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sukr4deelz 02-17-2013 03:06 AM

Lenovo G580 Laptop: Core i3 3120M 2.5GHz, 15.6" 1366x768, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD, WiFi N, 6-Cell, Windows 8 $340 + Free Shipping
 
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Lenovo G580 (59359080) Laptop: 3rd Gen Intel Core i3-3120M (2.5 GHz), 15.6" (1366 x 768) LED, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD, HDMI, USB 3.0, WiFi-N, Webcam, DVDRW, 6-Cell, Win 8 (Brown) $339.99
http://www.officedepot.com/a/prod...7_20130224

yuugotserved 02-17-2013 03:06 AM

Lenovo G580 Laptop: Core i3 3120M 2.5GHz, 15.6" 1366x768, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD, WiFi N, 6-Cell, Windows 8 $340 + Free Shipping
 
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Office Depot has the Lenovo G580 Laptop for $339.99. Shipping is free. Thanks sukr4deelz
  • Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz Processor
  • 15.6" 1366x768 Display
  • 4GB DDR3 Memory
  • 500GB Hard Drive
  • Intel HD 4000 Graphics
  • DVDRW
  • WiFi N
  • Webcam
  • 6-Cell Battery
  • Windows 8
  • Ports
    • 2x USB 3.0
    • 1x HDMI
    • 1 USB 2.0
    • 1x VGA

wikipost 02-17-2013 03:06 AM

This post can and should be edited by users like you :)
 
YMMV
I just took my receipt and got a $75 price adjustment by using the Staples $75 coupon that expires 2/21/2013. :D

Pzark41 02-17-2013 04:22 AM

I think I'm going to have to bite on this one. Don't think you'll be able to find a better laptop for the price.

TU and repped!

rjohmit 02-17-2013 06:16 AM

I balked on a refurb Z480 (14") on the Lenovo Outlet last night for this same price. But I think it had the i3-3110, which has a 3046 PassMark score.

This G580 has the i3-3120, which has a 3516 PassMark score. That's in the neighborhood of the 2nd gen Core i5.

So thanks OP...I pulled the trigger on this laptop. Obviously its slightly heavier than the Z480 but it has the number pad, which I really like. I'm sure the resolution complaints are coming (seems that's the new "No HDMI?" around here), but for $340, I don't mind.

tranquil 02-17-2013 06:19 AM

looks good, can't beat the price

manfromnowhere 02-17-2013 06:26 AM

Decent price. OD return policy sucks though - it's exchange only. I don't generally return cheap laptops but once in a while there's something I absolutely can't live with (crappy touchpad or keyboard) and it's nice to be able to return it.

gamstutz 02-17-2013 06:52 AM

It's nothing much, but with coupon code 1MHQ2XQEQPP00Q you can get a free Rachael Ray insulated tote bag (a $24.99 value) with a purchase of $125 or more. This purchase qualifies you for the free tote.

Tote link: http://www.officedepot.com/a/prod...es-Orange/

gy26 02-17-2013 06:56 AM

Any other coupons we can use ? From OD or other competitors ?

Pzark41 02-17-2013 07:26 AM

Looks like it's already OOS online - still available in store tho

RichardF7350 02-17-2013 08:19 AM

In for one online. Thanks. (Also repped.)

stopspazzing 02-17-2013 08:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gamstutz (Post 57637034)
It's nothing much, but with coupon code 1MHQ2XQEQPP00Q you can get a free Rachael Ray insulated tote bag (a $24.99 value) with a purchase of $125 or more. This purchase qualifies you for the free tote.

Tote link: http://www.officedepot.com/a/prod...es-Orange/

I'm only going to get this laptop because of this Rachael Ray chillout tote in orange. JK

Thanks for the info from OP and gamestutz.

spwaite 02-17-2013 08:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pzark41 (Post 57637494)
Looks like it's already OOS online - still available in store tho

Showing in stock online in Michigan

slepac 02-17-2013 08:32 AM

Grrr where was this when staples had the 75 off coupon last week:(

Aquarist78 02-17-2013 08:38 AM

Maybe a stupid question here....but how does this compare to the Staples sale on Toshiba Satellite C855-S5194 15.6” Laptop? The price is only $40 more but you are getting a larger HD and more memory. I will buy one of these but I'm struggling to determine which one. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

deserthawk 02-17-2013 08:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by manfromnowhere (Post 57636754)
Decent price. OD return policy sucks though - it's exchange only. I don't generally return cheap laptops but once in a while there's something I absolutely can't live with (crappy touchpad or keyboard) and it's nice to be able to return it.

I hear you. I would like to have a new, faster laptop myself, and the ideo of having a number pad is very appealing (I'm SO slow with numbers otherwise), but my old Dell Vostro 1500 (from their business side) is extremely well crafted ---the fit and finish are superb, and all the ones I see in Stapes feel like crap---HPs, Samsung, Acer. I haven't seen the Lenovos lately, but without a good return policy and a local OD, I have to pass on this one. Shame, at this price.

Are Asus and Lenovos still made well? Do I have to get a Mac to get a well made laptop? Feedback is welcome.

Pzark41 02-17-2013 08:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aquarist78 (Post 57638688)
Maybe a stupid question here....but how does this compare to the Staples sale on Toshiba Satellite C855-S5194 15.6” Laptop? The price is only $40 more but you are getting a larger HD and more memory. I will buy one of these but I'm struggling to determine which one. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Not a stupid question at all :)

The only major differences are essentially the ones you listed - for $40 more you get 2 more GB of RAM, an additional 140GB of HDD space. Other minor things you are getting with the Lenovo: 2 USB 3.0 ports instead of 1, almost an extra hour of battery life according to each manufacturer's spec (not sure how reliable that is), and I believe the Lenovo has better on board graphics? Not certain about that last one though. Then there's overall build quality to consider which I'm not knowledgeable on either but my gut tell's me Lenovo is better than Toshiba when it comes to laptops.

Drexqd 02-17-2013 08:49 AM

Daughter needs a new laptop for college. Looks like you can upgrade to 8GB ram.
Only drawback in my eyes is Windows 8. She has programs that she has to install that aren't compatible with Windows 8.

pdxbuysell 02-17-2013 08:50 AM

How does this compare to this Fry's Fujitsu laptop
http://www.frys.com/product/73617...ate:021613

Humbaba1 02-17-2013 08:50 AM

Dang OOS. That is a nice price and the tote would be handy.

NewBuy_Slick 02-17-2013 08:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rjohmit (Post 57636620)
I balked on a refurb Z480 (14") on the Lenovo Outlet last night for this same price. But I think it had the i3-3110, which has a 3046 PassMark score.

This G580 has the i3-3120, which has a 3516 PassMark score. That's in the neighborhood of the 2nd gen Core i5.

So thanks OP...I pulled the trigger on this laptop. Obviously its slightly heavier than the Z480 but it has the number pad, which I really like. I'm sure the resolution complaints are coming (seems that's the new "No HDMI?" around here), but for $340, I don't mind.

HDMI is here in the description

"HDMI port lets you view videos and photos on your HDTV. (HDMI cable sold separately.)"

APhamX 02-17-2013 08:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Drexqd (Post 57638852)
Daughter needs a new laptop for college. Looks like you can upgrade to 8GB ram.
Only drawback in my eyes is Windows 8. She has programs that she has to install that aren't compatible with Windows 8.

You can run the program in compatibility mode. Even so... What programs aren't compatible with windows 8.. Windows 8 is more or less the same exact thing as windows 7 with added metro.

Pzark41 02-17-2013 08:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Claymont (Post 57638920)
HDMI is here in the description

"HDMI port lets you view videos and photos on your HDTV. (HDMI cable sold separately.)"

I think he's just saying that the old complaint of having no HDMI port has been replaced by the complaint of a low screen res.

Quote:

Originally Posted by pdxbuysell (Post 57638868)
How does this compare to this Fry's Fujitsu laptop
http://www.frys.com/product/73617...ate:021613

Lenovo has better CPU, Fujitsu has more RAM and bigger HDD

voldermort 02-17-2013 09:01 AM

do you have to worry about cold weather when getting it shipped? Like if it sits outside your door for 8+hours?

ivenovember 02-17-2013 09:03 AM

Correct me if this is wrong, but I'm seeing it as $310 on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-15-6...B00ATANXDM

CountChoculitis 02-17-2013 09:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ivenovember (Post 57639066)
Correct me if this is wrong, but I'm seeing it as $310 on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-15-6...B00ATANXDM

Different specs. That is a Pentium B960 2.2ghz proc and 320gb hdd. Also that is $350 from Amazon.

Pzark41 02-17-2013 09:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ivenovember (Post 57639066)
Correct me if this is wrong, but I'm seeing it as $310 on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-15-6...B00ATANXDM

It's $335 after shipping and the specs differ greatly.

93cbra 02-17-2013 09:08 AM

Got one! Thanks Op!

gshox 02-17-2013 09:14 AM

I have been looking for a <$500 laptop for web browsing, watching a youtube clip here and there and writing papers. Thats pretty much it unless I watch a movie (once every year maybe, hate watching movies on anything but a TV) I'll never play a game on it. Would you tech savvy guys recommend this laptop for me? Would it last 2+ years? I was thinking of getting a mac but like I said, the gist of my laptop use is web browsing and writing papers for college. THANKS FOR ANY HELP/SUGGESTIONS

*As far as getting a mac goes I was gonna save up on top of the few hundred dollars I have now, but I really really need a new laptop.

airtommy 02-17-2013 09:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by manfromnowhere (Post 57636754)
OD return policy sucks though - it's exchange only.

Wow, I hadn't noticed that. For all tech items, they say you can only exchange it once it has been opened.

littlepigs99 02-17-2013 09:15 AM

no ethernet
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pzark41 (Post 57638998)
I think he's just saying that the old complaint of having no HDMI port has been replaced by the complaint of a low screen res.



Lenovo has better CPU, Fujitsu has more RAM and bigger HDD

Noticed on this one no ethernet, could be a factor if you need to use hard wire internet connection.

Pzark41 02-17-2013 09:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by voldermort (Post 57639046)
do you have to worry about cold weather when getting it shipped? Like if it sits outside your door for 8+hours?

No the cold shouldn't damage any components. But I would wait a while for the laptop to get back to room temperature before trying to use it.

Pzark41 02-17-2013 09:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gshox (Post 57639268)
I have been looking for a <$500 laptop for web browsing, watching a youtube clip here and there and writing papers. Thats pretty much it unless I watch a movie (once every year maybe, hate watching movies on anything but a TV) I'll never play a game on it. Would you tech savvy guys recommend this laptop for me? Would it last 2+ years? I was thinking of getting a mac but like I said, the gist of my laptop use is web browsing and writing papers for college. THANKS FOR ANY HELP/SUGGESTIONS

*As far as getting a mac goes I was gonna save up on top of the few hundred dollars I have now, but I really really need a new laptop.

This laptop would more than suit your needs for just browsing the web and writing papers. It has a very solid CPU - almost equivalent to an i5. Macs are way overpriced.

barndogusn 02-17-2013 09:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by littlepigs99 (Post 57639282)
Noticed on this one no ethernet, could be a factor if you need to use hard wire internet connection.

I'm not sure where you came up with that... This laptop, like all laptops, HAS an Ethernet port.

BIGFOOT_PI 02-17-2013 09:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by littlepigs99 (Post 57639282)
Noticed on this one no ethernet, could be a factor if you need to use hard wire internet connection.

this laptop has 10/100 ethernet
both in product details and picture of left side

granada06 02-17-2013 09:25 AM

Finally got 1. I was debatting between this one and the Toshiba for $40 bucks more.

gshox 02-17-2013 09:28 AM

You guys think theres a chance a better deal in this price range can come along sometime soon? Its only a few hundred dollars but with the exchange policy and my general lack of funds I want to make the best decision possible. Ive been paying attention to laptop slickdeals for quite sometime and this seems like one of the best ones.

horent135 02-17-2013 09:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by voldermort (Post 57639046)
do you have to worry about cold weather when getting it shipped? Like if it sits outside your door for 8+hours?

It perfectly fine, just let it sit in room temp. for a while and it will boot normally.

yowoe 02-17-2013 09:35 AM

Was able to order this for $327 out the door because of some gift cards I had lying around- worth it right?

Also, its worth it to upgrade the hard drive to SSD right? How hard would it be for this model (anyone know)?

varnco 02-17-2013 09:41 AM

Do I read that the color is brown?

samurai82 02-17-2013 09:41 AM

when it comes to returns even if its unopened, you have to do an exchange for OD?

easymonies 02-17-2013 09:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yowoe (Post 57639690)
Was able to order this for $327 out the door because of some gift cards I had lying around- worth it right?

Also, its worth it to upgrade the hard drive to SSD right? How hard would it be for this model (anyone know)?

Yes upgrading to SSD is the best thing you can do to this laptop. Just open it up and check if the HDD is directly accessible. Most likely it will be very simple.

Sdchic1 02-17-2013 09:41 AM

Will staples price match? They have a better return policy.

caotico 02-17-2013 09:45 AM

looks pretty good. I wonder how the trackpad is in this thing. I bought a lenovo a few years ago, a G555, I believe. It has been fine, but the touchpad was glitchy, and I've found the wireless card to need a lot of tlc to connect to some networks. So that experience makes me a little bit leery of buying this as an upgrade. showing in stock online still, btw.

gswhooper 02-17-2013 09:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by varnco (Post 57639790)
Do I read that the color is brown?

http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-15-6...C2%AE+G580

Same laptop on amazon with better pictures of the brown.

asbuchanan 02-17-2013 09:58 AM

i really wish there were some customer reviews

Thebigdaveg 02-17-2013 09:58 AM

Got one. The windows 8 made me hesitate, but its a good new laptop for the price and I've been looking around for awhile.

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ny153 02-17-2013 09:58 AM

windows 8 review:

Quote:

Charlie • a month ago

Back in 1999, I obtained my MCSE certification through Microsoft. I followed it up with an A+ certification from Comptia. Since that time, I've earned a living as a computer technician.

The introduction of Windows 8 has been an absolute nightmare, not only for me but for my customers. I have actually had business people in tears on the phone, desperate because they absolutely had to get something done, and couldn't figure out how to do it. I sympathize with them; I often couldn't figure out how to do simple, common tasks in Windows 8 either. And I'm not a stupid guy, and I'm by no means technologically illiterate. (I program for fun in VB6 and C++, and am learning Python).

This operating system is a lurching, staggering, vomit-in-your-crotch disaster. Vista and Windows ME were like stupid, illiterate couch potatoes; but Windows 8 is different. Windows 8 is the Adolph Hitler of operating systems. It is drastically, dramatically evil. There isn't any plainer or more accurate way of stating it.

Personally, I've made the decision to transition to Linux. But that path won't work for most of my customers; for them, I'm recommending Apple Macs. This isn't a great solution - Macs are considerably more expensive than Windows boxes - but my customers time is also worth something. If we value their time at as little as $100 per hour, the 20 or 30 hours spent achieving some level of Windows 8 literacy simply isn't worth it. Macs become the cheaper solution.

I'm quite angry with Microsoft for releasing this OS, and all the more so for using their huge worldwide clout to force it into peoples lives. The amount of anguish that they've caused in the lives of common people is truly breathtaking; and I'm certain that they're aware of it, but they simply don't care. And that leaves me coldly furious. There is no measure of corporate responsibility here; indeed, this is the kind of self serving, uncaring behavior more commonly associated with psychopaths.

I'm a techie. I'm a geek. But most people aren't; they use computers as a productivity tool, as a means to an end. Microsoft has decided, for their own self serving reasons, to put the productivity of the planet on hold while people are forced to stop what they're doing, throw out every scrap of computer knowledge they ever had, and learn computers - again - from the ground up.

The arrogance that they've exhibited is staggering. If they lose their position as the dominant software publisher on the planet, it will be no more than they deserve.
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atoneapone 02-17-2013 10:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by samurai82 (Post 57639792)
when it comes to returns even if its unopened, you have to do an exchange for OD?

No, You can return it ok only if it's unopened. So keep it in the box all packed up before deciding if you really want to commit to keeping it.

I remember buying a laptop 1 1/2 years ago from OD and it was a basic laptop with only an i3 cpu and integrated graphics by Toshiba, but I was smart to keep all packaged in its box for 13 days waiting for a better deal--> I ended up returning it for a better Asus laptop at BB - an AMD A6 dual graphics gaming laptop for around the same price $400.

bigb3n21 02-17-2013 10:01 AM

Crappy to game with? Not trying to play anything like crysis on max settings but the ability to play some recent games would be nice

atoneapone 02-17-2013 10:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigb3n21 (Post 57640150)
Crappy to game with? Not trying to play anything like crysis on max settings but the ability to play some recent games would be nice

It should game fairly ok on some games (probably not completely satisfactory for Crysis series) with integrated graphics Intel HD 4000 graphics but only at low-medium settings and fps may take a hit (like 10-15FPS) in intense action situations. To be sure check youtube for Intel HD 4000 on a particular game sample.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Inte...567.0.html
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Comp...130.0.html
Intel HD 4000 was Classified as Class 3 graphics around the same level or better than last years AMD 6620G and 6520g integrated graphics laptops.

But most people will get this laptop primarily for work and not games at a bargain price....

henryj7 02-17-2013 10:06 AM

Bluetooth?
 
.Does this have Bluetooth?

dubleo 02-17-2013 10:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by asbuchanan (Post 57640060)
i really wish there were some customer reviews

The only good Lenovo laptops are ThinkPads.

Jebusfreek666 02-17-2013 10:14 AM

Might be a dumb question but I don't see the red nub or a touchpad, so how do you control the mouse? Do you need to plug one in?

dubleo 02-17-2013 10:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jebusfreek666 (Post 57640376)
Might be a dumb question but I don't see the red nub or a touchpad, so how do you control the mouse? Do you need to plug one in?

It has a touchpad but it's not the same as the ThinkPad line.

Risa421 02-17-2013 10:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pzark41 (Post 57638836)
Not a stupid question at all :)

The only major differences are essentially the ones you listed - for $40 more you get 2 more GB of RAM, an additional 140GB of HDD space. Other minor things you are getting with the Lenovo: 2 USB 3.0 ports instead of 1, almost an extra hour of battery life according to each manufacturer's spec (not sure how reliable that is), and I believe the Lenovo has better on board graphics? Not certain about that last one though. Then there's overall build quality to consider which I'm not knowledgeable on either but my gut tell's me Lenovo is better than Toshiba when it comes to laptops.

I have a lenovo B570 which is somewhat similar, and i LOVE it...great battery , never runs hot....its just a great performer...my specs are the same, 4 gb, 500 , 3 usb ports, lenovo overall is a damn good unit..and i was thru them all , every week getting a new laptop from best buy...loved dell..but the port for the charger was short, so plug was always coming out...hp, runs hot...toshiba, is crap....lenovo proved itself.... go for it....good luck !

Risa421 02-17-2013 10:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by caotico (Post 57639852)
looks pretty good. I wonder how the trackpad is in this thing. I bought a lenovo a few years ago, a G555, I believe. It has been fine, but the touchpad was glitchy, and I've found the wireless card to need a lot of tlc to connect to some networks. So that experience makes me a little bit leery of buying this as an upgrade. showing in stock online still, btw.

my lenovo B570 has a wonderful touch pad..not sensitive at all....its wonderful...
great unit.....

dubleo 02-17-2013 10:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Risa421 (Post 57640422)
I have a lenovo B570 which is somewhat similar, and i LOVE it...great battery , never runs hot....its just a great performer...my specs are the same, 4 gb, 500 , 3 usb ports, lenovo overall is a damn good unit..and i was thru them all , every week getting a new laptop from best buy...loved dell..but the port for the charger was short, so plug was always coming out...hp, runs hot...toshiba, is crap....lenovo proved itself.... go for it....good luck !

You should stop with the generalizations.

I'd consider an HP EliteBook 8770w to be better than the equivalent model by lenovo ( the ThinkPad W530).

Most of the laptops Bestbuy sells are junk. You should buy directly from the company or through a retailer that gives you a better selection ( Newegg or Amazon come to mind).

Lenovo consumer class machines are a disappointment if you used a well built laptop. It's not only the external build quality that matters you know.

Risa421 02-17-2013 10:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dubleo (Post 57640482)
You should stop with the generalizations.

I'd consider an HP EliteBook 8770w to be better than the equivalent model by lenovo ( the ThinkPad W530).

Most of the laptops Bestbuy sells are junk. You should buy directly from the company or through a retailer that gives you a better selection ( Newegg or Amazon come to mind).

Lenovo consumer class machines are a disappointment if you used a well built laptop. It's not only the external build quality that matters you know.

i bought my lenovo from LENOVO.....all i am doing is saying how I feel Lenovo is...just my opinion, as you are stating your opinion...
be nice....!!!

Kevin71 02-17-2013 10:25 AM

Thanks. Been looking for a cheap laptop that wasn't garbage. Right in my price range with all of the specs I wanted. Yeah the minimum of most of them, but who cares. :D

dubleo 02-17-2013 10:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Risa421 (Post 57640526)
i bought my lenovo from LENOVO.....
be nice....!!!

Consumer and business class machines are not the same. I'm just here to let people know that.

Lenovo is actually making themselves look bad by selling anything other than ThinkPads.

Lenovo ThinkPads have a totally separate warranty department than the rest of the products lines and they are built to last awhile.

mysticsky 02-17-2013 10:29 AM

Thanks OP.Brought this laptop.Also used coupon code-8HKRNDAAPM200G and got this for free-
http://www.officedepot.com/a/prod...ote-Scarf/

nyyfan42 02-17-2013 10:42 AM

I'm in for one. Now I got to flip the one I just bought at Frys for $268 (not as good as this model) the other day.

chipt4 02-17-2013 10:53 AM

Warning: the trackpad on this laptop is infuriating. It's covered in little bumps so it's not smooth, my finger tends to stick & not move smoothly. Had to turn off tap-to-click because of so many accidental clicks.

The brown color is hardly noticeable (looks black in most light), unless I got sent a black one by mistake.

Wiped windows 8 and installed 7. Was a bit of a pain (had to change a BIOS setting or two, then remove all partitions from the hard drive (ie recovery partition, boot partition, etc).

Downloading the drivers from the lenovo site was a pain. There's no driver pack, just individual drivers. The site isn't very responsive though the download speeds were decent.

The keyboard is pretty mushy, though they did manage to squeeze a num pad in a 15.6" laptop.

The screen, while fairly low resolution seemed bright.

I just got done wiping it & getting it set up for a friend, she bought it from newegg a few days ago for a higher price. I wouldn't get this laptop for myself due to the trackpad/keyboard issues but that may just be a personal opinion.

mrdotcom1 02-17-2013 10:56 AM

I got one! Sold out now, keep checking because it was in and out for a minute!

Kevin71 02-17-2013 11:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chipt4 (Post 57641060)
Warning: the trackpad on this laptop is infuriating. It's covered in little bumps so it's not smooth, my finger tends to stick & not move smoothly. Had to turn off tap-to-click because of so many accidental clicks.

The brown color is hardly noticeable (looks black in most light), unless I got sent a black one by mistake.

Wiped windows 8 and installed 7. Was a bit of a pain (had to change a BIOS setting or two, then remove all partitions from the hard drive (ie recovery partition, boot partition, etc).

Downloading the drivers from the lenovo site was a pain. There's no driver pack, just individual drivers. The site isn't very responsive though the download speeds were decent.

The keyboard is pretty mushy, though they did manage to squeeze a num pad in a 15.6" laptop.

The screen, while fairly low resolution seemed bright.

I just got done wiping it & getting it set up for a friend, she bought it from newegg a few days ago for a higher price. I wouldn't get this laptop for myself due to the trackpad/keyboard issues but that may just be a personal opinion.

Thanks for the heads up, looks like I should go find that portable mouse I bought sometime ago.

Ryan456789 02-17-2013 11:19 AM

In stock at my store but I can't add to cart

redonkalous 02-17-2013 11:24 AM

Thanks I might get this for my younger bro. And this for myself. What are your thoughts on this guys?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Acer+...&cp=1&lp=1

dubleo 02-17-2013 11:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by redonkalous (Post 57641624)
Thanks I might get this for my younger bro. And this for myself. What are your thoughts on this guys?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Acer+...&cp=1&lp=1

Why buy an Acer?

Also, what's your budget?

redsrule2500 02-17-2013 11:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dubleo (Post 57641678)
Why buy an Acer?

Also, what's your budget?

Why not buy an acer? Have two of them, good computers

tennisplayer888 02-17-2013 11:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by redonkalous (Post 57641624)
Thanks I might get this for my younger bro. And this for myself. What are your thoughts on this guys?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Acer+...&cp=1&lp=1

Will you be using touchscreen a lot? It is not a convertible. Personally, touchscreen laptops can be had for around $500--600 with one of that specs, so if you wait for a sale or something you can do better.

federer 02-17-2013 11:38 AM

it wont let you buy online..........

thatotherdude24 02-17-2013 11:41 AM

An hour ago you were able to buy online but now it says 'not sold online'. Anybody know anything?

jcwy999 02-17-2013 11:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rjohmit (Post 57636620)
I balked on a refurb Z480 (14") on the Lenovo Outlet last night for this same price. But I think it had the i3-3110, which has a 3046 PassMark score.

I also was lucky enough to get my hand on one of the Lenovo Outlet for i7-3520M @ 2.90GHz laptop (scratch & dent) few days ago for $446 + tax. I was afraid that it might get cancel, but I got the shipping confirmation yesterday. The inventory comes and goes. With these Lenovo outlet deals, you just have to keep on refreshing it the day of. I have try many, many times before seeing one being available.

Prior to this, I also brought an scratch & dent i5 U400 for $400. As for the scratch & dent, I cannot see any at all, looks brand new to me. Just hope I have the same luck with this new i7 laptop.

lilshim 02-17-2013 11:46 AM

Agh! I am trying to buy a laptop for college, but I'm on a small budget. I was going to jump on this one, but it looks like it has sold out :(

dubleo 02-17-2013 11:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by redsrule2500 (Post 57641710)
Why not buy an acer? Have two of them, good computers

I'm used to the superior quality and warranty support from better product lines.

Lenovo ThinkPads
Fujitsu Lifebooks
etc.

After seeing everything Acer has to offer , I'm disappointed.

rjohmit 02-17-2013 11:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Claymont (Post 57638920)
HDMI is here in the description

"HDMI port lets you view videos and photos on your HDTV. (HDMI cable sold separately.)"

You misunderstood me....I was just saying that people used to complain about no HDMI....now everyone complains about the resolution.

dubleo 02-17-2013 11:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rjohmit (Post 57642004)
You misunderstood me....I was just saying that people used to complain about no HDMI....now everyone complains about the resolution.

My laptops don't have HDMI , but I don't complain about that ( since they have mini Display Port and a regular Display Port).

1366 x 768 suits a 12.5" screen or smaller.

1366 x 768 is horrible on a 15.6" but of course it's made for the people who can't afford to spend more.

coloradoman 02-17-2013 11:50 AM

Knowing the hardware differences of this one and this one: http://slickdeals.net/f/5850178-Toshiba-L855-S5372-15-6-Laptop-Core-i7-3630QM-640-GB-HD-6-GB-DDR3-RAM-Windows-8-452-50-AC-Staples-B-M-YMMV?

Which deal is slicker? I scored one of the Toshiba's but can still return it (it's actually still sealed).

EDIT: and at least three nearby OD's still have a couple in stock each

tennisplayer888 02-17-2013 11:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jcwy999 (Post 57641956)
I also was lucky enough to get my hand on one of the Lenovo Outlet for i7-3520M @ 2.90GHz laptop (scratch & dent) few days ago for $446 + tax. I was afraid that it might get cancel, but I got the shipping confirmation yesterday. The inventory comes and goes. With these Lenovo outlet deals, you just have to keep on refreshing it the day of. I have try many, many times before seeing one being available.

Prior to this, I also brought an scratch & dent i5 U400 for $400. As for the scratch & dent, I cannot see any at all, looks brand new to me. Just hope I have the same luck with this new i7 laptop.

There was a U400, although 2nd gen i3, fully loaded with dedicated graphics for $340 yesterday.

rjohmit 02-17-2013 11:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by littlepigs99 (Post 57639282)
Noticed on this one no ethernet, could be a factor if you need to use hard wire internet connection.

This machine is sitting on my lap now....it has ethernet.

tennisplayer888 02-17-2013 11:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dubleo (Post 57642030)
My laptops don't have HDMI , but I don't complain about that ( since they have mini Display Port and a regular Display Port).

1366 x 768 suits a 12.5" screen or smaller.

1366 x 768 is horrible on a 15.6" but of course it's made for the people who can't afford to spend more.

Just get an adapter for the display port to HDMI or whatever you want, that is what I did, they cost under $10 for one.

dubleo 02-17-2013 11:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tennisplayer888 (Post 57642080)
Just get an adapter for the display port to HDMI or whatever you want, that is what I did, they cost under $10 for one.

I know , that's why I was mentioning the "no HDMI" thing.

When people say "no HDMI" but the laptop has a superior connection instead, they shouldn't complain.

tennisplayer888 02-17-2013 11:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by littlepigs99 (Post 57639282)
Noticed on this one no ethernet, could be a factor if you need to use hard wire internet connection.

Minus tablets, 99%, if not 100%, of all current laptops have an ethernet port on it.

rjohmit 02-17-2013 11:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by varnco (Post 57639790)
Do I read that the color is brown?

Yes, its brown...frankly I dig it. Its subtle and could easily be mistaken for dark grey unless its under direct light.

Quote:

Originally Posted by caotico (Post 57639852)
looks pretty good. I wonder how the trackpad is in this thing. I bought a lenovo a few years ago, a G555, I believe. It has been fine, but the touchpad was glitchy, and I've found the wireless card to need a lot of tlc to connect to some networks. So that experience makes me a little bit leery of buying this as an upgrade. showing in stock online still, btw.

The touchpad on it is great...very smooth and high quality physical buttons. Keyboard is nice too. Lenovo's usually pretty good with both.

er5reni 02-17-2013 11:58 AM

I have been looking at maybe getting this from Best Buy, any opinions on the two of these?

HP - Pavilion 17.3" Laptop - 4GB Memory - 640GB Hard Drive - Sparkling Black

Model: g7-2320dx
SKU: 7337048

$429.99

Thanks

tennisplayer888 02-17-2013 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by er5reni (Post 57642214)
I have been looking at maybe getting this from Best Buy, any opinions on the two of these?

HP - Pavilion 17.3" Laptop - 4GB Memory - 640GB Hard Drive - Sparkling Black

Model: g7-2320dx
SKU: 7337048

$429.99

Thanks

What processor? The first thing I look at when purchasing a laptop is the processor. Then after that possibly the video card, since I dont game integrated works for me., everything else on the laptop is usually easily upgradeable, so they become most irrelevant.

dubleo 02-17-2013 12:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tennisplayer888 (Post 57642240)
What processor? The first thing I look at when purchasing a laptop is the processor. Then after that possibly the video card, since I dont game integrated works for me., everything else on the laptop is usually easily upgradeable, so they become most irrelevant.


AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon HD 7640G discrete-class graphics

jcwy999 02-17-2013 12:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lilshim (Post 57641972)
Agh! I am trying to buy a laptop for college, but I'm on a small budget. I was going to jump on this one, but it looks like it has sold out :(


You should really consider the "scratch & dent" models at the Lenovo outlet. You should check it on a daily basis & you will be surprise on some of the great deals on there. Like I mention previously, I got an i5 U400 for $400 & i7 P580 for $446.

**the scratch & dent models also come with ONE YEAR warrantly!!!**


http://outlet.lenovo.com/SEUILibr...&facet-6=2


i5 Lenovo V570 - Scratch & dent for $403

tennisplayer888 02-17-2013 12:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dubleo (Post 57642286)
AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon HD 7640G discrete-class graphics

Oh ok, well I dont think it is a great deal, but I think it is decent for the price. On a better sale they, it can go for $399, or maybe less. If you are in dire need of a laptop then it isnt bad.

rjohmit 02-17-2013 12:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chipt4 (Post 57641060)
Warning: the trackpad on this laptop is infuriating. It's covered in little bumps so it's not smooth, my finger tends to stick & not move smoothly. Had to turn off tap-to-click because of so many accidental clicks.

While you can SEE little dots all over the trackpad, you can't really feel them. Its like their silkscreened or something...its pretty smooth.

rjohmit 02-17-2013 12:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jcwy999 (Post 57642308)
You should really consider the "scratch & dent" models at the Lenovo outlet. You should check it on a daily basis & you will be surprise on some of the great deals on there. Like I mention previously, I got an i5 U400 for $400 & i7 P580 for $446.

**the scratch & dent models also come with ONE YEAR warrantly!!!**


http://outlet.lenovo.com/SEUILibr...&facet-6=2


i5 Lenovo V570 - Scratch & dent for $403

I've been stalking the Lenovo Outlet for over a week. I've seen some good deals, especailly on some 2nd gen processors. Those V570s are 2nd gen Core i5s, and the 3rd gen Core i3 in this G580 scores similarly on PassMark. And its cheaper than those refurb V570s.

This G580 is mostly plastic...apart from the keyboard deck and the lid. But its okay. I'm sure some people wouldn't like it but at this price its pretty much what I was expecting and I have no real complaints about the build quality.

jcwy999 02-17-2013 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rjohmit (Post 57642386)
I've been stalking the Lenovo Outlet for over a week. I've seen some good deals, especailly on some 2nd gen processors. Those V570s are 2nd gen Core i5s, and the 3rd gen Core i3 in this G570 scores similarly on PassMark.


Yes 100% agree, you really need to stalk the Lenovo Outlet daily to score some good deals & with Free Shipping too. So far I have no compliant on mine i5 U400 at all. Still waiting for shipment on the i7 P580.

FrugalFreddy 02-17-2013 12:13 PM

N41. Thanks, OP.

enigma4321 02-17-2013 12:15 PM

Can we score Tote bag free at store? It seems that laptop is not available online but available at my nearby store.

Ryan456789 02-17-2013 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lilshim (Post 57641972)
Agh! I am trying to buy a laptop for college, but I'm on a small budget. I was going to jump on this one, but it looks like it has sold out :(

Its not sold out they just disabled the button to add to cart. There were plenty available near me, I was in the process of checking out with the bag in my cart then I got an error saying that I am not spending $125 to use that code --- They removed the laptop from my cart!

c_nitty 02-17-2013 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jcwy999 (Post 57642484)
Yes 100% agree, you really need to stalk the Lenovo Outlet daily to score some good deals & with Free Shipping too. So far I have no compliant on mine i5 U400 at all. Still waiting for shipment on the i7 P580.

So how is this one vs the ones you talk about?

ParticleJG 02-17-2013 12:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gamstutz (Post 57637034)
It's nothing much, but with coupon code 1MHQ2XQEQPP00Q you can get a free Rachael Ray insulated tote bag (a $24.99 value) with a purchase of $125 or more. This purchase qualifies you for the free tote.

Tote link: http://www.officedepot.com/a/prod...es-Orange/

This tote is $3.88 on clearance at my local Target but YMMV

federer007 02-17-2013 01:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by coloradoman (Post 57642038)
Knowing the hardware differences of this one and this one: http://slickdeals.net/f/5850178-Toshiba-L855-S5372-15-6-Laptop-Core-i7-3630QM-640-GB-HD-6-GB-DDR3-RAM-Windows-8-452-50-AC-Staples-B-M-YMMV?

Which deal is slicker? I scored one of the Toshiba's but can still return it (it's actually still sealed).

EDIT: and at least three nearby OD's still have a couple in stock each

im interested in finding this out as well.

my needs: programming for university cs classes.

UserM4 02-17-2013 01:37 PM

Just picked one up this morning at a local store. Coming from a 17" i7 w/1080p, this battery life is amazing! Also, I thought that I'd be totally disappointed with the screen but surprisingly, although the pixels are apparent, it's sharp. I've seen a lot of other low end laptops and the font was always blurry. I thought that went hand in hand with the resolution but I guess I was wrong. Very pleased with this. It's perfect for browsing. It doesn't feel slower than my i7 when browsing FireFox. I'm glad that I finally have a laptop that can be away from an AC outlet for a few hours. Also, if there's a fan, I can barely hear it. Amazing for $340!

Benched this with Passmark 8.0 CPU 3365

tennisplayer888 02-17-2013 01:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UserM4 (Post 57643818)
Just picked one up this morning at a local store. Coming from a 17" i7 w/1080p, this battery life is amazing! Also, I thought that I'd be totally disappointed with the screen but surprisingly, although the pixels are apparent, it's sharp. I've seen a lot of other low end laptops and the font was always blurry. I thought that went hand in hand with the resolution but I guess I was wrong. Very pleased with this. It's perfect for browsing. It doesn't feel slower than my i7 when browsing FireFox.

Benched this with Passmark 8.0 CPU 3365

That's just the thing 1366x768 isnt bad at all on 15.6", everyone just makes a big deal about it.

UserM4 02-17-2013 01:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tennisplayer888 (Post 57643842)
That's just the thing 1366x768 isnt bad at all on 15.6", everyone just makes a big deal about it.

I thought that 1366x768 were all junk too. Compared to my 1920x1080, the pixels are definitely apparent. But it's not terrible. Compared to my bro's 1366, the font isn't as blurry which is great.

rjohmit 02-17-2013 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UserM4 (Post 57643818)
Just picked one up this morning at a local store. Coming from a 17" i7 w/1080p, this battery life is amazing! Also, I thought that I'd be totally disappointed with the screen but surprisingly, although the pixels are apparent, it's sharp. I've seen a lot of other low end laptops and the font was always blurry. I thought that went hand in hand with the resolution but I guess I was wrong. Very pleased with this. It's perfect for browsing. It doesn't feel slower than my i7 when browsing FireFox. I'm glad that I finally have a laptop that can be away from an AC outlet for a few hours. Also, if there's a fan, I can barely hear it. Amazing for $340!

Benched this with Passmark 8.0 CPU 3365

Yeah I ordered one this morning for local pickup. I'm still figuring out Windows 8 but I'm loving this machine. While its mostly plastic construction, I think it feels pretty light. An I agree, I can't hear this thing AT ALL.

I have no complaints about the screen, despite its "poor" resolution. As I said earlier, I pretty much knew what I was getting in this price range.

eYeKey 02-17-2013 02:21 PM

does anyone know if this has the mult-touch type of trackpad?

youpradeep 02-17-2013 02:24 PM

will this supports intel Widi?

Tyson 02-17-2013 02:40 PM

not sold online. am i missing something?

grasspuppet 02-17-2013 02:42 PM

Dammit! I should have checked earlier.

irule9000 02-17-2013 02:43 PM

it was taken down this morning, but was aviable online. Theres another one listed for 361 on backorder, also not avaible for purchase online

jeremyj_1998 02-17-2013 02:54 PM

Bought one. My store in Hoover Alabama had 3 in stock.

Now time to see if it has 2-2GB chips or 1-4GB.

Note on windows 8: I wouldn't bother uninstalling. If you don't like metro and no start menu I would look at free app like start menu 8 (by stardock) or similiar to add start menu and bypass metro after logon.

peterc 02-17-2013 03:01 PM

Picked one from local OD. good for checking personal emails and web browsing...and maybe more. won't use it for computing as I have a thinkpad for that purpose. first time getting hands on win8 and i love it. everything in win 7 plus more.

unlike the HP i bought years ago (which is still running strong), this laptop does not seem to have many bloatwares. I installed "revo uninstaller" and uninstalled only two or three programs. that's it.

i will also use the file history function to create a system image.

Renaissanceman 02-17-2013 03:33 PM

The wife and I upgraded from our Gateway NV-52's to these. Will set them up tomorrow but they look pretty solid!

KiraOfTheSky 02-17-2013 04:04 PM

dang 15.6"

Anyone know a good 14" decent laptop with a good amount of rams (6-8gbs), i5 (3rd gen), with good gpx? I was looking at Asus.

jackbauer24 02-17-2013 04:05 PM

No one complaints on the resolution yet?

juicyjay504 02-17-2013 04:09 PM

I got one at my local OD and I love it.

gamstutz 02-17-2013 04:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jcwy999 (Post 57642484)
Yes 100% agree, you really need to stalk the Lenovo Outlet daily to score some good deals & with Free Shipping too. So far I have no compliant on mine i5 U400 at all. Still waiting for shipment on the i7 P580.

Thanks for the heads up on the Lenovo outlet store, but I just checked it out and it doesn't look like any special deals are in stock currently... Do the good deals not normally come around very often or what?

Also, I'm not sure if the problem is with my computers or not, but it seems like the outlet website runs like trash on Google Chrome. IE 9 ran it fine though.

Demodocus 02-17-2013 05:01 PM

Just picked this up with my girlfriend and it is perfect for her! She just needed something for web browsing, and this fit the bill - she's even okay with Windows 8 so far!

dubleo 02-17-2013 05:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jackbauer24 (Post 57646388)
No one complaints on the resolution yet?

Of course we complained but those of us who complained can afford a laptop with a nicer screen.

DreamColor FTW !

lmartinx1 02-17-2013 05:19 PM

Picked one up in store this afternoon. Have only played around with it for an hour, but so far so good. Seems like solid deal for the price. Thx OP.

thatotherdude24 02-17-2013 05:21 PM

Anybody know anything about shipping? The option was available earlier

mojoblow 02-17-2013 05:37 PM

Can someone tell me if the track pad look exactly like the one in the picture? I seen pictures where the track pad is borderless.

h1qual1ty 02-17-2013 05:47 PM

wow, what a sad, sad, sad, sad resolution for a computer to buy in 2013.

yourlefthand 02-17-2013 06:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mojoblow (Post 57647998)
Can someone tell me if the track pad look exactly like the one in the picture? I seen pictures where the track pad is borderless.

I went and looked at one today and it is a border less trackpad. Seemed kinda strange, to say the least.

Sent from Slickdeals App for iPhone & iPod Touch.

RussSchultz 02-17-2013 06:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by h1qual1ty (Post 57648216)
wow, what a sad, sad, sad, sad resolution for a computer to buy in 2013.

i agree, but its ok for the price.

You wont notice it watching movies or playing games, but productivity is going to feel cramped, as will web browsing.

its fine for me, though. I bought it for my guitar cave to play rocksmith on, plus play music to play along with.

That it does just fine at.

slickbuyers 02-17-2013 06:31 PM

grabbed one from nearby OD, thanks op

rjohmit 02-17-2013 07:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yourlefthand (Post 57648432)
I went and looked at one today and it is a border less trackpad. Seemed kinda strange, to say the least.

Sent from Slickdeals App for iPhone & iPod Touch.

I dont really get this....maybe I'm misunderstanding, but the trackpad is recessed slightly and has a chrome border around it. I'm using this laptop right now.

juicyjay504 02-17-2013 07:18 PM

A few hours of playing with this and I must say Windows 8 is awesome.

mojoblow 02-17-2013 07:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yourlefthand (Post 57648432)
I went and looked at one today and it is a border less trackpad. Seemed kinda strange, to say the least.

Sent from Slickdeals App for iPhone & iPod Touch.

Hi, are you sure it's the same model? Another guy reported that it has a chrome border.

rjohmit 02-17-2013 07:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mojoblow (Post 57649690)
Hi, are you sure it's the same model? Another guy reported that it has a chrome border.

I ordered this laptop this morning for local pickup. I'm typing on it now. This is exactly what it looks like...except the Windows key has the Win8 logo on it.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VwMSkPA...MG0795.JPG

mojoblow 02-17-2013 07:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rjohmit (Post 57649778)
I ordered this laptop this morning for local pickup. I'm typing on it now. This is exactly what it looks like...except the Windows key has the Win8 logo on it.

https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.co...6zsIhgVxz2

Oh thank for the response. I like that track pad design. I hate both the border less one on the G580 and the button less one on the z580 series. Lenovo sure have crappy track pad design, but this one is good. Thank you.

ny153 02-17-2013 07:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by juicyjay504 (Post 57649484)
A few hours of playing with this and I must say Windows 8 is awesome.

the computers are turning into devices for CONSUMERs. Where you are supposed to use it to browse, watch, buy,consume and not create. Windows 8 is the first system amplifying this consumer aspect. You are not supposed to create anything, think for yourself, analyze - just use this box to press big buttons and buy stuff or play stupid apps/games. Features and internals of coming out systems are getting hidden more and more. This is a sad state of affairs...

cc423 02-17-2013 07:52 PM

Hi is this computer and it's i3 fast enough to stream 1080p to a flatscreen? I'm thinking of using this as my main computer and as a htpc. TIA

rjohmit 02-17-2013 07:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ny153 (Post 57649880)
the computers are turning into devices for CONSUMERs. Where you are supposed to use it to browse, watch, buy,consume and not create. Windows 8 is the first system amplifying this consumer aspect. You are not supposed to create anything, think for yourself, analyze - just use this box to press big buttons and buy stuff or play stupid apps/games. Features and internals of coming out systems are getting hidden more and more. This is a sad state of affairs...

This is ridiculous. No machine can be all things to all people.

There's a market for cheap laptops....manufacturers are creating machines like this one for that market.

There are plenty of great machines out there with outstanding build quality and materials, hi-res displays, bluetooth, SSDs, blu-ray, and other great features. They just cost $1,000+. This machine cost $340.

I would love to have a X1 Carbon Touchscreen or some other high-end, sleek, sexy ultrabook. Like many other people, I'm sure...I just can't afford one right now. And I'm not going into debt for a computer.

Zettadox 02-17-2013 08:24 PM

The screen is terrible "15.6" 1366x768". I have that same resolution on my 11.6 Inch Thinkpad x120e. The specs are good however if you can deal with a crappy resolution more power to you I guess?

Quote:

Originally Posted by ny153 (Post 57649880)
the computers are turning into devices for CONSUMERs. Where you are supposed to use it to browse, watch, buy,consume and not create. Windows 8 is the first system amplifying this consumer aspect. You are not supposed to create anything, think for yourself, analyze - just use this box to press big buttons and buy stuff or play stupid apps/games. Features and internals of coming out systems are getting hidden more and more. This is a sad state of affairs...

You're obviously not in any sort of I.T field if you are willing to say something that ignorant. Windows 8 is an improved Windows NT nothing less, I use Start8 and completely skip metro entirely and have the exact same desktop experience as Windows 7 with all the performance benefits. I needed Windows 8 for the new cpu scheduler for my FX-8350 and I can say it's a fantastic upgrade, anyone who says hur hur you're stuck using metro belongs with the circlejerk bandwagon folks for being so stupid.

fyu 02-17-2013 08:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zettadox (Post 57650422)
The screen is terrible "15.6" 1366x768". I have that same resolution on my 11.6 Inch Thinkpad x120e. The specs are good however if you can deal with a crappy resolution more power to you I guess?

lets see you do better for $340+tax

manfromnowhere 02-17-2013 08:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fyu (Post 57650466)
lets see you do better for $340+tax

Sigh. They can't. I'm all for higher res, but keeping price in mind, there has to be a compromise. $340 + tax won't get you anything better than 720p so it's a good deal for what it is.

My desktop has a 1080p monitor, my 13" Sony laptop has 1600x900 res, and my around the house laptop has a 15.6" 1366x768 res screen like this Lenovo. Yes more pixels would be nice but for internet, email, and Netflix, it's fine! Plus it was dirt cheap.

rjohmit 02-17-2013 08:47 PM

Yes, we get that 1366x768 is crappy....we'd all like a 1080p screen. You just simply aren't going to get it at this price point. Its really that simple. To expect otherwise is unrealistic. And to suggest that this isn't a good deal because of it is unfair.

jackbauer24 02-17-2013 08:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crystalcity423 (Post 57650034)
Hi is this computer and it's i3 fast enough to stream 1080p to a flatscreen? I'm thinking of using this as my main computer and as a htpc. TIA

Yes it is. It also depends on your Internet connection, dial up dsl or cable make a different.

jcwy999 02-17-2013 08:58 PM

Quote from jcwy999 View Post :
Yes 100% agree, you really need to stalk the Lenovo Outlet daily to score some good deals & with Free Shipping too. So far I have no compliant on mine i5 U400 at all. Still waiting for shipment on the i7 P580.


Quote:

Originally Posted by c_nitty (Post 57643066)
So how is this one vs the ones you talk about?

To compare, I believe the Lenovo G model is the lower end laptop. Here are the specs on the two that I got, you guys can be the judge on whether is a good deal or not.

The i7 P580 for $446:

ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7-3520M Processor (4M Cache, 2.90 GHz)( )
Operating systemWindows 7 Home Premium 64 - English-French
GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4000
Memory8 GB (2 x 4GB) PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600MHz SODIMM Memory
Display15.6" HD WXGA (1366 X 768) LED Backlight w/ 720p HD Camera"
Pointing deviceOne-piece touchpad, multi-touch with English-French Keyboard
Hard Drive750GB, 5400RPM Serial ATA 2.5" Hard Drive
Optical DriveDVD Recordable 8x Max Dual Layer
Battery6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (48 Watt Hours)
Network CardIntel® Centrino Wireless-N 2200 (2x2 BGN)
BluetoothBluetooth
WWANNo WWAN Supported
Finger Print ReaderNo Fingerprint Reader
Warranty1 Year Standard Depot Warranty
Form FactorLaptop - Gunmetal gray

The i5 U400 for $400:
Processor: Intel Core i5-2450M (2.50 GHz, 3 MB L3 Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)( )
Operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 - English
Display: 14.0" HD WXGA (1366 X 768) LED Backlight w/ Camera"
Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 6470M
Memory: 6GB (2GB & 4GB) PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz SDRAM SODIMM Memory
Hard Drive: 500GB, 5400RPM Serial ATA 2.5" Hard Drive
Optical Drive: DVD Recordable 8x Max Dual Layer

AND compare to this model Lenovo G580 Laptop for $339.99.

Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz Processor
15.6" 1366x768 Display
4GB DDR3 Memory
500GB Hard Drive
Intel HD 4000 Graphics
DVDRW
WiFi N
Webcam
6-Cell Battery
Windows 8


P.S. I heard bad reviews on Window8, therefore I do prefer Window7 instead.

Microshock 02-17-2013 09:00 PM

For all the Windows 8 haters (that have probably never used it for more than 5 minutes):

It is a great OS. The new Start Menu is a lot more useful than the old one, purely because you can store more icons in there and it's much easier to organize.

It's faster, it boots up really quickly, and is better with security. You don't even need to install an antivirus anymore.

It is better than 7.

jcwy999 02-17-2013 09:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gamstutz (Post 57646624)
Thanks for the heads up on the Lenovo outlet store, but I just checked it out and it doesn't look like any special deals are in stock currently... Do the good deals not normally come around very often or what?

Also, I'm not sure if the problem is with my computers or not, but it seems like the outlet website runs like trash on Google Chrome. IE 9 ran it fine though.


The great deals will usually have limited inventory (only 1 or 2) & they get snatch up really quickly. I guess it really depend on your luck & checking it daily.

One important note: if you were able to find one and add to cart, you need to complete the process quickly (let's say 10 mins). Otherwise, the Lenovo site will remove it from your cart.

I do agree, IE work best with the outlet site. I was having issue with Firefox before. \

GOOD LUCK !!

198four 02-17-2013 09:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Microshock (Post 57650910)
For all the Windows 8 haters (that have probably never used it for more than 5 minutes):

It is a great OS. The new Start Menu is a lot more useful than the old one, purely because you can store more icons in there and it's much easier to organize.

It's faster, it boots up really quickly, and is better with security. You don't even need to install an antivirus anymore.

It is better than 7.

You spend few seconds watching a computer boot up and you spend hours using windows...you really care about few seconds of boot time difference that much? ANd I used windows 8 for about 2 weeks and it gave me migraines....its crap!

masona 02-17-2013 09:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 198four (Post 57651076)
You spend few seconds watching a computer boot up and you spend hours using windows...you really care about few seconds of boot time difference that much? ANd I used windows 8 for about 2 weeks and it gave me migraines....its crap!

How is it crap?

198four 02-17-2013 09:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by masona (Post 57651158)
How is it crap?

Its designed for kids...if you only use windows to surf the internet then its okay...but if you are a techie then its a big no no

Microshock 02-17-2013 09:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 198four (Post 57651194)
Its designed for kids...if you only use windows to surf the internet then its okay...but if you are a techie then its a big no no

It's designed for kids because of one new UI change? Dude, stop spreading sensationalist bullshit on here.

Put some real reasons down.

nevershoutchris 02-17-2013 10:28 PM

Horrid Return Policy at Office Depot:

Technology & Furniture - Return Policy:
Your Original Receipt is required for all returns or exchanges of technology and furniture.

Unopened Technology products may be returned or exchanged within 14 days of purchase with Original Receipt, in original packaging and with UPC code intact. If product box is opened, we will offer an exchange only. A 15% Restocking Fee will be applied if box is missing any components. This applies to all technology products including, without limitation: Computers, Monitors, Cameras, Camcorders, Projectors, GPS, Printers, Copiers, Faxes, Shredders, Telephones, Wireless Technology, MP3s, TVs, DVD Players, Media, Hard Drives, Peripherals, Accessories and Software. Opened software may be exchanged for the same item only. Please remove all personal data from returned/exchanged product. Office Depot is not responsible for any personal data left in or on a returned/exchanged product. Furniture in new condition, unassembled, in original packaging, with Original Receipt and with UPC code intact may be returned within 14 days of purchase.

ktyprd 02-17-2013 10:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nevershoutchris (Post 57651990)
Horrid Return Policy at Office Depot:

Technology & Furniture - Return Policy:
Your Original Receipt is required for all returns or exchanges of technology and furniture.

Unopened Technology products may be returned or exchanged within 14 days of purchase with Original Receipt, in original packaging and with UPC code intact. If product box is opened, we will offer an exchange only. A 15% Restocking Fee will be applied if box is missing any components. This applies to all technology products including, without limitation: Computers, Monitors, Cameras, Camcorders, Projectors, GPS, Printers, Copiers, Faxes, Shredders, Telephones, Wireless Technology, MP3s, TVs, DVD Players, Media, Hard Drives, Peripherals, Accessories and Software. Opened software may be exchanged for the same item only. Please remove all personal data from returned/exchanged product. Office Depot is not responsible for any personal data left in or on a returned/exchanged product. Furniture in new condition, unassembled, in original packaging, with Original Receipt and with UPC code intact may be returned within 14 days of purchase.

I got this at Office Depot today and I asked the guy about the return policy and he just said 14 days. I asked what if I open the box and he said as long as everything's there. Then I look at the back of my receipt for the return policy, it's not as specific as what Office Depots says online. It pretty much matched what the guy told me. There is nothing written about unopened packaging or exchange only.. :confused:

samurai82 02-17-2013 10:56 PM

laptop is fast - no fan noise, even when running/installing apps, speakers are good not great - great battery close to 5-6 hrs .i do not see anything bad so far

mojoblow 02-17-2013 11:02 PM

Removing Window Media Center from the consumer base of Windows 8 is baffling. Besides the metro modern start menu, which can be override using classic shell, no WMC is the other major problem I have with it. I use it for it's DVR function to record shows. Microsoft requires me to go Window 8 PRO when it should be in the consumer based Windows 8. Window Media Center has no business in Windows8 Pro. Why would business users need it? It's an obvious attempt by Microsoft to take away the functionality of what was free in consumer base window 7. Now to get that function back, I must paid the upgrade to pro and the app to add WMC, both now cost a pretty penny. Boot up time is trivial to me. Really who boots their computer these days? I always put it in stand by mode. The tiles in metro takes too much space and if you have a bunch, you have to scroll just to find it. For people who don't need the constant update status of facebook and twitter and what not, metro is bloatware.

rbarkus 02-17-2013 11:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 198four (Post 57651194)
Its designed for kids...if you only use windows to surf the internet then its okay...but if you are a techie then its a big no no

I'm a techie and I like Windows 8.

manfromnowhere 02-17-2013 11:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ktyprd (Post 57652168)
I got this at Office Depot today and I asked the guy about the return policy and he just said 14 days. I asked what if I open the box and he said as long as everything's there. Then I look at the back of my receipt for the return policy, it's not as specific as what Office Depots says online. It pretty much matched what the guy told me. There is nothing written about unopened packaging or exchange only.. :confused:

Do you mind typing it out word for word here? Just curious. I used to frequent OD all the time so the managers know me and work w/ me with on a rare laptop return - but it'd be nice if official policy just let you do a normal return.

PinoyRukus 02-18-2013 12:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rbarkus (Post 57652478)
I'm a techie and I like Windows 8.

Same here. They are integrating it with everything. Sky drive , hotmail, Xbox , phones and etc. You can log on to any other windows 8 comp and certain things can be accessed like apps,email,skydrive,etc without having to load/log in. The only thing that can be frustrating is finding out how to use it (which wasn't for me cause I like playing with new OS/gadgets). If you want a start menu you can add it back in, if you don't like the metro desktop you can just click desktop and it will look like XP/7. Also I've been running xp/7 programs fine. People who don't like 8 are just too lazy to learn how to use it and aren't considered techies to me. Techies are people who want the latest and greatest. This os is pretty much xp/7 but with apps and the ability to use a touch screen.

jlsf2 02-18-2013 01:14 AM

Back in stock as of 1a PST on Monday morning for on-line ordering.

hunnybunny1012 02-18-2013 01:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jlsf2 (Post 57653062)
Back in stock as of 1a PST on Monday morning for on-line ordering.

not sold online

dubgw 02-18-2013 04:47 AM

Compare to Lenovo S405 ?
 
Other than fact that 405 is 14" screen, which is better deal at same $339?
405 has processor AMD A6
Thx

dubgw 02-18-2013 04:52 AM

Extended warranty?
 
Would u say its essential to buy w this ??
Thx

axemexa 02-18-2013 06:00 AM

how come i dont see anywhere to order store pickup.

i see how to check availability but not order.

CountChoculitis 02-18-2013 06:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by axemexa (Post 57654672)
how come i dont see anywhere to order store pickup.

i see how to check availability but not order.

Yeah same here. My local store says they have 2 in stock so I might swing by and check it out since I need to run some errands in the area anyways.

Trying to decide between this and the Z580: http://slickdeals.net/f/5862374-NEW-Lenovo-Z580-Intel-Core-i7-35200M-15-6-Screen-Display-Notebook-With-4GB-Memory-500GB-Hard-Drive-Windows-8-498-00-Frys

Hard to justify an i7 for $140 more though.

rjohmit 02-18-2013 06:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dubgw (Post 57653996)
Other than fact that 405 is 14" screen, which is better deal at same $339?
405 has processor AMD A6
Thx

This 3rd gen Core i3 will own an A6.

damaster32 02-18-2013 06:30 AM

Just picked one up this morning. Good deal.

redsrule2500 02-18-2013 06:47 AM

Annoying that it's sold out online. Closest store is a 40 minute drive :(

jlsf2 02-18-2013 08:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hunnybunny1012 (Post 57653108)
not sold online

I had just finished ordering one online when I posted at 1:14a. I guess they only had a few.available.
Maybe they'll have more throughout the day - do not know.

frolicsome 02-18-2013 08:36 AM

in4one as a gift for parents at a local OD. They have another 2 in stock. in South CA. Good deal. Thanks.

TurboLover 02-18-2013 08:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yowoe (Post 57639690)
Was able to order this for $327 out the door because of some gift cards I had lying around- worth it right?

Also, its worth it to upgrade the hard drive to SSD right? How hard would it be for this model (anyone know)?

Replacing the hard drive with an SSD is pretty simple. Got my wife a similar laptop for Christmas and swapped in an SSD.

Pages 36 - 42 of the manual (actually page 40 - 46 if you just want to go direct to the right page in your PDF browser).
http://download.lenovo.com/consum...nglish.pdf

There are also some videos on youtube.

Renaissanceman 02-18-2013 09:18 AM

Okay, got mine up and running. Seems LEGIT for the price especially since I will be using a Microsoft Keyboard and laser mouse combo. Better than my last lappy at least!

LOTS of bloat/crap ware to remove though!

Ultravisiontech 02-18-2013 09:27 AM

Bait and switch. No Free Shipping. Available in Store only. Guess what happens when you get to the store?

Rapter 02-18-2013 09:47 AM

Is this still good at $369.99?

dubgw 02-18-2013 09:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rjohmit (Post 57654774)
This 3rd gen Core i3 will own an A6.


Would u say buying extended warranty is essential?

dubgw 02-18-2013 09:55 AM

Extended warranty?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CountChoculitis (Post 57654772)
Yeah same here. My local store says they have 2 in stock so I might swing by and check it out since I need to run some errands in the area anyways.

Trying to decide between this and the Z580: http://slickdeals.net/f/5862374-NEW-Lenovo-Z580-Intel-Core-i7-35200M-15-6-Screen-Display-Notebook-With-4GB-Memory-500GB-Hard-Drive-Windows-8-498-00-Frys

Hard to justify an i7 for $140 more though.


Would u buy the I store extended warranty??
Thx

HetfieldJ 02-18-2013 09:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rapter (Post 57659492)
Is this still good at $369.99?

Go for it.

senseamp 02-18-2013 10:27 AM

Bought one for the wife. Windows 8 is kind of crappy :(

Rapter 02-18-2013 10:29 AM

Called up and the women found this and said she can order it as a back order item. The processor from the original item has a better benchmark score, but is it a big difference? To word it right since the original item is sold out is this deal just as good?

http://www.officedepot.com/a/prod...-With-156/

blunt_eastwood 02-18-2013 10:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rapter (Post 57660514)
Called up and the women found this and said she can order it as a back order item. The processor from the original item has a better benchmark score, but is it a big difference? To word it right since the original item is sold out is this deal just as good?

http://www.officedepot.com/a/prod...-With-156/

Why on earth is that one more expensive? They seem to have the exact same specs (500GB HDD, 15.6" screen, 4GB RAM) but the 59359079 has a MSRP of $479 with an i3-3120M while the 59344049 has an i3-3110M but a MRSP of $499.

Renaissanceman 02-18-2013 10:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ultravisiontech (Post 57659062)
Bait and switch. No Free Shipping. Available in Store only. Guess what happens when you get to the store?

Well, in MY case yesterday? They had three in stock and my wife and I bought two. I think the demo is all that's left at my store...

Quote:

Originally Posted by dubgw (Post 57659602)
Would u say buying extended warranty is essential?

Totally depends. I NEVER buy maintenance or protection plans. Knock on wood, we've never needed them. When I used to be a commissioned salesperson in an Electronics store we referred to them as "cheese" as in extra and tasty. They are almost ALL profit for the people selling them and like ALL insurance they play the numbers game. Probably 90% off all people who buy one never use it....

IF you are going to be dragging it around with you and you have a poor history with electronics it might be a worthwhile investment...

mandangolo 02-18-2013 10:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chipt4 (Post 57641060)
Warning: the trackpad on this laptop is infuriating. It's covered in little bumps so it's not smooth, my finger tends to stick & not move smoothly. Had to turn off tap-to-click because of so many accidental clicks.

The brown color is hardly noticeable (looks black in most light), unless I got sent a black one by mistake.

Wiped windows 8 and installed 7. Was a bit of a pain (had to change a BIOS setting or two, then remove all partitions from the hard drive (ie recovery partition, boot partition, etc).

Downloading the drivers from the lenovo site was a pain. There's no driver pack, just individual drivers. The site isn't very responsive though the download speeds were decent.

The keyboard is pretty mushy, though they did manage to squeeze a num pad in a 15.6" laptop.

The screen, while fairly low resolution seemed bright.

I just got done wiping it & getting it set up for a friend, she bought it from newegg a few days ago for a higher price. I wouldn't get this laptop for myself due to the trackpad/keyboard issues but that may just be a personal opinion.

These are just a couple of reasons why i've switched to a mac and never looked back. Bios settings, crappy trackpads and keyboards, driver issues, bloated OS.

Frankly if someone needs something inexpensive for web surfing, email, and casual gaming, they would be best served with a tablet. This thing doesnt have a discreet GPU so it's benefits over a tablet are minimal. Plus something like a Nexus 7 will have better resale value in a year.

OstrichSak 02-18-2013 11:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mandangolo (Post 57661216)
These are just a couple of reasons why i've switched to a mac and never looked back.


Say no more. This thread is about the specifics of a $340 laptop. Show me ANY Mac product for $340 (not a table or phone) and you may have something.


Apple followers will find ANY excuse to try to convert the non-believers.

dubleo 02-18-2013 11:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mandangolo (Post 57661216)
These are just a couple of reasons why i've switched to a mac and never looked back. Bios settings, crappy trackpads and keyboards, driver issues, bloated OS.

Frankly if someone needs something inexpensive for web surfing, email, and casual gaming, they would be best served with a tablet. This thing doesnt have a discreet GPU so it's benefits over a tablet are minimal. Plus something like a Nexus 7 will have better resale value in a year.

You are acting like all Windows based PCs are the same.

That is not the case.

If you've owned an IBM ThinkPad , you would see what some Windows based PCs could offer.

BTW , regular tablets aren't nearly as fast as this machine ( G580) is in productivity tasks. Tablet PCs , on the other hand , can be much faster.

rjohmit 02-18-2013 11:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dubgw (Post 57659602)
Would u say buying extended warranty is essential?

I almost never buy extended warranties for anything. But I know there are plenty of people who do.

Quote:

Originally Posted by mandangolo (Post 57661216)
These are just a couple of reasons why i've switched to a mac and never looked back. Bios settings, crappy trackpads and keyboards, driver issues, bloated OS.

Frankly if someone needs something inexpensive for web surfing, email, and casual gaming, they would be best served with a tablet. This thing doesnt have a discreet GPU so it's benefits over a tablet are minimal. Plus something like a Nexus 7 will have better resale value in a year.

Funny, considering the Nexus 7 is the tablet equivalent of this laptop.

fyu 02-18-2013 11:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mandangolo (Post 57661216)
These are just a couple of reasons why i've switched to a mac and never looked back. Bios settings, crappy trackpads and keyboards, driver issues, bloated OS.

Frankly if someone needs something inexpensive for web surfing, email, and casual gaming, they would be best served with a tablet. This thing doesnt have a discreet GPU so it's benefits over a tablet are minimal. Plus something like a Nexus 7 will have better resale value in a year.

BIOS settings? that's the first I've heard of that. what are you doing that needs frequent BIOS access?

gtr1022 02-18-2013 11:46 AM

I just left the store. When the website say 1 in stock, it's the floor model (no extra discount). The sales clerk said the price is good until Saturday and they expect at least 2 deliveries before then. He told me to take the sku number with me and call them tomorrow afternoon which is when he expects the next delivery.

mandangolo 02-18-2013 11:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OstrichSak (Post 57661694)
Say no more. This thread is about the specifics of a $340 laptop. Show me ANY Mac product for $340 (not a table or phone) and you may have something.


Apple followers will find ANY excuse to try to convert the non-believers.

Noticed how I recommended a $250 tablet, and not a $1000 mac?

mandangolo 02-18-2013 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OstrichSak (Post 57661694)
Say no more. This thread is about the specifics of a $340 laptop. Show me ANY Mac product for $340 (not a table or phone) and you may have something.


Apple followers will find ANY excuse to try to convert the non-believers.

Quote:

Originally Posted by fyu (Post 57662388)
BIOS settings? that's the first I've heard of that. what are you doing that needs frequent BIOS access?

Troubleshooting issues, changing startup devices, making changes when replacing or upgrading hardware. Dealing with Bios is low on the list of reasons why I switched though.

rjohmit 02-18-2013 12:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blunt_eastwood (Post 57660768)
Why on earth is that one more expensive? They seem to have the exact same specs (500GB HDD, 15.6" screen, 4GB RAM) but the 59359079 has a MSRP of $479 with an i3-3120M while the 59344049 has an i3-3110M but a MRSP of $499.

Yeah the processor in that $369 G580 is actually inferior to this one...yet its $30 more.

OstrichSak 02-18-2013 12:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mandangolo (Post 57662824)
Noticed how I recommended a $250 tablet, and not a $1000 mac?

I also noticed how you conveniently left out the important word of my statement: laptop

Quote:

Originally Posted by mandangolo (Post 57662910)
Troubleshooting issues, changing startup devices, making changes when replacing or upgrading hardware. Dealing with Bios is low on the list of reasons why I switched though.



I should hope so. 'Needing to belong' was near the top as it is with most Apple users who feel the need to interject their religion into EVERY conversation whether it's topical or not.

Hypnotyzeminds 02-18-2013 12:29 PM

http://www.officedepot.com/a/prod...-With-156/
This model has a faster frontside bus and memory then the one on sale. Its on clearance B&M for $329.92

ktyprd 02-18-2013 12:55 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Quote:

Originally Posted by manfromnowhere (Post 57652590)
Do you mind typing it out word for word here? Just curious. I used to frequent OD all the time so the managers know me and work w/ me with on a rare laptop return - but it'd be nice if official policy just let you do a normal return.

See attached.

hristopelov 02-18-2013 01:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hypnotyzeminds (Post 57663588)
http://www.officedepot.com/a/prod...-With-156/
This model has a faster frontside bus and memory then the one on sale. Its on clearance B&M for $329.92

you saw that BM for $329? cus online say $369...

if its true its a lot better, 1600 front bus compared to 1333, and the RAM speeds 12800 compared to 10330 of the OPs laptop, the only thing better of the OP is the i3 is 3120 comparing to 3110 of the link you posted, but if im correct thats only a minor bump in the speed from 2.4 to 2.5...

confirm if thats 329 in store... its a lot better than OP deal

sd444 02-18-2013 01:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rjohmit (Post 57654774)
This 3rd gen Core i3 will own an A6.

Not on GPU. Unless all you run is synthetic CPU benchmarks, normal users won't be able to tell the difference and won't experience what you are promising during use.

That A6 mentioned is also and ULV so the battery will last longer on it.

techpunk 02-18-2013 02:41 PM

For all of you interested in the RAM. I just bought this laptop and it has a single 4gb memory.

EvanO 02-18-2013 03:32 PM

Got it for $329 before tax in Tampa, Florida.

Not the greatest machine in the world but well worth the price. Just have to debloat the damn thing.

AppleC 02-18-2013 03:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mandangolo (Post 57662910)
Troubleshooting issues, changing startup devices, making changes when replacing or upgrading hardware. Dealing with Bios is low on the list of reasons why I switched though.

I had that same urk with a cheap Acer I got, the touch pad would hold your finger down and not let it slide because of the awful texture, and the space bar would sometimes miss presses (wouldn't enter a space). I didn't try out the demo while in the store which I should have for this =/

Explain to me what you did for the BIOS things for Windows 7 and Lenovo drivers please, I'm going to dual boot it W7 on it if It ends up that I keep it (It's still unopened)

I'm also gonna check if they have that cheaper better one just mentioned

c_nitty 02-18-2013 03:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hristopelov (Post 57664414)
you saw that BM for $329? cus online say $369...

if its true its a lot better, 1600 front bus compared to 1333, and the RAM speeds 12800 compared to 10330 of the OPs laptop, the only thing better of the OP is the i3 is 3120 comparing to 3110 of the link you posted, but if im correct thats only a minor bump in the speed from 2.4 to 2.5...

confirm if thats 329 in store... its a lot better than OP deal

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hypnotyzeminds (Post 57663588)
http://www.officedepot.com/a/prod...-With-156/
This model has a faster frontside bus and memory then the one on sale. Its on clearance B&M for $329.92

What makes one better than the other I don't know anything about laptops?

EvanO 02-18-2013 03:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hristopelov (Post 57664414)
you saw that BM for $329? cus online say $369...

if its true its a lot better, 1600 front bus compared to 1333, and the RAM speeds 12800 compared to 10330 of the OPs laptop, the only thing better of the OP is the i3 is 3120 comparing to 3110 of the link you posted, but if im correct thats only a minor bump in the speed from 2.4 to 2.5...

confirm if thats 329 in store... its a lot better than OP deal


Wait I paid $329 for mine in store. Maybe I bought that model instead?

c_nitty 02-18-2013 04:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by c_nitty (Post 57668278)
What makes one better than the other I don't know anything about laptops?

And what about this? http://www.123bargains.com/deals-...tooth.aspx

tennisplayer888 02-18-2013 04:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sd444 (Post 57664702)
Not on GPU. Unless all you run is synthetic CPU benchmarks, normal users won't be able to tell the difference and won't experience what you are promising during use.

That A6 mentioned is also and ULV so the battery will last longer on it.

I doubt it, AMD has never been good on battery life even compared to full fledged i-cores.

hristopelov 02-18-2013 04:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by c_nitty (Post 57668278)
What makes one better than the other I don't know anything about laptops?

faster bus speed and faster memory speed makes the whole machine faster overall... plus guy say he bought one for $329, whole the OP ones $339, which is like $11 cheaper ...

EvanO 02-18-2013 04:28 PM

So this Intel HD4000 GPU is actually pretty decent. Dota 2 is playable at low settings/high render quality and that's not something I was expecting.

Color me impressed for $329.

ehs1t 02-18-2013 04:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hypnotyzeminds (Post 57663588)
http://www.officedepot.com/a/prod...-With-156/
This model has a faster frontside bus and memory then the one on sale. Its on clearance B&M for $329.92

was $369.91 last week when I got it with $75 staples coupon! and managed to get the OP laptop for $339.99+ a $120 protection plan( which I'm gonna return in a couple of days) -$75 staples coupon. $285 for the laptop:)

Kumicho 02-18-2013 05:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ny153 (Post 57649880)
the computers are turning into devices for CONSUMERs. Where you are supposed to use it to browse, watch, buy,consume and not create. Windows 8 is the first system amplifying this consumer aspect. You are not supposed to create anything, think for yourself, analyze - just use this box to press big buttons and buy stuff or play stupid apps/games. Features and internals of coming out systems are getting hidden more and more. This is a sad state of affairs...

FFS, are you *serious*? Someone puts out an interface that's designed for the 80%+ of people who use no more than 3 programs (web, email, Skype, or web, email, Microsoft Office products for those people working) every single day on their computer and suddenly you're decrying the downfall of mankind?

If you're set in your ways and don't want to change, there's the little "desktop" icon where you can go back to 90% of what you had before (and there are "start" programs to return 100% of the functionality you had previously if you really want).

I swear, the whining about W8 reminds me of the middle-aged people I once worked with almost 15 years ago. They were set in their ways, knew Lotus Notes (100% keystroke as opposed to using the mouse) and anything new and different was EVIL. I remember recovering an Excel file from some woman who had pressed something and "erased everything!!!!" She was on the verge of tears until I found that she'd switched over to a new tab in Excel.

Seriously, W8 is fine. The functionality of finding programs (start typing the name of the program from the Metro interface) blows W7 out of the water, there's the added security, and overall it's faster both in startup as well as switching around. It's not perfect, and the decision to have separate Apps and Programs causes things like Skype to misbehave if you have both versions running, but overall, I can't fathom why people are having such a hard time with this.

bestco 02-18-2013 05:30 PM

I'm in the computer business and I'm cool with W8, but a customer of mine recently bought a brand new Win 8 laptop at Staples and returned it, not because it didn't work, but because he didn't know how to use it, I've also heard numerous stories about how the staff at the computer stores complain about how they have to teach their customers learn how to use W8 to make a sale. LOL. MS got some serious issues.

iBoo 02-18-2013 05:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Kumicho (Post 57669812)
FFS, are you *serious*? Someone puts out an interface that's designed for the 80%+ of people who use no more than 3 programs (web, email, Skype, or web, email, Microsoft Office products for those people working) every single day on their computer and suddenly you're decrying the downfall of mankind?

If you're set in your ways and don't want to change, there's the little "desktop" icon where you can go back to 90% of what you had before (and there are "start" programs to return 100% of the functionality you had previously if you really want).

I swear, the whining about W8 reminds me of the middle-aged people I once worked with almost 15 years ago. They were set in their ways, knew Lotus Notes (100% keystroke as opposed to using the mouse) and anything new and different was EVIL. I remember recovering an Excel file from some woman who had pressed something and "erased everything!!!!" She was on the verge of tears until I found that she'd switched over to a new tab in Excel.

Seriously, W8 is fine. The functionality of finding programs (start typing the name of the program from the Metro interface) blows W7 out of the water, there's the added security, and overall it's faster both in startup as well as switching around. It's not perfect, and the decision to have separate Apps and Programs causes things like Skype to misbehave if you have both versions running, but overall, I can't fathom why people are having such a hard time with this.

windows vista sucks > windows 7 good > windows 8 (current) sucks , > windows 9 awesome


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