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Old 13-01-2021, 04:24 PM   #646
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I read the table as the interface for the 2242 slot is a 3.0 x 2 while the 2280 slot is a 3.0 x 4. i.e the same 2242 ssd in the 2242 slot will be slower than when its installed in the 2280 slot. I may have read it wrongly.

Anyway, 256 to 512GB NVMe is only about $55 difference, try toggling the SSD choice and your cart will update (less than $90 that is stated)
It's the same NVMe slot as there is only one slot, but the bundled 2242 drive is slower with only 2 PCIe lanes, whereas the 2280 drive has 4 PCIe lanes (that's what x2 and x4 stand for). Simplistically, the 2242 drives have half the read/write throughput of an equivalent x4 drive.

The PCIe slot for the WWAN card is only x2 (so even if you put an x4 drive in there, it is only capable of using 2 lanes). However, as aforementioned, the bundled M-key NVMe drive will not fit since it requires a B-key.

Hence, both the drive and the slot need to support 4 lanes for full speeds. If either one has less than 4 lanes, the speeds are directly affected.

Yes, I am aware that $90 is their price without discount codes. However, we're coming into the window where there are almost no more viable discount codes that give good prices. If you look around the market now, there are many good 500GB drives that are in the $90-100ish range and have decent read/write speeds, such as the WD Black SN750, Hynix P31 Gold (oos on Amazon.sg), Adata SX8200 Pro and a couple of others you can find.

Read/write speeds may not matter to many people, but to those who need the performance (eg, typically heavier file read/write loads like photo/video editing), it is something to bear in mind.
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Old 13-01-2021, 04:43 PM   #647
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16:10 screen for legion 5 Pro

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Old 13-01-2021, 04:48 PM   #648
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It's the same NVMe slot as there is only one slot, but the bundled 2242 drive is slower with only 2 PCIe lanes, whereas the 2280 drive has 4 PCIe lanes (that's what x2 and x4 stand for). Simplistically, the 2242 drives have half the read/write throughput of an equivalent x4 drive.

The PCIe slot for the WWAN card is only x2 (so even if you put an x4 drive in there, it is only capable of using 2 lanes). However, as aforementioned, the bundled M-key NVMe drive will not fit since it requires a B-key.

Hence, both the drive and the slot need to support 4 lanes for full speeds. If either one has less than 4 lanes, the speeds are directly affected.

Yes, I am aware that $90 is their price without discount codes. However, we're coming into the window where there are almost no more viable discount codes that give good prices. If you look around the market now, there are many good 500GB drives that are in the $90-100ish range and have decent read/write speeds, such as the WD Black SN750, Hynix P31 Gold (oos on Amazon.sg), Adata SX8200 Pro and a couple of others you can find.

Read/write speeds may not matter to many people, but to those who need the performance (eg, typically heavier file read/write loads like photo/video editing), it is something to bear in mind.
Got it! thanks for clearing the misconception i had!
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Old 13-01-2021, 08:06 PM   #650
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Why go back to the old design
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Why go back to the old design

It's actually Legion 5P renamed to Pro but updated the screen to 16:10 ratio.
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Entire Ryzen 5000U/H series lineup:



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Old 14-01-2021, 01:49 AM   #654
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The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 AMD version....
~8+ h of use text editing in Google Drive, Quiet Mode, screen at 60%, Wi-Fi ON;

~15+ h of use 1080p fullscreen video on Youtube in Edge, Quiet Mode, screen at 60%, Wi-Fi ON;

~15+ h of use Netflix fullscreen in Edge, Quiet Mode, screen at 60%, Wi-Fi ON;

~5-7 h of use browsing in Edge, Intelligent Cooling Mode, screen at 60%, Wi-Fi ON.

Take note of the applications used, brightness setting and the Battery mode

GOSH! ASUS latest AMD Zen 3 + RTX 3080!!!

seems like Asus also dropping the loud Gamer vibe from their ROG lineup, just like Lenovo Legion
and they are feeling the competition heat from Lenovo's Legion as well.
thanks, I guess AMD still triumphs over intel in efficiency. surprised that watching videos can last up to 15h, didnt expect the battery to last so long with the screen on. decided to just turn off windows hello as well to squeeze more battery life out
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thanks, I guess AMD still triumphs over intel in efficiency. surprised that watching videos can last up to 15h, didnt expect the battery to last so long with the screen on. decided to just turn off windows hello as well to squeeze more battery life out
And.... its the Same company helping Apple to produce their new M1 chip

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)
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E15 GEN 2 has IPS display option (+$30) now
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Old 14-01-2021, 09:11 AM   #657
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I am pretty excited about new Lenovo Legion Slim 7.... If they offer trade-in, I don't mind to trade in my Legion 5 for Legion Slim 7

Edit: Lenovo singapore offer trade in

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And.... its the Same company helping Apple to produce their new M1 chip

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)
Actually TSMC makes good chip, but then it also depends on how the designer designs the chip in the first place. AMD design seems to be more energy efficient.
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Old 14-01-2021, 01:33 PM   #659
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Actually TSMC makes good chip, but then it also depends on how the designer designs the chip in the first place. AMD design seems to be more energy efficient.
Of course people will still argue that its not
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E15 GEN 2 has IPS display option (+$30) now
thanks for sharing!
anyone knows what is the best code to use now?
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