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[Lenovo Canada] Lenovo 14w Gen 2 (14” AMD) Laptop, $190, 6% cashback

Lenovo 14w Gen 2 (14” AMD) Laptop, $190, 6% cashback

https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/laptops/le ... 82N9S00A00

Processor
AMD 3015e Processor (1.20 GHz, up to 2.30 GHz Max Boost, 2 Cores, 4 Threads, 4 MB Cache)

Operating System
Windows 10 Pro 64

Display Type
14.0" HD (1366 x 768) anti-glare, 220 nits

Memory
4 GB DDR4 1600MHz (Soldered)

Hard Drive
64 GB eMMC

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Friends don't let friends buy anything with eMMC storage.... (I also haven't shaken off my dislike of low powered AMD dual core procs based on the last round of ones I tried).

I recognise that the price is based on those two parts, but at some point an electronic device is too underpowered regardless of price and will provide a lot more frustration than enjoyment.

edit: Dual vice Duel (Somebody's been playing way too much Skyrim.... :) ).
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I bought this laptop the first time around. BIG MISTAKE!!! It just sits there and collects dust now cause my kids won't even touch it. It barely runs windows and God help you if you try to do anything other than email with it.
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Agree with sswilson. Best to save your money and get something better.

I'm confused why they would put Windows 10 Pro on this. Website did state for Educational purposes only.
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Web Price: $679.00
After eCoupon:
$190.00
Savings: $489.00

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I know I missed some good Black Friday deals & I was going order this..... Any better laptop/chromebook out there I can get around +/-$200 for the grade 7 & 8 kids for online learning? Thanks in advance.
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sswilson wrote: Friends don't let friends buy anything with eMMC storage.... (I also haven't shaken off my dislike of low powered AMD duel core procs based on the last round of ones I tried).

I recognise that the price is based on those two parts, but at some point an electronic device is too underpowered regardless of price and will provide a lot more frustration than enjoyment.
Most Chromebooks use eMMC and work fine. While not ideal for Windows it should be better than HDD.
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TRAVEL wrote: I know I missed some good Black Friday deals & I was going order this..... Any better laptop/chromebook out there I can get around +/-$200 for the grade 7 & 8 kids for online learning? Thanks in advance.
This would be an entry level Windows 11 system from AMD/Lenovo, that CPU is supported! System slowness may occur though!
If they placed the original display along with this CPU and also the upgraded 8G/128 Ram, I think it would be worth it...
I have two of the Gen 1's, they work well for the kids!

Hmm, mods might want to merge this with the "ebay" offering. As I have a post there as well... here's the link to my thread post: ebay-canada-lenovo-14w-gen-2-amd-3015e- ... #p35396111
Thank you RFD community for helping me with spending money!
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Arkv wrote: https://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PD ... 2_Spec.pdf

Looks like this motherboard might support a M.2 2242 SSD PCIe Gen 3x4 slot.
Sorry to say, this model comes with 64g emmc storage only.
Likely another model with M2 SSD at a higher price.
This is stated as per its spec pdf
lenovo14wg2.png

It is one emmc OR one m2 ssd slot. EMMC is likely embedded on the mb.

Had brought the 'older' Lenovo 14w for student ($168). Add a128g microSD (or higher if one wants) as extended internal storage to its emmc containing part W10 Pro Edu OS, It is more than sufficient as it is not a 'gaming' notebook.

Still pretty good for $190 with W10 Pro (not Home) with possible W11 Pro upgrade.
Overall, it is more 'disposable' (lost/stolen etc)without a heavy hit on one's wallet/budget.
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So since gen 1 they decided to go with a 720p screen instead of 1080. Probably a really good choice - it's pushing half the pixels so it should feel a lot better.

Hopefully they used higher quality eMMC.
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Windows 10 Pro on a $200 entry level "education" laptop?? what is Lenovo thinking?

Windows10 S mode possibly
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sswilson wrote: Friends don't let friends buy anything with eMMC storage.... (I also haven't shaken off my dislike of low powered AMD duel core procs based on the last round of ones I tried).
Friends don't let friends buy 1366 x 768 displays in 2021 either Face With Tears Of Joy
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GammaRayFort wrote: Windows 10 Pro on a $200 entry level "education" laptop?? what is Lenovo thinking?

Windows10 S mode possibly
I dont remember exactly the version installed by Lenovo.
Currently W10 Edu Pro 64 is on our the older Lenovo 14w.
Popped a bootable W10 Pro usb and it just installed without any probelm. No license verification requested.
If my memory served correctly, one can 'change' S mode into full version with the same OEM W10 license.

As said, this is a real good deal esp with W10 Pro for under $200 and a 14in screen.
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If the system came with an HD display and the 128 GB NVME drive for 300-350$ I could recommend it.
I have 14W Gen 1 with an 1920x1080 Touch Screen and it came with a 64GB or 128 GB SSD drive in it. I paid about 320$ in late 2019 for it. I have tried the same computer with the EMMC and it's Garbage.
on either model you could watch a downloaded movie from the SD card, and neither system does play well with two many tabs open in the browser. My system with the NVME or ESATA drive is much quicker and Office 365 runs much better on it. I use it for travel because if the battery life and the fact it is smaller than my T590.
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GammaRayFort wrote: Windows 10 Pro on a $200 entry level "education" laptop?? what is Lenovo thinking?

Windows10 S mode possibly
I seriously doubt Lenovo paid anything for the Windows license.

These things are competing with Chromebooks and Microsoft is very willing to hand out free Windows licenses to fight Chrome OS. Having Windows 10 Pro is a great marketing tactic to nudge buyers towards Windows.

What exactly is someone going to do with a Windows 10 Pro license on this thing? Replace their ThinkPad X1? This thing has soldered 4GB RAM, soldered 64GB eMMC, and a TN panel.
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Jedi66 wrote: Most Chromebooks use eMMC and work fine. While not ideal for Windows it should be better than HDD.
On a glorified android phone? Maybe.... On anything running windows? Absolutely not.

There'd be so much storage "lag" on this, I'd go nuts without a "HDD" activity light to let me know it was still trying to do something instead of just hung.
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I do NOT recommend this item. I got this for my child for his school a couple of years ago and it died right after the warranty period (1 year).

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