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Refurbished Lenovo X230 Laptop i5 3rd Gen 12" Laptop 4gb 320gb Windows 7 £149.99 - Eflex Computers / Ebay

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The Lenovo ThinkPad range is a superb range. There have been a few deals on here that seem to have done well. This looks an excellent deal. Read More
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The Lenovo ThinkPad range is a superb range. There have been a few deals on here that seem to have done well. This looks an excellent deal.
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1 Like #1
Refurbished not new. Old computer keyboards can be very dirty even if they look clean to the naked eye.
#2
sam_of_london
Refurbished not new. Old computer keyboards can be very dirty even if they look clean to the naked eye.


True but a brand new replacement is normally around 25 quid if it really bothers you. Personally the worst thing about second hand laptops is the drive and battery condition as these tend to be more money to replace
#3
Seems like a good deal to me
2 Likes #4
Omitting the fact that its 2nd hand in the title & description is misleading/unacceptable
2 Likes #5
Gollywood
Omitting the fact that its 2nd hand in the title & description is misleading/unacceptable
Do you really think you're going to get a brand new Thinkpad for £150? oO
2 Likes #6
Decent laptop for the money. These were very well built. Just depends on the wear & tear as laptops can be pretty expensive to fix.
2 Likes #7
Should clearly state Refurb in the title
#8
repouk
Gollywood
Omitting the fact that its 2nd hand in the title & description is misleading/unacceptable
Do you really think you're going to get a brand new Thinkpad for £150? oO


No. Don't recall saying that
1 Like #9
Great little laptop - not too big but has socketed memory, replaceable hard drive, replaceable battery, great keyboard although the screen is pretty poor these days. It's well worth sticking an SSD in which aside from the speed boost it makes the machine run noticeably quieter and extends the batterylife. I've had my work one from new and so far skipped the refresh on it as I prefer this one over the newer models.

John
#10
nipstyler
sam_of_london
Refurbished not new. Old computer keyboards can be very dirty even if they look clean to the naked eye.
True but a brand new replacement is normally around 25 quid if it really bothers you. Personally the worst thing about second hand laptops is the drive and battery condition as these tend to be more money to replace
Changing a keyboard on a Lenovo laptop is not easy. You can end up doing more damage than just changing the keyboard, thanks to the joy stick in the middle of the keyboard. Opening Lenovo/IBM laptops to upgrade is not for the faint hearted.
4 Likes #11
sam_of_london
nipstyler
sam_of_london
Refurbished not new. Old computer keyboards can be very dirty even if they look clean to the naked eye.
True but a brand new replacement is normally around 25 quid if it really bothers you. Personally the worst thing about second hand laptops is the drive and battery condition as these tend to be more money to replace
Changing a keyboard on a Lenovo laptop is not easy. You can end up doing more damage than just changing the keyboard, thanks to the joy stick in the middle of the keyboard. Opening Lenovo/IBM laptops to upgrade is not for the faint hearted.

Simply not true...Most dell\lenovo\hp business laptops have an integrated touchstick. The touchstick is part of the keyboard itself and is connected with the same ribbon cable as the rest of the keyboard. Changing the keyboard on one of these will take a matter of minutes. This model you remove about 10 screws from the under side of laptop, turn the laptop over, slide the keyboard forward and disconnect keyboard connector cable. Simple

Edited By: Uridium on Apr 12, 2017 01:44
1 Like #12
sam_of_london
nipstyler
sam_of_london
Refurbished not new. Old computer keyboards can be very dirty even if they look clean to the naked eye.
True but a brand new replacement is normally around 25 quid if it really bothers you. Personally the worst thing about second hand laptops is the drive and battery condition as these tend to be more money to replace
Changing a keyboard on a Lenovo laptop is not easy. You can end up doing more damage than just changing the keyboard, thanks to the joy stick in the middle of the keyboard. Opening Lenovo/IBM laptops to upgrade is not for the faint hearted.

I wouldn't say it's difficult to replace the keyboard on this laptop, you undo the screws underneath, take the plastic above the keyboard off, slide the keyboard out and remove the connector. It's a while since I've done one but found it one of the easier keyboards to do and the laptops are generally pretty easy to work with, the build is solid, the layout is sensible and they're designed to be serviceable which is not the case for a lot of laptops now...it's good being able to work on a laptop without a torx set, breaking away glue and sellotape, trying not to break plastic clips etc.
2 Likes #13
Cenobite
Decent laptop for the money. These were very well built. Just depends on the wear & tear as laptops can be pretty expensive to fix.

If the build quality is anything like m 12-year-old Thinkpad X61s it'll be broken in two before it needs fixing - mine had been abused through five years of university and another 5 of commuting and work - frequently slung, unprotected into the corner of an operating theatre in a hurry.

Literally has bits of case falling off by the end, still worked flawlessly - now running windows 7, SSD, as a server in my basement.

The nokia 3310 of laptops (#Indestructable)

Edited By: bradford_dr on Apr 12, 2017 06:29
#14
Agree my x61 cost £100 , 4 years ago and it has had a hammering and still great.
I was thinking of taking it to a shop to upgrade from vista ..any ideas on these old things
#15
7day
Agree my x61 cost £100 , 4 years ago and it has had a hammering and still great.
I was thinking of taking it to a shop to upgrade from vista ..any ideas on these old things

7day
Agree my x61 cost £100 , 4 years ago and it has had a hammering and still great.
I was thinking of taking it to a shop to upgrade from vista ..any ideas on these old things

Pretty sure win 10 works fine on the x61. Just download the free installer from ms website, create the bootable usb stick and install it with no key to see if it works and all drivers etc are there. All well and good just pick up a cheap OEM win7 key from ebay for about £8. Really no need to pay someone to do this.

Edited By: Uridium on Apr 12, 2017 07:46
#16
Looks like decent specs - would this run basic indie titles on Steam do you think? I'd say from the specs it would be ok?...
2 Likes #17
paulb76
Looks like decent specs - would this run basic indie titles on Steam do you think? I'd say from the specs it would be ok?...
Should be fine, Intel HD4000 (Ivy Bridge) isn't actually that bad. The biggest factor as with an integrated graphics is memory bandwidth so you'd want to make sure it's dual channel. This is most like 1x 4GB, so you'd want to get another 4GB to make it 2 x 4GB. (If they ship it with 2 x 2GB then you'd get better graphic performance, but if you ever want to upgrade you'd have to ditch the 2GB modules.)
This should give you an idea
https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-ThinkPad-X230-2306-2AU-Laptop-Review.75317.0.html
But NBC have plenty of other Ivy Bridge HD4000 reviews to give you an idea.


sam_of_london
Changing a keyboard on a Lenovo laptop is not easy. You can end up doing more damage than just changing the keyboard, thanks to the joy stick in the middle of the keyboard. Opening Lenovo/IBM laptops to upgrade is not for the faint hearted.

As already pointed out, it is very easy indeed. Here's the Hardware Maintenance Manual (enterprise grade machine so it's designed to serviceable):
https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/0b48666.pdf
p.61. Steps are: remove battery, undo two screws from the bottom, slide the keyboard back, lift it up, undo the ribbon connector (a proper connector unlike in consumer-grade laptops), plug the new one in, reverse the other steps. Easy
#18
I changed mine with no difficulty.
sam_of_london
nipstyler
sam_of_london
Refurbished not new. Old computer keyboards can be very dirty even if they look clean to the naked eye.
True but a brand new replacement is normally around 25 quid if it really bothers you. Personally the worst thing about second hand laptops is the drive and battery condition as these tend to be more money to replace
Changing a keyboard on a Lenovo laptop is not easy. You can end up doing more damage than just changing the keyboard, thanks to the joy stick in the middle of the keyboard. Opening Lenovo/IBM laptops to upgrade is not for the faint hearted.
#19
Screen res anyone? Can't see it anywhere
1 Like #20
SleepyChris
Screen res anyone? Can't see it anywhere
It'll be your bog-standard 1366x768:
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:x230
Unlike with 14" and larger models, Lenovo didn't give any options for their ultra portable 12.5" screens until the X240 onwards where they offer a 1080P option but in any case I would doubt many (any?) corporate buyer would buy that option as most IT buyers would probably consider 1080P too much for a 12.5" screen (although DPI scaling does finally work well in Windows 10, but don't forget higher res screens have worse battery live too).
#21
Gkains
SleepyChris
Screen res anyone? Can't see it anywhere
It'll be your bog-standard 1366x768:
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:x230
Unlike with 14" and larger models, Lenovo didn't give any options for their ultra portable 12.5" screens until the X240 onwards where they offer a 1080P option but in any case I would doubt many (any?) corporate buyer would buy that option as most IT buyers would probably consider 1080P too much for a 12.5" screen (although DPI scaling does finally work well in Windows 10, but don't forget higher res screens have worse battery live too).


Thanks...suspected as much for this price...wanted to make sure it wasn't a 1024x600 panel. Nobody wants that.
#22
The Lenovo X61 range was built like tank, Lenovo X200/X201/X220/X230 models is built like crap, the lid split into two pieces meant the top part of the lid is prone to breaking off, the Lenovo X240 model reverted back to the standard one piece back lid.
#23
Gkains
SleepyChris
Screen res anyone? Can't see it anywhere
It'll be your bog-standard 1366x768:
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:x230
Unlike with 14" and larger models, Lenovo didn't give any options for their ultra portable 12.5" screens until the X240 onwards where they offer a 1080P option but in any case I would doubt many (any?) corporate buyer would buy that option as most IT buyers would probably consider 1080P too much for a 12.5" screen (although DPI scaling does finally work well in Windows 10, but don't forget higher res screens have worse battery live too).


It's £149.99
#24
bradford_dr
Cenobite
Decent laptop for the money. These were very well built. Just depends on the wear & tear as laptops can be pretty expensive to fix.
If the build quality is anything like m 12-year-old Thinkpad X61s it'll be broken in two before it needs fixing - mine had been abused through five years of university and another 5 of commuting and work - frequently slung, unprotected into the corner of an operating theatre in a hurry.
Literally has bits of case falling off by the end, still worked flawlessly - now running windows 7, SSD, as a server in my basement.
The nokia 3310 of laptops (#Indestructable)

#uselesshashtags
#25
While there is no info on what model process is actually in this laptop, given that it is 2.6ghz, I would assume its a Intel Core i5-3320M.
#26
sam_of_london
Refurbished not new. Old computer keyboards can be very dirty even if they look clean to the naked eye.
It's still a good deal.

Your not going to see the keyboard in the dark anyway.

USB3 for high speed video recording.

A few more usb2's for peripherals that you cannot control wirelessly.

Shame about the lack of bluetooth for those you can but it's a easy and cheap add.

Massive battery life so you can keep going all night.

12" nice and portable so it easy to take to site but not so small you cannot see your charts.

A fraction the cost of a toughbook.

Was looking at these a year or ago they were more than this.

Would be straight in the cart if I did not have other stuff going on.


Edited By: png666 on Apr 13, 2017 02:05
2 Likes #27
These are excellent laptops (although it's unusual to find out where the bottom left hasn't cracked on the case).
I had this as my work laptop and am considering one for home. Bear in mind these are bulletproof business grade laptops (not your cheap rubbish like Acers and HP Pavilions and Lenovo V or B series). IIRC, the original price was around £800+VAT.
If you want a longer warranty, HUKD favourite "New and used laptops 4u" have them for £169 with a year's warranty
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322036489063

Edit to add, mine had Bluetooth and Cellular as standard. I'd be surprised if this one doesn't.

Edited By: newsgroupmonkey on Apr 13, 2017 14:33
#28
Does anyone know the best place to purchase an additional charger from? I've got a T430, so it should be using the same charger as this X230, thanks.
#29
just bought a x220 for £100 delivered :)
can anyone tell me the best way to wipe it properly and check for spyware?
#30
jumpinoffthbed
just bought a x220 for £100 delivered :)
can anyone tell me the best way to wipe it properly and check for spyware?

Take the old hard drive out and swap it for an SSD if it doesn't already have one ;)
#31
sam_of_london
nipstyler
sam_of_london
Refurbished not new. Old computer keyboards can be very dirty even if they look clean to the naked eye.
True but a brand new replacement is normally around 25 quid if it really bothers you. Personally the worst thing about second hand laptops is the drive and battery condition as these tend to be more money to replace
Changing a keyboard on a Lenovo laptop is not easy. You can end up doing more damage than just changing the keyboard, thanks to the joy stick in the middle of the keyboard. Opening Lenovo/IBM laptops to upgrade is not for the faint hearted.
Not true, they are designed in fact to be incredibly easy to take apart, just one single screw holding the keyboard on most Lenovo Thinkpads.

These are the top business line. Costed over £600 when new

This deal deserves way more heat.
#32
ShroomHeadToad
The Lenovo X61 range was built like tank, Lenovo X200/X201/X220/X230 models is built like crap, the lid split into two pieces meant the top part of the lid is prone to breaking off, the Lenovo X240 model reverted back to the standard one piece back lid.
They may not be as well built as the X61, but they are certainly not built like crap, in fact, they are still some of the toughest laptops on the market
1 Like #33
png666
sam_of_london
Refurbished not new. Old computer keyboards can be very dirty even if they look clean to the naked eye.
It's still a good deal.

Your not going to see the keyboard in the dark anyway.

USB3 for high speed video recording.

A few more usb2's for peripherals that you cannot control wirelessly.

Shame about the lack of bluetooth for those you can but it's a easy and cheap add.

Massive battery life so you can keep going all night.

12" nice and portable so it easy to take to site but not so small you cannot see your charts.

A fraction the cost of a toughbook.

Was looking at these a year or ago they were more than this.

Would be straight in the cart if I did not have other stuff going on.

They probably have Bluetooth, although not listed.
More info about this laptop here: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-thinkpad-x230-laptop-i5-refurb-4gb-memory-320gb-hard-drive-199-99-delivered-2413242

Edited By: MaximusRo on Apr 18, 2017 13:00
#34
MaximusRo
sam_of_london
nipstyler
sam_of_london
Refurbished not new. Old computer keyboards can be very dirty even if they look clean to the naked eye.
True but a brand new replacement is normally around 25 quid if it really bothers you. Personally the worst thing about second hand laptops is the drive and battery condition as these tend to be more money to replace
Changing a keyboard on a Lenovo laptop is not easy. You can end up doing more damage than just changing the keyboard, thanks to the joy stick in the middle of the keyboard. Opening Lenovo/IBM laptops to upgrade is not for the faint hearted.
Not true, they are designed in fact to be incredibly easy to take apart, just one single screw holding the keyboard on most Lenovo Thinkpads.
These are the top business line. Costed over £600 when new
This deal deserves way more heat.

More like £1200

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