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New laptop for Black Friday

Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:54 am

Thinking of taking advantage of this year's BF sales and pulling the trigger on a new laptop. I'm in Canada, and some of the better deals I've seen are at Lenovo.

There are 2 models I'm considering that come in at about the same price (about $770 in USD)

1) Yoga 720s: 14" IPS, 256GB NVMe, 8GB ram, Thunderbolt 3, MX150 graphics, i7-8550 CPU. These look pretty good for a mid range ultrabook (they have a good size battery and all-aluminum chassis)

2) Yoga 910: 14", 256GB SSD, 8GB ram, i5-7200.

My favorite is the 720s. Though it has a less luxurious chassis and isn't quite as sleek, the 720s seems to have pretty decent build quality. And, in addition with the 720s you get the 4-core CPU, MX150 and Thunderbolt...

Opinions? Any other deals (US or Canada) on 14" laptops around this price range that I should be considering?
 
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Re: New laptop for Black Friday

Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:18 am

Go for 720s, strong specs with lovable price. It has good review too: http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/laptops/ ... n-1-laptop
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Re: New laptop for Black Friday

Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:45 am

Decided to go for the 720s.

FYI, that review linked above is for the 720, not 720s. The 720s is a newer, thinner model. The 720 is a 2-in-1, while I don't think the 720s is (kind of strange that is in the Yoga line [Edit: That's because it's not a Yoga. It's the Ideapad 720s]) as it doesn't seem to have a touch screen... I don't want a touch screen anyway...

I'm just hoping the Thunderbolt port offers the full 4 lanes instead of 2. There seems to be some variability across Lenovo implementations and I can't find a straight answer for the 8th gen Intel 720s.

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