Amazon Deal - Lenovo Ideapad 100 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black) - (Intel Core i5-5200U, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB Storage, Windows 10 Home) £299.99 Amazon
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Amazon Deal - Lenovo Ideapad 100 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black) - (Intel Core i5-5200U, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB Storage, Windows 10 Home) £299.99 Amazon

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voted hot good spec for the Money

A refurbished model sold by amazon with full amazon guarantee is £228.29 after the £50 discount on amazon warehouse items mentioned in an earlier post.
Edited by: "jigger1" 14th Nov 2016

It's been this price twice so far, once in August and then in September. Seems like at the end of every month they dip the price down to £299, this time they've delayed it for "black Friday sales".

Battery life is only 4 hours and it's difficult to find up to date reviews on it (There's at least 4-5 models with the exact same name but different specs). RAM is also DDR3 and the laptop is quite heavy at 2.8kg.

Decent deal, but considering it's been this price several times before I wouldn't call it special or a must buy. Will keep on waiting and see what other deals "Black Friday" throws up.

built in battery

OP .. would help to mention Amazon at least once, somewhere in your Deal for everyone?. :-)

Voted hot, unfortunately before I realised it wasn.t full HD resolution 1920x1080, annoying!

jasee

Voted hot, unfortunately before I realised it wasn.t full HD … Voted hot, unfortunately before I realised it wasn.t full HD resolution 1920x1080, annoying!



​In the age of 4k and Hdr, I don't know why laptop screens are still so behind. We can get 4k screen on mobile but not on laptop.

I am pretty sure i5-5200U is Intel HD 5500, which does support 1080p but screen is shockingly bad
Got excited a little at the spec, but res killed the deal, no wonder they push them at a "massive discount" price, which seems to work for most people that haven't got much of a clue

sam_of_london

​In the age of 4k and Hdr, I don't know why laptop screens are still so b … ​In the age of 4k and Hdr, I don't know why laptop screens are still so behind. We can get 4k screen on mobile but not on laptop.



Maybe to save on battery life? Maybe so that the system runs faster, considering the CPUs are usually quite weak? Maybe just because most laptops are budget tier and the creators need to cut corners somehow.

I haven't got a clue. Would be interested in finding out.

Also interested in finding out why laptops full stop are so expensive. Don't feel like the item justifies the price most of the time.

sam_of_london

​In the age of 4k and Hdr, I don't know why laptop screens are still so b … ​In the age of 4k and Hdr, I don't know why laptop screens are still so behind. We can get 4k screen on mobile but not on laptop.



Do you ever say anything different???

the screen resolution isnt just determined by the screen , its a number of things.
if they put a full hd screen in a laptop then they have to fit a better GPU to run it, then they have to fit a higher spec motherboard/chipset to run the GPU ?
all of those things push the price up from a budget £300 laptop to a £500+ laptop.

Salfordgirl1

Maybe to save on battery life? Maybe so that the system runs faster, … Maybe to save on battery life? Maybe so that the system runs faster, considering the CPUs are usually quite weak? Maybe just because most laptops are budget tier and the creators need to cut corners somehow.I haven't got a clue. Would be interested in finding out.Also interested in finding out why laptops full stop are so expensive. Don't feel like the item justifies the price most of the time.



Overkill is the answer. It taxes laptop batteries and content on laptops is almost never tuned for 4K resolution. Plus those damn 4K displays are expensive on laptops (the Lenovo 910 has one if you really want one) and even the ones on smartphones are not that cheap.

claire7519

Do you ever say anything different???



​It will be nice to find a laptop with a better screen. I already have one with 1080p screen. But when I connect external monitor with higher resolution, it looks even better.

Guys is the screen thing a real deal breaker or acceptable?....its not big issue for me ( i think!) & keen to sort a laptop in Black Friday...

What about SSD on this one?
Edited by: "Blade3" 14th Nov 2016

awful screen. I've had this laptop and sent it straight back.

Voted hot by mistake. Thought it was a Dell.

The screen on this is the worst I have ever seen.

Cold until the cows come home, although warmth added by mistake.

I'll get my coat..

siliconbits

Overkill is the answer. It taxes laptop batteries and content on laptops … Overkill is the answer. It taxes laptop batteries and content on laptops is almost never tuned for 4K resolution. Plus those damn 4K displays are expensive on laptops (the Lenovo 910 has one if you really want one) and even the ones on smartphones are not that cheap.



Eh, I didn't mean 4k, but there's not much reason many laptops are 700p instead of 1080p

Sorry little hungover , its my 50th birthday today :)...so guys the screen IS an issue, right?..its crap!

Edited by: "Blade3" 14th Nov 2016


What about SSD drive? Understand you should only buy a lappy with a SSD right?

Although for many users the screen will be more than adequate, the specs don't tell the full story in terms of usability. It looks like the same keyboard I have on my lenovo laptop, and that is really frustrating. The keys are far smaller than they need to be (accepting that 1% of the population might really need a number pad on a keyboard, these are smaller than many keyboards that also have that feature). The shift key and up arrow are next to each other, which is a real pain, especially for left handed people who use the right hand shift key. It's well worth trying one out in a shop before you buy.

Salfordgirl1

Eh, I didn't mean 4k, but there's not much reason many laptops are 700p … Eh, I didn't mean 4k, but there's not much reason many laptops are 700p instead of 1080p



You're right. Vendors do not have much of an incentive to move to be honest. Having a 3-tiered offer (720, FHD and FHD+) allows them to maximise their profits and display panel makers to utilise as much of their existing infrastructure as possible before eventually having to replace old machinery.

Blade3

What about SSD drive? Understand you should only buy a lappy with a SSD … What about SSD drive? Understand you should only buy a lappy with a SSD right?



Not really.

It's useful but not essential. Many laptops will boot up in 30 seconds or so. SSD would save you 20+ seconds maybe, but isn't that big a deal.

sam_of_london

​It will be nice to find a laptop with a better screen. I already have o … ​It will be nice to find a laptop with a better screen. I already have one with 1080p screen. But when I connect external monitor with higher resolution, it looks even better.



​And it will probably also cost more than £300

jigger1

A refurbished model sold by amazon with full amazon guarantee is £228.29 … A refurbished model sold by amazon with full amazon guarantee is £228.29 after the £50 discount on amazon warehouse items mentioned in an earlier post.



You got a link to this? I can't find one on their warehouse deals.

Sorry they're all gone but if there are any they are always listed below the price where it says new and used from. I always try to get a warehouse deal if I can and try to get one with only the packaging may be damaged it's normally a customer return and i have never had an issue with my purchases ranging from little tikes cosy coupes to a chromebook and everything in between and as the other amazon post stated there was an extra £50 off a £200 spend. Most products sold on amazon have warehouse down below on the normal amazon product page.

hotukdeals.com/dea…073
Edited by: "jigger1" 14th Nov 2016

Anyone else getting annoyed by the floods of "just launched" sellers selling laptops at suspicious prices - they even seem to be showing in searches ahead of actual Amazon fulfilled items

lollypoplee

the screen resolution isnt just determined by the screen , its a number … the screen resolution isnt just determined by the screen , its a number of things.if they put a full hd screen in a laptop then they have to fit a better GPU to run it, then they have to fit a higher spec motherboard/chipset to run the GPU ?all of those things push the price up from a budget £300 laptop to a £500+ laptop.



No. The integrated intel gpu on the cpu is more than powerful enough to run a FHD screen.

jazzuk777

Anyone else getting annoyed by the floods of "just launched" sellers … Anyone else getting annoyed by the floods of "just launched" sellers selling laptops at suspicious prices - they even seem to be showing in searches ahead of actual Amazon fulfilled items



Yes, I've seen many of these lately, definitely dodgy... although I can't see how they can con anyone if the transaction is done through Amazon.
Definitely keep away from the ones that state "contact me directly"

doublespresso

Yes, I've seen many of these lately, definitely dodgy... although I can't … Yes, I've seen many of these lately, definitely dodgy... although I can't see how they can con anyone if the transaction is done through Amazon. Definitely keep away from the ones that state "contact me directly"


It's the trying to wade through them to find a genuine deal that is annoying - there really are a LOT of them and on search results I'm seeing the dodgy ones, not even the Amazon ones

K1LLER HORNET

No. The integrated intel gpu on the cpu is more than powerful enough to … No. The integrated intel gpu on the cpu is more than powerful enough to run a FHD screen.



​yes i agree an intel i5 is good enough to run a full hd screen all day long.
the point i was trying to make is that manufacturers tend to make high end laptops and cheaper laptops.
a basic laptop wont have a Nvidia gpu where as a high end one will.
just like a car, if they put a powerful engine in..... the leather seats and big wheels usually come along with the package ?
you rarely get a big powerful engine in a basic model car.

lollypoplee

​yes i agree an intel i5 is good enough to run a full hd screen all day l … ​yes i agree an intel i5 is good enough to run a full hd screen all day long.the point i was trying to make is that manufacturers tend to make high end laptops and cheaper laptops.a basic laptop wont have a Nvidia gpu where as a high end one will.just like a car, if they put a powerful engine in..... the leather seats and big wheels usually come along with the package ?you rarely get a big powerful engine in a basic model car.



Yes well, using your car analogy people should also understand the economics behind it. 768p HD screens are fine for basic use for most people, there are options for the better displays but they are usually more than the sum of parts - just as that premium satnav in a BMW doesn't actually cost £2k but it does in the options sheet. And it's the same reason why some basic cars still come with steel wheels and trims not alloys. The upsell is where these companies make their money, not the low end stuff but they have to provide for the low end or they get forced out.

Salfordgirl1

Not really. It's useful but not essential. Many laptops will boot up in … Not really. It's useful but not essential. Many laptops will boot up in 30 seconds or so. SSD would save you 20+ seconds maybe, but isn't that big a deal.


Disagree. An old i3 with 4gb ram and an SSD will 'feel' quicker booting up, loading apps, saving etc than a kaby lake i7 with 64gb ram and a 2 billion terrabyte hard drive. If you don't feel comfortable opening your laptop up and reinstalling windows, then get a laptop with an SSD. I find it agonising to use a HD based machine now, even if its only 20 seconds as you say. Plus you'll get extra battery life, and if you drop the laptop you're unlikely to lose any data.

Tempting, but surely worth waiting for Black Friday now it's so close..?

Salfordgirl1

Maybe to save on battery life? Maybe so that the system runs faster, … Maybe to save on battery life? Maybe so that the system runs faster, considering the CPUs are usually quite weak? Maybe just because most laptops are budget tier and the creators need to cut corners somehow.I haven't got a clue. Would be interested in finding out.Also interested in finding out why laptops full stop are so expensive. Don't feel like the item justifies the price most of the time.


would you need 4k on a laptop?

only has 2 usb
Edited by: "Meluk9" 14th Nov 2016

RuudBullit

would you need 4k on a laptop?



When working with spreadsheets or high detail photographs. So much so that I have chosen older/slower laptops with high resolutions displays over newer ones with low-res ones. 4K is just an evolution of this, I would choose one of those panels if I could over a standard FHD one.

Salfordgirl1

Maybe to save on battery life? Maybe so that the system runs faster, … Maybe to save on battery life? Maybe so that the system runs faster, considering the CPUs are usually quite weak? Maybe just because most laptops are budget tier and the creators need to cut corners somehow.I haven't got a clue. Would be interested in finding out.Also interested in finding out why laptops full stop are so expensive. Don't feel like the item justifies the price most of the time.



Miniaturization and R&D means laptops are more than the cost of all the individual parts. When you buy a desktop (broadly speaking) the components are all interchangeable, in a laptop the mainboard, cooling system, chassis and other bits are engineered for just that one machine so the cost of design goes up a lot because you don't get such good economies of scale.

Notice how they keep the resolution a secret? that is because it is 1366 x 768 and not full HD.

jasee

Voted hot, unfortunately before I realised it wasn.t full HD … Voted hot, unfortunately before I realised it wasn.t full HD resolution 1920x1080, annoying!


Cold from me.

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