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LENOVO Ideapad 530S (14") - AMD Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, All Aluminium, Full-HD IPS Display, Backlit Keyboard £499 @ Currys PC World
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LENOVO Ideapad 530S (14") - AMD Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, All Aluminium, Full-HD IPS Display, Backlit Keyboard £499 @ Currys PC World

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Posted 23rd Jun

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Was £600.

Specification

  • Operating system: Windows 10
  • Screen size: 14"
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 2500U Processor; Quad-core; 2.0 GHz / 3.6 GHz; 4 MB cache
  • RAM: 8 GB DDR4 (2400 MHz): 16 GB maximum installable RAM
  • Storage: 256 GB SSD
  • Touchscreen: No
  • Screen type: IPS
  • Resolution: Full HD 1920 x 1080p
  • WiF: AC WiF; 1x1
  • Ethernet: No
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.1
  • USB: USB Type-C x 1; USB 3.0 x 2
  • Video connections: HDMI x 1
  • Audio connections: 3.5 mm jack
  • Audio software: Harman: Dolby Audio
  • Speakers: Yes
  • Memory card reader: SD
  • Camera: 720p HD webcam
  • Mouse / trackpad: Multi-touch trackpad
  • Keyboard: Backlit membrane keyboard
  • Other features: Microphone
  • Battery type: 4-cell polymer
  • Battery life: Up to 8 hours
  • Colour: Onyx black
  • Box contents: Lenovo Ideapad 530S-14ARR 14" AMD Ryzen 5 Laptop; Charger; Quick start guide
  • Dimensions: 16.4 x 323.4 x 226 mm (H x W x D)
  • Weight: 1.49 kg
  • Manufacturer’s guarantee: 1 year

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thekitkatshuffler23/06/2019 18:47

Apart from it being marketed as a higher grade, what more does it have for …Apart from it being marketed as a higher grade, what more does it have for the price? Other than the aluminium build?


An IPS display on the 530S, V330 is TN.
Better battery life, 4 cell Vs 2 cell.
it's Lighter at 1.5 KG Vs 1.8 KG.
Supports fast charging with 65w power adapter.
Thinner frame, 2 Stage Backlit keyboard. Higher build quality.
Edited by: "win26" 24th Jun
Diolusion23/06/2019 19:31

Never buying lenovo again, no wiggle room, can only use whitelisted …Never buying lenovo again, no wiggle room, can only use whitelisted components in these, so cant upgrade RAM or wifi card unless you buy the specific whitelisted part, never sure of a data breach with any software on the laptops unless you clean install windows, in the future i will most likely purchase a laptop from a website like pcspecialist where parts can easily be upgraded/changed/replaced.


So it's not for you.
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This is tempting. How does the 530S fare against the 330S that's been on sale recently. Worthy upgrade?

Also, opinions on this Acer Aspire 5 as a good all rounder laptop? Intel Core i5-8265U, 8GB RAM with a 256 GB SSD. Full HD screen.
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Any info on the difference between this and the 330s?

I'm not necessarily any more sure that the throttling issue is something to be ok with for this model than the other 330s.
Shadow_of_Intent23/06/2019 17:19

This is tempting. How does the 530S fare against the 330S that's been on …This is tempting. How does the 530S fare against the 330S that's been on sale recently. Worthy upgrade?Also, opinions on this Acer Aspire 5 as a good all rounder laptop? Intel Core i5-8265U, 8GB RAM with a 256 GB SSD. Full HD screen.


Hi, the new generation of Aspire 5, has downgraded the screen. The older version has an IPS, now it's a TN.
I would just pay a bit more and get the Acer Swift 3 Ryzen 5.
win2623/06/2019 17:31

Hi, the new generation of Aspire 5, has downgraded the screen. The older …Hi, the new generation of Aspire 5, has downgraded the screen. The older version has an IPS, now it's a TN.I would just pay a bit more and get the Acer Swift 3 Ryzen 5.


Hmm, this says otherwise. TN on the old one, IPS on the new.

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Shadow_of_Intent23/06/2019 17:37

Hmm, this says otherwise. TN on the old one, IPS on the …Hmm, this says otherwise. TN on the old one, IPS on the new.https://www.notebookcheck.net/Acer-Aspire-5-A515-52G-i5-8265U-MX150-SSD-FHD-Laptop-Review.354441.0.html


The newer one with a silver shell is a TN. I was very disappointed with the screen when I saw it in Currys.
I liked the Aspire 5.
TheHun623/06/2019 17:23

This or is the similarly specified ebuyer version for only …This or is the similarly specified ebuyer version for only £349.97?ebuyer.com/855754-lenovo-v330-14arr-ryzen-5-laptop-81b1001euk


Different grade really, v330 is budget. This is higher grade and has more for the price.
win2623/06/2019 18:10

Different grade really, v330 is budget. This is higher grade and has more …Different grade really, v330 is budget. This is higher grade and has more for the price.


Apart from it being marketed as a higher grade, what more does it have for the price? Other than the aluminium build?
thekitkatshuffler23/06/2019 18:47

Apart from it being marketed as a higher grade, what more does it have for …Apart from it being marketed as a higher grade, what more does it have for the price? Other than the aluminium build?


An IPS display on the 530S, V330 is TN.
Better battery life, 4 cell Vs 2 cell.
it's Lighter at 1.5 KG Vs 1.8 KG.
Supports fast charging with 65w power adapter.
Thinner frame, 2 Stage Backlit keyboard. Higher build quality.
Edited by: "win26" 24th Jun
win2623/06/2019 19:10

An IPS display on the 530S, V330 is TN.Better battery life, 4 cell Vs 2 …An IPS display on the 530S, V330 is TN.Better battery life, 4 cell Vs 2 cell. it's Lighter at 1.5 KG Vs 1.8 KG.Supports fast charging with 65w power adapter.Thinner frame, finger print recognition, Backlit keyboard.


Magic darts!

Have some heat.
Never buying lenovo again, no wiggle room, can only use whitelisted components in these, so cant upgrade RAM or wifi card unless you buy the specific whitelisted part, never sure of a data breach with any software on the laptops unless you clean install windows, in the future i will most likely purchase a laptop from a website like pcspecialist where parts can easily be upgraded/changed/replaced.
Diolusion23/06/2019 19:31

Never buying lenovo again, no wiggle room, can only use whitelisted …Never buying lenovo again, no wiggle room, can only use whitelisted components in these, so cant upgrade RAM or wifi card unless you buy the specific whitelisted part, never sure of a data breach with any software on the laptops unless you clean install windows, in the future i will most likely purchase a laptop from a website like pcspecialist where parts can easily be upgraded/changed/replaced.


So it's not for you.
Very tempted. How does this compare to an equivalent spec Acer swift 3? About £70 difference in price.
Anyone recommend this over the Huawei Matebook D? Seems the only advantage of this is upgradeable ram and a fingerprint reader whereas the speakers on the huawei are better
godster23/06/2019 20:45

Very tempted. How does this compare to an equivalent spec Acer swift 3? …Very tempted. How does this compare to an equivalent spec Acer swift 3? About £70 difference in price.


They're both very nice indeed, the Swift 3 is a very handsome laptop, larger in size (15.6"). The screen is made of glossy Gorilla Corning glass. The Lenovo is more portable.
win2623/06/2019 20:55

They're both very nice indeed, the Swift 3 is a very handsome laptop, …They're both very nice indeed, the Swift 3 is a very handsome laptop, larger in size (15.6"). The screen is made of glossy Gorilla Corning glass. The Lenovo is more portable.


Only concern with this is reviews that suggest battery life is poor? Anyone have this who can personally comment?
godster23/06/2019 20:58

Only concern with this is reviews that suggest battery life is poor? …Only concern with this is reviews that suggest battery life is poor? Anyone have this who can personally comment?


Depends on what you are doing, like any other laptops if you play games on it, would shorten the battery life significantly. Some people have said the battery is great, guess they are not gamers.

This also comes with the 65W fast charging power adapter.
Edited by: "win26" 23rd Jun
Purchased.
My Sons got this laptop, lovely laptop for this price. Can’t comment on Battery life as he uses it at home mainly at his desk so no issue to charge it. I did get the impression it wasn’t brilliant but with fingerprint and a backlit keyboard it feels more expensive than £500 x
ohhloz23/06/2019 20:53

Anyone recommend this over the Huawei Matebook D? Seems the only advantage …Anyone recommend this over the Huawei Matebook D? Seems the only advantage of this is upgradeable ram and a fingerprint reader whereas the speakers on the huawei are better


The Matebook is good also but it's more expensive at the moment £550. Maybe wait for it to drop again to £509.
In the meantime, you might want to read the customer reviews on Curry's website to help you decide.
Read most of the review of this laptop on curry just now and it seems couple of hours max on battery
iz12345678924/06/2019 00:40

Read most of the review of this laptop on curry just now and it seems …Read most of the review of this laptop on curry just now and it seems couple of hours max on battery



Again, battery life very much depends on what's being done, playing games with the brightness turned right up would deplete the battery quickly.

Found this battery test report from Laptopmedia.

"Now, we conduct the battery tests with Windows Better performance setting turned on, screen brightness adjusted to 120 nits and all other programs turned off except for the one we are testing the notebook with. This unit is equipped with 4-cell 45Wh battery pack.

The battery life of this laptop is not bad, but definitely not terrific as well. In web browsing, you’ll get around 7 hours and 10 minutes, while during video playback you’ll get 25 minutes more."
I got this last year just after the Black Friday sales when it dropped to £529.99.
Great laptop, looks sleek and light to carry around.

My only gripe, the fan is on majority of the time and I can see this bothering a lot of people.I eventually got used to it.
The laptop has never got hot due to this and I rather have a cool, fan noisy laptop then a silent, hot laptop.
Battery life is OK - does not last the 8 hours it advertises, averaging 4 hours at best.

I am less of a gamer and it runs most things I have chucked at it.
I use the external HDMI out and it runs 4K on my TV without a hiccup.

Its not a budget laptop or a premium laptop. Around the £500 mark, with good looks and performance, it certainly feels premium. All in all, very pleased.
Edited by: "Lynxy" 24th Jun
Thanks for posting @win26 we have added this to todays Highlights page
Great all round specs plus an IPS display. Heat
Edited by: "akuakuu" 24th Jun
I think the finger print scanner is only available on the i7 versions.
It's a shame that Curry's PC world is currently NOT on the eBay 20% off code list ... -(

Ahhhhhhh well. :-D
Couple of issues with this. Sometimes u get offers on the 7 series for around the 500-550, more premium machine.
But I believe this suffers from the noisy fan and the screen not the brightest and slightly yellow tint, or at least that was the 520, anyone confirms please ?
Lynxy24/06/2019 10:02

I got this last year just after the Black Friday sales when it dropped to …I got this last year just after the Black Friday sales when it dropped to £529.99.Great laptop, looks sleek and light to carry around.My only gripe, the fan is on majority of the time and I can see this bothering a lot of people.I eventually got used to it.The laptop has never got hot due to this and I rather have a cool, fan noisy laptop then a silent, hot laptop.Battery life is OK - does not last the 8 hours it advertises, averaging 4 hours at best.I am less of a gamer and it runs most things I have chucked at it.I use the external HDMI out and it runs 4K on my TV without a hiccup.Its not a budget laptop or a premium laptop. Around the £500 mark, with good looks and performance, it certainly feels premium. All in all, very pleased.


Can you post a picture of your laptop just want to see it "in person" also want to know the layout of the keyboard
iz12345678925/06/2019 01:06

Can you post a picture of your laptop just want to see it "in person" also …Can you post a picture of your laptop just want to see it "in person" also want to know the layout of the keyboard


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Lynxy24/06/2019 10:02

I got this last year just after the Black Friday sales when it dropped to …I got this last year just after the Black Friday sales when it dropped to £529.99.Great laptop, looks sleek and light to carry around.My only gripe, the fan is on majority of the time and I can see this bothering a lot of people.I eventually got used to it.The laptop has never got hot due to this and I rather have a cool, fan noisy laptop then a silent, hot laptop.Battery life is OK - does not last the 8 hours it advertises, averaging 4 hours at best.I am less of a gamer and it runs most things I have chucked at it.I use the external HDMI out and it runs 4K on my TV without a hiccup.Its not a budget laptop or a premium laptop. Around the £500 mark, with good looks and performance, it certainly feels premium. All in all, very pleased.


Have you had any problems at all with hardware or drivers? I have a Lenovo Yoga which was a great machine until it started playing up. Both keyboard and touchpad would stop working randomly and then after reboot, start again as if nothing happened. I've also had the camera go, built in microphone is playing up randomly too.

After the Yoga I've told myself I would never buy Lenovo again, but this deal makes me question myself!
win2625/06/2019 04:47

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Even though they compromised little on the enter key and arrow up and down key it still looks beautiful... now I'm thinking to pull trigger on this
highdon25/06/2019 08:24

Have you had any problems at all with hardware or drivers? I have a Lenovo …Have you had any problems at all with hardware or drivers? I have a Lenovo Yoga which was a great machine until it started playing up. Both keyboard and touchpad would stop working randomly and then after reboot, start again as if nothing happened. I've also had the camera go, built in microphone is playing up randomly too.After the Yoga I've told myself I would never buy Lenovo again, but this deal makes me question myself!



highdon25/06/2019 08:24

Have you had any problems at all with hardware or drivers? I have a Lenovo …Have you had any problems at all with hardware or drivers? I have a Lenovo Yoga which was a great machine until it started playing up. Both keyboard and touchpad would stop working randomly and then after reboot, start again as if nothing happened. I've also had the camera go, built in microphone is playing up randomly too.After the Yoga I've told myself I would never buy Lenovo again, but this deal makes me question myself!


Hi, I have not had any issues yet touch wood.
It sounds like you may have driver issues.
My solution to your problem would be to re-install the drivers but download them direct from the manufacturer of the driver in question rather than Lenovo.

So for example, for Yoga Lenovo drivers for chipset is Intel Chipset Device Software Intel(R) 8 Series
On Lenovo site its version 9.4.0.1027
BUT if you go directly to Intel and download the Series 8 chipset, you get version 10.1.17

Same for the Intel(R) Management Engine Interface Driver.
On Lenovo its 9.5.15.1730
But on Intel its 11.0.6.1194

If you are not sure how to search, use Intels driver assistant which will auto detect your drivers.

I would do the same for display & graphics, network drivers as well as mouse & keyboard. Although the mouse & keyboard drivers are Lenovo's own, if you Google it, you can find the latest of those drivers also.

Make sure you are on the latest Bios also - this you will have to use Lenovo's own.

Sorry to digress.
Lynxy25/06/2019 09:25

Hi, I have not had any issues yet touch wood.It sounds like you may have …Hi, I have not had any issues yet touch wood.It sounds like you may have driver issues.My solution to your problem would be to re-install the drivers but download them direct from the manufacturer of the driver in question rather than Lenovo.So for example, for Yoga Lenovo drivers for chipset is Intel Chipset Device Software Intel(R) 8 SeriesOn Lenovo site its version 9.4.0.1027BUT if you go directly to Intel and download the Series 8 chipset, you get version 10.1.17Same for the Intel(R) Management Engine Interface Driver.On Lenovo its 9.5.15.1730But on Intel its 11.0.6.1194If you are not sure how to search, use Intels driver assistant which will auto detect your drivers.I would do the same for display & graphics, network drivers as well as mouse & keyboard. Although the mouse & keyboard drivers are Lenovo's own, if you Google it, you can find the latest of those drivers also. Make sure you are on the latest Bios also - this you will have to use Lenovo's own.Sorry to digress.


Yeah, I suspected the same in the beginning but ended up replacing the keyboard panel as drivers would only help for a short period of time. I suspected it might have been flooded at some point (friends over etc.). In all laptops I have used since Windows 7, the OS was always capable of searching and installing all basic drivers itself. That is why I am surprised with how this Lenovo is playing up.

But I think I'll try again on a clean Windows install, which I haven't tried yet. Lenovo bloatware may be pushing some auto-updates in the background now I think of it. Thanks for the advice.

I'm also thinking of going for the easy option and buying this 530S instead. The only reason I am hesitant is because this is a Lenovo as well
highdon25/06/2019 09:48

Yeah, I suspected the same in the beginning but ended up replacing the …Yeah, I suspected the same in the beginning but ended up replacing the keyboard panel as drivers would only help for a short period of time. I suspected it might have been flooded at some point (friends over etc.). In all laptops I have used since Windows 7, the OS was always capable of searching and installing all basic drivers itself. That is why I am surprised with how this Lenovo is playing up.But I think I'll try again on a clean Windows install, which I haven't tried yet. Lenovo bloatware may be pushing some auto-updates in the background now I think of it. Thanks for the advice.I'm also thinking of going for the easy option and buying this 530S instead. The only reason I am hesitant is because this is a Lenovo as well


One tip for all, I normally sell my laptop after 1.5 years use on an auction site, top up the sold item with a couple of hundred. and bingo, you have brand new mid range laptop every 1.5 years.

You could do it after longer but the longer you wait, the more the laptop depreciates in value (and more you have to top up)
Same could be said for most electronic items (I do the same for my phone).

I would say, sell the Yoga, get the 530s and Roberts your fathers brother.
Edited by: "Lynxy" 25th Jun
Lynxy25/06/2019 11:08

One tip for all, I normally sell my laptop after 1.5 years use on an …One tip for all, I normally sell my laptop after 1.5 years use on an auction site, top up the sold item with a couple of hundred. and bingo, you have brand new mid range laptop every 1.5 years.You could do it after longer but the longer you wait, the more the laptop depreciates in value (and more you have to top up)Same could be said for most electronic items (I do the same for my phone).I would say, sell the Yoga, get the 530s and Roberts your fathers brother.


Not sure about this strategy. Electronics tend to depreciate the most within the first year or two, then it's a more gradual decline.

You're taking the biggest hit yourself, offloading at the point the depreciation has probably leveled off, then repeating the process.
Marekj25/06/2019 13:44

Not sure about this strategy. Electronics tend to depreciate the most …Not sure about this strategy. Electronics tend to depreciate the most within the first year or two, then it's a more gradual decline.You're taking the biggest hit yourself, offloading at the point the depreciation has probably leveled off, then repeating the process.


Next thing you see people start posting laptop leasing deals and argue like they do with car leasing

I'm not too keen on swapping laptops every year or so. I prefer deciding myself when it's time to go for a better machine. Not deciding by realising it's out of warranty and just became a ticking bomb.
Hey so I've been looking for a laptop for a while now and was just wondering if this is a good laptop for the price or if it's worth holding off?

Im not after a beast of a laptop but this looks decent for the price, anyone have any experience with light steam games or like Skyrim for example?
I was looking at spending for £300 but if this is worth it isk
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