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Lenovo Slim 7i 16" Intel Evo Platform Touchscreen Laptop - 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H - Intel Arc A370M Graphics - 144HZ - Windows 11 $999.97

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  • Windows 11 Home
  • 16" 2560x1600 120Hz 500-nits Glossy Touch, HDR400, 100% sRGB
  • Core i7-12700H (6P+8E)/20T 2.3 GHz (4.7 GHz Turbo, 24MB Cache)
  • 32GB LPDDR5 4800 MHz Ram (Soldered)
  • 1TB M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0x4 NVMe SSD
  • Intel Arc A370M 4GB GDDR6 Graphics
  • 720 IR ToF Webcam with Windows Hello
  • Stereo speakers, 2W x2, optimized with Dolby Atmos
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Wi-Fi 6 2x2 + Bluetooth 5.1
  • Ports:
    • 1x USB-C Thunderbolt 4 / USB4 40Gbps (data transfer, Power Delivery 3.0, DisplayPort 1.4)
    • 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 (1 Always On)
    • 1x HDMI 2.0
    • 1x SD Card reader
    • 1x Headphone / microphone combo jack (3.5mm)
    • 1x Power connector
  • 135W Slim Tip AC Adapter
  • 75 WHr Battery
  • 4.59 lbs


https://www.costco.com/.product.1659410.html
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11-30-2022 at 02:26 PM.
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I'd reckon this is a pretty good deal, if you don't care about the ARC dgpu.

I bought this when it was ~$1200 but returned it for a few reasons, one of them is just 16" is too big for me.

Screen is real nice, build quality is good, but not quite as good as the Slim Pro X model; keyboard flexes a bit more. Nice selection of ports as well.

The webcam kinda sucks though, and there isn't an ambient light sensor, so you have to manually raise/lower the brightness for the screen, and the keyboard backlighting as well. Apparently battery life isn't great either. It comes with a PCIe 3.0x4 NVMe, not PCIe 4.0, for whatever reason. And the speakers are weird; they're down firing (the grates are on the bottom of the laptop). The grate near the screen is *I think* for cooling / airflow.

Oh, and if you're running full prolonged tilt on the CPU/GPU, the 135W adapter won't quite supply enough power (i.e. it will dip into the battery to supply the deficit). Note this is an issue with some Lenovo laptops (the gaming / legion ones are fine IIRC, they have a larger power adapter)

This is an Ideapad Slim 7 model - https://psref.lenovo.com/Detail/L...82VB0000US
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11-30-2022 at 03:14 PM.
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doesn't Intel Arc A370M perform about the same as RTX 3050? that's pretty good to me.



Quote from dirkdigles :
I'd reckon this is a pretty good deal, if you don't care about the ARC dgpu.

I bought this when it was ~$1200 but returned it for a few reasons, one of them is just 16" is too big for me.

Screen is real nice, build quality is good, but not quite as good as the Slim Pro X model; keyboard flexes a bit more. Nice selection of ports as well.

The webcam kinda sucks though, and there isn't an ambient light sensor, so you have to manually raise/lower the brightness for the screen, and the keyboard backlighting as well. Apparently battery life isn't great either. It comes with a PCIe 3.0x4 NVMe, not PCIe 4.0, for whatever reason. And the speakers are weird; they're down firing (the grates are on the bottom of the laptop). The grate near the screen is *I think* for cooling / airflow.

Oh, and if you're running full prolonged tilt on the CPU/GPU, the 135W adapter won't quite supply enough power (i.e. it will dip into the battery to supply the deficit). Note this is an issue with some Lenovo laptops (the gaming / legion ones are fine IIRC, they have a larger power adapter)

This is an Ideapad Slim 7 model - https://psref.lenovo.com/Detail/L...82VB0000US
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11-30-2022 at 03:19 PM.
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anyone knows what costco's return policy is like on computers? do they charge a restocking fee on opened box items?
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11-30-2022 at 03:33 PM.
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anyone knows what costco's return policy is like on computers? do they charge a restocking fee on opened box items?
90 days, no questions asked, no fee. they even refund shipping cost if you bought online
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11-30-2022 at 03:34 PM.
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doesn't Intel Arc A370M perform about the same as RTX 3050? that's pretty good to me.
i believe so
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11-30-2022 at 04:22 PM.
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90 days, no questions asked, no fee. they even refund shipping cost if you bought online
sounds great, if I buy it from Costco, it only comes with 1 year manufacturer warranty and I won't be able to get the extended warranty, right?
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11-30-2022 at 05:09 PM.
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sounds great, if I buy it from Costco, it only comes with 1 year manufacturer warranty and I won't be able to get the extended warranty, right?
Go to the product link, click the "Warranty & Services" tab - it'll tell you everything you want to know.
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11-30-2022 at 08:28 PM.
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I had one of these that I ended up returning because battery life was all over the map. The one I had had the larger 99Wh battery and even then I struggled to get 4-5 hours out of it doing light tasks. If you sit idle on the desktop, the battery lasts forever, but anything more and that i7-12700H eats the battery fast!
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11-30-2022 at 09:38 PM.
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sounds great, if I buy it from Costco, it only comes with 1 year manufacturer warranty and I won't be able to get the extended warranty, right?
Unless they changed, Costco usually automatically doubles the manufacture warranty. The Lenovo I bought for my daughter earlier this year I was able to add warranty from Lenovo on top of the Costco warranty. Lenovo makes it real easy to do.
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11-30-2022 at 10:00 PM.
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I had one of these that I ended up returning because battery life was all over the map. The one I had had the larger 99Wh battery and even then I struggled to get 4-5 hours out of it doing light tasks. If you sit idle on the desktop, the battery lasts forever, but anything more and that i7-12700H eats the battery fast!
Thanks! Besides battery life, anything else that you didn't like? Can you comment on the heat?
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11-30-2022 at 11:49 PM.
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I have same exact one except with AMD processor
(it was $950) and battery life been great. It runs cool and quiet too. Amazing bright screen
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12-01-2022 at 12:36 AM.
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I have same exact one except with AMD processor
(it was $950) and battery life been great. It runs cool and quiet too. Amazing bright screen
With 32gb of ram? From where did you get it?
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12-01-2022 at 12:59 AM.
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hmm, I wonder how you knew the SSD for this laptop is PCIe 3.0 but not 4.0? Costco site doesn't say it, couldn't find it on Lenovo website either. does it really matter in real world PCIe 3.0 vs 4.0?
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12-01-2022 at 01:31 AM.
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I bought a nearly identical model a few months ago for $1,300. The only differences that I see are that this one has a 120Hz display (and different hinges) while mine is only 60Hz and mine has a 99WHr battery vs. 75 on this one. Mine has been a pretty good laptop so far, and I would be even happier had I got it at this price instead for $999. At this price, I would say that it seems to be a great deal, though the smaller battery could be concerning depending on your use case.
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