Lenovo T420 Laptop - Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2640M 2.7Ghz Processor - 4GB RAM - 320GB HDD- Windows 7 Professional Laptop - Refurbished @ Aria PC £266.28 Delivered or  £257.94 Click/Collect (Manchester)
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Lenovo T420 Laptop - Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2640M 2.7Ghz Processor - 4GB RAM - 320GB HDD- Windows 7 Professional Laptop - Refurbished @ Aria PC £266.28 Delivered or £257.94 Click/Collect (Manchester)

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Found 2nd Mar 2015
My laptop got nicked yesterday so I impulse-bought this one in the afternoon to finish my uni dissertation.

I don't know too much about laptops, but it had an i7 proccessor and was less than £300 and came with Windows 7 Professional preloaded on it.

Here are the specs off mine (dxdiag):

Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
System Manufacturer: LENOVO
System Model: 4236L29
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2640M CPU @ 2.80GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Card name: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
Display Memory: 1696 MB
Dedicated Memory: 64 MB
Shared Memory: 1632 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 720 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: ThinkPad Display 1600x900

75 Comments

this is a decent laptop

sorry to hear that your laptop got nicked ... this one looks okay for the price as it comes with one year warranty

Perfect for office and browsing!!! I7 2nd gen and 4 gb ram are more than enough for that!!!

cpubenchmark.net/cpu…GHz

Looks like a great deal. I'd order one if I could get on the website!

Watch out for Lenovo's spy software.

arthurplank

Watch out for Lenovo's spy software.



Seriously? Please tell me you're being sarcastic...

Good Spec laptop but known for heat issues and poor battery life via reviews online
Still worth a punt at that price.
Well spotted.

arthurplank

Watch out for Lenovo's spy software.



I think the t420 is pre lenovo's superfish spyware, Windows defender removes it anyways.

What's the battery like?

Hmm

Processor score at cpubenchmark is right up there with the recent i7s so a really powerful machine at the price. Downside is the power consumption of the processor, at 35W it's not going to do the battery an favours.

used, unknown battery capactiy, no USB 3, no SD card slot, no HDMI, sluggish 320GB HDD, backlight halflife?

the i7 doesnt make up for all that at this price.
Edited by: "intranix" 2nd Mar 2015

Just given up my T420 at work - solid built laptop, miles better than the one that they've replaced it

All kinds of wonderful design features for true power users - favorite has to be the spill proof keyboard. Spill a drink on it, and it'll go out of the computer, rather than through it. Wouldn't recommend trying it though.

The speaker grills on this model are notorious for getting crap stuck in them, then they look horrible and if you try to clean them you end up making it look a lot worse.

Savedotmoney

What's the battery like?



It's quite like a device that stores electrical charge to facilitate the operation of a laptop.

"Please be aware the spec may have changed slighty (sic) due to it's (sic) refurbished nature."

Edited by: "terrythomas" 3rd Mar 2015

terrythomas

"Please be aware the spec may have changed slighty (sic) due to it's … "Please be aware the spec may have changed slighty (sic) due to it's refurbished nature."



Terrible spelling and grammar. I would demand a discount.

good deal!!!!!! the only thing that would put me off is the cheap thinkpad casing but if looking at the specs it's a really good machine.

Oh and I'd also like to say be a bit weary people, look into the warranties they offer and whether they are reputable. The laptop is refurbished after all so the chances of fault are higher I guess.

grizelin

Seriously? Please tell me you're being sarcastic...


arstechnica.com/sec…ns/

mervs

I think the t420 is pre lenovo's superfish spyware, Windows defender … I think the t420 is pre lenovo's superfish spyware, Windows defender removes it anyways.



In some cases, it may leave it behind in the browser. A fresh install of windows will get rid of it.

arstechnica.com/sec…ky/

Have a look at 300rpm on ebay. Picked this up today for £168 with 3 month warranty. Very similar spec + it turns into a tablet.

ebay.co.uk/itm…3D1
Edited by: "deeky" 3rd Mar 2015

Banned

I paid 230ish last week for an i3. This has to be a stonking deal. HOT STUFF!!

DEDCARBON

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2640M CPU @ 2.80GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.8GHz


nope. this is dual core. but each one is in HT technology.
ark.intel.com/pro…GHz

Great deal for a t series. If performance is an issue, just upgrade the Ram and switch to an ssd. Won't add much to cost

Battery is the only concern on a refurb.

pealy

Processor score at cpubenchmark is right up there with the recent i7s so … Processor score at cpubenchmark is right up there with the recent i7s so a really powerful machine at the price. Downside is the power consumption of the processor, at 35W it's not going to do the battery an favours.


My i3 is as powerful as this. And my i7 4710 is double the power. This Lenovo has an old i7 which is good but tech has moved on

Watch out for aria, terrible company to deal with if anything goes wrong.

gobhoblin

My i3 is as powerful as this. And my i7 4710 is double the power. This … My i3 is as powerful as this. And my i7 4710 is double the power. This Lenovo has an old i7 which is good but tech has moved on


no laptop i7 comes close to desktop i7s. compare apples to apples. compare laptop CPUs to laptop CPUs

T520 for £238.45 from Scan posted a few days ago beats this IMO. Factory refurb with new keyboard and battery and 12 month warranty. I'd rather have a bigger screen than faster processor

yeboi

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptops-netbooks/laptops/refurbished-laptops/703_7366_70436_xx_xx/xx-criteria.htmlI think its cold for what you are getting. There are a lot better refurbished laptops out there for the same price, see the link above. You will get something to a higher spec for a similar price. for example id pick this -http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptops-netbooks/laptops/refurbished-laptops/toshiba-satellite-l50d-b-14p-refurbished-15-6-laptop-purple-10011291-pdt.html#cat-0



I'm afraid you're missing some important differences with that one..
AMD A4 6210 Passmark is about half of the i7 2640M Passmark.

The screen resolution is almost 40% higher in the Lenovo.
2GB RAM difference is virtually negligible for the expected usage - browsing, office suite etc.

I'd have to agree with rleamouth though - the T520 is the better buy - i5 2520M Passmark is almost the same as the older i7 and it takes up to 8GB of RAM if you want.

fair point.

Removed my post to avoid misleading anyone.

mrecoyne

I'm afraid you're missing some important differences with that one..AMD … I'm afraid you're missing some important differences with that one..AMD A4 6210 Passmark is about half of the i7 2640M Passmark.The screen resolution is almost 40% higher in the Lenovo.2GB RAM difference is virtually negligible for the expected usage - browsing, office suite etc.I'd have to agree with rleamouth though - the T520 is the better buy - i5 2520M Passmark is almost the same as the older i7 and it takes up to 8GB of RAM if you want.



I think looking at the link the resolution is 1280x720 on the Lenovo unfortunately.

Also had this for work - great laptop - except screen which was pretty bad (aggessive anti-glare, very low contrast, etc.). Maybe 3 years ago that was "acceptable" for business laptops but now even those come with IPS versions or at least better quality TN. Unless you're going to use an external monitor you'll be staring a lot of time at that screen...

Another issue for "home use"/modding with Lenovo is white-listing of WiFi/WWAN adapters so you either need to find a modded BIOS (T420 does have an older one) or use specific Lenovo-blessed versions for that specific model, so no 802.11ac upgrade even Lenovo-branded for this model or 4G LTE card, etc.

My laptop got nicked yesterday so I impulse-bought this one in the … My laptop got nicked yesterday so I impulse-bought this one in the afternoon to finish my uni dissertation.


Sounds like a very good reason to buy, and a Lenovo business class laptop a very sound choice, hardly an impulse buy.

AriClib

Good Spec laptop but known for heat issues and poor battery life via … Good Spec laptop but known for heat issues and poor battery life via reviews onlineStill worth a punt at that price.Well spotted.


I have an i5, I think i7 is an overkill, no advantage and additional heat.
ThinkPad Display 1600x900 means high res display, not the usual low res you get with most laptops these days.

intranix

used, unknown battery capactiy, no USB 3, no SD card slot, no HDMI, … used, unknown battery capactiy, no USB 3, no SD card slot, no HDMI, sluggish 320GB HDD, backlight halflife?the i7 doesnt make up for all that at this price.


You're wrong, it's got DisplayPort, being a business laptop, which is an upgrade over HDMI. DisplayPort allows you to daisy chain multiple monitors.

HDD is 7200rpm, you can rarely buy a 7200rpm hdd laptop.

It's got mSATA, and a DVD, so you could use either of them to put a SSD in (or 2 of them for that matter).

Of course it's got SD card slot....

Backlight is great usually, non-glare display, you can use it in the sun without any issues.

Battery can be replaced.

fishmaster

The speaker grills on this model are notorious for getting crap stuck in … The speaker grills on this model are notorious for getting crap stuck in them, then they look horrible and if you try to clean them you end up making it look a lot worse.


While that is kind of true, it isn't really that bad, they don't look horrible on mine and you could use a high power suction device like a vacuum cleaner to wash

I don't think they have designed the cooling on these correctly. I do own T410 with i5 but even after 2 warranty calls and replacing first a fan then motherboard it still does exactly the same....the CPU goes over 100C if put under reasonable load and the system shuts down when you least need it. I owned Lenovo/IBM ThinkPads for last 12 years but T4hundred versions are a let down if you ask me. Also by today's standard it does take a lot of juice as someone else noted above so the battery life is compromised.

MaximusRo

You're wrong, it's got DisplayPort, being a business laptop, which is an … You're wrong, it's got DisplayPort, being a business laptop, which is an upgrade over HDMI. DisplayPort allows you to daisy chain multiple monitors.HDD is 7200rpm, you can rarely buy a 7200rpm hdd laptop.It's got mSATA, and a DVD, so you could use either of them to put a SSD in (or 2 of them for that matter).Of course it's got SD card slot....Backlight is great usually, non-glare display, you can use it in the sun without any issues.Battery can be replaced.



Im going by the official spec sheet at support.lenovo.com/en/…734

DisplayPort doesnt carry audio, HDMI does
HDD may well be 7200rpm, but it'll be old and relatively low density and ultimately slow/sluggish
No mention of mSata, it has eSata
No mention of SD card slot on spec sheet
Backlight will have been used for many many hours. It wont be as bright as if it were new.
Battery can be replaced.. at cost and hassle.

intranix

Im going by the official spec sheet at … Im going by the official spec sheet at http://support.lenovo.com/en/documents/pd015734DisplayPort doesnt carry audio, HDMI doesHDD may well be 7200rpm, but it'll be old and relatively low density and ultimately slow/sluggishNo mention of mSata, it has eSataNo mention of SD card slot on spec sheetBacklight will have been used for many many hours. It wont be as bright as if it were new.Battery can be replaced.. at cost and hassle.


You're wrong again, sorry, but you are misleading people here.
DisplayPort is an ungrade over HDMI, of course it carries audio.
There is no doubt it has SD card slot.
HDD: low density???
It has mSata.
You do not know anything about backlight, just assuming.
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