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.
I noticed that the 15" IdeaPad 5 has popped up on the Lenovo online store with one of the latest AMD mobile processors. Specifications:
HOW TO GET THIS PRICE:
- 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
- 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
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.