System Specs Umbra's Lenovo Yoga 520i

Discussion in 'Showcase Hardware' started by Umbra, Dec 6, 2017.

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Do you like it? (explain)

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    5 vote(s)
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  1. Slyguy

    Slyguy Level 22

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    Nothing wrong with grey market as long as they are selling legitimate items. I've used Kinguin for 2 years as I said, and contacted M$ to verify their keeps were real - they are. I've used CDKeys.com for at least 3 years to purchase game keys, probably $1000.00 worth. Never a problem. I picked up a $950.00 FortiAP 421E for $311 on the grey market, it's deployed, running great, and under full warranty. Who cares if I didn't purchase it from a Fortinet Reseller?

    Maybe it's me, but if I can pay less on legitimate things, I will do it. Just because I have a castle and a money tree doesn't mean I don't want to save some coin here and there. It's smart! (y)
     
  2. Vasudev

    Vasudev Level 22

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    You can also look at Amazon too.
    Last week I purchased 3dmark full suite with VRMark Preview from Steam for ₹105 which is approx. $1.63. I have advanced edition, sometimes its better to save some cash to buy genuine products.
     
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  3. Danielx64

    Danielx64 Level 8

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    Have you contacted support and asked if it officalseller or not?
     
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  4. Vasudev

    Vasudev Level 22

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    I got it from Steam. Its activated w/o any issue.
     
  5. Danielx64

    Danielx64 Level 8

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    Oh sorry, I misread your post. I thought that you brought it from Amazon. Yeah I buy some software from Steam knowing that I can get a CD key that I can use elsewhere :)
     
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  6. LASER_oneXM

    LASER_oneXM Level 18
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    ....the internal HDD is quite big (1TB). IMO you should remove the HDD drive from your yoga: dropping the laptop to the ground while it is operating could cause a so called "head crash".

    source: Head crash - Wikipedia
     
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  7. Umbra

    Umbra From Emsisoft
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    im careful with it, no way it would drop on the floor.
     
  8. Vasudev

    Vasudev Level 22

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    Rest assured, all newer Lenovo's come with HDD free fall sensor from Kionixx or STM to prevent head crashes whilst the HDD is dropped from a certain height.
    Its included in Lenovo companion UWP app.
     
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  9. Umbra

    Umbra From Emsisoft
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    Just upgraded my ultrabook to 8gb RAM. :)

    I will get my m2 SSD (256gb) tomorrow.
     
  10. Umbra

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    #30 Umbra, Dec 16, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2017
    Added:

    Adata 256Gb SSD M2 PCie.

    Upgrade complete.
     
  11. Umbra

    Umbra From Emsisoft
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    just found out it has a backlit keyboard, but it isn't by default, you need a dedicated Lenovo app for it.
     
  12. CMLew

    CMLew Level 22

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    how was the heat generation and dissipation?
    How fast the boot time?
     
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  13. Umbra

    Umbra From Emsisoft
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    Quite good; it doesn't heat much, and boot time in less than 10sec.
     
  14. CMLew

    CMLew Level 22

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    Nice.

    Thats what an ultrabook should be like.
    Lightweight.
    Low heat generating
    Very fast boot time.
     
  15. Vasudev

    Vasudev Level 22

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    All thanks to PCIe SSD, boots anything within 6 secs.
    Hey umbra try throttlestop to reduce the heat further by 5-10C by undervolting. I suppose you have i5 7200U or i5 8250U?
     
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  16. Umbra

    Umbra From Emsisoft
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    i5 8250U.

    It has large vents, so it is ok even after a full day turned on.
     
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  17. CMLew

    CMLew Level 22

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    Looks cool. Though mine is Intel M, slow as poke but still does its decent job for normal productivity task even at 4GB RAM.
    Practically heatless.
     
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  18. Vasudev

    Vasudev Level 22

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    Hmm TS is a hit or miss on 8th gen quad core ULV. In the next version 8.6 the support will be better because of feedback.
     
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