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Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5, 14" (AMD Ryzen 7 4800U/ 16GB DDR4/ 512GB SSD PCIe NVMe) $1,459 Delivered @ Lenovo Edu Store (EDU Email)

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The AMD Ryzen 7 4800U is finally here @ Lenovo which blows away recent Intel U series processors (https://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Ryzen-7-4800U-in-Lenovo-Yo...).
According to CPU Benchmarks, it is now the fastest CPU among Top 10 Common Laptop CPUs (https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=AMD+Ryzen+7+4800U&i...).

Customize the IdeaPad Slim 5, 14" with AMD Ryzen 7 4800 U, 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD at the price of $1,459 at Lenovo Education store (.edu email is required).

  • Processor : AMD Ryzen 7 4800U (8C / 16T, 1.8 / 4.2GHz, 4MB L2 / 8MB L3)
  • Operating System : Windows 10 Home 64
  • Operating System Language : Windows 10 Home 64 English
  • Memory : 16GB Soldered DDR4-3200
  • Hard Drive : 512GB SSD M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe
  • Display : 14" FHD (1920x1080) IPS 300nits Anti-glare
  • Graphics : Integrated AMD Radeon Graphics
  • Keyboard : Backlit, English
  • Camera : 720p
  • Palmrest : PC/ABS
  • Surface Treatment : Anodizing
  • Fingerprint Reader : Touch Style
  • Battery : Integrated 57Wh
  • Power Cord : 65W Wall Mount Round Tip
  • Wireless : 11ax, 2x2 + BT5.0
  • Warranty : 1 Year Depot

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  • I'd need to borrow an edu email

    • You can buy one eBay for $2

      • Cheapest I see is $4.46?

    • Sign up for a free tafe course. You should get an edu email adress when u sign up.

      • Thanks buddy

  • +13

    IdeaPad Slim 5 14" 81YMCTO1WW can still be had for $1,148.00 which is great value

    AMD Ryzen 5 4500U (6C / 6T, 2.3 / 4.0GHz, 3MB L2 / 8MB L3)
    16GB Soldered DDR4-3200
    512GB SSD M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe

    • +7

      Yeah I think this is better for 90% of folks, the 6 core is still very fast.

      • Thinking of getting a new laptop for my wife. Main uses would be streaming Netflix etc. and a bit of light gaming (i.e. the Sims 4).

        Any idea if the difference between the Vega 6 in the 4500U and the Vega 8 in the 4800U would be noticeable? Or if either of them would even be sufficient?

        • +2

          Vega 8 is faster but both are terrible for gaming, The Sims or League of Legends is about the limit.

          • +4

            @Merlict: That's pretty subjective. Not everyone wants to run AAA titles at ultra settings. If you want to look at gaming performance of the 4000 series APU, look up the Tech Epiphany channel on YouTube. He has plenty of comparisons with the new 4000 series processor. Vega is a lot faster than any Intel Graphics.

        • +3

          I'm able to run sims4 on the i5-8265 at reasonable pace.

          I would think either AMD solution would be faster but the Vega 8 is more future proof or if she wants better graphics settings. GTA5 perhaps?

          • @Joxer: Thanks. Not too fussed about graphics settings as long as it's reasonable, but the Sims seems to need more grunt than you'd expect, especially with the newer expansions.

            Might go for discrete graphics just to be safe.

  • +1

    Any good 17.3 laptop suggestions around $1000? Difficult to find a good one nowadays.

  • Not sure if comparing apples to apples but This OR
    Lenovo Yoga C740 i7-10510U 16GB RAM 512GB SSD 14-Inch FHD Touchscreen Laptop, Iron Grey, 81TC0026AU $1498

    Thanks

    • +2

      They're not that different really. You're choosing between better performance here vs touchscreen with pen on the Yoga.

  • Thanks Merlict for a precise an accurate response

  • +2

    I am not familiar with Lenove.

    Could someone tell me how good this ideaPad compare to T (business?), E, C (yoga) categories in term of build quality, performance etc?

    I am looking one for programming, running virtualbox, light photo editing.

    Thanks in advance.

    • +2

      Thinkpads are generally more business focussed. So you get better build quality, slightly more premium components and usually better durability and longevity compared to ideapads

  • +1

    Is the RAM dual channel or single channel?

    Also how does the IdeaPad Slim compare to OzBargain's favourite laptop, the Thinkpad E595?

    • +1

      dual channel

  • Can't find the 4800U variant in store at the moment?

    edit: whoops don't worry just saw it

  • +1

    Are there new lenovos being announced in june? New thinkpads?? Will this compare?

    • Yeah Thinkpads with these new chips already announced.

      They're better but more expensive, only you can decide if the features and build quality are worth it.

  • Hey guys whats the consensus on 4500u vs 4800u? I cant seem to find any benchmarks of the two online

    • +1

      Depending on usage scenarios. Look up Tech Epiphany on YouTube he has plenty of 4000 series comparison. Mainly gaming but there are videos where he runs all the benchmark tests.
      Just ask yourself if you have productivity applications which will use the 8 cores and 16 threads of the 4800u.

      • Legend, I'm thinking 4800u is probably worth it, igpu is substationally higher. On paper its 1.79 vs 1.15 TFLOps (what that amounts to in real world performance who knows though).

  • Wonder if the primary school students address [email protected] addresses will work?
    It works with Adobe and Microsoft

  • Great laptop, too bad the screens colour accuracy in very average.

    • Not the brightest screen either, but still seems pretty good bang for buck here

  • +5

    Nice to see some more Ryzen 4000 series deals. Tempting, but I'll wait for 4000 deals on Thinkpads.

    • +2

      Yeah so tempting, but I think I will wait till EOFY or Year-end.

  • +1

    Don't these Ryzens get a significant improvement from dual channel memory? I assume this is 8GB x 2 because 16GB x 1 would be silly wouldn't it? Bad enough that it's soldered.

  • Would there be any other downside besides storage space to getting the 256gb ssd instead of the 512gb? I don't store a lot on my laptop

    • +1

      Smaller NVME storage drives tend to have slightly slower read/write specs.
      In this instance I can't be sure unless someone has tested it.

    • +1

      The ssd is user upgradable if you want a bigger drive down the line.

      • +1

        Just read the reviews again, not only you will be able to replace the ssd, there is even an empty second m.2 slot. Although it is in the unusual 2242 length.

  • Is this Ideapad Slim 5, the 500 series? Been googling to try and understand the Lenovo system

    • Pretty sure it isn't as the s540 also sells in Oz

  • I want Lenovo Slim 15 with 16Gb, but sadly this configuration is not available under the EDU deal. Hoping for a big discount at EOYF sale

  • +1

    I ordered one of these on 4th June, with an advertised delivery time of 10-15 business days. Delivery has now blown out to 21st July.

    • They must be struggling to meet demand. What's being advertised is "shipping time" instead of delivery time, meaning when the item is "shipped", it has been dispatched by the warehouse. The delivery might then have some delays due to covid. I ordered one with the Ryzen 7 4700U on 11th June with the same advertised 10-15 days shipping time. The order status now says "expected to ship" 30th June, and "expected to arrive" 15th July (probably going to be delayed further).

    • Did they end up posting your item sooner? I just bought a lenovo laptop and I was wondering what the delivery time frames are like. Thanks

      • They ended up shipping/dispatching mine on 29th June and its still in transit now, so hopefully it will arrive before 15th July.

  • +1

    What do Lenovo EOFY sales usually look like ? Do they get any better than 15% for Ideapads usually?

    • 20% discount at the moment. Note though there is 6-8 week product delay. I purchased today for $1279 (+1tb hdd $99, and battery 2 yr warranty $39)
      They polled a $1, ….. and then took the funds. But in doing so they kind of breach their own terms of service, as its only suppose to take the funds when they have shipped the product; but obviously this purchase is for EOFY. The invoice is apparently generated at shipping, this allows them to reneg, if parts are unavailable. So buy, only if your don't need the gear straight away.
      Once you buy, you receive a 10% coupon code through your email for your next purchase.

  • order one with 15.6 screen via edu account of my kid. 512gb ssd teal color. showing 15 aug as delivery. $1330

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