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ThinkPad E595 / 15.6" FHD / AMD Ryzen 5 3500U / 256GB SSD / 8GB RAM / $727 Shipped @ Lenovo

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First of some hot Lenovo offers for Black Friday / Cyber Monday. And 3 year on-site warranty is 50% off for this promo ($135 extra). Apply eCoupon TA-BLACK595 at checkout for the discount. Call Lenovo's telesales number on 1300 557 073 (until 5:30pm weekdays) with any questions. Ends 11:59pm AEDT Dec 5, unless sold out or withdrawn prior.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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  • +1 vote

    First of some hot Lenovo offers for Black Friday / Cyber Monday
    yeay!

  • +9 votes

    Hoping there's an E495 offer again!

    I got one last time, and it's an excellent machine. Looking to grab one for a Christmas present.

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    Surely there's nothing out there with these specs sub-$800..

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    Crazy cheap.

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    I am looking for an E495 or E490 offer.

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    Where does the 3500 sit in terms of the intel mobile cpus?

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    How does this compare against the Dell Vostro 3000 deal from a few days ago? Guessing the processor and screen are better on the Dell looking at the specs…

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    what is its dell equivalent?

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    I ordered one of these on the deal a few weeks ago. With an extra 8gb RAM and a 512gb NVMe, this is an excellent laptop for around $1,000.

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      $255 more for $60 extra RAM and a $100 SSD ($40 upgrade on the existing) is pretty poor value though.

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    What's the comparable Intel processor for AMD Ryzen 5 3500U?

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    Wondering if the extra $200 to upgrade it to AMD Ryzen 7 is worth it..

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    Is part of that 8gb shared with the gpu?

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    Nice deals for friday

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    Would this be a decent laptop for a child needing one for beginning highschool next year? School state Intel but everything else seems fine.

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      Most likely too heavy and bulky. Look for smaller and lighter.

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        Bought one for my kid starting next year. She's just going to have to toughen up and carry the extra 300g :). School recommendation was also Intel CPU/wifi, wifi I can swap if necessary but I doubt it will be a problem. Compared to the junk they're peddling at the recommended supplier (7th gen i3s/i5s with 4GB soldered RAM) this thing is a tiny god. Got an extra 8GB from MSY to go in it to get the second channel going so it should see out 5 years of high school, maybe with a new battery in the middle.

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          Agree that 2.1Kg is not heavy for a 15.6" size screen laptop and having that nice big screen and a full set of ports certainly has it's benefits. I also prefer using my 15.6" laptop most of the time over my smaller lighter models most of the time, taking it with me in a bag but mainly only to my car and not walking too far with it.

          When I got a Asus 15'6" four years ago that was 2Kg I was really happy as my older models were 2.5Kg and more, so this then felt really light to use and move around.

          Some people are stronger or tougher than others, and people have varying budgets so keep that in mind. What works for you and your daughter might not be preferable for others.

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      I own this and I think it would be a bit heavy to take to and from school unfortunately.

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      Yeah as the other comments say, go for something at least 1.4kg or lower and around 13-14 inches big.

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      In the same situation and waiting for E4** 14" screen deals to appear. Just trying to decide whether to go with the Intel or maybe AMD option as our school didn't specify…..

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      Unless if the school is planning on some remote access or intel vPro usage scenarios, AMD should be fine. Did the school state a reason why?

  • +2 votes

    Bought this in a TA deal about a month ago. Got it for personal use, not a computer person at all, and I've found it's great to use. Haven't had any issues at all with Wifi other than the slow speeds by my ISP. The bezel at the bottom is honestly not noticeable at all when using it. I like the size and numpad of the 595 and it doesn't feel "too big" as a laptop - worth the upgrade over 495 for screen real estate for me, as I don't need to move it around too much. This is my first Thinkpad and I like the convenience of the trackpoint when I'm typing, even though I have a mouse and the trackpad also works fine. The red light on the Thinkpad logo behind the screen is also a nice touch! Sometimes I do feel like the screen could be brighter when I'm watching a show but it might be the show itself as I don't always have this issue - I do tend to keep my screens on full brightness so that might be why.

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      The only thing I am disappointed with my e495 is the screen brightness. Basically I need it at ~maximum to work comfortably, which isn't good for battery life.

      This is after coming from a horrifically bad TN panel on a t430, which I now find the brightness of to be more practical.

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      Got the laptop on the previous TA deal too. I think the screen can go more brighter, but hey, for a laptop at that price it's quite fair (I guess?). Just got it about 1 hr ago. Noticed about drop outs on Wi-Fi too. I think from memory, other owners got it replaced?

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    Dear TA,

    Is there a possibility you may be able to get the upgrades half price as well?

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    How long can this machine go until we need to plug? What is the battery life if anyone is using this?

  • +5 votes

    I upgraded to 16Gb RAM, 512 SSD HHD plus 3Y onsite warranty for $1071.96 using SNEAKPEEK.
    if you use TA-BLACK595 will add $44 more.

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    Any deal on 2-in-1 Lenovo 14" with Ryzen 5 3500U processors please?

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    Guys hoping you can help. i've since moved to singapore and i'm trying to get the same deal but when i compare the specs.. some are different.. do they matter?

    Namely: Memory (AU)8GBx1 DDR4-2400 DIMM (SG) 4GB DDR4 2400MHz SoDIMM
    Hard Drive (AU) none (SG) 500GB Hard Drive, 7200RPM, 2.5", 7mm
    2nd Hard Drive (AU) 256GB SSD M.2 2242 PCIe NVMe (SG) None

    https://www.lenovo.com/sg/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-e-ser...

    Otherwise if anyone can point me to the same version on the SG site i'd be greatly appreciative.. im terrible at tech but promised the wife a new laptop!

  • +3 votes

    Would love backlit keyboard, but not configurable. Bugger.

  • +8 votes

    TA can we have a 11% cashback like the last deal?

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    8GBx1 DDR4-2400 DIMM :( will make iGPU cry

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    I got the e495 on a previous deal. I did a test via HDMI on a work monitor, and was surprised to get 4k@60htz (maybe it was 59hz). It's not supposed to be possible as far as my research goes for this laptop, hdmi 1.4, etc. I didn't test it for long, only a few minutes, but it seemed stable. Weird huh? Anyone using e495 or e595 to drive a 4k@60htz external monitor over hdmi daily?

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      HDMI 2.0 supports 4k 60Hz from around 3 years ago with the first AMD RX460 series and up along with NVIDIA GT1030 series and up

      Nothing special to see a 2019 CPU-IGPU doing it in 2019

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    Can this laptop play GTA V on good graphics and smooth framerate?

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    I am after this deal but need a Backlight Keyboard.

    Is there any chance?

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    Any chance of a x395 deal too?

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    Do not trust lenovo cashback. I bought lenovo laptop on 12 Nov because of 14% cashback from shopback. But they rejected my cashback and they claimed that was not attributed to ShopBack. I even have a proof that I click from shopback and took me to their website since I prints screen upon purchased. I should believe other people reviews. I cannot believe I bought laptop from cheater.

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      Did you use a code, and what was the code?

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      I've used shopback 2 times for Groupon and website registration purchases. Both times didn't get tracked. I wouldn't blame Lenovo just for that. 0/2 for me on shopback.

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    Don’t believe the discount too. Better buy in local store at least more trustworthy

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    Just ordered one! Thanks OP.

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    Cheapest it's been I think.

    The weight won't bother me, I intend to use this as my PC at home not carrying it around.

    So I was thinking of just plugging it to the power outlet 24 hrs a day.

    Do you guys think it's okay long term?

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    For those subscribed, the E495 is now available for $711

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/500783

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    anything good i can buy for under $500 ? its for my dad for basic browsing but dont want to buy a POS

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    What's the difference between the two types of SSD available in the customisation?
    - M.2 2280, PCIe-NVMe, TLC
    - M.2 2242 PCIe NVMe

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      Yeah I'm wondering that too. Got my cart ready to order.

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      Triple-level cell
      A Triple Level Cell (TLC) is a type of NAND flash memory that stores three bits of information per cell. Toshiba introduced memory with triple-level cells in 2009.[19]

      Samsung announced a type of NAND flash that stores three bits of information per cell, with eight total voltage states, coining the term "Triple Level Cell" ("TLC"). Samsung Electronics began mass-producing it in 2010,[20] and it was first seen in Samsung's 840 Series SSDs.[21] Samsung refers to this technology as 3-bit MLC. The negative aspects of MLC are amplified with TLC, but TLC benefits from still higher storage density and lower cost.[22]

      In 2013, Samsung introduced V-NAND (Vertical NAND, also known as 3D NAND) with triple-level cells, which had a memory capacity of 128 Gb.[23] They expanded their TLC V-NAND technology to 256 Gb memory in 2015,[20] and 512 Gb in 2017.[24]

      From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-level_cell

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      Not knowing but about to pull the pin, this is what my quick research found:
      * 2280 is bigger & therefore has better heat dissipation (plus normally better speed).
      * TLC is the cheapest SSD, and consumer only.
      So my plan is to go with the default 2242.

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        After I ordered, the Order Status page includes in the System Details: 256GB M.2 2242 NVMe TLC
        So it looks like both are TLC & the only difference is 2242 vs 2280. So if I got to choose again, I'd go for the 2280.

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    Is this deal not working anymore? THe coupon for the E495 is working but not this one :(

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    @tightarse , code doesnt seem to be working for E595

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    OMG.. I have been reading up laptops for my son and I still have no idea. He plays Roblox and other games such as this and we want to buy him a new laptop for Xmas as he keeps saying that his current laptop keeps lagging :(. He Doesn't want a desktop and I want to get him something under 1K. Would this be a good fit and would there be any recommended upgrades Ie RAM or SSD - thanks

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    Thanks TA, bought one.

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    Hey, does anyone know the CAS Latency on the one 8gb 2400 ram stick you get?
    Also I've heard people state the ram sticks that come with this model are actually 2666MHz that run at 2400MHz.

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