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Old 09-02-2019, 08:34 AM   #1456
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Its not that bad to be honest, but really depends on your expectations. I have been using it for more than a week now and I have no issues with the WIFI performance.
Thanks bro, my router is pretty near where I usually work.

Dear Bro. Please refer to the following youtube for T480. The back cover design is quite similar (only difference is two hinge design for T480 vs one hinge design for E585 but it doesnt make a difference in terms of taking it off ). The video also shows how to disconnect your wifi card + 2x antennae.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHBu...FzrQL&index=13

I agree with forummer watzup_ken that the stock wifi card is quite ok. For me, i chose to replace it because i like to sit in a windy part of my house that happens to be a dead spot and also wrong placement choice for my router which i dont intend to correct anytime soon.
Thanks, very helpful and useful video! Yep probably won’t replace us for now since my workspace is pretty much covered.
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Old 09-02-2019, 03:35 PM   #1457
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Thanks bro, my router is pretty near where I usually work.
Then it should not be a problem. For me, I am quite close to the router when using it at home. And if I do bring it out, it connects to my phone for WIFI, which will also be near.
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Old 10-02-2019, 05:10 PM   #1458
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I read the starting of this thread in July 2018 have $200 discount. Now cny 2019 also have $200 discount. When I was placing order after 10pm, discount changed to $250. Sweet..... Decided to order one set.
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Old 10-02-2019, 07:48 PM   #1459
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Do you want to share with us which model and configuration that you ordered.

I read the starting of this thread in July 2018 have $200 discount. Now cny 2019 also have $200 discount. When I was placing order after 10pm, discount changed to $250. Sweet..... Decided to order one set.
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Old 10-02-2019, 09:26 PM   #1460
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I am using E585. How do we go into BIOS? I tried F1 during startup and it does not work.
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Old 10-02-2019, 09:27 PM   #1461
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I read the starting of this thread in July 2018 have $200 discount. Now cny 2019 also have $200 discount. When I was placing order after 10pm, discount changed to $250. Sweet..... Decided to order one set.
Yes, I noticed this happens on one night as well. The usual code "AMD18/ AMD19" that gives 200 bucks discount will become "SGNIGHT" that gives the 250 bucks discount.
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Old 10-02-2019, 09:29 PM   #1462
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I am using E585. How do we go into BIOS? I tried F1 during startup and it does not work.
You can either,
1) At start up, hit "Enter", then select F1 to go into BIOS at the selection screen, or,
2) Hold Shift and restart the PC. When the screen appears, you need to look for one that allows you to select "Troubleshoot PC" and then Boot in UEFI.
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Old 10-02-2019, 09:42 PM   #1463
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You can either,
1) At start up, hit "Enter", then select F1 to go into BIOS at the selection screen, or,
2) Hold Shift and restart the PC. When the screen appears, you need to look for one that allows you to select "Troubleshoot PC" and then Boot in UEFI.
And need press quickly if you are on ssd. I missed most of the time.

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Old 10-02-2019, 09:47 PM   #1464
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Thanks. Point (1) does not seemed to work. Point (2) works except during boot up I must press ENTER to enter the Bios, else it does into normal boot.

You can either,
1) At start up, hit "Enter", then select F1 to go into BIOS at the selection screen, or,
2) Hold Shift and restart the PC. When the screen appears, you need to look for one that allows you to select "Troubleshoot PC" and then Boot in UEFI.
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Old 10-02-2019, 09:50 PM   #1465
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Press enter fast.. lol

SSD very fast.
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Old 11-02-2019, 08:49 AM   #1466
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Do you want to share with us which model and configuration that you ordered.
I ordered E485, Ryzen 5, 8GB x1, 256GB ssd, 65W ac adapter for $857.03 with SGNIGHT discount
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Old 11-02-2019, 09:12 PM   #1467
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Thanks. Point (1) does not seemed to work. Point (2) works except during boot up I must press ENTER to enter the Bios, else it does into normal boot.
I see. When I shut down, I always hold Shift before I hit the shut down button. I read somewhere that if you don't do that, it goes into sort of a hibernation mode, which bypasses the BIOS screen. Not sure if this is the reason why you can't find that screen to press "Enter".
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Old 11-02-2019, 09:14 PM   #1468
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I ordered E485, Ryzen 5, 8GB x1, 256GB ssd, 65W ac adapter for $857.03 with SGNIGHT discount
Good buy, but I would still opt for the cheapest SSD if I choose again. I feel the SSD upgrade is quite expensive. For example, I can find a Crucial MX500 1TB SATA 3 SSD on Prime Now for 176 bucks (after 10 bucks discount).
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Old 11-02-2019, 09:43 PM   #1469
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Yup. I think the difference here is the pressing of the SHIFT key during shutdown. Else during bootup the interruption message followed by ENTER option will not appear on the screen.

I see. When I shut down, I always hold Shift before I hit the shut down button. I read somewhere that if you don't do that, it goes into sort of a hibernation mode, which bypasses the BIOS screen. Not sure if this is the reason why you can't find that screen to press "Enter".
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Old 12-02-2019, 08:03 AM   #1470
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Good buy, but I would still opt for the cheapest SSD if I choose again. I feel the SSD upgrade is quite expensive. For example, I can find a Crucial MX500 1TB SATA 3 SSD on Prime Now for 176 bucks (after 10 bucks discount).
I agree too. I had actually initially selected the 128gb ssd. But after the extra $50 discount appeared after 10pm, I decided to just go for the 256gb and not bother having to manually upgrading it.

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