FAST Lenovo Thinkpad X220 Laptop Core i5 Core i7 Warranty Windows 10 Notebook Seller refurbished £219.99 newandusedlaptops4u / Ebay
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FAST Lenovo Thinkpad X220 Laptop Core i5 Core i7 Warranty Windows 10 Notebook Seller refurbished £219.99 newandusedlaptops4u / Ebay

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Found 19th Oct


Seller Refurbished Laptop. You can choose your preferred configuration. Price ranged from £139.99 to £234.99 based on configuration you choose.

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These are superb machines, I have one and it is my daily driver a few things tho.

1) This is the going rate from a reseller, search for a private seller and you will probably get a better deal.
2) third party batteries (which you will need) can be hit and miss, or POP in my case... ymmv
3) the screen sucks serious balls. I use a mac w/ retina at work and coming back to this screen is hard
4) You will probably want to upgrade the bluetooth module, when you do you will inderstand why people love these machines so much - they are designed to be upgraded, parts can be swapped in and out with ease and full instructions are available on lenovos own site
5) if you buy an i5 you won't get usb3.0, and i7 and you *might*
6) you may find yourself bios hacking to eek out sata speeds and other things

That said, these are without doubt my favourite laptops (i should also say i have never run Windows on them, i would imagine that is as painful an experience as it is on any other computer) and would recommend all day long

Link does not work, please provide, thanks

I haven't calculated the mark up they use for HDD and memory

but usually best to buy the minimum spec and then get a refurbished HDD or even SSHD yourself to get more bang for your buck and replace the one you got. Ditto memory.

I didn't see a barebones option though with no HDD or memory

Laptop is exceptional but I found a few minor problems when I got these second hand and after 2 replacements I returned them. There were dead pixels once and the other time the track pad wasn't working well as it was loose.

If you are not so picky and want a machine for rough and tough use just go for it

What is the battery like on these things?

i8thepie4 m ago

What is the battery like on these things?


There is no good answer to that as its damn near impossible to get an new unused lenovo battery. You can buy 3rd party and some are good and some are less so. I have never had great joy but i do get the 1-2 hours that i need to do what i need to do before getting back to a power source.

TLP may also help, OS dependent obv
Edited by: "Josh.Rogan" 19th Oct

Great little laptops - definitely look a little dated but mine's been going strong for years and the battery still puts in a fine performance.

I bought a one years ago which is still going strong... definitely built to last (mine has been dropped on more than one occasion!).

Have a newer laptop with a bigger, better screen but just find the Thinkpad to be the perfect size and weight for everyday use. Also replaced the battery with a third party larger capacity one which gives around 4 hours.

Any decent battery recommendations for this

Great laptop, but the price isn't a deal my view (I have the fore-runner of this, an X200, which I paid £95 for 4 years ago, and which still works great with very latest Windows 10, after doubling the memory to 8G and installing an SSD drive)

Slightly older model but if you throw in some more RAM & a cheap SSD it would probably work out cheaper.

ebay.co.uk/itm…TEX

Josh.Rogan2 h, 47 m ago

These are superb machines, I have one and it is my daily driver a few …These are superb machines, I have one and it is my daily driver a few things tho.1) This is the going rate from a reseller, search for a private seller and you will probably get a better deal.2) third party batteries (which you will need) can be hit and miss, or POP in my case... ymmv3) the screen sucks serious balls. I use a mac w/ retina at work and coming back to this screen is hard4) You will probably want to upgrade the bluetooth module, when you do you will inderstand why people love these machines so much - they are designed to be upgraded, parts can be swapped in and out with ease and full instructions are available on lenovos own site5) if you buy an i5 you won't get usb3.0, and i7 and you *might*6) you may find yourself bios hacking to eek out sata speeds and other thingsThat said, these are without doubt my favourite laptops (i should also say i have never run Windows on them, i would imagine that is as painful an experience as it is on any other computer) and would recommend all day long


What do you run on it then? which linux distro? or have you got hackintosh on this?

tmoneyt51 m ago

What do you run on it then? which linux distro? or have you got hackintosh …What do you run on it then? which linux distro? or have you got hackintosh on this?


I use ubuntu, but recently i have moved to using a better window manager ( i3wm: i3wm.org/ ) which really lends itself to the small screen of this computer.

While i'm not really a fan of macOS on non-apple hardware I did actually hackintosh this, 'just to see' and was struck by how easy it was - easily the easies hackitosh i have done and it ran well..... untill i deleted it and put a proper OS on ;-)

You would need the X230 to run 4k, but if you are happy with 1080p then this laptop is just great. Pair it with an SSD and it run anything you throw at it (apart from games). Battery life is relative but general browsing or youtube on half brightness gets me 3 hours.

Its 12" size is great for travel / portability.

If you are happy with Chinese batteries from eBay I have a 12 cell battery that last 8 hours.

I'm less concerned about the crappy old screen and getting a new battery as I would be concerned that this unit isn't just one business cycle replacement old but two business replacement cycles old; the CPU is now six years old, which isn't in and of itself a problem, it's that you are stuck with the old HD 3000 graphics; if you just need it as an old office clunker with its decent keyboard, why not, but otherwise I would be looking to put that money toward for something a little more recent.

How much worse is the Intel 5 2nd generation than the Intel 7?

Please bear in mind that this laptop does NOT have a webcam. I bought this same model refurbished from Amazon a while back and had to return because the battery lasted literally 30 minutes.

You can get the far superior X230 for about the £120 - £140 on ebay.
Edited by: "dijital" 20th Oct

dijital10 m ago

You can get the far superior X230 for about the £120 - £140 on ebay.


Link!

dijital15 m ago

www.ebay.com


No! Find me the link to where I can buy an x230 for £120.

gorgo20152 h, 25 m ago

No! Find me the link to where I can buy an x230 for £120.



Jesus christ! Can you not use the internet?
GO.
TO.
EBAY.
AND.
TYPE.
IN.
X230!

jameshothothot26 m ago

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-Thinkpad-X230-Laptop-Window-7-i5-2-6ghz-4gb-320gb-Webcam-Bluetooth-/282691387336?epid=1104742793&hash=item41d1b83fc8:g:cwUAAOSwaPtZ3yUU:) didn't take long!


Grade C. Only 4GB. No thanks. It's easy to say you can find it for only £130, but at what condition!

And quite frankly the x230 is not better than the x220. Yes, the processor is marginally better, but the keyboard is atrocious!

Josh.Rogan19th Oct

I use ubuntu, but recently i have moved to using a better window manager ( …I use ubuntu, but recently i have moved to using a better window manager ( i3wm: https://i3wm.org/ ) which really lends itself to the small screen of this computer.While i'm not really a fan of macOS on non-apple hardware I did actually hackintosh this, 'just to see' and was struck by how easy it was - easily the easies hackitosh i have done and it ran well..... untill i deleted it and put a proper OS on ;-)


Another random question, are x220s loud in 2017? i know its a gamble when buying a random refurb, but how loud are they generally like today?

tmoneyt10 h, 8 m ago

Another random question, are x220s loud in 2017? i know its a gamble when …Another random question, are x220s loud in 2017? i know its a gamble when buying a random refurb, but how loud are they generally like today?


I don't think they are loud, but I don't really put them through their paces.

I did have an x61 (aka: the greatest pieces of computer hardware that has ever been bestowed upon humans) and it was like a train going past. So, thanks to the wonderful docs and videos out there, changing the fan was easy... But it didn't fix the problem.

So took out the logic board and reseated the CPU in fresh thermal paste, again relatively straight forward for a laptop. And that was the problem solved.

So if it is far too loud that may be the problem. But bear in mind, this is info coming from 'some neckbeard fanboy on the internet who prefers a 4:3 screen and a command line full of hacky power management scripts' so y'know ymmv, caveat emptor etc etc...
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