LENOVO YOGA 510 14" 2 in 1 Laptop, i7-6500U, 8GB (DDR4), 256GB SSD, Full HD £599.99 @ Currys - HotUKDeals
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LENOVO YOGA 510 14" 2 in 1 Laptop, i7-6500U, 8GB (DDR4), 256GB SSD, Full HD £599.99 @ Currys

£599.99 @ Currys
Also has: 8.5 hour battery AMD Radeon R5 M430 graphics Backlit keyboard Any good for the price or better to wait for Black Friday? Edit: I think "LENOVO50" for £50 off won't work and is…
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3m, 1w agoFound 3 months, 1 week ago
Also has:

8.5 hour battery

AMD Radeon R5 M430 graphics

Backlit keyboard

Any good for the price or better to wait for Black Friday?

Edit: I think "LENOVO50" for £50 off won't work and is only applicable to a different model?

However, "LAPTOP3" seems to work, bringing the price down to £581.99, though I think this expires Sunday 20th.

Edit2: 10% quidco this weekend! Not sure if it's a good idea to combine with the 3% code above though??
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#1
can you use code LENOVO50 for £50 off too?
1 Like #2
can you use code LENOVO50 for £50 off?
#3
looking for one too for myself, wait to see any comments ;)
1 Like #4
lapsap_c
can you use code LENOVO50 for £50 off?


Hi, I've edited the original post with an answer.
1 Like #5
Very good price for spec, heat
2 Likes #6
Good price for the spec but body is made of plastic and screen not too brilliant. Better wait for the dark Friday deals..
#7
There's the i5 version which looks to be pretty much the same for £50 less @ £549.99. The is spec here:

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-yoga-510-14-2-in-1-black-10146248-pdt.html

And the processor comparison is here:

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-6500U-vs-Intel-Core-i5-6200U

Edited By: messyhead on Nov 19, 2016 08:53: Add price
#8
messyhead
There's the i5 version which looks to be pretty much the same for £50 less @ £549.99. The is spec here:

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-yoga-510-14-2-in-1-black-10146248-pdt.html

And the processor comparison is here:

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-6500U-vs-Intel-Core-i5-6200U


​the SSD on that one is 128
2 Likes #9
messyhead
There's the i5 version which looks to be pretty much the same for £50 less @ £549.99. The is spec here:

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-yoga-510-14-2-in-1-black-10146248-pdt.html

And the processor comparison is here:

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-6500U-vs-Intel-Core-i5-6200U


Yeah I saw that too, but figured i7 and double SSD for an extra £50 was worth it?? Don't claim to be an expert though.
#10
sunnygilluk
messyhead
There's the i5 version which looks to be pretty much the same for £50 less @ £549.99. The is spec here:

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-yoga-510-14-2-in-1-black-10146248-pdt.html

And the processor comparison is here:

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-6500U-vs-Intel-Core-i5-6200U


​the SSD on that one is 128


I missed that, yeah the £50 for the extra 128gb is probably worth it.
1 Like #11
Whats the point of the AMD Radeon R5 M430?
3 Likes #12
jaydeeuk1
Whats the point of the AMD Radeon R5 M430?
Box ticking label.
1 Like #13
10% quidco with free delivery too :)
1 Like #14
why can none of these laptops outdo my 7 year old 2600k desktop?! I'm dying for a laptop, but don't want a performance downgrade. I remember back when processors doubled in performance every year..... :(
#15
How well would Sims 4 run on this?
1 Like #16
Pity they stuck a GPU that is almost exactly equal to the Intel 520, I'd rather save the £20 and battery life.
#17
Like the Lenovos - 14" touchscreen, compact, backlit keyboard, but should be a lot cheaper with last year's CPUs. Agree with the comments about the stupid GPU too, just going 2 make it hotter & heavier. Anyone know the HDMI spec?
#18
Just realised I should be able to get this for £510 - hopefully get 10% quidco if I buy this weekend (£60), plus I have an Amex cashback card where I'm getting 5% back for the 1st three months (£30).

A no-brainer at £510??? Please advise people! (I know the quidco isn't guaranteed)
3 Likes #19
maltikism
why can none of these laptops outdo my 7 year old 2600k desktop?! I'm dying for a laptop, but don't want a performance downgrade. I remember back when processors doubled in performance every year..... :(

Where do I start...your 2600k has a mains supply, so power draw is not a concern. It has a TDP of 95W while the CPU in this model is 15W. Overall performance gains have stagnated for a few years now but performance per watt is where the improvement has been. Die shrinks (32nm -> 14nm) have allowed this power reduction. See here and here for more comparisons. Additionally the thermal constraints of being in a laptop body compared to having a large heatsink/water cooler in a tower obviously favour the desktop chip. Which will be 6 years old in January, so your desktop can't be as old as you think.

If you are looking for a high performance laptop then look for CPUs with the HQ or HK suffix, these are generally quad cores running at 45W such as this one.
3 Likes #20
Much better deal than that £850 Macbook Air from the other thread.

You don't get a load of Apple fanboys thrown in with this laptop either!
2 Likes #21
thel33ter
Pity they stuck a GPU that is almost exactly equal to the Intel 520, I'd rather save the £20 and battery life.

It would presumably have dedicated ram for the GPU so freeing up more system ram at least.
#22
Pondlife
thel33ter
Pity they stuck a GPU that is almost exactly equal to the Intel 520, I'd rather save the £20 and battery life.
It would presumably have dedicated ram for the GPU so freeing up more system ram at least.
And also better at video acceleration ...
#23
cldox
maltikism
why can none of these laptops outdo my 7 year old 2600k desktop?! I'm dying for a laptop, but don't want a performance downgrade. I remember back when processors doubled in performance every year..... :(

Where do I start...your 2600k has a mains supply, so power draw is not a concern. It has a TDP of 95W while the CPU in this model is 15W. Overall performance gains have stagnated for a few years now but performance per watt is where the improvement has been. Die shrinks (32nm -> 14nm) have allowed this power reduction. See here and here for more comparisons. Additionally the thermal constraints of being in a laptop body compared to having a large heatsink/water cooler in a tower obviously favour the desktop chip. Which will be 6 years old in January, so your desktop can't be as old as you think.

If you are looking for a high performance laptop then look for CPUs with the HQ or HK suffix, these are generally quad cores running at 45W such as this one.


​you are amazing. thank you <3
#24
bilbob
Pondlife
thel33ter
Pity they stuck a GPU that is almost exactly equal to the Intel 520, I'd rather save the £20 and battery life.
It would presumably have dedicated ram for the GPU so freeing up more system ram at least.
And also better at video acceleration ...

But it's not really
#25
Pondlife
bilbob
Pondlife
thel33ter
Pity they stuck a GPU that is almost exactly equal to the Intel 520, I'd rather save the £20 and battery life.
It would presumably have dedicated ram for the GPU so freeing up more system ram at least.
And also better at video acceleration ...
But it's not really
I'm willing to bet it is. It'll be optimised for 265 and the like, whereas the intel one won't be. I'm not saying it's born winner, but it will be better over all (very marginally) than the intel equivalent.
#26
I have this and paid £630 for it last month. Been very impressed with it. Touch screen is great, will play BF4 quite comfortably on low mid settings at 60 Hz. Battery life around 7 hours.
#27
robchester
I have this and paid £630 for it last month. Been very impressed with it. Touch screen is great, will play BF4 quite comfortably on low mid settings at 60 Hz. Battery life around 7 hours.
Whats the build quality like? Is it plasticky? Will it stand up to being chucked about in a backpack? Does it flex? Can it make banana muffins?
1 Like #28
bilbob
robchester
I have this and paid £630 for it last month. Been very impressed with it. Touch screen is great, will play BF4 quite comfortably on low mid settings at 60 Hz. Battery life around 7 hours.
Whats the build quality like? Is it plasticky? Will it stand up to being chucked about in a backpack? Does it flex? Can it make banana muffins?

Yes it is plasticky and screen is not too brilliant either but being a '3 in 1' convertible the hinges must be good enough. I saw one in flesh in currys and wasnt impressed by look n feel. Therefore went for the next model up (710) that has a full metal body and sharper screen.
1 Like #29
Back up at £699, I shouldn't of waited until Black Friday :(
#30
I was expecting it to stay over the bf sale too​ :(
1 Like #31
christinapetit
I was expecting it to stay over the bf sale too​ :(

I'm so annoyed, I spent ages looking at different laptops and prices and finally decided on this one to then find they put the price up by a £100 for black Friday :( Do you think it might drop again before Christmas? I hope it does :(
#32
little_deal_minx
christinapetit
I was expecting it to stay over the bf sale too​ :(

I'm so annoyed, I spent ages looking at different laptops and prices and finally decided on this one to then find they put the price up by a £100 for black Friday :( Do you think it might drop again before Christmas? I hope it does :(


​same here, the i5 version instore is 549 but online it's 599 weird :(

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