Lenovo Flex 14 2-in-1 $620.99 [Bilingual Keyboard] - Ryzen 3700U, 8GB , 512gb 970 EVO, 14" FHD IPS Touch [DEAL ACTIVE]
- Deal Link:
Deal remains active until I update this post stating otherwise.
Get the 81SS000BUS with the US Keyboard (OOS).
Or, get the 81SS000CCF with the Bilingual Keyboard.
I've summarized the salient points for this winning proposition, along with @krazykanuck.
Rakuten LenovoPRO: https://www.rakuten.ca/lenovo-smb-pro
Create your business account with LenovoPRO, they do not check business status or incorporation status, they simply take your business account at face value.
When you login through Rakuten LenovoPro 10% Cashback, search '81SS000BUS' for US Keyboard or '81SS000CCF' for the Bilingual Keyboard on the redirected Lenovo site.
You cannot click the above link directly, you must navigate through the search to get there otherwise you may lose your 10% CB from Rakuten.
$689.99 after FLEXSAVINGS but BEFORE the 10% CB
$620.99 after FLEXSAVINGS and after Rakuten 10% CB
This is a bute.
redflagdealsguy wrote: ↑Oct 24th, 2019 9:42 pmSteps to Purchase Lenovo Flex 14
1) Register Rakuten.ca Account.
2) Open Rakuten App on Phone.
3) Search for and click 'Lenovo SMB Pro'.
4) Click through to Lenovo SMB Pro page.
3) Register a Lenovo SMB Pro account on Lenovo's website.
4) Click the 'verify to confirm' email you recieve.
5) Search 'Flex'.
6) Select 'Flex (14, AMD)', do not select 'Flex 6 (14, AMD)'.
7) Find the exact product within the selected page and add it to the cart.
7) Ensure the FLEXSAVINGS coupon code is loaded, and click 'activate' to load it.
8) Checkout and buy.
redflagdealsguy wrote: ↑Oct 14th, 2019 10:49 pmGents: This is the start of a potential 15 page thread.
Some facts for folks, as to why you should be buying this unit.
Lenovo Flex 14 2-in-1
Ryzen 3700U + Vega 10
14.0" FHD (1920x1080) IPS, glossy, multi-touch [250 to 300 nits]
8Gb RAM [2x4GB, One SODIMM slot, One soldered]
512GB NVMe SSD
Think about that. You're getting the highest end Ryzen U-Series chip with the solid Vega 10 onboard graphics. You're getting a 2-in-1 with a 10-point multi-touch screen, where Windows 10 supports tablet mode. Also, since when are laptop makers including impressively large 512GB NVMe SSDs at this price point? All that device for only 0.7" of thickness.
Did I mention the upgrade option?
- NVMe SSD is replaceable.
- One SODIMM slot available, ergo, possibilities:
==> 4GB onboard + 16GB SODIMM = 20GB RAM [See Accessories Section]
==> 4GB onboard + 32GB SODIMM = 36GB RAM [See Accessories Section]
The price? ... See below, it's solid.
redflagdealsguy wrote: ↑Oct 15th, 2019 12:50 amFolks, LenovoPRO is still 10% on Rakuten.
All you need to do is sign up as a business.
In Canada, the definition of a business is pretty loose, and sole proprietors operating without an incorporated entity are also considered businesses... calling yourself 'Bill's Landscaping' is good enough in many cases. Lenovo doesn't check or care, except when they suspect you're ordering en-masse for resale... something only a licensed reseller should be able to do.
Use eCoupon: FLEXSAVINGS
PARTS & ACCESSORIESkrazykanuck wrote: ↑Oct 15th, 2019 1:07 amFlex 14 - Onyx Black
Part Number: 81SS000BUS
Use eCoupon: FLEXSAVINGS
SAVEMORE still works, but takes the 10% off the initial price of $919. So it's not a good deal to use.
Coupon FLEXSAVINGS takes off $230. Bringing it to $689.99
Military/Student/Teacher rebate can't be applied..because well, you are supposed to be a company.
You'll get $68.90 cashack from Rakuten.
Edit: added the Lenovo SMB pricing.
redflagdealsguy wrote: ↑Oct 15th, 2019 5:59 pmActive Pens for the Lenovo Flex 14
The 2016 active pen is $40-ish.
https://www.amazon.ca/Lenovo-Capacity-T ... 01AZC3HF2/
The 2017 active pen 2 is $80-ish.
https://www.amazon.ca/Lenovo-connectivi ... 0762M2QF7/
redflagdealsguy wrote: ↑Oct 20th, 2019 1:00 amIntel WiFi AC1730 + BT 5.0 card is $35.99 (Prime Shipping):
https://www.amazon.ca/Intel-Wireless-AC ... 079QJQF4Y/
redflagdealsguy wrote: ↑Oct 20th, 2019 10:08 pmLenovo Flex 14 EZGuardz Screen Protector(s)
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/1X-EZguardz-LCD ... 2683642689
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/2X-EZguardz-Cle ... 2572203848
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/3X-EZguardz-New ... 2683645223
RAM Upgrade Options
https://www.amazon.ca/Corsair-CMSX16GX4 ... 07BBQG6FR/ [16GB SODIMM]
https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-2666MHz- ... 07N124XDS/ [32GB SODIMM]
redflagdealsguy wrote: ↑Oct 20th, 2019 4:46 pmBilingual Keyboard Key Reassignment
https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/hel ... y-keyboard
redflagdealsguy wrote: ↑Oct 20th, 2019 6:06 pmIt looks like this laptop has rapid charging, with 80% charge from 0%, in one hour. I'm confirming this now.
Rapid charging confirmed.
Regarding WiFi, see this review comment from Amazon USA
... had several more wifi drops. i did a BIOS update with the lenovo app, and changed the power settings in power options for wifi to best performance, it was set to a strange sleep type low power setting. I'm not sure if it was the power options or the bios update but all is working well so far now, knock on wood
redflagdealsguy wrote: ↑Oct 20th, 2019 11:40 pm
redflagdealsguy wrote: ↑Oct 21st, 2019 7:17 pmRyzen Master: Tweak your Ryzen 3700U for More Performance or More Battery Life
Battery Saving Techniques
Set the Windows 10 power profile to battery saver, it will make a noticeable difference, typically.
redflagdealsguy wrote: ↑Oct 24th, 2019 2:13 pmSteps for Installing Windows 10 Professional
1) Buy Windows 10 Professional license off eBay [see below]
2) Load Windows 10 Media Installation tool and go through the prompts to make a bootable USB.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/softwar ... /windows10
3) Plug in USB and restart computer.
4) Hit any key to start the installation when prompted.
5A) Select the largest SSD partition during installation, choose to format, and select that space again for installation.
5B) You may be forced to format all the partitions for a full drive wipe during installation, before it can proceed.
6) When creating an account, select the 'domain join' option in the bottom left corner, and then create your user account.
6) Follow the prompts until you're in Windows.
7) Run Windows Update.
Bonus: You can identify the components of the Flex 14 and search for particular up-to-date drivers. This isn't absolutely necessary, but consider it for the Vega 10 GPU.
Steps for Buying Windows 10 Professional
1) Search for 'Windows 10 Professional' on eBay.ca.
2) Find sellers with multiple units of that product sold, a seller rating of 98% or higher, recent positive feedback from the listing, and one that's promising 'instant' or nearly instant delivery. Try to check off most of these boxes. **
3) Purchase the license and wait the 5 to 10 minutes to receive the license code by eBay Message and email.
4) Use code during the above installation.
** Worst case: eBay will reimburse you if the seller doesn't deliver. However, you'll most likely receive your license by eBay message and email within minutes. Either way, you're only spending a few dollars.
FYI, while I think Windows 10 installation is dead easy, some folks may be confused. If you have a nephew, son (or daughter, it's 2019), kicked around, you may want to recruit them to help.
redflagdealsguy wrote: ↑Oct 25th, 2019 12:10 amLenovo Flex 14: BIOS Windows License Workaround
Microsoft is automatically grabbing the Home license from the BIOS.
Here's the fix.
I put the following in my ei.cfg in the sources folder of my Windows 10 bootable USB, because I want to be prompted for software version during each install.
Source: http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads ... on.785144/
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