Lenovo Yoga 520 14in 2-in-1 FHD 4415u 128GB SSD 4GB RAM £379.99 @ Currys
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Lenovo Yoga 520 14in 2-in-1 FHD 4415u 128GB SSD 4GB RAM £379.99 @ Currys

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Found 4th JanEdited by:"Whitedot"
Looks like a good price?

1. Pentium 4415u is a 2017 7th gen dual core processor which benchmarks at 3231, not far off an i3-7100u.
2. Full HD touchscreen display, I believe it's IPS based on a viewing in store.
3. M.2 Samsung PM961 128GB SSD which uses the faster PCIe interface instead of SATA. Also has a spare SATA slot for another SSD or HDD.
4. Only 4GB of RAM but can take up to 16GB in its one slot (the £350 Ideapad 320s takes a max of 8GB).
5. Full aluminium deck.
6. Back-lit keyboard. EDIT: this exact model does NOT have a back-lit keyboard, sorry.
7. 360 degree hinge etc.
8. Fingerprint reader.

Useful info:
- It's a Yoga 520-14IKB - the exact model number is 80X800S4UK.
- The non-FHD model is currently £499.99.
- There's a good review of the Ideapad 320s with the same processor and RAM/SSD configuration here, see also later videos where he tries it out for Photoshop and some light gaming:
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Someone who actually puts some useful info in the description - that's worth a hot vote for that alone!
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Decent price, paid £349 for Yoga 510-14ISK last year around this time. 128gb ssd albeit with sata port with i3 6100u and 4gb of ram. No backlit though which would of been nice to have. Voted hot.


EDIT:

Didn't see this has a fingerprint reader too, very good price!
Edited by: "iEimis" 4th Jan
Looks really good for the price, despite the processor. Good find OP, have some heat!
Someone who actually puts some useful info in the description - that's worth a hot vote for that alone!
Just an FYI this model doesn't have the back-lit keyboard (nor does it say so in the specs) it's only the more expensive versions that do.
That Samsung PM961 is also a seriously fast SSD. Surprised that they included it at this pricepoint.

Definite hot.
redflash5 m ago

Just an FYI this model doesn't have the back-lit keyboard (nor does it say …Just an FYI this model doesn't have the back-lit keyboard (nor does it say so in the specs) it's only the more expensive versions that do.



Hmm, I'm certain both versions they had in store this afternoon had it but fair enough.
Picard1234 m ago

Looks like you can upgrade the RAM as well. This is a good deal.[Video]



That's a different laptop. On this Yoga you need to remove the full back case to access the single RAM slot.
Hot for me, despite the i3
Went for another look on the way home from work and I can confirm that redflash is correct, this model does NOT have a back-lit keyboard.

Ah well, can't have everything it seems. Just another point that people might want to know, being a touchscreen it's glossy rather than matte. Looks great though, and viewing angles are good. I checked the 1366x768 version and that one is definitely massively inferior to this, with the very obvious colour shift of a TN display.
I picked it up last week, am typing this on it now, does everything I want it to and boots up nice and quick, seems to be well built and the battery lasts long enough for me. I'm personally not yet convinced on the touchscreen element as it seems a bit weird having the keyboard on the back.......id buy another at the price point but not convinced its worth the original rrp.
Hot. What's the fan noise like?
Lenovo have terrible customer service and support. Good deal but good luck if something goes wrong within the warranty period.
Went to pick this up at lunchtime, got it for £350 via a work discount scheme. Couple more bits of info:

Ships with the SSD showing as 119GB (so 9GB taken for the recovery partition) with 22.4GB used by Windows etc leaving 96.8GB free. I need to do the fresh start to see how much is freed up by removing the bloatware but it's not bad at all really, McAfee is showing as 641MB, there's isn't much else. It's definitely a Samsung PM961 by the way, model is MZVLW128HEGR. Cold boot to desktop takes 12 seconds.

The screen is lovely, scaling comes set to 150% out of the box but 100% is a bit too small for touch so 125% is a nice compromise. Full brightness is mental IMO, maybe that's why people struggle with battery life if they have it like that all the time. It's very glossy.

Aluminium on the deck and body is very nice, feels much more premium than plastic. Has machined edges that look the part.

Happy so far, remains to be seen how it fares long term.
Edited by: "Whitedot" 5th Jan
Processor should be a i5 for this price
Edited by: "Splice" 5th Jan
Ordered... plus ordered 16GB ram to make it a bit more speedier.
Decent bang for your buck I'd say. Hot
Is it confirmed that it has a spare hdd slot?
Cold from me due to the processor, pc world sells an i3 laptop for less money and without the unreliable tablet flip gimmick
grahammcm188818 h, 55 m ago

Lenovo have terrible customer service and support. Good deal but good luck …Lenovo have terrible customer service and support. Good deal but good luck if something goes wrong within the warranty period.


Take it back to Currys?
This does have an IPS screen but it's not the best according to reviews, otherwise it looks good.
Not quite the same model but there is only the one screen option.
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There's a review on Which for this model but you will need a login.
I bought this laptop last week at this price...
Put 8gb ram in it also spare space for a HDD or secondary SATA SSD.
I have a secondary 1tb drive in mine. Also the pentium gold processors actually have better Benchmarks than my 6006u i3 processor laptop. Super quick with NVME SSD

Oh and another great feature.... this supports Active pens like the WaCom ones or Lenovos own which you can buy for an extra £20
Edited by: "bnginders" 5th Jan
Does anyone know if this can charge from the USB-C port? I an't see any info on it

I was in Best Buy in the USA last month and they advertised each laptop that could charge from any USB-C charger (same as my Pixel 2) which made it really easy to see, currys don't seem to do the same thing.

I like the idea of only having to lug around one charger.
you_gotta_be_kidding17 m ago

Does anyone know if this can charge from the USB-C port? I an't see any …Does anyone know if this can charge from the USB-C port? I an't see any info on itI was in Best Buy in the USA last month and they advertised each laptop that could charge from any USB-C charger (same as my Pixel 2) which made it really easy to see, currys don't seem to do the same thing.I like the idea of only having to lug around one charger.


If you mean charging the laptop via that port, I don't think you can.
Whitedot3 m ago

If you mean charging the laptop via that port, I don't think you can.


Yeah that's what I mean, gutted, I know the new HP envy 8th gen does it but not sure on any other
Whitedot8 m ago

If you mean charging the laptop via that port, I don't think you can.


This is possible on the latest Dell’s
Edited by: "TK42" 5th Jan
CJOnline3 h, 34 m ago

Ordered... plus ordered 16GB ram to make it a bit more speedier.


won't it hamper warranty if ram is added? If not, then from where can I add ram without affecting warranty?
Anyone have trouble getting cash back from Curries? I bought a telly before crimbo and it's still hasn't paid out.
GibranBD45 m ago

won't it hamper warranty if ram is added? If not, then from where can I …won't it hamper warranty if ram is added? If not, then from where can I add ram without affecting warranty?


Adding RAM won't harm your warranty, it's classed as a 'customer replacable unit', like the charger.
Whitedot16 m ago

Adding RAM won't harm your warranty, it's classed as a 'customer …Adding RAM won't harm your warranty, it's classed as a 'customer replacable unit', like the charger.


Hi,

From where can I increase RAM ? Can you give me detail ? In warranty issue regarding RAM increase valid for both john lewis and Currys ? (sorry I am an international student and have little knowledge about UK market )
GibranBD22 m ago

Hi,From where can I increase RAM ? Can you give me detail ? In warranty …Hi,From where can I increase RAM ? Can you give me detail ? In warranty issue regarding RAM increase valid for both john lewis and Currys ? (sorry I am an international student and have little knowledge about UK market )


It's the same no matter where you buy it from - upgrading the RAM is considered an customer option and therefore doesn't affect your standard warranty rights unless of course you break it installing the RAM, and obviously the warranty won't cover the RAM itself as it didn't come with the laptop.

On this laptop you would need to buy a replacement stick of RAM from any of the usual computer retailers like Amazon or Ebuyer, or from a memory specialist like Crucial. The laptop only has one RAM slot though so you would end up with a spare 4GB stick which you could then sell on eBay etc.
thanks
Anyway we can connect to Smart TV using this laptop wireless?
Congrats to anyone who got this with the 20% off ebay promo pre NY. It was on their eBay store briefly - sold out after 2 hrs when it was in my basket!

Pleased the ideapad 320s has come along since, looks a similar unit but with a £30 saving.
ramkmr10 m ago

Anyway we can connect to Smart TV using this laptop wireless?


Screen mirroring to a smart TV is built into Windows 10.
Been browsing all night on this (including a 45mins Youtube video) and okay it's only the first day and I need it only on 50% brightness in our living room but it's currently lasted 4hrs and the battery status says there's 34% remaining which right now it pegs at over 3hrs left. Happy enough with that.

Couple of other points of note - I uninstalled most of the Lenovo stuff without issue, there was actually so little I didn't feel it was worth doing the fresh start in Windows and having to reinstall all the drivers etc. SSD space is now 92GB so I guess Windows updates have taken up quite a bit but these can be deleted in Disk Cleanup. However I noticed there was a BIOS update on Lenovo's supprt site which mentioned in the changelog 'Modify thermal fan table' so I installed that. As it happens the fan hasn't come on once so far. For reference the BIOS is also where you can switch the function keys back to traditional mode (ie needing to press Fn+Fx to use the volume/brightness controls etc). To be honest the machine boots so fast it's hard to get into the BIOS but there's a method in Windows to do it for you on reboot: laptopmag.com/art…-10

Basically rambling now so I'll leave it there, but my first impressions are very good.
Edited by: "Whitedot" 6th Jan
Purchased this afternoon, thanks for the heads up OP.
Can anyone advise me on the best stylus for this Yoga please.
Picard1234th Jan

Someone who actually puts some useful info in the description - that's …Someone who actually puts some useful info in the description - that's worth a hot vote for that alone!

I mentioned this point yesterday in a laptop thread that had no specs listed other 'looks nice, nice box, etc etc) & got told to 'click on the link'!
Whitedot6 h, 42 m ago

Been browsing all night on this (including a 45mins Youtube video) and …Been browsing all night on this (including a 45mins Youtube video) and okay it's only the first day and I need it only on 50% brightness in our living room but it's currently lasted 4hrs and the battery status says there's 34% remaining which right now it pegs at over 3hrs left. Happy enough with that.Couple of other points of note - I uninstalled most of the Lenovo stuff without issue, there was actually so little I didn't feel it was worth doing the fresh start in Windows and having to reinstall all the drivers etc. SSD space is now 92GB so I guess Windows updates have taken up quite a bit but these can be deleted in Disk Cleanup. However I noticed there was a BIOS update on Lenovo's supprt site which mentioned in the changelog 'Modify thermal fan table' so I installed that. As it happens the fan hasn't come on once so far. For reference the BIOS is also where you can switch the function keys back to traditional mode (ie needing to press Fn+Fx to use the volume/brightness controls etc). To be honest the machine boots so fast it's hard to get into the BIOS but there's a method in Windows to do it for you on reboot: https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/access-bios-windows-10Basically rambling now so I'll leave it there, but my first impressions are very good.


@Whitedot thanks for the info. Any chance you can share what lenovo apps are good to remove?
The big one is the McAfee trial software, beyond that there are just a few pointless Lenovo branded bits I got rid of like Vantage and some other thing that puts an overlay on the screen when you put Caps Lock on etc. Can always get them back if I ever need them from Lenovo's support page anyway. I've kept the Office 365 trial on for now because I'm sure I can activate it for free through work somehow.

Also you can free up some more space in Disk Cleanup by deleting the retail demo files, temporary files and Windows Update backups, but be warned it takes ages to complete; apparently they've added some extra compression tasks to Disk Cleanup on Windows 10. Doing that last night used a lot of battery and forced the fan to come on, haha. To answer another question in the thread though, the fan is barely noticeable to me, very quiet.
Replaced my mrs's 6 year old Ideapad 320 with this. Quite pleased, for the price. Added bonus that the included ssd is M.2 and it leaves a Sata slot free for your old drive to hook into. Very little crapware (McAffee and a useless Lenovo bit). Feels solid, but that's why I chose to stay with Lenovo - Better Half never managed to have a laptop 6 years without killing it before.

Sad that there's only the one RAM slot, but I'll be waiting for prices to return to earth before I upgrade that anyhow. I don't know that she'll use the tablet feature, but it was only £30 over the standard laptop so why not?

Cost to extend the warranty to 3 years is £62 from Lenovo. For chrissakes, don't buy the PCW extra warranty!
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