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ThinkPad E595 / 15.6" FHD / AMD Ryzen 5 3500U / 256GB SSD / 8GB RAM / $770 Shipped @ Lenovo

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Had lots of requests to bring this back. Again, not the lowest price ever, but pretty decent given the current climate. A great post and summary here by user zrmx. Feel free to customise at an additional cost. Apply eCoupon TA-595OZB at checkout for the discount. Call Lenovo's telesales number on 1300 557 073 (until 5:30PM weekdays) with any questions. Ends 11:59PM AEST 31/05/20, unless sold out or withdrawn prior.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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  • +15

    Forget about the Ryzen 3000 series.
    Get the Ryzen 4000 series instead. Much better and cheap as well

    • +6

      4000 series should be available in less than a month.

    • +1

      I just one from china for just over 800. Given this would take a while to ship as well you might as well wait for the 4000 series.

      • Won't the price be higher though when that is released?

      • how long it took for shipping?

    • Redmibook 13, 14, 16" are using AMD Ryzen 4000 :), good prices too. love the 16" with 12-hour battery life ^_^

    • They are still $1+k at the moment, also the E14 and E15 with Ryzen 4000 mobile chips are likely going to be single channel, so it'll have throttled performance =X

  • +1

    A great machine, I managed to buy the 14" model from the deal that was posted just before COVID-19. I'm pretty happy with my purchase.

    PS: The only little complaint I have is that it attracts fingermarks heavily.

    • +2

      Wash your hands regularly

  • I am so confused with Lenovo as they have lots and lots of varieties of laptop series. I am looking for a business laptop, which I am hoping to last at least 10 years to be capable of updating/upgrading software, mainly Windows and MS Office suites. Anyone can recommend which Lenovo laptop that will suit that please ? As we know that when Windows upgrading the series, it will require higher specs and memory space. Thanks

    • +5

      10 years is a bit of a stretch, even for a Mac. I've had Thinkpads which have run pretty rock solid for 3-4 years, before I myself decided to upgrade.

      • +2

        I'm at 7 years on my retina MBP. dual core i5 8GB and 512GB ssd. The CPU only feels slow if I do stuff like video encoding. For normal use it still feels fast.

      • +1

        If you have easily upgradeable parts you can get close. I had a Macbook Pro. Bought in 2011, bought a surface in 2018 to replace it, but gave the mac to my cousin. Simply replaced the hard drive with an SSD and added an extra stick of ram, and it's still running perfectly for his usage.

        Also just fixed my sisters HP laptop a couple months ago. She bought it in 2012, I just added a SSD to that, and upgraded the ram, and that's running perfectly too. I'm sure something will eventually go that isnt easily replaceable, but she'll probably last 10 years with.

      • +1

        Agree, I use ThinkPads at work and by 3 years they are feeling their age (the highest CPU usage for me is massive Excel spreadsheets).

        I think 4-5 years could be reasonable, but 10 years is almost impossible without hardware upgrades. The ThinkPads are great from a physical durability standpoint though.

        • Cheers. Probably different for Desktop. I have Dell XPS 8700 bought for around 10 years and still going strong without having to upgrade anything.

        • +4

          I have a 9 year old Lenovo Thinkpad W520. It's a i7 model with multi-threading, 16Gb RAM, 256Gb Crucial SSD and HD 1920x1080 screen. It's going strong after all those years and still looks like new. I use it on a daily basis. I use it as a desktop replacement.
          There is nothing out there that this laptop can't run, even the most demanding tasks like video encoding.

          • +1

            @vrsac: Me too, I have an 8 year old ThinkPad E430 with similar specs that I use as a desktop replacement - Core i7-3632QM with hyperthreading (4 cores / 8 threads), 16GB RAM and GeForce GT 635M for the occasional old game (useless for modern titles). It originally came with a 750GB SATA hard disk but swapped it out for a 1TB SATA Samsung EVO 860 a while back, and also turned the DVD drive into a SATA storage bay where I added an old 512GB SATA Samsung EVO 850 I sourced from an older PC. Also retrofitted it with 5GHz Wi-Fi 4/802.11n (was only offered with 2.4GHz Wi-Fi 4 when I bought it) and 3G connectivity - works good when the NBN goes down and on the odd occasion I take this on the road and don't have Wi-Fi (I'll tether to my phone if I really need 4G speeds, but 3G is good enough for light browsing). Only complaint is the 1366x768 HD TN screen, which apart from the low resolution and horrible colour rendition, is now showing quite a few backlight bleed spots on the screen, but I have a modern 28-inch LCD I use on the desk, so no problem really - I just use it as a low-grade secondary screen.

            I have about 20 Chrome windows open at any one time, each with 5-10 tabs in them. Also have 1-2 Excel spreadsheets open that I'm actively working in, along with Word documents opening and closing regularly as I work on copy-writing - this stuff is OneDrive syncing in the background all the time to my work's SharePoint account too. CPU usage goes up a lot for the OneDrive syncing that we do these days (cloud wasn't as pervasive back when this PC came out), but the E430 still gets the job done pretty well.

            I'm really amazed it's lasted this long. The only problem I've had in recent years is the plastic around the CPU heat exhaust vent cracking from the repeated thermal expansion and contraction (E-Series - cheap plastic casing after all). Only a minor issue though. I actually plan to keep this PC for maybe a few more years unless a really good deal comes out on something significantly better in the meantime, so I will probably hit the 10 year mark with it.

    • +2

      I wouldn't recommend anything given your hope that any laptop will last 10 years..

    • +3

      I am still using a T530 from 2012. Have upgraded hard drive and ram. It is fine for just doing office tasks and never had any problems with it.

    • 10 years - you mean durability wise, right? No laptop can give you 10 years of performance because Microsoft keeps shoving more and more bloat to Windows 10.

      If you meant durability, then only get ThinkPad T (or X series if you REALLY need an ultraportable) series laptops and Dell Latitude laptops - anything else is flimsy consumer plastic that is not built to last.

      • Thanks everyone for the feedback. I would reckon that Apple device is more longer lasting than Windows device due to the constant Windows update.

        • Depends how tech savvy you are. I have installed Win 10 LTSB in 2018 and turned off all updates. My laptop is as fast as it was brand new.
          But if you really need something that "just works", just overpay for Apple so you can avoid headaches in the future.

    • providing you do not care about VGA - hence business laptop, than almost any decent specs machine might last you 7-8 years or so, after that you might feel yourself that it is time to change. For CPU i5/i7/ryzen4000, 16gb RAM and/or upgradeable and upgradeable SSD, if business imho 256GB is enough but get 512GB so you dont have to upgrade that soon. If you are lucky these specs can start as little as $1000, maybe $1200. If you pay more than $1500, you are paying for VGA which is useless for business purposes. Good luck hunting :)

      • I don't mind paying between $1500-$2500. I don't quite get what do you refer as VGA ?

    • The weakest part would be battery, no chance they can live that long. T480 was last Lenovo with additional battery that potentially could be replaced, all business models after that have flat internal one. Also T-series is pretty mediocre quality wise for what Lenovo charging for them, so unless it's your corporate laptop and you get it for free I'd not be considering spending my own money.

      Hint: if you want to know what is going to break on your laptop search ebay for parts for that model. It's really enlightening what a crap Lenovo manages to sell for a very premium money.

  • +2

    The problem is lenovo is doing these deals with little/no inventory and often orders get shunted off to production in Shanghai. You may be lucky, but …. I'm still waiting from mid April.

    • Yeah as long as you go into the purchase knowing this, then it's fine. I'm happy to wait as I'm not in a rush.

    • Do have any ETA?

  • I can use one if it's 13 inch, 15 is too big to carry around.

  • lol… i added 8gb Ram and the 1tb HD and default price was $946.50. If i add coupon it increases to $964. Watch out if you are customising.

    • Tips and tricks to buying a TA Lenovo - TL;DR don't customise during the order, do it yourself afterwards.

      https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/454628

    • +1

      Do these upgrades yourself once you receive the laptop. Much cheaper.

  • Any indication of delivery date if order is placed today or tomorrow?

    • +1

      I ordered the same model about half a year ago and the delivery was about 4-5 weeks, I guess it was not AU stock

  • +1

    How does this compare to
    Dell Inspiron 14 3493 i5-1035G1 8GB RAM 256GB SSD $791.20

    • i5 is a little bit faster than Ryzen 5

    • Build quality and keyboard is much better on these. Performance is comparable on the CPU side with Intel ahead but not meaningfully, GPU is much faster here. The Dell will probably have better battery life, idk the specifics of the Dell but this ThinkPad has pretty average battery

      • Personally, I think the build quality on the Dell is better. The keyboards on both are nice

      • But i think dell display sucks. Not IPS display

    • Got a link for that Dell please?

  • +5

    Can not wait to see the 4000 series HS models. Goodbye $3800 macbook hello $1500 Linux beast.

    • +1

      Won’t that mean you spent $5300 instead of $3800? Guess you gotta spend money to make money.

      • Gotta spend money to make money for Apple that is. I’ll happily get a well made Laptop with a high end Ryzen. Bring. It. On!

  • -1

    Any cb on T14?

  • +3

    Because this charges thru the type c connector, what happens if I connect a type c monitor to that connector? Do the Dell type c monitors charge the laptop & receive video signals thru that same connector? Or will I require a type c hub?

  • +1

    Cmon lenovo, drop a decent x1 carbon deal and I'll order one!

  • What "Non-backlit (English)" means? Non-backlit only English(alphabet) keys??

  • +1

    Nice to see that they are now outfitting this model with the Intel Wireless AC 9260 wifi card. Previous deals had the Realtek wifi module which many users complained about.

  • Apologies in advance if this is not the right spot for this question.

    I got this unit from a previous sale last month and so far it's lived up to expectations.

    Just a small observation is I can hear some very subtle "scratchy" type some from the left hand size of the laptop - kinda under where the Tab, Caps Lock buttons on the keyboard are.

    Certainly much quieter than the hard disk type of "scratchy" but wondering if this is normal ?

    • That would be closer to where the fan is than where the hard drive is.
      Not saying it is a fan noise problem.

      I haven't had any sounds come out of the 2 I have (minus normal fan noise)

      • Thanks. I'll get in touch with Lenovo

  • Really love this rock solid laptop~~bought a T470 4 years ago and now with p53~~~really satified with its durability and extension ability

    • You mean p53 is not as good?

      • nah i mean p53 is really good,

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