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[VIsion Electronics] Lenovo Legion Y520 15.6" i5-7300HQ / 8GB RAM / 1TB HDD / GTX1050Ti / Windows 10 Gaming Laptop +backpack[$798]

[OP]
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Apr 28, 2009
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Lenovo Legion Y520 15.6" i5-7300HQ / 8GB RAM / 1TB HDD / GTX1050Ti / Windows 10 Gaming Laptop +backpack[$798]

Deal Link:
Price:
$798
Savings:
$532 off
Expiry:
June 27, 2019
Retailer:
VIsion Electronics
Looks like a good deal to me. Feedback much appreciated!

Operating System Windows 10
Screen Size (Computers) 15.6"
Screen Type IPS
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 (Full HD / 1080p)
Touchscreen No
Processor # of Cores 04 - Quad-Core
Processor Type (Computers) Intel® Core™ i5-7300HQ
Processor Clock Speed (Computers) 2.50 GHz
Processor Max. Turbo Speed (Computers) 3.50 GHz
Cache (Computers) 6 MB
RAM / System Memory Size (Computers) 8 GB
RAM Type (Computers) DDR4
RAM Speed (Computers) Information Not Available
RAM Maximum Expandability (Computers) 32 GB
RAM - # of Slots (Computers) 2 Total
Storage Capacity 1TB SATA HDD
Graphics - Integrated (Computers) NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050Ti
Graphics - Dedicated (Computers) None
Graphics - Memory Size (Computers) 4 GB
Graphics - Memory Type (Computers) GDDR5
USB Port(s) 4 - USB 3.1 x1 (Type- C), USB 3.0 x2, USB 2.0 x1
DisplayPort Information Not Available
HDMI Output(s) 1
VGA Output Information Not Available
Microphone / Line Input 1
Headphone / Line Output(s) 1
Audio Type Dolby Audio™ Premium
Speakers 2W (x2)
Sensors Information Not Available
Camera/Webcam (Front Facing) Yes
Pointing Device(s) Touchpad / Backlit keyboard
Optical Drives (Computers) None
Memory Card Slot (Computers) 4-in-1 (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC)
Network Connectivity (Wired) 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi Capability 802.11ac
Bluetooth Capability Bluetooth 4.1
Battery Life (Computers) up to 4 hours
Battery Cells 3-Cell
Battery Capacity 45 Wh
Battery Type (Computers) Lithium-ion Polymer (Li-Po)
Software Included (Computers) McAfee LiveSafe (30 Day Trial), Microsoft Office 365 (30-day trial)
46 replies
Sr. Member
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Sep 7, 2014
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Gud Ol' Ontariuh Boy
Seems solid, no? Swap the HDD for SSD immediately.

Be hard pressed to find a laptop at this price with a GPU even in it, right?
Deal Addict
Jul 14, 2018
1665 posts
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Kitchener
Seems like a good deal to me, old CPU tho

5400 rpm HDD?! Does it have a M.2 slot?
Gaming: i5 4570, GTX 1070 8gb, 16GB RAM
Media: i5 6400, GTX 1070 8gb, 16GB RAM
Everyday: i5 6400, GTX 1060 6gb, 8GB RAM
Phone: iPhone 8
Jr. Member
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Aug 30, 2012
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Toronto
SDM had the same Y520 laptop promo before, but no backpack.
$899.99 and $269 back in points. 900x1.13-269=$748 taxes included, which is a much better deal.
Deal Addict
Jul 14, 2018
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Kitchener
cmcolor wrote:
Jun 19th, 2019 11:08 am
SDM had the same Y520 laptop promo before, but no backpack.
$899.99 and $269 back in points. 900x1.13-269=$748 taxes included, which is a much better deal.
Link to a cheap time machine? This is a good deal for people that need one now.
Gaming: i5 4570, GTX 1070 8gb, 16GB RAM
Media: i5 6400, GTX 1070 8gb, 16GB RAM
Everyday: i5 6400, GTX 1060 6gb, 8GB RAM
Phone: iPhone 8
Sr. Member
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Apr 23, 2011
774 posts
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Newcastle
Good deal OP. CPU is older but should be a perfect match for the 1050ti, good deal for a solid machine. Could use some upgrades for usability (SSD, RAM) but at that price could upgrade both and still be under $1000.
Member
Oct 24, 2017
209 posts
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So model number 80WK001LUS translates to to the Legion Y520-15IKBN.

Page 37 of the Hardware Maintenance Manual here confirms M.2.

I mean it's an impressive price for this. And if you're feeling nasty, you can Hackinstosh it here, giving you the best of both worlds really.
Deal Addict
Jul 11, 2008
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cmcolor wrote:
Jun 19th, 2019 11:08 am
SDM had the same Y520 laptop promo before, but no backpack.
$899.99 and $269 back in points. 900x1.13-269=$748 taxes included, which is a much better deal.
Haven't seen these recently at shoppers. Have you?
Member
Nov 17, 2014
484 posts
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QC
adilh53 wrote:
Jun 19th, 2019 11:22 am
Haven't seen these recently at shoppers. Have you?
Obviously you do not know the existence of time machines. Shame on you. :p
Member
Oct 24, 2017
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cmcolor wrote:
Jun 19th, 2019 11:29 am
I remember SDM just did the promo twice at the end of last year. During that period, Microsoft Store had a similar deal compared to Y520 laptop from SDM. microsoft-store-dell-g3-15-gaming-lapto ... 9-2250758/
I wanted to see if that Dell deal was still valid, and the G3 3579 here may be a better deal. It's $50 more, and while it shares the same GPU as the Lenovo, with the Dell you get an 8th gen CPU (vs. 7th with the Lenovo), and a RAM speed boost to 2666 MHz (vs. 2400 MHz on the Lenovo). You also get a TPM chip, so you can BitLock the drive and have the Recovery Keys stored on the TPM, and there is M.2 support. And as with the Lenovo, if you wanted macOS, you can do it.

You don't get the backpack, and it comes down to you tolerance for Dell / Microsoft vs. Lenovo, but for my money I think I'd spend the extra $50 and go with the Dell.
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Jan 28, 2010
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GTA
NowJoJo wrote:
Jun 19th, 2019 11:09 am
Link to a cheap time machine? This is a good deal for people that need one now.
What gave you the impression that RFD is for people that need a laptop at this very moment? I don't know why people keep using this "Time Machine" line nonsense. The point is if this deal happened once, it can happened again or be a better deal. Gives perspective to people that might want to wait for something equal or better.

Not this "DURR HURR TIME MACHINE CAN'T GET THAT DEAL WHY WOULD YOU POST THIS GTFO I LIVE IN THE HERE AND NOW CANT THINK 5MIN AHEAD".

/rant
Newbie
Feb 7, 2018
86 posts
268 upvotes
I had this laptop and just sold it couple days ago. It's just ok for that price and the screen is really bad like most low end gaming laptop. Install a M.2 ssd is a MUST for this system and don't expect you can play any big title smoothly with this guy. but it's should be enough for most regular online gaming or office work.
[OP]
Newbie
Apr 28, 2009
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canada5dollarbill wrote:
Jun 19th, 2019 11:45 am
I wanted to see if that Dell deal was still valid, and the G3 3579 here may be a better deal. It's $50 more, and while it shares the same GPU as the Lenovo, with the Dell you get an 8th gen CPU (vs. 7th with the Lenovo), and a RAM speed boost to 2666 MHz (vs. 2400 MHz on the Lenovo). You also get a TPM chip, so you can BitLock the drive and have the Recovery Keys stored on the TPM, and there is M.2 support. And as with the Lenovo, if you wanted macOS, you can do it.

You don't get the backpack, and it comes down to you tolerance for Dell / Microsoft vs. Lenovo, but for my money I think I'd spend the extra $50 and go with the Dell.
I dont know that much about computers but why would you want to use macOS? Im sure its better than Windows but arent most games made for Windows?
Jr. Member
Nov 20, 2017
165 posts
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NowJoJo wrote:
Jun 19th, 2019 11:09 am
Link to a cheap time machine? This is a good deal for people that need one now.
adilh53 wrote:
Jun 19th, 2019 11:22 am
Haven't seen these recently at shoppers. Have you?
To you folks I echo:
pm2gonzales wrote:
Jun 19th, 2019 11:46 am

The point is if this deal happened once, it can happened again or be a better deal. Gives perspective to people that might want to wait for something equal or better.

Not this "DURR HURR TIME MACHINE CAN'T GET THAT DEAL WHY WOULD YOU POST THIS GTFO I LIVE IN THE HERE AND NOW CANT THINK 5MIN AHEAD".

/rant
Somehow I thought this would be faster than replying on my own. It definitely wasn't.

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