IBM LENOVO THINKPAD LAPTOP X61 CORE 2 DUO 2.0GHz 3G VERSION 3GB RAM VISTA £146.45 @ Ebay/lenovo-excess
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IBM LENOVO THINKPAD LAPTOP X61 CORE 2 DUO 2.0GHz 3G VERSION 3GB RAM VISTA £146.45 @ Ebay/lenovo-excess

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Found 7th Mar 2012
IBM LENOVO X61 LAPTOP
FULLY UNLOCKED 3G VERSION WITH 3GIG RAM
WINDOWS VISTA BUSINESS INSTALLED

2.0GHZ T7300 CORE 2 DUO PROCESSOR
100GB HDD
3GB RAM
FINGERPRINT READER


specifications:

12.1" TFT screen
UK keyboard
3GB RAM
100GB Hard Drive
Ethernet network card
WIFI (802.11b/g)
Sierra Wireless 3G CARD
Track point
Integrated modem
3 USB 2.0 ports
FireWire port
PCMCIA, External VGA, Audio Out, SD Card slot
VISTA BUSINESS installed with active boot partition
certificate of authenticity Licence
ThinkLight - very convenient tiny lamp, illuminating the keyboard when required

FULLY WORKING AND TESTED

COSMETIC PLASTIC ISSUES THAT DO NOT INTERFERE WITH USAGE / KEYBOARD WEAR / SMALL SCREEN BLEMISHES MAYBE PRESENT ON SCREEN

ORIGINAL 4CELL IBM BATTERY TESTED TO HOLD GOOD CHARGE, GUARANTEED TO LAST OVER 1 HOUR CHARGE.

ORIGINAL AC ADAPTER AND UK MAINS CABLE

COMBINED POSTAGE AVAILABLE
90 DAY RTB WARRANTY INCLUDED
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£9 postage
you would be mental to buy a secondhand laptop

the hard drive has probably been thrashed and the battery probably knackered

rubbish deal
its running Vista .. how old is this ??? hysterical

who would want to buy this junk
omg VISTA INSTALLED SO SLOW....
I think it's a good deal, just throw in linux and superfast running.
should state 'used' in the title
Edited by: "donslibi" 7th Mar 2012
My old Samsung laptop which unfortunately runs Vista has always been s l o w........ I've installed Ubuntu on it too which seems much better. Don't buy this unless you really are desperate! Mind you, it is cheap so in that respect it is a good deal overall I guess.
Oh dear. 100gb hard drive... and holds 'over an hour' battery life? lol.
Good ultra compact laptop for less than netbook money. Good price imo. Port replicators are about 15-20 for when at home with cd-r/dvd. It'll wipe the floor with a netbook too!
wow - no trackpad.
I think being on a train journey and popping up the aerial would just be too hilarious not to invest :P
i thought we can downgrade to XP Pro with a Vista Business license

but 4 cell battery? (_;)
Wow, extendable areal and track point mouse, how 90s is that?

No floppy :(, anyway - avoid.
I've got one of the X61s from the SCHtrade deal last month, and it's a great ultraportable. Well build and much faster than a netbook. The track point works well, nicer than a touchpad in my opinion. Runs Ubuntu like a charm.
Wow seriously old tech!
Ray Davies

you would be mental to buy a secondhand laptopthe hard drive has probably … you would be mental to buy a secondhand laptopthe hard drive has probably been thrashed and the battery probably knackeredrubbish deal



What a stupid comment, too lazy (or stupid) to back it up with a valid reason too. Hard disk 'thrashed' - what exactly does that mean? Do you even know? The battery is guaranteed for over an hour too.

I guess it's people like you who are there to purchase things brand new to wipe off the depreciation so we can get great value second-hand tech...

As to people complaining about Vista, well it comes with a Vista Business COA so you are licensed to legally downgrade to Windows XP Professional which will be vastly faster - not that you should need to, a Core 2 Duo with 3GB of RAM should be sufficient for all but the heaviest of users.
Wow, a whole hour's battery life. Sorry to say it's getting chilly in here.
woldranger

Wow, a whole hour's battery life. Sorry to say it's getting chilly in … Wow, a whole hour's battery life. Sorry to say it's getting chilly in here.


Its chilly compared to the surface of the sun??
This spec was about 40quid more expensive on ebay over a month ago, but check sch website first. Bought this same spec but with 4gb ram, 80gb hdd for 96quid. Its a brilliant little kit, better than those rubbish painfully slow notebooks, comes with finger print scanner too. Regarding hdd, should be fine, they havent been used for gaming, just office use. Battery is a gamble, mine was good condition, 4hrs battery life or longer with battery stretch mode.
Quality portable for the same price as a "refurbished" netbook.

Nice to see the naysayers getting roasted for a change.
£150 gets you a decent C2D, a very reasonable 3GB RAM (CPU and RAM straightaway beating even the best netbooks) and 3G all in a Thinkpad body (exceptionally solid build and loads of nice little perks such as the fingerprint reader, light, port selection etc). Its not an uber spec but more than adequate for everyday computing and office tasks with some media thrown in, which is all that the vast majority of users would ask it to do. And this may be old, but remember you can still walk into any PC World in the country today and hand over more money for a machine which is far less capable.

Yes, Vista is a horrid OS but you can easily stick linux on it- it will comfortably even run Windows 8 Consumer Preview which will give you around 6~ months of free nextgen Windows. For anyone who knows enough about computers to install a new OS (which is dead simple these days) you really cant complain at this money. Heat added!

I have a x61; good laptop, 4/3 screen, but runs a wee hot --- typically, 60-70 deg for the CPU [but I have got a t8300].

I believe the moronic comments displayed here missed completely the point of a thinkpad:
1/ one should always make a clear install and, naturally, not use vista
2/it's a c2d with 3GB RAM and since you do not run software heavy in GC on a 12inch laptop, you can do pretty much everything you wish
3/it's a professional ultraportable laptop so it is expensive [I pay mine 2100 USD on ebay back in the day]; it weights 1.3kg I believe, and quite robust [I believe the rollcage is still present?] and for instance, you have a very sturdy bezel screen [not like the average laptop where pressing the back of the screen shows water-like waves on the screen]
4/trackpoints are far superior than your average crappy touchpad; it's a fact of life, deal with it
5/thinkpad's keyboards are the best of the best, especially if you get an NMB like me [blue pads under the keys]; even the new ones coming from the t400 series are better than any other keyboards
6/ all batteries should be assumed dead when buying a used electronic device; it's preposterous to assume otherwise
7/the HDD is weak in capacity but, if it's an original, you've got the accelerometer working
8/thinklights = godsend
9/it's got a fingerprint reader
10/linux runs smoothly on it

11/this deal is average, because the main advantage of professional laptop is the warranty [good people use next-day on site warranty, naturally] and here you've only got a seller warranty

tl;dr: real men use Thinkpads, deal with it

bought a brand new lenovo during Xmas (the laptops used to be good in the IBM days)... 2 weeks go it didn't boot anymore and the laptop is still with Lenovo! They want to charge me for delivery, broken parts, etc... Long story, bottom line is that they are the worst post-sales service ever! You get what you pay for in life!
i like the way people complain about the OS, if you don't like it, change it... there are plenty of alternatives out there
this is obsolete junk imo... everything has a price if you can use it, but i would not say this is worth more than 80 -100 quid with the price of newer stuff falling all the time
Do you people not know what a Thinkpad is?
good deal and will still be working years later, quality bit of kit
I have an X61, X200 and T61, TPs rock, quite simply.
I still use my X40 every day.

Remembering that these originally cost >£1000 and are built like tank.

Used VW golf or new TATA nano... you decide.
Ray Davies

you would be mental to buy a secondhand laptopthe hard drive has probably … you would be mental to buy a secondhand laptopthe hard drive has probably been thrashed and the battery probably knackeredrubbish deal

Possibly, but I got the refurb offer for 90 something recently, and it came with a brand new extended battery (I guess the original one packed up just before the end of the useful life). So yes, the battery is hit or miss, but replacements are cheap, and this is still a very useful and portable laptop.
abaxas

I still use my X40 every day.Remembering that these originally cost £1000 … I still use my X40 every day.Remembering that these originally cost >£1000 and are built like tank.Used VW golf or new TATA nano... you decide.



Are they as heavy as one?
Positive review from when it came out (almost 5 years ago) here:

notebookreview.com/def…765

Based on the review age the stock is clearly pretty old. However the Lenovo's are well built and this was a high spec model in its day ($2000 approx). If you get it I would add the extra for the dock and battery myself.
plewis00

What a stupid comment, too lazy (or stupid) to back it up with a valid … What a stupid comment, too lazy (or stupid) to back it up with a valid reason too. Hard disk 'thrashed' - what exactly does that mean? Do you even know? The battery is guaranteed for over an hour too.I guess it's people like you who are there to purchase things brand new to wipe off the depreciation so we can get great value second-hand tech...As to people complaining about Vista, well it comes with a Vista Business COA so you are licensed to legally downgrade to Windows XP Professional which will be vastly faster - not that you should need to, a Core 2 Duo with 3GB of RAM should be sufficient for all but the heaviest of users.


+1 well said. It amazes me want folk expect from something so cheap, and it is cheap.
Edited by: "v8griff" 8th Mar 2012
Bargain if you ask me, my Girlfriends dad picked up a similar model for around the same price the other day, it's been fantastic. Sure the battery only lasts 2 hours but it easily matches/beats the performance of a Pentium Dual Core which usually retail around 300-400
crap deal, cold
Looks good for the money, its no i5 but its not at i5 prices.
oos now
rehydrated

Would go great with … Would go great with this:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nokia-7110-First-WAP-phone-Genuine-Original-Brand-New-Boxed-/120872774849?pt=UK_Mobile_Phones&hash=item1c24942cc1#ht_5194wt_1185



Hey, that's my phone!
Good deal if you're looking for something like this.

I remember getting my X31 on a similar deal about 5 years ago and I still take it with me places if I'm going to be doing a lot of typing and need a rock-solid machine with a first class keyboard.

Yeah, it's not an i7, and no, it probably won't run Crysis, but if you need a small, lightweight, well-built business machine laptop it's genuinely worth having a look it, especially once you've gone through some common sense housekeeping, like TPTPTPetc suggested, like a clean install and dumping Vista.

Obviously not for everyone, but certainly not worth dismissing out of hand without a proper look first.
"REPLACEMENT WITH GOOD ORIGINAL 8 CELL BATTERY ADDITIONAL £10.00"
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