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Posted 16th Oct 2019

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Just bought one of these after reading the recommendation on various other laptop threads.

AMD Ryzen 5 3500U 2.1GHz
8GB DDR4 + 256GB SSD
15" Full HD Display
AMD Radeon Vega 8
WIFI + Windows 10 Home
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bought it yesterday late afternoon and arrived today morning
Kasia2916/10/2019 20:47

bought it yesterday late afternoon and arrived today morning


How you finding it?
Amazing spec for the money. I think the only things you can knock it for are the cheap chassis and allegedly dim screen - but it’s not supposed to be used outdoors.
Ordered 9pm Tues evening here by 1pm next day. Fast and smooth laptop for the price. Great value. Screen not top end but still decent. All round excellent for the price
afckev16/10/2019 21:17

Ordered 9pm Tues evening here by 1pm next day. Fast and smooth laptop for …Ordered 9pm Tues evening here by 1pm next day. Fast and smooth laptop for the price. Great value. Screen not top end but still decent. All round excellent for the price


Screen may be changed to IPS for ~£50
Shurov16/10/2019 21:32

Screen may be changed to IPS for ~£50


Thanks do you think that is something worth doing
afckev16/10/2019 21:47

Thanks do you think that is something worth doing


And how please?

Guess it invalidates the warranty? Although mine is going to stay unopened until Christmas anyway.
Gambler16/10/2019 21:49

And how please?Guess it invalidates the warranty? Although mine is going …And how please?Guess it invalidates the warranty? Although mine is going to stay unopened until Christmas anyway.


Good point. Maybe not worth the risk, screen still plenty good enough at the right angle. Tbh most of the time looking at a laptop you are face on anyway which is a great picture in this
Mine has already been despatched. Great service. Just wish PayPal would stop texting me to check for fraud!!
I want one but I really would like to know how easy it is to replace the HDD, battery and upgrade the ram. Any idea anyone?
Winds me up when they put a DVDRW drive in laptops these days, who is actually wanting one? Adds so much unnecessary weight to the laptop!
Decent spec and decent price but will be available cheaper pre Christmas 100
Got mine now, going through the whole Windows update thing.

Realised that the 4gb soldered +4gb slot of ram is a bigger problem than I thought as the Vegas 8 video system takes up 2gb of that so you've only got 6gb to play with.

Upgrading to have a true 8gb memory available for processing means going unmatched in terms of memory with a 8gb stick, not sure what the impact of that would be on performance.

Also umming and arring over the connectivity; only 2 usb 3 ports, meaning coping between usb hard drives and using a mouse needs a hub; frustrating, but workable.

Still, it fly's through simple video editing compared to my 10 year old core2duo based laptop which is why I wanted ryzen 5 over the 3.

Ps, does the offset keyboard for the physical number keypad feel strange to anyone, or is it just me?
Edited by: "Wolfsbane2k" 16th Oct 2019
jonnybravo16/10/2019 22:43

Winds me up when they put a DVDRW drive in laptops these days, who is …Winds me up when they put a DVDRW drive in laptops these days, who is actually wanting one? Adds so much unnecessary weight to the laptop!


Me. Not often, and yes, maybe I'd prefer to second drive a 4tb hard drives in there 90% of the time, but I quite like it as I still buy physical CDs (yes, I'm a dinosaur, I know)
Shurov16/10/2019 21:32

Screen may be changed to IPS for ~£50



expand please
Darkle17/10/2019 00:05

expand please


There are websites (please google, I don't remember) with spare parts for laptops.
There are several types of screen panels - with 30 and with 40 pins for the specific screen size. You should understand, which type of panel do you have - this can be googled from some reviews, in-depth technical specs, etc. Afterwards, purchase new IPS panel with the same size and connection type.

Definitely, warranty will be voided. So do this on your own risk.

PS. IPS paanels provide not only better angles, but also better colour-reproduction. And there are better and worse panel among IPS as well. Hence, when choosing new panel, it's better to do a research as well.

As I have mentioned previously, quite good panel may be bought for ~£50 already.

Definitely, lots of extra effort, but the point is that if the screen would be the only dissatisfying part in the great laptop for a great part, there is a workaround for this. Almost the same (warranty + easiness) as upgrading RAM or swapping HDD to SSD.
jonnybravo16/10/2019 22:43

Winds me up when they put a DVDRW drive in laptops these days, who is …Winds me up when they put a DVDRW drive in laptops these days, who is actually wanting one? Adds so much unnecessary weight to the laptop!


Me
jonnybravo16/10/2019 22:43

Winds me up when they put a DVDRW drive in laptops these days, who is …Winds me up when they put a DVDRW drive in laptops these days, who is actually wanting one? Adds so much unnecessary weight to the laptop!


I'd expect my laptop's to have a certain amount of reasonable weight to it, afterall, I believe that laptop's initially had a bulk weight in excess of 4KG some 20 odd Year's ago (if I'm not mistaken?).

So having one these Day's that barely break's the 2KG barrier (for me at least), is not just notable, but commendable too, etc.

As for the CD drive comment, well, it's not exactly everything (PC related that is), that's work's best via USB, and USB alone, is it?.

Eg. Your Antivirus is crippled to pot, via a virus, Trojan, or worm of some sort, etc, it's arguable if you can use a USB recovery method to solve it, as (generally speaking that is), USB Device's can be written too, whereas (in the absence of specialist burning software, or something), CD's, and DVD's blatantly can not.

(So data corruption is a lot less likely to happen, before it's had a chance to either access the situation, yet alone then fix it, etc?).

So what better Device to use for such 'purposes' than a Device that can't be written too? (as opposed to that of one's that blatantly can?).

And in a similar vain, eg 2. if you need to do something along the lines of 'master reset' your computer, I'd sooner feel wayyyyyy more comfortable doing it via a CD/DVD method, than that of USB flash drive 'methods', or whatever? (for principles of my earlier aforementioned reason's from earlier ... )

If you have no option but via that of the purely software driven options alone, then fine, so be it, or whatever?.

But!, if the CD/DVD 'options' be also there, then I believe you know the methods upon of which I'd rather prefer ...

There's ofcourse pro's and con's with any argument (including that of my above own, fine).

But I believe certain security related 'stuffs' work best via non-rewriteable media basically?, that's all. :-)

That's my own personal opinion as well, anyway.
It's a rare, and (dare I also say) welcomed addition, to find a modern day laptop out there that's happy to still rock a CD/DVD/Blu-Ray drive within itself ...

Nice!. :-D

The build quality of this laptop however, could prove a key concerning factor for it, I believe?, or ...

Any thoughts?. :-)
DAK the weight?
alared17/10/2019 19:27

DAK the weight?


? lol.

No weight for this laptop is mentioned anywhere ...
Hi, just received one today. Is there supposed to be any manual inside. I don't have a single paper inside the package. Is this normal?
ssatoh_inreverse18/10/2019 15:44

Hi, just received one today. Is there supposed to be any manual inside. I …Hi, just received one today. Is there supposed to be any manual inside. I don't have a single paper inside the package. Is this normal?


No, that's not normal, you should have gotten 'something' with it ...

Warranty paper's from either eBuyer, or Lenovo, or whatever?.

And/or a small welcome manual/pamphlet thing (of sorts), from Lenovo, etc etc etc?.

It shouldn't have been supplied to you cold turkey like that.

Even the portable HDD's I've bought via the Internet in the past, eg. Maplin online (before it became bankrupt), and PC World (eBay shop), as well as via Amazon too, etc etc, alllllll came with some (if not alllllll), my above aforementioned ...

So, I'd query it with eBuyer, if I were you?. :-)


Ps
Anything?.
Edited by: "amour3k" 22nd Oct 2019
Hows everyone else getting on with theirs?
in case it comes up again, thought i'd scribble a few more thoughts.

1) The mouse pad is really, really poor.
2) Lack of USB C is frustrating, especially considering that it's only got 2 USB ports and no SD card reader.
3) TN Screen is not ideal, but for most office stuff it's not a problem
4) It's completely replaced a 10 year old gaming PC (AMD X3 720 with Radeon 4830 with SSD.) and a 10 year old Core2Due T5670 laptop
5) Soldered 4GB Ram is not ideal - the fact It grabs 2GB of system Ram leaving you with 6GB is a PITA, but only if you want to do memory intensive stuff like photos ( which given the TN screen isnt' a great idea for colour representativeness)
6) a DVD writer is good to have, and can be swapped out with a hard drive if desired ( but not found the caddy to buy yet)

A friend bought the Acer Aspire 3 ryzen 3 laptop (hotukdeals.com/dea…787) for 239, while I was looking at the acer aspir 5 a515-43 .
For the extra £120 over the Aspire 3, if it ever comes down to that price again, I think it's definitely worth the uplift over the Acer 3, but do buy an extra USB mouse/trackball!
Edited by: "Wolfsbane2k" 24th Oct 2019
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