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    Lenovo ThinkPad T14s AMD Gen 1

    Tried-and-trusted ThinkPad outfitted with AMD Ryzen 7 4750U.
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    Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T14s AMD Gen 1

    So let me get this right... I'm trying not to be pedantic but this laptop amazes me, not in a good way! This laptop costs £1540, doesn't have a dedicated GPU and has a Ryzen 4750 CPU.

    For £500 LESS from a well know online appliance store, I bought an ASUS laptop with Ryzen 4800H, dedicated Geforce RTX 2060 GPU, exactly the same RAM, SSD specs and a 144hz screen.

    Why is this laptop £500 extra for less?

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    Cause its for business and most of the cost is going to be the 3 year warranty.

    I would be surprised if the ASUS one had more than 12 months.

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    Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T14s AMD Gen 1

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanoe View Post
    Cause its for business and most of the cost is going to be the 3 year warranty.

    I would be surprised if the ASUS one had more than 12 months.
    If it is thinner and lighter then that seems to attract rather a price hike too.

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    Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T14s AMD Gen 1

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanoe View Post
    Cause its for business and most of the cost is going to be the 3 year warranty.

    I would be surprised if the ASUS one had more than 12 months.
    Doesn't say 'when' he bought it... that could have been an end of life price of black friday etc but even if you ignore that the lenovo has other reasons for the higher price.

    The lenovo is a thin and light with the low power variant cpu and looks like it's been designed for 'long battery life' over gaming... the odds are the one bae85 is mentioning is a gaming laptop with a 15inch screen and a 'chunky' chassis which always seem to be 'cheaper' due to the common size of 15 inch screen etc.

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    Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T14s AMD Gen 1

    I'd take the thinkpad build quality over an Asus one any day as well....

    3 years warranty is a massive upgrade from what Asus will offer as well. Have had plenty of stinkpads over the years and they are always well built, well performing laptops that keep going after the other have failed
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T14s AMD Gen 1

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Doesn't say 'when' he bought it... that could have been an end of life price of black friday etc but even if you ignore that the lenovo has other reasons for the higher price.

    The lenovo is a thin and light with the low power variant cpu and looks like it's been designed for 'long battery life' over gaming... the odds are the one bae85 is mentioning is a gaming laptop with a 15inch screen and a 'chunky' chassis which always seem to be 'cheaper' due to the common size of 15 inch screen etc.
    ASUS TUF bought from AO 2 months ago, not in a sale. Whilst it's not paper thin or light, it's not exactly chunky or excessively heavy (to me). Although I've just checked back and the price is now £1299. So I did get myself a bargain!

    Now I understand the only reason the other is so expensive is purely because of it's purpose and warranty which I didn't understand.

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    Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T14s AMD Gen 1

    Laptops have traditionally proven a tough nut for the chip giant to crack, and though competition in the space remains fierce. There is no doubt that AMD has established itself as a key player alongside Intel and, now, Apple.

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    Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T14s AMD Gen 1

    Quote Originally Posted by bae85 View Post
    Now I understand the only reason the other is so expensive is purely because of it's purpose and warranty which I didn't understand.
    I had a lenovo thinkpad for work which got absolutely mashed about for three and half years and never put a foot wrong. My wife had an ASUS TUF that lasted less than a year before the casing around both hinges failed, despite hardly ever being taken out of the room, let alone the house.

    You're paying for build quality, and that excellent thinkpad keyboard, as well as the warranty - and the build quality *is* different. I've found ASUS laptops to have pretty much the worst build quality - from memory the family's gone through three ASUS laptops which have all had physical build issues, while laptops from HP, Dell, MSI and Acer have all lasted just fine.

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    Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T14s AMD Gen 1

    The Lenovo is about 1Kg lighter and the battery lasts twice as long.

    I have gaming laptop (Asus ROG) and a thin and light lenovo thinkpad carbon. I know which one I can get a days work out of without charging and can carry around all day. Great thing about thin and lights is they plummet in price 2nd hand. This one was around £1.5K new and I paid £250 for it, still flies and has plenty of oomph and battery.

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