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. daljeet

    daljeet Level 5

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    Agree with @HarborFront
    @Umbra sir, you're taking security lightly
    For work, I must go with other manufacturers but not lenovo
     
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  2. plat1098

    plat1098 Level 5

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    As an owner of two Lenovos, I voted "no." :cool: I read on Lenovo's site one time about a budget desktop having some kind of aluminum foil liner inside after malfunctioning after a couple of months, a turn-off. The Intel ME vulnerability affects my workstation and it seems it affects a number of these Yoga 520 models also so you'd have to patch it and then keep it in the back of your mind. So, yeah, I'd invest in something else.

    Intel ME 11.x, SPS 4.0, and TXE 3.0 Cumulative Security Update
     
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  3. Weebarra

    Weebarra Level 7

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    If @Umbra, is anything like me then i prefer a bricks and mortar store, i like to see the quality (or lack of it) in real life, i want to touch it, feel it, try it and if needed, ask questions and then i make a decision. For me it's not about not shopping online because i do for certain things but for the most part i prefer a real shop. If he had bought this online then he would have been seriously disappointed :cry:

    A man after my own heart sir (y) (p.s. - no advice from me, just getting my tuppence worth in on shopping habits) :p
     
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  4. Umbra

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  5. Windows_Security

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    #25 Windows_Security, Dec 5, 2017
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    In August I bought a Lenovo 520 Yoga for my wife (she had an old Lenovo Thnkpad dual core Celeron P4600) with the Pentium 4415U Processor (2.30GHz 1866MHz 4MB Ram) and 128 GB SSD. It was fairly easy to put in the Hybrid 1TB drive of her old Lenovo. Chrome launches in just a second (we have 200 MB internet, so we still get 100-120 on wireless). The screen is sharp and full HD. Batterly life is less as promised, but still way better than old laptops.

    I like Lenovo: (but Dutch always like cheap stuff :sick: ), I only have positive experiences with Lenovo laptops.
     
  6. BryanB

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  7. Umbra

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    i found the upgraded version of the Lenovo Yoga 520.

    Untitled.jpg

    Upgradable to 16 GB RAM

    note the i5 8th generation
     
  8. LASER_oneXM

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    ....the latest genaration of intel CPUs with 4 cores (i7 8250U) seems to have much more performance than the old series.
    ....SSD slot is available and RAM can also be upgraded.

    IMO: it looks nice!
     
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  9. Umbra

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    Danielx64 Level 8

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  11. Opcode

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    is that your actual setup in-real-life (the image)? Looks nice mate :)
     
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  12. Umbra

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    yes :)
     
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  13. Weebarra

    Weebarra Level 7

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    Nice, very nice. Of course i don't pay attention to the specs (i let others do that) but i love the colour and yes i am a bit shallow when it comes to that:p
     
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  14. Opcode

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    @Weebarra Liar!!! I bet you have a custom build which you build yourself hahah :p
     
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  15. lowdetection

    lowdetection Level 5

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    Umbra, why not Alienware or Omen? :unsure:
     
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  16. Weebarra

    Weebarra Level 7

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    Now come on my friend ..... you know me better than that ;)
     
  17. Spawn

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    If you have no budget, get Surface Book 2 -https://aka.ms/surfacebook2

    Other options; HP Elite and Dell.
     
  18. Windows_Security

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    @Spawn No budget Surface Book 2 ?:unsure:

    I must be poor to value the surface book 2 as expensive :confused:
     
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  19. Umbra

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    not available in my city, and since i like to touch before buying, i went with the best solution , so i bought the 520i
     
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  20. RoboMan

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    I see you've already bought, but i wouldn't bet for a seventh generation of i3. Just no. Your new i5 8th generation is something to dream about, good job. Great laptop!
     
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