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ThinkPad E595 / 15.6" FHD / AMD Ryzen 5 3500U / 256GB SSD / 8GB RAM / $755 Shipped @ Lenovo

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TA-DAD595

Here's the popular E595 for those that have been PM'ing me to bring it back. Apply coupon TA-DAD595 at checkout for the discount. Call Lenovo's telesales number on 1300 557 073 (until 5:30pm weekdays) with any questions. Ends 11:59pm August 25, unless sold out or withdrawn prior.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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  • +3 votes

    I know this is so popular and probably has many advantages, but are there any disadvantages I need to know?

    • +8 votes

      It's large and heavy. My E570 is great as a desktop replacement that rarely leaves home though.

      • +3 votes

        And a large-ish bottom bezel.

    • +17 votes

      It's not free.

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      Need to know what is your purpose, you know the old saying "fit for the purpose".
      Also see Wally's question below about Integrated Graphics.

    • +4 votes

      Average, dim IPS screen

      • +1 vote

        Can you suggest a laptop with better screen same specs at that price?

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        Is 250 nits dim? What's a good spec?

    • +5 votes

      Non-backlit keyboard

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        What's the advantage of a backlit keyboard? Surely just a small aesthetics thing?

        • +1 vote

          Super useful for using in the dark or low light. Otherwise you end up having to squint and use the screen as a light. It's a luxury sure, but a useful feature

          I say this as someone who can type fine without looking, but as a programmer you need to use the F keys and the difference between their assigned functions is important

          • +4 votes

            @MikeWhitneysHair: I see no backlit as a nice reminder that I need to turn on the light to protect my eyes.

      • +1 vote

        Can you suggest a laptop with backlit keyboard same specs at that price?

    • +5 votes

      Not enough USB-C port. 1x for charging
      Below-average battery life
      Thermal throttling issue
      Overheating issue
      Lack of Linux support

      • +2 votes

        Obviously Linux is pretty broad but cannocial note the T495 is supported, the real question is the wifi card I imagine.
        https://certification.ubuntu.com/hardware/201905-27049/

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          okay…. I've got a lenovo-v330 that has RT8822BE built in (the machine is also from a bargain deal here. thanks TA for that!) and it didn't work with Ubuntu 16.04 when I first installed it, because that dist has a very old kernel

          what I did was to use a network cable to upgrade linux kernel to 4.14 and the issue is resolved. So I can confirm RT8822BE is not an issue for ubuntu

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        I don't think these have issues with thermals.
        My E485 didn't and this is straight better

        The Intel versions have had thermal issues. Dunno if they still do.

    • +2 votes

      wifi has problem, it uses realtek RT8822BE card.

      • +6 votes

        Realtek RT8822BE is just so garbage in my e495.

        Had to replace it with an Intel 9260AC because it was giving me insane ping spikes in games, made YouTube videos cut out for minutes and isn't smooth at downloading (basically keeps failing).

        Best $18 I ever spent.

        https://umart.com.au/Intel-Wireless-AC-9260_44154G.html

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          thank you very much, install and work perfectly first time from booting, and no coil whine noise.
          thinkpad e595 ryzen 5 3500u

      • +1 vote

        I'm leaving this for future purchasers. I'm happy with my computer but the WiFi wouldn't stay connected for more than a minute, as others have said and is represented all over the internet.

        Put an Intel in today and all fixed. I don't know what percentage of the Realtek cards are bad but you must assume you will have to spend $30 on a replacement.

        Easy to fit, and pop another 8gb of ram in while you're at it.

        Still a good deal, but beware.

        I don't know how Lenovo keep shipping this rubbish

    • +3 votes

      It's not winning any beauty contests.

    • +1 vote

      Not better than devices that are 1.5-2X more expensive

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      1. Oled instead of IPS
      2. Longer battery life
      3. Smaller/lighter
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    Does this work on any others?

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    is this cpu comparable to i5-8265U or i5-8250U?

    • -1 vote

      Yes. The i5 is about 7% faster.

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      https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-8250U-vs...

      i5 suppsoedbly between 5-10% quicker - real-life application and usage may vary. Cores/thread/cache/clock very similar, Ryzen has newer tech, and definitely a better integrated GPU. Unless the laptops come with discrete cards, pick the ryzen. Laptop performance itself varies depending on RAM, HDD/SSD, OS etc.

      EDIT: Ryzen 3's Vega 8 graphics exceeds i5 HD 620 graphics perfomance up to 73%

      • +6 votes

        CPU bench is pretty useless. And the performance of these is very dependant on the individual laptop and how it throttles.

        The Ryzen 5 595 is faster than the i5 590, and even faster than the i7 version over a sustained load

        https://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-strikes-back-Ryzen-5-3500U...

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          not entirely useless, a comparison nonetheless but very uncontrolled (cause user submitted). Hence why I'd said "real-life application and usage may vary…Laptop performance itself varies depending on RAM, HDD/SSD, OS etc."

  • +1 vote

    Thanks DAD!

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    How's the battery life ?

    • +1 vote

      Roughly 5 hours web browsing on the last gen(2nd), base off the 10-15% efficiency gain in 3rd compare to 2nd I would say 5.5-6 hours. Is not the best out there.

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        that's pretty crap…

        That's just marginally better than their Legion counterpart (4 hr+ of mixed use, at best)

      • +1 vote

        After placing the order all of you are making negative comments, Now how do I cancel? Lenovo is pretty bad when it comes to refunds.

  • +1 vote

    So no GPU .. will integrated graphics allow some level of gaming?

    • +3 votes

      It has a radeon vega igpu, which from all reports I've seen is somewhere around MX150 levels. So some level of gaming, yeah, you're not gonna be playing at full resolution with details though!

    • +4 votes

      Yes it has a Vega 8, not too bad and heaps better than Intel integrated.

      • +2 votes

        Yeah for sure, I just picked up an x395 because the Radeon platform seemed a nicer balance of performance between GPU and CPU vs the Intel platform with the weaker iGPU.

    • +1 vote

      I had a quick look here which gives a fairly loose guideline on FPS (benchmarks are used on a variety of different laptops with RX Vega 8's, but some will have different CPU's).

      You're in luck if you're a big Farming Simulator fan.

    • +1 vote

      some level of gaming

      maybe at lowest setting…

      For titles like Overwatch, Dota, you could probably turn it up a notch or two in the settings but do not expect much.

  • +1 vote

    Can't complain the price, but HDMI 1.4B, Ahhhh….

  • +3 votes

    If they can do a 495 I'm in!

  • +2 votes

    Would love a deal on the E495 as 15.6" is huge…but I've already posted that in the old E495 thread so I'll just keep quiet…!

  • +2 votes

    Hi TA
    Please bring deal for 14”

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    Im looking for the i7 if possible? Thanks TA!

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    Does PCIe SSD = NVMe SSD?

    • +2 votes

      Yes it does.

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    Hi TA, are all the deals will be custom-production only? seems they take 3-4weeks to ship. Any chance for the ones premade?

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    Trying to find something around $600 for mum if anybody has any ideas

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      something

      as in laptop? or just electronic devices in general?

      Maybe an iPad? Use UniDays for 10% discount
      600 could get you any consumer headphones/speakers on the market.
      Perhaps a GoPro? 289-319 for Silver.

      But ngl, 600AUD is a stretch for a laptop. Probably go for one of those cheapo Lenovo laptops. Ideapad S145 iirc is only 500AUD on Harvey, maybe you can find it for way cheaper.

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        Yeah I've been hoping to find a great deal for a laptop around 600~ for a laptop but I'm really struggling, it doesn't need to do much outside of web browsing / youtube / facebook but it'd be nice if it did it smoothly for a few years. Might have to consider asking her if she's adverse to a desktop setup cause I can get one of those $250 4th gen i5 machines and it'll probably be fine for another 10 years.

        • +1 vote

          Chromebook.

      • +1 vote

        Check my reply, I found a good one last night :)

    • +1 vote

      There is one on sale for $611 I was looking at last night, should be perfect. It's got 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM & a 15.6" FHD screen — https://www.lenovo.com/au/en/laptops/ideapad/ideapad-l-serie... (scroll to bottom of the page to buy it)

      Processor in it is an 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8145U which isn't going to be a huge performance king or anything but for web surfing and general computing it's more than enough. Leagues above the crappy celerons you normally get at this pricepoint.

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        TN screen though

        • +1 vote

          Fine for web browsing/youtube/facebook which is what the recommendation is for.

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      it was under $700 last time with 12% cashback

  • +2 votes

    I struggled so much last time on whether to buy it or not…

    and you bring it back again….

    but after I realized the 12% cashback is gone, I feel so much better!

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    Is the graphic card upgrabable?

    • +1 vote

      Nope and in laptops they're almost always not easily replaceable.

  • +1 vote

    Laptop purchased and CashRewards tracked within a few minutes!

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    Which RAM module does it come with?
    Thinking to get another stick.

  • +1 vote

    For people who want to upgrade the SSD to 516GB, the current deal with 14% cash back seems to be cheaper than this expired deal TA-DAD595.
    It also includes the first hard drive 1TB HDD with 516GB SSD. The previous deal only had SSD.
    https://www.lenovo.com/au/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-edge/...
    I'm I missing something? If not, I'm going to cancel my previous order and repurchase with the new deal.

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      How to get the 14% cash back

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        I believe you can get 14% cash back using ShopBack at the moment