Lenovo’s IdeaPad 520S 14-inch laptop is one of the best-value thin-and-light notebooks we reviewed in 2017. It comes with all the specs you’d expect of a top-quality notebook, but with this Amazon deal you can get more for even less.
Amazon and John Lewis are offering savings of up to £100. The deals apply to all three different processor models, with the Core i3 model over on Amazon getting a full £100 discount on its RRP. John Lewis has the scoop on the i5 and i7 editions, and while the prices there don’t appear to be much lower than the device’s original price, they do at least seem to be the cheapest on the market for those specifications.
The Core i3 model represents the best value here, as you get decent dual-core performance from the Core i3 processor along with a speedy SSD and 8GB of RAM, enough for all basic writing and office tasks. If you fancy a bit of video editing, consider the Core i5 or i7 models, with more powerful processors and, in the case of the i7 model, a larger SSD.
What’s the same among these laptops is the excellent Full HD IPS screen and good build quality.
Here’s what we said about his machine when we reviewed it in August:
“For those seeking a device that offers a bit more portability, style and longer battery life than your typical entry-level laptop, but who don’t want to stretch to a truly premium Ultrabook, the 520S is a great choice.”
There are some interesting alternative specs over at Currys, too, with a Core i5 model with dedicated Nvidia graphics coming in at £750. If you need a GPU for some light gaming, this could be the model to go for.
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