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Full size 15" refurb laptop for 179.99, AMILO LI 2727 LAPTOP CELERON T1400 2GB RAM 120GB HDD @ Tesco outlet (ebay)
Full size 15" refurb laptop for 179.99, AMILO LI 2727 LAPTOP CELERON T1400 2GB RAM 120GB HDD @ Tesco outlet (ebay)

Full size 15" refurb laptop for 179.99, AMILO LI 2727 LAPTOP CELERON T1400 2GB RAM 120GB HDD @ Tesco outlet (ebay)

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AMILO LI 2727 LAPTOP CELERON T1400 2GB RAM 120GB HDD
REFURBISHED WITH A 12 MONTH TESCO OUTLET WARRANTY

**** as pointed out below - in ebay auction title says 2gb but on item description 1gb ****

dunno what the quality of this is like but £179 for a 15" laptop is pretty rare.
its an ebay item but its the tesco outlet so a solid rep seller.

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only 1gb not 2 2gb at stated in title

For and extra £60 you can do a lot better even if you are on a budget once you get a few programs on here etc you will notice a difference in performance but if you are only going to surf the net and nothing more it may be sufficient

Original Poster


lori440

only 1gb not 2 2gb at stated in title


cheers - put something in the description to indicate that. main auction page says 2gb, detail says 1gb...either could be correct i guess.

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sportythief

For and extra £60 you can do a lot better even if you are on a budget … For and extra £60 you can do a lot better even if you are on a budget once you get a few programs on here etc you will notice a difference in performance but if you are only going to surf the net and nothing more it may be sufficient



an extra £60 on an item only costing £180 is a fairly high proportion of the original items cost.

i know plenty of people who want a laptop but cant deal with the small size of a netbook - this is netbook cost but with a full size screen.

Supposedly this is a dual-core processor, seems a good price to me (shame about Vista).

sportythief

For and extra £60 you can do a lot better even if you are on a budget … For and extra £60 you can do a lot better even if you are on a budget once you get a few programs on here etc you will notice a difference in performance but if you are only going to surf the net and nothing more it may be sufficient



Agree! Laptop for surfing net only. No way to watch HD content on this, no HDMI and refurbished. Overall crap in my opinion.

I never understand the whole "surfing the net only" thing....

It can run Office, Photoshop, music production software like Reason, Audition, etc....
I'm sure it could even manage zip decompression and the like!
TV out via VGA - I doubt videophiles would spend under £500 on a laptop for streaming anyway.

After reading some of these comments, I think there are people here who want the moon on a stick, seriously.

Single core CPU released back in 2006, no thanks!

Intel T1400 list

The negative comments are fair - this has an awful processor and the RAM is upgradeable to 2GB max. Vista - I had Vista on a high end Core 2 Duo machine with 3GB RAM and that felt sluggish.

I understand that not everyone can afford more expensive machines, but it'd be unfair for those people to think they're getting a good deal with this... They'd regret it every day. Better off with a modern netbbok.

My advice to anyone who needs a laptop (not a smaller netbook) around this price is to wait. There have been better deals than this posted here, machines with Core 2 Duo processors and 4GB RAM. I've even seen one with an i3 processor posted (same price) and all without Vista installed.


Edited by: "Bo0td" 24th May 2011

Original Poster

This is still a fair whack faster than an atom cpu on a netbook. search for the 1.73ghz t1400 in this benchmarking list :

cpubenchmark.net/mid…tml

and i'd love to see another 15" laptop with a 12 month warranty for under £180. anyone?
this is as low as i've ever seen one. really.

its a low end machine for a low end price. my dad's eyes cant handle a netbook - i scoured high and low for a really cheap laptop with a full screen and couldnt find one - we ended up buying one second hand with no warranty - i'd rather have had this with a 12 month warranty.

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amdavies

After reading some of these comments, I think there are people here who … After reading some of these comments, I think there are people here who want the moon on a stick, seriously.



agreed. i work in IT and i understand the negative points about this machine but i can certainly see the positives.

I bought a Fujitsu Amilo (L7320GW) ex display on ebay about 18months ago for £140. It has been a great workhorse for the things I want to do on it - but I would think twice about another Fujitsu because this has a really noisy blowy fan oO and it stays on all the time......
For the price, better than a netbook, I think - though I wouldnt touch a vista machine (mine is good ol' XP)

deepmenace

agreed. i work in IT and i understand the negative points about this … agreed. i work in IT and i understand the negative points about this machine but i can certainly see the positives.



Come on. if you are working in IT you would not recommend this crap!!! Positive points can be seen everywhere... I work for IT for 14 years,seen lots of changes in computer technology all over the world. This machine I would compare with Pentium III at max. Useless outdated piece even for a child to play.
"...still a fair whack faster than an atom cpu on a netbook..." - but the size here matters most and this computer is really heavy compared with netbook+ it looks like a piece of a brick...
Edited by: "Rimi" 24th May 2011

skykid3

Single core CPU released back in 2006, no thanks!Intel T1400 list



cpu-world.com/CPU…tml

From the ebay sale description:-
Processor Type: Celeron Dual-Core
Processor Speed: 1.73 GHz

(notice that the CoreSolo CPU is at 1.83GHz)


Now, I don't work in IT, never have, but I have grown up around computers. Any dual core computer based on Core technology is going to be quick enough for the majority of users. It's not going to play involved games or output your favourite high-bit rate film to your spanking new 60" 3D television, but that's not what this machine is intended for.


"This machine is only capable of surfing the net !"
(and email)
"Yes, email too !"
(and word-processing)
"OK, word-processing, but that's it"
(you can organize at your holiday snaps)
"Agreed, photos, yes, but that's it, end of story"
(Skype could be useful to stay in contact)
"Finally, no more, this can do Skype but nothing else, nada, zip"
(watching recorded television, playing music, keeping contacts, maintaining a schedule, listening to sport on radio, simple accounts package, et c.)
"....."

No-one expects the Spanish Inquisition.

It's the combination of Vista and a maximum of 2GB RAM that makes this so awful.

Considering that brand new Pentium dual core laptops (the P6000 series was launched in Q2 2010) are about £250 and the recent Lenovo cash back offers for the B560 model (equivalent to £224) etc. from the likes of saveonlaptops, cclonline, bargaincrazy etc. this is a bum deal for a laptop in terms of cost of ownership. It is a 2 to 3 years since manufacture and the battery has limited life left as it was probably in a discharged state for a long time. Of course if the refurbishment put in brand new battery then the offer is attractive.These replacement batteries are expensive (around £50). Here is why regarding lithium ion batteries:-

Guidelines for prolonging Li-ion battery life

Unlike Ni-Cd batteries, lithium-ion batteries should be charged early and often. However, if they are not used for a longer time, they should be brought to a charge level of around 40%. Lithium-ion batteries should never be "deep-cycled" like Ni-Cd batteries.
Li-ion batteries should be kept cool. Ideally they are stored in a refrigerator. Aging will take its toll much faster at high temperatures. The high temperatures found in cars cause lithium-ion batteries to degrade rapidly.
Lithium-ion batteries should never be depleted to empty (0%) and then stored.
Li-ion batteries should be bought only when needed, because the aging process begins as soon as the battery is manufactured.

If you use it like a desktop connected to the mains most of the time then the battery concern is not rfelevant. And at £180 it is an OK deal if your budget is limited but if you could stretch another £50-£80 then brand new latest technology fresh from the manufacturer is an example Deal with code This one has warranty with Lenovo and they are good.
Edited by: "splender" 25th May 2011
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