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ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 - 15.6" FHD, Intel i7-1165G7, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM, Nvidia MX450 Graphics - $1,269 @ Lenovo Education Store


Similar to the recent deal that was popular, but I think this is a better deal for extra $230 bucks if you can afford that.

For that, you get i7-1165G7 processor vs i5-1135G7 processor and more importantly you get Nvidia GeForce MX450 dedicated graphics instead of the integrated Intel Iris graphics. As far as I know, MX450 is a decent performer and should make this much better for gaming/video editing.

Also, for what it's worth, you get Windows 10 Pro edition vs Windows 10 Home edition in the previous deal.

You will obviously need access to the Lenovo Education Store.

11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 (4C / 8T, 2.8 / 4.7GHz, 12MB)

Operating System
Windows 10 Pro 64

Display Type
15.6" FHD (1920x1080) WVA 250nits Anti-glare

16GB SO-DIMM DDR4-3200

Hard Drive
512GB SSD M.2 2242 PCIe NVMe

1 Year On-site

AC Adapter

NVIDIA® GeForce® MX450 2GB GDDR5

Second Hard Drive

Integrated 45Wh

720p with Privacy Shutter

Fingerprint Reader
Touch Style

Backlit, English

Intel AX201 11ax, 2x2 + BT5.1

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  • Speed and performance somehow can be tolerated but the poor screen display is something cannot be changed and this unit has a terrible display which cannot be forgiven.

    • You need to be realistic. You are not going to find a laptop with this level of specs AND have a 400-500 nits QHD screen at this price. I think you are forgetting this is $1,269, not $2,000

      • Maybe. But why should you have to pay 800 bucks more for a decent screen ?

      • You clearly don't understand what you're talking about, of course you pay for what you get, no one expect to get QHD or 4K for that price, but at least you expect something is workable. Lenovo's E15/E14 Gen2 screen is not workable. It said 250 nits but who can verify that. How many times you see people complain about the screen. It's terrible and unworkable. Hope you guys get it.

        • No you don't because it's extremely common for laptops in this price range to have 250 to 300 nits screen.
          The only difference is they have far worse specs than this laptop at the same time as well.
          Feel free to kindly post a deal for the laptop with great screen that you are alluding to, if it exists, that is.

        • Benchmarks from notebook check on the e14 have found it often to be 285 nits -300. This is a consistent pattern that was also observed by Bsiandad.

    • I read this time and time again. It's just not true.

      I have the predecessor, the E495 (14 inch). The screen is fine. During the pandemic I have used it every business day, 8 hours per day.
      It's bright enough, it actually hurts my eyes when the room gets darker at dusk.

  • How much better is an MX450 vs the Intel XE, and how much does it affect battery?

    • About 30%~ faster than the integrated. It’ll effect battery life only if the dGPU is activated which in most instances when you’re on battery it shouldn’t be.

  • Any other ed store deals happening ?
    Missed this deal
    Lenovo IdeaPad S540 13", AMD Ryzen 7 4800U (8C/16T), QHD (2560*1600) IPS, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD $1097.10 @ Lenovo Education Store
    Looking for some equivalent deal :(

  • Screen brightness: 250 nits
    OZB audience: 😡😤🤬

  • Does ShopBack work with the educational discount?

  • 250 nits is perfect for outdoors, at night

    User satisfaction will vary with the number of stars in the sky, or the brightness and size of the moon

  • The quality of screen for this notebook is not acceptable. I am not sure if it's even 250nits. I have a 7 years old Dell's inspiron 5558. The screen is heaps better.

  • Getting a MacBook air M1 instead of this

  • The laptop seems to be a decent value at first glance, but why an pair 11th gen i7 and dGPU with single channel memory and a 250nits screen?