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Is this laptop worth buying?
« on: 08 Aug 2018, 19:17 »
Is this laptop worth buying or is it to low spec and has win 8.1?

Brand name   Lenovo
Item Weight   1.9 Kg
Product Dimensions   34.3 x 25.4 x 2 cm
Batteries:   1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Item model number   59413264
Series   FLEX 2D
Color   Black
Form Factor   Portable
Screen Size   14 inches
Processor Brand   AMD
Processor Type   E Series
Processor Speed   1.35 GHz
Processor Count   2
RAM Size   4 GB
Computer Memory Type   DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Size   500 GB
Hard Disk Technology   HDD
Graphics Chipset Brand   AMD
Graphics Card Description   Integrated
Graphics RAM Type   DDR3 SDRAM
Wireless Type   802.11.b, 802.11.g, 802.11.n
Number of USB 2.0 Ports   2
Operating System   Windows 8.1
Supported Software   Microsoft
Average Battery Life (in hours)   6 hours
Lithium Battery Energy Content   32 watt_hours
Lithium Battery Packaging   Batteries packed with equipment
Lithium Battery Weight   210 Grams

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Re: Is this laptop worth buying?
« Reply #1 on: 08 Aug 2018, 19:34 »
What is the price?

Slasher

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Re: Is this laptop worth buying?
« Reply #2 on: 08 Aug 2018, 19:36 »
£90 from friend..

Re: Is this laptop worth buying?
« Reply #3 on: 08 Aug 2018, 19:51 »
I'd say that is fair price for it, but the processor is one designed to not use much power (so may seem a bit slow) and the build quality in general might not be too great (cheaper Lenovo stuff tends to be quite bendy).

If you try it out and are happy with the speed and condition of it, I think £90 is fine. If you didn't need it to run on batteries and fold into a tablet, you could probably get something either newer or faster for the same money.

Slasher

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Re: Is this laptop worth buying?
« Reply #4 on: 08 Aug 2018, 19:54 »
I don't think it runs from power adapter does it?

Or get this one instead? Collect from Argos off of ebay.

Brand:   Generic/Various Makes   Hard Drive Capacity:   250GB
Product Line:   Various   Operating System:   Windows 7
Model:   Generic/Various Models   Type:   Laptop
MPN:   Generic/Various Models   Operating System Edition:   64-bit
Screen Size:   Various   Graphics Processing Type:   Integrated/On-Board Graphics
Memory:   4GB   Battery Life:   60+ Minutes
Processor Speed:   Various   UPC:   Does Not Apply
ISBN:   Does Not Apply   EAN:   Does Not Apply
« Last Edit: 08 Aug 2018, 20:15 by Slasher »

Re: Is this laptop worth buying?
« Reply #5 on: 08 Aug 2018, 20:07 »
It should be able to run from the charger.
Maybe your friend would let you 'test drive' it for a few days?

Slasher

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Re: Is this laptop worth buying?
« Reply #6 on: 08 Aug 2018, 20:16 »
I spoke to my tech computer friend and he said its probably not worth it..

Send me link on one on ebay as above..

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Re: Is this laptop worth buying?
« Reply #7 on: 08 Aug 2018, 20:39 »
It really depends what you are looking from a laptop. Lenovo Flex seems to be some sort of laptop/tablet hybrid and if you like the touchscreen functionality and the convertible lid then it might be worth it. I'm a bit concerned about the cpu, 1.35 GHz dual core is not a lot and it might struggle with live streams and hd videos. And if not right now, then in a few years it will most likely get a bit slow for comfortable web browsing. Another thing to note is the battery life, it's probably a lot less now than it was when it was originally bought. Also, since it's a tablet type laptop, upgrading ram or other parts might be a bit tricky in the future.

I checked a few local (Estonian) online sites and saw that a couple of Flex laptops that were bought in the same price range had 8gb ram and 1.7 GHz cpu, so they were slightly better.

I guess I personally wouldn't buy it. I seems like nice travel laptop, but if you mostly work behind a desk, I'd rather look towards older business laptops. For example, for 90£ you can get (in Estonia) an used Lenovo T420 with an i5 cpu and 128gb ssd (probably poor battery though).

Re: Is this laptop worth buying?
« Reply #8 on: 08 Aug 2018, 20:56 »
You can get some of the low-end Lenovo laptops that are a couple of years old for pretty cheap.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-G51-35-Laptop-AMD-A8-8GB-RAM-1TB-HDD-Windows-10-Home-15-6-screen/302836372939
This is the second one I've seen at £40, and the first just ended with no bids.


Re: Is this laptop worth buying?
« Reply #10 on: 09 Aug 2018, 12:26 »
Those are pretty old, I bought some of these at my old job and that was about 8 years ago. Plus the one in that ebay listing says broken screen so it seems pretty expensive.

Are you just looking to run AGS, or would it have to do anything else?

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Re: Is this laptop worth buying?
« Reply #11 on: 11 Aug 2018, 15:30 »
Hey slasher, what's the update on your laptop situation? :)
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Slasher

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Re: Is this laptop worth buying?
« Reply #12 on: 11 Aug 2018, 16:49 »
I'v ordered a refurbished Lenova G-51 for £60...

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