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[Shoppers Drug Mart] SDM Y530 Gaming Laptop (not the Y520!) $899(-$450 Pts)

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@SeeNonRuns You did get what you were supposed to, yes.

Though I essentially think of earned PC points as grocery money. So I'd prefer to think of it as spending:

$421.49 cash
$35.30 in groceries ($140 redeemed - $104.70 earned)
= $456.79
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Could one of you lucky folks that were able to get this deal post the exact model number or specs for the Y530? Smiling Face With Smiling Eyes
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I want to use this mostly as a desktop with my 4k monitor.. any suggestions for a good USB3/C docking station so I just have to connect 1 cable?

Ron.
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7-Endless wrote:
Nov 26th, 2018 7:59 pm
Could one of you lucky folks that were able to get this deal post the exact model number or specs for the Y530? Smiling Face With Smiling Eyes
I haven't used it, so this is just what I've gotten from the box, and this thread so far:

Model: 81FV00XKUS
CPU: Intel Core i5-8300H
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB
RAM: 8 GB DDR4-2666 (1 SODIMM; 1 free slot; 16 GB max)
Storage: 1 TB HDD (Seagate ST1000LM049 @ 7200 RPM?)
+ 1 free M.2 2280 NVMe slot
Display: 15.6" FHD (1080p) IPS display (250 nits?) - (Note: Several reviews I've seen say the display is a weak point.)
Battery: 3 cell
OS: Windows 10 Home
Optical drive: None
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Edit: Got a few PMs, edited for now :)
Last edited by ericornucopia on Nov 27th, 2018 1:28 am, edited 2 times in total.
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ericornucopia wrote:
Nov 26th, 2018 11:06 pm
Did any one in Toronto/Markham area want one (Y530 with 1050Ti) at cost for $750 (counting in 20X points). It is one day old with original receipt.

Used for a few hours and decided that I will keep the thinkpad P1 from the other deal (that comes with basically same quadro 2000 though more expensive), instead of keeping both laptops.

My local shoppers does not accept return once opened. If any one wants, please pm me to pick up in Markham :)

Meeee
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I'm in the similar position as ericornucopia but for a Y520.

Did any one in Toronto/Markham area want one (Y520 with 1050Ti) at cost for $750 (counting in 20X points).


If any one wants, please pm me to arrange a meeting around the Ikea North York :)
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Love the laptop but could do without the fan revving up it seems every two minutes. Any way to disable? Other than "Power saver" mode? Should be a option to disable that specific feature.

Thanks in advance.
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Newb question: I bought a M.2 ssd and 8 gb ram. Is it fairly foolproof to install, or do I need to know what I'm doing to some extent? (E.g. do I need to protect from static electricity?)
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ch00chmuld00n wrote:
Nov 27th, 2018 12:55 am
Love the laptop but could do without the fan revving up it seems every two minutes. Any way to disable? Other than "Power saver" mode? Should be a option to disable that specific feature.

Thanks in advance.
Hey I was having this issue on Thursday when I picked up and unboxed the laptop. I also popped in an extra stick of RAM and the nvme SSD that day, so I guess there is extra heat being generated. I wasn't even doing any gaming, and I could feel the keyboard get very hot. I was using the laptop at my wooden kitchen table and a bit on my glass coffee table when the fans were constantly revving high.

Yesterday, I picked up an laptop cooler (importantly, one that could be tilted at a angle so the laptop 'sits on a slight hill') and the problem went away. Logged into my all time fave GW2 with ultra settings and just played for a few hours without the fan revving up once. the palm pad of the lap top stayed cool the whole time.

The lap top has an awesome fan vent at the bottom to (i think --- i did not perform a tissue test) sucks air in. The chassis is quite slim for a gaming lap top but the side vents do seem to push out a lot of hot air. My take is elevating the laptop away from a flat surface improves airflow through what I think is the intake.

Anyways hope that helps! I am loving the laptop so anything that helps other Legion Y530 owners is cool :)
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Anyone else is having a heat issue? I bought Y520 and it's cool and no fan noise issue. I haven't opened the Y530 yet.
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Upgrading my RAM with a matching set. Anyone want to buy the 8gb from the Y530 to get a matching set? $80.. Vancouver area.

Ron.
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I just sold my Y520 for $750. I replaced the 1 TB 5400 RPM hard drive with the Crucial MX300 750 GB SSD from Amazon 2016 and sold the 1 TB for an additional $20. AC2014 and GBUalways, I noticed the fan run a little more often when I was using the mechanical hard drive. Not as much when I swapped it with the SSD. I expect the same on the Y530 as I just opened it and the first thing I noticed was the fan revving a bit later after installing a few programs. Yes I also do notice the keyboard has a higher ambient temperature than the Y520.

So here's the sequence of events for reference for those looking to unload their Y520: YMMV on return as my Acer was 7 years old.

Purchase of Y520
- $509.11 - 500000 points
+ 119700 points
+ $20 sale of 1 TB 5400 RPM hard drive
+ $250 sale of previous laptop (Acer 3830TG i7-2620M, 16 GB ram, 500 GB SSD)
+ $750 sale of Y520

Purchase of Y530
- $559.11 - 300000 points
+ 134700 points

Total

- $48.22 - 545600 points
Pepsi: First a XBox360, then a Samsung 40" LCD HDTV, then a Sony Ericsson W300i, then a Samsung 32" LCD HDTV, then a ...

Coke: What!? This isn't a $2249 Dell Inspiron 6000! It's an entry level $899 laptop! But hey, thanks for the two Nintendo Wii's!
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sparhawk909 wrote:
Nov 28th, 2018 8:12 pm
I just sold my Y520 for $750. I replaced the 1 TB 5400 RPM hard drive with the Crucial MX300 750 GB SSD from Amazon 2016 and sold the 1 TB for an additional $20. AC2014 and GBUalways, I noticed the fan run a little more often when I was using the mechanical hard drive. Not as much when I swapped it with the SSD. I expect the same on the Y530 as I just opened it and the first thing I noticed was the fan revving a bit later after installing a few programs. Yes I also do notice the keyboard has a higher ambient temperature than the Y520.

So here's the sequence of events for reference for those looking to unload their Y520: YMMV on return as my Acer was 7 years old.

Purchase of Y520
- $509.11 - 500000 points
+ 119700 points
+ $20 sale of 1 TB 5400 RPM hard drive
+ $250 sale of previous laptop (Acer 3830TG i7-2620M, 16 GB ram, 500 GB SSD)
+ $750 sale of Y520

Purchase of Y530
- $559.11 - 300000 points
+ 134700 points

Total

- $48.22 - 545600 points
Your Acer should be part of the cost, so to speak
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GBUalways wrote:
Nov 27th, 2018 8:35 pm
Anyone else is having a heat issue? I bought Y520 and it's cool and no fan noise issue. I haven't opened the Y530 yet.
Nope. I ran a quick stress test and the max temp. I get is 75C and no throttling. I undervolted -0.1V and it maxed at 70-72C. I'm pretty impressed. Again, this was just a quick test. The fan runs loud when loaded, but I think that's pretty normal on a gaming laptop.

(Sorry if I talk about this laptop a lot. This is the only place I know where I can talk about my new purchase XD)

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