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  1. Is the Lenovo Legion Y25f good?

    Can someone tell if if the Lenovo Legion Y25f is worth buying besause I found it really cheap and it has good specs.
  2. Hey guys, I need little help of yours. I am currently choosing a laptop for my studies at technical university. I need a machine which will be able to keep up with CAD applications such as Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD or Catia v5 and v6 but the catch is I am low on budget. I am picking up between Lenovo Thinkpad x230 and 440p. I am prepared to put some money into SSD and RAM upgrades but I would like to know whether or not these laptops will be usable for CAD applications. Now we don't talk about large assemblies like 200 parts or so. We talk about 70 parts max in one assembly. Now my biggest issue is the price. X230 is cheaper, smaller and over all it is much better for me when it comes to its size. But the 440p got better cpu (no shit Sherlock) and integrated GPU. What I would like to go for is like 8 or 12 gigs of RAM and 128 GB SSD plus HDD disk. Here are the specs of these laptops that I am talking about. Both of them are refurbished. Lenovo ThinkPad T440p: Intel Core i5-4300M Haswell, 4GB RAM DDR3, 500GB HDD, 14.1 HD LCD Price: 8 490 Kč (330.66 euro) Lenovo ThinkPad x230: Intel Core i5-3320M 2,6GHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, 12,5" LED Price: 6 490 czech crowns (255,77 euro) Both of them comes with official Win 7 pro licence. As you can see there is quite diffrence when it comes to price of these things. On both of them there is 1 year (or 2 if you pay some extra cash) warranty from that refurbisher. Basicly my question is should I invest more or that little x230 gonna be enought for me? Does anybody have experience with CAD applications on these machines? What would you recomend me to go for? Thanks for your advices ´.
  3. Hey all, I want to get a laptop upgrade here in Romania and based on all current retailers, my best option is a 1185$ Asus FX502VM, 15.6", 1TB 7200RPM, GTX 1060 3GB, I7-7700HQ ( 3.8Ghz ), 12GB of DDR4 2133 Mhz RAM. Thing is, 3GB isn't that much for a GPU anymore. I know that I shouldn't use a laptop for mining, but I'm curious about it, and also in regards to IT development ( I work in the domain ). Texture mapping is one of the main things that I'm interested in. So I've found this 1220$ Lenovo Y520, 15.6", 1TB 5400RPM, GTX 1060 6GB Max-Q, I7-7700HQ (3.8Ghz), 8GB DDR4 2400 Mhz RAM. The biggest differences ( don't care about the HDD, will get an SSD anyway ) are the RAM amount ( that can be increased on both anyway ) and the V-RAM. It's the V-RAM I'm interested in mostly. I couldn't find any specific comparison between the 1060 3GB and the 1060 6GB Max-Q, only between the 1060 6GB and the Max-Q version of it. I understand that there's a 5-16% difference in performance between the two, but would the extra V-RAM compensate for that, seeing that the 3GB version has fewer CUDA cores and, well, 3 less GB of V-RAM. I won't really be using this machine for playing but for coding, rendering and maybe mining for fun. So, will the extra 3GB of V-RAM help me ( I'm using Unity, it's just for my BA yet so don't kill me for being a noob ) or does the overall performance difference between the Max-Q version and the full-fledged one compensate for the lack of the V-RAM?
  4. Hello! I am wanting to upgrade my Dell Inspiron 15 7548 to a Lenovo ThinkPad P71. A big jump. Problem is, I don't know a ton about the hardware. My plan was to buy it with no SSD preinstalled and a 1TB 5400RPM HDD and buy a 1TB Samsung 960 Evo to put in right away. Ideally, the 960 Evo would be my boot drive as well as my main storage drive and then I would store things on the HDD once I fill up the SSD. I would do a clean install of windows 10 pro on the ssd as soon as I get it and then the HDD would essentially sit dormant until I need the extra storage. Is this a good way to go (or even possible)? I have barely filled up half of the Inspiron's 1TB HDD. My other big concern is the graphics card. My wallet wants me to go with the Quadro P3000, but my instincts tell me the Quadro P4000 would be the better long term option. Which should I trust? Next is CPU. I'm pretty sure the 7700HQ is my best bet because the 7820HQ doesn't seem that much better other than a little more cache and .1GHz clock speed. Is a 2MB cache difference a big enough deal to justify an extra $200? I plan to use this computer for pretty heavy simulation and 3D Modeling. Computational Fluid Dynamics, Finite Element Analysis, etc. As a last note, will I need a RAID setting? I don't even really know what that means. Thanks!
  5. Hi, im new here, and I wanted to ask which lenovo model and configuration would you guys think is better from the older business/ productivity ones. From any series, but mainly im looking for an older thinkpad, with the nice keyboard, and i want it to be one thats good against drops, and 250-400 range, as im sure most i find will be refurbs or used. Or anything new at that range thats close to the value that the old thinkpads have. Ive seen some with i5, 8gb ram, ssds, and would like something like that. I need about 8gb of ram and either a 500gb hdd or a 256gb ssd. 14-15.6 inch.
  6. Possible resolution to Superfish Saga? in America atleast. *Update* It will be nice to finally be free of Superfish, I do hope this ruling overlaps to include Canada. So when my institution looks at the next laptop refresh we can consider more models of Lenovo ThinkPad's, The issue we were having is after we would reimage the laptops, some laptops would have the Lenovo Driver updater installed by the user. Some users unfortunately would just use the recommended update rather than picking what they needed. Which all to often would install SuperFish. Then we would detect it on the laptop and have to call the Lenovo laptop back into IT Services to have it reimaged again. It was quite annoying as it seemed to create a loop of service requests. Its nice that Superfish isn't embedded in the Bios anymore, it was quite annoying to uninstall SuperFish just to have it reinstalled automatically. The bigger problem was that SuperFish violated British Columbia’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) which my institution has to work within. Unfortunately Superfish isn't the only problematic program, but one less issue for me to address. http://theregister.co.uk/2018/01/02/lenovo_ftc_superfish_settlement/ From the article:
  7. Hello, I found myself struggling to get actual work done on my existing Lenovo G510s Touch due to the many issues it has. I already have a gaming desktop and just need a laptop for homework/web browsing. I'm hoping sell my current laptop and buy a used laptop off of ebay. I was just unsure how much to sell it for or wether it's worth selling at all. Here are the specs: Intel Core i5 4200m (800mhz-3ghz) 6gb DDR3 memory 500gb 7200RPM hard drive (I got speeds of ~130mbps read/~110mbps writes, and this was a replacement for the dead HDD that came with the laptop when Lenovo refused to send it in for a repair) Integrated graphics (intel HD 4600) Touch screen Gigabit ethernet Wireless N wifi card (2.4ghz only) Problems: (I ALREADY SPENT COUNTLESS HOURS RESEARCHING FIXES FOR THESE ISSUES AND I DON'T NEED ADVICE ON HOW TO FIX THEM AND THESE ARE ALL KNOWN DEFECTS WITH THIS MODEL OF LAPTOP) BIOS power management is broken so the CPU will sometimes run at 800mhz until restarted. Sd card reader is dead. EXTREMELY SLOW wifi card. Flaky SATA controller (Corrupts file system on HDD every few months and it stops recognizing the HDD sometimes but rarely) Should I sell it, and if so how much. Also if anyone can recommend a used laptop with at least a 4th gen i5 and 8gb ram under $350 that would be wonderful (and yes, this price point is achievable). Also, NO LENOVO RECOMMENDATIONS! I have had enough of their crap!
  8. How does the Thinkpad 25th anniversary edition compare to the Thinkpads of old? We resurrect a 20 year old one to find out. Try Tunnelbear for free, no credit card required, at https://tunnelbear.com/LTT Check out Sennheiser's PXC 550 Wireless headphones here: http://geni.us/8XQb
  9. I'm trying to get a laptop for my brother (500 $ max) mainly for photoshop work. I came across those models : Lenovo Ideapad 15IKB-310 (80TV00BGUS) Lenovo Ideapad 15ISK-110 (80UD001RUS) Lenovo Ideapad 15IKB-320 (80XL0006US) Dell i3567-5185 BLK-PUS or any other recommendation?
  10. Hello, I don't want to clutter this forum with stupid irrelevant questions but I have one that really bothers me. I really want to know if I can charge my Pixel 2 XL with my Lenovo Yoga 910 charger. As I have seen on the charger the laptop can output 20v 2.25A/12v 3A/5V 2A and my Pixel 2 charger can output 5V 3A/9V 2A so in theory the highest the Pixel 2 charger can output is 18W and the lowest the yoga 910 can output is 10 watts so I should be able to charge my pixel 2 with my yoga 910 charger even tho it is not quick charge. But since I was not paying very much attention during high school physics and I am not really good at this stuff I decided to ask you guys since I really don't want to fry my new phone. This is my first post ever so sorry if I didn't respected this forum etiquette. I left pics below with the info on the chargers in case you need them. Thank you so much for helping me.
  11. Laptop comparison

    Hi guys, I truly appreciate the responses. I am really on tight budget that's why I only stick with those options. I have two more laptop that I strongly consider purchasing. Gadgets here in the Philippines were strongly taxed in that's why it was very expensive for us. Please help me decide. Thank you to everyone that will reply. This is all second-hand. I will use it for GNS3 and Oracle virtualbox. also for programming and networking learning. and games sometimes. Model : Dell Inspiron 5567 Specs: Processor : Intel Core i5 Kaby lake 7200U ( 2.5 - 3.2 Ghz ) Ram : 8 GB DDR4 Ram 2133Mhz Storage : 1 Terabyte HDD Graphic Card : AMD Radeon r7 M445 2GB DDR5 Dedicated Videocard (Gaming) Graphic Card : Intel 620 HD Graphics 4GB Total Model : Lenovo Ideapad 310 - 14 Specs: Processor : Intel Core i5 7th Gen 7200U ( 2.5 - 3.3 Ghz ) Ram : 8 GB DDR4 Ram 2133Mhz Storage : 1 Terabyte HDD Graphic Card : Nvidia GT 920MX 2GB Dedicated Videocard (gaming Graphic Card : Intel 620 HD Graphics 3GB Total
  12. Hello everyone, I'm a newbie here and was wondering wether I should just scrap my Lenovo Ideapad Y530 (Intel Dual Core Pentium) or if there's still any use in it. P.s. I'm doing Mechanical Engineering, so I need to have a machine capable of running CAD
  13. So I have been fumbling about with this for the better part of 2 days now. It started when I wanted to refresh my laptop. I used the "refresh this PC" inside windows 8.1 which deletes all your files without having to completely reinstall. After coming back to my laptop an hour later I was presented with what you see in (picture 1). At first I shrugged this off thinking the restore just crapped out and went on my way to making an USB install disk of windows 8.1 (yes not windows 10, I dont like windows 10). Here is where the real issues started. I could not get it to boot from my USB stick no matter what I tried (Picture 2). I even tried two different linux distros (ubuntu and zorin os) The issue most likely being secure boot being turned on or UEFI boot being turned on. One problem, none of the changes I make to the bios are saved. As a last resort I installed windows onto the drive using a different computer and this went without a hitch (even validated it being bootable with said computer), untill I plugged the drive back into the laptop (Picture 3 when using the boot menu and picture 1 when just letting it boot without touching anything). now after trying to boot for a while it just gives me what you see on picture 4. I'm kinda at a loss of what to do now, any tips would be appricated.
  14. Hey. My question is pretty simple: My Lenovo A7000a (android v6) has 8 gigs of internal memory. With 3+ GB taken by the OS, I am left with about 4.8 GB of available storage. I have installed very few apps and have disabled everything I can + I often clean the cache. So apps take no more than 2,5 gb of space. However, it always goes red and states there's no more space available. It should mathematicaly have around 2 gb of free space, instead, it says it's less than half a gig. When I force factory reset it clears up but fills it all back in a matter of days. Any suggestions as to what the hell is eating around 2 gb of space and isn't stated anywhere? Thanks in advance!
  15. Lenovo Thinkpad W500 Hard Crashes

    Hi, my Grandad owns a Thinkpad W500 with the following specs: Intel Core2 Extreme X9100 ATI Radeon HD 3650 4GB DDR3 HyperX Fury 120GB SSD Now the problem with this laptop is the fact that it is highly unstable, it will randomly crash, and by crash i mean a HARD crash where it just seems like somebody pulled the power with no warning, this has gotten worse and worse and does not matter how long the computer is being used for, or how it is being used for, it will crash at idle and it will crash under load, however this is where things get strange and rather annoying, normally you would think it would be a heat problem, which at first i thought it was as temperatures would quickly spike into the 90s and then it would crash. This is obviously a heat problem, however you would also expect the fan to be spinning as fast as it could (4500RPM) however when it at these high temperatures the fan would be sat at 0-2000rpm letting the computer overheat and crash, so i thought it would be the fan that has gone bad, however i am still able to manually set the fan to 100% which brings the temps down to the mid 80s, personally i still find this too high but eh its a high power old pc what can you do, however it would still crash with the fans pinned at 100%. After this i decided to have a look around in the bios and disabled the GPU so now the laptop is running on integrated graphics, i booted in and its fixed the fan problem as it now runs correctly keeping the cpu under 75 degrees under 100% load and in the mid 50s at idle, great i thought, problem solved, its looking like a bios problem with the gpu conflicting with the fan speeds, however this is where things get even more odd as the computer will run Aida 64 in the mid 70s for a few minutes like this before doing a hard crash again and i simply cannot figure out what it is, I also know that it cannot be the CPU as it had the same problem with a T9600 installed just not as bad, so im now thinking dead/unstable memory or dead/unstable VRM, do you guys have any ideas what this could be or what this is all pointing towards?
  16. Hi guys, Please help me pick a laptop on the same price. This is the first time i will purchasing a laptop. It took me a lot of time and patience to earn the money. I would like to make the best of it. Here are the two lenovo laptop I strongly considered. The reason for my intent to purchase is I would like to use it in preparation for my CCNA, JNCIA-Junos and MCSA windows server 2016. I'm planning to install some apps like GNS3, oracle virtualbox. I'm planning to create a virtual network with working servers. I'm looking forward to play games at some times. but virtualization would be my best concerns. I would like a laptop that will stand on the challenge and will last for long. Here are the specs. any reply and advise will truly be apppeciated. Lenovo Ideapad 320s-15: Processor : Intel Core i5 7th Gen 7200U ( 2.5 - 3.3 Ghz ) Ram : 8 GB DDR4 Ram 2133Mhz Storage : 128 GB SSD Graphic Card : NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 2GB DDR5 Videocard Graphic Card : Intel 620 HD Graphics 1.8GB Total Screen size : 15.6 inch IPS Full HD 1080p LED Display (1920x1080) (small bezel) Lenovo ideapad 320-15ABR: -Slim Type -15.6INCH HD (1366X768) -Amd A12-9720P QUADCORE 7THGEN ( 2.7GHZ Turbo up to 3.6 GHz) -RAM 8gb DDR4 -HDD 1TB -Amd Radeon R7 ( TOTAL 4GB GRAPHICS ) -For this one, I'm planning to add atleast 120 gb msata ssd.
  17. Lenovo IdeaPad 320s

    Hi, I want to review my new Ideapad 320s from Lenovo today. 1. Specs CPU: Core i5-8250U (configured with TDPup to 25W, 4 cores/8 threads) RAM: 8GB DDR4-2400 (soldered) Storage: 500GB Samsung PM961 (basically a 960 Evo for OEMs) Display: 13.3" 1080p IPS GFX: Intel UHD 620 / Geforce MX150 2. Ports Left: Power in, USB 3.0 Type A, Headphone/Microphone combo Jack Right: Full size HDMI, USB 3.0 Type A, USB 3.0 Type C, Micro SD card slot, reset switch 3. Exterior, speakers etc. -> Speakers The speakers are (sadly) located on the bottom of the machine, in the front. They don't really sound that well, even if you just want to watch youtube you probably should use either a bluetooth or Aux speaker or just headphones. (You can see the speaker grills on the pictures for the ports.) -> Keyboard The white backlit keyboard is (in my opinion) really nice. It's not mushy, it is clearly defined. 10/10 for the keyboard! -> Trackpad The trackpad though, is another story. It really doesn't like 2 finger operations, which makes moving windows etc. kinda hard. It doesn't use windows precision, ELAN or sinaptics drivers, it uses standard plain old windows drivers. It uses windows precision drivers. The gestures are OK. Lenovo could really have done a better job here, especially with the 2 finger operations. -> Exterior The backside of the lid and the bottom are made out of aluminum, the inside is plastic. The plastic feels kinda cheap, but oh well. The lid: the bottom: 4. Battery and performance -> Battery: It is powered by a 36Wh battery. According to Lenovo, it should last about 5 to 6 hours. In my testing with browsing and writing in documents, it was closer to 4. -> Performance: Here comes the interesting part! The CPU gets 507cb in Cinebench R15 multicore. In GTA V, 1080p normal to high settings, it gets 45FPS on average. Further testing will be added. In GTA the MX150 never got warmer than 64°C, and the CPU never exceeded 76°C. It is not quiet, but I wouldn't say that it is loud. In idle the CPU hovers around 50°C, and the device is quiet. The fan isn't turned off, but it isn't easy to hear. The MX150 is, thanks to Nvidia Optimus, disabled. The UHD 620 takes over the display here. 5. Pricing and models There is a 14" and a 13" version, only the 13" one has 8th Gen CPUs and the MX150. The cheapest 13" one includes an i3-7100U, 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. It costs 600€. If you want the MX150, you have to get the one with the i5-8250U, 8GB of RAM and the 500GB SSD for 999€. There is also a model with an i7-8550U, but it lacks the MX150. It also costs 999€. I will add some more later, but this has to do it for now. The battery of it is almost empty Extra Here's the bottom with the cover taken off: I've finally gotten myself to do it, I was a bit hesitant to do it first
  18. Can't change refresh rate

    I got this: https://displayspecifications.com/en/model/5796c5b It should support 75Hz, but I can't change it. In settings there's only 59Hz or 60Hz. I got Ryzen 3 1200 and GTX 1050. How to change it?
  19. Hi fellas, I'm looking forward to getting the Lenovo Yoga 920 (Link: https://bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-yoga-920-2-in-1-13-9-touch-screen-laptop-intel-core-i7-8gb-memory-256gb-solid-state-drive-bronze/6061500.p?skuId=6061500 ) from BestBuy for 1150$. I haven't seen any good reviews of the product, hence hesitating to take the move. If anyone here owns the product, please drop your reviews and if possible alternatives. My Usage will be mostly Coding, Creating Documents, Photoshop, Consuming Content, and heavy multitasking. Casual games. Gaming is not an issue cause I have a gaming rig with 1070 slapped inside. I'll be mostly using it for productive purposes.
  20. Lenovo IdeaPad 720S Ryzen

    I'm thinking of getting the Lenovo IdeaPad 720S with one of the new Ryzen APUs for productivity and light gaming with that RX Vega chip, what do you think?
  21. At CES 2017 (january), Lenovo showed off a small multimedfia keyboard. The Lenovo 500 Multimedia Controller (link). But since then: Nothing. Does anyone know what happned?
  22. Blackscreen while updating

    Hey guys Today i got my new Lenovo Yoga 720-15IKB with a GTX 1050. So far i was pretty happy with my purchase. After i installed all the programs again, renamed the PC to a name that does not hurt your ears when you start your bluetooth headphones (2017 Problems i guess ) Windows of course also wanted to do its updates. So i downloaded and installed them. But as soon as i restarted my PC the fans spinned up and the screen is just black. The Power Button still is lighting up so i think its doing something. But its now almost 20 minutes since started the update and its stil the same. Should i wait or did it just hang itself up and i should kill it with press- and holding the power button? I know thats not a good idea when updating but since i only have a black screen i cant really tell what its doing. Thanks for your help.
  23. I have a couple of Lenovo V110 laptops with windows 7, the only way for them to work, is for the BIOS to be set to Legacy, however, the BIOS keeps reverting back to UEFI which then causes a boot loop as it can't find the hard drive, it's driving me nuts! I have tried changing BIOS batteries, and updating everything, but it still keeps happening!! Has anybody got any ideas on why the BIOS keeps changing!!!
  24. Hello, I was wanting to upgrade my motherboard in the near future, and I need help determining the old one's form factor, the model is L-IG41M, and I want to buy one with the same form factor to avoid problems when installing it. Also, if possible, I need someone to recommend me a decent motherboard to replace this one, the requirements are 1. Socket 775 2. DDR3 memory type 3. At least one PCIe slot, preferably the newest version to support new graphics cards 4. Supports overclocking 5. Not too expensive, I will be buying it used. EDIT: I'm using a modded Xeon as a cpu, so the new motherboard should not require microcode flashing to support my CPU
  25. I usually use the phone for youtube videos and gaming,so the battery life needs to be good same as the graphics and processor.Which is better for gaming and overall:Iphone 6,Sony Xperia Z Ultra,LG G Flex 2,Asus Zenfone 2(2 or 4gb ram),Lenovo X3?