Lenovo IdeaPad 320 Laptop, i3, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 14" £449.95 @ John Lewis
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Lenovo IdeaPad 320 Laptop, i3, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 14" £449.95 @ John Lewis

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Found 28th Aug 2017Edited by:"asm80"
This is the best deal I can find with these specs. PC World have an offer on an HP with identical specs, but John Lewis 3yr guarantee makes this better

Yes its 720p, yes it's 2.1kg. That doesn't make it shit - you can get better with these specs if you spend more.
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Screen Resolution Information 1366 x 768 pixels

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Brexit and the weak pound are pushing tech prices up. Deals you could get before are no longer available.
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Seems good..
Cold
Good deal but no touchscreen. Any proper 2in1 for this price? Need one atm and nth around
Original Poster
Brexit and the weak pound are pushing tech prices up. Deals you could get before are no longer available.
i3 for the price of i5. Nahh cold
Hard to find good deals as said. Very hard.
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linhang903 m ago

i3 for the price of i5. Nahh cold


Can you get an i5 on a 14 inch for that price? Where?
asm8025 m ago

Brexit and the weak pound are pushing tech prices up. Deals you could get …Brexit and the weak pound are pushing tech prices up. Deals you could get before are no longer available.


That's tellin it like it is bro...
Says both fhd and 720p.
sunnyhot4 m ago

http://www.costco.co.uk/view/p/asus-vivobook-max-x541ua-intel-core-i5-8gb-ram-1tb-hard-drive-156-inch-notebook-237508

This is regular hdd? Much rather go for a ssd.
DzonAFC2 h, 42 m ago

Good deal but no touchscreen. Any proper 2in1 for this price? Need one atm …Good deal but no touchscreen. Any proper 2in1 for this price? Need one atm and nth around



The Lenovo Yoga 710 is (or was) £499 at John Lewis.
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sunnyhot9 m ago

http://www.costco.co.uk/view/p/asus-vivobook-max-x541ua-intel-core-i5-8gb-ram-1tb-hard-drive-156-inch-notebook-237508


Great, but that's a 15.6" - this is a 14". Quite a diferent thing
I like the John Lewis deal and a 3 year guarantee is great. Voted Hot.

As alternatives PC world have:
currys.co.uk/gbu…tml
(Already mentioned) An i3 with similar specs for £450 after the cashback (banner at the top of the Currys page)
OR
currys.co.uk/gbu…tml
An i5 with otherwise similar spec for £500 after cashback.
Wait for the Chuwi Lapbook Air to be released - it will blow the overpriced entry level Lenovo into the weeds...

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- 14.1" IPS 1080p fully laminated display
- 320cd/㎡ panel (ie bright)
- Core M3
- 8GB RAM
- 128GB storage
- m.2 SSD slot
- 2 x UBS3.0 and 1 Type-C
- 1.27kg
- 6mm thin at its thinnest point
- Full aluminium build

Etc Etc
Edited by: "Picard123" 28th Aug 2017
how do the idea pad 510 stack up agains the 310?

Paid about £350 for the 510 so is the 310 worth the extra?
Thank You for all comments and options. Half a year ago bought Asus360 for £430 now back to ~£900 Strong and stable all the way...
asm802 h, 44 m ago

Can you get an i5 on a 14 inch for that price? Where?


If you create a new Very account click and get 10% off your first order or pay the extra £20 for an i5. TCB existing customers @ 1% and new customers 2.1%.
Edited by: "RiverDragon8" 28th Aug 2017
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THat Very deal is good. Not only is it an i5, it also has 1080p (although probably a hit on the battery life).

I imagine the 510"S" will be thinner than the 320 ("not S") - but I don't know what the model difference will be
Picard12335 m ago

Wait for the Chuwi Lapbook Air to be released - it will blow the …Wait for the Chuwi Lapbook Air to be released - it will blow the overpriced entry level Lenovo into the weeds...[Image] [Image] - 14.1" IPS 1080p fully laminated display- 320cd/㎡ panel (ie bright)- Core M3- 8GB RAM- 128GB storage- m.2 SSD slot- 2 x UBS3.0 and 1 Type-C- 1.27kg- 6mm thin at its thinnest point- Full aluminium build Etc Etc


Guess you'll only find that in fly by night places, like gearbest or banggood. I'd be very surprised (but very happy) if there was an amazon fulfilled option for £400
jaydeeuk114 m ago

Guess you'll only find that in fly by night places, like gearbest or …Guess you'll only find that in fly by night places, like gearbest or banggood. I'd be very surprised (but very happy) if there was an amazon fulfilled option for £400


I've never had a problem with Gearbest and I've ordered from them several times. If you want me to order it for you and charge you 10% on top (my handling fee), I'd be happy to do so :-)
Picard12315 m ago

I've never had a problem with Gearbest and I've ordered from them several …I've never had a problem with Gearbest and I've ordered from them several times. If you want me to order it for you and charge you 10% on top (my handling fee), I'd be happy to do so :-)


Yes but have you had to use any warranty or return an item?
asm8054 m ago

THat Very deal is good. Not only is it an i5, it also has 1080p (although …THat Very deal is good. Not only is it an i5, it also has 1080p (although probably a hit on the battery life). I imagine the 510"S" will be thinner than the 320 ("not S") - but I don't know what the model difference will be


John Lewis have I3 version for 400...tempted.
Another i3 128gb 😭
Babbler43 m ago

Yes but have you had to use any warranty or return an item?


I've never had anything that was faulty. If it's DOA, just send it back to them.

Paying £450 for this Lenovo that's heavier than a paving slab and has a 1366x768 TN panel screen is just nuts.
Edited by: "Picard123" 28th Aug 2017
Picard12314 m ago

I've never had anything that was faulty. If it's DOA, just send it back to …I've never had anything that was faulty. If it's DOA, just send it back to them.Paying £450 for this Lenovo that's heavier than a paving slab and has a 1366x768 TN panel screen is just nuts.


How much will your laptop be and when is release date?
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Babbler42 m ago

John Lewis have I3 version for 400...tempted.


That's tempting, but it's 13.3inch not 14inch, and it has only 4G.

There's specs and specs, there doesn't seem to be a clear winner here. One man's unacceptable compromise is another's great trade-off.
asm805 m ago

That's tempting, but it's 13.3inch not 14inch, and it has only 4G. There's …That's tempting, but it's 13.3inch not 14inch, and it has only 4G. There's specs and specs, there doesn't seem to be a clear winner here. One man's unacceptable compromise is another's great trade-off.


Yes it's so damn hard... Struggling to buy one with 400 quid. Crazy!! Been looking for 2 weeks thought a good bank holiday deal would appear...
Edited by: "Babbler" 28th Aug 2017
Babbler12 m ago

Yes it's so damn hard... Struggling to buy one with 400 quid. Crazy!! Been …Yes it's so damn hard... Struggling to buy one with 400 quid. Crazy!! Been looking for 2 weeks thought a good bank holiday deal would appear...


You won't find a UK deal for anything good, anytime soon, or at all. Brexit and the weak £ have put an end to all of that.

As for the Lapbook Air, don't know the exact price - I'd guess around £350-£400. Should be out soon, probably Sep/Oct would be my guess.

If you can't wait, my recommendation would be the 13.3" EZBook 3 Pro. Slower processor but a bargain at £175. Throw in a M.2 SSD and it's still only £235.
Edited by: "Picard123" 28th Aug 2017
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I'm really torn here. My DD wants a 14" and my budget is £400-500 max for school (and Uni next year)

I'm sold on nothing less than i3, and getting a SSD. Ram is less important because I can upgrade that later.
HD would be nice, but it doesn't seem a deal breaker. She stores files and photos online, and doesn't game, so 128 GB is fine.

**I was originally sold on this HP Pavilion (i3, 8GB) long battery) from PCWorld. At 1.58kg the weight is good. £449 after cashback.

**This Ideapad 320 is the same price. Pluses: i5, 3yr John Lewis warranty. Negatives - substantially heavier 2.1kg (wish it were a 320s)

Neither are full HD,

**The Very deal. (Ideapad 510S) Pluses: i5, 1.7kg, full HD, looks like the best - but there's all the crap that comes with catalogues

Have missed anything here? Something I'm not considering? 15.5 is too big, and 13.3 seems too small. And I really don't want to spend any more.
asm8010 m ago

I'm really torn here. My DD wants a 14" and my budget is £400-500 max for …I'm really torn here. My DD wants a 14" and my budget is £400-500 max for school (and Uni next year) I'm sold on nothing less than i3, and getting a SSD. Ram is less important because I can upgrade that later. HD would be nice, but it doesn't seem a deal breaker. She stores files and photos online, and doesn't game, so 128 GB is fine. **I was originally sold on this HP Pavilion (i3, 8GB) long battery) from PCWorld. At 1.58kg the weight is good. £449 after cashback. **This Ideapad 320 is the same price. Pluses: i5, 3yr John Lewis warranty. Negatives - substantially heavier 2.1kg (wish it were a 320s)Neither are full HD, **The Very deal. (Ideapad 510S) Pluses: i5, 1.7kg, full HD, looks like the best - but there's all the crap that comes with catalogues Have missed anything here? Something I'm not considering? 15.5 is too big, and 13.3 seems too small. And I really don't want to spend any more.


Several of your criteria isn't necessarily best suited to a student / teenager IMO.

For the use that you describe, an i3 isn't necessary. 1366 x 768 TN is also far from ideal for photos. Also girls hate lugging around heavy clunky ugly looking laptops. I'd be aiming for an aluminium build, 13.3" (no its not too small - its a perfect size), 1.3kg, SSD, IPS 1080p, min 6-7hr battery life based laptop of which there are many that are less than £400-£500.
Edited by: "Picard123" 28th Aug 2017
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Picard1237 m ago

Several of your criteria isn't necessarily best suited to a student / …Several of your criteria isn't necessarily best suited to a student / teenager IMO.For the use that you describe, an i3 isn't necessary. 1366 x 768 TN is also far from ideal for photos. Also girls hate lugging around heavy clunky ugly looking laptops. I'd be aiming for an aluminium build, 13.3", 1.3kg, IPS 1080p, min 6-7hr battery life based laptop of which there are many that are less than £400-£500.


Well, this has been discussed with friends, daughter (and contributing family members) and we've settled it. It will be used at home mainly, so the 14" is the agreed sweet spot between portability and desk-top alternative. And, there's the odd bit of low-end photo-editing and video work, so an i3 has been agreed. I'm not really in doubt about this - I'm just looking for the best deal.
asm808 m ago

Well, this has been discussed with friends, daughter (and contributing …Well, this has been discussed with friends, daughter (and contributing family members) and we've settled it. It will be used at home mainly, so the 14" is the agreed sweet spot between portability and desk-top alternative. And, there's the odd bit of low-end photo-editing and video work, so an i3 has been agreed. I'm not really in doubt about this - I'm just looking for the best deal.


I've owned every single form factor and spec under the sun from 10" netbooks to 17" gaming machines. For the usage that you describe for your daughter, I don't think your criteria are at all ideal. Girls love something like a Macbook Air 13, not some square brick like industrial looking Lenovo 14" with crappy screens etc. You're applying your criteria rather than what she'll like - if she agreed, she's probably doing it just to keep you happy or simply doesn't know much about laptops - most of the ones you've listed are awful!
Edited by: "Picard123" 28th Aug 2017
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Picard1233 m ago

I've owned every single form factor under the sun from 11.6" to 17". For …I've owned every single form factor under the sun from 11.6" to 17". For the usage that you describe for your daughter, I don't think your criteria are at all ideal. Girls love something like a Macbook Air 13, not some square brick like industrial looking Lenovo 14" etc. You're applying your criteria rather than what she'll like.


That's an opinion. Trust me, we've lots of them - but in the end, you have to sit down and make some choices. We've done that now. No, these are not my criteria - she prefered the 14".
asm804 m ago

That's an opinion. Trust me, we've lots of them - but in the end, you have …That's an opinion. Trust me, we've lots of them - but in the end, you have to sit down and make some choices. We've done that now. No, these are not my criteria - she prefered the 14".


Oh well. Many people make the wrong choices and buy worse because they don't know any better, as is evidenced by all these threads for junky low end Lenovos and HPs.....

At least I tried.

(And yes 1366x768 is shit - it's incorrect to say its 720p - as is a 14" weighing 2.1kg.)
Edited by: "Picard123" 28th Aug 2017
Picard1233 h, 58 m ago

I've never had a problem with Gearbest and I've ordered from them several …I've never had a problem with Gearbest and I've ordered from them several times. If you want me to order it for you and charge you 10% on top (my handling fee), I'd be happy to do so :-)


With the 3 yr warranty that JL are offering?
If you want an extended warranty, that can be arranged at additional cost.
asm8020 h, 22 m ago

Brexit and the weak pound are pushing tech prices up. Deals you could get …Brexit and the weak pound are pushing tech prices up. Deals you could get before are no longer available.


Indeed the Brexit affect.... for remoaners like myself this is a bitter pill to swallow, but least I know the weak pound is hitting leavers in the pocket as well.
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