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Lenovo Legion 5 gaming laptop 4600H, 120hz, GTX 1650 $1029 + 8% rakuten

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[Lenovo Canada] Lenovo Legion 5 gaming laptop 4600H, 120hz, GTX 1650 $1029 + 8% rakuten

Pretty good deal I think for one of the few non gaudy gaming laptops. Student discount did not work for me.

*note the USB C is not capable of power delivery

Processor
AMD® Ryzen™ 5 4600H Processor (3.00 GHz, Max Boost up to 4.00 GHz, 6 Cores, 12 Threads, 8 MB Cache)

Display Type
15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 250 nits, 120Hz

Memory
8 GB DDR4 3200MHz

Hard Drive
512 GB PCIe SSD + 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD

Graphics
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 4GB

Battery
4 Cell Li-Polymer 60Wh

Keyboard
Backlit - White - US English

Wireless
WiFi 6 802.11AX (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.0
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Hmm I'm still in my return period on the Flex 5. This looks pretty good! So an extra $200 for dedicated GPU and RAM expandability. The SSD is also double my current storage. But the Flex is pretty light.

Edit - looks like there is a customize build option as well, add the Ryzen 7, remove HDD, upgrade the display and GPU to 1650Ti and it's still under $1500. But that prices me out of this deal as it would be $700 more than the Flex 5 at that point. I think I'll build a desktop instead. Still looks good to me though OP!
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Memory
8 GB DDR4 3200MHz

Is it 1x8GB or 2x4GB?
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BAPC Canada is following this on reddit.

Small chance the RAM may be soldered as someone was complaining about the RAM allotment. If this RAM is soldered this is only a gaming machine.

If the RAM is not soldered, this is a powerhouse workstation for high performance productivity workers... and a gaming machine.

Let's see which card Lenovo played.
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smartfish wrote: Memory
8 GB DDR4 3200MHz

Is it 1x8GB or 2x4GB?
Just wondering for noobies, what difference does it generally make?
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aurasphere wrote: Just wondering for noobies, what difference does it generally make?
2x4GB offers the possibility of dual channel memory performance. Faster memory configuration.
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aurasphere wrote: Just wondering for noobies, what difference does it generally make?

i assume he's asking because if there's an empty sodimm slot he'll add another 8gb stick of ram. if its 2x4 instead of 1x8 you have to buy 2 8gb sticks if you want 16gb of ram.
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redflagdealsguy wrote: 2x4GB offers the possibility of dual channel memory performance. Faster memory configuration.
is there that much improvement 2x4 vs 1x8? i assumed its just cheaper to upgrade 1x8 to 16gb
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Note the screen is not 300 nits. It is 250 nits. Not sure if it would be a deal-breaker to gamers.
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windenchanter wrote: Note the screen is not 300 nits. It is 250 nits. Not sure if it would be a deal-breaker to gamers.
i'm pretty sure the deal breaker for gamers is the 1650. i'm not even sure if you can push 120 frames in modern titles on that card but I haven't looked at reviews for the mobile version.
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redflagdealsguy wrote: 2x4GB offers the possibility of dual channel memory performance. Faster memory configuration.
For me, 2x4 means you have to dump the original two sticks to upgrade to 16GB, if it is 1X8, then you just need to buy one stick so nothing will be wasted.
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Yeah. that too. It depends on the game as well. I guess high fps is mostly good for shooting/action games, but may not be a huge issue for solo/rpg games.
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redflagdealsguy wrote: BAPC Canada is following this on reddit.

Small chance the RAM may be soldered as someone was complaining about the RAM allotment. If this RAM is soldered this is only a gaming machine.

If the RAM is not soldered, this is a powerhouse workstation for high performance productivity workers... and a gaming machine.

Let's see which card Lenovo played.
I think there are two ram slots on board, the problem is whether it is 2x4 or 1x8.
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smartfish wrote: I think there are two ram slots on board, the problem is whether it is 2x4 or 1x8.

r7000.JPG
(1x) NVMe SSD
(1x) WiFi Slot
(1x) 2.5" SATA Slot
(2x) SODIMM Slots

Good.

Good.
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redflagdealsguy wrote: BAPC Canada is following this on reddit.

Small chance the RAM may be soldered as someone was complaining about the RAM allotment. If this RAM is soldered this is only a gaming machine.

If the RAM is not soldered, this is a powerhouse workstation for high performance productivity workers... and a gaming machine.

Let's see which card Lenovo played.
I think you meant we tend to take posts from BAPC on reddit to RFD :P
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Nov 16, 2019
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Anyone knows if this Zephyrus G15 is in a better cost-benefit than the Legion 5 ?
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Just ba aware that the display color accuracy is bad and brightness is only 250 nits.
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redflagdealsguy wrote: (1x) NVMe SSD
(1x) WiFi Slot
(1x) 2.5" SATA Slot
(2x) SODIMM Slots

Good.

Good.
Actually, there two NVME slots, one shares space with 2.5 inch Sata ( so A or B). But, theoretically, if you buy an Sata extend cable and dissemble the 2.5 inch Sata SSD (some models have tiny board inside), you MAY have three SSDs installed inside (two NVME and one 2.5 inch Sata).
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smartfish wrote: Actually, there two NVME slots, one shares space with 2.5 inch Sata ( so A or B). But, theoretically, if you buy an Sata extend cable and dissemble the 2.5 inch Sata SSD (some models have tiny board inside), you MAY have three SSDs installed inside (two NVME and one 2.5 inch Sata).
I believe you're referring to:

(1x) 2280 NVMe Slot
(1x) 2230 NVMe Slot
(1x) 2.5" SATA Slot

You're technically correct.
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redflagdealsguy wrote: I believe you're referring to:

(1x) 2280 NVMe Slot
(1x) 2230 NVMe Slot
(1x) 2.5" SATA Slot

You're technically correct.
1 x 2280 (right blue)
1 x 2280 (left blue) or 1 x 2.5" (left yellow)
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