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LENOVO G550 15.6" LAPTOP / Pentium Dual Core / 3GB RAM / 320GB HD / Windows 7 / Integrated Webcam / 4 hr Battery JUST £299.00 @ COMET (ALSO 3% QUIDCO!)

£299.00 @ Testing
This seems like a great price for such a well spec'ed laptop. You can click and collect in in-store on Boxing Day or get one delivered for free. Blurb from the website: "The future… Read More
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This seems like a great price for such a well spec'ed laptop.


You can click and collect in in-store on Boxing Day or get one delivered for free.

Blurb from the website:

"The future is now, and it’s more affordable than you might think. The 15.6” widescreen Lenovo G550 notebook features Windows® 7 Lenovo Enhanced Experience certification, delivering fast boot and shutdown, rich multimedia capabilities including high-definition graphics support, and easy system maintenance tools."

Specification:

Brand: LENOVO
Screen size: 15.6 inches
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core
Intel Processor Star Rating: Intel 2 star processor
Processor model number: T4500
Processor speed: 2.3 GHz
Processor bus: 800 MHz
Processor cache: 1 MB
Memory (RAM): 3 GB
Storage (hard drive): 320 GB
Storage (hard drive) Type: SATA
Operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium
Optical drive: Plays & records CDs and DVDs
VGA output: YES
HDMI output: YES
Wireless networking standard: 802.11b/g
Gigabit LAN: NO
Finger print reader: NO
USB 2.0 slots: 3x 2.0
Firewire: NO
Media card slots: 5-in-1
Built-in bluetooth: NO
Built-in webcam: YES
Built-in TV Tuner: NO
Speakers: Standard
Battery life: 4 hours
Wired networking: YES
Wireless networking: YES
Power Consumption: 14 / 0.6 watts
Laptop weight (kg): 2.55 kg
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#1
Seems like a good deal with a decent processor, scores 1563 @ PassMark which is very good for this price
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_lookup.php?cpu=Pentium+Dual-Core+T4500+%40+2.30GHz
#2
Thank you for more information about the spec!
#3
Has anyone heard of the make LONOVO? ...are they any good?
#4
Lenovo is a very good brand, you won't be disappointed
1 Like #5
fuzzgun19
Has anyone heard of the make LONOVO? ...are they any good?

No, but I've heard of LENOVO.
#6
OO7
fuzzgun19
Has anyone heard of the make LONOVO? ...are they any good?
No, but I've heard of LENOVO.
:)

Edited By: Roller on Dec 24, 2010 21:37
#7
We use lenovo at work, so thought I would invest. Never again. Most trouble prone machine I have ever had the misfortune to own. Three repairs under warranty in a year and died an undignified death two months after warranty expired. Customer "Service" was beyond incompetent. (N500).
#8
Probably you are a very unlucky person gingerpanther. Have you ever tried HP's customer service?
#9
great price for a great brand,hot from me.

some of the specs the op has put are wrong though.,cant see this having the capability of playing blu-ray discs or having a built in tv tuner?

i suggest double checking the specs before you buy :)

Edited By: quizmaniac on Dec 24, 2010 21:46
#10
Lenovo bought IBM's PC and laptop division.
#11
quizmaniac
great price for a great brand,hot from me.

some of the specs the op has put are wrong though.,cant see this having the capability of playing blu-ray discs or having a built in tv tuner?

i suggest double checking the specs before you buy :)


I've updated my OP!
#12
Lenovo G550 review A fantastic machine that ticks most of the boxes required of a family laptop

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/laptops-portable-pcs/laptops-and-netbooks/lenovo-g550-664946/review
#13
good for the price, but no hdmi out
#14
usman330
good for the price, but no hdmi out


Yes it does...
#15
usman330
good for the price, but no hdmi out


Says HDMI Output on the Comet Website Specs

But not on the review posted earlier

3% Quidco cashback too

Worth a punt though

Edited By: Smag on Dec 24, 2010 22:19
#16
Smag
usman330
good for the price, but no hdmi out
Says HDMI Output on the Comet Website SpecsBut not on the review posted earlier3% Quidco cashback tooWorth a punt though

it has an hdmi out, according to Lenovo:
Connectivity
3xUSB port, VGA port, ExpressCard (option), 5-in-1 card reader, 0.3M camera, RJ45, Mic-in,
headphone, Kensington lock and HDMI (on PM45 and GM45 platform)

and this is a gm45 platform
#17
usman330
good for the price, but no hdmi out


Defo HDMI I had one in to factory restore 2 days ago.... :)

Decent for the price.... But the Argos deal yesterday for £299 was the best I have seen...
That did have Blue Ray....

maxmix
#18
No Wireless N?

Shame.
#19
Thinkpad with a different badge, I would buy one if I needed one, would recommend this to anyone thinking about it..Solid Machine & will last for years

IBM became the owner of 18.9% of Lenovo in 2005 as part of Lenovo's acquisition of the IBM personal computing division.[16] Since then IBM has steadily lowered its shareholding in Lenovo. In July 2008 the IBM shareholding went below the 5% reporting disclosure threshold,November 2010, it was reported that private equity firms TPG Capital and General Atlantic are seeking to exit Lenovo with a HK$1.56 billion share placement.
2 Likes #20
Typing on it right now.
the good: nice screen, good keyboard, ok touchpad

The bad: Noisiest piece of $#@ ever - the fan will drive you crazy withing 10 minutes, even if it's on standby and not running anything. Just google lenovo forum g550 fan noise and see the mega thread there. It is literally louder than most desktops.
#21
anyone know which gfx card this has ?...the comet doesnt show what the gfx is...and i know that u can get different configs of same model....
#22
mdfmdf7
Typing on it right now.
the good: nice screen, good keyboard, ok touchpad

The bad: Noisiest piece of $#@ ever - the fan will drive you crazy withing 10 minutes, even if it's on standby and not running anything. Just google lenovo forum g550 fan noise and see the mega thread there. It is literally louder than most desktops.

Thanks for the heads-up, hate noisy laptops, i'll be steering clear of this one.
1 Like #23
Lenovo are the Chinese concern that bought the PC manufacturing side of IBM.

There's two sorts of Lenovo.

1. The hewn from a solid block bulletproof corporate kit. Says ThinkPad on it and feels like an old school IBM.
2. The consumer stuff.

This is very much the latter. It's as good as a cheap Acer or similar, but I'd far prefer the former.

Edited By: MagicBoy on Dec 25, 2010 00:11
#24
I have a (different) Lenovo laptop and it's been fantastic.
#25
fuzzgun19
Has anyone heard of the make LONOVO? ...are they any good?

Lenovo is IBM
1 Like #26
I have 2 Lenovo Thinkpads, the most solid bit of kit going, never misses a beat and the X61 doesn't have a fan so is quiet as a quiet thing.. Currently looking at replacing it with an X201...
#27
I have this laptop I got it on xmas eve when it was this price. Its a damm fast machine and it does seem to have bluetooth. Excellent value for money. my only slight niggle with it is the clicking of the mouse buttons. but other wise great
#28
No dedicated graphics card makes it useless for anything even slightly demanding.
#29
Talicus
No dedicated graphics card makes it useless for anything even slightly demanding.


A bit silly to expect dedicated graphics at this price. However your statement is wrong.
#30
SLVAaron
fuzzgun19
Has anyone heard of the make LONOVO? ...are they any good?

Lenovo is IBM


Definitely not. They have a relationship with IBM, but they are not IBM. IBM have been steadily decreasing their shareholding with Lenovo.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenovo
#31
lenovo thinpads are the best, i really need a new one and if anyone see's a bargin price ps post it, as the lenovo sale is rubbish.

Thanks and merry christmas everyone.
1 Like #32
Lenovo bought IBM's PC division in 2005, there are still strong links (everyone at IBM has a Lenovo). Great quality products.
SLVAaron
fuzzgun19
Has anyone heard of the make LONOVO? ...are they any good?

Lenovo is IBM
#33
good specs but covers are made of cheap plastics.
#34
SLVAaron
Lenovo is IBM

Lenovo would like to be IBM but if they were I'm sure they'd use the name IBM.

Lenovo sounds like shampoo to most people.

They make great machines and they make cheap machines. This is the cheap side.

Edited By: Fujioka on Dec 25, 2010 18:16
#35
Hi all
if you dont remember IBM on all the Thinkpads then you obviously in your 20's at the latest.
They moved over to Levono a few years ago...
i am currently using a ibm t60 thinkpad, made of titanium (more recently used by Ironman!) and its had enough knocks, falls and toddler abuse over the last 3 years and its the best laptop ever owned (i have also had dell, hp, toshiba portege)

I am thinking of getting this as a internet laptop and i think it will be great. Its got a good review (available earlier in the thread) and at my time of writing its got a heat of over 500..... not very common for a "common" laptop at £300
Quid co too....

come on all you EXPERIENCED IT pro's, take on the psp generation.... :-)

Levono "because your worth it"


Edited By: emztastic on Dec 25, 2010 20:12
#36
No 'N' wireless and according to the TV adverts it was on sale at the higher price for less than 2 weeks which basically means the RRP is a load of rubbish.

Worth what its on sale for but no more.
#37
LENOVO = IBM
#38
TimeWarp
LENOVO = IBM


Lenovo biggest laptop seller in the world
#39
I wanted to add my 2p to this one as it may prove useful to some. I have a x301 Thinkpad and a 3000 N200, both by Lenovo.

As other have said the Thinkpad is great, good quality. The non-thinkpad (i.e. the 3000 N200) not so much. I would agree with the poster that likens the non-Thinkpads to brands such as Acer. Not to say the N200 is bad (quality) but it is like having cotton after having silk (er, or something like that - although I had the N200 first I still use both for different purposes).

Actually performance is probably not that different between the two other than the inclusion of additional instruction sets, VT etc. Not really a like for like comparison I know as an x301 is more the size of a Macbook air ('ish' apple fans) and the N200, hmm, a Thompsons directory? (if they still exist).

To put this in-perspective though you could buy about 5 of these for the cost of a x301 and still have your BFH, to quote Jim bowen...
#40
Am I missing something here?
"Intel Pentium Dual Core" - surely Dual 2 Core is the minimum to go for these days (???)
Not voted, until I get a response...thanks

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