescence consumer products.
      People have a gripe against Lenovo's recent decisions regarding its latest T,X and P lineup: deleting the removable batteries, soldered ram on the X1 and USB-C dock instead of the earlier mechanical docks.

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    Small battery for such a thick and power hungry laptop.

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    Excellent price. If I was on the market I would jump on this. If you buy ensure you upgrade ram to 16GB and get the extra charger for $1.

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      If you get i5 $1300 all together with RAM and charger excluding another Hdd which they charge 1Tb for $129

  • +4 votes

    I have 6 laptops alrdy since visited OZbargain

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    Is the upgrade to i7 9750h and 16gb RAM worth it? Id be using the laptop to browse the net, assignments, watch youtube/netflix vidoes and light gaming.

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      16GB probably, i7 probably not…

      Ram tends to be an upgrade you'll use without realising, whereas I find you'd only really leverage the i7 over the i5 if you went out of your way to. If you have a flexible budget its probably worthwhile but otherwise the i5 should be fine.

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        You get an extra 2 cores with the i7 though. Depending on the software thats possibly worth the extra $100 IMO

        If anything 6C is definitely more 'future proof' than a 4C so if you get an extra year of use out of the laptop then that's money well spent in my books

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          Yeah, was my reasoning too. That, and RAM is something I could upgrade myself down the track.

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          Just not sure if you'd ever really need to upgrade due to lack of CPU performance if your workload is "browse the net, assignments, watch youtube/netflix vidoes and light gaming", I'd imagine you'd hit some other issue like battery degradation or general wear before that ever becomes an issue.

          It's also important to note its a 4C/8T i5 unlike previous gen's where they lacked hyperthreading. Even for tougher workloads like hardcore gaming, 4C/4T is still very viable, but probably coming to its EOL. I think 8 threads of performance is plenty for the next 4-5 years (particularly with the workload described). The i5-4690K is a 4C/4T chip that still battles away on heavier workloads, and that's a 5-year-old chip.

          Just my two cents. I still think an i7 is a nice to have rather than a must-have for future-proofing.

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        i7 I would buy just for that extra year I'd get out of it before getting a new laptop

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        If no gaming or video editing or any cup intensive tasks then i5 4 cores is plenty, plus less battery consumption so use longer

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    Is that Jedi addon still available for extra $1?
    Also how is this compare to the gaming version? It seems the Sata hdd is missing here

    So is the previous deal better or this one?

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/462689

    Just thinking previous deal had extra Hdd and free ram upgrade

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    Havent been a gamer for a long time… this is so enticing for my email and browser usage purposes…

    There is an option for a 5400 2.5 harddrive. I would rather put in another SDD, anyone done this them self, was it easy

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    Not sure if this is real or a scam but a Y530 for $120 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Lenovo-Legion-Y530-Laptop-Notebo...)

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    btw guys how to get 1299 it displays 1799

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    Spoke to live chat and cancelled my E585 order, they let me so do free of charge to upgrade to this.

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    How do the specs on this compare to a 1st gen X1 Extreme? And would this work well for CAD and occasional (non-professional) video editing? And finally, would the keyboard be as good or nearly as good as a ThinkPad?

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    Also does anybody know if purchases made through the education store will qualify for Shopback which is currently 12%?

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    What would be the ultra book equivalent of lenovo? Competing with the xps?

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