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Jr. Member
Jun 19, 2007
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recommend a laptop?

Hey All,

I'm in the market for a sub $1000 laptop. No major lifting will be done on it.

I was looking at the Acer Swift 3 from bestbuys boxing day flyer. Is the 11th gen i5 that worth a 150 over the 10th gen?
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Deal Addict
Aug 16, 2003
3284 posts
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I just ordered a Lenovo Thinkbook 15 Gen 2 from the EPP section of their web site. It is supposed to arrive before Christmas:

Part No: 20VE004HUS
Configuration Details
● Processor: 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 Processor (2.80 GHz, up to 4.70 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 12 MB Cache)
● Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64
● Display Type: 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 300 nits
● Memory: 16 GB DDR4 3200MHz (8 GB Soldered + 8 GB DIMM)
● Hard Drive: 512 GB PCIe SSD
● Warranty: 1 year Depot or Carry-in
● Graphics: Integrated Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
● Battery: 3 Cell Li-Ion 45Wh
● Bluetooth: Bluetooth® 5.1
● Camera: 720p HD
● Fingerprint Reader: Fingerprint Reader
● Keyboard: Backlit - US English
● Wireless: Wi-Fi 6 802.11AX (2 x 2)

$1,019.21 plus tax delivered.

I extended the warranty to 3 years, including accidental damage coverage for $175.40 extra.
Jr. Member
Dec 23, 2016
107 posts
213 upvotes
Got mine yesterday, 14" version, love it! Good quality and works great! Only negative is the battery.
fredsmith wrote: I just ordered a Lenovo Thinkbook 15 Gen 2 from the EPP section of their web site. It is supposed to arrive before Christmas:

Part No: 20VE004HUS
Configuration Details
● Processor: 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 Processor (2.80 GHz, up to 4.70 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 12 MB Cache)
● Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64
● Display Type: 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 300 nits
● Memory: 16 GB DDR4 3200MHz (8 GB Soldered + 8 GB DIMM)
● Hard Drive: 512 GB PCIe SSD
● Warranty: 1 year Depot or Carry-in
● Graphics: Integrated Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
● Battery: 3 Cell Li-Ion 45Wh
● Bluetooth: Bluetooth® 5.1
● Camera: 720p HD
● Fingerprint Reader: Fingerprint Reader
● Keyboard: Backlit - US English
● Wireless: Wi-Fi 6 802.11AX (2 x 2)

$1,019.21 plus tax delivered.

I extended the warranty to 3 years, including accidental damage coverage for $175.40 extra.
Deal Addict
Aug 16, 2003
3284 posts
730 upvotes
Rodster wrote: Got mine yesterday, 14" version, love it! Good quality and works great! Only negative is the battery.
I wanted the 15" display so I would have the numeric keypad.

I miss the days when batteries could be swapped out - I used to travel with several spares.

As soon as the Lenovo comes in I'll be replacing the keyboard in my HP Envy (an i5 with similar features to the new Thinkbook - touchscreen (though not FHD), backlit keyboard etc,), reloading it from scratch and moving THAT into my vehicle to replace the veritable antique 11 year old HP/Compaq G61 I use in the field which is simply too slow to effectively run today's software in spite of memory upgrades and having an SSD - I will miss the mechanical keyboard and the previously referenced swappable battery feature.
Newbie
Jul 29, 2019
52 posts
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excuse me for sounding stupid....

what is EPP? and how can I get one?
Member
Jul 15, 2012
266 posts
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Calgary
LittleHamza wrote: excuse me for sounding stupid....

what is EPP? and how can I get one?
It's a version of the website supposedly offering extra discounts for IBM/Lenovo employees and their families/friends. But everyone and their dog has been using it for years so it may as well be the regular site. You can find it at this link: https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/ibmeppca/

It shouldn't ask for any passwords but if it does use FNDEPP.
Deal Addict
Aug 16, 2003
3284 posts
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easylistener wrote: It's a version of the website supposedly offering extra discounts for IBM/Lenovo employees and their families/friends. But everyone and their dog has been using it for years so it may as well be the regular site. You can find it at this link: https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/ibmeppca/
The PC I ordered was more than $200 more expensive in both the LenovoPro and teacher/Student sectio0ns of their site, so the savings are (in this case) real.

UPS indicates it will be delivered tomorrow

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