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[Lenovo Canada] Lenovo YOGA 730 - i5 8250U, 8gb RAM, 256GB SSD - $865 YMMV

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FYI the 256 GB Model is back in stock and a tiny bit cheaper with the new coupons! Although there are a number of people that expressed concerns about the flickering, I am willing to bet this is a small % of overall users. I've looked on reddit and seen mostly positive reviews, and all other laptops (such as the XPS deal today) I've looked at had some bad reviews out there as well (rating 3.1 on amazon). I repurchased and decided to add the 3 year warranty just to be sure ($59 + $23 for onsite support during that time), willing to take the risk with the warranty.

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sammual wrote:
Nov 26th, 2018 6:36 pm
I also ordered on Friday; the i7-512 version for $1179. I submitted the cancellation request this morning after reading about the screen issues. But I recieved the shipping confirmation after few hours. Well, it will give opportunity to use it for few days but I am going to return it for sure. Not sure what’s their policy on the restocking fee though. I also recieved the Ebates cashback :) on Friday. Most likely they will undo it.

No restock fee during the holidays.
You have till Jan 15, try it out and see!

I'm excited to use mine.
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Please I will request suggestions. My requirement is to buy a laptop for for my kid who will likely go to university next year. He just broke his earlier laptop. Few of the preference are 15.6” screen, touchscreen and prefer SSD as I understand this is important for the speed of operations. I have little knowledge about SSD, HDD.

I looked on the black Friday but couldn’t find anything reasonable so now have following two options I am considering and will welcome any other suggestions. Any suggestions? Price reasonable?

https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/p/lenov ... chspecstab

https://www.costco.ca/HP-Pavilion-15-cs ... 21379.html

Another option https://m.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/dell ... 0/13019682 but guess Costco option is better than this Dell.
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mapleleafs89 wrote:
Nov 26th, 2018 6:37 pm
FYI the 256 GB Model is back in stock and a tiny bit cheaper with the new coupons! Although there are a number of people that expressed concerns about the flickering, I am willing to bet this is a small % of overall users. I've looked on reddit and seen mostly positive reviews, and all other laptops (such as the XPS deal today) I've looked at had some bad reviews out there as well (rating 3.1 on amazon). I repurchased and decided to add the 3 year warranty just to be sure ($59 + $23 for onsite support during that time), willing to take the risk with the warranty.

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How does the on-site warranty works?

I want to purchase it but it states that they will only send out a technician if it cannot be resolved by phone.

I don't want to go on 10 calls and just to convince them to send a technician....

And with the flickering issue happening to so many people, I am not sure if the technician can do much.
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letmesee wrote:
Nov 26th, 2018 7:20 pm
How does the on-site warranty works?

I want to purchase it but it states that they will only send out a technician if it cannot be resolved by phone.

I don't want to go on 10 calls and just to convince them to send a technician....

And with the flickering issue happening to so many people, I am not sure if the technician can do much.
Never had it myself, but I checked some reddit posts and was satisfied with what I saw. We don't really know how often it occurs though, 0.5 % of devices? 1%? 5%? Either way I've got peace of mind that for 3 years if there is any hardware issue they'll come to me and I don't need to ship it away for a few weeks.
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mapleleafs89 wrote:
Nov 26th, 2018 6:37 pm
FYI the 256 GB Model is back in stock and a tiny bit cheaper with the new coupons! Although there are a number of people that expressed concerns about the flickering, I am willing to bet this is a small % of overall users. I've looked on reddit and seen mostly positive reviews, and all other laptops (such as the XPS deal today) I've looked at had some bad reviews out there as well (rating 3.1 on amazon). I repurchased and decided to add the 3 year warranty just to be sure ($59 + $23 for onsite support during that time), willing to take the risk with the warranty. Image
Thanks a lot for reviving this thread, and for pointing out that other models are also on sale.

Coupon code CMEXTRA10 takes off another 10% from the deeply discounted sale prices (use CMEXTRA10 instead of the CMEXTRA5 suggested by Lenovo).
For $1,144, I just got the top of the line Yoga 730 with i7-8550U, 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD.
Plus 12% cash back by going through ebates.ca (today only), so very close to $1K pretax.
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sammual wrote:
Nov 26th, 2018 6:36 pm
I also ordered on Friday; the i7-512 version for $1179. I submitted the cancellation request this morning after reading about the screen issues. But I recieved the shipping confirmation after few hours. Well, it will give opportunity to use it for few days but I am going to return it for sure. Not sure what’s their policy on the restocking fee though. I also recieved the Ebates cashback :) on Friday. Most likely they will undo it.
I asked Lenovo customer rep, we can get full refund if we return within 30 days from invoice date. Refund to original pmt option.
I also ordered XPS and I will see which one to keep. I don’t have high requirements on laptops, maybe I will just keep the good looking one.....
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Nov 26th, 2018 8:51 pm
I asked Lenovo customer rep, we can get full refund if we return within 30 days from invoice date. Refund to original pmt option. I also ordered XPS and I will see which one to keep. I don’t have high requirements on laptops, maybe I will just keep the good looking one.....
So, is the return window until January 15, 2019 (as stated by OP six posts above) or just 30 days from invoice date?
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https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/shopping-faq/#returns

Lenovo.com Holiday Return Policy

Rest easy when making a purchase through Lenovo.com this Holiday season. We offer easy, no hassle returns including:

No restocking fee
No shipping and handling fee
Extended return window for orders placed between November 15 to December 15, 2018
Exceptions: Lenovo.com Outlet orders, server/storage products & orders of quantity greater than 5
For orders placed between November 15th to December 15th 2018, customers may return products and accessories purchased from Lenovo.com in quantities of five (5) units or less for a refund of the price paid through January 15, 2019. Outside of this window, customers may return products purchased from Lenovo.com in quantities of five (5) units or less within 30 calendar days from the date of invoice for a refund of the price paid.*
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Thanks, @mapleleafs89. Good to know that I have until January 15 to test it thoroughly for possible screen flicker issues.
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mapleleafs89 wrote:
Nov 26th, 2018 6:37 pm
FYI the 256 GB Model is back in stock and a tiny bit cheaper with the new coupons! Although there are a number of people that expressed concerns about the flickering, I am willing to bet this is a small % of overall users. I've looked on reddit and seen mostly positive reviews, and all other laptops (such as the XPS deal today) I've looked at had some bad reviews out there as well (rating 3.1 on amazon). I repurchased and decided to add the 3 year warranty just to be sure ($59 + $23 for onsite support during that time), willing to take the risk with the warranty.

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Not able to get the CMEXTRA10 coupon working neither does my price go below $948. I guess they changed it after Cyber Monday ended.
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I purchased two, someone can have one at cost if they want otherwise I will return to Lenovo next week.

$978 all in, located Downtown Toronto.
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Anyone received their unit yet?

My order seems to be stuck... not status update for the past few days.
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I received my shipping notification today. I expected some sort of Black Friday backlog, looking forward to receiving it!
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Got my shipment notification on the 27th. Shipped via UPS and should arrive hopefully arrive on Dec 4th.

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