Yeah it was the 3rd generation processor. I checked my post on a dell outlet thread i made on the 27th just to confirm. Only reason i didnt get this was because the shipping would of took 4-5 weeks. That is what the lenovo reps told me. It was 70$ cheaper too last week.
No way you saw this same system $70 cheaper than this with an SSD .. Link please.
I'm with crazycreations - this was a must for me as well. I've been researching PCs a couple of months now to replace my desktop. Key use for us is powerful and lightweight portability so we can easily tote our technology on backpacking travel trips and VPN/RDP to the clunky work PCs back home if needed. We're not gamers.
This deal was the first one that lit my fire and met all my requirements. Since this is so new, I checked out the reviews on it's predecessor (Y470), and I liked what I saw. I'm a Lenovo fan from my experience with multiple laptops used at work. My minimum requirements for a PC included 8 Gb RAM, internal optical drive, WiDi, backlit keyboard, at least 750 Gb SSD (or hybrid), HDMI port, 2 3.0 USB ports, media card, VGA port, decent resolution...under 5 lbs. That's tougher to find than I had originally thought without paying crazy dollars.
Throw in a Tb SSD, Ivy Bridge i7, Bluetooth 4.0 for less than $1K- and it's a Lenovo, which I trust. Those few details made this a win, and I've pulled the trigger. Yes, I have to wait a few weeks, but I'm patient. I'll take this time to clean out my electronics closet and finally get rid of all my old clunky desktops, netbooks, and laptops that I won't need anymore, as well as get my external storage drives cleaned up and organized. I'd agree there will be more deals coming for Ivy Bridge, but this one was slick enough for me to end my 2 month quest for a new PC and be the first cool kid on the block.
Rep unto others as you would have them Rep unto you.
Yet it is not our part to master all the tides of the world,
but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set,
Uprooting the evil in the fields that we know,
So that those who live after may have clean earth to till.
- J.R.R Tolkien.
Throw in a Tb SSD, Ivy Bridge i7, Bluetooth 4.0 for less than $1K
I think that a TB SSD by itself would be way, way more than the price of this entire machine. I believe this one comes with a regular laptop 2.5" 5400rpm 1 TB HDD, or maybe 2 HDDs of 500GB @ 5400rpm. I haven't even checked.
It's still a lot of storage for a small laptop. If it were 500x2, I'd switch the main drive to a 128gb SSD, and keep the other 500gb for storage. Again, I haven't even checked.
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