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Lenovo laptop deals: Should you grab last season’s laptops for less?

Lenovo's laptop sale is in full swing. We see how last year's discounted models compare to the new range

Lenovo has launched a new range of laptops, and to shift the older stock it’s offering some serious discounts on last season’s models.

2018 and early 2019 models are all getting price cuts, so should you start shopping for a bargain? We take a look at the latest models to go through our labs, and whether the deals on older models are worth it.

See how many Lenovo models feature in our reviews of the best laptops.

Lenovo 2019 laptop reviews

We’ve already tested several of Lenovo’s laptops that launched over the summer. You can tell a model is from the 2019 range by the second digit of its product number, which will be a 4. For example, the IdeaPad S340. Last year’s equivalent was the IdeaPad 330S.

Lenovo IdeaPad S340 14, £549: A compact Ultrabook with plenty of performance for the money. Our full review looks at whether the speed is backed up by quality elsewhere.

Lenovo IdeaPad S340 15, £399: A whole lot of laptop for an attractively low price. Larger, budget laptops frequently fall down when it comes to screen and build quality, so read our full review to see how this model fares. 

Lenovo Legion Y540 15, £1,099: A powerful gaming laptop with the very latest specifications, designed for top-end gaming performance. With its high price, we look at whether it delivers the goods both in gaming speed without forgoing the basics.

Lenovo deals: Should you save on last seasons’ models?

Those with an eye for a bargain would do well to check slightly older models – Lenovo is offering some serious discounts right now. To get the best prices, you’ll need to browse to Lenovo’s deals page and use the voucher code listed under each product. But are they actually worth it? We take a look. 

Lenovo Yoga C930: Save £500, down to £799. This is a serious saving on one of last year’s top-spec laptops with a thin and light design and powerful internals. Originally priced at £1,200, more recently it’s been retailing for around £949.

The 2019 Yoga C940 has had a complete redesign and now features the latest 10th-gen Intel processors instead of 8th-gen, but given the price difference (the C940 starts at £1,100) the savings are certainly worth it. Read our full Yoga C930 review to find out whether it made the grade when we tested it at the start of this year.

Lenovo Yoga S730: Save £100, down to £750. Another thin and light 13-inch laptop with all the key features you’d want from a portable computer. It’s an easy £100 saving, and is cheaper than it’s currently found in Currys. Again, this year’s S740 model will come with 10th-generation processors, but the speed increase is expected to be relatively modest, so you won’t be missing out on too much. Read our full Lenovo Yoga S730 review for the full verdict.

Lenovo IdeaPad 330S 15: Save £150, down to £399. We tested this model last September although in a higher specification than is being offered on the Lenovo website. The deal here looks attractive although, frankly, we probably wouldn’t have recommended this model at that price purely based on its specifications. 4GB of Ram, a low-resolution screen and just 4GB of Ram for £550 isn’t brilliant, and £399 is a price that feels less like a special offer and more like what it should always have been priced at. Read our full Lenovo IdeaPad 330S review

Lenovo 2019 laptops reviews coming in October

A few of Lenovo’s 2019 models are still undergoing our rigorous lab tests. They are:

Lenovo IdeaPad S540 14, £600: Lenovo’s mid-range Ultrabook range features AMD Ryzen processors and attractive designs, so could be ideal for students or those who want to work on the move.

Lenovo IdeaPad S340 Chromebook, £279: Similar to the S340 we’ve already tested, but with ChromeOS on board instead of Windows and a more power-efficient (and slower) processor.

Lenovo IdeaPad S145 15, £300: A budget 15-inch laptop with very modest specs and an attractive price. 

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