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LENOVO IdeaPad 510S 14" Laptop - Red £549 @ Currys
LENOVO IdeaPad 510S 14" Laptop - Red £549 @ Currys

LENOVO IdeaPad 510S 14" Laptop - Red £549 @ Currys

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Looking at this as a possibility for a purchase. what do people think, decent looking i5 processor, 256gb ssd and 8gb ram. Will miss the extra space of a hdd and a dvd drive but figure will purchase an external one. will also miss numerical keyboard a little but sure will get over this.

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Banned

good configuration at this budget.

I would go for this £499 using 10% off new customer code. It is lighter and battery life is much better than the Lenovo. very.co.uk/ace…prd?

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Can get the i7 with dedicated graphics for an extra £50.
If spending this much anyway

Coykoi

Can get the i7 with dedicated graphics for an extra £50.If spending this … Can get the i7 with dedicated graphics for an extra £50.If spending this much anyway



Where? with full HD & SDD?

It has been at this price for several months now, should be reduced considerably more

jrussd

I would go for this £499 using 10% off new customer code. It is lighter … I would go for this £499 using 10% off new customer code. It is lighter and battery life is much better than the Lenovo. http://www.very.co.uk/acer-swift-3-intelreg-coretrade-i5-processor-8gb-ram-256gb-ssd-storage-14-inch-full-hd-laptop-gold-aluminium/1600128304.prd?


Decent comparison I feel like they should be knocking £100 off the price though for the shame of carrying around something that chavy colour!

Original Poster

puzzled as to why this has gone cold. lot of people posting negatives on other posts for no ssd or no full hd etc.. this seems to have a lot of what I should be looking for. can anyone find a better one for same price. the one on very looks decent as well but aren't a new customer so would be same price.

jrussd

I would go for this £499 using 10% off new customer code. It is lighter … I would go for this £499 using 10% off new customer code. It is lighter and battery life is much better than the Lenovo. http://www.very.co.uk/acer-swift-3-intelreg-coretrade-i5-processor-8gb-ram-256gb-ssd-storage-14-inch-full-hd-laptop-gold-aluminium/1600128304.prd?



Would rather have the Lenovo as it has a much better CPU and Acer laptops are poor at best in my experience.

Coykoi

Can get the i7 with dedicated graphics for an extra £50.If spending this … Can get the i7 with dedicated graphics for an extra £50.If spending this much anyway



Where? and which i7 as the i5 in this is pretty good... cpubenchmark.net/cpu…GHz

Original Poster

with the exception of not reducing the price a little more (although can get almost 10% back on topcashback) what is wrong with the laptop? not bothered about cold votes just curious as to why.

Way over priced. I picked one up from Very back in September, 100% same spec, for £479.99 +p&p. It's January, where's the Jan sales on that?

It's a great little laptop for what my wife's needs. She doesn't need a load of space, nor does she need a CD/DVD drive. If she needs something, I make her an .iso file on my PC, and stick it on a USB stick, and virtually mount it on the laptop.

The bloatware is easy enough to uninstall, and the updates work with ease. If you wear a tinfoil hat, it's also easy to remove the spyware in Win10.

The battery time seems great, and the screen gives a great picture. The audio isn't half bad either. The keyboard is nice, but screws you up for right shift/control because they're not where you'd think they'd be, if you're used to a desktop keyboard. Apart from that though, when they come down in price again, I might grab one for myself.

It's not gaming machine - far from it. For internet, email, MS Office type stuff, it's a great little machine.

As already stated, external CD/DVD/Bluray drives are cheap enough if you find you really need one. So are portable HDD/SSD drives.
Edited by: "FinderOfDeals" 2nd Jan

waynethickett5

with the exception of not reducing the price a little more (although can … with the exception of not reducing the price a little more (although can get almost 10% back on topcashback) what is wrong with the laptop? not bothered about cold votes just curious as to why.



Depends what you are using it for. If it's just general use then the SSD would probably help. If you want to play light games then you could get an Nvidia GPU and lose the SSD - argos.co.uk/pro…094

Original Poster

the only game I would be potentially playing is football manager. Writing, photo editing and organising normal usage other than that. was looking at the £399 priced hp that is at pc world on main offer at the moment but then after looking on here not being full hd and lack of ssd made me think I should be thinking of it as a more long term purchase but now not so sure.

FinderOfDeals

Way over priced. I picked one up from Very back in September, 100% same … Way over priced. I picked one up from Very back in September, 100% same spec, for £479.99 +p&p. It's January, where's the Jan sales on that?It's a great little laptop for what my wife's needs. She doesn't need a load of space, nor does she need a CD/DVD drive. If she needs something, I make her an .iso file on my PC, and stick it on a USB stick, and virtually mount it on the laptop.The bloatware is easy enough to uninstall, and the updates work with ease. If you wear a tinfoil hat, it's also easy to remove the spyware in Win10.The battery time seems great, and the screen gives a great picture. The audio isn't half bad either. The keyboard is nice, but screws you up for right shift/control because they're not where you'd think they'd be, if you're used to a desktop keyboard. Apart from that though, when they come down in price again, I might grab one for myself.It's not gaming machine - far from it. For internet, email, MS Office type stuff, it's a great little machine.As already stated, external CD/DVD/Bluray drives are cheap enough if you find you really need one. So are portable HDD/SSD drives.



Link? which laptop was it, be very surprised if its the same spec

jrussd

I would go for this £499 using 10% off new customer code. It is lighter … I would go for this £499 using 10% off new customer code. It is lighter and battery life is much better than the Lenovo. http://www.very.co.uk/acer-swift-3-intelreg-coretrade-i5-processor-8gb-ram-256gb-ssd-storage-14-inch-full-hd-laptop-gold-aluminium/1600128304.prd?



The Lenovo has a much faster card reader and network card.
The screen also better. It is brighter, has higher contrast and able to display more of the adobe colour spectrum.

But the Lenovo is at least £100 overpriced.

Original Poster

why is it overpriced I can't find a machine of similar spec for 100 less

K1LLER HORNET

The Lenovo has a much faster card reader and network card. The screen … The Lenovo has a much faster card reader and network card. The screen also better. It is brighter, has higher contrast and able to display more of the adobe colour spectrum. But the Lenovo is at least £100 overpriced.



Link for a laptop with the same specs that's cheaper please?

waynethickett5

why is it overpriced I can't find a machine of similar spec for 100 less



poison3k

Link for a laptop with the same specs that's cheaper please?



As pointed out earlier by 'FinderOfDeals' this laptop was £480 in September.
These machines aren't fine wine or antiques. Prices are supposed to go down as time goes on.

But hey if you're happy paying £550 for this then go ahead. I personally just don't feel it's worth that much.

K1LLER HORNET

As pointed out earlier by 'FinderOfDeals' this laptop was £480 in … As pointed out earlier by 'FinderOfDeals' this laptop was £480 in September. These machines aren't fine wine or antiques. Prices are supposed to go down as time goes on. But hey if you're happy paying £550 for this then go ahead. I personally just don't feel it's worth that much.



I personally (not sure why its bold but hey ho) would be happy to pay the lower price obviously but people keep talking and not providing links where we can purchase... These machines aren't like unicorns or dragons, they are supposed to exist and not be mythical!

back to the "it was" this price, unfortunately time machines arent available to go back and get them at this price...

I think it's a good price and has solid specs for what it is, yes it's been cheaper but you take what you can get at the time a solid all rounder

You can get the swift 3 mentioned above but in silver not gold from AO for £559 if that's any use

I bought one of these a few months back, great laptop, no complaints at all, worth noting this has the higher clock speed i5 (6267u) version.

poison3k

I personally (not sure why its bold but hey ho) would be happy to pay the … I personally (not sure why its bold but hey ho) would be happy to pay the lower price obviously but people keep talking and not providing links where we can purchase... These machines aren't like unicorns or dragons, they are supposed to exist and not be mythical!



It's in bold because you took my opinion that it's £100 too expensive and turned it into a challenge of finding a comparable machine for less money.
I was hoping making it bold would drive home the point that I was voicing my opinion but I guess you need a less subtle approach.

Just because something is the cheapest at this current moment doesn't mean it's worth it and value for money. Sure it's technically a deal and what this site is about but you'll find that people don't agree with you that it's much of a hot deal. Not even Luke warm really.

Sure it's a good machine but I'm not sure how anyone can happily buy it now knowing it was cheaper months ago.
I mean come on. 3 months later, £80 more expensive, we're in a sale period, and its after kaby lake has dropped.

Oh and I was never debating the existence of this laptop.
If you'd have said a delorean reference I suppose that would be fair play.

K1LLER HORNET

It's in bold because you took my opinion that it's £100 too expensive and … It's in bold because you took my opinion that it's £100 too expensive and turned it into a challenge of finding a comparable machine for less money. I was hoping making it bold would drive home the point that I was voicing my opinion but I guess you need a less subtle approach. Just because something is the cheapest at this current moment doesn't mean it's worth it and value for money. Sure it's technically a deal and what this site is about but you'll find that people don't agree with you that it's much of a hot deal. Not even Luke warm really. Sure it's a good machine but I'm not sure how anyone can happily buy it now knowing it was cheaper months ago. I mean come on. 3 months later, £80 more expensive, we're in a sale period, and its after kaby lake has dropped. Oh and I was never debating the existence of this laptop.If you'd have said a delorean reference I suppose that would be fair play.



If it was cheaper months ago? no evidence backing it up! A Delorean would be good but I'd rather use it to go into the future than the past hence why I didn't use the reference or do I need to be less subtle for you?

Original Poster

so general consensus is the laptop is decent but price maybe not. I highly doubt whether this model with same specs was so much cheaper on very which is normally priced higher but no proof either way

Could have been one of the £480 slightly different spec ones noted here - shop.lenovo.com/gb/…ch/

jrussd

I would go for this £499 using 10% off new customer code. It is lighter … I would go for this £499 using 10% off new customer code. It is lighter and battery life is much better than the Lenovo. http://www.very.co.uk/acer-swift-3-intelreg-coretrade-i5-processor-8gb-ram-256gb-ssd-storage-14-inch-full-hd-laptop-gold-aluminium/1600128304.prd?



It's an Acer and the CPU isn't as good
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