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Lenovo ThinkBook 16p Gen 2 16" AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, RTX 3060, QHD Screen $1907.10 (50% off) @ Lenovo Edu

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It's finally here!

The coveted Thinkbook 16p AMD version is now available to purchase in Australia. This is a high-end machine in business attire. Also, we are one of the lucky countries getting the 5800H / 5900HX variants.

Priced ~ $3,800 at the normal webstore, it can be had for 50% discount at Lenovo Education Store after applying the promo code.

System Specs:

Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H Processor (8 Cores / 16 Threads, 3.20 GHz, up to 4.40 GHz with Max Boost, 4 MB Cache L2 /16 MB Cache L3)
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64
Display Type: 16.0" WQXGA (2560x1600) IPS 400nits / 60hz Anti-glare, 100% sRGB, Dolby Vision
Memory: 8 GB Soldered DDR4-3200 + 8 GB SO-DIMM DDR4-3200
Hard Drive: 512 GB SSD M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0x4 NVMe
Warranty: 1 Year Premier Support
AC Adapter: 230W Slim Tip
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 6GB GDDR6
Battery: Integrated 71Wh
Camera: 720p + IR with Privacy Shutter
Fingerprint Reader: Touch Style

RAM and SSD are upgradable (1 upgradable slot each)

We are getting the 720p webcam with this model and not the 1080p Full HD that markets like Singapore are getting. The difference is that 720p camera comes with IR for Windows Hello while the 1080p camera does not.

Also available for purchase is the 5900HX / 32GB RAM / 1 TB SSD variant (limited quantity)

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  • +2

    Ideapad pro 5 has a 120HZ display and RYX 3050 for $1550. No upgradeable Ram or SSD though…

    • I noticed the ideapad slim pro are out of stock on the education site, I wonder if the v2 is coming of that too.

      • Ahh…didn't realise they were OOS. I know they had a massive shipping time of 2 months tho…

        • I got it delivered in 3 weeks time. Ordered 29th Aug and delivered 21st Sep. Amazing machine. Loving it so far.

          • @ashftc: Do you find that it is too big to take to the office or school? Also are you wierded out by the trackpad being offset?

            • @chickendinner123: Yes too big and heavy for often/daily travelling. Casual it is okay which is what I needed. Not ideal for travelling with it daily.

              Not sure what do you mean by trackpad being offset? If you mean it is not centred due to numeric keypad, absolutely no issues at all. No discomfort or weird feeling. It's a premium machine and feels like one.

            • @chickendinner123: I'd recommend Lenovo S540 or Mac Air M1 for work/study travelling purposes.

            • @chickendinner123: I found Ideapad 5 Slim Pro 16 inch way too big and very heavy for portability, hence I sold it once I got it. It's trully a PC replacement imo/ more like a workstation than ultrabook to carry around. I reckon same story is with ThinkBook 16p - too big and too heavy to carry around but each to their own.

              • +1

                @wallaby12: This system is a beast and great value for money. Just not ideal for portability which should be known beforehand. Advertised as 1.9kgs

          • @ashftc: what was the estimated delivery time for you? mine ordered Oct 11 is estimating delivery in March next year RIP

            • +1

              @rorypitt: Don’t stress. Time frame we’ll reduce to some time this year. They did that with every customer. I ordered 29th August, initial delivery date was 8 weeks which changed to 28th Feb. contracted customer services they advised it will be delivered soon. Delivered on 20 September.

    • Is that pricing from the edu store or elsewhere?

    • -1

      Yep got mine with the 5800H - RTX3050 - 120Hz - 16GB Ram for $1549 after 12% cashback. WAYYY better deal imo than this rip off.

  • +58

    As usual, please PM me if you need access to the education store and don't have an EDU email, I can assist.

    • How would you usually help other OzBargainers with the education store? Do you order it for them or let them log-in into your account?

      • +27

        Just providing a passcode to get into the store which would be fixed if provided publicly, I'm not involved after that and people order themselves.

    • +2

      Thank you for your service.

    • -3

      Hi, any chance of PM'ing me about accessing the edu store? My account is new and I can't PM you atm. Thanks!

      • +1

        ^

        Lenovo employee. /s

  • Disappointing that the screen isn't at least 120hz

  • There will be a 5900H variant as well. Not sure if Aus is lucky enough to have that.

    • +5

      The 5900HX variant is listed also, $2303.10 using EDUCOMM. Comes with 32GB Ram, 1TB SSD.

      Part number 20YM0022AU

      • +1

        Are you able to share the specs of this one? Thanks.

        • +16
          • AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HX Processor (8 Cores / 16 Threads, 3.30 GHz, up to 4.60 GHz with Max Boost, 4 MB Cache L2 /16 MB Cache L3)
          • Windows 10 Pro 64
          • 16.0" WQXGA (2560x1600) IPS 400nits Anti-glare, 100% sRGB, Dolby Vision
          • 16 GB Soldered DDR4-3200 + 16 GB SO-DIMM DDR4-3200
          • 1 TB SSD M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0x4 NVMe
          • 1 Year Premier Support
          • 230W Slim Tip
          • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 6GB GDDR6
          • Integrated 71Wh Battery
          • 720p + IR with Privacy Shutter
          • Fingerprint Reader
          • Backlit, English
          • 802.11AX (2x2) & Bluetooth® 5.2
          • +6

            @doweyy: what a beast of a specs .. at $2300 is decent value i think

          • @doweyy: Thanks a lot for that. The display is 60Hz, isn't it?

            • @albert0pia: Yes I believe so, I did a bit of research on this laptop earlier in the week, both seem to be 60Hz.

          • +1

            @doweyy: Thanks for the intel doweyy, it seems like I bought the last one - OOS

          • @doweyy: That is a nice spec - I bought the Legion 5 Pro, similar spec, but 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD (but 3070) for 2.4k… This one seems a bit better if you don't need 3070.

      • Looks like I've got a order confirmation - to be shipped on 24th Sep and be on my door by 29th Sep. Does anyone know if Lenovo has a generous moneyback guarantee/returns policy?

      • I am confused only showing 1 model for me even when searching by your part number

        20YM0022AU

      • Looks like this variant is out of stock!

  • +4

    I don't even need this but it looks like an awesome deal. To nitpick a soldered RAM slot is a downside.

    USB-C port is Gen2 with charging, data and display as a bonus.

    • yeah main concern i have is weight.. I am on a X1 carbon at moment

  • No AMEX $200 cashback and Shopback/Cashrewards 12-15% cashback. Wait for those to trickle in :P

    • and when is that going to happen? any ideas? also any idea when this coupon will expire?

      • +1

        The $200 AMEX cashback is in reference to this deal a couple of months ago, which seems to happen around once a year. You should expect the next one to be released next year.

        The boosted ShopBack and Cashrewards cashback offers happen more regularly, but they always exclude purchases made through the Lenovo Education Store, so it wouldn’t be applicable for this deal anyway. Even if this deal was available on the public Lenovo store, it is highly unlikely this deal would be eligible for cashback, as EDUCOMM is not listed on the product page listing, and Lenovo may not pay out cashback through ShopBack or Cashrewards for when you use e-coupons that are not listed on the page.

        Lenovo don’t really publicise end-dates for the instant savings discount or e-coupons, but the EDUCOMM e-coupon has been floating around for a while now.

        • +1

          I managed to get Cashback on lenovo edu purchase using shopback, so it's possible. It said it was excluded but still worked

          • @Ibz: It does track but did you actually get the cashback amount confirmed in your account?

  • How does this compare to something like the M1 Macbook air vs pro?

    • -1

      One is Windows and one is Mac? This is a gaming laptop so for gaming (and many graphic intensive tasks) it's going to beat the Macbook M1's.

      • Definitely not a gaming laptop. While the 3060 is more than powerful enough for gaming, ThinkBooks are more intended for business users - more along the lines of rendering. The screen is also calibrated more for colour-accurate work; 60 Hz is not gonna be fun while gaming.

        • +3

          Gaming laptop is just a name. It has the specs of a 'gaming' laptop and would do it fine.

          • +4

            @Clear: It doesn't really. A 75 W 3060 is going to perform substantially worse in games than specialised gaming laptops that run it up to 130 W. The chassis gets very hot under sustained loads and like has already been said, the screen is also not well suited to gaming (60 hz and poor response times).

            It certainly can run games but so could any laptop.

            • @Johnmac37: Generally gaming laptop means it can run the latest games most would assume on medium to high settings.

              Yes you're correct that a 75W 3060 isn't as good as the 120W-130W ones, but I mean it is still capable of playing those latest games on medium to high settings. The benchmarks of a 3060 75W definitely appear capable of doing so benchmarks. You can also look up benchmarks of other laptops with a 75W 3060 like this asus here (for approx values).

            • @Johnmac37: So what does a MacBook Air M1 do better in terms of gaming?

              • @Clear: No, I have an M1 Air with the 8 core GPU. It's an incredible machine, but because of the ARM chipset, it has to run pretty much all games in Rosetta, which is a software emulation layer.

                I can push around 75-90fps on CSGO so it's powerful, but even the lower-powered 3060 in this Lenovo will game better.

                Now if you want a beast of a machine that can literally do everything else, the M1 Air will be better.

                I have a separate gaming machine at home - this Air is my work machine.

                • @bunnybash: Yes that's what I thought.

                • @bunnybash: "75-90fps on CSGO so it's powerful" compared to a? I'm sure this Lenovo can achieve 200+ FPS but not like any of that matters when it is 60hz, thus have to buy a separate monitor. I'd say this is more suitable for people who can't get a desktop but aren't going to move around a lot with a laptop and will mostly use it plugged in. Otherwise people should get one with 120hz+.

          • +1

            @Clear: Certainly has the specs to game occasionally, but not the thermal design and GPU TDP of a gaming laptop

            Quite a big difference in the ThinkBook 16p vs a gaming laptop like the Legion 7 16".

            • @brosk1s: My comment still stands. It can do gaming better in comparison to a Macbook M1.

              • @Clear: Someone having a mass downvoting spree? Keep on sooking!

    • If you're doing the basic stuff like emails, web browsing, office stuff and light video/photo editing go for the M1. Just need to get used to macOS.

      • +2

        Even heavy video editing if you really look into it. I edit videos on Davinci Resolve for my work, and my M1 hasn't skipped a beat - in fact it exports/renders the videos faster than my Windows gaming machine with a Ryzen 3600 and 3070ti. I don't understand how, but it does!

        Edit: I am editing in 1440p and 1080p. Reviews seem to suggest that the Air M1 does ok even with 4k edits, not sure about 6k and above though.

  • +5

    75w TDP on the 3060 for anyone wondering

    • not really a gaming machine anyway, 60hz panel

      • Do people actually game without an external monitor?

        • +1

          Yes, bought 2k laptop with all the money I have, cant spend any more money on an extra monitor

        • I do

          people game on Nintendo Switch Lite and mobile phones, nothing wrong with screens 15.6" and up

        • A portable gaming setup is probably a big reason why people get laptops instead of desktops in the first place

    • I saw this on laptopmedia but do they mention this on their Lenovo site?

      Edit: found it via "Full platform specifications" link
      https://psrefstuff.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkBook/Thin...

  • I tried to message you but it says you don't accept new messages. Would love to get the code off you! Cheers!

    • You'd need to turn on private messaging in settings if you want access to it

      • It says you do not allow for new messages to be sent to you lol

  • https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/650017

    Thought compared to Legion 5 pro? $1970 with education deal

    • +2

      L5P has better thermals, but is bigger and heaver. I also believe the PSU is heavier, but I haven't compared the 300 to the 230.

      L5P has bigger battery and more ports (no SD though.)
      T16p has more office-kosher style, although it even lacks HDMI which is baffling.

      • thank you!

        • +2

          Also to add on, the ThinkBook 16p's 3060 is configured at 75W while the Legion 5 Pro is configured at 130W TGP. Both 3060s in name, but quite different in terms of performance

          • @brosk1s: yes, the 3060 on lenovo is faster by 20%

  • Not sure if I like that it has a Numpad on the keyboard, looks cramped from reviews.

  • Now after having this, making all the other Dell deals look so bad haha

  • +4

    Good laptop, for anyone interested in compact build, the 14p gen2 (2k 90Hz OLED+5800u) and yoga carbon version (2k 90Hz OLED+5800u, less than 1.1kg) are around the corner. Sales said it's coming in the next weeks and the initial sale would be around $1600 (edu store) which is $1400 after EDUCOMM discount.

    https://www.lenovo.com/au/en/education/laptops/yoga/yoga-sli...
    https://www.lenovo.com/au/en/education/laptops/thinkbook/thi...

    Those could potentially become the bestsellers in the blackfriday deal this year

    • +1

      As mentioned above, I think the ideapad slim v2 are coming out as well. Seems the v2 line are coming.

    • that sounds great. Just double check those won't come with a any RTX graphics will they?

      • Cannot see any RTX options, only MX450 lol

        • Could the Yoga Carbon with MX450 still handle most modern games adequately? My son wants a gaming laptop for his school laptop lol but there's gotta be some compromise…

          • @dullbeard: I'm leaning away from the ThinkBook 16p for this purpose even though it's better for gaming, due to weight, bulk, and price.

          • +1

            @dullbeard: He's gonna struggle to find anything over the G14 which is ok to carry every day and can game as well. Gaming laptops suck to carry around schools.

    • Source links please? Hoping for something larger without dgpu and lighter than 1.9kg

  • +3

    5900 oos

  • These have OLED screen?

    • Nope. OLED screens are way more expensive in laptops. WAY more.

    • Only 13/14 inch models coming later this year will have 2k OLED screens

  • Starting weight 1.99kg. A touch on the heavy side

  • +4

    Just bear in mind you may have to deal with the absolutely moronic lenovo customer support team if you have any issues. Endless phone calls and "escalations to the relevant team" to get a simple request done. Absolute disorganised sh*t show

    • And I bet Lenovo laptops quality is not top notch? Will they be better or worst than Alienware? Really hate to deal with sh|tty customer support.

      • Dell quality control is notoriously poor which will most likely extend to the alienware line. I am not sure what their service and customer suport team are like. The Lenovo one is comically bad and painful to deal with. Hp is not much better. Microsoft is pretty good and Apple is excellent

    • This is why you upgrade to in home support

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