Help Me Decide Maybe my next ultrabook

Discussion in 'Compare Hardware' started by Umbra, Dec 4, 2017.

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Should i buy it?

  1. Yes, it is nice

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  2. No, (explainn why)

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  1. Umbra

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    #1 Umbra, Dec 4, 2017
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    What I want to compare:
    http://laptopmedia.com/review/lenovo-yoga-520-flex-5-14-inch-review-the-yoga-720-on-a-budget-with-little-to-no-trade-offs/
    hi guys,

    so i was looking for a convertible ultrabook, 360° screen thingy and found this one at the nearest store. (i don't buy online)

    Lenovo Yoga 520

    lenovo-yoga-520-14-subseries-feature-2-active-pen-v2.png lenovo-yoga-520-14-subseries-feature-5-hd-screen.png

    - 14"
    - i3-7100U, 2.7ghz
    - 4Gb RAM extendable to 8Gb
    - 500Gb HDD, (seems it has room for adding a SSD)
    - fingerprint reader
    - optical pen

    i like the design, upgradable components, and various features. I don't play games, will use it mostly out of my house for working, classic surfing and video calls.

    any comments?
     
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  2. HarborFront

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    #2 HarborFront, Dec 4, 2017
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    LENOVO will install spyware in your laptop.....they have done it before....and they'll do it again for sure

    ......next time they'll put it in their firmware or some driver
     
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  3. Umbra

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    @HarborFront Not a big deal for me. i can block connections to their IP.

    i asking more about the product itself rather than the privacy/security.
     
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  4. BryanB

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    #4 BryanB, Dec 4, 2017
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    It's a beauty Umbra, Lenovo IMO is top of the line, Maybe bettered by Fujitsu. If price even matters to you, what was the lowest price you found for this. Very thorough web site you posted.
     
  5. Umbra

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    around 500$ here.
     
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  6. BryanB

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    Really good price. I'm seeing it on the web for just under $600. Merry Christmas to you, I'm sure you've earned it. (y)
     
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  7. Umbra

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    ok i ckecked it myself at the store...i'm disappointed, guess they sell the cheap version in my country.

    - no fingerprint reader
    - no optical pen
    - machine took ages during boot before reaching the initial setup procedure.

    so bye bye...
     
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  8. Lockdown

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    I would bet different CPU. This is not unusual tactic to get price lower.
     
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  10. Danielx64

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    It looks nice but I wouldn't buy it with that weak CPU. For the record (and it may be just me) but I would look at a low end i5 at lease.
     
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  11. BryanB

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    The very first boot can take quite some time, it's only once. I don't know about the pen, never used one but the finger print reader is a very nice option and you should hold out for it. I suppose it's stupid to ask a high security guy why he won't shop on line but why won't you shop on line? You of all people must have an incredibly secure setup?
     
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  12. Danielx64

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    I wouldn't call it stupid (and I'm not umbra), one possible reason is what happens if there is a data breach somewhere along the line?
     
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    I also have Lenovo U430 Touch i5 4th Gen, 8Gb Ram and 500Gb HD i bought it for 375$ , it lasts about 4-5 hours on normal usage and i must say lenovo build quality is very good. One thing i recommend to buy a laptop with anti-glare screen as i mostly use my laptop outside and sun light is enemy of my screen.
     
  14. BryanB

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    Fair point. What I do is use my main bank account to feed another bank account (different bank) which I use for the purchase with the minimum amount of money needed.
    The processor that Umbra speaks of is hyper threaded and I would guess more than enough for a non gamer. 2 years ago I would never have bought a computer with a Celeron processor but today I'm using a acer netbook with a Celeron quad core and it's great. Only complaint is that the keyboard isn't backlit, spoiled.
     
  15. Umbra

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    Problem wasn't the specs, but the loss of many features i expected.

    I don't buy online because i hate returning the items if it doesn't meet my expectations, like in this case.
     
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  16. shmu26

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    Umbra, you aren't thinking enough about your image. If you take this computer around with you in public, you need a more impressive machine, it needs i5 at the least.
     
  17. Umbra

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    i think i will buy a Raspberry Pi :p
     
  18. LASER_oneXM

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    i would suggest you to upgrade RAM to 8 GB as soon as possible. Most users here on popular german computer boards don't recommend machines with only 4GB RAM.
     
  19. Umbra

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    no need, i didn't buy it.
     
  20. Opcode

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    @HarborFront Umbra is the equivalent to a 1000 spy employees working at Lenovo, he will spoof the environment so when they spy on him they get a fake environment about elderly Christmas shopping instead of his real environment! :p

    The system looks quite nice I think, especially if it comes with 8GB RAM. However I don't think I would want 8GB RAM unless I had a better CPU than the one mentioned for the specs. Either way as long as you like it and it can be good for you, why not treat yourself :)
     
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