Sunday, April 26, 2015

Deal alert: Lenovo laptop $199

This is a today-only special from Tiger Direct:

Lenovo B50-45 15.6" Notebook - 59441913 Product Details

Lenovo B50-45 15.6" Notebook
The Lenovo B50-45 15.6" Notebook is crafted with the finest features and powerful technology that deliver excellent computing experience. It boasts a powerful AMD E1-6010 1.35 GHz Dual-Core Processor which gives you a brilliant multitasking performance. This PC runs in Windows 8.1 64-Bit that provides greater security and improved power efficiency, giving you quick access to applications. Plus, get more space for games, HD movies and demos as it comes with a 320GB Hard Disk Drive. Also, its 4GB DDR3L gives you outstanding speed, which enables you to control your applications with ease. Hurry! Get your Lenovo B50-45 15.6" Notebook today!
What It Is And Why You Need It:
  • AMD E1-6010 1.35 GHz Dual-Core Processor; gives you a brilliant multitasking performance
  • Windows 8.1 64-Bit; provides greater security and improved power efficiency
  • 320GB Hard Disk Drive; gives you more space for games, HD movies and demos
  • 4GB DDR3L; provides outstanding speed to control your applications
This seems pretty good if you're looking for a laptop.  I've gotten a number of items from Tiger Direct in the past (including the Camp Borepatch central mainframe) and have been pretty satisfied with them.


burt said...

IF you buy this, be warned: Lenovo laptops are well-known to be infected with viruses and malware FROM THE FACTORY. The antivirus software shipped on those systems DOES NOT FIND those infections.

The very first thing you should do on any new laptop - especially Lenovo laptops - is to install a malware detection product (Malwarebytes, Kaspersky, etc) and scan the system before doing anything else.

Jake (formerly Riposte3) said...

Burt beat me to it. I may be suspicious of other companies, but we know Lenovo does it.

Eric Wilner said...

My current laptop (a few years old) is a Lenovo. First thing I did after bringing it home and making sure it booted was to wipe the drive and install Linux, so no idea what lurking nasties the factory Windows install might have harbored.
The CPU in mine has hardware virtualization support, so I can run a Windows VM should the need arise.
Not sure how they rate for physical durability; mine's held up just fine through the years of occasional use, but I've seen others of that vintage wear out hinges, power connectors, and such.
Still, at that price I expect you'll get your money's worth and then some before it breaks.

Steve Kupillas said...

I have two Lenovo laptops. They're both pieces of crap. This Dell has no issues.

Will said...

IIRC, Lenovo used to be the IBM Thinkpad line of laptops. After IBM sold it, it turned into a bad news situation, as had been forecast by many in the computer world. Shame.