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[Lenovo Canada] ThinkBook 14s (14") Laptop (Core i7, 16GB, 512GB SSD, AMD Radeon 540X) $870.82

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[Lenovo Canada] ThinkBook 14s (14") Laptop (Core i7, 16GB, 512GB SSD, AMD Radeon 540X) $870.82

Coupon: Think5.
I found this laptop on Lenovo official site, pretty good price for a laptop on this level. Don’t forget Rakuten cash back.
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Would anyone be able to comment on what type of light gaming this could do if anything?
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This is a good deal. Half a year ago, there was a price error for on this machine for around $1000 and nobody was able to get it. Now they have a better graphics card (I think) and cheaper too.
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steveMR wrote: Would anyone be able to comment on what type of light gaming this could do if anything?
Slightly less than a 1050. Keep in mind it's 2GB.
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Thinkpad or none
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Good deal. In addition to the higher specs listed, it supports video, data transfer on USB-C.
Is it aluminum frame?
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I’m largely holding out for a good deal on a 10nm CPU with Iris GPU, but this is pretty attractive.
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Dumb question. How do go to through rakuten with the perkopolis/work perks discount? The $870 price will only reflect if I click through my venngo work perks account.
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I got the newer version (Thinkbook 14 not 14s) on Cyber Monday for $722 with a student discount. It was the i5 version but it was 10th gen i5 and the RAM on it is dual channel instead of single channel plus a second RAM slot. It also has more ports.

The only advantage I can see of the 14s that was released in the summer is the discreet graphics card BUT it's a mobile graphics RX540 not the normal RX540. Since I didn't plan to do any gaming on a laptop, I'd rather just stick to the integrated only for the sake of battery life.

I think it's a really good student laptop, better built than an Ideapad and far more of a bargain than a Thinkpad that has the same specs but higher price. I've found it to be extremely fast for my needs with just the 8 GB RAM so far. I would definitely recommend the Thinkbook 14 whenever it goes on sale and I know for sure it will frequently go on sale because the Thinkbook 14S kept going on sale since its release in the summer and the Thinkbook 14 has already gone on sale.

The two negatives I'd say are that the IPS screen is meh, it isn't terrible but not the brightest or more vivid, probably have to play around with the settings but this seems to be an issue with most Lenovo matte laptops, I use an external monitor when I can anyways and a bit of screen dullness seems to be the issue on every review of a 14" matte laptop under $1k. The other issue is the fan sometimes revs up on light usage, it isn't too loud or bad but not the quietest either, not to the point of an actual problem though so it isn't a dealbreaker.
shaani wrote: Good deal. In addition to the higher specs listed, it supports video, data transfer on USB-C.
Is it aluminum frame?
The Thinkbook 14 seems to be all aluminum outside of the bezel around the screen which is a hard plastic. The 14s from pictures looks to be the same or maybe even all aluminum.
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I went from overjoyed to underwhelmed upon discovering that the 540X did not beat the MX250. In fact, it is just slightly ahead of Vega 10. So, you could either pay significantly less (e.g. the earlier AMD Flex 14" deal) for the Ryzen 3700u without sacrificing much of neither CPU nor GPU performance. Or you could pay about the same or slightly more for the myriad of MX250 laptops (from other brands) with lower TDP and higher graphics performance. I think the MX250 really changes the game, it really is the sweet spot: consumers want thin-and-light and manufacturers want to cut costs on thermals.

I think this Thinkbook is still a great deal if for nothing other than its sturdiness, but it is unsuited for even "light" gaming, whatever your definition of "light" may be. I mean... I would buy this as if the 540X doesn't exist and still consider this a solid deal.

Now, I wouldn't touch another Acer without a 10-foot pole but this is only $799 and could be the epitome of thin and light "light" gaming I was referring to: https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/ac ... 0/13413267
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Hmmm are we able to use Ebates given that this is a Perkopolis discounted link?

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