Lenovo Z50-70 Laptop, Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB + 8GB SSHD, 15.6", Silver £629.95 ( £525 after cashback) @ John Lewis
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Lenovo Z50-70 Laptop, Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB + 8GB SSHD, 15.6", Silver £629.95 ( £525 after cashback) @ John Lewis

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Found 5th Nov 2014
Found this after looking at the other deal for the G50-70, seems better value to me as full HD.
Product information

Great for handling multimedia and gaming, the Lenovo Z50-70 is a stylish notebook packed with power. Featuring an Intel Core i7 processor, dedicated graphics card and solid state hybrid drive, the Z50-70 is ideal for anyone looking for a laptop that delivers an incredible audiovisual experience.
Key Features:
8GB of RAM combined with Intel’s 4th generation Core i7 processor will give you enough power to breeze through almost any task you throw at it, even with multiple windows open.
An NVIDIA GT840M graphics card with a whopping 4GB of dedicated memory give the Z50-70 the visuals boost you'll need to perform seamless high definition photo and video editing and play the latest games with stunning graphics.
With a Solid State Hybrid Drive (SSHD), you get the best of speed and capacity. The main 1TB hard drive will give you plenty of room to store documents, pictures, music, videos and more, while the 8GB flash portion automatically stores your start up information and most accessed files to ensure loading times are cut right down.
The Full HD display is great for enjoying games and movies in incredible detail.
Enjoy high quality sound with Dolby Home Theatre, with specialised speakers to provide extra bass and give you audio with real depth.
Connect with your other devices using the USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, while the HDMI and VGA outputs will let you hook up to a TV or monitor to show off your pictures, videos and work on a bigger screen.
A chiclet keyboard will keep you typing in comfort. AccuType keyboards provide greater tactile feedback, allowing for more accurate typing.
Accessories Included AC adapter, battery, user documentation Battery life Information Up to 4 hours Bluetooth Enabled Information Yes - 4.0 Brand
Lenovo
CD/DVD/Blu-ray Drive Information CD/DVD Read & Write Computer Support Helpline Information Free 90 day computer support Dimensions H25 x W384 x D265 mm Ethernet Port Information YES Finish Silver Graphics card Information NVIDIA GeForce GT840M, 4GB Graphics card type Information Dedicated Hard drive Information 1TB + 8GB SSHD Headphone socket YES Keyboard AccuType keyboard Manufacturer Part Number (MPN) 59423085 Memory (RAM) Information 8GB Memory Card Slots Information 2-in-1 (SD / MMC) card reader Model name / number Z50-70 NFC enabled Information NO Operating system Information Windows 8.1 (64 Bit) Ports Information 2x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA Processor Information Dual-core Intel Core i7-4510U Processor speed Information 2.0GHz to 3.1GHz with Turbo Boost Screen finish Information Gloss Screen Resolution Information 1920 x 1080 pixels Screen size Information 15.6" Screen Type Full HD LED display Sound Integrated stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theatre Touch Screen NO Voice Recognition YES- Intel Voice Assistant Webcam (front-facing) Information 720p HD webcam with Array mic Webcam (rear-facing) Information NO Weight 2.4kg Wireless Display Information YES- Intel WiDi

43 Comments

Thanks for posting, image added

Editor

Edited to show both prices before and after cash back.
Edited by: "NeoTrix" 5th Nov 2014

Original Poster

Its a Lenovo offer not a cashback website so follow the T & C's and theres no reason why cashback should fail
lenovo-offers.com/uk/…rks

Any way assuming £525 is it a reasonable spec ? I mainly want it for web/email access but also be able to stream BT sport to it then output to a larger screen TV, seems the only way to get it without a Sky subscription or high end smart TV.
Thanks

was deciding between this and the amazon one for £579.99 without the SSD and more basic graphics card but finally chose the cheaper option as kids homework wont notice the SSD.....

but good price after cashback from the deals imo

Slightly worse gpu in this deal below but £50 less and eligible for cashback also (No idea why it's cold). Exactly the same spec apart from having a 820m instead of the 840m gpu in this. Voted hot on this deal but I went with the lower gpu for £50 less as won't be running any games.

hotukdeals.com/dea…015

i assume FM 2015 will run on either of the two lenovos yes?

fauji786

i assume FM 2015 will run on either of the two lenovos yes?



Yes, easily.

MysticalUndies

Yes, easily.



then thats me and kids both sorted!!!!!!

This seems a good deal. Hot.

I just got a good deal on HP Elitebook 745. Got the VAT back as it's a work lappy, but also 5% off HP site, £30 quidco, and £200 trade in when I return an old one in exchange.

The i5 version is £130 less at pcworld

pcworld.co.uk/gbu…tml?awc=1598_1415135186_cef29ec7631715bef915d1de2a5759d8&srcid=369&xtor=AL-11&cmpid=aff~HotUKDeals~Communities%20%26%20UGC&istCompanyId=9a35962d-802d-4e67-9721-0a3328ca1f02&istItemId=qqpxmxaa&istBid=t

loxley

The i5 version is £130 less at … The i5 version is £130 less at pcworldhttp://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptops-netbooks/laptops/laptops/lenovo-z50-70-15-6-laptop-white-10022700-pdt.html?awc=1598_1415135186_cef29ec7631715bef915d1de2a5759d8&srcid=369&xtor=AL-11&cmpid=aff~HotUKDeals~Communities%20%26%20UGC&istCompanyId=9a35962d-802d-4e67-9721-0a3328ca1f02&istItemId=qqpxmxaa&istBid=t



I'm pretty sure when I last did maths
£630 - £550 = £130 wasn't correct. Last time I checked it was £80. After claiming VAT back the difference is even less again £525 - £458 = £67. So you can get the i5 model for £67 less.

Deserves to be hotter than this. Great spec for the money.

Ordered a laptop through ebuyer with a cashback offer honoured by Lenovo

Order made on 5th September
Cashback form filled out on 5th October
Still no sign of cashback

Anyone else had problems with cashback from Lenovo?

Original Poster

MysticalUndies

I'm pretty sure when I last did maths £630 - £550 = £130 wasn't correct. L … I'm pretty sure when I last did maths £630 - £550 = £130 wasn't correct. Last time I checked it was £80. After claiming VAT back the difference is even less again £525 - £458 = £67. So you can get the i5 model for £67 less.



But the i5 model is white. Too many grubby finger marks.

Banned

ryanrob89

Ordered a laptop through ebuyer with a cashback offer honoured by … Ordered a laptop through ebuyer with a cashback offer honoured by LenovoOrder made on 5th SeptemberCashback form filled out on 5th OctoberStill no sign of cashbackAnyone else had problems with cashback from Lenovo?



i've never had problems with IBM (lenovo of old) tho lenovo are the same plastic junk builds as all other new laptops, my old t410 tho i can take out bowling and use as the ball,

ok its wasnt what you asked but oh and well

I have one of these. They are really poor quality. The keyboard is cheap and nasty also. Not the usual lenovo quality by any means.

loxley

The i5 version is £130 less at … The i5 version is £130 less at pcworldhttp://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptops-netbooks/laptops/laptops/lenovo-z50-70-15-6-laptop-white-10022700-pdt.html?awc=1598_1415135186_cef29ec7631715bef915d1de2a5759d8&srcid=369&xtor=AL-11&cmpid=aff~HotUKDeals~Communities%20%26%20UGC&istCompanyId=9a35962d-802d-4e67-9721-0a3328ca1f02&istItemId=qqpxmxaa&istBid=t


The i5 you link to is by far the better bargain at that price particularly! An i5 dual core is near as damn it equal to the dual core i7 "quad core wannabe"!
Edited by: "willysnapper" 6th Nov 2014

Keep in mind it's an ultrabook i7 cpu, so it's dual core and gives the same performance as a last gen i5.

Banned

nublets2k

Keep in mind it's an ultrabook i7 cpu, so it's dual core and gives the … Keep in mind it's an ultrabook i7 cpu, so it's dual core and gives the same performance as a last gen i5.



keep in mind unless you work in profession photos (and those guys use a desktop and just take a digital camera with them out on the field), my i3 on a t410 blows in out of the water for price vs sane at £130

or most 99% of home users use the browser thats it, a p133 mhz could do that with the same speed (if same spec ISP), the large numbers are just pointless c*ck size, witch ofc some people are willing to over pay for
Edited by: "ted933" 6th Nov 2014

ted933

keep in mind unless you work in profession photos (and those guys use a … keep in mind unless you work in profession photos (and those guys use a desktop and just take a digital camera with them out on the field), my i3 on a t410 blows in out of the water for price vs sane at £130



Where can you get a t410 for £130?

Banned

nublets2k

Where can you get a t410 for £130?



scctrade well £144 scctrade.co.uk/pro…-b/ tho OOS atm, they get them back often tho

can even get one for £108 if you dont mind fixing up a grade C *witch was what my £130 was based on new HDD only part needed, tho £144 aint bad for grade B* less so when its something with near time less build quality vs a £629 that will just fall apart on the 2nd use (ok maybe not quite the 2nd use but some of you get the point)



Edited by: "ted933" 6th Nov 2014

Good deal for a good spec...

remember dual core low powered i7, 1tb sshd most likely the new seagate ones which are awfully slow compared to first gen
but not bad for the price anyway.

Where can you get a p133 that can have multiple tabs open in chrome on windows 7? My q8400 struggles with that especially when loads of flash or js.
Also p133 probably means a really old GPU and low ram too. Go try it and tell us how fun it is.

Genuine question-what is the merit in having such a tiny SSD? Is it solely to boot part of the OS? Soz if nub question :-s

How well will this handle video-editing for a go-pro?

Another Badge-Engineered Processor from Intel. I hate that they have watered down the i7's to encompass 2 cores as well.

AFAIK - it used to be a nice simple setup.

i3 = Dual core
i5 = Dual Core with HT / Quad Core
i7 = Quad Core with HT

If this was a quad core i7 then i'd vote hot as it ticks all the other boxes. But as its let down by a dual core, its average.
Edited by: "118luke" 6th Nov 2014

FTR - A 17" Laptop with similairidentical specs (minus the SSHD) is available at Dell for £549

Inspiron 17 5000-Series

Though i will point out the differences with the Dell option:
Lower res (1600x900)
No SSHD (Just regular 1TB HDD)
But the screen is larger...
Edited by: "118luke" 6th Nov 2014

How well will this handle video-editing for a go-pro?

118luke

Another Badge-Engineered Processor from Intel. I hate that they have … Another Badge-Engineered Processor from Intel. I hate that they have watered down the i7's to encompass 2 cores as well. AFAIK - it used to be a nice simple setup.i3 = Dual corei5 = Dual Core with HT / Quad Corei7 = Quad Core with HTIf this was a quad core i7 then i'd vote hot as it ticks all the other boxes. But as its let down by a dual core, its average.



it was much simpler than that.

i3==dual core with HT => 4 cpus
i5== quad core with no HT => 4 real cpus
i7==quad core with HT => 8 cpus

one has to watch those model numbers really carefully.

loxley

The i5 version is £130 less at … The i5 version is £130 less at pcworldhttp://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptops-netbooks/laptops/laptops/lenovo-z50-70-15-6-laptop-white-10022700-pdt.html?awc=1598_1415135186_cef29ec7631715bef915d1de2a5759d8&srcid=369&xtor=AL-11&cmpid=aff~HotUKDeals~Communities%20%26%20UGC&istCompanyId=9a35962d-802d-4e67-9721-0a3328ca1f02&istItemId=qqpxmxaa&istBid=t



The i5 is 820M though, so you're getting a weaker CPU and GPU.

Nearly bought but I think I'll wait for a proper i7 processor

Original Poster

What does anyone think of this Acer at £299 ?

hotukdeals.com/dea…524

willysnapper

The i5 you link to is by far the better bargain at that price … The i5 you link to is by far the better bargain at that price particularly! An i5 dual core is near as damn it equal to the dual core i7 "quad core wannabe"!



It's only £80 cheaper (It's £549), not £130 cheaper as incorrectly stated and it comes with an inferior GPU (820m 2Gb vs 840m 4Gb) and the slightly slower i5 (3500 CPUMark vs 4000 CPUMark). You can get the i7 for £579 with the 820m gpu if you want to save money from Amazon.

This i7 is similar performance to the old i5-3320M but uses a lot less power to achieve it.

MysticalUndies

It's only £80 cheaper (It's £549), not £130 cheaper as incorrectly stated … It's only £80 cheaper (It's £549), not £130 cheaper as incorrectly stated and it comes with an inferior GPU (820m 2Gb vs 840m 4Gb) and the slightly slower i5 (3500 CPUMark vs 4000 CPUMark). You can get the i7 for £579 with the 820m gpu if you want to save money from Amazon.This i7 is similar performance to the old i5-3320M but uses a lot less power to achieve it.


Thanks for that, but I'm in the market for a quad core machine.

dibbles00

I have one of these. They are really poor quality. The keyboard is … I have one of these. They are really poor quality. The keyboard is cheap and nasty also. Not the usual lenovo quality by any means.



The reviews I've read also slate the screen quality for being somewhat dim and blotchy. It put me off this deal even though claiming the VAT back makes it a fair offer in principle.

le_jaeger

Genuine question-what is the merit in having such a tiny SSD? Is it … Genuine question-what is the merit in having such a tiny SSD? Is it solely to boot part of the OS? Soz if nub question :-s



It's a hybrid drive so the 8GB is a SSD cache which is integrated into the main unit. It can offer speed improvements over a standard magnetic platter drive whilst retaining the larger capacity for data. Dedicated SSD is better for raw performance, however.

Deal Vulture

The reviews I've read also slate the screen quality for being somewhat … The reviews I've read also slate the screen quality for being somewhat dim and blotchy. It put me off this deal even though claiming the VAT back makes it a fair offer in principle.



I have also read this along with the keyboard issues and it almost put me off. I have still taken a risk as for less than £500 (I went with the 820m model not the 840m) it's worth risking it. I've read on the Lenovo forums people having there's replaced and everything being fine so it's most likely a quality control issue. Basically any laptop in this price range is going to be a bit pants in some area otherwise there wouldn't be a market for the expensive models. Although saying that I've also read bad reviews on the Y series 4k screens which cost a hell of a lot more money.

I'm actually torn now. I need a laptop but was wondering how capable this laptop be at running the latest games

Would this be a better option?
amazon.co.uk/Len…s_0

It has a better processor but graphics card is not great. However, with Lenovo VAT back offer it will be little cheaper than this one.
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