Current Best Ryzen 4500U/4700U Envy x360/Flex 5 14 Deals (Starting from $786.59, YMMV)
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- June 30, 2020
HP ENVY x360 13.3" Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop - Nightfall Black (AMD Ryzen 5 4500U/256GB SSD/8GB RAM/Windows 10)
$899.99 (Save $150 off $1049.99) - Free Shipping, says it will be delivered on June 30. It is also in stock in most BestBuy locations and can be reserved for pickup. Sale ends June 18.
https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/hp ... 0/14538550
- This is a very high quality model according to the user reviews and comparisons I've seen. It's only shortcoming is that it's performance is a slightly less compared to other 4500U laptops because it has a lower TDP limit or less robust cooling. Comes with Bluetooth 5.0, and wifi 6, the Flex models below do not.
*Also saw a deal posted for this same model and price at costco but I get product not found when I try to view that deal.
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14" Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop - Platinum Grey (AMD Ryzen 5 4500U/256GB SSD/8GB RAM/Windows 10)
$899.99 (+8% Rakuten Cashback, that's $828 after cashback, potentially $786.59 if you're eligible for a 5% discount*) - Free Shipping, ships in 1-3 business days.
https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/laptops/id ... 81X20007US
- I don't think this deal is as good as the x360 deal without cashback, but it is cheaper on the Lenovo site than other places. With Rakuten 8% cashback this is a $72 cheaper deal. Good quality laptop but not as good as the x360. Has a good keyboard, and better performance/cooling than the x360, this is the only area it's significantly better in.
*Students/Teachers/Miltary/Responders get to benefit from a 5% discount as well. $899.99-5% is $854.99, after 8% cashback too it's $786.59, making this potentially a very good deal for some of us. This is basically 12.6% off.
The 4500U is faster in almost all common use-cases than ANYTHING Intel has to offer in the ultrabook space, and even some of their higher TDP offerings which is why I think it's safe to say a 4500U laptop is way more than fast enough for most things. I suggest getting a 4500U laptop if you see a deal you like to get the best bang out of your buck. With that said.. the 4700U model of the Flex 5 is also available for not much more, and offers a significant enough performance bump to justify the cost if your use-case benefits from it (I don't think it will for most of us if we're being real, but I don't blame anyone if they spend more for this anyways because I did too). Also saw a deal posted here not long ago with the 4700U version of the x360 on sale at Costco for $1099.99 but I get product not found when I try to view the deal.
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14" Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop - Graphite Grey (AMD Ryzen 5 4700U/256GB SSD/8GB RAM/Windows 10)
$1,029.99 ($956.79 after 8% Rakuten Cashback, $908.95 if you get the 5% discount* as well)
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14" Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop - Graphite Grey (AMD Ryzen 5 4700U/512GB SSD/8GB RAM/Windows 10)
$1,079.99 ($993.59 after 8% Rakuten Cashback, $943.91 if you get the 5% discount* as well)
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14" Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop - Graphite Grey w/ FRENCH KEYBOARD (AMD Ryzen 5 4700U/512GB SSD/8GB RAM/Windows 10)
$1,079.99 (See above, same thing, just comes with French keyboard instead of US English)
https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/laptops/id ... 8IPF501453
- When you consider the Rakuten cashback here these start to look like really good deals, only $56.80 more than the 4500U x360 deal to get an upgrade to the 4700U in the Flex 5, $93.60 if you want to double your storage too.
*This starts to look like an EVEN better deal if you're a Teacher, Student, Responder, or Military because of that 5% discount. You would be looking at only $8.96 more for the 4700U upgrade and $43.92 to double your storage too.. Again, this is basically 12.6% off.
PS - None of these prices include taxes. Warranty upgrades/extensions and other add-ons from Lenovo also get discounted/cashback as well I believe. Rakuten's 8% Lenovo Canada cashback offer looks like it expires 06/30/2020, but don't quote me on this. Lenovo also allows financing with brightpay, no "interest" but you pay a flat $5 fee for every month ($30 more for 6 month, and $60 more for 12 month financing).
EDIT: Some RAM info since some people were curious. These are 8GB soldered, dual channel. They can't be upgraded, but they aren't single channel.
I was initially put off by there not being any 16gb models being available at a good price, (it's $999.99 for 4500U with 16gb, and a couple hundred bucks more to get it with a 4700U almost from what I saw), but after doing some research I learned that the difference between 8gb and 16gb in these APU type cpus do not make a big difference if any at all in most tasks, including gaming.
Obviously this will change in the future as memory requirements go up, so I suggest waiting for the 16gb models to go on sale if you want to future proof. If any of you ordered or want to order the 8gb model dont feel too apprehensive in doing so, you'll be fine with 8gb unless you work with extremely memory hungry applications often (insert chrome joke here).
EDIT 2: Adding an Envy x360 deal here from staples.
HP ENVY x360 15.6" Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop (AMD Ryzen 5 4700U/512GB SSD/8GB RAM/Windows 10)
$1049.99 (Save $100 off $1149.99) - Free Shipping, says it will be delivered on June 23-July 3. Not available in any stores. Sale ends June 21.
https://www.staples.ca/products/2979848 ... ws-10-home
- Reviews lead me to believe that the 13.3in version is better designed and quality, but that the 15in version has better thermal performance. Ram is upgradable in this one at least. The 13in model also has a better screen than this one.
Also adding possible way to get the $1079.99 Ryzen 5 4700U/512GB SSD/8GB RAM model Lenovo Flex 5 for only $899.00 ($827.08 after Rakuten cashback). YMMV.
1. Contact Lenovo support by live chat, ask to price match the above mentioned model after telling them you've found a better deal for a similar model.
2. When they ask for a link, send them the acer swift deal on amazon for $899 (look here).
3. If you get lucky, they will approve the price match cause they have similar specs. Just convert the quote to an order once you get the discounted quote.