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Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 Laptop, Core i3-350M 2.26GHz, 320GB (7200rpm), 2GB RAM, Dedicated 512MB NVIDIA GeForce (310m), £398.88 Delivered (NEW!) @Ebuyerexpress + QUIDCO!!!
Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 Laptop, Core i3-350M 2.26GHz, 320GB (7200rpm), 2GB RAM, Dedicated 512MB NVIDIA GeForce (310m), £398.88 Delivered (NEW!) @Ebuyerexpress + QUIDCO!!!

Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 Laptop, Core i3-350M 2.26GHz, 320GB (7200rpm), 2GB RAM, Dedicated 512MB NVIDIA GeForce (310m), £398.88 Delivered (NEW!) @Ebuyerexpress + QUIDCO!!!

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Awesome deal (in my humble opinion-hope you agree!). Bought this for £35 more just a few days back from Dabs and I thought that was good!!!
*****Use Code C2EBUYE at checkout for this price!*****
(Dont forget QUIDCO for even cheaper overall price!!!)

Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 Laptop,
Core i3-350M 2.26GHz Processor,
320GB (7200rpm) Hard Disk,
2GB RAM (can be upgraded upto 8GB if required),
512MB NVIDIA GeForce (310M),
Windows 7 64bit
HDMI Out, VGA Out, Wifi, Bluetooth etc etc

Great spec per £, fast hard drive and a sweet i3 2.26 dual core!, I know many would prefer 4gb, but this can easily be done for about £20 (self-installed) now.

EDIT: I almost forgot to say... you also get a free Laptop bag (RRP £9.99)... & BullGuard Internet Security (RRP £44.99) free too!

P.S. Full marks to "topazz" for spotting this price!

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Great find!!

Original Poster

Nad_84

Great find!!



Thanks!, though topazz deserves the credit for this one!

& for anyone seeking Ram, I found this matching 2GB stick for £20.33 Delivered at Kikatek.....

Kingston ValueRAM 2GB Memory Module 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM Unbuffered Non-ECC CL7 SODIMM

linky.... kikatek.com/pro…gle
Edited by: "TOO-TIGHT-TO-PAY" 6th Dec 2010

These get a lot bad press re the rubbish touchpad.

HOT! Offers a lot of bang for your money.

now £444 delivered.

just come up as £400.88 with code

WHAT...? £2 difference? Call the Hot Deals Police!!!!!!!!!!!!

Original Poster

nublets2k

now £444 delivered.


You need to apply the code C2EBUYE at checkout for this price nublets2k... (I did mention this in the description above)... anyone can use this code and you can give the code to your friends to use too.

Spenfica

just come up as £400.88 with code


It will initially look like £400.88, but its soon £398.88 if you change the delivery option from 2 days option to the 2-3 days option.

yipykayay

These get a lot bad press re the rubbish touchpad.


If that is the case, can I recommend investing in a wireless notebook mouse...
I am sure there are plenty of cheap versions knocking around out there.

IMO, it's just a warm deal,ok but certainly not great.Why would I need a dedicated graphic card while most of the games are unplayable on it ? This card is slow, not much faster than integrated chips, also the 2GB memory upgrade seems essential addition.


Edited by: "7777777" 6th Dec 2010

Original Poster

Blasphemous

WHAT...? £2 difference? Call the Hot Deals Police!!!!!!!!!!!!



heck, no, please.... I dont want to do time at Christmas....

DING DONG!!!..... oh man someone's at the door.... ok constable, no need for handcuffs, I will come quietly!!

I was talking to nublets as he hadn't used the code

lol X)

TOO-TIGHT-TO-PAY

You need to apply the code C2EBUYE at checkout for this price … You need to apply the code C2EBUYE at checkout for this price nublets2k... (I did mention this in the description above)... anyone can use this code and you can give the code to your friends to use too.


wups, my mistake

Original Poster

7777777

IMO, it's just a warm deal,ok but certainly not great.Why would I need a … IMO, it's just a warm deal,ok but certainly not great.Why would I need a dedicated graphic card while most of the games are unplayable on it ? This card is slow, not much faster than integrated chips, also the 2GB memory upgrade seems essential addition.



I suppose it depends what you want it for really. I see your point about the graphics card but on the other hand, how many brand new laptops out there in this price range have even a 512mb dedicated card installed, not many from my experience and (as you commented yourself) it is at least slightly better than an integrated option.
I personally agree about getting the extra 2GB RAM, though again this depends on what you would use it for, I am sure 2GB will be ok for many people and of course you could even upgrade to 6GB or 8GB if required.
In terms of many games being unplayable, I would of thought that would be the case for every pre-built laptop in this price range, but then I couldnt even build one for myself capable of running anything more than this prebuilt laptop could for this money... If you know different, let me know because I have customers waiting!
(Thanks for your input)

If you want to know more about this graphics card:
notebookcheck.net/NVI…tml
It's not really that great. Overall it's not a great laptop for the price given at all.

nublets2k

now £444 delivered.

Spenfica

just come up as £400.88 with code

yipykayay

These get a lot bad press re the rubbish touchpad.



Thanks for the suggestion but I'll just get a laptop that works properly (_;)

Original Poster

StN

Overall it's not a great laptop for the price given at all.


not a great laptop for the price given at all???, ok, erm, how exactly have you come to that conclusion???....

.....Core i3-350M (2x 2.26GHz), 320GB @7200rpm, 2GB DDR3 @1066MHz (upgradeable to 8GB @1333MHz), 512MB NVIDIA GeForce, Windows 7 64bit, HDMI, Wifi, Bluetooth, Facial recognition security & a laptop bag thrown in for under £400.....

Please share where you have seen a better laptop for less than £400. I am genuinely interested to hear about it!, if you do know of a better deal, please post it to support your comment and then I (and others) may understand the reason for dismissing this as "not a great laptop for the price given". Part of the purpose of posting this deal is to give everyone an opportunity for highlighting a better alternative, so please all feel free to do so.

I know people keep referring to the dedicated graphics not being great, but this is a budget laptop and not a gaming machine. I would not expect to be able to play COD Black Ops (for example) on it at this price. I do also wonder whether the fact that this has 2gb ram is attracting cold votes, yet for little more than £20 it can easily be upgraded to 4gb (or for £79.38 you could even remove the original 2GB and replace it with 2 x 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 memory!, though as I said before, I dont see the point in going over 4GB with this laptop, its not targeted at gamers or techies.
Edited by: "TOO-TIGHT-TO-PAY" 6th Dec 2010

have some heat anyway

Original Poster

As a guide & for anyone interested in this machine who may wish to play games on it, I have compiled a short list of known compatibility with regards to the NVIDIA GeForce 310M Graphics card. (The list states which settings are known to run ok with this graphics card.)

Low,Med,High & Ultra= FIFA 11 (2010), Quake4 (2005), Doom 3 (2004)

High=Half Life2 Lost Coast (2005)

Low, Med & High= F.E.A.R (2005)

Low & High= Left4Dead (2008), Trackmania Nations Forever (2008)

Low & Med= Sims 3 (2009), F.E.A.R 2 (2009), COD4 MW(2007), World in Conflict (2007), World of Warcraft (2005)

Low= Starcraft 2 (2010), Battlefield Bad Company 2 (2010), Risen (2009), COD MW2 (2009), Resident Evil 5 (2009), Anno1404 (2009), Far Cry 2 (2008), Crysis Warhead (2008)

Whilst the list is not exhaustive, hopefully it will clarify the graphic cards general capabilities and may also undo the misconception that the majority of games cannot be played on it. Though I would re-iterate that it is not intended to be a gaming machine, it will offer some opportunities for playing games, (accepted that most new games will have to be played on low settings).



Edited by: "TOO-TIGHT-TO-PAY" 6th Dec 2010

TOO-TIGHT-TO-PAY

not a great laptop for the price given at all???, ok, erm, how exactly … not a great laptop for the price given at all???, ok, erm, how exactly have you come to that conclusion???....



There have been better deals on here that have come up a good few times - some of the HP Core i3 deals come to mind. Cheaper although lacking the nvidia graphics option (but as noted the real-world impact of it will be limited!) - for me, this would be bettter with 4GB of RAM rather than the graphics.

It's not a bad price. I just don't think it's hot.

Laptops seem to have gone up in price and down in spec this christmas. Jings Tesco are sellling singke core celeron 900 based dell machines for £350. This is hot...

I have a i3 hp with 2 gig ram so far it's been ok with that amount of memory.

Just a few questions for those in the know:

How does the i3 in this laptop compare with the Intel® ULV Core 2 Duo (ULV SU9400, 3 MB L2 cache, 1.4GHz, 800MHz FSB) ?

And how does the GeForce-310M compare with the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330?

Got this to consider aswell, hotukdeals.com/dea…248 but the lack of Win 7 and HDMI on the Acer......

tickedon

There have been better deals on here that have come up a good few times - … There have been better deals on here that have come up a good few times - some of the HP Core i3 deals come to mind. Cheaper although lacking the nvidia graphics option (but as noted the real-world impact of it will be limited!) - for me, this would be bettter with 4GB of RAM rather than the graphics.It's not a bad price. I just don't think it's hot.



I'd not buy an HP, they do very badly in reliablity tests, and in my personal experience I have had 1 die, and so has my girlfriend. Both seemingly motherboard failuers. Lenovo should be more reliable... but I am looking at an Asus.

tickedon

There have been better deals on here that have come up a good few times - … There have been better deals on here that have come up a good few times - some of the HP Core i3 deals come to mind. Cheaper although lacking the nvidia graphics option (but as noted the real-world impact of it will be limited!) - for me, this would be bettter with 4GB of RAM rather than the graphics.It's not a bad price. I just don't think it's hot.



Not sure how the build quality is on this one., but I had HP, IBM / Lenovo in the past and have brand new dell now and I have to say, IBM/Lenovo was the best out of those 3. Please bear in mind, I do not reffer to performance, just build quality here.

This one seams to be a good deal. Heat added
Edited by: "mieciux" 7th Dec 2010

I have this laptop, got it for £380 ;-), the build quality is great, and the dedicated graphics card is good enough for playing all the HD content and quickly converting videos thanks to CUDA support. No comparison to the crappy Intel HD Graphics performance you get when you buy a laptop in the same price range!

Edited by: "alien7" 7th Dec 2010

Jayo

Just a few questions for those in the know:How does the i3 in this laptop … Just a few questions for those in the know:How does the i3 in this laptop compare with the Intel® ULV Core 2 Duo (ULV SU9400, 3 MB L2 cache, 1.4GHz, 800MHz FSB) ?And how does the GeForce-310M compare with the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330?Got this to consider aswell,http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-travelmate-timeline-8371-core-/817248 but the lack of Win 7 and HDMI on the Acer......


processor and graphics are both a fair bit better on this as is usual as you move from 13inch to 15inch size.
depends how you want to use it i guess

Jayo

Just a few questions for those in the know:How does the i3 in this laptop … Just a few questions for those in the know:How does the i3 in this laptop compare with the Intel® ULV Core 2 Duo (ULV SU9400, 3 MB L2 cache, 1.4GHz, 800MHz FSB) ?And how does the GeForce-310M compare with the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330?Got this to consider aswell, http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-travelmate-timeline-8371-core-/817248 but the lack of Win 7 and HDMI on the Acer......



GPU
Mobility Radeon HD 4330
G3D Rating: 232 / Rank: 368

GeForce 310M
G3D Rating: 286 / Rank: 306

Processor
Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400 - Rank: 223
Intel Core i3 350M - Rank: 65

Summary: The i3 processor is vastly superior, whilst the Geforce card is only marginally better.

what r they like if something goes wrong, im thinking of buying it for someone else

MBeeching

GPUMobility Radeon HD 4330G3D Rating: 232 / Rank: 368GeForce 310MG3D … GPUMobility Radeon HD 4330G3D Rating: 232 / Rank: 368GeForce 310MG3D Rating: 286 / Rank: 306ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo SU9400 - Rank: 223Intel Core i3 350M - Rank: 65Summary: The i3 processor is vastly superior, whilst the Geforce card is only marginally better.



Completely right, however, maybe worth mentioning that the Acer is using a low voltage processor meaning you will get loads more battery life out of it! Personally I would take the Lenovo hands down but some people need the extra battery life, and power-wise, its more than ample for web browsing, microsoft office etc! Btw, looking at the stats on that other deal and then comparing with the actual website... they dont match up completely....

OP, maybe you could put geforce 310m in the description somewhere?

Hot

Just ordered a second one of these for my dad (not a present! he's buying it). Had mine for a few months now and I'm very pleased with it. The build quality at this price point is excellent and the additional features like one button restore are gonna make family tech support a hell of a lot easier. The HDD comes pre partitioned with approx 30Gb space reserved for full system backup.
With there being one RAM slot left its upgradable and there is a handy express 34 slot for adding firewire/usb3.0 etc if/when required.

Went for this too

alien7

I have this laptop, got it for £380 ;-), the build quality is great, and … I have this laptop, got it for £380 ;-), the build quality is great, and the dedicated graphics card is good enough for playing all the HD content and quickly converting videos thanks to CUDA support. No comparison to the crappy Intel HD Graphics performance you get when you buy a laptop in the same price range!



Arrrrgggh! How'd you get it for £380!!

I paid £434 + 29 for ram not 4 weeks ago!!

Original Poster

jaybear88

OP, maybe you could put geforce 310m in the description somewhere? Hot



Added 310m to description now, many thanks.

nublets2k

now £444 delivered.

Spenfica

just come up as £400.88 with code

yipykayay

These get a lot bad press re the rubbish touchpad.



Off ya go buy some Acer piece of garbage

tickedon

There have been better deals on here that have come up a good few times - … There have been better deals on here that have come up a good few times - some of the HP Core i3 deals come to mind. Cheaper although lacking the nvidia graphics option (but as noted the real-world impact of it will be limited!) - for me, this would be bettter with 4GB of RAM rather than the graphics.It's not a bad price. I just don't think it's hot.



and how many HPs have had serious design flaws leading to failure in the past 12 months

Looks like a good buy, the strong graphics and hard drive performance certainly make this stand out from the rest.

Most people will find 2GB RAM fine for general usage with Win Vista/ 7.
Edited by: "J400uk" 7th Dec 2010

J400uk

Looks like a good buy, the strong graphics and hard drive performance … Looks like a good buy, the strong graphics and hard drive performance certainly make this stand out from the rest.



Express card 34 slot too.

Tempted but should I wait a few more weeks.........oO

IamNortherner

Tempted but should I wait a few more weeks.........oO



You can wait a few more years if you want, the prices will change constantly, but if you need a laptop now, this is a good price!
Also, do not forget the VAT increase to 20% from Jan. 2011!

Seems a hot deal to me; the graphics are not going to set the world alight but a worthwhile step up from the integrated intel GMA in the i3 processor package and if nvidia optimus is enabled as on other IdeaPads you should still get the power savings of the integrated GPU.
You'll want to upgrade the RAM to 3GB at least; but that's not essential.

alien7

I have this laptop, got it for £380 ;-), the build quality is great, and … I have this laptop, got it for £380 ;-), the build quality is great, and the dedicated graphics card is good enough for playing all the HD content and quickly converting videos thanks to CUDA support. No comparison to the crappy Intel HD Graphics performance you get when you buy a laptop in the same price range!



The GMA on the i3 will handle HD content; but you're right the 310M is waaaay better.

Does it have optimus enabled?

Good to here about the build quality.

ought

I'd not buy an HP, they do very badly in reliablity tests... Lenovo … I'd not buy an HP, they do very badly in reliablity tests... Lenovo should be more reliable... but I am looking at an Asus.



Yep; Asus and Toshiba came out top on recent reliability tests, Lenovo didn't do too well but better than HP...

Edited by: "wombat6025" 7th Dec 2010
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