Lenovo Ideapad 500S Intel® Core™ I5 Processor, 8Gb RAM, 128Gb SSD Hard Drive, 13.3 Inch Full HD Laptop - White £369.99 @ Very
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Lenovo Ideapad 500S Intel® Core™ I5 Processor, 8Gb RAM, 128Gb SSD Hard Drive, 13.3 Inch Full HD Laptop - White £369.99 @ Very

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Found 31st Jul 2016
Absolute bargain in my opinion, SSD, 8GB ram, 1080p screen. Haven't seen anything new of this spec, for close to this price. Plus you can buy now pay later (up to a year)

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Good price for a portable machine with balanced specs, i5, 8GB RAM, SSD + 1080p. Would have been better if it was a 256GB SSD but very rare to get an ultrabook for this price.
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Ulti

Good price for a portable machine with balanced specs, i5, 8GB RAM, SSD + … Good price for a portable machine with balanced specs, i5, 8GB RAM, SSD + 1080p. Would have been better if it was a 256GB SSD but very rare to get an ultrabook for this price.


Do you have an idea if it'll perform to the spec? No idea about the graphical capabilities either.
Sub £300 if you open a new credit account.
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RiverDragon8

Sub £300 if you open a new credit account.


Really? How? I opened a new credit account, I've yet to order it as well. Was on the verge
mattharvey22

Really? How? I opened a new credit account, I've yet to order it as well. … Really? How? I opened a new credit account, I've yet to order it as well. Was on the verge


Enter KFTE3 by 31.7.16 for 20% off your first credit order.
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RiverDragon8

Enter KFTE3 by 31.7.16 for 20% off your first credit order.


Not sure it's valid with this offer. Not working for me. On 12 months BNPL?
Bought this for £320 last time it was advertised using a very code. Performance is good but it is plasticky
Code not working for me either
Shame the 20% off doesn't work, the £25 off seems to work if pay on account though. Any more working codes for first timers on Very?
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mattharvey22

Do you have an idea if it'll perform to the spec? No idea about the … Do you have an idea if it'll perform to the spec? No idea about the graphical capabilities either.




It's only using the integrated Intel graphics so fine for video, not suitable for gaming
mattharvey22

Not sure it's valid with this offer. Not working for me. On 12 months … Not sure it's valid with this offer. Not working for me. On 12 months BNPL?


Try ringing Very up on the phone and say you want to apply 20% code off your first order.
RiverDragon8

Try ringing Very up on the phone and say you want to apply 20% code off … Try ringing Very up on the phone and say you want to apply 20% code off your first order.


Computers are one of a number of categories of goods excluded from the offer.
Anyone got this? What's the battery like?
Ssd is a bit puny!
cjed

Computers are one of a number of categories of goods excluded from the … Computers are one of a number of categories of goods excluded from the offer.


Shame.
I bought a Dell on here for just under £600 - down from about £850 - and it is frecking plasticky also. After 12 months of using it the areas where my plams rest are worn down.

My point being that you can pay an awful lot of money for a laptop and still get a cheap, nasty plastic case. I have seen some £1,000 plus laptops - and costing a heck of a lot more - that have cases that look like aluminium but which are just cheap plastic.

This looks a bargain.
nhskbhatia003

Bought this for £320 last time it was advertised using a very code. … Bought this for £320 last time it was advertised using a very code. Performance is good but it is plasticky


whats the battery like?
£30 off £60 code with KJYL4 ?
kman0013

whats the battery like?


4 hours max
coerce86

£30 off £60 code with KJYL4 ?



The promotion code KJYL4 is invalid
Need to get this closer to £319 like the previous deal, will keep looking.
nhskbhatia003

4 hours max



What's it running on, 2 AA batteries?
MintSauce

What's it running on, 2 AA batteries?


Pretty much, price stayed up, performance went down and battery life got shorter in the last few years with laptops.
Build quality going down being another bonus.
RiverDragon8

Sub £300 if you open a new credit account.


Doesn't work T&C says 'The discount cannot be used with other codes or on the following ranges: All Apple products,
Amazon products, gaming, computers, projectors, tablets, sale items'.
It has a suprisingly nice IPS display and decent audio for a laptop, so excellent viewing angles when compared to almost every other TN display at this price. Main downsides are the poorish 2 cell battery that might last you 7 hours and the tiny 128gb drive.
Edited by: "Chunk266" 31st Jul 2016
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Chunk266

It has a suprisingly nice IPS display and decent audio for a laptop, so … It has a suprisingly nice IPS display and decent audio for a laptop, so excellent viewing angles when compared to almost every other TN display at this price. Main downsides are the poorish 2 cell battery that might last you 7 hours and the tiny 128gb drive.


Yeah, small comprises for me as I'll just use an old HDD for storage
Deal now ended Sad face
I bought a Asus One 10 inch for 80 quid from Argos eBay refurbished to write code on the beach on holiday. Its not like my super Skylake i7 desktop, but its fine for browsing and running git, mysql and visual code. This looks good but to be honest its still expensive compared to 80 quid. OK so you won't be able to run games and do video editing on the One 10 but if your only browsing internet and emails its pretty amazing deal. Just depends what you want to do with it I guess.
If you need a desktop I would recommend the zeon dell t20 when on offer with cash back that thing fly's with Linux ubuntu matte and 32 gig ram!
Yaradabbadoo

I bought a Asus One 10 inch for 80 quid from Argos eBay refurbished to … I bought a Asus One 10 inch for 80 quid from Argos eBay refurbished to write code on the beach on holiday. Its not like my super Skylake i7 desktop, but its fine for browsing and running git, mysql and visual code. This looks good but to be honest its still expensive compared to 80 quid. OK so you won't be able to run games and do video editing on the One 10 but if your only browsing internet and emails its pretty amazing deal. Just depends what you want to do with it I guess. If you need a desktop I would recommend the zeon dell t20 when on offer with cash back that thing fly's with Linux ubuntu matte and 32 gig ram!


coding on the beach on a 10inch... not the most fun you could have.
I guess the most important technical aspect for that endevour would be the screen brightness, to allow you to see the screen in the sun.
Glossy screens would be impossible to use.
nhskbhatia003

Bought this for £320 last time it was advertised using a very code. … Bought this for £320 last time it was advertised using a very code. Performance is good but it is plasticky


I hate it when performance gets plasticky! 3
Edited by: "Babbler" 1st Aug 2016
MaximusRo

coding on the beach on a 10inch... not the most fun you could have.I … coding on the beach on a 10inch... not the most fun you could have.I guess the most important technical aspect for that endevour would be the screen brightness, to allow you to see the screen in the sun.Glossy screens would be impossible to use.


Yes the screen is bright the transformer book is even brighter but twice the price. To be fair 10 inches is not that bad its much better than using my phone with a ssh client to remote in to my server and use vi:-)
Very tempting. When looking for reviews on this, beware that there are a few different customisations with the same name - keep in mind this specific listing promises the 13", i5 6200U, with 8GB RAM, "128 GB" SSD, and also has integrated Intel graphics only.

If you're wondering why I listed all of those like some kind of Captain Obvious it's because "Ideapad 500S" includes any and all variants with differences like 15", i7, 4GB, 500GB HDD, and even Nvidia GeForce 920M.

The first very similar review I found is notebookcheck.net/Len…tml
Which is extremely detailed. The only key difference (if you don't count colour) is that the reviewed model comes with hybrid HDD - so performance should be a bit better on the SSD model, though it is a little lower value.

I must say I'm very tempted, I can't for a moment doubt the value in under £400 for a current-gen i5u in a very solid if imperfect 13", but I'm tempted by slightly flashier ones like the Asus Zenbook or HP ProBook. I've been burned before by poor manufacturer software support years after release, and would be curious to hear other people's experiences with Lenovo, Asus, HP and even Acer.

p.s. the 6200u appears to be on the lowest end of intel's latest i5s, but according to that review it is pretty much what you would get in the comparable choices, so that's not really a problem unless your alternative is going a few hundred higher.
Edited by: "PrinceRules64" 1st Aug 2016
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adergiman

Deal now ended Sad face



adergiman

Deal now ended Sad face


I checked last night after your comment and it did in fact go back up to £550.
However it is now back on again, strange.
Act fast
£550 again
had it in my basket at the £369.99 price, so when I saw It just went back up to £550 I hit the buy button

hopefully will live up to my expectations
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m14x74

had it in my basket at the £369.99 price, so when I saw It just went back … had it in my basket at the £369.99 price, so when I saw It just went back up to £550 I hit the buy button hopefully will live up to my expectations


Did you apply the code to get £25 off?
Certainly seems to be changing an awful lot, I assume they're monitoring their stock and only want to sell a few more before putting it back up.
PrinceRules64

Very tempting. When looking for reviews on this, beware that there are a … Very tempting. When looking for reviews on this, beware that there are a few different customisations with the same name - keep in mind this specific listing promises the 13", i5 6200U, with 8GB RAM, "128 GB" SSD, and also has integrated Intel graphics only.If you're wondering why I listed all of those like some kind of Captain Obvious it's because "Ideapad 500S" includes any and all variants with differences like 15", i7, 4GB, 500GB HDD, and even Nvidia GeForce 920M.The first very similar review I found is http://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-IdeaPad-500S-13ISK-Subnotebook-Review.161030.0.htmlWhich is extremely detailed. The only key difference (if you don't count colour) is that the reviewed model comes with hybrid HDD - so performance should be a bit better on the SSD model, though it is a little lower value.I must say I'm very tempted, I can't for a moment doubt the value in under £400 for a current-gen i5u in a very solid if imperfect 13", but I'm tempted by slightly flashier ones like the Asus Zenbook or HP ProBook. I've been burned before by poor manufacturer software support years after release, and would be curious to hear other people's experiences with Lenovo, Asus, HP and even Acer.p.s. the 6200u appears to be on the lowest end of intel's latest i5s, but according to that review it is pretty much what you would get in the comparable choices, so that's not really a problem unless your alternative is going a few hundred higher.


Worth pointing out that all the reviews I've read (this one included) are reviewing it/comparing it at a price of £800, it still seems to hold it's own.
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Only just discovered it has a backlit keyboard and dual band (ac) WiFi, little bonus
m14x74

had it in my basket at the £369.99 price, so when I saw It just went … had it in my basket at the £369.99 price, so when I saw It just went back up to £550 I hit the buy button hopefully will live up to my expectations

PrinceRules64

Very tempting. When looking for reviews on this, beware that there are a … Very tempting. When looking for reviews on this, beware that there are a few different customisations with the same name - keep in mind this specific listing promises the 13", i5 6200U, with 8GB RAM, "128 GB" SSD, and also has integrated Intel graphics only.If you're wondering why I listed all of those like some kind of Captain Obvious it's because "Ideapad 500S" includes any and all variants with differences like 15", i7, 4GB, 500GB HDD, and even Nvidia GeForce 920M.The first very similar review I found is http://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-IdeaPad-500S-13ISK-Subnotebook-Review.161030.0.htmlWhich is extremely detailed. The only key difference (if you don't count colour) is that the reviewed model comes with hybrid HDD - so performance should be a bit better on the SSD model, though it is a little lower value.I must say I'm very tempted, I can't for a moment doubt the value in under £400 for a current-gen i5u in a very solid if imperfect 13", but I'm tempted by slightly flashier ones like the Asus Zenbook or HP ProBook. I've been burned before by poor manufacturer software support years after release, and would be curious to hear other people's experiences with Lenovo, Asus, HP and even Acer.p.s. the 6200u appears to be on the lowest end of intel's latest i5s, but according to that review it is pretty much what you would get in the comparable choices, so that's not really a problem unless your alternative is going a few hundred higher.



the £25 off code wouldn't work for me
Damn it, didnt read this properly last night and thought the screen was tiny.
Wondering how difficult it would be to swap out the 128gb ssd in this to a larger one, i can't find any youtube videos for this specific model, found some other Lenovo Ideapad's and it looks a complete mare
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m14x74

Wondering how difficult it would be to swap out the 128gb ssd in this to … Wondering how difficult it would be to swap out the 128gb ssd in this to a larger one, i can't find any youtube videos for this specific model, found some other Lenovo Ideapad's and it looks a complete mare


Was wondering that myself..
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