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Yet another ultraportable 11.6" deal, although not from tesco this time :)

Save on laptops have just reduced the lenovo thinkpad edge 11 to £269.97 and thrown in an external usb too.

For all of you moaning about the acer ferrari's lack of an HDMI, here is your solution.

You get free bullguard anti-virus software too :)

Extra Info:

Thanks to gherkingHUD - "It's worth noting that the ATI 4225 graphics on this unit trumps the 3200 on the Acer recently featured, as it supports UVD2 for offloading the decoding of many video formats, including blu-ray.

Plays Half-life 2 deathmatch smoothly as well "


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Processor AMD Athlon II Neo (K125, 1.7GHz, 1MB Cache)
Screen 11.6" (HD, 1366 x 768, WXGA LED)
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit
RAM 2GB
Hard Drive 250GB
Optical Drive DVD Rewriter (External USB Super Multi Dual-Layer Drive)
Graphics Integrated (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4225 Graphics with up to 1534MB Shared Memory)
Wireless LAN Wireless (802.11b/g/n Wireless)
Network Card 10/100/1000 Gigabit Fast Ethernet
Integrated Webcam Integrated Webcam with Microphone
Card Reader 3-in-1 card reader (SD/SDHC,MMC)
USB Ports 3x USB 2.0 ports
Bluetooth Version 2.0
Speakers Intergrated Stereo Speakers
VGA Port 1 External VGA Port
Kensington Lock Kensington lock slot
Charge Time 2.5 Hours
HDMI 1x HDMI Port
Warranty 12 Months Warranty - Direct with Lenovo
Battery Life 3-4 Hours (up to 4 hours with power management)
Weight 1-2 Kg (This Model 1.46 Kg)

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#1
http://suansuantiantian.com/uploadfiles/suansuantiantiancom-1284154803/lenovo-thinkpad-edge-11-review_1.jpg

It gets pretty nice reviews too :)
3 Likes #2
Sorry but the price you pay is £369.97 .

You then claim back £100 here
#3
realblender
not a dual core processor but higher clock and that nipple pointer and not an acer = winner


+1. In terms of knockdown price, it's probably not as good a deal as the acer ferrari at tesco. However this is one hell of a machine. All of the flaws of the ferrari are solved in this machine, so I think it's a good deal. These are normally £350+ too.
#4
williamj1
realblender
not a dual core processor but higher clock and that nipple pointer and not an acer = winner
+1. In terms of knockdown price, it's probably not as good a deal as the acer ferrari at tesco. However this is one hell of a machine. All of the flaws of the ferrari are solved in this machine, so I think it's a good deal. These are normally £350+ too.
And this one is too £369.97

Order one to see :)
#5
It's worth noting that the ATI 4225 graphics on this unit trumps the 3200 on the Acer recently featured, as it supports UVD2 for offloading the decoding of many video formats, including blu-ray.

Plays Half-life 2 deathmatch smoothly as well :)

The UVD 2 features full bitstream decoding of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, VC-1, as well as MPEG2 video streams, and in addition it also supports dual video stream decoding and Picture-in-Picture mode. This makes UVD2 full BD-Live compliant.


Shame about not being dual-core (I have a laptop with the K325 1.3Ghz dual-core), but it'll still be very capable, and adds out-of-order execution that Intel's Atom doesn't.

EDIT: Looks like it comes with an external dvd writer too, even more of a bargain! Also adds HDMI that the Acer doesn't have.

Edited By: gherkingHUD on Jan 30, 2011 17:23
#6
v2drinkers
williamj1
realblender
not a dual core processor but higher clock and that nipple pointer and not an acer = winner
+1. In terms of knockdown price, it's probably not as good a deal as the acer ferrari at tesco. However this is one hell of a machine. All of the flaws of the ferrari are solved in this machine, so I think it's a good deal. These are normally £350+ too.
And this one is too £369.97


Order one to see :)


But you get cashback... direct from lenovo!

Edited By: williamj1 on Jan 30, 2011 17:24
#7
There is never any guarantee with cashback no matter which company you get it from!

Edited By: v2drinkers on Jan 30, 2011 17:26
1 Like #8
#9
how does the graphics compare with the ion? i have a hp mini 311c and wondering if this can play 1080p smoothly in linux and windows.
#10
v2drinkers
There is never any guarantee with cashback no matter which company you get it from!


Well that's a risk that the consumer has to decide... but that doesn't mean its not a good deal. And both lenovo and saveonlaptops are two highly reputable companies. That would be unusual if something went to pot. What's more, save on laptops do cashback deals all the time, and all the reviews on their site and others would seem to suggest they go through just fine.
#11
IF you don't need an ultraportable specifically and/or HDMI then the following laptop is £30 cheaper and has a CPU about 3 times better (this CPU benchmark 492). (Just as a comparison)...
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/compaq-cq56-103sa-laptop-intel-celeron-t3500-2gb-250gb-15-6-screen-windows-7-hom/864151/ £240



Edited By: Musicrab on Jan 30, 2011 17:38
1 Like #12

It is, £219 with cashback is a bargain, fill ur boots !!!!!
1 Like #13
Rudz
It is, £219 with cashback is a bargain, fill ur boots !!!!!

No cashback with the above model. Must have the external USB DVD 43N3264, as per this deal.

Edited By: Musicrab on Jan 30, 2011 17:45
#14
Rudz


It is, £219 with cashback is a bargain, fill ur boots !!!!!


No, be careful it's not. In order to receive the cashback it must be the version with the external DVD.
#15
Can someone please explain if the processor is good enough for normal day to day work, not to be used for games etc thanks!
#16
As far as I can see it needs the external USB to qualify for the cashback??
Onmi

#17
1nh
Can someone please explain if the processor is good enough for normal day to day work, not to be used for games etc thanks!


I would say so, however that depends on your definition of normal day to day work.

Word processing, web browsing, video etc is all great :)
#18
ahh jeez, another netbook/small laptop thrown into the mix to make my decision even more confusing...
#19
Jollux
ahh jeez, another netbook/small laptop thrown into the mix to make my decision even more confusing...


Well I've done a fair bit of research into the category for myself. Took me 2 months to make a decision :P So ask away and I'll try my best to help.. what is the dilemma?




Edited By: williamj1 on Jan 30, 2011 18:02: 1
#20
These are fantastic little machines. Heat added, though if I remember last time I posted a Lenovo cashback deal people moaned about payouts taking much longer than advertised:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/thinkpad-edge-15-274-for-amd-369-fo/780470/?page=7#post10470301
#22
Be careful though, some of those use an i3 core processor... this is the AMD K125 version.

If you want to get an accurate idea of it's performance, look around at similar spec'd machine reviews to see how it performs. Reviews of the hp dm1, dell m101z single core etc will all give an idea.

Nice video of the product... - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJzEhpXcxz8


Edited By: williamj1 on Jan 30, 2011 18:21
#23
can this handle 1080p bluray rips?
#24
Good deal. But I think I would rather (and might well) get the i3 version which also gives you 320GB drive and W7 Pro rather than Home Premium. Can be had online for about £400 (after the same £100 cashback).
#25
williamj1
Rudz



It is, £219 with cashback is a bargain, fill ur boots !!!!!

No, be careful it's not. In order to receive the cashback it must be the version with the external DVD.

Are you sure tho, NVZ3BUK is included in the cashback deal ?

Edited By: Rudz on Jan 30, 2011 20:26
#26
Rudz
williamj1
Rudz


It is, £219 with cashback is a bargain, fill ur boots !!!!!


No, be careful it's not. In order to receive the cashback it must be the version with the external DVD.


Are you sure tho, NVZ3BUK is included in the cashback deal ?


Yes but you need to have the USB Drive on the same invoice if I understand correctly. This doesn't have it but the other one does
#27
EvilGazebo
Good deal. But I think I would rather (and might well) get the i3 version which also gives you 320GB drive and W7 Pro rather than Home Premium. Can be had online for about £400 (after the same £100 cashback).


Do u have the link to the i3 version pls cant find it for £400. Thanks
#28
1nh
EvilGazebo
Good deal. But I think I would rather (and might well) get the i3 version which also gives you 320GB drive and W7 Pro rather than Home Premium. Can be had online for about £400 (after the same £100 cashback).


Do u have the link to the i3 version pls cant find it for £400. Thanks


i3 version here - http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenovo_ThinkPad_Edge_1_1007846.html

Edited By: williamj1 on Jan 30, 2011 21:15
#29
The tesco Ferrari Acer is 1.2ghz DUAL core whereas this one is 1.7ghz SINGLE core - so which is better? me thinks 1.2ghz Dual core is better(?)

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-ferrari-one-f200-netbook-laptop-11-6-win7-hp-2gb-250gb-ati-223-delivered-te/864238




Edited By: abs on Jan 30, 2011 21:26
#30
The acer scores slightly higher on benchmarks, but on overall performance there would be very little difference in reality.

And as someone else said - "It's worth noting that the ATI 4225 graphics on this unit trumps the 3200 on the Acer recently featured, as it supports UVD2 for offloading the decoding of many video formats, including blu-ray. "

This also has
- an HDMI port
- much better graphics capabilities
- a dvd rewriter
- no stupid ferrari logo's

It depends on what you need it for....


Edited By: williamj1 on Jan 30, 2011 21:26
#31
williamj1
1nh
EvilGazebo
Good deal. But I think I would rather (and might well) get the i3 version which also gives you 320GB drive and W7 Pro rather than Home Premium. Can be had online for about £400 (after the same £100 cashback).


Do u have the link to the i3 version pls cant find it for £400. Thanks


i3 version here - http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenovo_ThinkPad_Edge_1_1007846.html


Or buy this:

http://www.morecomputers.com/productreviews.asp?pn=nvy4luk

and this:

http://www.morecomputers.com/extra.asp?pn=43n3264

together for £500 minus £100 cashback and you get a free USB DVD Burner
#32
williamj1


This also has
...
- no stupid ferrari logo's



+1 - that's what stopped me jumping on that one
#33
The AMD Neo II chips are built on a 45nm process, making them cooler and easier on the battery than the chip in the 11' Ferrari model.

I find the Neo II models to be underrated on the CPU passmark benchmark site. The K325 is listed at 776, but I managed to get 812 on my Dell M101Z. Remember that benchmark sites don't account for how fast a laptop 'feels' - This chip may not match the Intel ULV chips in power per MHz, but they more than make up for it with value and better than average graphics that don't borrow CPU power.

Just my opinion! :)
#34
Doesn't the Acer also have a DVD writer? It says in the description it has a dual layer optical drive - is this the same as a Dual Layer DVD writer?

http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.208-4552.aspx

But I agree - it boils down to what you want. The Acer is cheaper but slightly inferior in overall features but very little difference between the two in terms of value for money


williamj1
The acer scores slightly higher on benchmarks, but on overall performance there would be very little difference in reality.

And as someone else said - "It's worth noting that the ATI 4225 graphics on this unit trumps the 3200 on the Acer recently featured, as it supports UVD2 for offloading the decoding of many video formats, including blu-ray. "

This also has
- an HDMI port
- much better graphics capabilities
- a dvd rewriter
- no stupid ferrari logo's

It depends on what you need it for....




Edited By: abs on Jan 30, 2011 21:51
#35
gherkingHUD
The AMD Neo II chips are built on a 45nm process, making them cooler and easier on the battery than the chip in the 11' Ferrari model.

I find the Neo II models to be underrated on the CPU passmark benchmark site. The K325 is listed at 776, but I managed to get 812 on my Dell M101Z. Remember that benchmark sites don't account for how fast a laptop 'feels' - This chip may not match the Intel ULV chips in power per MHz, but they more than make up for it with value and better than average graphics that don't borrow CPU power.

Just my opinion! :)


+1.

Out of interest, how do you test the benchmarks? Can you link me to the same program, as I wouldn't mind having a go on my own dell m101z just for fun?
#37
want to buy it but resisting

thing is at one time people use to buy pc's just for word processing. now most buy pc's for one thing and one thing only the internet

now if you buy a laptop/netbook which is a portable pc then you;d hope to use the internet with it

out and about the only internet you are likely to use is the mobile internet, which is costly

also a lot of these laptops dont even have a sim card slot to accomodate a mobile sim, to access the internet begs the question is it worth it?!
#39
adam2116
want to buy it but resisting

thing is at one time people use to buy pc's just for word processing. now most buy pc's for one thing and one thing only the internet

now if you buy a laptop/netbook which is a portable pc then you;d hope to use the internet with it

out and about the only internet you are likely to use is the mobile internet, which is costly

also a lot of these laptops dont even have a sim card slot to accomodate a mobile sim, to access the internet begs the question is it worth it?!


Worth it for you no, worth it for plenty of other people definitely yes. You must have considered and rejected the idea of a 3G dongle so no point going over that.
#40
I bought an Edge 15 in November in a similar deal from the same manufacturer. The Windows synaptic driver suffers from an issue whereby the pointer sticks which becomes very annoying, although no problem for me using Ubuntu. The screen is pretty poor; I can see the individual pixels. Aside from these things its good value for money. Lastly, I was due my cashback three weeks ago and each week I have chased Lenovo who have promised my cash back each week. About to email them asking why I've not received my cashback for the third week...

Edited By: Andysan on Jan 30, 2011 23:12

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