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Old 11-25-2016, 08:05 AM
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My wife has a 5 year old Samsung Notebook that has gotten slower and slower. I've been telling her just to think about getting a new laptop when lo and behold a possible deal may have popped up. I found a 15" Lenovo Ideapad 310 w/i3 dual Core processor, 6 Gb Ram and a 1 Tb hard drive for $299.99 (regular price $499.99). This is probably a "phase out" model but my wife just needs something to surf the internet and check her email. It would have to be leaps and bounds ahead of what she is currently using. We had Lenovos at work a few years ago and they were fine. Anyone have anything to say about this one or Lenovo in general?

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Old 11-25-2016, 08:28 AM
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I have two Lenovo Thinkpads. No issues.
Old 11-25-2016, 08:34 AM
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Lenovos are fine, they were the IBM thinkpads until they were sold off or otherwise rebranded.
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Good to know. This is one of those black Friday deals for a limited time. Hadn't planned on buying one but the specs are pretty good vs. the price. Besides, going from a 5+ year old notebook to this will be like going from a Pinto to a Porsche to my wife.

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Originally Posted by DFreedom View Post
Good to know. This is one of those black Friday deals for a limited time. Hadn't planned on buying one but the specs are pretty good vs. the price. Besides, going from a 5+ year old notebook to this will be like going from a Pinto to a Porsche to my wife.

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Um, ok.
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No probs with Lenovo's

Funny, a friend just messaged out about that deal too.

Must be popular. Good luck.
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I have a Lenovo thinkpad p50s. no problems with it.
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Best Buy has the Dell version for 249.
Old 11-25-2016, 11:53 AM
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Um, ok.
Thanks for your input. Extremely helpful.
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I have a lenovo X1 carbon i7pro. Been very happy with it.

I do not know a lot about processors but my IT guy will only buy the I5 and up processors for us.
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Originally Posted by DFreedom View Post
Thanks for your input. Extremely helpful.
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don't get that one, the i3 processor wont be able to keep up.

If wife is just using it for internet browsing and videos you should go with a chromebook. I've converted my parents over and many friends parents over to it and they are completely happy with it.
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Lenovo has two lines--consumer and business. I've always bought the business line products, using a T410 right now.

Agree, get an i5 or i7 processor. SSD drives will boot Win 7 or 10 in about 10 seconds.
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Originally Posted by Buoy Scout View Post
Lenovo has two lines--consumer and business. I've always bought the business line products, using a T410 right now.

Agree, get an i5 or i7 processor. SSD drives will boot Win 7 or 10 in about 10 seconds.
i7 would be a little much for just web browsing, would not be great for battery life...gotta love the T series stuff... using a t450 right now..

This segment of the market is where chromebooks are KILLING right now..

Here's what I would get her:

Currently 229
https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Chromebo...40674fcbd20INT

or
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I'm always helpful, pics of wife??
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Originally Posted by thajeffski View Post
i7 would be a little much for just web browsing, would not be great for battery life...gotta love the T series stuff... using a t450 right now..

This segment of the market is where chromebooks are KILLING right now..

Here's what I would get her:

Currently 229
https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Chromebo...40674fcbd20INT

or
Educate please...
Im in a similar situation as my dell work laptop just died, just work internet browsing, ford work manuals, etc... simple stuff but do have saved pics on it.
I have a mac air for home but need a simple laptop for work. how does the cloud work to store pics when you have a chromebook? Is there a fee? As the fubar laptop does have lots of fishing pics that I never transfered to the mac..
I was actually totally conviced on getting the acer chromebook you listed as of this morning off of amazon as very similar design to the macbook air but then wanted to personally see it so i went to my local bestbuy.

Overheard a customer talk about a $100 laptop so I grabbed two of these:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-1...?skuId=5613402

which appears to be just a smaller version of the op's listed pc.
I have till Jan 15 to return the Acer windows10
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my wife has one for almost 1 year she loves it
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Originally Posted by Slater View Post
Educate please...
Im in a similar situation as my dell work laptop just died, just work internet browsing, ford work manuals, etc... simple stuff but do have saved pics on it.
I have a mac air for home but need a simple laptop for work. how does the cloud work to store pics when you have a chromebook? Is there a fee? As the fubar laptop does have lots of fishing pics that I never transfered to the mac..
I was actually totally conviced on getting the acer chromebook you listed as of this morning off of amazon as very similar design to the macbook air but then wanted to personally see it so i went to my local bestbuy.

Overheard a customer talk about a $100 laptop so I grabbed two of these:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-1...?skuId=5613402

which appears to be just a smaller version of the op's listed pc.
I have till Jan 15 to return the Acer windows10
This one is also going to be very slow at everything, the intel atom processor just can't handle much.

Chromebooks have chromeOS on them for an operating system...it's been designed to be slim, meaning it gets you online and into a chromebrowser and that's pretty much it. This is why a chromebook can run great on a slower processor. With windows (and mac) they try to fit so many things into their OS that you need at least an i5 to keep up and have a nice browsing experience.
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I had before two T series Lenovo laptops and one W520,
all worked flawless, nice keyboards, non glare matte screens and i changed them because of speed issues.
I switched over to HP ZBook as they have wide screen and integrated number block.
You should get a warranty extention, not expensive but laptops are in constant danger to be damaged.
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I just bought an HP laptop. I3 processor, 6g, 500gb drive for $280. I'm upgrading from an old Toshiba with an E 300 processor and 4 g, 276 gb. I only surf the net and don't play any games. Do I need something better? The Toshiba is getting slower, I think it's just clogged with junk. Getting a new one mostly because the plastic case is falling apart and the screen is loose.

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