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IdeaPad 5 (Ryzen 7 4800U, 15.6" IPS 100% sRGB, 16GB 3200, 512GB SSD, KB Backlit, 95w Type C, 70 Wh Batt) @ Lenovo Education w/ code £550.79
Posted 22nd AprEdited by:"happyfishes"

This deal is expired. Here are some options that might interest you:

EDIT 24/04/2020: It seems you can now order this version with a metal palm rest for the same price.

Follow the steps below but instead of customising the laptop on the left instead customise the laptop on the right (one that starts at more expensive of the two) and the option should be there to change the palm rest to metal for free. Thanks @edd13 for the spot.

Also, if you select the most expensive screen option (15.6" FHD (1920x1080), IPS, Anti-glare, 2.6mm Thickness, 300nits, Narrow bezel) then that will also be made of metal.

As of yet, it is not entirely clear what material the base is made of.


EDIT: The code LEN-EXCL-HS! for the Lenovo rewards store seems to no longer be working. However, the deal is still available through the education store and the 10% off newsletter sign up code still stacks.

Hello All,

I noticed that the 15" IdeaPad 5 has popped up on the Lenovo online store with one of the latest AMD mobile processors.

Specifications:

  • Processor : AMD Ryzen 7 4800U Processor (1.80GHz, Max Boost up to 4.20GHz, 8 Cores, 8MB Cache)
  • Operating System : Free-DOS
  • Operating System Language : Free-DOS
  • Memory : 16GB DDR4 3200MHz Onboard
  • Second Hard Drive : 512GB Solid State Drive, M.2 2280, PCIe-NVMe, TLC
  • Display : 15.6" FHD (1920x1080), IPS, Anti-glare, 2.6mm Thickness, 300nits, Narrow bezel
  • Graphic Card : Integrated Graphics
  • Color : Graphite Grey
  • Keyboard : Keyboard Backlit Iron Grey English (UK)
  • Camera : 720p HD Camera with Array Microphone
  • Surface Treatment : Anodizing
  • Fingerprint Reader : Fingerprint Reader
  • Palmrest : PC/ABS
  • Battery : 4 Cell Li-Polymer Internal Battery, 70Wh
  • Power Cord : 95W AC Adapter (3pin)-UK (USB Type C)
  • Wireless : Wi-Fi 6 2x2 AX, Bluetooth Version 5.0 or above
  • Language Pack : Publication-English
  • Warranty : 1 Year Courier or Carry-in

HOW TO GET THIS PRICE:

  • You have to use the Lenovo education store accessed via Unidays/Student beans.

    Note: I noticed that the prices on the education store are the same as the ones you see on the "Lenovo Rewards store" so perhaps if someone is able to share a working login for the rewards site then this deal may be accessible to even more people.
  • Find the laptop:

    -Select PC & Tablets > Laptop > Ideapad > Ideapad S Series > IdeaPad 5 (15", AMD) > Learn More

    -Customise the laptop on the left to the exact configuration mentioned above, including removal of the OS
  • You then also need to sign up to the Lenovo newsletter to get your 10% off code. lenovo.com/gb/…nup

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To install Windows when you receive your laptop you can buy a key off ebay for a fiver and use a USB flash drive. If you search Youtube there are plenty of videos showing you how to to do this step by step.

  • This laptop is also available with an intel chip but I think that the AMD chip in this blows the intel chip out of the water. It is so new that you can't find it on cpubenchmark.net/ yet but the AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, one model below, is showing a score of 14,327 on their atm whereas the Intel Core i7-1065G7 is showing a score of 9151.
  • You can't configure this laptop with a dedicated GPU but there are early reports which suggest that the integrated GPU nearly matches Intel's MX250 which also happens to be a dedicated card. extremetech.com/com…250

  • Also with the AMD configuration you get a 70Wh battery as opposed to the 57Wh in the Intel configuration. Up to 15 hours battery life.
  • The screen is metal but the palm rest is plastic. It would have been nice to have had an all metal build however I think Lenovo have put some time into the finish of the plastic as there websites states: "This isn’t your typical cold plastic... soft and comfortable to the touch with a durable paint that creates a fabric-like feel on the surface". The plastic palm rest should also help to save some weight.
  • You're also getting 2 x 2W Dolby Audio speakers which are user facing.
  • Dimensions (W x D x H)356.67 x 233.13 x 19.1mm (Metal screen + plastic palm rest)
  • Weight: Starting at 1.66kg

First post so please take it easy!

Hope this helps someone

EDIT: If you cannot access the Lenovo Education store or someone isn't able to provide a password to the Lenovo Rewards store then you can still get this laptop for £611.99, which is still a great deal with this configuration.

EDIT: 4.8% Quidco premium or TCB premium potential.
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Use this code to access lenovo rewards store: LEN-EXCL-HS!
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Ideapad 5 (15) FAQ, summary, tips, fixes, info and setup guide
Correct at time of posting but will aim to keep up to date


Ideapad "5" is the model name "15" refers to screen inches.

RESOURCES

Windows 10 Media Creation Tool official instructions and download. You can prepare a bootable USB stick with windows 10 here.
microsoft.com/en-…s10

MEMTest official instructions and download. You can prepare a bootable USB drive with MemTest software here.
memtest86.com/dow…htm

AMD Drivers
amd.com/en/…set

Intel Drivers
intel.com/con…tml

Lenovo Vantage
techtoday.lenovo.com/us/…age


THE DEAL

1. Is this deal still live?

No, not in the form originally posted.

2. Why has the thread got thousands of comments, what happened? (summary)

The original deal was posted with a double discount on an already competitive price. 10% off via lenovo student store plus another 10% off via sign up to Lenovo newsletter. This was one of the first laptops to market where you could customize and max out options to give a very powerful laptop that features the new Ryzen Mobile APUs which provide a massive generation leap in performance whilst still being power efficient. The laptop could be maxed out with all the bells and whistels for around £550 shipped.

Shipping was advertised originally as 2-3 weeks since these are made to order, being able to select even down to the colour and chassis type (plastic vs metal palm rest). The majority of people originally selected the metal palm rest (metal keyboard surround) thinking that possible the lid and possibly the chassis would come as an all metal affair.

In time, shipping dates got pushed back. Lenovo customer service was very poor in giving reliable information and real shipping estimates. Orders got delayed and in some cases cancelled. A lot of people received emails several times stating a delay of sometimes weeks or months more. Soon, the majority of the orders from when the deal first went live got partially updated to state that they would be downgraded to plastic palm rest options and discounted (many are yet to see this discount though). Some people recieved emails compensating them for this downgrade for a £25 voucher.

Many people becamse angry at the poor Lenovo customer service in trying to obtain further information about their orders. Lenovoy started to replace the online deal with new prices and some options removed (such as freedos, meaning windows 10 licence needed to be added at an additional £100 (approx) cost). Soon the laptop could only be ordered at a higher cost with some options altered. Some people also seemed to have jumped the queue due to the luck of ordering a certain spec at a certain time. The whole thing became a mess.

Towards the end of May and early June, laptops started to ship and be passed onto UPS. They tended to ship from China > Korea > Germany > UK and some people had issues with poor address capture onto UPS systems, missing post code data. Many orders got delayed due to this.


MONEY TALK

1: What was the price most paid?

£550.79 as per the spec in the OP of this deal.

2: Can I get any further compensation/discounts?

You may have had an email from Lenovo compensating you if you originally ordered a metal palm rest and it got changed to a plastic palm rest. This will be in the form of two parts.

a) £10 discount due to the spec change from metal to plastic (it was originally this much extra to spec a metal one over plastic)
Some people have found that this has NOT been auto applied so this is worth chasing up.

b) A £25 gift voucher to use on Lenovo site on full priced products.
Some people have tried to get this applied to their original order as a discount so far with minimal luck it seems at the time of writing this.

There is also the ability to receive compensation due to the delay in processing and shipping the order.

c) 5% reduction in total cost due to delay.
Some people have had this applied successfully already due to delays by emailing ( lenovo.en.cs@digitalriver.com ) or ringing ( 0044 (0) 1256 741677 ) Lenovo . Lenovo generally will not deal with this until the Laptop has actually been received by the customer.

d) 10% reduction in total cost due to delay.
This seems to be possible when the delay is over 6 weeks. Worth asking Lenovo.
#UPDATE 12/06/20 - Seems most are able to get 10% now by just phoning Lenovo. Most CS reps seems to be aware of the situation.


LAPTOP GENERAL ISSUES

UPDATED 12/06/20 to account for more info

1. Are there any issues with the laptop? I see many posts where people have had issues.

This laptop is very popular. Thousands of orders have been processed across Europe. There are going to be less computer literate people purchasing and setting this laptop up. Consequently there are posts we have seen where some issues have popped up discussed below:

BSOD (Blue screen of death)
There is currently a distinct lack of evidence of any common BSOD issue. Some people have had them and they are normally always fixed by reinstalling driver/s or swapping to a different one. The AMD Graphics drivers at one point seemed to be the main culprit but again there is no evidence to support this coming from multiple people. This is also not linked to Windows build 2004.

PHYSICAL BUILD ISSUES
If you want to run Linux on this laptop, currently a lot of distros are problematic due to lack of driver/support for the touchpad.
One single user posted an image of a possible physical issue with the right side of their trackpad dropping away from the chassis slightly.
One single user stated the right side of their screen bezel has popped out slightly from where it should be.

FAN NOISE
Some people complain of fans coming on too easily and that it occurs more often when plugged into mains power. There is currently no true fix for this other than to use Intelligent Cooling or Battery Saver modes to minimize this issue. One user before tried re-applying thermal paste which made hardly any difference. Temperatures do not seem to be a major issue although there is a lack of posts showing idle and load temps generally at the time of writing this.

Running in extreme performance mode causes major fan noise during intensive tasks.Intelligent Cooling for most people seems to allow for fan noise to be acceptable.

It is possible to turn off boost mode if you want to aggressively tackle this issue, but you will be losing approximately a third of the CPU performance from Intelligent Cooling mode by doing this and even more than when running in Extreme Mode.If you want to do this check this link out (credit to @luckbox)



SCREEN ISSUES
Screen issues are subjective and this is a complex topic given it's own section below.


SPECIFIC LAPTOP ISSUES

1: I always have to turn the brightness up when running on battery.

Right click on the desktop, if you cannot see anything to do with AMD Radeon Settings then you won't be able to adjust brightness levels optimally and/or fix this issue it seems. So you may firstly have to download the latest AMD drivers by going to the AMD drivers link at the start of this guide. But see below for possible issues with latest AMD drivers. Once you have Radeon settings option available follow the below steps to turn off vari bright:

notebookcheck.net/AMD…tml

2: My laptop won't turn on fresh out of the box.

Plug in the power adapter for first power on.

3: I get BSOD often.

First run a MemTest to check for RAM issues since some shipped with RAM problems. Then check the specific drivers section for which drivers are known to work vs problematic.


< MORE SPECIFIC ISSUES TO BE UPDATED >



SETUP GUIDE (for laptops that shipped with freedos option (no windows OS included) that want to install windows)

1: Turn the laptop on by pressing the power button in the top right corner and keep pressing the escape key fast several times. *Note. First time power on will not work without having power adapter plugged in.

2: If you did it right, you should get to the diagnostic splash screen with "Pheonix SecureCore Technology(TM)" at the top. This is a summary screen showing some details of the laptop spec. You can also access this in step 4 later in BIOS menu list.

Check it shows the correct CPU you ordered, the correct amount of RAM and the correct SSD device you ordered. For future reference you can here note your BIOS Version and Build Time date.

3: You can press any key to exit, which will return you to the FREEDOS screen. Hold down ctrl alt delete keys to reboot the laptop and then repeatedly press the F12 key fast.

4: This should then bring you to the laptops built in BIOS menu. Hit tab to go to App Menu, then enter to access setup. (or a quicker way to do this is to repeatedly hit the F2 key on boot up which goes straight to setup direct).

5: Here you can use the navigation hints down the bottom to alter any setting you want. You may want to change the date/time. You may want/need to change the boot order to assist in setting up windows. So under "BOOT" top menu item, go down to "Boot priority order" then you can toggle the order for the devices. Move all of the USB ones to the top so they are attempted first before "Windows Boot Manager" and the built in main SSD/HDD. Hit F10 to save changes and exit. The laptop will reboot and if no bootable USB drive is inserted will still default back to finding FreeDos.

6: OPTIONAL MEMTEST CHECK (some laptops shipped with ram issues, so it can be worth running this test first to eliminate faulty ram)

Put your USB drive containing MemTest into any of the laptop USB ports and boot it up. It should boot straight up into MemTest. It will automatically run a good set of intensive memory tests and will run 4 passes by default, which is a good amount to usually be able to stress and detect memory errors within. You can wait for 1 single pass, or a couple, or wait for all 4 passes to complete to ensure memory is all good. Ignore the temperature readouts stating sometimes up to 130C. These are inaccurate/falsely reported by MemTest utility. You can remove your USB MemTest bootable drive once MemTest loads and starts running, since it is in memory and not reading the USB anymore. This way you can load Windows onto the USB while you wait for the MemTest to complete.

7: Put your USB drive containing Windows OS into any of the laptop USB ports and boot it up. It should boot straight into Windows setup.

The preferred cleanest option is to click to perform an advanced installation and delete all of the Windows partitions first, then click to install windows to the main SSD in the laptop.
During setup you don't have to put your Windows licence key in here, you can click to activate later. Sometimes you have to do this anyway if it does not work during setup for whatever reason (network drivers not loaded fully and internet not contactable etc).

8. The preferred method at the time of writing this, seems to be to allow Windows to complete installation and then carry out all Windows updates and driver updates until Windows states it has none left to do. Then manually go to the following places to obtain the latest drivers manually for the Chipset, bluetooth/wifi and Graphics.

-CHIPSET
amd.com/en/…set
CONFIRMED# Above drivers do not seem to cause issues once installed.

-WIFI/BLUETOOTH
intel.com/con…tml
CONFIRMED# The above definitely makes a difference to wireless speeds and is worth doing.

-GRAPHICS
You can use the version that Windows Setup/Update installs for you or you can download the latest from AMD. Either version seem to work fine with no issues for most people. The advantage of installing the AMD Radeon Software (which had driver bundled with it) is that you then have access to advanced Radeon features and configuration such as freesync, game profiles and also the ability to turn off varibright which can help control screen brightness better without it dynamically interfering. To install the latest AMD ones go to:
amd.com/en/…ort

In the table of products select (example below for 4800U CPU):

Processors with graphics > AMD Ryzen Processors > AMD Ryzen 7 Mobile Processors with Radeon Graphics > AMD Ryzen 7 4800U

Then submit.

At the time of writing this the latest driver that will show is:

Revision Number
Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.5.1 Optional
File Size
414 MB
Release Date
6/10/2020

These drivers work fine.



TESTING

1. Test your keyboard backlight works

2. Test all the keys work. Run your hand across the entire keyboard until all the keys light up here: (some people had issues with some of the number keys not working)
en.key-test.ru/

3. Test keyboard shortcut keys work

4. Test the camera and mic
onlinemictest.com/web…st/
onlinemictest.com/

5. Test for dead pixels, colour shift and light bleed. (maximize screen brightness using f6)
lcdtech.info/en/…htm
lcdtech.info/en/…htm
lightbleedtest.com/

6. Check for stability, performance, temps
Everyone has their favourite apps for this. HWMonitor, CPU-Z, Cinebench etc can be freely downloaded.

7. Check SSD performance
Download Crystaldisk mark or ASSSD

8. Check speakers work *note left speaker is on left side, and right speaker outputs in the center port on the laptop chassis by design
Stereo channel speaker test:
youtube.com/wat…46s

9. Check fingerprint works *built into power button

10. Check all i/o ports work

11. Check sleep/hibernate works

12. Check for screen bleed. Some is to be expected. In a dark room, view a full black screen with max brightness enabled and check the edges.

13: Download HWInfo for free hwinfo.com
Here you can find out a lot of detailed system/hardware info, most notably info on the screen installed.


OTHER TIPS

1. Use the battery save utility to preserve the life of your laptop's battery for laptops that will be plugged into mains power a lot keeping it at 60%.

2. You can obtain Windows 10 licence keys these days from ebay for very cheap. A few pounds.

3. Windows 10 for this laptop defaults to 125% scaling which means things are slightly zoomed in and not running at the true native resolution. Change this to 100% and see if you can still deal with the text being slightly smaller. If you can use it this way things will be sharper but don't worry if you can't.

4. For those who have not experienced modern laptops or were simply unaware, this laptop's touchpad features gesture control. You can perform actions such as pinch to zoom, double finger scrolling and triple finger app toggle.

5. Hold down the function key ("Fn") then tap the spacebar to move between backlit keyboard modes, low, high, off.

6. The keyboard does not have a dedicated scroll lock or pause key.
To toggle scroll lock on and off, the key combination is "Fn" + "K"
To toggle pause/break on and off, the key conbination is "Fn" + "P"

7. The built in webcam has a privacy function which gives you physical confirmation that the webcam can not possibly record. This is by way of an actual slider/switch which when slid left/right physically moves the camera inside the laptop lid casing to be unusable or blocked. The webcam should show a white LED light beside it when it is activated, and this should be on even with the webcam slid to the left in the secure position to still indicate that it is on, but no video will be captured and the screen should remain black. If ever in doubt or for upmost security, user can slide to the left the camera, which will indicate being in the secure position by showing a red dot, in place of where the lens would be.
To confirm:
Red dot viewable = camera is slid to left where recording CANNOT occur even if camera is hacked/interfered with.
No red dot = camera COULD be used to capture video. Normally white LED would indicate camera is on, but some cameras can be manipulated to capture video by hackers, where the LED remains off. To find out which type this camera is, it would have to really be disassembled and tested.

8. Windows 10 specific preference. If you like driver letters to show first in windows explorer go here for a fix:
woshub.com/sho…er/

9. Windows 10 specific. Uninstall bloat that comes with signing in with a Microsoft Account during setup (now difficult to not do) Candy Crush Friends, Farm Heroes Saga

10. Windows version 1909 vs latest 2004
There is no evidence so far to suggest that Windows version 2004 is problematic per say, but it is not currently on the compatibility list for the Lenovo Ideapad 5 laptop at the time of writing. This just means Lenovo have not certified it for use on this version yet. This is not unusual since when the laptop was manufactured this version would not have been out yet. Version 1909 does have a wifi driver included either out of the box to get you connected to internet during setup. Most people went with 2004 latest version.

11. Information about "Fn" + "Q" performance mode toggle and Vantage version vs feature set.
hotukdeals.com/com…208
CREDIT: hteebeezdeals

12. Enable fast charge in Lenovo Vantage for the laptops to fully charge very fast. Approximately 60-90 minutes for larger 70wh one.


GENERAL DRIVER INFO

SSD

I've removed links to downloading Samsung specific drivers from the SSD driver/firmware support pages. The drivers which are downloadable are designed for the nvme range which does not list the Samsung SSDs spec'd in this laptop. The driver download installs as a program to Windows (listed as an installed program) but does not alter the driver associated with the SSD in Device manager even after reboot. It remains as (for the 512gb MZVLB512HBJQ-000L2 SSD):

Driver Provider: Microsoft
Driver Date: 21/06/2006
Driver Version: 10.0.19041.1

Having ran ASSSD and Crystal Disk Mark before and after installation of the nvme driver program, the performance of the SSD barely changes and is within margin of error. In conclusion, the SSD functions out of the box fine with no requirement for additional drivers.


AMD Radeon Graphics

Out of the box driver provided after windows updates:
Driver Provider: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc
Driver Date: 15/03/2020
Driver Version: 26.20.14001.58006

The above driver does NOT cause BSOD (Blue screen of death) during benchmarks and intensive graphical tasks that I have seen over several hours use. This seems to be the diver Lenovo Vantage would find anyway.

-GRAPHICS (Repeated from end of windows setup guide as above)
You can use the version that Windows Setup/Update installs for you or you can download the latest from AMD. Either version seem to work fine with no issues for most people. The advantage of installing the AMD Radeon Software (which had driver bundled with it) is that you then have access to advanced Radeon features and configuration such as freesync, game profiles and also the ability to turn off varibright which can help control screen brightness better without it dynamically interfering. To install the latest AMD ones go to:
amd.com/en/…ort

In the table of products select (example below for 4800U CPU):

Processors with graphics > AMD Ryzen Processors > AMD Ryzen 7 Mobile Processors with Radeon Graphics > AMD Ryzen 7 4800U

Then submit.

At the time of writing this the latest driver that will show is:

Revision Number
Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.5.1 Optional
File Size
414 MB
Release Date
6/10/2020

These drivers work fine.


PERFORMANCE STATS USING OUT OF THE BOX WINDOWS DRIVERS WITH NO CHANGES (4800U with 16gb ram 512gb Samsung SSD)

ASSSD 2.0.7316 sequential test 1GB on 512gb Samsung SSD MZVLB512HBJQ-000L2
Read: 2875.09 Write: 2541.53

Crystal Disk Mark 7.0.0h sequential test 1GB on 512gb Samsung SSD MZVLB512HBJQ-000L2
Read: 3572.14 Write: 2986.41

Cinebench R20 Default Test
3103 pts
Same test after AMD chipset drivers installed:
3267 pts (probably within margin of error)

Unigine Heaven 4.0 Benchmark Default Test (direct3D11, High, Tessellation Disabled)
FPS: 35.6
Score: 897
Min FPS: 22.6
Max FPS: 74.4

USB3 Port Speed Test running Crystal Disk Mark shows no bottlenecks for an SSD I know the performance of:
Sequential Read= 254 Write 108


TALK SCREENS


The original deal allowed one of three possible screens to be selected:

1) 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, 300 nits, sRGB 100% (metal
2) 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, 300 nits, 45% NTSC
3) 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) TN, 250 nits, 45% NTSC

< Trying to collate all the screen info together as it's a topic all in itself. More to come >
Edited by: "coursemyhorse" 12th Jun
The reviews for this CPU have shown it's a game changer
Skip forward 20 years....
Son: Dad, Dad, tell me more about the Corona virus lockdown. Must have been strange. What did you do, volunteer for the NHS, learn how to play a new instrument, a new language?
Me: No, I spent every 5 minutes clicking an ‘Order Look Up’ link in an email
Ok, Windows setup, all drivers setup. ready to take request for benchmark.
Picture is great, Touchscreen is good and IPS screen visible from all angles. 4k@60 from youtube ran without any issues
Sound is also amazing with Dolby speakers. Will try and publish the install process.
An yes, it's quick.
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The reviews for this CPU have shown it's a game changer
This is the Ryzen mobile range we've been waiting for. I'm not expecting this particular range of laptops to be anything more than "decent" in regards to build quality, though. It's shocking enough that it - apparently? - has an IPS panel!!

Thinkpad + Ryzen 4800U = Now we're talking.
I suppose in this build only crappy integrated video card?
Looks good to me! Thanks for posting, should be on the cusp of some really good game-changing laptops with Ryzen 4x
Seems like an insanely good price for the 4800u, especially combined with 16GB of ram and a 512GB NVME.
Anyone know if it's possible to get the new Ryzen in 14'' have looked but seems like it's 15.6'' only?
Shame no option for a graphics card
Shame you can't change the Graphics on this one
So which one is better?
This one or the one I've ordered yesterday?
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Clipsan22/04/2020 13:45

Anyone know if it's possible to get the new Ryzen in 14'' have looked but …Anyone know if it's possible to get the new Ryzen in 14'' have looked but seems like it's 15.6'' only?


Not yet but bound to pop up soon.
quake.ee22/04/2020 13:48

So which one is better?This one or the one I've ordered yesterday?[Image]


Is it still available?
quake.ee22/04/2020 13:44

I suppose in this build only crappy integrated video card?


Ryzen's integrated graphics are not to be sniffed at, they're actually pretty capable. It's about expectations, of course you're not gonna get decent dedicated graphics at this price.

On that note, what options are actually available if you want to go with AMD for processor and graphics? I am forever seeing the AMD option paired with Nvidia GPUs. I want something roughly equivalent to a 2060 card.
quake.ee22/04/2020 13:48

So which one is better?This one or the one I've ordered yesterday?[Image]


My sister ordered this yesterday and I went for this today. Yours will have a better GPU but not by much. This wipes the floor with your cpu and battery life. Both solid deals but what a difference a day makes
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quake.ee22/04/2020 13:48

So which one is better?This one or the one I've ordered yesterday?[Image]


Depends if you want a bigger screen
How long do you wait for subsription email? Its 15 mun and i didnt get
Olii22/04/2020 14:11

How long do you wait for subsription email? Its 15 mun and i didnt get


About 20 mins for me.
Anyone know of a touchscreen deal?
I need this in a 14"
The CPU is apparently outdoing the i9 equivalent in some benchmarking tests. Benchmarks aren't the be all end all but it's impressive nonetheless.

Coupled with an SSD and generous RAM, this thing should fly. Even with Photo and Editing. Heat, great deal!
FreddytheFrog22/04/2020 14:12

Anyone know of a touchscreen deal?


You can spec a touchscreen on this laptop.
DJSyko22/04/2020 14:14

I need this in a 14"


It's bound to be released in the coming weeks.
Minstadave22/04/2020 14:17

You can spec a touchscreen on this laptop.


Thanks, just seen that!

Is it the active pen type- proper stylus or just fingers and those passive rubber tip types? Do you know?
quake.ee22/04/2020 13:48

So which one is better?This one or the one I've ordered yesterday?[Image]


How did you get it at that price? Any codes ?
FreddytheFrog22/04/2020 14:20

Thanks, just seen that! Is it the active pen type- proper stylus or just …Thanks, just seen that! Is it the active pen type- proper stylus or just fingers and those passive rubber tip types? Do you know?


Fingers only I'd expect.
Is it good to take touchscreen? For what it can be used? I am thinking to buy this laptop for photo editing and video editing (basic edits)
Edited by: "Olii" 22nd Apr
Before discounts, the following customization can be had for £604.99.

Ryzen 7 4800U
Free-DOS OS
16GB DDR4 3200 RAM
No hard drive (but I would select the dummy option, that implies that a caddy will be included for 2.5" drives if you wish to add one)
Second hard drive: 256GB m.2 2242 TLC
No extra storage holder (wtf is with the price)
15.6" FHD 1080p display 3.2mm thicnkess 300nits non-touch
No optical drive
57Wh battery
95W AC adapter
AX wifi

Yeah, that's pretty good for the price.
Finally, been waiting for this!
chischis22/04/2020 14:23

Before discounts, the following customization can be had for £604.99.Ryzen …Before discounts, the following customization can be had for £604.99.Ryzen 7 4800UFree-DOS OS16GB DDR4 3200 RAMNo hard drive (but I would select the dummy option, that implies that a caddy will be included for 2.5" drives if you wish to add one)Second hard drive: 256GB m.2 2242 TLCNo extra storage holder (wtf is with the price)15.6" FHD 1080p display 3.2mm thicnkess 300nits non-touchNo optical drive57Wh battery95W AC adapterAX wifiYeah, that's pretty good for the price.


If you remove the dummy hard drive option you get 70Wh battery.
Olii22/04/2020 14:23

Is it good to take touchscreen? For what it can be used? I am thinking to …Is it good to take touchscreen? For what it can be used? I am thinking to buy this laptop for photo editing and video editing (basic edits)



The usefulness of the touchscreen depends upon the software you use and willingness to change your workflow.

I would rather suggest investing in 16GB RAM and the best CPU you can afford before this.
chischis22/04/2020 14:24

The usefulness of the touchscreen depends upon the software you use and …The usefulness of the touchscreen depends upon the software you use and willingness to change your workflow.I would rather suggest investing in 16GB RAM and the best CPU you can afford before this.


Thank you. I have choosen all top specs and it came around £550 so amazing.
can you send back free to lenovo, i will wait for both to be delivered and decide.
For those wondering if this or the previous ideapad 5 14inch is better, the difference is minimal. This has a better processor in it, physically larger to accommodate for a bigger battery and screen. So its up to the person, if you want a lighter, smaller, more compact laptop, that has a better gpu, go with the ideapad 5, however if u dont mind having a larger laptop that weighs abit more, with a better battery and better processor, go with this.

For example ill be taking my laptop to uni, so the 14inch ideapad 5 is the wiser choice.

Edit: i just noticed that this laptop is plastic and not a full aluminium body like the 14inch (with the 2.4mm screen).
Edited by: "Vandetta" 22nd Apr
After your OS install,

First install AMD chipset driver then AMD Graphic driver. After that you can install other drives. AMD drivers can download directly from their website. AMD chipset driver include power profiles specific to Ryzen and OS level optimizations.
chrisnasah22/04/2020 14:39

can you send back free to lenovo, i will wait for both to be delivered and …can you send back free to lenovo, i will wait for both to be delivered and decide.


Yes.
dma_hukd22/04/2020 14:21

How did you get it at that price? Any codes ?


It's showing without VAT for some reason so it's actually £514 but still decent specs for the price.
quake.ee22/04/2020 13:44

I suppose in this build only crappy integrated video card?


The RX Vega 8 doesn't sound too bad in this and a bit of a step up from the previous Vega but not sure if their are benchmarks around yet. Obviously not for gamers but should be reasonably capable with the settings turned down - especially for the low power it will draw.
quake.ee22/04/2020 14:51

It's showing without VAT for some reason so it's actually £514 but still …It's showing without VAT for some reason so it's actually £514 but still decent specs for the price.


Ok thanks
anyone know how to use unidays discount with this aswell?
appreciate it
Jesus, that's an insane price
grimmer201522/04/2020 14:55

anyone know how to use unidays discount with this aswell?appreciate it


Yes you login to Unidays, go through to the Lenovo education store order what you want and add the 10% new customer code at checkout.
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