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NOVO BUTTON on DOS MODELS

Q: NOVO BUTTON on DOS MODELS

My laptop 310-15ISK 80SM01DXIH is a Dos Model, I have installed Windows 10 on it, why has Lenovo provided NOVO button on Dos Based Models, when there is not an option of installing One Key Recovery on such Models, isn't this button useless for me?

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Hi friends,I am happy to join this forum ..My lap is B51-30PLease tell me if I use this NOVO button to to start the Lenovo OneKey Recovery system is that mean I will lose ALL DATA on oll drives C: d: e: or just c:one more thing ..what is the best windows version for this lapto get the best performance...Thank you very much

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Hi friends,
I am happy to join this forum ..
My lap is B51-30
PLease tell me if I use this NOVO button to to start the Lenovo OneKey Recovery system is that mean I will lose ALL DATA on oll drives C: d: e: or just c:
one more thing ..
what is the best windows version for this lapto get the best performance...
Thank you very much
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

A:B51-30 - about NOVO button

Hi alij , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
The one key recovery is a complete factory reset of the laptop.
This would delete all data and likewise repartition the harddrive the way it was when first received from out of the box. 
 
The best OS version set for this model and same ones tested and certified by the Lenovo engineering team that originally came with your system (page 28) when received from out of the box.
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards

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Hi Everyone!!I m having problem with my lappywhen I press NOVO button,first it loads to a boot screen where it shows 4 options...and last is system recovery.when i select system recovery,the screen goes black and then it boots up normally into windows.Whats the problem and how to fix it?I have recently clean installed Windows 10 by deleting and formatting all drive partitions like system recovery,MBR,system...etc etcNow I dont have even OneKey Recovery Application Installed..so please tell me the fix!!HELP!!!!

A:Y50-70 NOVO button not working!!!

Hi prashant_drdvl , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
One Key Recovery OEM partition are installed direcctly from the factory so if you formated all partitions then it is therefore removed  and would make OKR recovery non functional. Similar discussion here for review , clean install and resizing partition would destroy the recovery partition which is needed for novo button system recovery to work. 
 
Only way to restore it is through the same factory that installed it since it is OEM proprietory software.
Otherwise you may try a third party tool to imitate the OKR process similar to this.
 
Hope this help answer your query.
 
Regards

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hi,i have notebook z50-70 and now i need to use novo button to recovery start state of computer. I read manual, but i do not have any button on left side. nothing button on right side. How to start novo button?regards Alessio

A:novo button on notebook z50-70

Hi alex_drastico,
 
Thanks for posting and welcome to the forum!
 
The Novo button should be located on the left side of your unit between the AC connector and vent slots, it's a small sized hold and not actually a physical button. You will need a pin or something of similar size, then power off your unit and use the pin to select the button. 
 
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Just bought my Ideapad. Where is the Novo button?  Is it accessed through the small hole next to the HDMI socket using say  a paper clip. TIA 

A:Ideapad 110-15ACL - Novo button

Almer32 wrote:Just bought my Ideapad. Where is the Novo button?  Is it accessed through the small hole next to the HDMI socket using say  a paper clip. TIA The "Novo" button is accessed through a small hole in the casing on both my Ideapad 500-15ISK, and my 700-15ISK.  However, make sure that you are inserting the end of the paper clip into the correct hole! Scroll to the bottom of this page and click "Documentation" in the "Support" column.  You should be able to download the "User Guide" and/or the "Hardware Maintenance Manual" for your system.  One or other should show you where the Novo button is located. -- from CyberSimian in the UK

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I think my Novo (OKR) button does not do what it is supposed to. If I power down my system, then press the button and/or hold it, nothing occurs. What am I doing wrong? Thanks!

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Hi, new to forum. i wanted to install win7 pro on to a partition on the ssd but it wouldn't allow me to. i went in to the boot settings to set the dvd drive as 1st boot. this still wouldn't run or install win7. sooooo i removed the ssd, connected it to my pc and formatted it, then installed win7 pro on it. refitted the ssd to the laptop.  now my laptop starts, fan runs and if theres media in dvd drive the indicator works BUT theres no screen splash ie LENOVO, bios or post etc. the screen lights up ie not black. ive attached an external screen but nothing displays on it. i've switched off, removed the battery and ac cord, pressed the power switch etc. attached the ac lead only and pressed the novo key, the mini menu does come up and i can choose the all the options on the screen but once i press enter, nothing else happens, no boot menu, bios setup or normal start up. surely if theres no lenovo stuff on the ssd now then it should operate like a normal laptop? what can be done to make it work normally? anybodys help would be appreciated, thanks.

A:Z585 not working from novo button.

additional to the above... when the ssd is fitted to my pc, it works perfectly ie win 7 starts up and runs just like you would expect it to. but when fitted to the laptop, it doesn't, no post/bios or win7 screen, the screen back lights come on as I explained earlier.

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Hi guys, I've this problem: the novo button doesn't work at all. I pressed it when the computer is off and then my Lenovo z50-70 boots normally,ideas??

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I have a Ideapad U430 that has suddenly stopped booting up. I press the Novo button to do a system restore and  I get the Novo menu. Selecting system restore (or any of the options actually) takes me to a blank screen that never changes. I have let it run for 4+hours and it is still on the blannk screen. Any solution to try and restore the computer to factory settings? ThanksAndy

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Hi guys, I've this problem: the novo button doesn't work at all. I pressed it when the computer is off and then my Lenovo z50-70 boots normally,ideas??
 
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A:Z50-70 - Novo button doesn't work

Hi kizzone , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
While unplugged, try removing the battery and press and hold down the power button for 12 seconds.
Connect the ac charger and press the Novo button (item2 page 69).
 
Are you planning on doing a full factory reset (to launch within windows) or just going in the BIOS (alternate option FN+ F2)?
 
As long as the hidden partition is intact and no changes made to the partitioning like resizing , try checking via disk management. 
 
Update us how it goes.
 
Regards

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i lost my original oem but fortunately there is a recovery which i can't recover how to do thati read the manual no use at all 

A:how to access novo button in ideapad 700 there is ...

What exact model do you have?    On ideapad 700-15ISK & 700-17ISK systems, the Novo Key is just forward of the headphone jack ideapad 700-15ISK & 700-17ISK User Guide (see page 6)https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/ideapad_700-15isk_700-17isk_ug_en_201603.pdf   

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Yoga 910 131 glass, Windows 10  Bought this computer on Monday. I let all of the Windows updates install (now running anniversary update) and accepted all of the Lenovo updates (about 8). At this point, I figured I'd back the thing up. The manual says to either click the OneKey icon or press the Novo button. Here's where it goes amiss: - Pressing the Novo button while in Windows does nothing.- Pressing the Novo button after shutdown brings up a menu that does not include a backup option. The "recovery" option brings up Windows Recovery and it doesn't see any recovery images. - There is no OneKey launcher I can find either by digging through the Metro selections, program search functions or digging through folders.  So.. is the manual wrong or am I missing something?  Addendum: Tried to start Windows File History. Connected an external drive. Launched Settings. When clicking on "add drive," the Settings app crashes. I haven't reverted to Windows 7 Backup, yet, but that's next if I can't figure out how to image this thing. 

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Hello guys, I own a Lenovo Yoga 2 11" for two years and I hadn't met a problem with it since then. The last time I used my laptop (3 days ago) I started it with the power button normally and everything worked fine. But today, I tried to start it clicking the power button but it didn't work, tried many times and nothing. Then I clicked the Novo button and it started with the boot menu. The options "Starts Normally", "Boot Menu", "System Recovery" and etc showed up. So, I turned off my laptop and tried to turn it on again with the power button many times, but all of them failed and now it only starts with the Novo button. I would like to know if it is a confuguration problem or its a fisical problem (my power button just gone), or if Lenovo or Microsoft had dropped a update that change it or something else?. Thank you guys.

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Hi My Lenovo G500, is keeps on restarting, BIOS settings not opening. I tried to run BIOS Settings & Boot Menu also but not working, NOVO Button is not working, I am just getting Lenovo Turn ON Screen and then it is restarting. Cant able to open BIOS / BOOT Menu. Can anyone please help me ||I tried ''F1 | F2 | F12  | Del" keys to open the settings. Please help me out with some solution  Thanks

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A month ago, my flex 2 laptop stopped starting windows, and I tried many ways but it still failed. Now I decided to restore the system. I know there is a novo button can do this, so I used a pin to push the novo button and started the system recovery. However, it stucked at the initiating stage and never progress. Does anybody know what I can do to make this laptop usuable? Thanks very much!

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I own a lenovo Y50 gaming laptop and every time I turn it on instead of booting to the windows start screen it always boots to the novo button menu. Then i have to hit enter to go to normal start up. Is there anyway to stop this from happening? I just want to turn my laptop on and not land at this screen everytime. anyway to bypass or turn of this bootoption would be nice.

A:Lenovo y50 always boots to novo button menu

Hello Tom239Thanks for using the Lenovo forums.Make sure that there are no updates pending on the unit once are logged in and ready to go.
 
Does this happen when you restart the unit instead of just shutting down?
 
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Hello, I've got a Y570 and the SSD was replaced by notebook service becuse of the original SSD was broken. After I received the notebook I realised service is not installed system from recovery. They Install windows from any other source to directly to SSD. Now I've got a system with two harddisks without diskcache and limited disksize for programs that I need to install. I try to use Novo button but it boot to windows. I installed OKR software to Windows and it's failed to boot into recovery mode and boot directly to Windows too.  I checked the OEM partitions on HDD, there are two hidden partitions available. I assume one of those partitions is Recovery partition. Any way, how can I make notebook to boot into recovery?

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Hi,i have a Lenovo yoga 2 13. The power button don't work anymore since the computer stop during a windows update, i don't know why (my computer have only 6 months). Can i use the bios novo button for a normal start up of the computer or it is not recommended and can destroy the computer ? If i use the key recovery option, i will lose all my data ? It will make the power button work again ? I'm afraid and i don't know what i can do... Please helpSorry for my bad english, there is not french forum ..Thank you !

A:Can i use the Bios novo button for normal start ?

Hi Hadibou , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
Power button should work as it should not unless that the machine is currently at sleep or hibernate mode or the button itself is broken . As such , best to call in technical support for repair option. 
 
You can try to unplug the ac charger and press and hold down the power button for 12 seconds until it manually shuts off and leave for 15 minutes . Check any uncommon feel like loose / stiff power power.  Press the power button again to check .
 
To answer your question, you may also power on the machine using the Novo button and choose option 1 Normal Startup (no changes will be made on the computer) as one of the choice on the Novo Menu. 
 
Choosing System Recovery will present option to One Key Recovery page25 (factory reset with data lost ) either from initial backup (hidden partition) or user backup .
 
Hope this help answer your query. 
 
Regards

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Hi,I've installed UBUNTU side WIN10 on my Yoga. It worked but I cannot boot WIN10. More, ubuntu said the WIN disk wasn't properly closed. So I've moved WIN on the top of boot devices and boot WIN10. to close it properly.Now if I try power or novo button the result is the same : three blinkings of red power LED. When I fold and open the notebook there are the same three blinkings and the first activation of power button has no effect.What I have do to retrive bios and boot menu ?

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Hi guys, I`m having a problem with my laptop Ideapad Y500.It starts couple of days ago. At the evening I turned it off and went to bed. When I woke up the laptop was running and the Novo Button menu was on the screen. I used normal starup and just turn it off again and went to work. But again, when I came home the Novo Button menu was on the screen again. Right now I need to remove the battery and unpluged the power cable so the laptop don`t turn on.I scaned the laptop using Malwarebytes, but it came empty.I want to restore the factory settings, but don`t want to it before I ask you for help.So can anyone help me? Any advice and suggestions will be greatly appreciated. PS: Sorry for any grammar mistakes.  Regards,Kristian_V 

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So my power adapter needs to be changed, but when I plug it in to my laptop, when it's off, it'll turn it on by activating the novo button. But it says it's charging when it's not. What's going on? 

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My Lenovo IdeaPad y510p displays nothing but a blank black screen when the power button is pressed, the keyboard lights up and the fan spins but no part of the computer seems to boot at all. I have tried removing all power supplies/cables and flushing the battery by holding the power button for 15 seconds, as well as using the NOVO button on the side. The NOVO button does exactly the same thing as the power button. Interestingly the laptop's screen doesn't even appear to turn on, let alone display anything. I'm at a loss for what to do with this as I'm not confident the warranty is still active (the laptop is at least three years old).  Thanks for any help

A:Y510p Laptop will not boot. NOVO button doesn't di...

Have you tried connecting an external display and seeing whether there's any output on it?

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Hello,I am trying to recover the system to fabric settings. After booting up the "Nobo button menu" I am checking the "System recovery" and hitting ENTER yet laptop boots normalny without any recovery options. Lenovo G510 Windows 7.Any help would be much appreciated.Cheers!

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So, a friend of mine asked me to take a look at her computer, but I am at a loss. It persistently and consistently takes between 10 and 20 minutes of blank screen after hitting the Novo button or the power button before anything appears on the screen. The Novo button reaches the bios with no problems and after booting to the OS, the system performs decently. Any ideas? Edit: Keyboard is backlit instantly after hitting either button.

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Mu laptop turns on and shows novo button menu after I turn it turn it off by power button. Please help me with this issue.  Thanks

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i formatted my c parition using windows disk and tried to restore from original recovery novo button it won't get into lenovo boot mode instead it boots into windows 10 boot options as u see  ????

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Hello, I'm having the strangest problem with my Y700 over the last three days. If I leave it on with software running, I return to find it in a frozen state with the novo boot menu showing and unresponsive. I haven't the slightest idea as to what could be causing it.  I have already removed the battery to force a hard reset. Also, the device is less than 4 months old. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks for your time.  

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Hi,I cannot shut down my Ideapad U410.It first shuts down, and when i close my laptop, it opens the Novo Boot Menu.I'm running a Windows 10Any advice appreciated. Thanks

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L4550-S5976 running under Windows 7. When I start it up (and if I catch it at the right time), the touchpad buttons work fine for a few minutes. After the machine completely boots, the touchpad button problems start - the left button performs as the right button and the right button does nothing.

On a lark, I plugged in a USB mouse and rebooted. When I do that, the mouse works fine AND the touchpad buttons work properly. Carrying around a mouse isn't always convenient so I'd like to have the machine work as expected.

I tried updating the touchpad drivers - that did not fix the problem. I even reinstalled Windows 7 on the machine - that did not fix the problem either.

Any ideas what I could do next to fix this problem?

Thanks, Brian
 

A:Touchpad Left button does Right Button actions and Right Button does nothing

try in safe mode, that may work. if it does, remove programs that run on startup one by one until you find the one causing the issue
 

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Chrome and Firefox have the ability to see the box model highlighted on hover when you inspect the element. Is this possible in ie 10/11? It makes identifying problem elements infinitely easier, which is needed because, ya know, css3 compatibility (thanks
microsoft). 

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Hello,
I am looking to buy a DVD-RW for my Dell 4700.

I am either looking at getting a Plextor, Lite-On, or BenQ drive. Can anyone suggest some good models from those manufacturers? Thanks
 

A:Models of DVD-RW

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Most so-called Topseller models are not available anywhere. Why? Online vendors seem to have an abundance of only three P50 models, while one or two of a very few others trickle in sporadically, most not at all. Is this the way Lenovo releases these machines now? It used to be that models announced near the end of a calendar year would be stocked everywhere in great numbers by early spring, often at very good prices. Maybe having so many problems has held them back. 

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which models have two hdd bays? (I mean 2 normal hdds and not a hdd and a ssd or swapping out the optical drive) I'm looking for a 17" screen model. thanks

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My laptop (toshiba L550-117) died a couple of days ago after a long line of service. As a replacement my eye has fallen on a Satellite P50-C-17J for it's superb specs.
But, my supplier in the Netherlands told me that it is End of life and therefore no longer available. I believe that is the case for all the P50-C series.

When do the new models (P50-C) become available?
Or is there a suitable alternative maybe?

I can't find one that's not a P50-C series myzelf.

Maybe this is not the right place to ask for this, but I don't know where else.
Resume min. specs:
- Sixth generation Intel? Core? i7
- NVIDIA? GeForce? GTX? 950M
- 8gb memory expandable to 16gb
- ssd approximately 128gb + approximately 500gb hdd

A:When new models Satellite P50-C become available?

I think the P series is discontinued.
How about the L series or S series? The higher spec ones are similar.

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Hello. I already know, that notebooks like: HP PAVILION 15-au024ur, HP PAVILION 15-au027ur, HP PAVILION 15-au028ur, HP PAVILION 17-g109ur, also 250/450 G4/5 sries are not self-upgradable due to there are no small cover with access to memory and store devices (hdd and/or ssd). Am I right?But any case - has anyone experience in upgrade of this notebooks? Maybe after warranty ends?Can I upgrade it with ssd? M.2 SSD or SSD instead of DVD drive? Can I receive an official answer or download an official document, that can say me - is there are an empty M.2 slot exists or not? For sure... Thx.

A:Upgrade new models with SSD

And that m.2 slot is enabled... read in other topic that it can exist but disabled.

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Hello everyone, I'm doing some research trying to find out: what other network models exist or have been in existence besides the OSI model and the TCP/IP protocol suite?
So far its been a confusing process because I've been mixing up articles on protocols themselves and the articles on the network models I'm looking for so far I've found:
X.25
Cisco's 3 Layered Model
Hierarchical internetworking model
Can you guys please help me get in the right direction by identifying the network models other than OSI and TCP/IP that you know of? Your help would be very much appreciated
 

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i know this wouldn't be the best place to paste this but i hope you can help. I want to buy a new laptop with i3 but i learnt some have ultra low voltage 330um(1.2ghz) which gives low clock speed instead of 330M and others which give better clock speed(over 2ghz). Is the low voltage ones for mobiles only?

A:i3 models confusing

Look at this link. Apparently, the 330 UM and the 330 M are both mobile.

http://ark.intel.com/products/series/46469

They differ in clock speed, maximum TDP, acceptable memory, and graphics.

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If I get a lenovo T61 with windows 7 32 bit can it can I upgrade to Windows 7 64 bit? Are all lenovo T61 think pads wireless? 

A:Are all T61 models equal

All T61 machines are 64 bit and can run a 64-bit OS.  There is no such thing as 32 bit -> 64-bit upgrade.  It needs a fresh install.  The same license is good for both, but you would need recovery disks.  T61 machines are not all the same:  14.1: tall-screen (4:3), 14.1" wide-screen and 15.4" wide screen.  There are difficulties in getting a fresh win 7 install working, related to system update.  Microsoft has not paid much attention to windows 7.

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Hi all!I'm going to buy a laptop for my daughter and she wants backlit keyboard.Any hint to know which models to have it?I have tried to look at the homepage without success.Please!;-) Jes

A:Backlit Keyboard on which models

Hi, There are hundreds of them. Please pick few and post back, we can tell which ones have, which one have not. Regards.

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I'm looking to purchase a Chromebook and one online store is listing 2 different models of the 14 G4 with the exact same description. I contacted them to query this but they did not know the difference. I'm not having any look finding the answer myself. Can someone help: The 2 models are: p5t61ea-abup5t65ea-abu  My 2nd question, is the FHD (1920x1080) really avialable in the UK or is this like other brands that I've been looking at where their UK store pages talk about FHD when in reality this is only availble in American and here in the UK we end up stuck with 1366x768?  

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Hi folks

Would need your opinions on memory compatibility.

I have two sets of DDR3 memory. 2 x 4 Gb in each case. One set of Ares and one set of Ripjaws. Here is the link that compares the two. Except for the heat spreader, they look identical to me. Same manufacturer, same Cas latency, same timings. Only the model is different. Under the heat spreader, they must be identical chips.

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Productcompare.aspx?CompareItemList=147|20-231-428^20-231-428,20-231-544^20-231-544

Right now, the Ripjaws are used. Ares still in the box.

My question is: Can I use both in my system (mobo: Gigabyte H97-D3H) without any problem for a total of 16 Gb insted of 8 Gb? I would not want to damage anything.

Thank you
 

A:Memory compatibility-Different models, same everything else.

This is a continuation of this thread - which was closed for some reason.
https://forums.techguy.org/threads/memory-can-i-mix-those.1169292/#post-9231407

The specs for both sets appear to be the same, so I don't see why they can't be used in a 16 GB(4 GB X 4) configuration.

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Help!Last night I purchased the i7 HP Spectre from John Lewis:http://www.johnlewis.com/hp-spectre-x360-13-4129na-convertible-laptop-intel-core-i7-8gb-ram-512gb-ss...I was under the belief, due to pricing, that this was the same as PC Worlds i7:http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-spectre-x360-qhd-13-3-2-in-1-ash-silver-10...But I have now noticed different product codes, and of course I want the newest/best for the such similar prices:13-4172na (PC World)13-4129na (John Lewis)Can anyone work out the release dates or any other differentiation? Have been unable to work it out from the HP website etc. Need help asap as I may be cancelling my order... any help appreciated! 

A:HP Spectre - difference between models

HP's product coding is just not very transparent but it is very possible laptops with the same specs have multiple product numbers depending on distribution channel. I am sure John Lewis and PC World is each big enough to receive dedicated model numbers from HP. I have scoured the spec lists for you on both these laptops and as far as I can ascertain, they are identical: same processor, memory, solid state drive, wireless card, screen resolution. Functionally I can see no difference. 

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