Lenovo Z50-75 Laptop, AMD FX, 8GB RAM, 1TB + 8GB SSHD, R7 M260 2GB Graphics, 15.6" FHD with 2 free PC games £449.95 at John Lewis
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Lenovo Z50-75 Laptop, AMD FX, 8GB RAM, 1TB + 8GB SSHD, R7 M260 2GB Graphics, 15.6" FHD with 2 free PC games £449.95 at John Lewis

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Found 27th Jan 2015
Lenovo Z50-75 Laptop, AMD FX, 8GB RAM, 1TB + 8GB SSHD, R7 M260 2GB Graphics, 15.6" FHD

Comes with two year guarantee (not really sure what this covers however)

Comes with two free PC games (again not sure what the limitations of this are)

Would really appreciate some feedback as to whether this is a good deal!

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Free games link on the John Lewis site seems to take you here:

amd4u.com/rad…ds/

https://www.amd4u.com/central_prod_4_upgrade/uploads/rotator/radeonrewards/AMD_GPU_RR_Space_Banner_Gold.png

Not bad. Alien Isolation included in choice of games. Heat.

Depends on what you want to use it for?

If it's for the likes of gaming etc, then there is no point as the graphics card isn't very good.

If this was a 17 inch I'd been all over it... Still tempted

This isn't bad at all for an entry-level gaming laptop, 2 games to get u started too

Well you certainly can game on it. Just don't expect high resolution max spec with AA+AF

mastin

Depends on what you want to use it for?If it's for the likes of gaming … Depends on what you want to use it for?If it's for the likes of gaming etc, then there is no point as the graphics card isn't very good.



youtube.com/wat…OII

Hmmm.... depending on authenticity of this vid, Alien Isolation looks playable on the graphics card. Nothing spectacular but good for the price.

Edited by: "greysquaill" 27th Jan 2015

Thanks for posting. I bought this on 4th Jan for £499.99, so should be able to have the difference refunded.

andydoherty7

This isn't bad at all for an entry-level gaming laptop, 2 games to get u … This isn't bad at all for an entry-level gaming laptop, 2 games to get u started too



Entry-level gaming laptop? I would say it's more like exit-level as you will not be able to play any new games on it.

would this be powerful enough to run soildworks? and some light video editing using the gropro studio software?

Boyee

If this was a 17 inch I'd been all over it... Still tempted


Check this one out coopelectricalshop.co.uk/HP-…als . Got one a couple of weeks back - great machine . £75 Cashback valid till 31 Jan and 2% Quidco . Also think there are Co-op Electrical codes around for an extra £10 -£20 off . Think mine will end up about £350.
Edited by: "rogparki" 27th Jan 2015

Don't forget FHD is great for productivity. Gives you loads of extra space to work with.

£399 at Very and a few other places.
Very

Original Poster

Isn't the £399 model different? It doesn't have SSD

neilsoulsby

Isn't the £399 model different? It doesn't have SSD


Not sure it's not actually that clear will have another look, the link keeps changing. Says it has a 1Tb drive but strangely does not mention sshd.

Not very technical, i was looking for a laptop with a i7 processor, how does this one compare to that?

amazon.co.uk/Len…-70

this one looks great, amazon refurbished, seems head and shoulders above this one for £50 ish more.

casper6391

Not sure it's not actually that clear will have another look, the link … Not sure it's not actually that clear will have another look, the link keeps changing. Says it has a 1Tb drive but strangely does not mention sshd.



purchased from very 2 days back and I can confirm mine came with 1tb ssd hybrid having 8Gb as cache

is very laptop full hd?

From the spec it looks as though the £399 does not have FHD display and no SSD.

Windows 8.1 operating system
AMD A10 processor
15.6 inch LED-backlit screen (1366x768)
8Gb RAM
1Tb hard drive
DVD-RW drive
Bluetooth® 4.0 Wi-Fi
1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, HDMI
2-in-1 (SD/MMC) card reader
Lenovo Z50-75 laptop - Black

The £449 model has FHD display but no ssd. It was at £419 on the very site a week ago. The prices keep changing and it may drop again.




Edited by: "buylowsellhigh" 27th Jan 2015

Just a note as this hasn't been mentioned but this includes a r7 m260 dx graphics which is a form of dual graphics. This is a mix of using integrated graphics and dedicated although it's unclear whether there will be performance gains with this. For those of you who want more info can read here:notebookcheck.net/AMD…tml but note the page is for the m275 dx.

Edited by: "Deelio" 28th Jan 2015

if not for gaming, i would go with new model Lenovo Z50-80 from amazon around £435 for a i5 Broadwell processor (U style for power optimization)...
Since Broadwell uses14nm manufacturing process compared to 28nm process for this AMD, power consumption on Broadwell is so less and results in longer battery life. Also due to broadwell using 14nm which means size of transisters so tiny they dont really need a big fan to cool the processor.....another power saving for not having to run massive fans....
Edited by: "baldude" 28th Jan 2015

I've be looking for a FHD laptop for a while and I saw this same price on very and John Lewis about a week ago so not a surprise. I'm still waiting out for something amazing

I'm not sure I will ever go back to laptops, they just overheat too easily. Damaging the processor over time :(. Plus those cooling mat/fan things are terribly annoying.

Currently using my Pc with a wireless keyboard, connected to a Tv. Laptops great only if you need to take it outside the home?

baldude

if not for gaming, i would go with new model Lenovo Z50-80 from amazon … if not for gaming, i would go with new model Lenovo Z50-80 from amazon around £435 for a i5 Broadwell processor (U style for power optimization)...Since Broadwell uses14nm manufacturing process compared to 28nm process for this AMD, power consumption on Broadwell is so less and results in longer battery life. Also due to broadwell using 14nm which means size of transisters so tiny they dont really need a big fan to cool the processor.....another power saving for not having to run massive fans....


2 year warranty on john lewis, amazon is only a year

Heat, i ordered one. Thanks

Shewdz

would this be powerful enough to run soildworks? and some light video … would this be powerful enough to run soildworks? and some light video editing using the gropro studio software?



Video editing no problems. Solidworks is a professional program and is best used with certified workstation graphics and drivers. You could pick up a decent older workstation Lenovo W or T series laptop with Nvidia workstation graphics for less than this laptop, it wouldn't be new though and probably from eBay. Lenovo Thinkpad T420 would do the job and can be found under £200 and would thrash the laptop in this deal for running Solidworks.

Edited by: "fishmaster" 28th Jan 2015

Would you recommend this laptop for heavy photoshop and some video editing work? If not then can someone recommend a decent laptop for around £500. Thanks.

Just been looking at this myself seems like a good deal for the money.

Gaming wise I'd say it's entry level but you would need to manage your expectations...

I've heard bad things about John Lewis customer service but an extra year warranty sounds worth it even if it's a little extra hassle

There is absolutely nothing wrong at all with John Lewis's warranty.

They are very helpful and tbh most of their staff are not numpties compared to the likes of those at Curry's who haven't got a clue about anything!

If anything, Curry's workers are pushy salesmen with lack of basic technical abilities!

The next tv I will upgrade to will be most likely from John Lewis or another reputable outlet which can compete with their 5 year warranty!

Ps, 13.3 is a perfect size, any good 13.3 deals apart from the Lenovo Yoga 2?

Remember unlike in the past where Crossfire with IGPs used different uarchs,the FX7500 and the onboard GPU in this laptop both are the same generation of graphics uarch,ie,GCN. Hence Xfire should work much better.

The £500 model on the Lenovo site is the one on JL for £450:

shop.lenovo.com/gb/…md/

It lists an FX7500 with 384 GCN shaders and a R7 M260 with 384 GCN shaders.

Toms Hardware tested the desktop A8 7600 which has 384 GCN shaders with a R7 240 with 320 GCN shaders,and in DX11 games XFire worked fine:

tomshardware.com/rev…tml

Remember this was mismatched XFire with 384 and 320 shaders. The Lenovo laptop has 384 and 384 shader XFire,which means things should work somewhat better. The review was over six months ago,so performance should be better I suspect.

However,for DX9 games,AFAIK,there is no frame pacing ATM,although I could be wrong.
Edited by: "KITTYBOTS" 29th Jan 2015

Dhiraj1

2 year warranty on john lewis, amazon is only a year


I am not comparing warranties. my comment was about alternative product from a reputed retailer Amazon who's cs is just fantastic.

baldude

I am not comparing warranties. my comment was about alternative product … I am not comparing warranties. my comment was about alternative product from a reputed retailer Amazon who's cs is just fantastic.


i rate john lewis customer service on same level as amazon but this is a street retail shop and can actually see a person if need be. The extra year of warranty is not something to ignore as that is an additional saving for someone as well.

Dhiraj1

i rate john lewis customer service on same level as amazon but this is a … i rate john lewis customer service on same level as amazon but this is a street retail shop and can actually see a person if need be. The extra year of warranty is not something to ignore as that is an additional saving for someone as well.


you missed my point. My comment was about alternative product. Not to do with warranties or the seller. shame you dont seem to understand that.

baldude

you missed my point. My comment was about alternative product. Not to do … you missed my point. My comment was about alternative product. Not to do with warranties or the seller. shame you dont seem to understand that.

shame you dont understand my point either, but hey ho thats what forums are for.

think I'm going to pop into John Lewis and get this over the weekend, unless someone can suggest a better laptop out there for the same sort of money?

Just called to order (site says more than 10 available) but it's out of stock

Using my new Z50. For those that have not ordered i would recommend going for something else. Very cheap laptop case. Keyboard flex. Battery doesn't sit flush etc.

I suppose it is a "cheap" laptop but having said that it’s probably the poorest laptop i have used to date in terms of quality.


Received this yesterday and not very impressed with John Lewis. Laptop came with the manufacturer's seal already broken which made me concerned. Opened it up and set it up fine. Thought I'd test the gaming capabilities, so installed a game, awful fps even on lowest settings made me think something was wrong. Checked through settings and the laptop was only using the low powered integrated settings. Spent the rest of the day trying driver updates and such to resolve the issue to no avail. Now I'd be interested to know whether I've just been sent a dud by John Lewis, which I'm more inclined to say with the broken seal or whether this is an issue with the model of laptop but just thought I'd share my experience with you and see whether other people who have ordered have had any issues.
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