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ThinkPad E595 / 15.6" FHD / AMD Ryzen 5 3500U / 256GB SSD / 8GB RAM / $722 Shipped @ Lenovo

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TA-SPICY595

The popular E595 is back. Great user experience & summary here by member ShipShapeRC for those interested. Feel free to customise at an additional cost. Apply eCoupon TA-SPICY595 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 Ends 11:59PM AEDT 06/02/20, unless sold out or withdrawn prior. Enjoy :)

The E495 is still available here for $707 (offer extended to 06/02/20).

  • 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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  • I literally bought the E495 from the other deal late last night.

    Is the only real difference between the two, the screen size and the number pad?

    • Yes, that's my understanding, screen size and number pad, oh and a smaller "chin" under the screen on the E595, which some seem to find objectionable on the E495.

      • +1

        Thanks for that. I as able to cancel the E495 and order the E595.

        Thanks to TA as well.

  • Thanks TA! Any deals on the 3 year nbd warranty like last time?

  • +2

    Needs 16GB RAM

  • Thanks TA for the great deal. I'v got myself one finally.

  • How does this compare with : https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/510431
    I can't seem to make up my mind

    • +3

      The HP may have better battery life, but in pretty much every other way the E595 is better I'd say.

      • The R5 3500u is about the same, performance wise, as the i5-8265U, but graphics wise, the VEGA 8 part of the 3500u stomps all over the UHD Graphics 620 in the 8265U.

      • Storage wise, they both have a 256GB NVMe drive, BUT the E5995 has a provision for adding a 2.5" SATA SSD or HDD, so it can have much more storage.

      • Connectivity, the E595 has an extra USB port. Also, the E595 has a full USB type C interface, while the HP only enables that for data transfer. If you have any other devices that use USB type C for power (phone, Nintendo switch), you can use the power brick for the laptop to also charge these devices, and you can use these other devices to charge the laptop slightly in a pinch. Also, you can use it to connect other devices, such as your phone, a monitor, or all sorts of other things. The HP can do almost none of this.

      • RAM, the HP doesn't appear to have user upgradable or replaceable RAM, the E595 comes with a 8GB RAM stick and an empty RAM slot for adding more RAM. 8GB may seem like enough now, but in a year or two, it may not be.

      • Size and weight. The HP is smaller and lighter, but that of course means that it has a much smaller screen.

      I'd get the E595 personally, as it's also nice and easy to upgrade the RAM. The only real downside is that if you use the wifi, you'll want to replace the wifi/bluetooth card with a Intel 9260 Wireless-AC for $25 and add another 8GB RAM for $55 and it should give you many years of faithful service.

      • +1

        Hi Tassie Tiger,

        I ended up ordering the E495. Does your comment about the Wifi card for the E595 apply to the E495 as well? If so, is the 9260 whitelisted in the bios? In my old X230 almost no cards are whitelisted.

        • Hi cv05,

          Yes, the E495 and E595 use the same card for bluetooth and wifi. You may be lucky, some people seem to have no trouble with what it comes with, but if you do have trouble with Wifi, that card absolutely fixes it. Lenovo no longer have a blacklist or whitelist for wifi cards, so this one works without any trouble.

      • +1

        Awesome write up! Thank you!

  • Is it cheaper to upgrade the ram myself? And how much of a saving you reckon that would be?

    • +1

      another 8GB stick is around $50aud. 16GB around $100aud.

      • +1

        Is it easy for me to do it myself?

        • +1

          Yes, very easy. I'll copy and paste from a comment I left earlier about this for you…

          Much cheaper to DIY a RAM upgrade, and that doesn't affect warranty. It's also not difficult to do. All the screws holding the bottom cover on are small captive Phillips heads, so you don't need to worry about losing them. Once they're all undone, a spudger or guitar pick between the plastic bottom cover and the metal top cover to separate the two halves along both sides and along the bottom and it comes off relatively easily. Once the bottom over is off, the RAM is easily accessible, as is the NVMe drive and the 2.5" SATA drive bay.

          Here's a picture of inside mine, with extra RAM added and a Seagate Barracuda SSD (which I do not recommend, as this isn't compatible with the E595 at this time): Inside my E595

  • can someone tell me please me why it says "no" in hard drive section of specs

    • I think if u scroll down it is shown as hdd2?

    • Because that is referring to a spinning platter hard disk drive in the internal 2.5" SATA drive bay. It comes with a 256GB NVMe M.2 SSD, but there is nothing in the 2.5" drive bay, which you can put a 2.5" HDD or SSD into to add more storage without disturbing your main storage.

  • Does anyone know how long it takes for shipping? ordered on Friday and order shows no progress. I am in Geelong.TIA

    • +1

      if you log in and look at your order details, there should be a line item called "Delivery days:". mine says ships in 6-9 biz days" for a default non-customize base unit order. For a customized order, then it will state longer like 10-14 biz days before it will ship from china.

    • +1

      When I ordered before Xmas & was in the same boat as you (time from order & assume a base unit), this is what I got from chat:

      …Ships in 6-9 business days and delivery may take 3-5 business days from the date of shipping.

      So worst case it can take 3 weeks (21 days) :-(

      Regarding the "Expected to Ship" date on the order status page:

      …will be updated after 3-5 business days from the date of order being placed.

      • hmmm..so how long in total days did it take for your order to arrive finally? (granted a part of the delay could be attributed to the xmas peak shipping period…

        lenovo's order process / status reporting really needs an upgrade in today's orders fulfillment standards….or are fulfillment processes in the pc competitive landscape all similar standards, i wonder. just too used to shopping at amazon lol

        • I ordered on the 29th Nov, and it arrived on the 11th Dec, so under 2 weeks & was 8 business days. BTW, it arrived in Australia on the 9th (so 2 days to separate the shipment & send my box via DHL). Most of it is probably building/finishing it in China, I'm guessing.

          • @BlueMM: Thanks for the info. so i guess the probability of avoiding shipping from china even for non-customized base units will be slim. good game lol

  • I know this expires today but given the delay in shipping (at least 6 weeks from CS), how likely will we see a deal like this again come a month or so? Could you do a similar/same coupon code price when the shipping dust settles? @tightarse

  • How's the linux support?

  • Has anyone had any progress on their order?

    • was also abt to ask that here. i ordered on monday 3 feb and still no updates in expected delivery to date. really trashy fulfillment process.

      • You won't have these delivered for at least another 4-5 weeks due to Corona.. I didn't bother ordering as they take your money pretty much straight away.

        • a new order today reflects shipping estimate of 10-14 biz days for a non-customized default order. Compared to 6-9 days for a week ago. lets see if earlier orders will start to ship sometime next week. https://ibb.co/gPBv5mT

        • According to them, money is take out once the order is shipped

          • @RSmith: According to my CSR:

            Visitor (22:20:15 GMT) : when will payment be taken when i order?
            Nick (22:20:38 GMT) : It will be taken in 2-5 business days

            • @dingdong3000: For my inital 1st order, i charged the purchase via paypal. On paypal, it reflected "temporary authorizsation" of the amount hitting my debit card. When i cancelled that order 1 biz day later, it took another 6 days for the amt to return or "refund" to my debit balance. am guessing for cancellations, lenovo simply lets the temp authorization on that amount expire after a week -> which seems to indicate they don't take the actual funds payment until they actually ship out the item.

            • @dingdong3000: I could have sworn that payment was taken when I ordered, now I've just noticed today my credit card is in credit by the same amount as the laptop, as though they charged it then gave it back??? I haven't cancelled my order

    • Shipped today ex Shanghai. Custom build ordered on 31st January.

      Progress!

      • Yay!!! Hope you get it soon.

  • Just talked to Lenovo… Please don't expect delivery before mid March.

  • FYI … After no action at all since ordering, my Order Status page has been updated to expected to ship 20/2/20 and arrive by 3/2/20. I ordered on 1/2/20. I hope that these dates happen :-)

    • same dates for me as well. mine was ordered on 2 feb. cant believe it takes more than 10 days for delivery via dhl…..

  • Anyone in Adelaide interested in buying the 8GB RAM that came with the laptop?
    I upgraded as per FriendlyTassieTigers suggestion so would be happy to sell

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