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Lenovo Legion Gaming Laptop: 15.6" Full HD, 16GB DDR4, 512GB SSD US$1,226.04 (~A$1620.20) Incl Tax/Delivery @ Amazon US via AU

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Merry Christmas. First post/longtime lurker and all that. Can't wait to earn me some of those delicious internet brownie points to make myself feel better about my existence in the world.

Had been waiting for someone to post a deal on one of these for a while and then got my arse into gear and just started watching it myself with camelcamelcamel. Actually bought it yesterday but it dropped again a few US dollars so cancelled and reordered it (saved me $6).

Looks like the cheapest OzBargain post for it has been $1691.10

System Specs:

Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 4800H (8C / 16T, 2.9 / 4.2GHz, 4MB L2 / 8MB L3)
Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64
Display Type: 15.6" FHD (1920x1080) WVA 300nits Anti-glare, 144Hz, 100% sRGB, Dolby Vision
Memory: 2x 8GB SO-DIMM DDR4-3200
Hard Drive: 512GB SSD M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe
Warranty: up to 3 Year Premium Care
AC Adapter: 230W Slim Tip
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GDDR6
Second Hard Drive: None
Battery: Integrated 60Wh
Camera: 720p
Fingerprint Reader: No Fingerprint Reader
Keyboard: 4-Zone RGB LED backlight, English
Wireless: 11ax, 2x2 + BT5.0

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  • Can I upvote my own deal? Or is that just frowned upon

    edit: woah it's automatic. Gee whiz technology is crazy these days

  • ~$1615.38 AUD via Google

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    US dollars?

  • ……………..was happy thinking it is $1226 AUD.

  • Overpriced for 1660ti

    • Lenovo Legion with 1660ti will outperform many 2060 and 2070 laptop. Unless you need some special features that only available on the GTX 2000 series.

    • I wouldn't buy it just for the 1660Ti… I would use it to do my content stuff on it. Screen is 100%SRGB, has a Ryzen, and the 1660Ti has the new NVENC block in it as well.

    • The 1660ti in the Legion isn't TDP bottle-necked like a lot of other laptops. Even though other laptops may have a 2060 or 2070, they are thermally limited and are not able to achieve their maximum intended performance.

      • Good point. But how are you meant to know if the GPU in a certain laptop is TDP bottlenecked or not? Do you look for something specific in the specifications?

    • Yeah man we can get some thermals up in this hizzouse

    • What do you suggest as a cheaper alternative?

  • Ok OZB peeps. I spent a bit of time trying to get Lenovo Aust to price match. They will not price match the Amazon US link, but will price match the Amazon AU link:

    https://www.amazon.com.au/Lenovo-Legion-Phantom-Black-15-6/d...

    which is $1689.54 + $63.57 delivery = $1753.11. Note: They will not price match the Prime Free Delivery.

    However, like the Amazon US version, you will only get 1 year warranty. To get the Premium Care 3 year package (per the Lenovo AU website https://www.lenovo.com/au/en/laptops/legion-laptops/legion-5...), it's supposed to be a $240.00 option.

    I have managed to get the price of this laptop with 3 year premium care for $1900.00 delivered with a 8 week wait.

    You can either chat to Lenovo yourself, or PM me for the sales rep's details to contact them direct.

    In summary, you can buy this machine for $1900 apples to apples comparison to Lenovo AU's price of $2699.

    • Dude that's awesome, good work!

      I do recall seeing a comment on a previous deal of someone saying how to get AU warranty on the US version. Also my expected delivery date is 20th Jan so a bit better of a wait. So other than the charger and warranty hassle, are there any other benefits of buying this AU? (wondering if it's worth canceling my order). Cheers

      • It’s really up to u…but given that this laptop ain’t cheap, u have to weight up the issue of warranty and returns…

        If u bought it overseas, ACL won’t cover u. And even if u did buy it in AU with the standard 1 yr warranty - the hassle of sending it back and forth is time-consuming.

        So it’s either $1620.20 and you are prepared to take on the risk and hassle for 1 year warranty or $1900.00 hassle-free for 3 years.

        To be upfront with u, I bought a Dell laptop 18mths ago for $1300 plus a few upgrades afterwards - it has now died…and I ain’t happy about it. So my next laptop has to have 3 years extended warranty (which should see me in the market for another laptop by then).

        • No worries. I feel you with the whole Dell situation - they lost me as a customer a while ago. Since then a cheap ish Lenovo has done me wonders. So I'm going to back myself. Thank you for reply

  • https://www.harveynorman.com.au/acer-nitro-5-15-6-inch-i7-10...

    How would it compare to this? Still ahs a 2060 but i7 instead of i5?

    If cooling was an issue would one of the laptop cooling stands be effective?

  • i purchased 2 from previous Lenovo Au EDU store deal @ $1691.10
    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/578303

    but one is a dead, from the moment i started it the first time, random restarts, BSOD, freezing, crashing, had the the ssd replaced (lenovo replacement parts are refurbished not new btw, the ssd they gave me has 98% health same amount as my 3yo ssd in my old laptop) problems were worse now than before, couldnt even get recovery media to load a new installation of windows, as it kept on restarting during installation and giving me errors once restarted,
    got it working by loading the clone image i took from the original ssd, contacted lenovo to get a complete replacement which they had no problem but have to 5 - 7 weeks, so i contacted them again and said i want a refund instead as i cant wait that long, again they were happy to do that,

    Decided to go with the Acer Predator Helios 300 15.6-inch i7-10750H/16GB/512GB/RTX2060 from Harvey Norman
    https://www.harveynorman.com.au/acer-predator-helios-300-15-...

    for $1696 but i got it for $1581.78, by buying 3 $500 & 2 $100 gift cards from https://shop.redeemyourgiftcard.com.au/

    No AMD but RTX 2060
    Pretty happy with the Helios no complaints with it, runs butter smooth, probably need to play around with throttlestop settings to get lower temps, i have set the turbo ratio limits on the cores to 36, running at about 70 degrees with extreme overclocking and full fan speed through predatorsense app

    Haven't had any issues with the other legion but haven't used it much either so need to play around with it a bit and see how it goes, that said the usage i did get out of the faulty one was good, its great laptop but no real benefit when its in state that my one is in
    Also Lenovo customer service was easy to deal with, no issues with refund either

    • Shame you got such a dodgy one by the sounds. Hopefully the other works okay without any worries!

  • Lenovo EDU have a 4800U version of this for AU$1,779 with 3 Year Premium Care.