Edited December 2, 2020
at 11:25 AM
Very good deal so far this year, I have found. Ignoring few lucky folks who were able to double dip with CB + EPP + Coupons, etc. May be handful got those.
Start with the link: *Still working*
My choice of options, choose as listed below:
Use the code: THINKBUSTER
Cart price: $1,792.00
After Coupon: $806.40
Tax (CA) : $882.98
Final Price after CB:
CB @ 15% : $132.44. ==> Final** : $750.54
**Expired on 11/27**
CB @ 12% : $105.95. ==> Final** : $777.03
Technically my options was sold at $750.54 yesterday, and with today's cashback% it is $777.03. Lucky if you don't have state taxes, get much lower price.
Advice: CB% keeps changing. Now at 12% down from 15% yesterday. I choose the famous Japanese CB site (R a k). Always start from the CB Site for checkout to properly get the deal.
● AMD® Ryzen™ 5 PRO 4650U Processor (2.10 GHz, up to 4.00 GHz Max Boost, 6 Cores, 12 Threads, 8 MB Cache)
● Windows 10 Pro 64 English
● 16 GB DDR4 3200MHz (Soldered)
● 128 GB PCIe SSD
● 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, low power, 400 nits
● Integrated AMD Radeon™ Graphics
● IR & 720p HD
● Fingerprint Reader
● Backlit - US English
● Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 802.11AX (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.1
● Enabled Discrete TPM2.0
● BIOS Absolute Enabled
● 3 Cell Li-Polymer 50Wh
● 65watt AC
Choice selection suggestions:
Ryzen 5 is good enough for general consumers. You need a upgrade if you are going to run high computing operations. I'm an pro engineer, don't plan to run them, so choosing to ignore it.
If you are consumer, should be happy with Home, I choose Win10Pro because I may need some OS features for networking.
8 GB + [extra] -- Works for many general consumers. Not good for high graphic users. Choose to buy additional 8GB to use the dual channel high performance option. Now, total 16GB is really good.
16 GB + [extra] -- If you are planning use dockers, containers, high graphic process, ML computations, etc. Go for this option. With this you buy additional 16GB for a total of 32GB. Worth upgrade for Pros.
Mostly I will use a monitor, but I have travel use case where this will be handy. If you are budget minded, just go with
200 nits -- This is for suckers, not even 1080P, ignore it.
250 nits -- Should be sufficient for many. Eg: Using in good lit environment (or) use a monitor 90% of time.
300 nits -- Touch screen, power drain. If you desperately need it, go for it.
400 nits -- Work in varied lighting situations well.
Don't buy at Lenovo, period. Super inflated prices.
Per this laptop this is how its shipped to you:
I would suggest this:
- • M.2 2242 SSD / PCIe NVMe, PCIe 3.0 x 2 [WWAN slot] : Empty
- • M.2 2280 SSD / PCIe NVMe, PCIe 3.0 x 4 [SSD slot] : Loaded with 128GB WD SDD with Product Name "PC SN520 NVMe SSD" with interface standard "PCI Express NVMe 3.0 x2"
- Upgrade to 1TB NVME SSD: Good performance choices -- Samsung EVO $129 (or) EVO Plus $149 (or) SK hynix Gold P31 $134.99. These are special prices now. Grab them when you can.
- If you want exact drive as Lenovo, you can buy chasing on WD SSD drive I shared above.
- If you are budget minded, feel free to choose your drive.
Same Deal: Threads discussing on their choice of options