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Lenovo IdeaPad Y410p Laptop: Core i7 4700MQ 2.4GHz, 8GB DDR3, 1TB HDD + 24GB SSD, 14" 1600x900 LED, 2GB GeForce GT750M, Windows 8 EXPIRED

bkht 136 June 6, 2013 at 01:25 PM in Computers (2) More Lenovo Deals
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Promoted 07-04-2013 at 04:13 PM View Original Post
Update: Available again with a new eCoupon code

Shop Lenovo has their Lenovo IdeaPad Y410p Laptop for $1349 - $500 off eCoupon code USPY416704 = $849. Shipping is free. Thanks bkht

Specs:
  • Intel Core i7 4700MQ 2.4GHz
  • 8GB DDR3 Memory
  • 1TB HDD + 24GB SSD
  • 14" 1600x900 HD+ Anti-Glare LED Backlit
  • 2GB GeForce GT750M
  • DVD Recordable (Dual Layer)
  • Intel Centrino Wireless N-2230
  • 6-cell Battery
  • Windows 8

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Edited June 6, 2013 at 05:32 PM by widgit
seems like a slick deal for haswell packing gaming laptop packing a newest quad-core Core i7-4700MQ... Smilie
there are couple more laptops to consider too...
All these laptop deals are from Lenovo and require the code HOMEPCDEAL.

IdeaPad Y410p ($720) [lenovo.com]

IdeaPad Y410p w/ 1600x900 Screen ($850) [lenovo.com]

IdeaPad Y410p w/ 1600x900 Screen + Hybrid SSD ($900) [lenovo.com]

sample specs( varies depending on model):

Processor
4th Generation Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor (2.40GHz 1600MHz 6MB)
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Operating System
Windows 8 64
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Display
14.0" HD Anti-Glare with integrated camera 1366x768
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Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GT750M GDDR5 2GB
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Memory
8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600 MHz
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Hard Drive
1TB 5400 RPM
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Optical Drive
DVD Recordable (Dual Layer)
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Network Card
Intel Centrino Wireless N-2230
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Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version 4.0
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Warranty
One year
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Battery
6 Cell Lithium-Ion

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#766
Quote from Parker1974 View Post :
lol, no. I mean, generally speaking your comments are true: haswell offers slightly better performance while using significantly less power. but the difference is only around 10 - 15%. Moreover, the really impressive battery life gains won't show up on a Y series/gaming machine. CPU power demands are relatively minor on a laptop like this. The display and graphics use much more power. There's no way you'd see a 3 hour improvement. Not even close. I'll see if I can dig up some numbers.

Now, something like a MacBook Air (or Lenovo's own ultrabook/U series) would show some significant gains in battery life thanks to haswell. I'd still be surprised if those gains were in the 3 hour range, though.

There's always better tech around the corner. Next gen chips will be even faster and use less power. Why not put off your purchase until then? Or the generation after that? Silly logic. Haswell is an improvement, to be sure, but it isn't a quantum leap in technology.
True, but question is who buys a gaming laptop (or semi gaming if you would call it) for its battery life? Even the high ends gaming laptops out there will not last long, since it is graphic intensive. If I hold off until the future releases hoping for even better improvement, I don't think I would ever buy another laptop in my lifetime. If battery life is the main concern, look for ultrabook as you mentioned, with specifically designed low powered chips.
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Quote from nyankana View Post :
True, but question is who buys a gaming laptop (or semi gaming if you would call it) for its battery life? Even the high ends gaming laptops out there will not last long, since it is graphic intensive. If I hold off until the future releases hoping for even better improvement, I don't think I would ever buy another laptop in my lifetime. If battery life is the main concern, look for ultrabook as you mentioned, with specifically designed low powered chips.
Yes, this was pretty much exactly the point I was trying to make to the other poster. It's silly to urge someone not to jump on a deal like the one in the OP - for this this particular kind of laptop - based on the absence of haswell. even ignoring the battery life issue: gaming on this machine won't be processor-bound anyway (performance will be limited by the 750M card), so a minor bump in CPU speed isn't going to make any kind of difference. I can't think of a good reason to pay a premium for a haswell version of this kind of machine.

Ultrabooks, absolutely, different story.
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Quote from ChiickenL View Post :
Never mind, I figured it out. The SSD is only for cache, to make other programs and the windows 8 run faster. it is called express cache.
Yes, that's the intent. Essentially it functions as a hybrid drive. From what I read, the caching does speed things up, but not nearly as much as a full SSD boot drive would.

But you can certainly replace the tiny SSD with a larger one. There was a deal posted earlier today for a 128GB Plextor drive @ $85. That would certainly do the trick.
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Quote from Parker1974 View Post :
Yes, this was pretty much exactly the point I was trying to make to the other poster. It's silly to urge someone not to jump on a deal like the one in the OP - for this this particular kind of laptop - based on the absence of haswell. even ignoring the battery life issue: gaming on this machine won't be processor-bound anyway (performance will be limited by the 750M card), so a minor bump in CPU speed isn't going to make any kind of difference. I can't think of a good reason to pay a premium for a haswell version of this kind of machine.

Ultrabooks, absolutely, different story.
So, will the non Haswell version be anymore slicker? I got this machine, 1600*900 for 789, tax non included. And what is the premium price for you? I think this is the best i could have for the specs, unless I go for a refurb model. I see that the y500 with 1080p is 849 (15 inch + 16 G ssd), should I get that instead?
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Quote from Parker1974 View Post :
Yes, that's the intent. Essentially it functions as a hybrid drive. From what I read, the caching does speed things up, but not nearly as much as a full SSD boot drive would.

But you can certainly replace the tiny SSD with a larger one. There was a deal posted earlier today for a 128GB Plextor drive @ $85. That would certainly do the trick.

Y410P uses M.2 NGFF for its internal SSD, not mSATA. mSATA drives will not fit in it.

From what I know you can disable the express cache via the software and use it as a normal drive, not sure about booting from it though, I don't have the SSD in mine.
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Quote from m0demb0y View Post :
Y410P uses M.2 NGFF for its internal SSD, not mSATA. mSATA drives will not fit in it.

From what I know you can disable the express cache via the software and use it as a normal drive, not sure about booting from it though, I don't have the SSD in mine.
I'm a moron, you're absolutely correct. I completely forgot. That's even one of the reasons I originally chose the Y400 over the Y410; the latter offered a higher-res screen (nothing better than 768p was ever offered with the Y400) but there wasn't much else to set it apart.

Apologies to anyone I misled with incorrect info about this model.

But yes, from what I read a few weeks ago, you can use it as a normal drive, and even upgrade/replace it exactly as one would do with the mSATA drive...except NGFF SSDs are much harder to come by, and at least for now, much more expensive. As with all tech, prices will surely come down eventually, but for now, using the SSD for anything other than cache doesn't make much sense.
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#772
can i just buy the one without the ssd, but replace the HDD with an SSD?
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Quote from nyankana View Post :
So, will the non Haswell version be anymore slicker? I got this machine, 1600*900 for 789, tax non included. And what is the premium price for you? I think this is the best i could have for the specs, unless I go for a refurb model. I see that the y500 with 1080p is 849 (15 inch + 16 G ssd), should I get that instead?
Prices will probably continue to drop on the older tech as long as it's available and the more pervasive Haswell becomes. But again, by that logic, you could end up waiting forever. If you're buying now, or soon, this machine @ $789 is a great deal.

Now, personally, out of the two deals you mentioned, I think I'd prefer the Y500 (especially if that $849 config was a 750M and not 650M). Refurbs can be a gamble, but at least they have a decent return policy. The Y500 is a little bulkier, which is the primary downside for me (my particular usage case hinges on portability), though obviously YMMV on that point. On the flip side, see my post above: for now, it's too expensive to upgrade the NGFF SSD; you can't realistically use it as a boot drive on the Y410. I realize most folks aren't going to care about that, but I really like the flexibility of using an SSD in the Y400/Y500's mSATA slot as a boot drive, and keeping the OEM HDD in place for storage. I get the best of both worlds (SSD speed but still a ton of storage space), plus I maintain an expansion path via the Ultrabay. There's no such thing as "futureproof" - but I think this configuration will work for me for a while. Particularly if Lenovo ever actually releases the secondary/SLI 750M card Ultrabay option.

Again, YMMV, because it all depends on your requirements/preferences. Both are solid deals.
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Quote from vyan28 View Post :
can i just buy the one without the ssd, but replace the HDD with an SSD?
Yes, absolutely, you can always do that. No reason to pay for the SSD cache if you're just going to upgrade the whole HDD to SSD anyway.
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Quote from Parker1974 View Post :
Yes, absolutely, you can always do that. No reason to pay for the SSD cache if you're just going to upgrade the whole HDD to SSD anyway.
thanks for that quick answer.

there's no really difference between the 4 listed from the OP's link besides the display...

but i guess ill upgrade from the $799.99 to the $849.00 just to get the better screen, but for sure I just want the replace the HDD entirely for an SSD

also how do i get access the EPP Store?
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Quote from Parker1974 View Post :
Prices will probably continue to drop on the older tech as long as it's available and the more pervasive Haswell becomes. But again, by that logic, you could end up waiting forever. If you're buying now, or soon, this machine @ $789 is a great deal.

Now, personally, out of the two deals you mentioned, I think I'd prefer the Y500 (especially if that $849 config was a 750M and not 650M). Refurbs can be a gamble, but at least they have a decent return policy. The Y500 is a little bulkier, which is the primary downside for me (my particular usage case hinges on portability), though obviously YMMV on that point. On the flip side, see my post above: for now, it's too expensive to upgrade the NGFF SSD; you can't realistically use it as a boot drive on the Y410. I realize most folks aren't going to care about that, but I really like the flexibility of using an SSD in the Y400/Y500's mSATA slot as a boot drive, and keeping the OEM HDD in place for storage. I get the best of both worlds (SSD speed but still a ton of storage space), plus I maintain an expansion path via the Ultrabay. There's no such thing as "futureproof" - but I think this configuration will work for me for a while. Particularly if Lenovo ever actually releases the secondary/SLI 750M card Ultrabay option.

Again, YMMV, because it all depends on your requirements/preferences. Both are solid deals.
The boot drive is not much of concern to me since I got a ssd at hand from the laptop i broke. Portability for y500 is not much of concern to me, either, since I carry beasts back and forth daily...literally. It seems to me that the y400 is already discontinued, so I am afraid if the same will be for y500. Debating whether I should change the order. Might as well go for ultrabook, then.
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#777
for Y410p, what kind of SSD can i replace with from newegg.com?
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#778
anyone used this coupon code recently? it looks dead now
only the code on their website HOMEPCDEAL is available for $450 off
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