Grade B Lenovo Thinkpad X230 grade B £149 delivered @ Tier1Online
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Grade B Lenovo Thinkpad X230 grade B £149 delivered @ Tier1Online

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Found 27th Apr 2017
This looks a good deal. I've purchased an X220 from Tier1Online before and was impressed with it.

3rd gen i5

4GB Ram

320GB hdd

USB 3.0

720p webcam

Windows 10 Home

12 Months warranty

1 USB3

2 USB2 irc

- png666

Sorry looks like 2 usb3 and some usb2, u know the routine check them specs
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If you planing on getting one and buying a SSD to speed them up (the main drives are slow) check the sizes, these have very thin hdd bays. These have been alot more reliable compared to other makes we have had at our work place.
its only 12.5" WXGA HD (1366 x 768)... so i think i'll pass on this one specifically thank you. But maybe they have some 15 inch version(s), and with 1080p screens?
dreamcat4

its only 12.5" WXGA HD (1366 x 768)... so i think i'll pass on this one … its only 12.5" WXGA HD (1366 x 768)... so i think i'll pass on this one specifically thank you. But maybe they have some 15 inch version(s), and with 1080p screens?



​unlikely at this price point but keep looking and share if you find one...
dreamcat4

its only 12.5" WXGA HD (1366 x 768)... so i think i'll pass on this one … its only 12.5" WXGA HD (1366 x 768)... so i think i'll pass on this one specifically thank you. But maybe they have some 15 inch version(s), and with 1080p screens?


The majority of thinkpad screens are horrible, heck the entry level T470 is still rocking a 14" 1366x768 TN panel. Core i3, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD and that panel for £740, they must be crazy.
CampGareth

The majority of thinkpad screens are horrible, heck the entry level T470 … The majority of thinkpad screens are horrible, heck the entry level T470 is still rocking a 14" 1366x768 TN panel. Core i3, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD and that panel for £740, they must be crazy.




Yeah, the screens really are terrible. To be honest, quality-wise, I can deal with a mediocre screen. What I hate is low resolution. I mean, the 14" X201 had a 1440x900 option in a 12" laptop how many years ago? I mean, the T60 had a **** 1600x1200 option in 2006.

I sold my X230 because I just hated the screen. a 16:9 screen at low resolutions i.e. less than 1600x900 is just utterly useless. It's like looking through a letterbox. I ended up buying an X240 and buying an aftermarket 1920x1080, IPS screen. You can't do that with an X230 without buying some ridiculous third party kit from a Chinese seller for extortionate prices, and getting stuck in with a soldering iron. They decided to put a really particular configuration screen which basically doesn't have 'other models' -- a 12.5", 16:9 screen that uses LVDS (not eDP like every other **** high end laptop in 2012).

What I will say, is that it was fast as **** and had a really nice keyboard. Build quality seemed similar to all the other X2xx laptops I've owned other than the abysmal X240 which literally bluescreens when you pick it up by the left-front corner.
Edited by: "johnstalvern" 27th Apr 2017
johnstalvern

Yeah, the screens really are terrible. To be honest, quality-wise, I can … Yeah, the screens really are terrible. To be honest, quality-wise, I can deal with a mediocre screen. What I hate is low resolution. I mean, the 14" X201 had a 1440x900 option in a 12" laptop how many years ago? I mean, the T60 had a **** 1600x1200 option in 2006. I sold my X230 because I just hated the screen. a 16:9 screen at low resolutions i.e. less than 1600x900 is just utterly useless. It's like looking through a letterbox. I ended up buying an X240 and buying an aftermarket 1920x1080, IPS screen. You can't do that with an X230 without buying some ridiculous third party kit from a Chinese seller for extortionate prices, and getting stuck in with a soldering iron. They decided to put a really particular configuration screen which basically doesn't have 'other models' -- a 12.5", 16:9 screen that uses LVDS (not eDP like every other **** high end laptop in 2012).


Mmm I had an X60 and swapped it for a T60 (bad move) at some point. 1024x768 15" TN display, woweee. Crazy thing is you can fit a 2048x1536 panel in there and have it work at native resolution, they're just rare.

These days I use Dell kit, the XPS 13 is a lovely laptop and I'm eyeing up their Canvas 27" touchscreen monitors.
dreamcat4

its only 12.5" WXGA HD (1366 x 768)... so i think i'll pass on this one … its only 12.5" WXGA HD (1366 x 768)... so i think i'll pass on this one specifically thank you. But maybe they have some 15 inch version(s), and with 1080p screens?



Yes its unfortunate that you have to pay a premium for a small screen.
Edited by: "png666" 27th Apr 2017
http://www.tier1online.com/728-34483y2-bscreen/refurbished-lenovo-thinkpad-x1-carbon-1st-gen-i7-3667u-2-00ghz-8gb-240gb-ssd-windows-pro-64-bit-grade-b-screen
A fair bit more, but perhaps worth it for someone?
With this company you'll probably find the laptop you get isn't the same as the spec you think your buying and if you buy off them through eBay and leave bad feedback they'll bribe you to change or remove it
therealclaireh

With this company you'll probably find the laptop you get isn't the same … With this company you'll probably find the laptop you get isn't the same as the spec you think your buying and if you buy off them through eBay and leave bad feedback they'll bribe you to change or remove it



Just saw this while on chat with them.

V V close to in the cart.

This is a good deal for what I want:

USB3 for high speed vid camera
Small so easy to take to site
And when I need u can get a battery that will last you all night.

U think they r that bad?

They look good on trust pilot

99.4% on 85363 transactions on ebay

Guardian reference them as a source for used laptops

Just read the posted deals for them and apart from 50437 who was -1 at every opportunity (is that why they were suspended?) just fine and at least one +1.

Anybody else got any thought on the company or can point me more reviews/experience?

@therealclaireh Where do u get ur info from?
Edited by: "png666" 27th Apr 2017
I have been using one for the last couple of years. What i can say is that it runs 4k video and looks very nice indeed. Im not saying the screen is 4k but the HD4000 graphics will run 4k files and they look very nice indeed (over 1080p).

The laptop is very compact and great for travel. Battery life is about 3 hours viewing video (i just got back from a flight). USB 3.0 on two ports. I fitted it with an SSD and it boots and runs very quickly indeed.

If you want to know anything about these machines just ask (i have nothing to do with the company selling btw).

Edited by: "smala01" 27th Apr 2017
Bought one of these the other day off ebay for £150, its AMAZING!

For £150 they are fantastic, i've put an SSD in it and it absolutely flies. Build quality is great, keyboard is really nice. I use it as my media center and can confirm its silent when running Kodi with a heavy duty skin like Aeon MQ. Im seriously impressed with it for the money
eatmorefish

http://www.tier1online.com/728-34483y2-bscreen/refurbished-lenovo-thinkpad-x1-carbon-1st-gen-i7-3667u-2-00ghz-8gb-240gb-ssd-windows-pro-64-bit-grade-b-screenA fair bit more, but perhaps worth it for someone?


They mention 'slight screen faults'. On this model, because (apparently) the keyboard is too close to the screen it causes some darker marks on the screen. They are difficult to see, until you find them, then they can be quite distracting, It's a nice machine otherwise.
Absolutely love my refurb x220 I bought a few years back it is bullet proof
anything better at this price range?
Bought several computers from Tier1. All were fine and as described. I also have a Thinkpad of a similar vintage. It was £2800 new. For that vast amount of money you received unquestionably the worst screen I have ever witnessed on a computer.
plath

anything better at this price range?



I don't think so for what you get, trust me its fast (with an SSD), silent and built well.
png666

Just saw this while on chat with them.V V close to in the cart.This is a … Just saw this while on chat with them.V V close to in the cart.This is a good deal for what I want:USB3 for high speed vid cameraSmall so easy to take to siteAnd when I need u can get a battery that will last you all night.U think they r that bad?They look good on trust pilot99.4% on 85363 transactions on ebayGuardian reference them as a source for used laptopsJust read the posted deals for them and apart from 50437 who was -1 at every opportunity (is that why they were suspended?) just fine and at least one +1.Anybody else got any thought on the company or can point me more reviews/experience?@therealclaireh Where do u get ur info from?


My info comes from personal experience I once bought an IBM thinkpad off them via eBay i went for a certain spec'd thinkpad, had to chase them for delivery when i did receive it i knew straight away wasn't what i'd bought as it was smaller and lacking the finger scanner also had smaller HDD less ram and the CD/DVD only did CD-RW not DVD-RW and that didn't work what i got was actually something they were selling £50 cheaper than what i paid so i complained sent it back as it was faulty they were good enough to send a replacement that was fully functioning and claimed they'd never stocked the particular Thinkpad i'd bought, when they saw i'd left negative feedback they wanted me to get rid of it to shut me up they sent a "refurb" iPod with manky used earphones and no charging cable with the expectation the negative feedback either wouldn't be there or would be positive i think in the end i changed the feedback to neutral and they still weren't happy
Edited by: "therealclaireh" 28th Apr 2017
The X230 was the last Lenovo laptop that had a sturdy chassis and not the crap made of crackers that they make now. Have some heat.
My X230 had a terrible touchpad. It was kind of jerky and make using it very frustrating. I replaced it and as a bonus the new one had the finger print reader as well but same issue. I googled it and seemed fairly common. I followed all the guides about updating drivers etc but nothing worked. I bought a small wireless mouse in the end as I tearing my hair out.
eBay seller newandusedlaptops4u have a vast range of 'preloved' laptops like this, or with higher spec, choice of Windows version, etc.
No I'm not associated with them in any way, but I have bought a couple of laptops from them and been very happy with the condition, battery, performance vs price.
One was an X220 for £90 and the most recent was a Dell E5430 i5/4GB/500GB/14" for £125.
Edited by: "WillieGophar" 28th Apr 2017
WillieGophar

eBay seller newandusedlaptops4u have a vast range of 'preloved' laptops … eBay seller newandusedlaptops4u have a vast range of 'preloved' laptops like this, or with higher spec, choice of Windows version, etc.No I'm not associated with them in any way, but I have bought a couple of laptops from them and been very happy with the condition, battery, performance vs price.One was an X220 for £90 and the most recent was a Dell E5430 i5/4GB/500GB/14" for £125.


I recommend them too. I've bought a couple from them.
WillieGophar

eBay seller newandusedlaptops4u have a vast range of 'preloved' laptops … eBay seller newandusedlaptops4u have a vast range of 'preloved' laptops like this, or with higher spec, choice of Windows version, etc.No I'm not associated with them in any way, but I have bought a couple of laptops from them and been very happy with the condition, battery, performance vs price.One was an X220 for £90 and the most recent was a Dell E5430 i5/4GB/500GB/14" for £125.



Had a look, no X230 for anywhere near this price.

X220, nice price but you only get USB3 on the i7 and previous generation processors compared to X230.

Was the £90 X220 i3, i5 or i7?

Dell E5430 @ £125, bigger and heaver, you pay a premium for small and light.

So it looks like the 2 quoted are lower spec compared to the X230.
Edited by: "png666" 28th Apr 2017
With my X220 I upgraded the RAM to 12GB and took out the Wan car to install an SSD and it runs like a beast. The only thing I don't like about my X220 is the integrated buttons on the trackpad and I end up using the buttons above it. Also the speakers aren't very loud. Does this model also support 16GB RAM?
Edited by: "yasirk" 29th Apr 2017
They must be buying these things for £50 from corporate companies. The battery would be completely shagged and cost more than the laptop to replace.
Out of stock now
manbearpig

They must be buying these things for £50 from corporate companies. The … They must be buying these things for £50 from corporate companies. The battery would be completely shagged and cost more than the laptop to replace.


The laptop on my x220 which i purchased two years ago from them was very good and is still going very strong.
manbearpig

They must be buying these things for £50 from corporate companies. The … They must be buying these things for £50 from corporate companies. The battery would be completely shagged and cost more than the laptop to replace.



If you look at their site you will find that they probably are been paid to clean (info wise) them and then dispose of them.

@yasirk 16GB I believe so.
Edited by: "png666" 29th Apr 2017
png666

Had a look, no X230 for anywhere near this price.X220, nice price but you … Had a look, no X230 for anywhere near this price.X220, nice price but you only get USB3 on the i7 and previous generation processors compared to X230.Was the £90 X220 i3, i5 or i7?Dell E5430 @ £125, bigger and heaver, you pay a premium for small and light.So it looks like the 2 quoted are lower spec compared to the X230.


Fair comments. The X220 is a (first gen) i5.
I wasn't intending to say that you could necessarily get the posted X230 cheaper, rather that if you're looking for this sort of hardware, I have found newandusedlaptops4u to be a reliable source with a good range of machines
WillieGophar

Fair comments. The X220 is a (first gen) i5.I wasn't intending to say … Fair comments. The X220 is a (first gen) i5.I wasn't intending to say that you could necessarily get the posted X230 cheaper, rather that if you're looking for this sort of hardware, I have found newandusedlaptops4u to be a reliable source with a good range of machines


X220 is 2nd Gen i5 and the X230 is 3rd Gen.
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