Lenovo  IdeaPad 520S Laptop - £599.95 @ John Lewis
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Lenovo IdeaPad 520S Laptop - £599.95 @ John Lewis

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Found 13th Feb
Lenovo IdeaPad 520S Laptop, Intel Core i5, 8GB, 128GB SSD, 14” Full HD, Mineral Grey
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It's a good laptop but has an older 7th gen i5. The newer models with 8th gen "coffee-lake" processors are starting to come down in price and give a massive performance boost. (Quad core versus Dual Core).

I'd keep a lookout on the Dell Outlet store and look for discount codes. I'm waiting until codes appear for the XPS 13 as you can get one there with an 8th gen i5 for around £800. £650 or so and I will definitely bite.
One thing that perhaps gets overlooked is warranty. When you buy from John Lewis they give you an extra year for free. They are generally one of the better stores to deal with too.

Although HP now have 3 year care packs included on some laptops in their store.

If you can wait I'd say it's definitely going to be worth getting an 8th gen instead of a 7th gen as already mentioned. Even more important in an ultrabook when it's all about efficiency.
superdimitri1 h, 57 m ago

One thing that perhaps gets overlooked is warranty. When you buy from John …One thing that perhaps gets overlooked is warranty. When you buy from John Lewis they give you an extra year for free. They are generally one of the better stores to deal with too.Although HP now have 3 year care packs included on some laptops in their store.If you can wait I'd say it's definitely going to be worth getting an 8th gen instead of a 7th gen as already mentioned. Even more important in an ultrabook when it's all about efficiency.


It’s not ‘free’ it’s ‘included’. Things are generally more expensive in John Lewis to pay for that!
Edited by: "almar2012" 13th Feb
I have had 12 or so laptops across my time, and this one has some component quality issues. Originally bought as budget laptop.

This laptop has terrible track pad, your finger will bounce across it due to the friction from the trackpad surface main deal breaker.

keyboard is mushy but acceptable. Loads of bloatware pre installed. It is really shame Lenovo in pursuit of metal case cheaped out on the things you interact with. The bottom edges are sharp and will dig in to your hand when you are carrying it with the screen open

returned mine it was on offer for around 500gbp due to how bad my finger were gripping the trackpad. paid 6 Gbp to send it back, steer clear of this range.
Edited by: "Wolfey" 13th Feb
I have this laptop, my experience is opposite of the above the. Lovely design, good spec for a portable laptop and the bonus for me was that there is a spare bay for an additional HDD or ssd. So you can keep the operating system on current 128gb ssd and then add a further drive to boost storage. Very easy to fit too.
I have the i3 version of this laptop.
I also have an MacBook Pro.

I think both are lovely machines.
Can't praise the 520s more than enough. It feels premium, has a great spec, is really light and has a super FHD screen.
georgeb13th Feb

I have this laptop, my experience is opposite of the above the. Lovely …I have this laptop, my experience is opposite of the above the. Lovely design, good spec for a portable laptop and the bonus for me was that there is a spare bay for an additional HDD or ssd. So you can keep the operating system on current 128gb ssd and then add a further drive to boost storage. Very easy to fit too.


How did you fit it? And what type was it please?
Sorry just seen your message.... Back unscrews and then prise it off. You will see the slot for the other SSD drive. Think there's a video on you tube
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