Replacing Lenovo x220

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  1. amazing-boy

    amazing-boy Notebook Evangelist

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    I've definitely decided (since a while...) to replace my Lenovo X220 with a more recent and perfoming ultrabook, possibly caractherized from a really good battery life and a above average display quality, looking for in the second hand market.

    Such that models like Lenovo X250/X260 and Dell E5440 (and so on), at least in Italy, are too expensive for my thiny budget (around 300 euro) I've recently found an Acer Travelmate P645-S that seems to adhere at my requirements (It is in like optimal conditions, altough without warranty)

    These are the specs:

    - i5 5300u
    - Ram 8 Gb
    - M5 256 Gb SSD

    What about it ?
    Do You believe there are more interesting alternatives to looking for ?
     
  2. User32

    User32 Notebook Consultant

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    Why not get a X230 with Classic Keyboard?
     
  3. amazing-boy

    amazing-boy Notebook Evangelist

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    It seems to be only slightly better than my x220 and less recent than the travelmate.

    Sent from Lenovo Tab 3 8" Plus with Lineage 14.1
     
  4. ZaZ

    ZaZ Super Model Super Moderator

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    They seemed to think highly of it over on Notebookcheck. Of course you'll have to give up the stick if you get the Acer.
     
  5. amazing-boy

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    I used the stick just for a couple of times.
    Completely superficial in my case.

    The more interesting aspects to me are display quality, battery life and overall performance (in business tasks).

    An alternative from Lenovo could be an Ideapad 520S i5 7th gen. for about 350 euro (Warranty valid up to 2020).
     
  6. p0och

    p0och Notebook Enthusiast

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    try to avoid anything with an s behind the model

    it usually denotes the slim version which in the case of an ideapad would not be a good idea.

    You may find that your upgrade options are very limited to only a SSD upgrade

    Most ideapad nowadays are equiped with only 1 upgradeable ram slot while battery wise - they're no longer modular (but then so are the newer thinkpads)

    Also - warranty is bad when dealing with ideapads -just look at the support pages on downloads between the ideapad and the thinkpad

    the X220 continues to get bios updates for the latest variants whilst the support pages for ideapads can be likened to Clevo -

    Just check the Lenovo Yoga 910-13ikb - (this is the star of the ideapad last year witha RRP that matches the X1C)

    The bios was last updated a year ago. meanwhile the model has been removed from the latest lenovo psref catalogue.
     
  7. Starlight5

    Starlight5 So what if I'm crazy? The best people are.

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    I'd say try to avoid any IdeaPad. They're nowhere near Thinkpad T, X or even L series - in every aspect.
     
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    amazing-boy Notebook Evangelist

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    Thanks to both for the reply.

    For what concerns the above mentioned travelmate p645-s ?

    Sent from Lenovo Tab 3 8" Plus with Lineage 14.1
     
  9. ZaZ

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    I'd say if you're looking for a performance upgrade, perhaps the Acer isn't the best choice. The Lenovo forum seems an unusual place to ask about an Acer.
     
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