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755M Ultrabay availability from Lenovo?

2014-09-07, 20:30 PM

I bought my Y510P in April 2014, so about 5 months ago.  At the time an extra 755M Ultrabay card was available for $99.  I can't find it now.... Any help?

 

While doing research in May-April 2014 I saw that many people complained that the 755M was NOT available separately for a long time, although they were being sold pre-customized with them.  It was the same situation with the 750M.

 

So if they really are gone now, does that mean that Lenovo literally sold them for approximately one year?  That is so horrible if so.  I noticed that the Y510P isn't even available anymore.  The Y series is just Y50's and Y40's.  No wonder customer support sucks: they are manufaturing new hardware by the time you receive yours.

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Re: 755M Ultrabay availability from Lenovo?

2014-09-08, 0:37 AM

Picking up a new GT755M5 for $99 would have been a good deal.  Lenovo was blowing them out, probably at cost, to get rid of them before switching production to the Y50.  I missed out because where I live they still wanted close to $300 for one.

 

You can still get them on Ebay once in a while but the asking price is $250 to $300 depending on if you want used or new.  You will also need to spend about $60 on a 170W power adapter.  Better off selling your Y510P and getting something else.

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Re: 755M Ultrabay availability from Lenovo?

2014-09-08, 1:10 AM
Yes, Lenovo is quick to abandon their customers. People thinking of buying a Lenovo product should know this for their future purchases.
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Lenovo Ideapad Y500 | Intel® Core™ I7-3630M @2.4GHz | 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM | Nvidia® Geforce™ GT 750M | 120GB Mushkin Atlas Deluxe mSATA SSD | 1TB Samsung Spinpoint M8 5400RPM HDD | 1080p Lenovo Display | Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
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Re: 755M Ultrabay availability from Lenovo?

2014-09-08, 4:09 AM

Computer hardware, especially GPUs, depreciate so rapidly that manufacturers do not want to be stuck with any extra inventory that will quickly be worthless and impossible to sell.  That's why Lenovo was dumping the GT755M5 at $99 so they could get rid of them as fast as possible.  They assumed that users looking for a performance laptop for gaming would quickly move on to a new laptop with a 850M or 860M.  The 860M can perform on par with 755M SLI with far less power consumption.  In the computer world, hardware becomes obsolete extremely fast.

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Re: 755M Ultrabay availability from Lenovo?

2014-10-06, 3:08 AM

There is still a high demand for 755M cards.  So they could have easliy continued selling them and kept some inventory.

 

they offered them for about 9 months.  I had about a 5 months window in which I could have purhcased one.

 

They they move on to the 50 series with ZERO warning about 5 months after I purchased my computer.

 

Now what kind of support should I expect with my computer?  Will never buy Lenovo again.  I read countless stories of people complaining of terrible customer service, blantant lies from employees, and Lenovo even sending computers with the wrong specs to people who've dropped $1000 on a new laptop, a laptop that Lenovo will drop support for within the year.

 

Get it together, Jesus...

 

 

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