LENOVO Ideapad IP320s-14IKB 14" Laptop - Grey - save £200 - £649 @ Currys
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LENOVO Ideapad IP320s-14IKB 14" Laptop - Grey - save £200 - £649 @ Currys

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Found 6th Jan
  • Windows 10
  • Intel® Core™ i7-8550U Processor
  • RAM: 8 GB / Storage: 256 GB SSD
  • Full HD display
  • - USB Type-C x 1
    - USB 3.0 x 1
    - USB 2.0 x 1
  • £200 saving from previous price
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Looks good. Would like to use this with solid works and looks like it would do the job
Depends on how highly you value the exact specs, but this offer is potentially better value for £479.99
currys.co.uk/gbu…htm

Differences are only 128GB SSD and an i58250U

However, this article suggests the i7 probably not worth the hike in cost:
laptopmedia.com/com…te/

Not voted either way, as some may value the step up.
RJ2DJ30 m ago

Depends on how highly you value the exact specs, but this offer is …Depends on how highly you value the exact specs, but this offer is potentially better value for £479.99https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-ideapad-320s-14ikb-14-laptop-grey-10169401-pdt.htmDifferences are only 128GB SSD and an i58250UHowever, this article suggests the i7 probably not worth the hike in cost:http://laptopmedia.com/comparisons/intel-core-i5-8250u-vs-core-i7-8550u-core-i5-vs-i7-a-never-ending-dispute/Not voted either way, as some may value the step up.



I considered the £479 version, but my wife needs 256gb ssd. So that rules that one out
Isn't the CPU quad core on this?
ian185 h, 13 m ago

I considered the £479 version, but my wife needs 256gb ssd. So that rules …I considered the £479 version, but my wife needs 256gb ssd. So that rules that one out


For the £170 difference you could more than replace that difference. The Ideapad has a spare slot for extra storage to be added.
ganon30 m ago

Isn't the CPU quad core on this?


Both the i5 and i7 varieties are 8th gen, so they're both quad core.
thekitkatshuffler11 h, 45 m ago

For the £170 difference you could more than replace that difference. The …For the £170 difference you could more than replace that difference. The Ideapad has a spare slot for extra storage to be added.


Agree. If the rest of the spec is identical then it's a lot more money for a slight processer improvement and an extra 128gb.

If you read the article in a comment above there's not much in it between the 8th gen i5-8250u and i7-8550u since both are 4 cores.
If I were spending this much, I'd expect a dedicated GPU.
TehJumpingJawa16 m ago

If I were spending this much, I'd expect a dedicated GPU.


Exactly!
Heh. If I would spend that much on laptop I would consider Xiaomi pro with gf mx150 same price.
I look at this deal and I think, WTF Apple. This is why it was soo impossible for me to continue to be the Apple fanboy I was in my teens.
Edited by: "NathanielBennett" 7th Jan
RJ2DJ22 h, 1 m ago

Depends on how highly you value the exact specs, but this offer is …Depends on how highly you value the exact specs, but this offer is potentially better value for £479.99https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-ideapad-320s-14ikb-14-laptop-grey-10169401-pdt.htmDifferences are only 128GB SSD and an i58250UHowever, this article suggests the i7 probably not worth the hike in cost:http://laptopmedia.com/comparisons/intel-core-i5-8250u-vs-core-i7-8550u-core-i5-vs-i7-a-never-ending-dispute/Not voted either way, as some may value the step up.


They're both ultra low voltage processors... You'd never see any noticeable difference in real life usage between these 2.


I got the £480 i5, going to put my samsung evo ssd in there today so will have 2 ssd's in there which is nice
ian1822 h, 16 m ago

I considered the £479 version, but my wife needs 256gb ssd. So that rules …I considered the £479 version, but my wife needs 256gb ssd. So that rules that one out


You can get a 250gb Samsung 960 Evo m. 2 SSD from Amazon right now for £110.36...
so is this just like a MacBook Pro but a bit cheaper and not as good??
TehJumpingJawa3 h, 39 m ago

If I were spending this much, I'd expect a dedicated GPU.


And a bigger screen! At least 15”, preferably 17”
What panel...IPS or TN?
backlit keyboard or not?
Edited by: "alienbats" 7th Jan
I've spent about 2 weeks contemplating this deal. I made the decision not to go for it based on information passed on by a friend. According to him, the battery life isn't brilliant on this laptop. He got 5 hours on a single charge, with a fairly low workload. Not good at all! I must say, I did like the keyboard, however I don't think it's backlit. The screen wasn't too bad either.

I do agree with what others are saying on here: the price isn't justifiable.

I'm waiting now to see if Asus improve upon the Zenbook UX430. Hopefully, they'll have sorted the fan issues some people have had and improved the screen and maybe even added a 512GB SSD instead of the 256GB.
Also worth noting this has a Samsung NVMe SSD in it.
Worthy957th Jan

I've spent about 2 weeks contemplating this deal. I made the decision not …I've spent about 2 weeks contemplating this deal. I made the decision not to go for it based on information passed on by a friend. According to him, the battery life isn't brilliant on this laptop. He got 5 hours on a single charge, with a fairly low workload. Not good at all! I must say, I did like the keyboard, however I don't think it's backlit. The screen wasn't too bad either.I do agree with what others are saying on here: the price isn't justifiable.I'm waiting now to see if Asus improve upon the Zenbook UX430. Hopefully, they'll have sorted the fan issues some people have had and improved the screen and maybe even added a 512GB SSD instead of the 256GB.


Yeah, I was just about ready to drop my interest, after taking a look in store yesterday and mulling over the components.

Really think they should be including more storage for this money and there's just enough uncertainty about what slots are free inside to upgrade it yourself after purchase for me to be reluctant.
Qizzik10 m ago

Also worth noting this has a Samsung NVMe SSD in it.


So would that mean it'll have a free 2.5" slot for adding further storage?
thekitkatshuffler25 m ago

So would that mean it'll have a free 2.5" slot for adding further storage?


Not opened it up yet since I've already put a massive dent in the aluminium lid 😭 but I think it has a regular SATA slot for expansion
Edited by: "Qizzik" 7th Jan
Qizzik32 m ago

Not opened it up yet since I've already put a massive dent in the …Not opened it up yet since I've already put a massive dent in the aluminium lid 😭 but I think it has a regular SATA slot for expansion


Gutted, mate!

Does it look like just a handful of Phillips head screws to get the back off? Thinking of getting the 128GB version and whacking a 2TB mechnical in it.
Is there anything like this (or better) with great battery life?
thekitkatshuffler24 m ago

Gutted, mate! Does it look like just a handful of Phillips head …Gutted, mate! Does it look like just a handful of Phillips head screws to get the back off? Thinking of getting the 128GB version and whacking a 2TB mechnical in it.


Yea doesn't look to be more than a couple screws holding it in
hearts225 h, 30 m ago

They're both ultra low voltage processors... You'd never see any …They're both ultra low voltage processors... You'd never see any noticeable difference in real life usage between these 2.


Exactly...well said
I got the i5 version and whacked a 1tb WD 2.5" sata drive into the spare sata slot, dummy drive is in place with screws. 20 minute job with a small Philips screwdriver and a bit of fingernail action to open up the catches liberally spread around the case.
The factory ssd is an m.2 unit.
Re, the battery is a 2cell unit and is poor but i dont travel enough to worry about that, besides many long haul flights have mains sockets built in. I think you could whack the 3 cell version in as they appear to be the same size and listed in the lenovo parts list for the 320S. It sells elsewhere with the 3cell.
Keyboard isnt backlit but is comfortable, touchpad is very good.
Screen is bright enough for indoors, will struggle outdoors on the few days we get sun.
Overall with the cashback and discounted currys evouchers i got the i5 version for around £415, bit of a steal really.
Dont think the i7 version is worth the extra 200 quid.
usman3307 h, 57 m ago

I got the £480 i5, going to put my samsung evo ssd in there today so will …I got the £480 i5, going to put my samsung evo ssd in there today so will have 2 ssd's in there which is nice



Where from?.
RJ2DJ6th Jan

Depends on how highly you value the exact specs, but this offer is …Depends on how highly you value the exact specs, but this offer is potentially better value for £479.99https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-ideapad-320s-14ikb-14-laptop-grey-10169401-pdt.htmDifferences are only 128GB SSD and an i58250UHowever, this article suggests the i7 probably not worth the hike in cost:http://laptopmedia.com/comparisons/intel-core-i5-8250u-vs-core-i7-8550u-core-i5-vs-i7-a-never-ending-dispute/Not voted either way, as some may value the step up.


Your Curry's link is now dead. :-(

What Laptop was that for?, or ...
amour3k5 m ago

Where from?.


Search Lenovo 8gb on Currys and it comes up

8gb
128gb ssd
8th gen i5

£479.99
macamask18 h, 27 m ago

so is this just like a MacBook Pro but a bit cheaper and not as good??


Is this meant to be trolling?! By ‘bit cheaper’ did you actually mean nearly a third of the price? And it has an 8th gen quad core which means it has double the cores of anything other than the 15” models at over £2000. I’d probably say ‘much better’ then, unless you need Mac OS, in which case the whole point is redundant.
TehJumpingJawa22 h, 2 m ago

If I were spending this much, I'd expect a dedicated GPU.


I was gonna debate that point but actually I’m with you - the one at £479 is kind of ok but at £649 you don’t really want to be cutting corners and something like an MX150 would be nice, even an older gen GTX 950M would be ok.
Edited by: "plewis00" 8th Jan
ganon6th Jan

Isn't the CPU quad core on this?



Yes four core, eight thread.
Dave-for-deals7th Jan

I got the i5 version and whacked a 1tb WD 2.5" sata drive into the spare …I got the i5 version and whacked a 1tb WD 2.5" sata drive into the spare sata slot, dummy drive is in place with screws. 20 minute job with a small Philips screwdriver and a bit of fingernail action to open up the catches liberally spread around the case.The factory ssd is an m.2 unit. Re, the battery is a 2cell unit and is poor but i dont travel enough to worry about that, besides many long haul flights have mains sockets built in. I think you could whack the 3 cell version in as they appear to be the same size and listed in the lenovo parts list for the 320S. It sells elsewhere with the 3cell. Keyboard isnt backlit but is comfortable, touchpad is very good. Screen is bright enough for indoors, will struggle outdoors on the few days we get sun. Overall with the cashback and discounted currys evouchers i got the i5 version for around £415, bit of a steal really. Dont think the i7 version is worth the extra 200 quid.


Thanks for posting this, mate. Getting my i5 version delivered today, so I'll throw an order in for a 2TB 2.5" mechanical drive, safe in the knowledge that it'll have space for one.

Are you planning to upgrade the RAM in yours?
Dave-for-deals7th Jan

I got the i5 version and whacked a 1tb WD 2.5" sata drive into the spare …I got the i5 version and whacked a 1tb WD 2.5" sata drive into the spare sata slot, dummy drive is in place with screws. 20 minute job with a small Philips screwdriver and a bit of fingernail action to open up the catches liberally spread around the case.The factory ssd is an m.2 unit. Re, the battery is a 2cell unit and is poor but i dont travel enough to worry about that, besides many long haul flights have mains sockets built in. I think you could whack the 3 cell version in as they appear to be the same size and listed in the lenovo parts list for the 320S. It sells elsewhere with the 3cell. Keyboard isnt backlit but is comfortable, touchpad is very good. Screen is bright enough for indoors, will struggle outdoors on the few days we get sun. Overall with the cashback and discounted currys evouchers i got the i5 version for around £415, bit of a steal really. Dont think the i7 version is worth the extra 200 quid.


I'm probably just nitpicking, but had a look at mine and there's a very slight bulge in the bezel where the webcam is. Does yours have the same thing?

I've had the back off as well in preparation of the new drive I've ordered arriving tomorrow and it looks like a straightforward job. Will I need to buy some sort of caddy for the hard drive seperately?
Dave-for-deals7th Jan

I got the i5 version and whacked a 1tb WD 2.5" sata drive into the spare …I got the i5 version and whacked a 1tb WD 2.5" sata drive into the spare sata slot, dummy drive is in place with screws. 20 minute job with a small Philips screwdriver and a bit of fingernail action to open up the catches liberally spread around the case.The factory ssd is an m.2 unit. Re, the battery is a 2cell unit and is poor but i dont travel enough to worry about that, besides many long haul flights have mains sockets built in. I think you could whack the 3 cell version in as they appear to be the same size and listed in the lenovo parts list for the 320S. It sells elsewhere with the 3cell. Keyboard isnt backlit but is comfortable, touchpad is very good. Screen is bright enough for indoors, will struggle outdoors on the few days we get sun. Overall with the cashback and discounted currys evouchers i got the i5 version for around £415, bit of a steal really. Dont think the i7 version is worth the extra 200 quid.


Where from your discount codes/vouchers please?.
Can you upgrade the memory to 16b on this laptop
I don’t know any of you guys have looked at
Lenovo flex 5
Flex 5 1570; 15.0 FHD IPS (1920x1080); Touch; i5-8250U; 8GB DDR4; 256GB PCIe SSD; Integrated graphics; Windows 10 Home; 2x2 AC; 2x USB 3.0, 1x Type-C (3.0); 720P HD camera; Bluetooth 4.1; 3 Cell 52.5Wh, 8 Hour battery life; backlit keyboard; Fingerprint reader; Windows Hello; Black; No Pen
Naheem_GulHussainAwan58 m ago

I don’t know any of you guys have looked at Lenovo flex 5Flex 5 1570; 15.0 FHD …I don’t know any of you guys have looked at Lenovo flex 5Flex 5 1570; 15.0 FHD IPS (1920x1080); Touch; i5-8250U; 8GB DDR4; 256GB PCIe SSD; Integrated graphics; Windows 10 Home; 2x2 AC; 2x USB 3.0, 1x Type-C (3.0); 720P HD camera; Bluetooth 4.1; 3 Cell 52.5Wh, 8 Hour battery life; backlit keyboard; Fingerprint reader; Windows Hello; Black; No Pen


Link and price?
Naheem_GulHussainAwan7 h, 7 m ago

I don’t know any of you guys have looked at Lenovo flex 5Flex 5 1570; 15.0 FHD …I don’t know any of you guys have looked at Lenovo flex 5Flex 5 1570; 15.0 FHD IPS (1920x1080); Touch; i5-8250U; 8GB DDR4; 256GB PCIe SSD; Integrated graphics; Windows 10 Home; 2x2 AC; 2x USB 3.0, 1x Type-C (3.0); 720P HD camera; Bluetooth 4.1; 3 Cell 52.5Wh, 8 Hour battery life; backlit keyboard; Fingerprint reader; Windows Hello; Black; No Pen


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amour3k10th Jan

Where from your discount codes/vouchers please?.


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