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[Lenovo] $650 Lenovo Ideapad 5 (14) Ryzen 4500U, 8gb RAM, 256gb SSD

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$650 Lenovo Ideapad 5 (14) Ryzen 4500U, 8gb RAM, 256gb SSD

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This deal is back as part of the Victoria Day sale.

Don't forget Rakuten for 8% cashback!

I'll leave it others to discuss the impacts of this processor and post reviews, but wanted to get the deal up before it's sold out :)

https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/laptops/id ... 81YM0000US
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Already OOS. I thought these might be USD prices, but no, it was $479 in the US store:

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I was waiting for the restock for 2 weeks now.. Was this a dud or an actual restock? anyone else manage to actually check out the backlit english version?
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kzwl18 wrote: I was waiting for the restock for 2 weeks now.. Was this a dud or an actual restock? anyone else manage to actually check out the backlit english version?
I was able to order one, but it certainly did sell out quick.
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Apr 25, 2019
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Just snagged one before looking at this thread. It still says that it in stock.
Got it from the Lenovo SMB site for $643.49 + 10% Rakuten cash back.

edit: ok OOS now, I guess waking up early on a holiday has its benefits
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redflagdealsguy wrote: SODIMM upgradeable?
No but 8GB DDR4@3200 combo-ed with PCI-e 3.0 4x SSD, I dont think you need to upgrade the RAM
plus the processor is very very fast.
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Judging by the amount of viewers on this thread, and how quickly this sale sold out, I assume there are a ton of people waiting for a great laptop deal right now. I've been checking RFD obsessively for the last 3 weeks for a deal like this, but there's barely anything other than this sold out laptop! Damnit!
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misteryoda wrote: No but 8GB DDR4@3200 combo-ed with PCI-e 3.0 4x SSD, I dont think you need to upgrade the RAM
plus the processor is very very fast.
It depends on the use case. A very fast CPU does not make up for a paltry 8GB allotment.

SSDs are no replacement for RAM.

These are desktop replacements for some folks.
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monny1 wrote: Judging by the amount of viewers on this thread, and how quickly this sale sold out, I assume there are a ton of people waiting for a great laptop deal right now. I've been checking RFD obsessively for the last 3 weeks for a deal like this, but there's barely anything other than this sold out laptop! Damnit!
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say majority of the people who saw this and purchased it are lurkers/guests.
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misteryoda wrote: No but 8GB DDR4@3200 combo-ed with PCI-e 3.0 4x SSD, I dont think you need to upgrade the RAM
plus the processor is very very fast.
2.1GB is locked out by the processor GPU. You get what's left. Having no memory upgrade path from 6GB is a little dicey IMO.
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I went for a quick bike ride and missed out on the deal, so much for focusing on my health lol. Having had a bad experience with the Asus TUF 15", this would have been perfect, especially for the price.
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Xombie37 wrote: I found this one, but can’t seem to purchase it. It has the same processor, and the price is solid. Still just the 8GB RAM though.

https://www.acer.com/ac/en/CA/content/m ... .HW8AA.001
You should the Swift 3 instead. It has an metal body.

It has an 8 core 4700U, but RAM is not upgradeable and non-touchscreen. Some reviewers say build quality on even this one is bad.
Gtaphotog wrote: I'm going to go out on a limb here and say majority of the people who saw this and purchased it are lurkers/guests.
monny1 wrote: Judging by the amount of viewers on this thread, and how quickly this sale sold out, I assume there are a ton of people waiting for a great laptop deal right now. I've been checking RFD obsessively for the last 3 weeks for a deal like this, but there's barely anything other than this sold out laptop! Damnit!
It was listed for $480USD on the US site. Probably Slickdeals linked to it, too, and they shared the same amount of stock with the Canadian store.
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If anyone gets Lenovo to price protect one of these bought a few weeks ago lemme know :p

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