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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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I like everything except for the fact the ports are very limited. The USB - C dock sells for $220...

I'll have to pass on this one. Keep them coming though!
Don't forget to goo your attic!
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AtticGoo wrote:
Mar 17th, 2019 8:39 pm
I like everything except for the fact the ports are very limited. The USB - C dock sells for $220...

I'll have to pass on this one. Keep them coming though!
How so?

$64.99 https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07BFWHPBG/?co ... _lig_dp_it

$72.99 https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07GZJK5V5/?co ... _lig_dp_it

Could be lower if you wait for lightning deal.
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Jan 5, 2018
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Toronto, ON
AstonM wrote:
Mar 17th, 2019 8:30 pm
RMN8OFF for an extra 8% off on regular site

844.99 - 67.60 = 777.39 * 1.13 = 878.45 - 62.19 (ebates on pretax amount) = $816.26
Thanks OP and the original poster for the ebates route. I pulled the trigger for this one.

It is a pretty great laptop for the price, performance, and weight. Anybody looking for an overview and still on the fence watch this


A few thoughts before making the decision:

- As highlighted by several RFDer's on the previous posts, It is ideal for someone who doesn't mind carrying and plugging a type C dongle. So The list of its pros, heavily outweigh its one con.
- The Thunderbolt (PCIE x4) is just a bonus, hookup an e-GPU and you have an ultraportable gaming rig.
- The difference in performance between the i5 and i7 model is insignificant as both of them are quad-core and the core & boost clocks are the only minor bumps. So the price vs performance sweet spot is the i5 model. (https://www.ultrabookreview.com/23976-i ... enchmarks/)
- It has some amazing thermals.
- The RAM is soldered so be mindful before choosing the right model.
- The hard disk, on the other hand, is user replaceable. So for the price of 256GB, one can buy an external 500GB (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07GBK ... YIK6Y9EEQB)
- Lastly, its most prominent highlight, it weighs just 1.1Kg (2.43lbs)! Otherwise, one can get much better performance for a significantly lower price. (walmart-lenovo-ideapad-i5-8300h-1-tb-8g ... p-2269624/ )

Hope it helps.
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kewldudex wrote:
Mar 18th, 2019 1:26 am
Thanks OP and the original poster for the ebates route. I pulled the trigger for this one.

It is a pretty great laptop for the price, performance, and weight. Anybody looking for an overview and still on the fence watch this


A few thoughts before making the decision:

- As highlighted by several RFDer's on the previous posts, It is ideal for someone who doesn't mind carrying and plugging a type C dongle. So The list of its pros, heavily outweigh its one con.
- The Thunderbolt (PCIE x4) is just a bonus, hookup an e-GPU and you have an ultraportable gaming rig.
- The difference in performance between the i5 and i7 model is insignificant as both of them are quad-core and the core & boost clocks are the only minor bumps. So the price vs performance sweet spot is the i5 model. (https://www.ultrabookreview.com/23976-i ... enchmarks/)
- It has some amazing thermals.
- The RAM is soldered so be mindful before choosing the right model.
- The hard disk, on the other hand, is user replaceable. So for the price of 256GB, one can buy an external 500GB (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07GBK ... YIK6Y9EEQB)
- Lastly, its most prominent highlight, it weighs just 1.1Kg (2.43lbs)! Otherwise, one can get much better performance for a significantly lower price. (walmart-lenovo-ideapad-i5-8300h-1-tb-8g ... p-2269624/ )

Hope it helps.
This is a good laptop but no dedicates graphics card kinda kills the deal
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Lemig0s wrote:
Mar 18th, 2019 3:23 am
This is a good laptop but no dedicates graphics card kinda kills the deal
Which laptop in this price point that has everything plus a dedicated GPU?
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Lemig0s wrote:
Mar 18th, 2019 3:23 am
This is a good laptop but no dedicates graphics card kinda kills the deal
It has a thunderbolt port so you can plug in an e-GPU and game all you want! Plus it is future proof, for ex right now You can put a GTX 1660 for 1080p60fps+ gaming. And a couple of years later put a newer faster card, rather than ditching the whole laptop.

For this lightweight and price you won't get a better deal.
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i am 50% potentially in need of a work laptop in 2 months. since i am not 100%, but i do not want to miss all these laptop deals now, is costco the only store that will do refund on computer for 90 days? i dont suppose dell.ca or lenovo do, correct?

currently costco.ca is putting this on clearance, $499.97, 2 year warranty, 90 day return. I am seeking opinion about this machine....keep in mind my requirement that it 50% may need to be returned, costco's 2 year warranty in comparison to dell/lenovo, and this is for work productivity only, not graphic work. personally i would like 14 or 13" but not available.

15.6"
Processor and Memory:
8th Generation Intel® Core™ i3-8130U
6 GB DDR4 RAM

Drives:
1TB HDD
No optical drive
4-in-1 card reader

Display and Video Graphics:
15.6 in. HD (1366 x 768)
Intel® UHD graphics 620

Communication:
Wi-Fi 802.11 ac + Bluetooth® 4.1

Ports:
2 x USB 3.0
1 x USB-C
1 x HDMI™
1 x audio jack

Operating System:
Microsoft® Windows® 10 Home

Specifications:
Dimensions (W x D x H): 35.6 cm x 24.2 cm x 1.9 cm (14.0 in. x 9.5 in. x 0.8 in.)
Weight (approximate): 1.8 kg (3.9 lb.) [is that average?]

Model: 81F5001RUS
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Jan 3, 2019
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I bought this as part of a similar deal around 2-3 months ago (i7 cpu/16G ram/512G ssd). Here are my impressions:
- great display for the price and watching vids
- decent speakers that are directed downwards, so most of the time I find myself increasing vol
- bad battery life IMO (be prepared to take charger places). I didn't measure but my estimate is about 4hrs and even less for more intense computing
- fans kick in quickly for cpu intensive tasks but for other tasks too sometimes. Not that annoying if you have headphones (I upgraded BIOS right after buying but didnt help much)
- pretty lightweight which is great, but need two hands to open lid (used to mac haha)
- I played Quake Champions on it and it ran at 40ish fps FWIW (Im sure eGPU will help here).
- very fast SSD so shutdown/start are snappy and file transfers are good too. I dont really have a lot of programs installed though
- touchpad was great until it stopped working 2 weeks ago (using BT mouse). I've tried reinstalling win 10 and drivers but no luck. Gotta contact support
- fingerprint sensor has been working fine. Webcam is okay. Been using my samsung s9s usb-c to usb-a dongle to connect mice, usb sticks etc.
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Jan 4, 2013
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Sweet thanks picked up the lower of the 4 as it'll for my needs most likely. Ended up using the one guys Ebates one and after ebates it was just over $700. MacBook motherboard is dead right now until I get it fixed so this will work for us.
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bestknightmare wrote:
Mar 18th, 2019 7:39 am
i am 50% potentially in need of a work laptop in 2 months.

Display and Video Graphics:
15.6 in. HD (1366 x 768)

Model: 81F5001RUS
Work laptop especially not even 1080p in 2019.

This ain't it, chief.


For real though, I see on Amazon it lists:
Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Max Screen Resolution: 1366 x 768

So may have to confirm what the rez actually is.
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Aug 17, 2006
434 posts
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Richmond, BC
bestknightmare wrote:
Mar 18th, 2019 7:39 am
i am 50% potentially in need of a work laptop in 2 months. since i am not 100%, but i do not want to miss all these laptop deals now, is costco the only store that will do refund on computer for 90 days? i dont suppose dell.ca or lenovo do, correct?

currently costco.ca is putting this on clearance, $499.97, 2 year warranty, 90 day return. I am seeking opinion about this machine....keep in mind my requirement that it 50% may need to be returned, costco's 2 year warranty in comparison to dell/lenovo, and this is for work productivity only, not graphic work. personally i would like 14 or 13" but not available.

15.6"
Processor and Memory:
8th Generation Intel® Core™ i3-8130U
6 GB DDR4 RAM

Drives:
1TB HDD
No optical drive
4-in-1 card reader

Display and Video Graphics:
15.6 in. HD (1366 x 768)
Intel® UHD graphics 620

Communication:
Wi-Fi 802.11 ac + Bluetooth® 4.1

Ports:
2 x USB 3.0
1 x USB-C
1 x HDMI™
1 x audio jack

Operating System:
Microsoft® Windows® 10 Home

Specifications:
Dimensions (W x D x H): 35.6 cm x 24.2 cm x 1.9 cm (14.0 in. x 9.5 in. x 0.8 in.)
Weight (approximate): 1.8 kg (3.9 lb.) [is that average?]

Model: 81F5001RUS
This is regular laptop, NOT Ultrabook. Stop comparing apple to orange.

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