Was my laptop a good deal?

Pooky Joralyn March 26, 2013
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I just bought a Lenovo E49, machine type 3464, at the price of $420 greenbacks.
The specs are:
Intel Core i3-2328M @ 2.2GHz
4GB of RAM
500GB HDD @ 5400rpm
Intel HD 3000 (meh!)
2 USB 3.0 + 2 USB 2.0
No bluetooth, WiFi b/g/n, with card reader and HDMI
Is it a bargain or not?

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  1. peter_lydon
    March 28, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    IN my experience, anything with an i3 processor is fairly useless. Seems a fair bit of money considering things should be much cheaper State-side.

  2. Donald Schultz
    March 27, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    I think you got a good deal on it. We use Lenovo's at my workplace and have had nothing but positive things to say about them. Good price too by the way. Have fun with it.

  3. Alan Wade
    March 27, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    You say you have already bought it and want to know if we think its a good deal but the real question is do YOU think its a good deal?
    What I would typically buy might not suit your taste as what you but might not suit mine.
    I could look up the price of that machine here in Sweden but what you get for your money here isnt the same as what you get from your part of the world.

    The deal is done and you obviously liked the machine at the price you paid so all that remains to be said is enjoy!

    • Pooky Joralyn
      March 28, 2013 at 10:04 am

      I think so, but I want some outside opinions. Anyway, thanks for yours.

  4. Dave Parrack
    March 27, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    It looks like a good machine, so go ahead and enjoy it. The money has been spent now, so as long as it's doing everything you're asking of it, don't stress it.

  5. Chris Marcoe
    March 27, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Seems like you got a good price. The question, really, is whether it is going to cover all of your needs. If it does, then yes, you got a good deal.

  6. Solrac Amarok
    March 27, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    It sounds like an avarage laptop... wait No wifi? Well there's some extra money to waste in a USB adapter e.e as for bluetooth, you can get a an adapter too for pretty cheap (10~30). In my cases (Casual Development) I think it's good But that fact of no wifi sorta kills it for me... If you're for gaming, you might want to either get a better graphic card or get more RAM. The disk is fine, Processor, also. So for me I think it's a 50/50

    • Pooky Joralyn
      March 28, 2013 at 10:04 am

      there IS WiFI (b/g/n)

  7. susendeep dutta
    March 27, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    I think that they should have included the Bluetooth which wont have added too much to the cost.

    Moreover,whatever you have got it wont get replaced with another one if you are not content with the specs.But overall,it's a decent laptop to work with.

  8. justinpot
    March 27, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    You did well considering the price. I'd say go ahead and enjoy your laptop – agonizing over whether you got a good deal isn't going to help anyone.

    • Pooky Joralyn
      March 28, 2013 at 10:03 am

      I'm Cambodian, and yes, I'm in Cambodia.

  9. SaapeXD MoHods
    March 27, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Its pretty good if you dont do graphics / vfx designing , developing, gaming etc.. ( things that require better hardware requirements) but rather do web browsing, watching movies (like most of us does)

  10. DalSan M
    March 27, 2013 at 1:20 am

    For web browsing, social media and social gaming, word processing, mild photo and video editing, it is a pretty good buy. If you were expecting decent gaming, then it would not offer that good of an experience. For heavy video and photo editing, it will do okay, but not as fast as you might like. Except for the graphics, it is a well rounded machine fit general use. An AMD A-8 or A-10 would have given a better experience with more recent games and many video and photo editing tasks, but basic data processing would not be as good as what you purchased.

    Depending on your geographic area, it is a decent buy, especially if it is brand new.

  11. DalSan M
    March 27, 2013 at 1:20 am

    For web browsing, social media and social gaming, word processing, mild photo and video editing, it is a pretty good buy. If you were expecting decent gaming, then it would not offer that good of an experience. For heavy video and photo editing, it will do okay, but not as fast as you might like. Except for the graphics, it is a well rounded machine fit general use. An AMD A-8 or A-10 would have given a better experience with more recent games and many video and photo editing tasks, but basic data processing would not be as good as what you purchased.

    Depending on your geographic area, it is a decent buy, especially if it is brand new.

    • Pooky Joralyn
      March 29, 2013 at 6:28 am

      Seems enough for me, I don't play games (just something like Angry Birds LOL), but I do some occasional photo editing, and yes, this machine is brand new.

    • DalSan M
      March 29, 2013 at 7:55 am

      If that is mostly what you use the computer for then you made a great choice for a good price. Many people get more computer than their needs, others go cheap and get what they paid for (generally lower performance and quality). Definitely feel good about your purchase because if it works for you, then it is worth it.

    • Pooky Joralyn
      March 31, 2013 at 2:20 pm

      I bought it through an organization for students, not through any shops.

    • Pooky Joralyn
      March 31, 2013 at 2:22 pm

      Most of its works are just playing 720p H264 video.

  12. ha14
    March 26, 2013 at 11:24 pm
  13. dragonmouth
    March 26, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    I bought a Dell E5420 laptop for about $450
    Intel Dual Core i7-2620M 2.7 ghz
    Dell 0H5TG2 m/b
    Mobile Intel HM65 Express chipset
    4 gb DDR3 1333mhz SDRAM
    250 gb SATA HD
    8x DVR+/-RW
    Broadcom BCM5761 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
    Broadcom BCM4313 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
    Intel HD x3100 64 Mb onboard Video
    IDT 92HD90 onboard Audio
    No O/S

    Based on the CPU, my deal was better I think.

    • Pooky Joralyn
      March 28, 2013 at 10:02 am

      wow...

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