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Refurbished Lenovo ThinkPad T420 £156.95 @ Gigarefurb £144.99

£144.99 @ Gigarefurb
Good specs for a refurb laptop at this price. Reviews: http://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/laptops/lenovo-thinkpad-t420 Specs: Intel Core i5 2nd Gen 4GB DDR3 RAM 320GB HDD Windows 10 Ho…
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4m, 6d agoFound 4 months, 6 days ago
Good specs for a refurb laptop at this price.

Reviews: http://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/laptops/lenovo-thinkpad-t420

Specs:

Intel Core i5 2nd Gen

4GB DDR3 RAM

320GB HDD

Windows 10 Home

**back in stock!

+ Keyboard lamp
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#1
everything you buy from a business has a warranty, they just might not like to mention it too much because it's a criminal offence for them to imply otherwise.

Edited By: quidstretchy on Oct 15, 2016 09:59
1 Like #2
if you look on the upgrades part and drop down menu on warranty it states 1 year warranty free.
#3
quidstretchy
everything you buy from a business has a warranty, they just might not like to mention it too much

Except on eBay. eBay seems to have become a dodgy business paradise.
1 Like #4
Why the cold votes, is this not a good deal?
#5
ryanshelton
Why the cold votes, is this not a good deal?


​people might be misreading the warranty in the description. I'll edit it.
2 Likes #6
ryanshelton
Why the cold votes, is this not a good deal?

Any deal I've ever posted has went cold before it went hot. It seems there are many habitual cold voters that just love giving negativity without giving a reason.

I'm not saying this deal deserves heat BTW, I know nothing about the specs of this machine but I'd like the cold voters to give reasons for the chills and not just click buttons.
1 Like #7
ryanshelton
Why the cold votes, is this not a good deal?

No, not particularly. Its a kinda average price or thereabouts for a machine this old.

Here's one with a new battery at £135:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-ThinkPad-T420-14-320-500GB-Intel-Core-i5-2nd-Gen-2-5GHz-4GB-/331994848335?hash=item4d4c6f5c4f:m:mWwWw555Se91_LWFI_qmcGg

Just because a company has its own web site it doesn't make it any "more trusted" than buying from ebay. Personally, we've bought several Thinkpads over the years from ebay and never had an issue.
2 Likes #8
Tapasman
ryanshelton
Why the cold votes, is this not a good deal?

No, not particularly. Its a kinda average price or thereabouts for a machine this old.

Here's one with a new battery at £135:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-ThinkPad-T420-14-320-500GB-Intel-Core-i5-2nd-Gen-2-5GHz-4GB-/331994848335?hash=item4d4c6f5c4f:m:mWwWw555Se91_LWFI_qmcGg

Just because a company has its own web site it doesn't make it any "more trusted" than buying from ebay. Personally, we've bought several Thinkpads over the years from ebay and never had an issue.


​Big difference between "used" and refurbished. the link you provided says no returns and no support available. So for £20 more on my deal you get 12 months parts and labour warranty, phone support and a freshly installed OS. Grade a refurbished is pretty much as new with original charger and battery. Never trust an eBay seller that says no returns.
1 Like #9
Good price. Same sort of spec as an x220. Put in an SSD (~£50) and you'll wonder why you ever spent more than £200 on a laptop. Will be very fast for all everyday tasks. Will run photoshop fine too. Ex-MacBook Pro user here. Glad I sold it.

PS - check cex as they do a 2 year warranty and every now and again will price one of these or an x220 lower than its market value :)
#10
peterissa71
Tapasman
ryanshelton
Why the cold votes, is this not a good deal?
No, not particularly. Its a kinda average price or thereabouts for a machine this old.
Here's one with a new battery at £135:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-ThinkPad-T420-14-320-500GB-Intel-Core-i5-2nd-Gen-2-5GHz-4GB-/331994848335?hash=item4d4c6f5c4f:m:mWwWw555Se91_LWFI_qmcGg
Just because a company has its own web site it doesn't make it any "more trusted" than buying from ebay. Personally, we've bought several Thinkpads over the years from ebay and never had an issue.
​Big difference between "used" and refurbished. the link you provided says no returns and no support available. So for £20 more on my deal you get 12 months parts and labour warranty, phone support and a freshly installed OS. Grade a refurbished is pretty much as new with original charger and battery. Never trust an eBay seller that says no returns.

Ok, on the basis that a refurbished unit is in fact "used", can you tell me what they actually do when refurbishing it, other than flashing an OEM copy of the OS?
#11
better to go for the 1600 X 900 screen if affordable.
#12
donslibi
Good price. Same sort of spec as an x220. Put in an SSD (~£50) and you'll wonder why you ever spent more than £200 on a laptop. Will be very fast for all everyday tasks. Will run photoshop fine too. Ex-MacBook Pro user here. Glad I sold it.
PS - check cex as they do a 2 year warranty and every now and again will price one of these or an x220 lower than its market value :)
And yet by the time you add an ssd and upgrade the ram you are looking at well over £200. It's OK, built back in the day when thinkpads were thinkpads, but 5 years is a long time in the world of tech. Cpu is quite reasonable but really I wouldn't recommend this for more than Web browsing and a few light tasks.
#13
Tapasman
peterissa71
Tapasman
ryanshelton
Why the cold votes, is this not a good deal?
No, not particularly. Its a kinda average price or thereabouts for a machine this old.
Here's one with a new battery at £135:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-ThinkPad-T420-14-320-500GB-Intel-Core-i5-2nd-Gen-2-5GHz-4GB-/331994848335?hash=item4d4c6f5c4f:m:mWwWw555Se91_LWFI_qmcGg
Just because a company has its own web site it doesn't make it any "more trusted" than buying from ebay. Personally, we've bought several Thinkpads over the years from ebay and never had an issue.
​Big difference between "used" and refurbished. the link you provided says no returns and no support available. So for £20 more on my deal you get 12 months parts and labour warranty, phone support and a freshly installed OS. Grade a refurbished is pretty much as new with original charger and battery. Never trust an eBay seller that says no returns.

Ok, on the basis that a refurbished unit is in fact "used", can you tell me what they actually do when refurbishing it, other than flashing an OEM copy of the OS?


​http://www.pcmech.com/article/5-differences-between-used-and-refurbished/
#14
eatmorefish
donslibi
Good price. Same sort of spec as an x220. Put in an SSD (~£50) and you'll wonder why you ever spent more than £200 on a laptop. Will be very fast for all everyday tasks. Will run photoshop fine too. Ex-MacBook Pro user here. Glad I sold it.
PS - check cex as they do a 2 year warranty and every now and again will price one of these or an x220 lower than its market value :)
And yet by the time you add an ssd and upgrade the ram you are looking at well over £200. It's OK, built back in the day when thinkpads were thinkpads, but 5 years is a long time in the world of tech. Cpu is quite reasonable but really I wouldn't recommend this for more than Web browsing and a few light tasks.

SSD cost me £52. No actual NEED to upgrade the RAM but can if wanting to. Even if you do you are looking at £230-240.

With regards to usage comments, I've run all sorts on my x220 with no issues. The CPU is almost never the bottleneck, but GPU is, if you run something graphics intense.
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eatmorefish
donslibi
Good price. Same sort of spec as an x220. Put in an SSD (~£50) and you'll wonder why you ever spent more than £200 on a laptop. Will be very fast for all everyday tasks. Will run photoshop fine too. Ex-MacBook Pro user here. Glad I sold it.
PS - check cex as they do a 2 year warranty and every now and again will price one of these or an x220 lower than its market value :)
And yet by the time you add an ssd and upgrade the ram you are looking at well over £200. It's OK, built back in the day when thinkpads were thinkpads, but 5 years is a long time in the world of tech. Cpu is quite reasonable but really I wouldn't recommend this for more than Web browsing and a few light tasks.

eatmorefish
donslibi
Good price. Same sort of spec as an x220. Put in an SSD (~£50) and you'll wonder why you ever spent more than £200 on a laptop. Will be very fast for all everyday tasks. Will run photoshop fine too. Ex-MacBook Pro user here. Glad I sold it.
PS - check cex as they do a 2 year warranty and every now and again will price one of these or an x220 lower than its market value :)
And yet by the time you add an ssd and upgrade the ram you are looking at well over £200. It's OK, built back in the day when thinkpads were thinkpads, but 5 years is a long time in the world of tech. Cpu is quite reasonable but really I wouldn't recommend this for more than Web browsing and a few light tasks.

"I wouldn't recommend this for more than Web browsing and a few light tasks." Unless you're living your life at the speed of light, this machine will be more than capable of dealing with all but the most extreme requirements.
"
1 Like #16
They're cheaper on ebay.

I picked up a refurbished one from ebay for my mum a couple of weeks back for £142.99. 1600x900 screen and a fingerprint reader. Looked practically brand new save for some minor marks. Now I do think I was quite lucky to find the higher res screen at that price, but the price of this deal is not special compared to having a quick browse on ebay.
#17
Need a guarantee with a laptop IMHO as a thermally induced fault might not present until the time you use it for long enough. Correct me if I'm wrong here...but a very short warranty period (which I've seen) from an eBay seller could be a problem..tell me if I am talking out of my ear
#18
anonimousse
SleepyChris
thermally induced fault might not present until the time you use it for long enough. Correct me if I'm wrong here...
What exactly are you referring to when speaking of this 'thermally induced fault'?


​A lot of the time with used laptops, they aren't cleaned so dust builds up inside and the new owner will have an overheating problem without any warranty/support.
#19
A fault that only occurs when a chip or section of the pub gets hot enough....these can be occur with older laptops due to the repeated mechanical stresses put on the chip solder joints by the repeated heating and cooling caused by power up and shutdowns
#20
Pcb
1 Like #21
I installed some garden paving slabs the other day that were thinner than this laptop! oO

Seriously chunky.....

http://www.notebookcheck.net/uploads/tx_nbc2/lenoT420s_5.jpg

This model of laptop with 2nd gen i5 was released in 2011, so this is likely to have seen several years of use if it's a refurb.

Personally, I'd go for that £150 HP in the other thread over something like this.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-pavilion-15-p228na-selling-150-asda-bristol-2527626


Edited By: Picard123 on Oct 15, 2016 18:22: .
#22
anonimousse
SleepyChris
A fault that only occurs when a chip or section of the pub gets hot enough....these can be occur with older laptops due to the repeated mechanical stresses put on the chip solder joints by the repeated heating and cooling caused by power up and shutdowns
You asked to be corrected. However, I did not ask to be patronised.

I asked a very specific question in regards to the statement you made. By repeatedly using the word 'repeated' does not explain anything. Your dumbed-down description of over-heating can be attributed to most gadgets. Anyways, I am done here as you obviously have no idea..talk amongst yourselves ;--))


I'm not talking about overheating...I should have probably dumbed it down more.
#23
Picard123
I installed some garden paving slabs the other day that were thinner than this laptop! oO

Seriously chunky.....

http://www.notebookcheck.net/uploads/tx_nbc2/lenoT420s_5.jpg

This model of laptop with 2nd gen i5 was released in 2011, so this is likely to have seen several years of use if it's a refurb.

Personally, I'd go for that £150 HP in the other thread over something like this.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-pavilion-15-p228na-selling-150-asda-bristol-2527626



i5 will smoke the Pentium
1 Like #24
peterissa71
Tapasman
ryanshelton
Why the cold votes, is this not a good deal?
No, not particularly. Its a kinda average price or thereabouts for a machine this old.
Here's one with a new battery at £135:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-ThinkPad-T420-14-320-500GB-Intel-Core-i5-2nd-Gen-2-5GHz-4GB-/331994848335?hash=item4d4c6f5c4f:m:mWwWw555Se91_LWFI_qmcGg
Just because a company has its own web site it doesn't make it any "more trusted" than buying from ebay. Personally, we've bought several Thinkpads over the years from ebay and never had an issue.
​Big difference between "used" and refurbished. the link you provided says no returns and no support available. So for £20 more on my deal you get 12 months parts and labour warranty, phone support and a freshly installed OS. Grade a refurbished is pretty much as new with original charger and battery. Never trust an eBay seller that says no returns.

I'd be inclined to disagree entirely, I'm not seeing a deal here because similar specified business models can be had for less money elsewhere with a similar warranty. The lack of a warranty is hardly an issue because in my experience of these sorts of machines if there is going to be a fault it's that it's DOA, after that they will tend to work for years. The £20 saving well considering the price of the replacement parts I'd rather risk it and just crack on replacing anything as it blows. YMMV but if you are IT savvy then you can get much better deals if a 12 month warranty isn't important.

SleepyChris
Need a guarantee with a laptop IMHO as a thermally induced fault might not present until the time you use it for long enough. Correct me if I'm wrong here...but a very short warranty period (which I've seen) from an eBay seller could be a problem..tell me if I am talking out of my ear

What? I think very much that you are. The failure rate for products of these type tends to be heading towards the bottom of the bathtub curve at this point in their life cycle with several more years left to give. You are actually more likely to have a failure in a new current generation laptop than with a quality used machine like this model.

Picard123
I installed some garden paving slabs the other day that were thinner than this laptop! oO
Seriously chunky.....http://www.notebookcheck.net/uploads/tx_nbc2/lenoT420s_5.jpg
This model of laptop with 2nd gen i5 was released in 2011, so this is likely to have seen several years of use if it's a refurb.
Personally, I'd go for that £150 HP in the other thread over something like this.http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-pavilion-15-p228na-selling-150-asda-bristol-2527626

At least the T series will shatter those paving slabs if you drop it. Drop the paving slab on the T series and the slab will probably break but do little in the way of damage to the laptop.

Pentium N3540........................................... Released Q3 2014. They are awfully slow machines (an annoying side effect of the push for cheaper and cheaper laptops that these are actually less powerful than many £300 laptops were 5 years ago). The HP is unlikely to manage to be in one piece after a couple of years of use. Sorry but it's not really a comparable machine to use as an alternative. Plus it's a cheap consumer HP machine, buyer beware!
#25
I have the x230 with Ssd and it's very fast and stable the think pads are built to last, very solid and reliable
#26
Astec123

At least the T series will shatter those paving slabs if you drop it. Drop the paving slab on the T series and the slab will probably break but do little in the way of damage to the laptop.

That's pretty funny given that I used to own a T series back in the day. It got knocked around a bit too much (simply through normal work usage) and it had to go back to IBM/Lenovo for repair. Diagnosis was a replacement motherboard, which made it uneconomical to repair.

Bricks still break.

http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/accident-broken-brick-picture-id157639448?s=170667a

And no way would I touch a 5 year old used laptop like this which is likely to have a battery that is shot to pieces. And there's nothing like having to buy a replacement battery for £90 (or risk buying a cheap Ebay knockoff that's likely to overheat and burn your house down.)

http://shop.lenovo.com/gb/en/itemdetails/0A36309/460/822253EE4EA44E9F884727080F41F879


Edited By: Picard123 on Oct 16, 2016 00:00: Second hand used tech is still second hand old te
#27
Picard123
Astec123

At least the T series will shatter those paving slabs if you drop it. Drop the paving slab on the T series and the slab will probably break but do little in the way of damage to the laptop.

That's pretty funny given that I used to own a T series back in the day. It got knocked around a bit too much (simply through normal work usage) and it had to go back to IBM/Lenovo for repair. Diagnosis was a replacement motherboard, which made it uneconomical to repair.

Bricks still break.

http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/accident-broken-brick-picture-id157639448?s=170667a

And no way would I touch a 5 year old used laptop like this which is likely to have a battery that is shot to pieces. And there's nothing like having to buy a replacement battery for £90 (or risk buying a cheap Ebay knockoff that's likely to overheat and burn your house down.)

http://shop.lenovo.com/gb/en/itemdetails/0A36309/460/822253EE4EA44E9F884727080F41F879



​These are back in stock. I ordered one last time and it did come with a genuine replacement battery that was only a year old based on the date code. It's still going strong, no problems so far. They're now sending them out with W10 Home which is a shame because I got mine with w7 after the free upgrade deadline.
1 Like #28
peterissa71
Picard123
Astec123

At least the T series will shatter those paving slabs if you drop it. Drop the paving slab on the T series and the slab will probably break but do little in the way of damage to the laptop.
That's pretty funny given that I used to own a T series back in the day. It got knocked around a bit too much (simply through normal work usage) and it had to go back to IBM/Lenovo for repair. Diagnosis was a replacement motherboard, which made it uneconomical to repair.
Bricks still break. http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/accident-broken-brick-picture-id157639448?s=170667a
And no way would I touch a 5 year old used laptop like this which is likely to have a battery that is shot to pieces. And there's nothing like having to buy a replacement battery for £90 (or risk buying a cheap Ebay knockoff that's likely to overheat and burn your house down.)http://shop.lenovo.com/gb/en/itemdetails/0A36309/460/822253EE4EA44E9F884727080F41F879
​These are back in stock. I ordered one last time and it did come with a genuine replacement battery that was only a year old based on the date code. It's still going strong, no problems so far. They're now sending them out with W10 Home which is a shame because I got mine with w7 after the free upgrade deadline.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/accessibility/windows10upgrade

No checks are made that you are using any, upgrade is still free.

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