Lenovo 310-15ISK - £239.20 before 6pm with 20% code on eBay (via AO.com)
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Lenovo 310-15ISK - £239.20 before 6pm with 20% code on eBay (via AO.com)

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Found 28th Dec 2017
Just as an alternative option for those who are after a laptop and haven't used their eBay 20% off code before 6pm..... or even a good price without it.

Here's some common questions and answers:

The processor is probably awful
It has an Intel i3-6006u processor, so it's actually one of the best you're going to find for less than £300-£350 (or more). It is benchmarked at around 3100 on cpubenchmarks, which is nearly twice what you'd get on an N-series pentium that tend to be fitted at this price (which benchmark around 1500-200).

It's not HD or IPS
It is, actually. 1920x1080 HD IPS 15.6" display

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It doesn't have an optical drive
This is true. If you need one, they can be bought for about £10 on Amazon. There's a bonus to this...

It doesn't have an SSD
...but you can turn the optical drive dummy tray into a secondary drive to hold the 1TB HDD, then pop a 128GB SSD as the main drive.


Can it be upgraded?
There is a spare SODIMM slot. I've upgraded the one I bought to 8GB by adding an extra 4GB DDR4 (around £20 from Cex). As above, you can also add a second drive (though it's through the optical drive SATA port, so I wouldn't recommend using an SSD here as it will throttle performance).


Overall deal...

If you get this for <£240, you could spent an extra £70 (£40 SSD, £20 RAM, £10 ODD adapter) which would get you an i3 laptop with 15.6" 1080p IPS screen, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 1TB HDD, Bluetooth, 720P front camera.

The benchmark results of this build are here, which is based on me quickly throwing the build together before christmas.
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For comparative purposes, this is the benchmark result for my Lenovo Yoga 510-14ISK, which currently costs £360 new:
userbenchmark.com/Use…347
Would the best place for the ssd be in the current hdd slot and not the optical slot?
How hard is it to open it up and take the HDD out, and what size is the current HDD so I can get the right ssd.
Thanks
Excellent, Full-HD IPS on a 15.6 laptop for £239. One of the best ebay deal on here today Heat!! Hurry.

Update: it's a TN panel not IPS!
Edited by: "win26" 18th Jan
i m really confused what to buy between hp i5 or lenovo i3.... it s around 159£ difference...
Hamdi26811 m ago

i m really confused what to buy between hp i5 or lenovo i3.... it s around …i m really confused what to buy between hp i5 or lenovo i3.... it s around 159£ difference...


In the same boat..is about this HP?
HP 15-bs158sa i5 8th generation?
danflorin37 m ago

In the same boat..is about this HP?HP 15-bs158sa i5 8th generation?

yes ..i ll see the computer fair in coventry next saturday...
Hamdi26812 m ago

yes ..i ll see the computer fair in coventry next saturday...


Just missed quidco deal. 40£ off when spend 399.... So actually was 359.99£
danflorin32 m ago

Just missed quidco deal. 40£ off when spend 399.... So actually was 359.99£

i havent heard about it..but hopefully i get some deals in the fair
Hamdi26815 m ago

i havent heard about it..but hopefully i get some deals in the fair


Yeah. Check quidco or topcashback before you do a purchase. I thin I will give this a go..basically I will use it for movies, browsing etc..so no worth extra 170£ for that HP..both come with 1 year warranty, but I would feel not that bad if this will go off after 1.6 years than if I go for HP and this thing happen.
Cheers OP!
usman33057 m ago

Would the best place for the ssd be in the current hdd slot and not the …Would the best place for the ssd be in the current hdd slot and not the optical slot?How hard is it to open it up and take the HDD out, and what size is the current HDD so I can get the right ssd.Thanks


Yes.

Basically, I cloned the HDD onto the SSD with the HDD in place, then swapped the SSD for the HDD. Then I connected the HDD and formatted it, popped it into the replacement HDD ODD caddy (roughly £10 for one that looks and fits OE), swapped the dummy ODD drive for the Caddy, then that's it. One screw holds the optical drive in, and one screw holds the HDD door in, with another 1 screw holding the RAM cover on.

The HDD is a 2.5" SATA3 (I fitted this kingston one from Amazon), used this SATA3 to USB connector (£5.99), and this 2nd HDD Caddy for a Lenovo 310 (£6.40)
Edited by: "chuffedfox" 28th Dec 2017
danflorin328 m ago

Yeah. Check quidco or topcashback before you do a purchase. I thin I will …Yeah. Check quidco or topcashback before you do a purchase. I thin I will give this a go..basically I will use it for movies, browsing etc..so no worth extra 170£ for that HP..both come with 1 year warranty, but I would feel not that bad if this will go off after 1.6 years than if I go for HP and this thing happen.Cheers OP!

Totally agree.. Good luck
chuffedfox20 m ago

Yes.Basically, I cloned the HDD onto the SSD with the HDD in place, then …Yes.Basically, I cloned the HDD onto the SSD with the HDD in place, then swapped the SSD for the HDD. Then I connected the HDD and formatted it, popped it into the replacement HDD ODD caddy (roughly £10 for one that looks and fits OE), swapped the dummy ODD drive for the Caddy, then that's it. One screw holds the optical drive in, and one screw holds the HDD door in, with another 1 screw holding the RAM cover on.The HDD is a 2.5" SATA3 (I fitted this kingston one from Amazon), used this SATA3 to USB connector (£5.99), and this 2nd HDD Caddy for a Lenovo 310 (£6.40)


How long is your battery life?
What can I get for around £150-£200 more than this? And is it worth it or shall I just stick with something like this? Want to be able to run very basic games like roblod/Minecraft/runescape 07.
Edited by: "Jmw123" 28th Dec 2017
yury6 m ago

How long is your battery life?


Haven't really tested it fully, as it was a gift that's yet to gain full interest. It's a good couple of hours or so at least, though, which (in my experience) is about as much as I/we need, as the laptop stays pretty much powered by mains on the sofa for 99% of its life.
Jmw12310 m ago

What can I get for around £150-£200 more than this? And is it worth it or s …What can I get for around £150-£200 more than this? And is it worth it or shall I just stick with something like this? Want to be able to run very basic games like roblod/Minecraft/runescape 07.


Absolutely nothing! !! Out there are laptops for double this price without FULL HD screen. That is a big+ for this laptop. The big - is battery capabilities up to 4 hrs.. Me personally I already have an ssd and ram from my dead Lenovo z50-70 and they will go on this one..so for 240£ = FANTASTIC DEAL!!!!
Thanks to @chuffedfox had £45 of Nectar vouchers as well, got this for £194.20.

Superb deal.
danflorin35 m ago

Absolutely nothing! !! Out there are laptops for double this price without …Absolutely nothing! !! Out there are laptops for double this price without FULL HD screen. That is a big+ for this laptop. The big - is battery capabilities up to 4 hrs.. Me personally I already have an ssd and ram from my dead Lenovo z50-70 and they will go on this one..so for 240£ = FANTASTIC DEAL!!!!


What about something like this? ebay.co.uk/itm…985
Bought! Great price.

Plus thanks Chuffedfox for the layout of what to do to buy for the second drive etc.

Anyone know some software to clone a drive though? Never done it before... thanks
jackfreemanwkd6 m ago

Bought! Great price.Plus thanks Chuffedfox for the layout of what to do to …Bought! Great price.Plus thanks Chuffedfox for the layout of what to do to buy for the second drive etc.Anyone know some software to clone a drive though? Never done it before... thanks


I used easeus (it's free and easy to use).

There's a clone function on the right side of the menu, and it lets you edit the partition sizes. Quite a few YouTube videos walk you through the process.

This is how physically easy the swap is:


This one also shows the RAM upgrade and ODD swap too, but with cheesy EuroDance music on it



and this one demonstrates the cloning with EaseUs


Edited by: "chuffedfox" 28th Dec 2017
About to buy, just ran out
nnenne5 m ago

About to buy, just ran out



Look again, they keep restocking.
nnenne10 m ago

About to buy, just ran out


As above, if you give it a few minutes they seem to designate more stock
Stock still available, but without the 20% FYI
Jmw1232 h, 27 m ago

What about something like this? …What about something like this? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acer-Aspire-ES15-15-6-Inch-i3-2-4GHz-8GB-256GB-SSD-Laptop-Black-Argos-/361994021253?hash=item5448866985


This is 415.99£ ..Lenovo 300£..discounted with 20% lenovo =240, Acer = 332..still a big difference. I'm saying this from my point of view as I already have ssd and 4GB ram. But a good deal tough
danflorin34 m ago

This is 415.99£ ..Lenovo 300£..discounted with 20% lenovo =240, Acer = 3 …This is 415.99£ ..Lenovo 300£..discounted with 20% lenovo =240, Acer = 332..still a big difference. I'm saying this from my point of view as I already have ssd and 4GB ram. But a good deal tough


It also still has a pants screen resolution too, though
chuffedfox28 m ago

It also still has a pants screen resolution too, though


Oh..just notice that acer only hd:)))God..I'm happy with my purchase 240 for i3 and full hd screen:)
chuffedfox33 m ago

It also still has a pants screen resolution too, though


I owe you a beer chuffedfox. Thank you!!
Purchased this one in the end, will look at swapping to a ssd and more RAM. Thanks guys!
Just to make it more universally available, as it's probably useful to know, I've been asked the following:

(the battery is built in) Do you know if that stops the laptop from being run continuously off the mains ?

Lenovo laptops come with a Windows 10 app called "Lenovo Vantage". It has loads of options, settings and 'health check' things, similar to other manufacturers.


In the app, there's a "Conservation Mode" option that keeps the battery charged at around 50% to keep it healthy for people who only ever use the laptop via the mains.



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Hope that helps.
Edited by: "chuffedfox" 28th Dec 2017
Had been looking for a replacement laptop since my 6 year old hp finally died, not planning to use it for much more than basic tasks and web browsing, so thank you this has great specs for the price!

Quick note for anyone else who ordered this - my delivery date was the 4th Jan, but following the 'track your order' link in ebay's dispatch email let me select from a drop down list of delivery dates, so is set to arrive on 30th Dec now 😁
chuffedfox1 h, 9 m ago

Just to make it more universally available, as it's probably useful to …Just to make it more universally available, as it's probably useful to know, I've been asked the following:(the battery is built in) Do you know if that stops the laptop from being run continuously off the mains ?Lenovo laptops come with a Windows 10 app called "Lenovo Vantage". It has loads of options, settings and 'health check' things, similar to other manufacturers.In the app, there's a "Conservation Mode" option that keeps the battery charged at around 50% to keep it healthy for people who only ever use the laptop via the mains.[Image] Hope that helps.


Thanks again.
tobymillard28th Dec

Had been looking for a replacement laptop since my 6 year old hp finally …Had been looking for a replacement laptop since my 6 year old hp finally died, not planning to use it for much more than basic tasks and web browsing, so thank you this has great specs for the price!Quick note for anyone else who ordered this - my delivery date was the 4th Jan, but following the 'track your order' link in ebay's dispatch email let me select from a drop down list of delivery dates, so is set to arrive on 30th Dec now 😁


Hey thanks. Got mine delivered this morning. Dreadfully slow at loading up. Definitely recommend a SSD. I have one spare which Il be cloning onto as soon as it's done updating.
Wish I could give this deal more heat purely for the effort put in by the OP. Great stuff.
yury1 h, 5 m ago

Hey thanks. Got mine delivered this morning. Dreadfully slow at loading …Hey thanks. Got mine delivered this morning. Dreadfully slow at loading up. Definitely recommend a SSD. I have one spare which Il be cloning onto as soon as it's done updating.


I timed mine before the swap - it went from around 4-6 minutes to load (and open a browser window) to around 20 seconds after I swapped to the SSD. I had to do it in a rush (small windows of time when I could get the laptop out prior to Xmas, as it was a gift) so I didn't even do it as efficient as I could have. The 'backup' drives tend to be a bit of an annoyance, but I left them as partitions on the SSD.

Not sure if it's just how Windows 10 works. The HDD is a Western Digital Blue (which, in marketing blarb, tends to overuse the word 'speed' a lot), so it goes to show how much difference a HDD makes. I think HDD does affect the opinion of the laptop a lot, even though it's such an easy fix.

There's a reasonable amount of both Windows & Lenovo bloatware you can remove too, including the anti-virus trial (McAfee maybe?), some games, and a few other random utilities and apps you'll probably never use. Quite useful to get rid of them if you're switching to an SSD, where space is (normally) more of a premium.
Out of interest, i've got an SSD that from my old laptop that looks similar to this;

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How would I go about replacing the HDD with the SSD as shown above?
chuffedfox : It is, actually. 1920x1080 HD IPS 15.6" display.

Arrived today, unopened as yet.

On the box it says just says 15.6" FHD LED.

How can you confirm it is an IPS rather than a TN display ?

I assume it's just by visual inspection, unless there's some software out there that gives you a detailed spec of the screen.
i_need_bargains18 m ago

chuffedfox : It is, actually. 1920x1080 HD IPS 15.6" display.Arrived …chuffedfox : It is, actually. 1920x1080 HD IPS 15.6" display.Arrived today, unopened as yet.On the box it says just says 15.6" FHD LED.How can you confirm it is an IPS rather than a TN display ?I assume it's just by visual inspection, unless there's some software out there that gives you a detailed spec of the screen.


Sometimes you can get software to identify it, but it's generally easy to distinguish based on colour distortion by viewing angle.

see here: mediachance.com/pbr…tml
dawsonz44 m ago

Out of interest, i've got an SSD that from my old laptop that looks …Out of interest, i've got an SSD that from my old laptop that looks similar to this;[Image] How would I go about replacing the HDD with the SSD as shown above?


I think you'd need to get an M2 to SATA III adaptor. You can get them from around £4 on GearBest, to £9.99 on Amazon prime
chuffedfox1 m ago

I think you'd need to get an M2 to SATA III adaptor. You can get them …I think you'd need to get an M2 to SATA III adaptor. You can get them from around £4 on GearBest, to £9.99 on Amazon prime



Thank you I’ll have a look now
chuffedfox29 m ago

Sometimes you can get software to identify it, but it's generally easy to …Sometimes you can get software to identify it, but it's generally easy to distinguish based on colour distortion by viewing angle.see here: http://mediachance.com/pbrush/monitor.html

Thanks. Typing in the part number or even the serial number on the Lenovo website tells you nothing detailed about the machine.

It wouldn't be unknown for manufacturers to supply different panel technology even under than the same model number.
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