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New Sandy Bridge i3 2 310 Lenovo z570, 4GB DDR3, 500HDD - £429.97 @ Save On Laptops
New Sandy Bridge i3 2 310 Lenovo z570, 4GB DDR3, 500HDD - £429.97 @ Save On Laptops

New Sandy Bridge i3 2 310 Lenovo z570, 4GB DDR3, 500HDD - £429.97 @ Save On Laptops

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The new Sandy Bridge i3 2 310 (comparable to a first gen i5 480m and better than i5 430/450m) very few reviews but what's about very positive, just bought one myself.

Processor Intel® Core™ i3-2310M Dual Core (2.1GHz, Intel Sandy Bridge Architecture, 3MB Cache)
Screen 15.6" (Lenovo Glossy, LED Backlit, 1366 x 768 Resolution Screen)
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit
RAM 4GB (DDR3 1333MHZ)
Hard Drive 500GB
Optical Drive DVD Rewriter (Records DVDs 8x & CDs 24x & Dual Layer Super Multi)
Graphics Integrated (Intel® HD 3000 Graphics with up to 1274MB Shared Memory)
Wireless LAN Wireless (802.11b/g/n Wireless)
Network Card 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet
Integrated Webcam Integrated 2MP Webcam with Microphone
Card Reader 5-in-1 card reader (SD/MS/MS-Pro/MMC/SDHC/)
USB Ports 4x USB 2.0 Ports
Bluetooth Version 2.1
Speakers Integrated Stereo Speakers
VGA Port 1 External VGA Port
Kensington Lock Kensington lock slot
Charge Time 2.5 Hours
HDMI 1x HDMI Port
E-sata 1x eSATA Port
Numeric Keypad Yes
Warranty 12 Months Warranty - Direct with Lenovo
Battery Life 3-4 Hours (up to 4 hours with power management)
Weight 2-3 Kg (This Model 2.5 Kg)

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Original Poster

Intel® Core™ i5-2410M Dual Core (2.3GHz, Intel Sandy Bridge Architecture, 3MB Cache, Intel Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz) version with 750HDD aso avalible for £529.97.

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Edited by: "haritori" 26th Apr 2011

Probably asking too much, but a 1080 resolution would have been nice. Looks good for the cash though, if a little bulky.

Also not sure on the keyboard from looking at the pic.

Better deal than the ebuyer one for most people. £30 for Windows 7 and a better brand makes more sense than an extra 4GB RAM

Got my inlaws simlar spec lenovo and its horrible cheap feeling the keyboard is also round wrong way with FN and shift keys very frustrating.....

Hk

For a Corei3, 380M, you are looking at paying around £300.

For this sandy bridge, you are looking at paying £420.

The question is, is the (slight) extra speed, worth paying the extra £120?

Personally, I would much rather pay £300 and get the older generation Corei3. The extra £120 is too much for my liking.

Original Poster

hkphooey

Got my inlaws simlar spec lenovo and its horrible cheap feeling the … Got my inlaws simlar spec lenovo and its horrible cheap feeling the keyboard is also round wrong way with FN and shift keys very frustrating.....Hk



the reviews of this machine praise the keyboard and touch pad, infact the only downside seems to be the low res, i can live with that, as i am sure most can. and dont forget Lenovo was 2nd only to apple on build quality, not sure what mdoel you went for but you cant compare one model against another in terms of build feel and finish as all are different, it will be certainly a better build tahn an acer for this price, as with a aluminium back and keyboard area id say its pretty decent ill report back tomoz when mine arrives. also from the images i can see the shift and Fn are the correct(standard) way round.

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sunama

For a Corei3, 380M, you are looking at paying around £300.For this sandy … For a Corei3, 380M, you are looking at paying around £300.For this sandy bridge, you are looking at paying £420.The question is, is the (slight) extra speed, worth paying the extra £120?Personally, I would much rather pay £300 and get the older generation Corei3. The extra £120 is too much for my liking.



dont forget the Intel HD 3000 over the older gen HD 2000, which has been comapred to a 320m nvidia, also better battery life, cooler running and aparently after some searches sandy bridge uses EFI over Bios so hackingtosh this machine will be a breeze (in fact i think its been done sucesssfully )



Edited by: "haritori" 26th Apr 2011

sunama

For a Corei3, 380M, you are looking at paying around £300.For this sandy … For a Corei3, 380M, you are looking at paying around £300.For this sandy bridge, you are looking at paying £420.The question is, is the (slight) extra speed, worth paying the extra £120?Personally, I would much rather pay £300 and get the older generation Corei3. The extra £120 is too much for my liking.


I'm after a laptop like this but don't need the latest processor. Could you point me towards a decent £300 machine that has similar features to this one outside of the processor?

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ChocolateTV

I'm after a laptop like this but don't need the latest processor. Could … I'm after a laptop like this but don't need the latest processor. Could you point me towards a decent £300 machine that has similar features to this one outside of the processor?



what features do you mean?

saveonlaptops.co.uk/eMa…tml

is £280.00 and decent spec.

Thanks. Am after a larger HDD and more RAM. I know RAM can be upgraded easily and HDD less so. Really want 250GB as absolute minimum (prefereably more) and 4gb RAM. Once you add these the price gets closer to the lenovo? Any other offers you're aware of?

I've got my eye on the Toshiba.

Toshiba, along with Asus are apparently top when it comes to reliability.

saveonlaptops.co.uk/Tos…tml

£330, core i3.

"The new Sandy Bridge i3 2 310 (comparable to a first gen i5 480m and better than i5 430/450m)"

No the Core i3-2310m is a bit slower than the older Core i3-370m and Core i5-430m.

notebookcheck.net/Mob…tml

Original Poster

brookheather

"The new Sandy Bridge i3 2 310 (comparable to a first gen i5 480m and … "The new Sandy Bridge i3 2 310 (comparable to a first gen i5 480m and better than i5 430/450m)"No the Core i3-2310m is a bit slower than the older Core i3-370m and Core i5-430m.http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Processors-Benchmarklist.2436.0.html



those test do not take into account the embedded Intel HD 3000 which is now on a 32nm die with access to the onboard cache and the better DDR3 controller and various other factors, in real world comprisons it is actually a better CPU than those you mentioned, as such it is comparble to the 1st gen i5 480m a little slower.
Edited by: "haritori" 26th Apr 2011

But is it worth paying an extra £100, over a laptop which has the Core i3, 380M?

Original Poster

clarkerm

Is the RAM upgradable on this one? … Is the RAM upgradable on this one? http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Toshiba_Satellite_C660-1E2_1044806.html



i would imagine so, as usually come with two so-dimm slots and 1 2gb dimm inserted.
Edited by: "haritori" 27th Apr 2011

clarkerm

Is the RAM upgradable on this one? … Is the RAM upgradable on this one? http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Toshiba_Satellite_C660-1E2_1044806.html



Maximum internal memory 8 GB

CaptainSpaulding

Maximum internal memory 8 GB



Thanks a lot.
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