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[Lenovo Canada] Lenovo Annual Sale: HOT! Lenovo Ideapad 730s whiskey lake i5-8265U/FHD/8G/128G/1.1kg $746.29 from Lenovo EPP

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warmdeals wrote:
Mar 16th, 2019 12:40 pm
The key difference is the ability to use it as a touch-screen/tablet. Also depends on if you will need any special software for your work that depends on (or works better) with a touch screen.
Just to add to the discussion, the Yoga 730 has both usb-c ports on the left side, and has a usb A port on the right. While the 730s only has usb c ports. Personally, I find the usb A port extremely important for connecting to keyboard/mouse, thumb drive, phone charging, etc. without carrying a dongle.
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toyboof wrote:
Mar 16th, 2019 3:17 pm
Just to add to the discussion, the Yoga 730 has both usb-c ports on the left side, and has a usb A port on the right. While the 730s only has usb c ports. Personally, I find the usb A port extremely important for connecting to keyboard/mouse, thumb drive, phone charging, etc. without carrying a dongle.
Very true. Bluetooth mouse/keyboard can help here.
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“81JB0008US: i7-8565U Processor with 512GB Solid State Drive and 16 GB LPDDR3 is $964.45 but Out of Stock !”

Dangit, that one would have been very promising as the budget rendering (Maya and Zbrush) school laptop I’m looking for. 8GB just isn’t enough for those tools. Need 16GB ram, solid CPU and a solid GPU.

Anyone got any alternatives come to mind? I’d consider a desktop too. Budget is around $1000 before tax, (incl monitor if a desktop). My plan B is to build a Ryzen 7 desktop myself (college provides Windows and software).
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postingaway wrote:
Mar 16th, 2019 12:30 pm
Looking for some advice on the IdeaPad 730s vs Yoga 730. I'm a student right now but I'll be a physiotherapist in a bit under a year.
Main differences between those 2:

Ideapad 730s
4 cell Li-polymer 42Wh
DDR3 2400Mhz
Non touchscreen

Yoga 730
4 Cell Li-Polymer 48Wh
DDR4 2400Mhz
Touchscreen
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fortesquieu wrote:
Mar 16th, 2019 5:02 pm
Main differences between those 2:

Ideapad 730s
4 cell Li-polymer 42Wh
DDR3 2400Mhz
Non touchscreen

Yoga 730
4 Cell Li-Polymer 48Wh
DDR4 2400Mhz
Touchscreen
Also Yoga 730 a bit heavier and thicker due to the hinge design for 360 degree screen rotation.
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thelasthunter wrote:
Mar 16th, 2019 12:43 pm
Not good enough to make me switch from my 2.45lb Zenbook 13". Still waiting on Thinkpad X1 sale. Looking for killer 14" screen and keyboard under 2.5lbs.
How often does x1 goes on sale?
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vipjn wrote:
Mar 17th, 2019 2:12 am
How often does x1 goes on sale?
Good question. My guess not too often. That is fine for me because I really like my Zenbook 13" that I got from Costco for $700. It's not perfect (avg screen, keyboard freezing issue on an odd occasion) but it's extremely light and the battery lasts for long..great for school. So I can wait awhile for the upgrade.
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DanH4558 wrote:
Mar 16th, 2019 8:25 pm
How does this compare to the ASUS Zenbook UX333FA?
I personally like the Zenbook line better because I owned a UX430. The UX333FA and this 730s should have similar performance due to they are from the same competing generation and uses the same processors. However here are a few differences in connectivity to watch out for:

UX330FA:
Has two USB type A ports. One of them is 3.1 gen 1 and the other is 2.0 (if this is important to you, no dongle needed)
Only one USB-C port and it is 3.1 gen 2 only, no Thunderbolt
Built-in micro SD card reader
Built-in full size HDMI port
Charges through barrel type charger, meaning not occupying the USB-C port while charging so you can use the port for peripheral

730s:
Has no USB type A port (must carry dongle at all time just in case)
Has three USB-C ports in total. One of them is 3.1 gen 1 only, while the other two are 3.1 gen 2 with Thunderbolt
No built-in SD card reader of any size, must use type C card reader or through dongle/type A card reader
No build-in HDMI port of any type. Must add dongle if you dual monitors or want to hook up to TV
Charges through USB-C. Takes away one USB-C port while charging unless you use a Power Delivery pass-through dongle
Dongle not included, must buy one at extra expense

If Thunderbolt is important to you and you don't mind carrying dongle or using dongle in general. I say the 730s is a better buy.
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How does this model from Costco compare? Specs seem similar. Just brand preferencs?
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mfu1026 wrote:
Mar 17th, 2019 1:45 pm
How does this model from Costco compare? Specs seem similar. Just brand preferencs?
- Screen on the Acer is very, very dim based on the reviews I've read. We're talking ~220 nits compared to the ~330 of the 730s.
- Acer is a pound heavier than the 730s
- Acer has a previous-gen Kaby Lake processor
- Acer has a bigger battery at 48 Whr
- Different ports. Acer has several Type-A USB, 1 Type-C, and an HDMI. The 730s has 3 Type-C ports, two of which support Thunderbolt 3
- The 730s has a superior SSD. It has a Samsung PM851 vs an Intel 600p in the Acer. The Samsung benchmarks much faster than the 600p.

In my opinion, the screen alone makes the Lenovo worth the premium over the Acer.
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I've been checking the Lenovo site- so many are all in same sort of price zone, the 730s, the Flex 14, Flex 15.... and when I compare specs, all have i5 (8250 or 8265) SSD storage, 8GB memory, same warranty etc. So how would one choose??? (Also they seem to have some decent deals on some extended warranty, accessories and photoshop too ) I know people compare to Black Friday and other old prices, but that won't help me, I need one sooner than the fall :)
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GollyMolly wrote:
Mar 17th, 2019 4:10 pm
I've been checking the Lenovo site- so many are all in same sort of price zone, the 730s, the Flex 14, Flex 15.... and when I compare specs, all have i5 (8250 or 8265) SSD storage, 8GB memory, same warranty etc. So how would one choose??? (Also they seem to have some decent deals on some extended warranty, accessories and photoshop too ) I know people compare to Black Friday and other old prices, but that won't help me, I need one sooner than the fall :)
The "S" denotation in The 730S means it's a standard clamp shell style laptop. The screen can be flipped opened to usually no more than 180 degrees. It's not meant to be used as a tablet. Although if you get a touchscreen version, it can be operated using the touchscreen.

The Flex series are 2 in 1. I believe they always come with a touchscreen and can be used as a tablet. The keyboard can be flipped way passed 180 degrees towards the back side of the keyboard. For the 15" model, when the screen is flipped to the max angle, the keyboard side can be placed on a surface facing down, then use only the touchscreen to operate the laptop. It's awkward and I don't see it being useful. For the 14" model, the screen can be flipped all the way touching the back side of the keyboard, then you can hold the entire laptop as if it's a 14" tablet.

Choose base on how you intend to operate the laptop. If the tablet mode of the Flex 14 is important to you, then the 730S is probably not for you.

Edit: Fixed spelling mistake
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