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ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 / 14" FHD / AMD Ryzen 5 4500U / 256GB SSD / 8GB RAM (Upgradeable) / Backlit / $822 Shipped in 2 Days @ Lenovo

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Another nice deal from the folks at Lenovo. Apply eCoupon TA-HOT-AMD at checkout for the discount. Note that these units are pre-built and ready to ship within 2 days from Sydney. RAM & SSD are upgradeable once you get the unit home. Also some great savings on 3-year warranty options if interested. Call Lenovo's telesales number on 1300 557 073 (until 5pm daily) with any questions. Ends 11:59pm AEDT 17/12/20, unless sold out or withdrawn prior. Please stay safe, and enjoy :)

  • AMD Ryzen 5 4500U CPU
  • 14" FHD IPS (1920 x 1080)
  • 256GB SSD M.2 PCIe
  • 8.0GB DDR4 SODIMM 3200MHz
  • 324mm x 220mm x 17.9mm (1.64kg)

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  • +6 votes

    Can we get code for the E15 also please?

    I tried TA-HOT-AMD but did not work…

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      I concur! Unfortunately, I made the purchase about an hour ago. :/

  • +7 votes

    1.64 kg. Good price but a bit on the heavy side for a 14". You can get a pretty good 15" at about 1.8kg

    • +5 votes
      • +1 vote

        2.1k more expensive

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        Pricey, but gee, that looks good!

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        The day that a laptop with this weight and degree of thinness releases with dedicated graphics will be a real day to remember in technological history :)

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          Razer Blade Stealth 13 Ultrabook Gaming Laptop: Intel Core i7-1065G7 4 Core, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, 13.3" FHD 1080p 60Hz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, CNC Aluminum, Chroma RGB, Thunderbolt 3

          • +1 vote

            @Agret: Good find, but I already knew of that laptop. Unfortunately, the Razer Blade Stealth 13 is still nowhere near the ~850g of that Asus laptop.

            My current laptop is the X1 Carbon, a 14-inch laptop weighing 1.1KG due to the Carbon Fibre chassis. As you can see, I have a definite preference for lightweight laptops which still manage to get the work done effectively :)

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              @Zackeroo: And your preference basically rules out budget options

              This is a budget option complete with budget grade screen lol. Its fantastic bang/buck whilst being expandable and having decent build (unlike Asus/MSI or consumer lines)

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      Light and upgradable is hard enough to find, then ozbargain worthy

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        Acer Swift 5, ram isn't upgradable but SSD is. Would be nice to have 32gb ram but seems best you can get is 16gb on it. :(

        It's insane how light those things are, was working on one for a client and damnn I'm jealous.

        • +1 vote

          Honestly, I don't like the build quality of the Swift 5. It feels quite cheap since it's almost entirely made of plastic. The screen is also fairly low quality and wouldn't really work too well for anyone looking for anything except a budget gaming laptop which still packs in decent specs

          However, this is my opinion… Maybe some of you don't mind the plastic build quality, however, I'm been spoilt by my X1 Carbon and Macbook Pro haha

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            @Zackeroo: classic Acer with cheap build quality

            • +1 vote

              @Fobsessive: In hindsight… I just realised my 1am brain thought we were talking about the Nitro 5

              The Swift 5 isn't actually a gaming laptop lol, I'm surprised no one picked up on that :)

              What I described was the Nitro 5, a laptop which is so cheaply made, the keyboard bends when you press on it

              The Swift 5 isn't particularly 'well-made' either tho lol. The build quality isn't the best, but the thing I said about the screen doesn't apply as harshly as it does for the Nitro 5 when discussing the Swift 5 instead

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    $27 more for E15 not too bad

  • +2 votes

    t420 or bust

    • +14 votes

      Ask your Lenovo account manager

  • +2 votes

    RAM says soldered. personally reckon 16GB is minimum with Chrome eats more and more resources

    • +15 votes

      From the specs further down , it looks like there is a spare slot
      Memory
      Up to 8GB Soldered DDR4-3200 + 8GB SO-DIMM DDR4-3200

      So that would give dual channel

      • +3 votes

        Thanks for pointing it out closey!

    • +6 votes

      Chrome has become pretty bad. I moved back to firefox

      • +5 votes

        🔥🦊masterrace

      • +1 vote

        Going to try Firefox again since Chrome doesn't have extensions on mobile

        • +1 vote

          Opera on mobile is awesome.

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          For mobile, you could use Kiwi Browser which is based off Chomium however it does have extensions.

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        and I thought FireFox is already pretty hungry

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          With extensions it can be hungry itself

      • +2 votes

        Opera. has cromecast, free vpn & sidebar. You can add a plagin that lets you also use chrome plugins for something rare you need too

        Its the best ATM by far

    • +1 vote

      Don’t use chrome lmao it’s a piece of shit with memory usage, Firefox is much better

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      Brave browser for better privacy

  • +4 votes

    Thanks TA, any chances of getting a 16GB model? would like to bring it up to 32GB ;)

  • +8 votes

    just fyi if it helps anyone choosing the following specs….I just bought this… Somehow this model doesnt show up in lenovo site while applying filters…
    search with 20T8S0AA00 in Lenovo site and select the 2nd model.

    $2,199.00
    HOLIDAYS
    $1,150.00
    FREE
    $1,150.00
    $1,049.00 <== Total. I think its worth considering the upgrade.

    ● Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 7 4700U (8C / 8T, 2.0 / 4.1GHz, 4MB L2 / 8MB L3)
    ● Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64
    ● Display Type: 15.6" FHD (1920x1080) WVA 250nits Anti-glare
    ● Memory: 8GB Soldered DDR4-3200 + 8GB SO-DIMM DDR4-3200
    ● Hard Drive: 512GB SSD M.2 2242 PCIe NVMe
    ● Warranty: 1 Year On-site
    ● AC Adapter: 65W USB-C
    ● Graphics: Integrated AMD Radeon Graphics
    ● Battery: Integrated 45Wh
    ● Camera: 720p with ThinkShutter
    ● Fingerprint Reader: None
    ● Keyboard: Backlit, English
    ● Wireless: RTL8822CE 11ac, 2x2 + BT5.0

    • +1 vote

      That looks like 15 inch model though

    • +6 votes

      i just done the online chat with lenovo representative and bring the price down to 990

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    Can someone suggest a light laptop under $1500 (15" touch screen) for a boy starting high school soon. It doesn't need to be high on configuration as it will be used for studies only. Thanks

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      not touch screen but this looks great https://www.metabox.com.au/store/Flo-Range/Buy

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        30 hour Battery! Is that even possible. The best business laptops are under 20hrs. I may be missing something with the 11th gen, but this makes no sense.

        • +1 vote

          likely thats standby. id expect 'all day' usage for 'normal' usage (4-12 hours of on screen time maybe depending on what its doing)

    • +5 votes

      14" should be big enough. This deal that keeps going in and out of stock at around $900 is what a lot of my uni mates are using. Touchscreen + pen + decent ram and cheap for the price. Otherwise, at the $1500 mark, you could look at a surface. My main recommendation is to try to future proof his schooling. What will he need next year? the year after? Sometimes it's better to plan ahead

      Edit: Prob an important point, I have a lenovo flex 5 (as above) and I can manage 8hrs easy with mid setting and brightness. On power saving mode around 11hrs

      setup CamelCamelCamel, if you want emails when this goes on special. I have had 8 emails in 3 days, but only last 5-10min at a time as it is a great deal

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        I got one too and can say the battery life really surprised me. Great laptop around the 1k (wait for specials)

        Had it for 6 months. Would totally buy another one again if it came down to the 1k mark again

    • -1 vote

      It's not for everyone, but you could consider the new MacBook Air with M1 processor. Education price starts at $1,382 and it will perform faster and have better battery life than (almost) anything around the same price.

      • +1 vote

        Them windows programs tho

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          Sure. As I said, not for everyone, but if you're doing school work (word processing, note taking, cloud services, Adobe CC) then the Mac could be a good choice with great battery life and performance.

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            @Stoz: sure as long as you factor in the extra money to spend on propriety accessories so it can be used as a school laptop e.g. hdmi adaptor

            • +1 vote

              @belongsinforums: You seem to be moving the goal posts here. USB-C isn't even proprietary, and you can find USB-C to HDMI adaptors for $11 on Amazon (or one with HDMI, and SD card adaptor, and a USB hub for about $20).

              • +1 vote

                @Stoz: Yeah you don't need much. Any old cheap USB hub + display cable of your choice is well under $50

              • +2 votes

                @Stoz: A little. Just annoyed that the boss took my laptop because hers has no hdmi port and I'm too stingy to fork out more for an adaptor for a port that should come with the laptop

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        Personally I'd wait out this M1 generation. The raving reviews leave out the reported pet peeves that remind me of Rosetta v1 in 2005: several peripherals not supported yet, occasional crashes in non-Apple tentpole software like Adobe, etc.

        Not saying the M1 is bad (it is excellent actually) but I would wait until they iron out the kinks.
        Apple & Windows PC owner here.

        Honestly I think this high school boy will be very happy with this Lenovo.

  • +1 vote

    Where does it say '14" FHD IPS (1920 x 1080)'? I couldn't find it… :-0

  • +3 votes

    i bought e14 several months ago,

    with 512gb and upgraded 16gb ram

    and i play games

    like GTA 5, doom, dirt4, the division.. etc..

    this laptop gives me around 30~40 fps.

    its good enough for me.

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      Great to know! Can't wait to see e what the next gen will bring

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    Out of curiosity , if we disregard the higher price, would something like Lenovo IdeaPad S540 from back then (https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/582608) Be a better deal?

    Lenovo IdeaPad S540 Pros:
    CPU from 4600u-4800u
    larger battery 56Wh vs E14's 45Wh
    Weight at ~1.2kg vs E14's ~1.6 kg

    Lenovo IdeaPad S540 Cons:
    pricier at ~$1000-1100
    soldered non-upgradable ram?
    soldered non-upgradable storage?

    Lenovo IdeaPad S540 Neutral:
    smaller screen at 13.3". Good or bad depends on user.
    same horrible screen's 250Nits

    • +2 votes

      isn't the storage on the S540 upgradable? I thought it was. Not sure though.
      s540 is much better in just about every aspect, except no DIMM slot. Just be sure to get the 16 GB version.

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        Thanks I guess I'll wait out for next s540 deal or flex then. (coupled with the fact that I some review says E14 has low noise levels but at the cost of higher case temperatures up to 46c and that's quite high imo)

    • +1 vote

      My patience for the (profanity) horrible screen runs out above $1000 I gotta say

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      Isn't the screen a bit better on the s540? 300nits?

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    The keyboard is a dealbreaker. Why do they misplace the left CTRL???

    • +2 votes

      I have one of these for work and you can swap the FN and the CTRL keys around in the BIOS. Not great, but a good work around to save your muscle memory.

    • +2 votes

      You get used to it very quickly. Otherwise it's a great keyboard to type on.

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    Can someone please suggest a laptop or tablet for a girl starting high school soon. It should meet the below configuration as required by the school. I have limited knowledge in this area and sincerely appreciate your suggestions. Any brand is ok.

    PC or Tablet - screen must be able to detach or lie flat for stylus use
    Screen type - minimum 10 inch (diagonally) and support stylus use
    Processor - minimum intel i5
    RAM - 8gb or higher
    Hard drive- 256 gb ssd or higher
    Operating system - Windows 10
    Must have keyboard,inbuilt webcam, inbuilt microphone, headphone port and USB port
    Battery life- minimum 8 hours

    • +1 vote

      Just make sure it's pink

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        I have asked same question to the school .

    • +1 vote

      Lenovo yoga maybe

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        Thank you.. appreciate it

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    I think the panel is 250nits. My friend has one and it's ok indoors but not outdoors.

  • +2 votes

    So much for Black Friday when it cost more at $849.

    I ordered one of these, put 32GB 3200MHz SODIMM ($160 from Amazon) in the spare slot and now have 40GB RAM.

    Has teething problems if you want to put Linux on. Won't boot non UEFI (legacy), no BIOS options for that. Will boot UEFI with Secure Boot turned off.

    Avoid buying SATA SSD. SATA isn't listed as supported for this laptop.

    Lastly the position of the Fn key, to the left of the Ctrl key, is frustrating. You can swap the keys in the BIOS but the Fn key is small. Poor design choice but one you could get used to in time.

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      40gb ram is not dual channel but

      • +3 votes

        Correct. But if you want value what do you choose, lots of memory at normal speed, or a little extra memory at double speed.

      • +1 vote

        My understanding is that for any computers within about the last 10 years they are still able to operate dual-channel with mis-matched RAM sizes but only the matching size will be dual-channel. That is, in this specific situation, you would end up with 16GB operating dual-channel and 24GB operating single-channel.

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          oh ok, that's good to know.

          So what if this had a combination of 16gb + 32gb = 48gb ram

          Will 32gb be dual channel and 16gb be single channel?

  • +1 vote

    Any deals coming up for X1 Carbon/Yoga?

    BlackFriday was cheaper than current Christmas/Holidays deal and the new models should be announced next month so I'm crossing my fingers for some upcoming deals

    • +1 vote

      Yeah but the old models are warmed over CPUs (even if they are marketed as '10th gen'). Its basically the same CPU as a 2017-era thinkpad i.e. X1 Carbon 6th gen basically performs the same as X1 Carbon 8th gen. That's 3 years with basically a low single digit % bump in performance lol.

      The new models will whoop CPU/iGPU ass, even if its 'only 1 generation' its a totally new processor architecture and node shrink as well

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        Yep, pretty much the same opinion I came to. I was hoping the newer models would lower the price of the older models but ended up not being able to wait and ordered an X1 Yoga gen4 with i5-8265 ($1900 with 16gb ram, 512gb SSD it)

        Battery life on these is still pretty decent (and way better than my surface pro 3 it replaced), which is the only other benefit I was really hoping for with newer CPUs

        Decent machine - I reckon this will serve me well over the next few years

  • +1 vote

    "How come noone mentioned about this China boycott?" Note: I'm just copying someone's comment about China from previous deals and expect to see some bashing comments.

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    I just posted the 2017 i7 version of this in the classifieds if any users here want to be extra cheapo (sorry in advance if I can't post about that in this thread).

    This is a good deal tho.

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    Thanks OP

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    Thanks.
    Will this ram be fine for another 8gb.. or any other better/cheaper options?

    https://www.amazon.com.au/Crucial-PC4-25600-SODIMM-260-Pin-M...

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    Does this thing have touch screen? And can I connect to uSB hub?

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      No touch, and yes.

  • +1 vote

    For those subscribed, the 15.6" E15 is now available at an even cheaper price than this :)

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/591614

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      Hi tightarse,
      These are good deals, though it looks like these have all expired now.
      Any chance there are more on the way?

      Thanks mate

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    Is there a big performance difference between R5-4500U and R7-4750U? Am comparing against an Elitebook 845 G7 at

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/174553269153

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    Any chance of a repeat of this deal?