No worries. I'd been using ThinkPads for a while at work and appreciated their attention to detail over flashy looks. I was quite jammy with what my TP ended up costing me. Long story short, I bought their very first but problematic S1 Yoga, and after how many on-site engineer visits raised enough of a complaint that Lenovo allowed me to swap it out for their X1 Yoga when the S1 was relegated to the failed product category as their first attempt at designing a 2in1. To date I've changed 3 things on the X1. Only one was due to a failure; the cooling fan's bearings which went noisy after three years. Luck of the draw I guess, but quickly sorted for about £35 for a new heatsink/fan online. Gave me the chance to upgrade the thermal compound from stock gloop to Artic's MX-4 for about £5 - which has made the CPU perform more efficient thermally, with less CPU throttling and also quieter running. Something I don't need to worry about for 7 years Arctic claim is an advantage of their compound's stability. It's been over 3 years since I swapped the fan and it's still working well. Only things I've changed to keep up with the pace of worthwhile progress is a new NVMe drive for a faster and larger Samsung 970Pro which made the machine fly better than new. <£200 Also swapped out the original WiFi/Bluetooth card for a more up to date Intel AC8265 card to take advantage of MU-MIMO WiFi's better coverage and speeds <£25 So, do your research and don't be afraid to get a previous gen machine. Sometimes they're just better. Quite handy to understand some of the foibles of laptop models Lisa of mobiletechreview.com continues to review new laptops on her YouTube channel youtube.com/user/MobileTechReview Good starting point to help you along your choice of laptop.
Processor is a celeron N3050. It scores a lowly 1189 on benchmark. Just a bit slower than my yoga 300. Personally think this is over priced as I paid £104 for my yoga which came with a 12 months Argos warranty. The 8gb RAM and see will help and putting an SSD in my yoga improved the performance massively. These are fine for watching videos and surfing but I would be putting my £143.99 towards something better. It's a £100 laptop in my opinion. £100 would easily by my yoga if I was selling, totally refurbished my me which basically means it's been reset and possibly blown out with compressed air.
I’d go a used T440p off eBay for a tiny bit more than this price
That ones a Thinkbook not a Thinkpad, thankfully
Looks like you missed this on Saturday, not the yoga 6. It was £469 with offer code. https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-133-fullhd-ips-300nits8gb256gb-ssdbacklit-laptops-from-ps389-delivered-at-lenovo-3724371?page=10#comment-44719942
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Still running an i3/8Gb M73 with 250Gb ssd, at *some* point I'll update it, but it's handled everything I'm throwing at it just now - perhaps in another four or five years time? Nice PCs though - and although they *do* have fans, you can scarcely year them unless you're *really* pushing the processor
Nope. Updates still an issue. But I have an i3 one of these running Mac OS. Was a bit difficult to get it working but I am a novice. Works ok but daily have to dismiss the update pop up top right corner.
Look at the picture in the post.(I have copied and pasted it below as well) The big thing top right is a fan
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You are right, although it will always be difficult for most people to know which if any of them are in some way financially encouraged to give a positive review. Having said that it's a good place to start and if you check out two or three sites and they all give good reviews then you lower the risk.
I use bitdefender and get my license key via email from ebay sales. Just find a seller who has been doing it for a long time and pick the cheapest. The National Cyber Security Centre has some information ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/what-is-an-antivirus-product I agree with the person who said you do not really need it for phones, provided you do not download apps from dubious (not official) sources and provided you dont click on links in sms or emails. Of course some zero day could come out and spread like wildfire and AV may (with heuristics) stop it ...
Note that I had to check out using a fee-free card in USD to get this price, if you set it to £, for me at least, it goes up to £25.
Luckily there are a number of websites that test AV applications for effectiveness against actual threats using a well documented methodology, so we don't just have to rely on the opinion of a random selection of internet users.
User reviews can be useful for common noticeable problems, but very few users will have the will, let alone the ability to test the effectiveness of security software.
You sort of can consolidate the storage, it is still 1tb per account but if you sign up a second account and share a folder with your main account you can then add this folder to your main drive. This then appears in the one drive sync tool and you can treat it as a normal folder. I do this with all my photos and save them on another account :)
Does look like the cheapest it's been with the 15 months so £3.06/ month for Office apps and 6TB of storage. Annoying that you can't centrally allocate the storage still but well worth it. With the upcoming Google photos changes this is certainly looking like one of the cheapest ways of getting plenty of centralised storage
Thank you, great deal! Purchased one set to add to my subscription
Still showing as £45.99 here too, thanks for posting @britax132 good price. :3
Anyone know where to find a legit lifetime office license (Mac) at a reasonable price? Thanks!
Awww, I thought this was going to show how to lay my decking. ;(
That would have been a very poor Tier 2 if it was just Cultist Simulator and Neoverse in there. They're gearing people towards buying the top tier much more these days anyway, but that would have been a little too obvious. At the moment it's £7.08 for tier 2 and £8.65 for tier 3, so you're only paying about 40p extra each for Thea 2, Neoverse, Fantasy General 2 and Imperator: Rome. You'd have to have zero interest in all 4 games not to go for tier 3 over tier 2.
How strange that Neoverse is tier 3 yet Steamworld Quest is tier 2. Nonetheless some good games here, tier 2 is a good price for Gilgamech alone
If you want more people to see this deal then it probably should go under Gaming rather than Electronics>Software.
Very good price. I am still using an i3-6th with 12gb ram plus SSD and it is pretty quick. Of course basic things but it is enough for majority of people
6th gen chips are still great buys as they are very similar to everything up to 10th gen with slightly lower clockspeeds and dual-core not quad, but that's ok at this level. Certainly not a bad price for £150 and the RAM upgrade is cheap and easy.
I also agree this is decent for the price. Still use my i3 6th gen 4gb ram, more often than my i5 8th gen 8gb ram and I can do most with it. I guess it depends of the condition you get it, but this is not bad. Hot!
It may be a few years old, but it's definitely worth £150. Decent spec and comes with 3 months warranty. Good deal
just scan though last comments as since this ones been alive its been quite mad. You defo DO NOT wanna follow the advice on this one for ur lad, this one is aimed at the higher spec user that full 8core count and then boosting the GPU laters for that higher GPU range and using higher parts but using the "competive RTX3060" in the intrim... because there is quite some marginal gap atm from an RTX3060 -> RTX3070 on builds like this.... when RTX3060 were high and RTX3070 were ok.... that gap= short then yes!.... but £400 its abit of wtf.... u paying twice for an rtx3060 to get a RTX3070..... ill tag u on the post u need to be on, n talk further
Thanks for your help, no prebuilt. Also you told me on Sunday about a deal on Palicomp AMD Ryzen 5 5600x Gamestar Kamikaze PC, it’s gone up in price now )£1410, so I wondered if there was a better deal on an equivalent pc? I haven’t a clue lol. Thanks
is this via a prebuilt or self build? the B550M-A WIFI is a nice board but if u are a self builder the cost on the MATX VDH by MSI is a little more appealing.
Hi mate, That's correct, it has wifi6 / bt5.1
Probably a stupid question but as a newbie I got to ask. If a motherboard is a ASUS prime b550m-A wifi. Does that mean I don’t need a dongle? Thanks
Anyone with a cloud subscription didn’t lose data. Wasn’t it only the people that used the free version of the app where nothing is in the cloud that lost data?
How they lost people’s data and presets last August was a joke, there is absolutely no excuse other than total incompetence, if you’re hosting data in this way, it should at be a minimum of five 9’s durability. It will take a long time and a much lower entry point for me to move from LightRoom on the PC to Adobe CC.
Cheaper to sign up in Hong Kong and pay in HKD as it works out about £6.20 a month. I've used this for years now Creative Cloud pricing and membership plans | Adobe Creative Cloud
The real kicker is that Norton IS a virus itself! Stay clear, folks.
What’s the difference between this and Norton Deluxe ive just got the office 365 bundled with Norton Deluxe. Looked into it a fair but and there were more folks saying it is a decent antivirus. I remember using it on and off from ‘99 to 2004 and uninstalling it every time because it slowed the system down from using too many resources. Plenty of folks saying that isn’t the case now
I installed Norton once. Uninstalled it the same day. I use free Bitdefender. No probs.
What is the difference between the one posted and Lenovo 500 FHD Webcam | Webcams | Part number : 4XC0V13599 | Lenovo UK? Part numbers are different for both but they look exactly similar just the one in link is expensive.
Quite ridiculous that it doesn't have a mic
So is the picture quality decent on this? I have an old hd lifecam and the picture is awful.
I was going to order one of these. But I checked the reviews on Lenovo’s own website, and a lot of the reviews say that the image quality is really poor, so I think I’ll pass on this one. Shame, as it’s a good price. I could also do with a decent light to go round my webcam. I sit next to a window, and one side of my face always looks completely white compared to the other. I tried a couple of lights, but neither of them really worked very well. Does anybody have any recommendations for a good light to go round a webcam on top of an external monitor?
Got one, impressed by the video quality for the price. I would highly recommend buying an LED ring light too, which made a world of difference to the video quality for me, as most budget webcams struggle with poor or excessive light. Only annoying thing is you of course have to slide open the privacy cover to use Windows hello XD