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[Lenovo Canada] ThinkPad & IdeaPad - EPP Discounted

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dealseaker101 wrote: Off topic, but my T495s with Ryzen (with integrated graphics) plays games surprisingly well, GTA V runs really smooth. Really glad I went with AMD.
4x00U cpus will be even better ;)
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Hoping for a thin and light 13-14" Renoir for $800ish (lol am I dreaming?) Probably have to wait for Black Friday...
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ciuvak wrote: E14, L14 & T14 will all have models with the new Ryzen cpus.
Read here, prices at the end of the post: https://news.lenovo.com/pressroom/press ... able-soon/
And X13 too! I'm familiar with X and T; but not with E and L. I'm guessing they're more budget/worse build quality? Anyone have any experience with them? How about comparing to Ideapad/Yoga/Flex/etc? Thanks,
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KevCnew wrote: And X13 too! I'm familiar with X and T; but not with E and L. I'm guessing they're more budget/worse build quality? Anyone have any experience with them? How about comparing to Ideapad/Yoga/Flex/etc? Thanks,
Yes, E & L are budget models, so case materials are cheaper, some features and options are missing. I only mentioned E & L because of your price, but if you are able and planning to wait till 30-40% off sales, then of course T and X will be better.
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Jun 7, 2016
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Just recently started looking for a new, lighter laptop that has some decent processing power... Been debating between the X1 Carbon (Gen 7) vs Yoga C940 (14" or 15"). All three are between $1360 and $1590, which is a pretty marginal difference. With that being said, from what I've read through this thread, it seems like no one is really talking about these options. Is there a particular reason for that? Given the specs, is this still not considered a hot deal?

For reference:
-X1 Carbon Gen 7 specs: 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-10210U Processor (1.60 GHz, up to 4.20 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 6 MB Cache); 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, low power, anti-glare, 400 nits; 8 GB LPDDR3 2133MHz (Soldered); 256 GB PCIe SSD; better keyboard - $1462
-C940 14" specs: 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7 Processor (1.30 GHz, up to 3.90 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 8 MB Cache); 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, glossy, touchscreen, 400nits; 12 GB LPDDR4X 3733MHz (Soldered); 256 GB PCIe SSD, digital pen - $1360
-C940 15" specs: 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750H (2.60GHz, up to 4.50GHz with Turbo Boost, 6 Cores, 12MB Cache); 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, glossy, touchscreen, 500 nits; 12GB DDR4 2666MHz (Soldered); 256GB SSD PCIe; NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 4GB; digital pen - $1590

Any thoughts? Are these considered good deals and is this a good time to buy? I'm not in a particular rush to get a laptop yet so I'm comfortable waiting for a "better" deal. It'll just be nice to be able to be more productive when I'm away from my home desktop.
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MCAndroid wrote: Just recently started looking for a new, lighter laptop that has some decent processing power... Been debating between the X1 Carbon (Gen 7) vs Yoga C940 (14" or 15"). All three are between $1360 and $1590, which is a pretty marginal difference. With that being said, from what I've read through this thread, it seems like no one is really talking about these options. Is there a particular reason for that? Given the specs, is this still not considered a hot deal?

For reference:
-X1 Carbon Gen 7 specs: 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-10210U Processor (1.60 GHz, up to 4.20 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 6 MB Cache); 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, low power, anti-glare, 400 nits; 8 GB LPDDR3 2133MHz (Soldered); 256 GB PCIe SSD; better keyboard - $1462
-C940 14" specs: 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7 Processor (1.30 GHz, up to 3.90 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 8 MB Cache); 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, glossy, touchscreen, 400nits; 12 GB LPDDR4X 3733MHz (Soldered); 256 GB PCIe SSD, digital pen - $1360
-C940 15" specs: 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750H (2.60GHz, up to 4.50GHz with Turbo Boost, 6 Cores, 12MB Cache); 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, glossy, touchscreen, 500 nits; 12GB DDR4 2666MHz (Soldered); 256GB SSD PCIe; NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 4GB; digital pen - $1590

Any thoughts? Are these considered good deals and is this a good time to buy? I'm not in a particular rush to get a laptop yet so I'm comfortable waiting for a "better" deal. It'll just be nice to be able to be more productive when I'm away from my home desktop.
The ThinkPad and the Yoga are in entirely different classes. ThinkPad is business class, Yoga is consumer class. Lenovo doesn't have the best reputation for its consumer class laptops, it's their ThinkPads that have the best reputation.

So, unless the price difference is huge, go for the ThinkPad every time.
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Mar 7, 2008
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tablo13 wrote: The ThinkPad and the Yoga are in entirely different classes. ThinkPad is business class, Yoga is consumer class. Lenovo doesn't have the best reputation for its consumer class laptops, it's their ThinkPads that have the best reputation.

So, unless the price difference is huge, go for the ThinkPad every time.
ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5. https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/perkopolis ... 2TP2X1X1Y5 This is ThinkPad (business) class? or Yoga (consumer) class? You confused me.
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Mar 7, 2008
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want to confirm if I choose EPP discount, I will NOT get 6% ebates rebate right?

update:
Answer the question by myself. It's impossible to get both of them.
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Apr 7, 2011
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Does Lenovo do a back to school sale in August?

My kid will need a new laptop and it'll be either a MS Surface (tablet) or an X395 or maybe the Dell XPS 13.
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Oct 25, 2013
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Sorry, I'm kinda burnt out with decision fatigue. I was going to buy the Asus G14, because all the reviews sounded like it would be a sure-winner. However due to delays, and Canada price gouging, I'm considering other options. I'm now considering the Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8 for $2K. I know it won't have the gaming performance of the Ryzen, but that was always secondary to me. I'm still looking for a slim/sleek ultra-book. I just want a good bang/buck. I'm replacing a Retina MacBook Pro from 2012, but the 16" MacBook is just way too expensive.

Am I jumping in too early on the new Thinkpad? Should I be waiting for a sale or is there a better product to consider? Last time I researched Lenovo, the T490(S?) came up a lot too.
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Sum_guy wrote: Does Lenovo do a back to school sale in August?

My kid will need a new laptop and it'll be either a MS Surface (tablet) or an X395 or maybe the Dell XPS 13.
Yes they do.
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Aug 7, 2015
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purrell wrote: Sorry, I'm kinda burnt out with decision fatigue. I was going to buy the Asus G14, because all the reviews sounded like it would be a sure-winner. However due to delays, and Canada price gouging, I'm considering other options. I'm now considering the Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8 for $2K. I know it won't have the gaming performance of the Ryzen, but that was always secondary to me. I'm still looking for a slim/sleek ultra-book. I just want a good bang/buck. I'm replacing a Retina MacBook Pro from 2012, but the 16" MacBook is just way too expensive.

Am I jumping in too early on the new Thinkpad? Should I be waiting for a sale or is there a better product to consider? Last time I researched Lenovo, the T490(S?) came up a lot too.
I feel your pain. I also considered G14 but no one has it in stock in Canada.

I love Thinkpads but their slowness in bringing new models, specifically the latest X1 Extreme or P1 with 10th gen Intel is holding me back.

If I was you I'd maybe wait for a Canada Day sale if you have a couple of weeks. Their best sales are Black Friday and availability will likely be better then but that's 5 months off. Or perhaps later in the summer during the height of back to school season might be your next best bet.

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