Lenovo Z51 Intel® Core™ i5 Processor, 8Gb RAM, 1Tb + 8Gb Hybrid Storage, 15.6 inch Full HD Laptop with AMD Meso XT 2Gb Graphics - White £415.00 @ Very
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Lenovo Z51 Intel® Core™ i5 Processor, 8Gb RAM, 1Tb + 8Gb Hybrid Storage, 15.6 inch Full HD Laptop with AMD Meso XT 2Gb Graphics - White £415.00 @ Very

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Found 31st Dec 2015
This was posted previously at £430 and went cold but has now had a further reduction and seems superb value for the specs, so fingers crossed I get more luck with the temperature than the previous poster!

Full HD screen, dedicated graphics (not a great card but better than integrated), i5 processor and 802.11ac/Gigabit Ethernet networking.

Possible 7.07% cashback from TCB for new customers (1.01% for existing).

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Product Description Lenovo Z51-70 80K6 - 15.6" - Core i5 5200U - Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition - 8 GB RAM - 1 TB Hybrid Drive
Product Type Notebook
Operating System Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition - English
Processor Intel Core i5 (5th Gen) 5200U / 2.2 GHz ( 2.7 GHz ) / 3 MB Cache
Memory 8 GB DDR3L
Storage 1 TB Hybrid Drive ( 8 GB flash )
Optical Drive DVD-Writer
Display 15.6" LED backlight 1920 x 1080 / Full HD
Graphics AMD Radeon R7 M360 / Intel HD Graphics 5500 - 2 GB
Networking Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11ac , Gigabit Ethernet
Battery 4-cell - up to 4 hours
Colour White
Dimensions (WxDxH) 38.4 cm x 26.5 cm x 2.46 cm
Weight 2.3 kg
Localisation English / United Kingdom
Environmental Standards ENERGY STAR Qualified
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
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great price for the specs. heat added!
Original Poster
redduck

great price for the specs. heat added!


I've currently got the i7 version ordered from John Lewis but considering cancelling and grabbing this i5 version instead for £85 less.

Doubt the processor downgrade would be all that noticeable for my use.
I'm tempted, but interested to know what people in the know think about it's specs.
Great little laptop for the money. Heat from me.
Could this edit with sony vegas 12 without lagging.
Good spec- battery life is low at 4hrs.
Watch for the heat from the device as much as the deal. Lenovo laptops in the last few years have been running very hot in my experience.
specs are good for the price, but apparently let down by dull screen with poor viewing angles, battery life is poor to, this seems like a very similar deal to the £350 Acer at pcworld a few weeks ago, which now seems to have disappeared from shops and website
mrrog

specs are good for the price, but apparently let down by dull screen with … specs are good for the price, but apparently let down by dull screen with poor viewing angles, battery life is poor to, this seems like a very similar deal to the £350 Acer at pcworld a few weeks ago, which now seems to have disappeared from shops and website



though i should add this is better speced than the £350 Acer due to the dedicated gpu
Could anyone tell what I can add to this laptop as these are my favourite parts of any PC/Laptop deals on here
Was very tempted at £430, but have gone for it now with TCB, great spot by the OP
Really tempted great spec for price, but just discovered battery built in and its a nasty machine to upgrade (I'd have wanted to fit a proper ssd ) you have to lift keyboard to get at base screws and then remove base to access HD and ram. Keyboard is connected via 3 ribbon cables which are reported to be difficult to disconnect/reconnect as they are very short .
Edited by: "gty1970" 1st Jan 2015
Been watching this one since Black Friday but wasn't sure if the specs were worth the price. Might take a punt
How would it handle casual games? Football Manager, The Sims (for the Mrs of course).
steviecrocker

How would it handle casual games? Football Manager, The Sims (for the Mrs … How would it handle casual games? Football Manager, The Sims (for the Mrs of course).


Exactly the games I'd be looking to play on it too
Plus Cities Skylines.
Original Poster
steviecrocker

How would it handle casual games? Football Manager, The Sims (for the Mrs … How would it handle casual games? Football Manager, The Sims (for the Mrs of course).


This review has some gaming performance at the bottom. Looks like The Sims at medium detail would be doable.

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Good price
be careful, these clowns sent me a totally different laptop to the one I ordered. very bad customer service, be prepared to spend hours on the phone.
op have you tried the 20% off yet I don't think it would work ???

The 20% discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer codes, and cannot be used on the following ranges: iPhones, audio, gaming, computers, projectors and tablets. Sale items, financial services products and delivery charges are also excluded from the offer.
why does this even have a dedicated GPU? its apparently on par with a GTX920M, which is apparently only 5-10% better than the integrated graphics. an extra 50w of power consumption for less than 10% extra performance? hmm..
too bad no longer has £100 cashback
adamspencer95

why does this even have a dedicated GPU? its apparently on par with a … why does this even have a dedicated GPU? its apparently on par with a GTX920M, which is apparently only 5-10% better than the integrated graphics. an extra 50w of power consumption for less than 10% extra performance? hmm..



Agreed, it's a complete con. Might aswell not bother.
Original Poster
chrisredmayne

op have you tried the 20% off yet I don't think it would work ???The 20% … op have you tried the 20% off yet I don't think it would work ???The 20% discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer codes, and cannot be used on the following ranges: iPhones, audio, gaming, computers, projectors and tablets. Sale items, financial services products and delivery charges are also excluded from the offer.


Thanks for bringing that to my attention. I've removed it from the OP.
what a stupid way to spend wasted money here. The integrated card is more or less same power as the dedicated card. Both rubbish for gaming even at very low settings. At £415 can build a proper powerfull gaming machine
Original Poster
bobo53

what a stupid way to spend wasted money here. The integrated card is more … what a stupid way to spend wasted money here. The integrated card is more or less same power as the dedicated card. Both rubbish for gaming even at very low settings. At £415 can build a proper powerfull gaming machine


Typical baseless troll comment. If you think a "proper powerful" gaming laptop can be built for £415 then point us in the right direction. Maybe even post it as a bargain on here, coz it'll go smoking hot!

Not that anyone's really wanting this laptop for gaming anyway, so...
Edited by: "thekitkatshuffler" 1st Jan 2015
ollie87

Agreed, it's a complete con. Might aswell not bother.



I can't actually see the specific CPU on the very website, which always makes me suspicious, but the op quotes the 5200, the 'game debate' website rates the dedicated GPU circa 35% better than Intel 5500 graphics, but only circa 10% better than the 6200 graphics,

Still I'm keeping my money in my pocket until I see a good deal on a fhd IPS machine
Original Poster
mrrog

I can't actually see the specific CPU on the very website, which always … I can't actually see the specific CPU on the very website, which always makes me suspicious, but the op quotes the 5200, the 'game debate' website rates the dedicated GPU circa 35% better than Intel 5500 graphics, but only circa 10% better than the 6200 graphics,


If you click on "Technical Specification" the 5200U is listed on Very, which has the 5500 graphics and would make this GPU 35% better if what you're quoting is accurate.
thekitkatshuffler

Typical baseless troll comment. If you think a "proper powerfull (sic)" … Typical baseless troll comment. If you think a "proper powerfull (sic)" gaming laptop canbe built for £415 then point us in the right direction.Not that anyone's really wanting this laptop for gaming anyway, so...


no sense in what you saying, this is not trolling, GPU in this system is only 600+passmark. Can build a system for £415 with a proper GPU rated at 6-8 times more powerful, does not need to be an expensive one to play games at a decent level.
Original Poster
bobo53

no sense in what you saying, this is not trolling, GPU in this system is … no sense in what you saying, this is not trolling, GPU in this system is only 600+passmark. Can build a system for £415 with a proper GPU rated at 6-8 times more powerful, does not need to be an expensive one to play games at a decent level.


Again though, nobody's really mentioned they're buying this for playing anything more demanding than The Sims, so a powerful gaming rig isn't needed.

It's a 1080p screen with an i5 processor, quick internet networking and (from my brief time with it in John Lewis) decent build quality.
thekitkatshuffler

Again though, nobody's really mentioned they're buying this for playing … Again though, nobody's really mentioned they're buying this for playing anything more demanding than The Sims, so a powerful gaming rig isn't needed.It's a 1080p screen with an i5 processor, quick internet networking and (from my brief time with it in John Lewis) decent build quality.



then whats the point of having that gpu if its only for light gaming? I'd rather it be not included and save battery life
Original Poster
lonku

then whats the point of having that gpu if its only for light gaming? I'd … then whats the point of having that gpu if its only for light gaming? I'd rather it be not included and save battery life


It'd be nice to have the choice, for sure, but there doesn't seem to be anything comparable without the GPU around at the moment. Would you not be able to turn off the GPU in one of the power management settings?

It's a similar story with the likes of PC Specialists, who a few people keep harking on about, but they don't let you take no GPU with your build, so you're forced to pay a good deal more than you'd like if they'd let you configure your spec completely.
Can anyone help me....I'm looking for a laptop. I will be using it for working from home from time to time, playing football manager and then just storing media and regular everyday use.

What do I need? I'm not the most technical and all this talk of full HD and Intel processors goes straight over my head. Is this lenovo one a good deal or will something more basic do? I'd want it to last a few years too...thanks for your help
bobo53

no sense in what you saying, this is not trolling, GPU in this system is … no sense in what you saying, this is not trolling, GPU in this system is only 600+passmark. Can build a system for £415 with a proper GPU rated at 6-8 times more powerful, does not need to be an expensive one to play games at a decent level.



In all fairness though, you'd be building a desktop and not a laptop. I think that's the point that kitkatShuffler is trying to make.
thekanester

In all fairness though, you'd be building a desktop and not a laptop. I … In all fairness though, you'd be building a desktop and not a laptop. I think that's the point that kitkatShuffler is trying to make.


Just realized, desktop of course.
great deal, hot
Original Poster
Although I posted the deal I haven't decided whether to go with it or not.

I've currently got the same model with an i7 4510U waiting for me at John Lewis for £499, but with this being a newer architecture I'm guessing it would perform similarly despite being only having an i5 CPU?

If so then I just need to decide if having the extended JL warranty (and physical store if anything goes wrong) is worth the extra cash. Plus some people have claimed to have received a newer CPU when they've picked theirs up from JL.

Decisions decisions. oO
thekitkatshuffler

I'm guessing it would perform similarly despite being only having an i5 … I'm guessing it would perform similarly despite being only having an i5 CPU?



Both are ultra low power (they're 15 watts TDP each), dual core parts any way. You're not going to be setting the world on fire with either. It's basically an ultra-portable class CPU in a full size laptop chassis.

For a comparison even the i7 is only marginally more powerful than Intel Pentium G3470, which is a roughly £80 budget CPU.

http://i.imgur.com/POIjfS1.png

I'd stick with the i5, you're making a fairly big saving for not much reduction in performance.

Edited by: "ollie87" 1st Jan 2015
ollie87

Both are ultra low power (they're 15 watts TDP each), dual core parts any … Both are ultra low power (they're 15 watts TDP each), dual core parts any way. You're not being to be setting the world on fire with either. It's basically an ultra-portable class CPU in a full size laptop chassis.For a comparison even the i7 is only marginally more powerful than Intel Pentium G3470, which is a roughly £80 budget CPU.I'd stick with the i5, you're making a fairly big saving for not much reduction in performance.



the benchmarks of these cpus is ridiculous , if you want power hq mq mx processors
All Intel processors that have U after their model name are crap. This is cold from me because of i5-5200u and graphics card. This is suitable for internet browsing, networking, hd pr0n (cause of the screen) and basically that's it - you won't be able to play decent games and software like Photoshop/Lightroom won't be blazing fast. Just my 2 British Dollar cents.
ollie87

Both are ultra low power (they're 15 watts TDP each), dual core parts any … Both are ultra low power (they're 15 watts TDP each), dual core parts any way. You're not being to be setting the world on fire with either. It's basically an ultra-portable class CPU in a full size laptop chassis.For a comparison even the i7 is only marginally more powerful than Intel Pentium G3470, which is a roughly £80 budget CPU.I'd stick with the i5, you're making a fairly big saving for not much reduction in performance.



i'd have the jl one, not much diff between the cpu's but worth having especially if you keep your laptops for a long time, but the game changer for me us jl's returns policy, 3 months with everything present and correct, don't know about very but be surprised if it exceeds the statutory 14 day internet purchase rule. so gives you three months to decide if you like it and/or see a better bargain
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