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Intel Pentium Dual Core (T4300)
Memory (Maximum): 3072MB (4096MB) PC3-8500 1066MHz DDR3
Hard Disk: 250GB (1 x 250GB) 5400RPM
Optical Drive Type: DVD&RW
Screen: 15.6in LED Backlight TFT WXGA
Display Resolution: 1366 x 768 Pixels ,
VGA Port: 1 x VGA
RJ­45 Ports: 1 x RJ-45
USB Ports: 4 x USB 2.0
Microphone In Port: 1 x 3.5mm Mono Mini-Jack
Headphone/Audio Line Out: 1 x Headphone/Line out
Removable Flash Memory Media: 4-in-1 Card Reader
Wireless System: Intel WiFi Link 5100
Graphics Device: Intel Integrated Graphics X4500
Webcam: Integrated
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#1
looks like a good deal,
wonder what battery life is like
#2
I'd definately try to get this from somewhere else. Dabs.com/BTShop.com are dreadful to deal with (if you get a response, your lucky).
#3
looks like a good deal at this price. fixed an issue on my friend's notebook yesterday which was almost same but with T6400 (Core 2 Due). solid and plain look n feel like business notebooks.
#5
Cold - wouldn't take a Lenovo for free (unfortunately have one as work PC - worst thing I have had in my entire career, and I must be on my 6th or 7th laptop)
#6
this was in tesco for 329 before crimbo and over crimbo

i bought one
#7
MarvinHC
Cold - wouldn't take a Lenovo for free (unfortunately have one as work PC - worst thing I have had in my entire career, and I must be on my 6th or 7th laptop)


vote the deal, not the product
1 Like #8
I'd rather get this -

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/179694

A little cheaper, much better graphics chipset, bigger HDD.
Only minus points are 2GB RAM instead of the 3GB that comes with the Lenovo, and CPU is not quite as good. But I could live with that.
2 Likes #9
MarvinHC
Cold - wouldn't take a Lenovo for free (unfortunately have one as work PC - worst thing I have had in my entire career, and I must be on my 6th or 7th laptop)


sometimes and probably most of the times. if it is your 6th or 7th laptop, then the problem may not be on the laptop but the users themselves!!

you should go to a proper IT training course and learn how to use a laptop properly.
#10
mirrorsaw
vote the deal, not the product


:?
Ummm... surely the deal is dependent on the product?!
banned#11
Great Deal thanks!!
#12
jukkie
I'd rather get this -

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/179694

A little cheaper, much better graphics chipset, bigger HDD.
Only minus points are 2GB RAM instead of the 3GB that comes with the Lenovo, and CPU is not quite as goon. But I could live with that.


Mmm, first, its an AMD processor which is not as good as the Intel processor.. (check CPU benchmark)

I also dont think the RAM they have are DDR3.. which is a bit more superior!
#13
I am on my third Lenovo in the last 12 months. The original had hard drive problem, first replacement got itself in a huge mess and second replacement is going back this week for screen issues. Luckily all are work machines! Previously laptops have done me for 3 years each when another brand (Dell) so I would be nervous about buying a Lenovo for my personal use. This is not a bad price for what you are getting but it would need to be cheaper still to tempt me to buy it over its similar spec/price rivals. When working, this is a good laptop, my only niggle being the stupid location of thefunction (Fn) key where Ctrl should be!
#14
"amyfelix
Cold - wouldn't take a Lenovo for free (unfortunately have one as work PC - worst thing I have had in my entire career, and I must be on my 6th or 7th laptop)
sometimes and probably most of the times. if it is your 6th or 7th laptop, then the problem may not be on the laptop but the users themselves!!

you should go to a proper IT training course and learn how to use a laptop properly."

put your handbag down for gods sake, he expressed an opinion that's all, love and peace.......
#15
mirrorsaw
vote the deal, not the product

Ridiculous statement.
#16
This laptop doesn't seem a good buy to me.

It's aimed at office tasks but with a flimsy case and a reflective screen you wouldn't want to use it for a long time.

I'm sure there are better options for a similar price.
#17
amyfelix
sometimes and probably most of the times. if it is your 6th or 7th laptop, then the problem may not be on the laptop but the users themselves!!

you should go to a proper IT training course and learn how to use a laptop properly.


Oooo, bitchy!
#18
Animons
:?
Ummm... surely the deal is dependent on the product?!


yes it is but it seems like a lot of people just vote cold out of distrust of a particular brand or product, and you hear things like "i wouldn't take this for free" (yes, you would). fine, maybe some brands and products aren't as reputable and therefore command a lower price tag than others, but that's not to say that it's IMPOSSIBLE to get a good deal on these products... it's all about the price, no?
#19
nme53
yes it is but it seems like a lot of people just vote cold out of distrust of a particular brand or product, and you hear things like "i wouldn't take this for free" (yes, you would). fine, maybe some brands and products aren't as reputable and therefore command a lower price tag than others, but that's not to say that it's IMPOSSIBLE to get a good deal on these products... it's all about the price, no?


Well said.

Personally I wouldn't buy Lenovo at this price point.

I had a lenovo thinkpad for a long time as a work laptop, it was fantastic. Very solid, good performance and good warranty cover.

Buying a Lenovo at this pricepoint you're not getting the benefits of their higher end units but you are paying a premium for the lenovo brand.

At this price I'd buy something else.
#20
amyfelix
sometimes and probably most of the times. if it is your 6th or 7th laptop, then the problem may not be on the laptop but the users themselves!!

you should go to a proper IT training course and learn how to use a laptop properly.


hahahaha :w00t:

Thankyou for cheering me up.
#21
amyfelix
Mmm, first, its an AMD processor which is not as good as the Intel processor.. (check CPU benchmark)

I also dont think the RAM they have are DDR3.. which is a bit more superior!

I already mentioned the difference in CPU, and the 200Mhz difference in memory will hardly be noticed (both of which would only be noticed much when trying to play games, which the Lenovo can hardly do anyway).
At least the Compaq gives you the option of being able to play a few games with a half decent ATI mobile GPU, while the Intel 4500 GPU on the Lenovo is a huge bottleneck.

Most other tasks these laptops are intended for will be performed well enough by the Compaq.


EDIT: Also, the Compaq has a 6 cell battery, while (as far as I can tell) the Lenovo only has a 4 cell.
1 Like #22
jukkie
I'd rather get this -

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/179694

A little cheaper, much better graphics chipset, bigger HDD.
Only minus points are 2GB RAM instead of the 3GB that comes with the Lenovo, and CPU is not quite as good. But I could live with that.


i would personally have an athlon x2 over a pentium dual core

good deal, id rather have that one myself

have some rep
#23
nme53
yes it is but it seems like a lot of people just vote cold out of distrust of a particular brand or product, and you hear things like "i wouldn't take this for free" (yes, you would). fine, maybe some brands and products aren't as reputable and therefore command a lower price tag than others, but that's not to say that it's IMPOSSIBLE to get a good deal on these products... it's all about the price, no?

But a price can only be cheap relative to the quality of the product, surely? It can't just be about the price.

I don't have a problem with people voting cold if the product is awful...but I think they should at least provide an alternative to offer something constructive.

I think people are very quick to dismiss things without solid evidence or alternatives though. I bought a HD TV last week and was looking at the Alba and Bush ones from Argos. A lot of people posted about how they would never buy one, but didn't have any evidence or post anything alternative so it didn't help really. Went for a Samsung in the end anyway!
#24
Good price, a very sensible buy.
#25
amyfelix
sometimes and probably most of the times. if it is your 6th or 7th laptop, then the problem may not be on the laptop but the users themselves!!

you should go to a proper IT training course and learn how to use a laptop properly.


You won't believe it but I have already worked for a couple of years, and this way one gets a new laptop every couple of years...
So I had to honor of trying different brands (Dell, HP, Compaq and finally Lenovo) and can clearly say that my T61 is the worst piece of equipment I have ever had to use. Enough said.
#26
mirrorsaw
vote the deal, not the product


That should be "vote the deal/product and not the manufacturer/supplier".

You can't assume every machine with a "Lenovo" badge is the same or that every customer of a particular supplier will be well-treat or ignored.

Everyone has personal experiences - some good some bad - the trick is to see a bigger picture.

If you vote every Lenovo/Dabs deal down based on your personal 1-off experience - you're not helping much BUT the bigger picture should come out anyway ofc.
#27
good price for this laptop but cant see point in ddr3 or fast cpu when its crippled with Intel 4500 GPU.Ok for internet word media play back but then even itom 270 cpu +1gb does that ok .Got netbook with itom cpu and had dell with T6600 4gb Intel 4500 GPU netbook did everything dell did both running windows 7. I even hook netbook to 19in lcd and increase rez to match lcd both wont play games but netbook small and runs for over 7 hours on battery.point is whats point of looking at cpu speed memory speed ect unlessyou have graphics to match it this does not like most laptops at this price
#28
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/586548/lenovo-ideapad-g550-laptop-intel-pe

This just posted - anyone know if lenovo charge postage and packing on Win 7 upgrade?
#29
AberdeenDad
I am on my third Lenovo in the last 12 months. The original had hard drive problem, first replacement got itself in a huge mess and second replacement is going back this week for screen issues. Luckily all are work machines! Previously laptops have done me for 3 years each when another brand (Dell) so I would be nervous about buying a Lenovo for my personal use. This is not a bad price for what you are getting but it would need to be cheaper still to tempt me to buy it over its similar spec/price rivals. When working, this is a good laptop, my only niggle being the stupid location of thefunction (Fn) key where Ctrl should be!


+1 and the ESC key is also misplaced, Lenovo put the very useful F1 key there...
#30
amyfelix;7579917
sometimes and probably most of the times. if it is your 6th or 7th laptop, then the problem may not be on the laptop but the users themselves!!

you should go to a proper IT training course and learn how to use a laptop properly.

Brilliant :-D
#31
well im baffled when it comes to laptops, although im after buying one. want to spend no more than 400 on one but want the best i cna get for that price for obvious reasons... any suggestions haha?
#32
Good deal with windows 7...
#33
right which is the best laptop - this one or the HP compaq one linked here previously on this thread -http://www.ebuyer.com/product/179694
or the dell studio 15 deal on here -
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/578842/dell-studio-15-intel-pentium-dual-c

My finger is hovering over the purchase button on the Dell but I want to make sure I have the best deal.

Thanks
#34
nme53
yes it is but it seems like a lot of people just vote cold out of distrust of a particular brand or product, and you hear things like "i wouldn't take this for free" (yes, you would). fine, maybe some brands and products aren't as reputable and therefore command a lower price tag than others, but that's not to say that it's IMPOSSIBLE to get a good deal on these products... it's all about the price, no?


All the adverse comments on this thread are from existing users and therefore pertinant. Are you saying we should go and buy blind secure in the knowledge that although we may be buying substandard junk at least it would be the cheapest available substandard junk?
#35
I used to be an IT manager and used to get about 200 Lenovo laptops in every year in various guises and only had a few problems most of which were smashed screens (user error ffs) and one dead battery, also 1 hard drive failure (swapped out in 48 hours) a couple of ROM drive problems (replaced don't ask to see the old one) a broken keyboard (abuse) again Lenovo posted a keyboard out didn't ask for the old one back so IMHO excellent quality.

As for the T61 had a number of them all I can say it was a stunning laptop with no issues in the hundred or so I had perhaps a bad batch or something like that?

Currently still using an old R51 which is still in MINT condition
#36
Flombard
All the adverse comments on this thread are from existing users and therefore pertinant. Are you saying we should go and buy blind secure in the knowledge that although we may be buying substandard junk at least it would be the cheapest available substandard junk?


if you read what i'm saying you'll know what i'm saying. yes, it is a lower end lenovo but it's certainly not 'junk'. it's a laptop with decent specs and windows 7. of course it's 'substandard' compared to, say, a high end thinkpad but... yea... it's £358.99, what else can i say?
#37
Rich44
I used to be an IT manager ....
As for the T61 had a number of them all I can say it was a stunning laptop with no issues in the hundred or so I had perhaps a bad batch or something like that?


Sorry but that is exactly the problem: you are an IT manager, not a USER of that thing. Lenovo might well be good when it comes to warranty etc which makes life of an IT manager easy, but that does not help the everyday user to overcome:
- the weird keyboard layout (CTR/FN key, ESC/F1 key)
- the too small touchpad (I know, Lenovo users should use the red track thingy....)
- completely absurd positioning of the 'buttons' of the touchpad
- aux and mic in at the front (!), very practical for use on a plane
- horribly cheap plastic casing (ok, with manganese or whatever underneath) that cracks and moves in all directions
- a very dull screen (on all of the ones I have seen, much worse than for example the X61)
- wireless adapter that works as it feels, sometimes yes, sometimes now, and disconnects at least every half hour (very practical when you use VPN...)
- ...

anyway, getting completely off subject, but had to get this off my chest :x
#38
I've used sony , dell, compaq & lenovo.
Sony , dell & compaq warm up too quickly & kicks in cooling fan early.
My cheap lenovo run atleast 3+ hour before the fan kicks in.
As for the battery life , you get what you pay for 2+ hour.
If you want battery life , go for more expensive one.
If you ask me what my next one will be, then it I can say Lenovo, for the build quality.
Got this from Tesco to give someone for gift 20days ago.
#39
inor
I've used sony , dell, compaq & lenovo.
Sony , dell & compaq warm up too quickly & kicks in cooling fan early.
My cheap lenovo run atleast 3+ hour before the fan kicks in.
As for the battery life , you get what you pay for 2+ hour.
If you want battery life , go for more expensive one.
If you ask me what my next one will be, then it I can say Lenovo, for the build quality.
Got this from Tesco to give someone for gift 20days ago.


Lenovo charges 16+Dollar for win7 postage.
#40
I'm someone who has had positive experiences using Lenovo! Currently using a Lenovo 3000 N100. It's old now but has never given me any grief and I don't find the keyboard wierd or the touchpad tricky to use. Some of the keys have polished bare but not a problem if you are a touch typer. Used to have a Toshiba laptop which was a nightmare and I couldn't buy one again so understand how one bad experience can shape opinion. Just wanted to let people know that I think Lenovo is ok!

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