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HOT - Thinkbook 14 and 15 AMD - 1080p IPS, Ryzen 4700u, 8GB Ram, 512GB SSD - $679

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[Lenovo Canada] HOT - Thinkbook 14 and 15 AMD - 1080p IPS, Ryzen 4700u, 8GB Ram, 512GB SSD - $679

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FAQ

- 2 RAM slots - one is soldered with existing 8GB stick, other is available and configurable with up to a 4/8/16/32GB SODIMM stick (40GB max RAM)

- Cashback/ebates/rekutan will not work since this is already through an affiliate link (VENNGO/Perkopolis)

- Screen is 250 nits with 45% NTSC coverage

- Aluminum build

- Standard Ports
• 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1
• 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Always On)
• 2x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (support data transfer, Power Delivery 3.0 and DisplayPort™ 1.4)
• 1x HDMI 1.4b
• 1x card reader
• 1x Ethernet (RJ-45)
• 1x headphone / microphone combo jack (3.5mm)

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Processor
AMD® Ryzen™ 7 4700U Processor (2.0 GHz, up to 4.10 GHz Max Boost, 8 Cores, 8 Threads, 8 MB Cache)

Operating System
Windows 10 Pro 64

Display Type
14.0” FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 250 nits

Memory
8 GB DDR4 3200MHz (Soldered)

Hard Drive
512 GB PCIe SSD

Warranty
1 year Depot or Carry-in

Graphics
Integrated AMD Radeon™ Graphics

Bluetooth
Bluetooth® 5.1

Camera
720p HD

Fingerprint Reader
Fingerprint Reader

Keyboard
Backlit - US English

Wireless
Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 802.11AX (2 x 2)

Colour is "Mineral Gray". Here is a picture of my 13 inch Thinkbook "Mineral Gray" for reference:

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References:

https://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PD ... E_Spec.pdf

https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mo ... n2_hmm.pdf
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i think rakuten has 10% today as well.
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I'm so sick of having to read- great laptop! But Display is terrible. when will lenovo just put better displays in things? I'd rather pay more for a better display. This isn't for me anyways, but still super annoying to be disapointed with either 8gb of ram no slot, or horribly color screen.

That an the lack of a "Custom" option on most their models nowadays. Or the customize option being way more money, despite being the most basic of the lot. At least give us the option to pick a better setup if we want.
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redflagdealsguy wrote: Based on the feedback, I'm recommending the Lenovo 14" (compared to other 14" units) if you can live without a numpad.

Value for money plus extraneous factors**, it's a winner.

Well done, OP & Co.
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redflagdealsguy wrote: I'm only really thinking the 14" is worthwhile. If you're asking me whether it's more attract than the Dell 14" which was recently OOS, I'd say you have a serious case. Of course, you lose the numpad with all 14" units, but that's to be expected.

On the Lenovo 15", I prefer the Dell Inspiron 15" on wholesale specs, and the price delta is minimal after discounts.

Is the Rakuten 10% Lenovo cashback applicable here? As that still leaves it in a similar ballpark pricewise (net all discounts comparing Dell).

So it comes back to the 14" unit for me, an intriguing option if the RAM is upgradeable.
Original Comments

Not bad. One SODIMM available. IPS 250, 4700U.

Should've been a Thinkpad, but this is decent.

Carry on.
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ryokoseigo wrote: I'm so sick of having to read- great laptop! But Display is terrible. when will lenovo just put better displays in things? I'd rather pay more for a better display. This isn't for me anyways, but still super annoying to be disapointed with either 8gb of ram no slot, or horribly color screen.
Performance wise there is very little difference between lower tier and higher tier models. providing poor displays is one of the few ways they can devalue their "budget" models.
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Geoff2 wrote: Performance wise there is very little difference between lower tier and higher tier models. providing poor displays is one of the few ways they can devalue their "budget" models.
Screen , ram , ssd that’s pretty much it .
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EthanMcL wrote: No it’s not.
You're right - just realized this is not a ThinkPad but a ThinkBook. Deceptive wording...
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ryokoseigo wrote: I'm so sick of having to read- great laptop! But Display is terrible. when will lenovo just put better displays in things? I'd rather pay more for a better display. This isn't for me anyways, but still super annoying to be disapointed with either 8gb of ram no slot, or horribly color screen.

That an the lack of a "Custom" option on most their models nowadays. Or the customize option being way more money, despite being the most basic of the lot. At least give us the option to pick a better setup if we want.
Agreed, I've been looking for 300nit ips touchscreen display with 16gb ram and Ryzen 4000 series cpu for quite a while now.
¯\_(・_・)_/¯
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osuman wrote: Agreed, I've been looking for 300nit ips touchscreen display with 16gb ram and Ryzen 4000 series cpu for quite a while now.
There will be a lot of nice displays paired with Ryzen 5000 in the next several months but those will undoubtedly come with much higher price tags considering Intel is now the "budget" brand, lol.
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Overall would you purchase this thinkbook, or the lenovo e15 gen2 Ryzen 4500u in the other thread? I can't seem to make up my mind. Both are the same price pretty much.
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I just ordered the one from the other thread that was linked. Any idea if this is better ?
Stay strong, situation always looks harder and that it will never end when you are in the middle of it, but remember past experiences, everything has an ending.
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chumba wrote: Overall would you purchase this thinkbook, or the lenovo e15 gen2 Ryzen 4500u in the other thread? I can't seem to make up my mind. Both are the same price pretty much.
14 inch size is better imo, I cancelled e15 I ordered today will grab the thinkbook 14 instead. It has sd reader, good expandability and port selection.
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chumba wrote: Overall would you purchase this thinkbook, or the lenovo e15 gen2 Ryzen 4500u in the other thread? I can't seem to make up my mind. Both are the same price pretty much.
PriceHunter wrote: I just ordered the one from the other thread that was linked. Any idea if this is better ?
random1234 wrote: 14 inch size is better imo, I cancelled e15 I ordered today will grab the thinkbook 14 instead. It has sd reader, good expandability and port selection.
Specs and build quality are very comparable. Both are aluminum. Prices are about the same. Thinkbook has slightly better specs: Ryzen 4700u vs 4500u and 512GB SSD vs 256. ThinkPad has a reputation for producing reliable business laptops.

I'd go with the 14in Thinkbook because of the portability, but if it's mostly going to be used at one location I'd be comfortable with either of the 15 inches. They are so similar that it isn't worth cancelling one for the other imo.
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PriceHunter wrote: I just ordered the one from the other thread that was linked. Any idea if this is better ?
Thinkpad keyboard will be superior.

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