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[Lenovo Canada] ThinkPad P14s (AMD), 4750U, Starting from $909

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[Lenovo Canada] ThinkPad P14s (AMD), 4750U, Starting from $909

ThinkPad P14s (AMD), 4750U, Starting from $909

https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/perkopolis ... 2WSP144SA1

Passcode: Perkp0p0l1$

Several ready-to-ship models are available:
1. 20Y1S00C00: 4750U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, FHD 250 nits, $909
2. 20Y1S00E00: 4750U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, FHD 250 nits, $1079
3. 20Y1S00D00: 4750U, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, FHD 250 nits, $1389

The 4750U/8GB/256GB was on sale a while ago for $750 (see link below). Not sure if the price will drop to that point again.
lenovo-canada-lenovo-thinkpad-p14-amd-r ... 5-2443214/

RAM, SSD, display are upgradable.

If you build your own, the price starts from $983, but the delivery time will be more than 3 months later.

P14s AMD is a good machine with decent specs, build quality, materials, and port selection. If you are shopping for a Ryzen laptop, it is a worthy option IMO.

Notable features of P14s AMD:
  • One memory soldered to systemboard, one DDR4 SO-DIMM slot, dual-channel capable
  • 50Wh battery (MobileMark 2014: 13.25 hr; MobileMark 2018: 10.5 hr)
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200, 802.11ax 2x2 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 5.1
  • ThinkShutter physical camera cover
  • Equiped with 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (one Always On), 2x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (support data transfer, Power Delivery and DisplayPort™), 1x HDMI 2.0, etc.
  • MIL-STD-810G military test passed
  • ISV Certifications for workstation

Rakuten cashback is YMMV.
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Good price for a Thinkpad series!
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qfli78 wrote: ThinkPad P14s (AMD), 4750U, Starting from $909

https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/perkopolis ... 2WSP144SA1

Passcode: Perkp0p0l1$

Several ready-to-ship models are available:
1. 20Y1S00C00: 4750U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, FHD 250 nits, $909
2. 20Y1S00E00: 4750U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, FHD 250 nits, $1079
3. 20Y1S00D00: 4750U, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, FHD 250 nits, $1389

The 4750U/8GB/256GB was on sale a while ago for $750. Not sure if the price will drop to that point again.

RAM, SSD, display are upgradable.

If you build your own, the price starts from $983, but the delivery time will be more than 3 months later.

P14s AMD is a good machine with decent specs, build quality, materials, and port selection. If you are shopping for a Ryzen laptop, it is a worthy option IMO.

Rakuten cashback is YMMV.
Display is upgradeable? Do you have more info on this (price, ease, options)?
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I'm interested about upgrading the display also. I just picked up 2 of the P15S for work, and would maybe like to upgrade mine.
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coolxal wrote: Display is upgradeable? Do you have more info on this (price, ease, options)?
See the instruction videos for T14/P14s gen 1 below:
https://support.lenovo.com/do/en/soluti ... 20s4-20s5/

20Y1 is not on the list, but the videos should be applicable.

Previous thread about P14s includes the following post by super8134:
"The process of swapping it was:
1. carefully taking off the bezel without damaging it (this was hard)
2. pull the old display out
3. disconnect the screen cable
4. connect the cable to the new display
5. put new display in, this required a bit of patient centering as the new screen had thinner bezels by a few mm
6. put bezel back in

As for ordering the screen, check out AliExpress, it was ~$140 for the screen including shipping (took around 2 weeks), but seller (don't wanna disclose the seller) seems to have now jacked up price by a bit."
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When P14s was on sale last time, it appears quite some people bought it. Can someone provide a mini review? That would be very helpful.
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For the customizable option, does anyone know if the included RAM is soldered or does it have 2 upgradable SO-DIMM slots?
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cardenas wrote: For the customizable option, does anyone know if the included RAM is soldered or does it have 2 upgradable SO-DIMM slots?
Included one is "8GB DDR4 3200MHz Onboard", i.e. soldered. The selectable one will be installed in the slot.
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qfli78 wrote: When P14s was on sale last time, it appears quite some people bought it. Can someone provide a mini review? That would be very helpful.
The best (most consistent, specific, and comparable, less "what the writer feels like writing this time") reviews are at notebookcheck.com. About the only thing they don't measure is webcam quality. Sites like rfd are good for specific questions from owners (like upgrading the screen).
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davidm wrote: The best (most consistent, specific, and comparable, less "what the writer feels like writing this time") reviews are at notebookcheck.com. About the only thing they don't measure is webcam quality. Sites like rfd are good for specific questions from owners (like upgrading the screen).
Agree the reviews at notebookcheck.com and other websites are very informative. But I have found the mini reviews on RFD threads are quite helpful too because they reflect real-world use experience.
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Soldered dimm, crappy screen, not impressed, lenovo give no option of 16gb soldered dimm and better screen which defeat the purpose of workstation
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I have this laptop and absolutely love it! It's a beast!
Now in saying that, I have to admit the screen is not the best. The more I use it, the less I like it.... For me it's barebale because I'm simply doing work on it... Secondly a lot of users including myself have had track pad issues from waking up... A simple restart fixes it... I have a replacement on the way.. Oh ya customer service is terrible...build quality and keyboard are amazing!
Oh ya forgot to mention it seems the price has jumped on this?
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wlee wrote: Soldered dimm, crappy screen, not impressed, lenovo give no option of 16gb soldered dimm and better screen which defeat the purpose of workstation
Looks like someone didn't even read beyond the title of this thread. Face With Tears Of Joy
i am upside down
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wlee wrote: Soldered dimm, crappy screen, not impressed, lenovo give no option of 16gb soldered dimm and better screen which defeat the purpose of workstation
There is option of 16gb soldered RAM and better screen. See link below.
https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/perkopolis ... /customize?

The price of the customized P14s with 4750U / 16GB soldered RAM / 256GB SSD / FHD 400 nits low power display is $1132.

Very good deal IMO.
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I also purchased a P14s from the sale in February. I really like it. It's fast, well built, quiet and has a great keyboard. There is one open slot so it is possible to add memory and there is an empty slot so you can add an m.2 2242 SSD. The 250 nits screen is ok for use indoors - it's far better than the screen on my T450s for both brightness and color. In the future, if I'm going to do any photo editing my plan is to use an external monitor with 100% sRGB coverage.
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This is the way.

Drop a single ram (upgrade later). Grab the 300nit 72% screen. It’s a significant upgrade. The machine will be far more usable and is still ~1,000 pre tax.

Considering you stare at the screen all day. It’s very important t
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Is there any light bleeding and yellow tint issue as the ThinkBook Gen 2 14" AMD?
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Mephod wrote: This is the way.

Drop a single ram (upgrade later). Grab the 300nit 72% screen. It’s a significant upgrade. The machine will be far more usable and is still ~1,000 pre tax.

Considering you stare at the screen all day. It’s very important t
I know it shows +$210 for 8GB, but when you actually add it, it is only $77.70 for additional 8GB ram, which is not too far from the Amazon price for a 8GB ram stick (at around $60).
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If I get it with 16 GB soldered RAM, then put in another 16 GB SO-DIMM, will it have dual channel memory?
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The shipping time for the customized version is "Ships FREE in more than 12 weeks.". That can't be true, right?

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