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Ebuyer Lenovo Thinkstation E50-00 save £70.86 and a whole load of Electricity! £149.99 (£119.99 after cashback)
Ebuyer Lenovo Thinkstation E50-00 save £70.86 and a whole load of Electricity! £149.99 (£119.99 after cashback)

Ebuyer Lenovo Thinkstation E50-00 save £70.86 and a whole load of Electricity! £149.99 (£119.99 after cashback)

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Lenovo E50 Desktop PC

Intel Pentium Quad Core J2900
4GB RAM
500GB HDD
DVD Writer
Windows 8.1 with Bing

I basically stumbled across this when I was looking for a really low power consumption PC, searched based on the 10W J2900 CPU and bingo. I'll add some RAM (So-DIMM cheaper than std) and an SSD and this will be nearly as fast as my i3 540 (73W) and save 63W - my PC is on alot so will save a couple of quid a month too!

Though not detailed on the Ebuyer site the Lenovo £30 cashback deal is available on this but you will need to be quick, ends at the New Year!

Price is £149.99 with possible cash back of £30
- IamMT

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Original Poster

Here's the link for the cashback lenovo-offers.com/uk/…ing product code is 90BX0018UK

I think you wanted to say you will save well somewhere around £1.5 a month (assuming healthy 12 hours a day time when your computer is on). Over the year that is a whooping 18 pounds

If you would have to buy a second computer to make the saving then you would have to use it around 6 years continuously to break even (not counting added RAM and SSD drive). Not much benefit for anyone that already got any computer not to mention additional space taken

The 73w for the i3-540 is the TDP value. It won't be using that much power most of the time. Savings based on those numbers won't be correct - all sorts of other contributions from hard disks, inefficient PSU to consider!

Original Poster

ElectronicsEngineer

I think you wanted to say you will save well somewhere around £1.5 a … I think you wanted to say you will save well somewhere around £1.5 a month (assuming healthy 12 hours a day time when your computer is on). Over the year that is a whooping 18 pounds ;)If you would have to buy a second computer to make the saving then you would have to use it around 6 years continuously to break even (not counting added RAM and SSD drive). Not much benefit for anyone that already got any computer not to mention additional space taken



63W @ 12 Hrs per day for 30 days @ 15.2p/KWh (UK average) = £3.45 per month and I'll sell my old PC for £100 on eBay so should pay for itself in under 6 months and I get a Windows 8.1 upgrade for free!

Nice find! Just passed on to someone looking to move on from a vintage XP machine. Ta.

Ian2014

The 73w for the i3-540 is the TDP value. It won't be using that much … The 73w for the i3-540 is the TDP value. It won't be using that much power most of the time. Savings based on those numbers won't be correct - all sorts of other contributions from hard disks, inefficient PSU to consider!



I expect the PSU to be very efficient as its a 65w laptop style one.

How do you get proceed the £30 cash back

duh got it ..The above link tells you about the cash back .

how do you apply for it and can it be done it time if it end on the 31st or do IBM go by the date of sale

thx

Edited by: "tiptop33" 30th Dec 2015

I need two monitors and the reviews suggest it's a laptop MB with too many limitations for me. But given the price, it's a lot of hardware and software. Heat.

What thF is Bing .I know MaxPc & a whole load of others have tryed Bing as oposed to gooogle & founf then rubbish & I can easily confirm these reflections.Bing is rubbish ,unless there is another amagelgitimation that has somthing to offer

The cheap psu inside this is most likely not even bronze efficiency so any saving on cpu efficiency is probably negated

Decent price, but the energy efficiency argument ("I'll save 63W") is just a nonsense. The CPUs you are comparing are vastly different - the i3 is generally about twice as fast at single-core operations - and substantially faster flat out. It will only use a fraction of its TDP rated power in idle. The HDD, memory, chipset etc, and PSU inefficiencies (even a good laptop PSU is rarely much above 85% efficient). In fact, at idle, the J2900+associate chipset isn't particularly efficient (see comparison http://www.techspot.com/review/882-intel-pentium-j2900-asrock-q2900-itx/page8.html)

In a nutshell, the new machine will consume less 'at the wall', but probably less than 60W less, and those times when the i3 is actually being used and doing stuff, it will be much faster than the J2900.

Jammy41007

63W @ 12 Hrs per day for 30 days @ 15.2p/KWh (UK average) = £3.45 per … 63W @ 12 Hrs per day for 30 days @ 15.2p/KWh (UK average) = £3.45 per month and I'll sell my old PC for £100 on eBay so should pay for itself in under 6 months and I get a Windows 8.1 upgrade for free!



My apologies you are right on the cost - took wrong kWh average but still not really worth the money. It is a bit false economy as single core performance is only half of the i3 core. (if you have Windows 7 then 8.1 is not worth the upgrade at all....I had 7, 8 and now 8.1 and not really use anything that 8.1 have to offer and 8.1 seems to be pain with regards to other component drivers - never had a problem with hardware acceleration for DXVA with Windows 7 or Flash hardware acceleration. Getting it work for 8.1 was such a pain.

Although in the end it really depends what you use your PC for

ipsa

What thF is Bing .I know MaxPc & a whole load of others have tryed Bing … What thF is Bing .I know MaxPc & a whole load of others have tryed Bing as oposed to gooogle & founf then rubbish & I can easily confirm these reflections.Bing is rubbish ,unless there is another amagelgitimation that has somthing to offer

No idea, but I know what spellcheck is.

stuellis

The cheap psu inside this is most likely not even bronze efficiency so … The cheap psu inside this is most likely not even bronze efficiency so any saving on cpu efficiency is probably negated



It's probably around the 80plus gold kind of level.

Buying this kind of machine to save money on electricity is "penny wise, pound foolish".

GAVINLEWISHUKD

It's probably around the 80plus gold kind of level.



And hell is forecast to freeze tonight

Comes up at £149?

Original Poster

skkskk

Comes up at £149?



£30 cashback - see 1st comment

Jammy41007

£30 cashback - see 1st comment

Deal price should be £149.99.

Original Poster

stuellis

And hell is forecast to freeze tonight



The PSU is solid state laptop style Lenovo 'ambitious claim' below though should be similar to PicoPSU performance so should be more efficient than a 80+ PSU :--------

Power-Saving External Adapter The Lenovo E50-00’s external adapter saves power – and money — when compared to typical internal adapters. It's a 90/65W unit and it results in up to 35% power savings compared to traditional PSUs.

Detail at the link shop.lenovo.com/gb/…00/
Edited by: "Jammy41007" 30th Dec 2015

stuellis

And hell is forecast to freeze tonight



Well I might be a little bit optimistic with Gold but is will be over 80% efficient. To give you an idea.

HERE

The downsides of this machine is only 2xSATA. Yes you could add a PCI-e one but the other problem is the SATA power connector is a twin SATA to P4 cable. You could split these too. Not sure I'd want to be running a whole ton of hardware off a 65w PSU.

Which begs the question does the case need to be this big!

Deal price is incorrect. Please amend.

That's a very well made point.

ipsa

What thF is Bing .I know MaxPc & a whole load of others have tryed Bing … What thF is Bing .I know MaxPc & a whole load of others have tryed Bing as oposed to gooogle & founf then rubbish & I can easily confirm these reflections.Bing is rubbish ,unless there is another amagelgitimation that has somthing to offer

double check the cashback and begin starting the cashback claim process. I bought a Z50 70 expecting £100 cashback. Theiir website said I could claim but on going through the claim the exact model number was different. Getting a reply from Lenovo Cashback seems as likely as a message from God.

liamf12

double check the cashback and begin starting the cashback claim process. … double check the cashback and begin starting the cashback claim process. I bought a Z50 70 expecting £100 cashback. Theiir website said I could claim but on going through the claim the exact model number was different. Getting a reply from Lenovo Cashback seems as likely as a message from God.



Just curious about what they actually said

How does the cashback work

Does it have serial port, Does anyone know?

jpoolfitz

How does the cashback work



HERE

Visiondvd

Does it have serial port, Does anyone know?



Yes. Page 28. Item 4. HERE

Visiondvd

Does it have serial port, Does anyone know?

Yes it's listed in the specs and visible on the rear photo.

All the websites I looked at purchasing from stated cashback was applicable and so did the Lenovo site. When I started the claim it seemed that only one z50 70 model was part of the promotion. I used that model number to enter my claim but I've heard nothing in 10 days even after emailing.
I shall be contacting the ASA and others if my suspicions are right.

ipsa

What thF is Bing .I know MaxPc & a whole load of others have tryed Bing … What thF is Bing .I know MaxPc & a whole load of others have tryed Bing as oposed to gooogle & founf then rubbish & I can easily confirm these reflections.Bing is rubbish ,unless there is another amagelgitimation that has somthing to offer

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IamMT

Yes it's listed in the specs and visible on the rear photo.


Cheers for that, it also shows optional slot for another serial port, suggesting onboard serial connection.
Nearly exactly what I need, but i'm going to wait on your cash back issue resolving, so keep us informed, please.

Visiondvd

Cheers for that, it also shows optional slot for another serial port, … Cheers for that, it also shows optional slot for another serial port, suggesting onboard serial connection.Nearly exactly what I need, but i'm going to wait on your cash back issue resolving, so keep us informed, please.

It's another poster with the cashback issue and the offer ends tomorrow on that... But good luck.

Visiondvd

Cheers for that, it also shows optional slot for another serial port, … Cheers for that, it also shows optional slot for another serial port, suggesting onboard serial connection.Nearly exactly what I need, but i'm going to wait on your cash back issue resolving, so keep us informed, please.



No header. See page £30.

You need to have purchased it by the 31/12/2014. Unless they run it over to Jan like they did from Nov.

Purchased, thanks needed a cheap pc for the office at home. Hopefully they'll honour the cash back too.

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ipsa

What thF is Bing .I know MaxPc & a whole load of others have tryed Bing … What thF is Bing .I know MaxPc & a whole load of others have tryed Bing as oposed to gooogle & founf then rubbish & I can easily confirm these reflections.Bing is rubbish ,unless there is another amagelgitimation that has somthing to offer



Windows 8.1 with Bing
On May 23, 2014, Microsoft announced it would begin offering a slightly modified version of Windows 8.1 entitled Windows 8.1 with Bing to OEM computer manufacturers for use in certain economy computers.This edition is similar to a single-language Windows 8.1 core edition with Update 1 installed available at markedly reduced price or royalty-free to OEM. In exchange, OEMs are specifically forbidden from changing the default search engine, which is Bing. End users are not restricted from installing other search engines or browsers. The price of this edition is an undisclosed trade secret but is probably close to zero

Original Poster

Visiondvd

Cheers for that, it also shows optional slot for another serial port, … Cheers for that, it also shows optional slot for another serial port, suggesting onboard serial connection.Nearly exactly what I need, but i'm going to wait on your cash back issue resolving, so keep us informed, please.



See first post, the Ebuyer model is 90BX0018UK and is listed as an eligible product on the Lenovo site, Dabs are even advertising the cashback dabs.com/pro…=16

Great deal but shame it does not come with Windows Pro
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