Lenovo E50-70 15.6" laptop, i3-4030U, 4GB RAM,Win8.1, 128GB SSD for £260 or 500GB HDD for £250 from saveonlaptops
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Lenovo E50-70 15.6" laptop, i3-4030U, 4GB RAM,Win8.1, 128GB SSD for £260 or 500GB HDD for £250 from saveonlaptops

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Found 22nd Nov 2015
First of all, not FHD screen as it matters.

Second of all, it has a U version i3.

Nevertheless,

E50 is Professional-Grade Business Laptops, description per Lenovo. So it should be decent build quality. It is a higher model compare to B50 or G50.

I think the price is good for the specs, especially consider it is a business laptop quality.

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Processor Intel® Core™ i3-4030U Dual Core (1.9GHz, 3MB Cache)
Screen 15.6" (1366 x 768 HD Resolution)
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit
Windows 10
RAM 4GB (DDR3 1600MHZ)
Hard Drive 128GB SSD
Optical Drive DVD Rewriter (Records DVDs 8x & CDs 24x & Dual Layer Super Multi)
Graphics Integrated (Intel HD Graphics)
Wireless LAN Wireless (802.11ac Wireless)
Network Card 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet
Integrated Webcam Integrated HD Webcam with Microphone
Card Reader 2-in-1 card reader ( SD, MMC )
USB Ports 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Speakers Integrated Sound System
VGA Port 1 External VGA Port
Charge Time 2.5 Hours
HDMI Port 1 x HDMI Port
Warranty Lenovo 12 Months Collect & Return Warranty (View More Information)
Battery Life 5-6 Hours (up to 6 hours with power management)
Weight 2-3 Kg (This Model 2.3Kg)
Finger Print Reader Finger Print Reader
Product Type Notebook
Keyboard Type Laptop Keyboard
Colour Black
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Original Poster
500GB HDD version available at £250 from link below.
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E50 is Professional-Grade Business Laptops per Lenovo. So it should be decent build quality. It is a higher model compare to B50 or G50.

I think the price is good for the specs, especially consider it is a business laptop quality.
For those who do not want a lot of storage space or are happy to use an external hard drive for big storage, I would say this is a very good deal with a sturdy looking machine with decent spec for the money. The 3 year warranty for £49 may be worth considering too, as for £308.97 you know you're getting a machine that will last you three years.
Has the new none split track pad which can be a pain
Original Poster
MarkShopper

For those who do not want a lot of storage space or are happy to use an … For those who do not want a lot of storage space or are happy to use an external hard drive for big storage, I would say this is a very good deal with a sturdy looking machine with decent spec for the money. The 3 year warranty for £49 may be worth considering too, as for £308.97 you know you're getting a machine that will last you three years.




The HDD version is available for cheaper.

The link is in the post too.

But I admit that as most of laptops, this one do not have the option to add a 2nd drive.

However, if you do not need the DVD drive, you could buy a caddy for £6 and add a 2nd drive there.

If need both speed and internal storage, you could buy the SSD version of the laptop for £260, a DVD-HDD caddy for £6, a 2TB 2.5 inch hard drive for £50, you will have both speed and storage for £316.

Edited by: "huangxq2" 22nd Nov 2015
I have one of these and the keyboard is definitely not business quality. Everything else is okay though. Be warned and prepared for much frustration when using the keyboard.
Price is decent so I'll vote hot anyway. Just be warned about those ghastly keys.
Are these used/2nd hand/refurbs?
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Gollywood

Are these used/2nd hand/refurbs?



Should be brand new.

If the good is refurbished, the seller normally put refurbished in the title.

That is why the price is hot. If it is refurbished, I would not post the deal as the price is normal for a refurb.

Edited by: "huangxq2" 22nd Nov 2015
huangxq2

Should be brand new.If the good is refurbished, the seller normally put … Should be brand new.If the good is refurbished, the seller normally put refurbished in the title.That is why the price is hot. If it is refurbished, I would not post the deal as the price is normal for a refurb.



​Thanks Huang
heat added
Bought one of these from this company a fortnight ago for a friend who simply needed browsing, email and MS Office. Minor problem with the RAM upgrade (wrong spec. module), but Customer Service were brilliant - correct module out for next day delivery, and Collect+ label sent to return the other one. Would definitely recommend this company.

Impressed by build quality, upgraded easily to Win 10, and will do a clean install to get rid of software she doesn't need. SSD capacity pretty low, since she doesn't collect music, videos or photographs, the 128GB SSD will be ample.
Fair spec for the price and having an SSD in a low end system is a god send. Like has already been suggested I would swap out the DVD writer for a caddy+hard drive.

I'd do some research into Lenovo's current standing regarding spyware. I recall at least 3 stories in recent times of different pre-installed spyware including one which wasn't removable because it was in the BIOS. Before I would buy one I'd do some research if they're now clean or not.
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gimmeDdeal

Has the new none split track pad which can be a pain



Not quite understand your concern.

From the picture I can tell that it has a track pad and two seperate buttoms for left and right clicks below the trackpad.

If I guess your point correctly, it has split trackpad.

Edited by: "huangxq2" 22nd Nov 2015
What differences are there between the 128GB SSD and 500GB HDD versions apart from the storage? One of them lists wireless AC (802.11ac Wireless) and the other only mentions (802.11b/g/n Wireless). Is this correct does anyone know?
What's wrong with the keyboard?
Original Poster
loaky

What differences are there between the 128GB SSD and 500GB HDD versions … What differences are there between the 128GB SSD and 500GB HDD versions apart from the storage? One of them lists wireless AC (802.11ac Wireless) and the other only mentions (802.11b/g/n Wireless). Is this correct does anyone know?



802.11ac is new generation, faster than 802.11n.

SSD version also mention finger printer reader, HDD does not mention.
Original Poster
Broadsands

What's wrong with the keyboard?



Do not know. Do not own the laptop myself.

I do not think the keyboard is worse than any £300 laptops. If you go for the budget models, I would presume the keyboards are worse than this one.


I have a XPS 13 which I quite like the keyboard, I think it is as good as my Logitech keyboard. But the ultrabook has a price tag of £1k, 4 times of this.
Broadsands

What's wrong with the keyboard?



I think he's just saying that the keyboard isn't as good as the real business level range like the Thinkpad series which are honestly the best laptop keyboards there are.
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BigYoSpeck

I think he's just saying that the keyboard isn't as good as the real … I think he's just saying that the keyboard isn't as good as the real business level range like the Thinkpad series which are honestly the best laptop keyboards there are.



I completely agree.

I like Thinkpad too. I think thinkpad is a good premium series for many years from IBM to now Lenovo.

But the cheapest thinkpad with similar specs I have seen are around £450.

I think E50 is better quality than budget consumer laptops, but not as good as Premium business models, such as, thinkpad, HP elitebook. You do need to pay extra for those premium business models.

However, E50's price is in the same range of budget consumer laptops if not less, which make its the price very hot.

Edited by: "huangxq2" 22nd Nov 2015
Original Poster
If want premium business model,

go for this one.

Thinkpad L450, i5-5200U, Full HD 14 inch, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Win7 Pro for £465.
Your text here


Some people will like the Win7 Pro.

Basically it is £200 extra for even better quality laptop, i5 instead of i3, FHD. (The difference between U version i5 and i3 are not very big, both two cores.)

This exact model was on sale from Lenovo for around £445 few months ago.
Edited by: "huangxq2" 22nd Nov 2015
Cracking deal for the price.
Original Poster
500GB HDD version is out of stock now.
huangxq2

If want premium business model,go for this one.Thinkpad L450, i5-5200U, … If want premium business model,go for this one.Thinkpad L450, i5-5200U, Full HD 14 inch, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Win7 Pro for £465.Your text hereSome people will like the Win7 Pro.Basically it is £200 extra for even better quality laptop, i5 instead of i3, FHD. (The difference between U version i5 and i3 are not very big, both two cores.)This exact model was on sale from Lenovo for around £445 few months ago.




There's a lenovo here with i5-5200u but 500gb HDD for £375.
http://www.lambda-tek.com/Lenovo-20DFCTO1WW-CTO47~sh/B2627122

Of course only one unit....but 538 on amazon!
Edited by: "ktown" 22nd Nov 2015
Original Poster
ktown

There's a lenovo here with i5-5200u but 500gb HDD for £375. … There's a lenovo here with i5-5200u but 500gb HDD for £375. http://www.lambda-tek.com/Lenovo-20DFCTO1WW-CTO47~sh/B2627122Of course only one unit....but 538 on amazon!



£386, Lenovo E550, not FHD, no SSD, and still E series.

Lower specs and lower model compare to L450.

I still think L450 is better.

If go for E550, why not just buy the E50 in this deal. The increase from i3 to i5 only worth £30 even per Lenovo.


Edited by: "huangxq2" 23rd Nov 2015
Ordered, and heat added - the build quality should be appreciably better than most consumer laptops...
gimmeDdeal

Has the new none split track pad which can be a pain



My old laptop is a Lenovo N300 I think and it hasn't been great - battery went on it (a known fault apparently) and it slowed right down for no apparent reason! Build quality was ok though other than that and I quite like the keyboard on it.

I purchased a £1,000 SONY one a few years ago and just about everything that could fail on it, did!
huangxq2

If want premium business model,go for this one.Thinkpad L450, i5-5200U, … If want premium business model,go for this one.Thinkpad L450, i5-5200U, Full HD 14 inch, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Win7 Pro for £465.Your text hereSome people will like the Win7 Pro.Basically it is £200 extra for even better quality laptop, i5 instead of i3, FHD. (The difference between U version i5 and i3 are not very big, both two cores.)This exact model was on sale from Lenovo for around £445 few months ago.



Where do you draw the line - for £29.99 you can upgrade it to 8GB of RAM which must be worth doing at the time! Shame they didn't think to put an HDMI port on it for plugging in an external monitor/projector though?
Original Poster
Broadsands

Where do you draw the line - for £29.99 you can upgrade it to 8GB of RAM … Where do you draw the line - for £29.99 you can upgrade it to 8GB of RAM which must be worth doing at the time! Shame they didn't think to put an HDMI port on it for plugging in an external monitor/projector though?




1. I do not quite understand your first question. And even I understand it, I probably cannot answer it.
I am using XPS 13, it is expensive, it is not value for money. I just like it. Sometimes the best deal may not be what you want and what you can afford. But if it is a good deal, any well-informed persons should be able to tell irrespective of whether he is going to buy or not.

2. For any computers I use, I would upgrade to 8GB RAM. I would not ask the seller/manufacturer to upgrade. I will buy a 4GB RAM from amazon for around £15 and upgrade myself.

3. For me, DVI, HDMI, DP, mini DP, I do not mind as long as there is at least one of them. The more the better. And HDMI and DP has audio as well as video. All of them work at FHD at least, all of them carry digital signals. Most conversion cable/kit works really well between them. It is just about spend few pounds get the cable with the correct adapter at both ends. L450 has a mini DP.

I would warn people do not use VGA unless you are using something only has a VGA output. It is only your last resort. And VGA carries analog signals. There are conversion cable/kit to convert to digital signals, but they never work quite well.

Some people may not even know what VGA is. In simple term, do not use the blue cable to link monitor, TV, project. Bad bad quality.


Edited by: "huangxq2" 24th Nov 2015
Original Poster
Broadsands

My old laptop is a Lenovo N300 I think and it hasn't been great - battery … My old laptop is a Lenovo N300 I think and it hasn't been great - battery went on it (a known fault apparently) and it slowed right down for no apparent reason! Build quality was ok though other than that and I quite like the keyboard on it.I purchased a £1,000 SONY one a few years ago and just about everything that could fail on it, did!



Never used those all-in-one myself. I did have a friend telling me that they are slow.
not as great saving compared to other sellers, you can find similar price (only £10-20 more) elsewhere.However lowerest price here. Good find.
huangxq2

Never used those all-in-one myself. I did have a friend telling me that … Never used those all-in-one myself. I did have a friend telling me that they are slow.



It's not an all-in-one? It's a normal laptop, not a tablet hybrid.
Original Poster
Broadsands

It's not an all-in-one? It's a normal laptop, not a tablet hybrid.



If you google, you will see Lenovo N300 is a all-in-one android desktop.

Lenovo 3000 n100 or 3000 n200 are laptops.

cannot see n300 as a laptop
Might have to get this...price currently at £280. Would snatch it up £260. The curse of the deal monkey.
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