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Awesome deal:) Brand new business class laptop. Excellent specs and new :) This is usually about £1000 :) Be quick coz only 52 in stock, they do go quickly in bulk :) Anybody knows any ecoupons maybe?

ThinkPad Edge S430

Model Highlights
Part number: N3B57UK
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New
Processor
Intel® Core™ i7-3520M Processor (4M Cache, 2.90 GHz)
Operating system
Genuine Windows 8 Professional 64 - English
System Graphics
Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Total memory
8GB (2 X 4GB) PC3-12800 DDR3 1600MHz SDRAM SODIMM Memory
Display type
14.0” HD+ (1600 x 900) LED Backlight w/720p HD Camera
Pointing device
UltraNav (TrackPoint and TouchPad) with Fingerprint Reader
Hard drive device
500GB, 7200RPM Serial ATA 2.5” Hard Drive
Optical device
DVD Recordable Serial ATA
Battery
4 Cell Lithium Polymer Battery (Up to 4.0 Hours Run Time)
Bluetooth
None
WWAN
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230 (2x2 BGN & BT4)
Finger print reader
No Fingerprint Reader
Warranty
1 Year Standard Depot Warranty
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#1
7200rpm HDD that's really good, most in this price bracket are 5400. That should really help boot and load times.
1 Like #2
cracking deal.
#3
stuellis
7200rpm HDD that's really good, most in this price bracket are 5400. That should really help boot and load times.

id say not really, they run hotter and will never be an increase in speed compared to an SSD.
#4
stuellis
7200rpm HDD that's really good, most in this price bracket are 5400. That should really help boot and load times.
who cares, bin hdd put ssd and this will fly :D I had t430 with i5 and 256ssd boots up instantly 8) real pleasure to work (always stays cool), only issue I had with t430 was sound. For some reason would go off...
For this price this is excellent lappy :)
1 Like #5
Anthonis
stuellis
7200rpm HDD that's really good, most in this price bracket are 5400. That should really help boot and load times.
who cares, bin hdd put ssd and this will fly :D I had t430 with i5 and 256ssd boots up instantly 8) real pleasure to work (always stays cool), only issue I had with t430 was sound. For some reason would go off...
For this price this is excellent lappy :)

For some people 256gb is not alot of data and anyone spending £500 is not likely to want to spend another £120 to loose 1/2 there space.
#6
stuellis
Anthonis
stuellis
7200rpm HDD that's really good, most in this price bracket are 5400. That should really help boot and load times.
who cares, bin hdd put ssd and this will fly :D I had t430 with i5 and 256ssd boots up instantly 8) real pleasure to work (always stays cool), only issue I had with t430 was sound. For some reason would go off...
For this price this is excellent lappy :)

For some people 256gb is not alot of data and anyone spending £500 is not likely to want to spend another £120 to loose 1/2 there space.
Did I mention that this is business laptop worth 1k? Who ever gonna buy this will find even 400quid for ssd with extra space :D
Business users don't need (usually) 1tb of space for some stupid games..... :D
Do not compare this to home users alright? :{
#7
Good spec for the price.
1 Like #8
Looks like a good deal, bear in mind that processor is dual core NOT quad core. RAM is upgradeable to 16GB & also comes with:
- 2 x USB 3 ports
- thunderbolt port
- display port
- mini HDMI

http://mediapool.getthespec.com/media.jpg?m=2XDIo9YXg0kFTaqbk%2fy%2fTw%3d%3d&v=HR
#9
The only problem with this laptop is the wifi card. I have the 2230 in my Lenovo and it's awful.

jackvdbuk
stuellis
7200rpm HDD that's really good, most in this price bracket are 5400. That should really help boot and load times.

id say not really, they run hotter and will never be an increase in speed compared to an SSD.

That varies, some 7200s run cooler than some 5400s etc. I agree though, an SSD is always best.


Anthonis
stuellis
7200rpm HDD that's really good, most in this price bracket are 5400. That should really help boot and load times.
who cares, bin hdd put ssd and this will fly :D I had t430 with i5 and 256ssd boots up instantly 8) real pleasure to work (always stays cool), only issue I had with t430 was sound. For some reason would go off...
For this price this is excellent lappy :)

The S430 has a mSata slot, so you can keep the hard drive and have an SSD as well.
#10
nublets2k
The only problem with this laptop is the wifi card. I have the 2230 in my Lenovo and it's awful.

jackvdbuk
stuellis
7200rpm HDD that's really good, most in this price bracket are 5400. That should really help boot and load times.

id say not really, they run hotter and will never be an increase in speed compared to an SSD.

That varies, some 7200s run cooler than some 5400s etc. I agree though, an SSD is always best.


Anthonis
stuellis
7200rpm HDD that's really good, most in this price bracket are 5400. That should really help boot and load times.
who cares, bin hdd put ssd and this will fly :D I had t430 with i5 and 256ssd boots up instantly 8) real pleasure to work (always stays cool), only issue I had with t430 was sound. For some reason would go off...
For this price this is excellent lappy :)

The S430 has a mSata slot, so you can keep the hard drive and have an SSD as well.

Well even better:) Is mSata port easily accessible or involves tear down?:) Regarding wifi - have you tried different card? I have 2230 in my friends aio system and he never had any issues.

Edited By: Anthonis on Dec 15, 2013 16:16
#11
Good laptop. I would have bought it but not keen on Win8.
#12
One less in stock now ;).
#13
How good would this be in gaming? That i7 seems awesome but the HD 4000 seems worrying if this is usually priced around £1000 :S
Would an i5 3337U + GT 740M be better than this?
#14
no dedicated graphics, so not for gamers but otherwise good price for spec.
for gaming either go for a 3rd gen i7 that IS 4 core, dell 15R se, for example. or a 4700/4702 mq/hq which is the current 4th gen i7 with 4 cores.


Edited By: downwardspiral159 on Dec 15, 2013 17:18
#15
This runs Win8 which is a very unstable OS. You're probably better off getting this and installing a double boot-up OS including Linux. The other option is to go for an older Dell machine which has Win XP already installed. The processor is quite fast but can also heat up if used hard..
#16
Anthonis
stuellis
Anthonis
stuellis
7200rpm HDD that's really good, most in this price bracket are 5400. That should really help boot and load times.
who cares, bin hdd put ssd and this will fly :D I had t430 with i5 and 256ssd boots up instantly 8) real pleasure to work (always stays cool), only issue I had with t430 was sound. For some reason would go off...
For this price this is excellent lappy :)

For some people 256gb is not alot of data and anyone spending £500 is not likely to want to spend another £120 to loose 1/2 there space.
Did I mention that this is business laptop worth 1k? Who ever gonna buy this will find even 400quid for ssd with extra space :D
Business users don't need (usually) 1tb of space for some stupid games..... :D
Do not compare this to home users alright? :{


What a lovely attitude you have. What you've failed to notice is that it is now at a home user price range. Alright?
#17
This or the other Amazon Lenovo deal? I would have chosen this, but I do a bit of gaming too.

Help?
#18
How does this compare against other Lenovo's at the same price? How does it compare in build quality to the T series?
#19
firstofficer
This runs Win8 which is a very unstable OS. You're probably better off getting this and installing a double boot-up OS including Linux. The other option is to go for an older Dell machine which has Win XP already installed. The processor is quite fast but can also heat up if used hard..
Brain dead individual.
#20
So what if its buisness spec at home user price
#21
Good price.
#22
firstofficer
This runs Win8 which is a very unstable OS. You're probably better off getting this and installing a double boot-up OS including Linux. The other option is to go for an older Dell machine which has Win XP already installed. The processor is quite fast but can also heat up if used hard..

What are you talking about. I use several Win 8 PC's and its every bit as stable as Win 7 and a lot more secure. Win 8 is really an upgraded Win 7 with a new user interface.
#23
Why has it only 4 cell lithium
1 Like #24
firstofficer
This runs Win8 which is a very unstable OS. You're probably better off getting this and installing a double boot-up OS including Linux. The other option is to go for an older Dell machine which has Win XP already installed. The processor is quite fast but can also heat up if used hard..

You say windows 8 is unstable..........then tell people to use linux.

LOL
suspended#25
craigstephens
Anthonis
stuellis
Anthonis
stuellis
7200rpm HDD that's really good, most in this price bracket are 5400. That should really help boot and load times.
who cares, bin hdd put ssd and this will fly :D I had t430 with i5 and 256ssd boots up instantly 8) real pleasure to work (always stays cool), only issue I had with t430 was sound. For some reason would go off...
For this price this is excellent lappy :)

For some people 256gb is not alot of data and anyone spending £500 is not likely to want to spend another £120 to loose 1/2 there space.
Did I mention that this is business laptop worth 1k? Who ever gonna buy this will find even 400quid for ssd with extra space :D
Business users don't need (usually) 1tb of space for some stupid games..... :D
Do not compare this to home users alright? :{

What a lovely attitude you have. What you've failed to notice is that it is now at a home user price range. Alright?

Anyone using a laptop to store the bulk of their data needs their heads testing. 240GB SSD can be had for £105, sell the drive it comes with to re-coup a part of that if you already have external storage.
#26
:p great find
#27
Anthonis
nublets2k
The only problem with this laptop is the wifi card. I have the 2230 in my Lenovo and it's awful.

jackvdbuk
stuellis
7200rpm HDD that's really good, most in this price bracket are 5400. That should really help boot and load times.

id say not really, they run hotter and will never be an increase in speed compared to an SSD.

That varies, some 7200s run cooler than some 5400s etc. I agree though, an SSD is always best.


Anthonis
stuellis
7200rpm HDD that's really good, most in this price bracket are 5400. That should really help boot and load times.
who cares, bin hdd put ssd and this will fly :D I had t430 with i5 and 256ssd boots up instantly 8) real pleasure to work (always stays cool), only issue I had with t430 was sound. For some reason would go off...
For this price this is excellent lappy :)

The S430 has a mSata slot, so you can keep the hard drive and have an SSD as well.

Well even better:) Is mSata port easily accessible or involves tear down?:) Regarding wifi - have you tried different card? I have 2230 in my friends aio system and he never had any issues.

It's under the keyboard. It uses the same slot as wwan so unfortunately you can't have both, but if you don't want wwan then you're all set. Otherwise you could always put the hdd in the optical bay.

A lot of people are having problems with the 2230 on Lenovo systems, so it could be Lenovo specific. They also blacklist other cards in the bios, so it can be difficult to get a replacement unless you have a hacked bios.

It also doesn't support 5Ghz which sucks.

firstofficer
This runs Win8 which is a very unstable OS. You're probably better off getting this and installing a double boot-up OS including Linux. The other option is to go for an older Dell machine which has Win XP already installed. The processor is quite fast but can also heat up if used hard..

8 is more stable than both 7 and Linux. Have you actually used it? And the processor has the same tdp as an i5 and less than an i7, so it won't heat up much.


parabolica
craigstephens
Anthonis
stuellis
Anthonis
stuellis
7200rpm HDD that's really good, most in this price bracket are 5400. That should really help boot and load times.
who cares, bin hdd put ssd and this will fly :D I had t430 with i5 and 256ssd boots up instantly 8) real pleasure to work (always stays cool), only issue I had with t430 was sound. For some reason would go off...
For this price this is excellent lappy :)

For some people 256gb is not alot of data and anyone spending £500 is not likely to want to spend another £120 to loose 1/2 there space.
Did I mention that this is business laptop worth 1k? Who ever gonna buy this will find even 400quid for ssd with extra space :D
Business users don't need (usually) 1tb of space for some stupid games..... :D
Do not compare this to home users alright? :{

What a lovely attitude you have. What you've failed to notice is that it is now at a home user price range. Alright?

Anyone using a laptop to store the bulk of their data needs their heads testing.

What's wrong with that?
1 Like #28
Yes, all well and good, but it's not really a Thinkpad.
#29
craigstephens
Anthonis
stuellis
Anthonis
stuellis
7200rpm HDD that's really good, most in this price bracket are 5400. That should really help boot and load times.
who cares, bin hdd put ssd and this will fly :D I had t430 with i5 and 256ssd boots up instantly 8) real pleasure to work (always stays cool), only issue I had with t430 was sound. For some reason would go off...
For this price this is excellent lappy :)

For some people 256gb is not alot of data and anyone spending £500 is not likely to want to spend another £120 to loose 1/2 there space.
Did I mention that this is business laptop worth 1k? Who ever gonna buy this will find even 400quid for ssd with extra space :D
Business users don't need (usually) 1tb of space for some stupid games..... :D
Do not compare this to home users alright? :{

What a lovely attitude you have. What you've failed to notice is that it is now at a home user price range. Alright?

Because its Christmas so be happy:D Home user price range wth is that? :D


Edited By: Anthonis on Dec 15, 2013 19:55
#30
Has been submitted and is being processed ???.
#31
Windows 8 more stable than Linux? on what grounds exactly?
#32
firstofficer
This runs Win8 which is a very unstable OS. You're probably better off getting this and installing a double boot-up OS including Linux. The other option is to go for an older Dell machine which has Win XP already installed. The processor is quite fast but can also heat up if used hard..

I've been running Windows 8 since it was first released to MSDN subscribers. It's a fantastic OS and definitely not unstable!
#33
Apart from the high speed disc and better screen does this advantage average user over say Z500 ( - 500 + quid )

Edited By: logohigh on Dec 15, 2013 23:51
#34
Ordered - looks nice....
#35
firstofficer
This runs Win8 which is a very unstable OS. You're probably better off getting this and installing a double boot-up OS including Linux. The other option is to go for an older Dell machine which has Win XP already installed. The processor is quite fast but can also heat up if used hard..
Most idiotic post of the month. Apart from Win8 comment, how can you recommend XP when Support Ends April 8th 2014?
#36
Why would you buy this over Z500, please ?

:|

Edited By: logohigh on Dec 16, 2013 11:16
#37
Looks excellent to me. I purchased to early think this is better bargain.
#39
Ive purchased this and will be returning the z500 mainly because of the better res screen.

Also Quidco as tracked for me at £12.48.
#40
does anyone know if the warranty definitely can be extended to 3 years?

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