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YMMV - Lenovo 15.6 IdeaPad S340, i5-8265U, 1080p, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, backlit keyboard - In store @ Staples - YMMV $429

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Just picked up a Lenovo S340 for $429 (tax free) from Staples in Daytona Beach,FL. Online it shows $489, but I accidentally stumbled upon it when I Googled Lenovo S340 and selected the "Shopping " tab in Google (Screenshot attached). Went down to the store to check it out and they had it in store for $429.(photo attached).
15.6 screen
1080p screen
i5-8265U
256 GB SSD
8GB RAM
Backlit keyboard

The Google description says "Touchscreen", but the one I picked up is not. Still a good deal IMHO considering the $399 S340 "Hot Deal" from WalMart has a 768p screen and 128GB SSD and no backlit keyboard.

https://www.google.com/shopping/p...gKVmvD_BwE

Reference link: https://www.staples.com/lenovo-id...t_24393613
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Walmart in store deals are a $100 less. Not really a slickdeal here.
Can you share the deal link or brickseek link please?
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Walmart in store deals are a $100 less. Not really a slickdeal here.
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Walmart in store deals are a $100 less. Not really a slickdeal here.
Can you please share the link?

I just returned the Walmart one ($299) for the Staples deal.

Is this what you are referring to: https://slickdeals.net/f/13209337-lenovo-ideapad-s340-laptop-i3-8145u-15-6-8gb-ddr4-128gb-ssd-299-fr...

If so, there is a difference:
i3 vs i5
768p vs 1080p
128GB SSD vs 256GB SSD
Not backlit vs backlit keyboard

Worth the $129 for the upgrade, but yeah if there is a better deal, pls share the link. I'll get a couple for $100 less Smilie.
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I think this is a good price for what you get. The one thing I would be careful about is the display quality. I have been quite surprised recently when buying a laptop at just how crappy some screens can be. Low-end screens are no better than they were 10 years ago They have just got cheaper.
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I think this is a good price for what you get. The one thing I would be careful about is the display quality. I have been quite surprised recently when buying a laptop at just how crappy some screens can be. Low-end screens are no better than they were 10 years ago They have just got cheaper.
Most laptops panels are acceptable, being that color reproduction/accuracy, contrast, and so on only matter to a small subset of users. My current laptop has 100% sRGB, which enables the icc profile in relevant apps like Krita.
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Most laptops panels are acceptable, being that color reproduction/accuracy, contrast, and so on only matter to a small subset of users. My current laptop has 100% sRGB, which enables the icc profile in relevant apps like Krita.
OOOoooooOOOoooohhh ladedah! 100% sRGB says he... with his icc profile and his Krita all hanging out for the world to see!

Let me tell you, sir: the screen on my wife's Dell laptop is most certainly not "acceptable". Tilt that sucker up or down a few degrees and all the colors and contrast change. How that would acceptable to anyone I don't know.

Muskets at dawn!

[BTW, I have told here that all laptops are like that - don't want to be needlessly buying another one].
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Thanks OP! When I called my store, they quoted the MSRP. I mentioned how it was $489 on staples.com, and Google.com/shopping shows it at $429, which they were willing to match.

But once I arrived at the store, the display did show the same price tags as shown in your pictures, so I don't think it's a YMMV case, just limited advertising maybe.
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Was this laptop basically 379 just a few months ago?

What is the benchmark on this PC?
MORE importantly how is the battery life?

https://slickdeals.net/f/13206334-lenovo-ideapad-s340-15-6-laptop-intel-core-i5-8265u-quad-core-processor-8gb-memory-128gb-solid-state-drive-379

or this laptop
https://www.staples.com/lenovo-id...t_24393613
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Compare the specs. The Wal-Mart unit doesn't have a FHD screen, and less storage. Battery life is really good so far, but I did rebuild the OS.
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Was this laptop basically 379 just a few months ago?

What is the benchmark on this PC?
MORE importantly how is the battery life?

https://slickdeals.net/f/13206334-lenovo-ideapad-s340-15-6-laptop-intel-core-i5-8265u-quad-core-processor-8gb-memory-128gb-solid-state-drive-379

or this laptop
https://www.staples.com/lenovo-id...t_24393613 [staples.com]
The 379 one is not FHD and has half the storage. 429 one is worth the extra 50 bucks for the HD screen alone. Some may argue that it has a low end HD screen. Sure, but isn't the FHD crappier? lol ...It may not have the best 1080p screen, but you definitely get more real estate than a 768p and is more usable (low end or not).

Also note that the 379 one was not available during the tax holiday whereas the 429 was and probably is. So, if you bought the 379 with sales tax, you probably paid around 405 depending on the tax rate/location. That make the 429 one an even better deal with a screen and storage upgrade for just 24 bucks.
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This is a fantastic deal. I'm gonna go down to Staples later and check it out. if I like the display, it's coming home with me.
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Well I got one. It's hard to tell in the store how the screen is going to be at home and in other settings.

Sadly this screen is abysmal. It's actually one of the worst TN panels I've ever laid eyes on. I can't believe we still use displays like this in 2019.

It'll be going back tomorrow. A shame, because it's a quick, sleek computer but the display absolutely kills it.
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