Lenovo Thinkpad T420 (Core i7 2.70GHz,8GB Ram,320GB,Windows 7 Pro) Refurbished Laptop £212.99 Delivered @ newandusedlaptops4u Via eBay (Windows 10 Upgradable)
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Lenovo Thinkpad T420 (Core i7 2.70GHz,8GB Ram,320GB,Windows 7 Pro) Refurbished Laptop £212.99 Delivered @ newandusedlaptops4u Via eBay (Windows 10 Upgradable)

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Found 12th Jul 2015
Great price for a i7,8gb Thinkpad. Just grabbed one for work.

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Windows 7 Pro so hot from me

Good spec for the money

Old specs

hashman

Old specs


Perhaps you should pay a visit to specsavers.

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gooeynote

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People have been saying that a lot on my posts. It works for me.

ebay.co.uk/itm…rue

better?

These certainly are built to last. If you plan on keeping a laptop for a long time, it's a better deal. Otherwise go for a better spec, possibly brand new laptop as posted in other deals.

they are business laptops but not the best to be honest, we use that for work and they are always breaking.
last one i had fan stopped working, wouldn't recommend them
specs are awesome but i still wouldn't pay this price.

Also processor is Dual Core, not quad core, worth noting that.
Edited by: "zayf" 13th Jul 2015

captainbeaky

Perhaps you should pay a visit to specsavers.


He is right they are not very new spec's. Just because its intel i7 on it doesn't make it new. this is 2nd generation i7, where now on 5 gen. the processor has been out for 4 years. the only thing that really sells it is the 8GB Ram.

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JayKing

He is right they are not very new spec's. Just because its intel i7 on it … He is right they are not very new spec's. Just because its intel i7 on it doesn't make it new. this is 2nd generation i7, where now on 5 gen. the processor has been out for 4 years. the only thing that really sells it is the 8GB Ram.



How much does a i7 5th gen sell for? with 8gb?

Impressive spec for the money - would've ordered in a flash if it were the QM variety & had better res screen... though, that's asking for a lot given the price :-D

JayKing

He is right they are not very new spec's. Just because its intel i7 on it … He is right they are not very new spec's. Just because its intel i7 on it doesn't make it new. this is 2nd generation i7, where now on 5 gen. the processor has been out for 4 years. the only thing that really sells it is the 8GB Ram.



I was only having a wee joke. But even so I think I would rather have an old i series processor than a modern celeron / atom that they put in most laptops at this price.

JayKing

He is right they are not very new spec's. Just because its intel i7 on it … He is right they are not very new spec's. Just because its intel i7 on it doesn't make it new. this is 2nd generation i7, where now on 5 gen. the processor has been out for 4 years. the only thing that really sells it is the 8GB Ram.



So what if it's 2nd Gen? Sandy Bridge still hold their own... Best to keep in mind the overall deal. At the price, there's not going to be much in it for better or worse & being a Thinkpad, so long as it's a decent refurb, is definitely built to last. I've got an i7-720QM (1st Gen) with 16GB DDR3L, a Samsung 850 EVO with 1080p and it's mighty quick in Win8.1 Pro with 3 VMs concurrently running (Ubuntu 14.04LTS, Win10 Insider Preview & WHS2011)

btw, the ARK link: ark.intel.com/pro…0QM states only 8GB max mem - which is rubbish as I'm running 2x8GB & BIOS & Windows recognises it.

A similar thing was mentioned on the ASUS P6T Deluxe motherboard I have (24GB max - but it's 48GB, so long as you use decent branded RAM)
Edited by: "CH405" 13th Jul 2015

oUkTuRkEyIII

How much does a i7 5th gen sell for? with 8gb?


A lot more, your looking at least £650+ but with the new processors comes a newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processing, much lower power consumption with more than 2x better performance per watt and with that comes less noise and better battery performance. obviously if your looking for a cheap laptop then is a good buy, if mobility is important to you (like battery life) i'd go with a 4gen i5 laptop.

CH405

So what if it's 2nd Gen? Sandy Bridge still hold their own... Best to … So what if it's 2nd Gen? Sandy Bridge still hold their own... Best to keep in mind the overall deal. At the price, there's not going to be much in it for better or worse & being a Thinkpad, so long as it's a decent refurb, is definitely built to last. I've got an i7-720QM (1st Gen) with 16GB DDR3L, a Samsung 850 EVO with 1080p and it's mighty quick in Win8.1 Pro with 3 VMs concurrently running (Ubuntu 14.04LTS, Win10 Insider WHS2011 & Preview)btw, the ARK link: http://ark.intel.com/products/43122/Intel-Core-i7-720QM-Processor-6M-Cache-1_60-GHz?q=i7-720QM states only 8GB max mem - which is rubbish as I'm running 2x8GB & BIOS & Windows recognises it.A similar thing was mentioned on the ASUS P6T Deluxe motherboard I have (24GB max - but it's 48GB, so long as you use decent branded RAM)


Yea i agree with you, they do hold there own. Back when they where making Sandy bridge they where focusing on making the fastest processors. Now they're looking more closely at making them more mobile friendly - like thinner and better for battery consumption.

dont listen to the naysayers, stick an ssd in this and it will still be going strong long after the cheap consumer crap has died.

theres is a reason why these are £1k+ when new, despite not being bling at all.

if you just want to get work done, both dev or office, then like all business machines this is for net contributors to the tax man, not to **** about with.

dell E4310 are also very good, although half this price.

Seems like a good deal

Just received a grade A Lenovo t420 this weekend and stuck in an ssd and it flies along!

Personally love the retro matte black style and it's solid and built really well!

The sandybridge cpus inside these are still really fast and are much better than modern day centrinos and atom quad cores etc!

I got the 1600x900 res model with nvidia nvs 4200m gpu and it plays a lot of older games as well as newer ones at medium settings!

Paid £200 on eBay but got £30 discount due to a worn trackpad which I just removed the sticker and faulty fingerprint scanner! Absolute bargain!

This is the link to the seller if anyone is interested

m.ebay.co.uk/itm…RCH
Edited by: "Tekkul" 13th Jul 2015

You have two versions of the mobile Intel i7 cpu's, dual core with HT, and quad core with HT.
Quad Core with HT will set you back even more.
Most of the i7's Laptop's being sold around £600 mark (5th Gen) are the dual core HT variants.
Edited by: "freebies_please" 13th Jul 2015

good specs but I wouldn't go for it. mainly because these are used laptops rebuilt with new or used components. they have limited warranty and certainly not manufacturers warranty. secondly I usually suspect these to have adware or malware. I purchased a lenovo last week i7 4th gen 3.0 ghz and same 8gb ram 17.3" screen for double that money but u think it was worth it. gave me windows 8.1 and the precious peace of mind.

oUkTuRkEyIII

How much does a i7 5th gen sell for? with 8gb?


Do you know by any chance if this runs hotter than an i5? I already have the i5 version and wonder if I need an i7. I am a developer so do some heavy staff on it.

achtzen18

good specs but I wouldn't go for it. mainly because these are used … good specs but I wouldn't go for it. mainly because these are used laptops rebuilt with new or used components. they have limited warranty and certainly not manufacturers warranty. secondly I usually suspect these to have adware or malware. I purchased a lenovo last week i7 4th gen 3.0 ghz and same 8gb ram 17.3" screen for double that money but u think it was worth it. gave me windows 8.1 and the precious peace of mind.


You might be wrpng these are business grade laptops with 3 years warranty. Mine came with some manufacturer warranty still left (you can check it online)

Tekkul

Just received a grade A Lenovo t420 this weekend and stuck in an ssd and … Just received a grade A Lenovo t420 this weekend and stuck in an ssd and it flies along! Personally love the retro matte black style and it's solid and built really well! The sandybridge cpus inside these are still really fast and are much better than modern day centrinos and atom quad cores etc! I got the 1600x900 res model with nvidia nvs 4200m gpu and it plays a lot of older games as well as newer ones at medium settings! Paid £200 on eBay but got £30 discount due to a worn trackpad which I just removed the sticker and faulty fingerprint scanner! Absolute bargain! This is the link to the seller if anyone is interested http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/LENOVO-THINKPAD-T420-INTEL-CORE-2ND-GEN-i5-2-5GHz-14-1-4GB-320GB-WiFi-WIN-7-PRO-/261943613873?nav=SEARCH.ebay.co.uk/itm/LENOVO-THINKPAD-T420-INTEL-CORE-2ND-GEN-i5-2-5GHz-14-1-4GB-320GB-WiFi-WIN-7-PRO-/261943613873?nav=SEARCH


This sounds like self promo, the ebay item you linked to has T410 pictures. I wouldn't trust a seller with fake pictures.
Also the description is for a T420s, seems like this seller doesn't even know what he's selling!
Edited by: "MaximusRo" 13th Jul 2015

Love a ThinkPad but these have a horrible screen so think twice before buying. Not voted either way.

Ah, was just about to say good deal, but this is one of those "badge engineered" pretend I7's. I.e a Dual Core not a Quad Core. So on the cool-ish side to me temperature wise.

oUkTuRkEyIII

How much does a i7 5th gen sell for? with 8gb?



You can't really compare generations. Although this is a fairly high end mobile part from Feb 2011 it's only about as fast as a mid-range 5th Gen mobile i5 with over twice times the power consumption (12.19W vs 28.44W).

People see i7 and think it's gonna be a super computer, happens quite a lot. I've seen people defend 4-5 year old CPUs in gaming rigs saying they 'need an i7 to game' which is false, a cheaper and more modern i5 is fine in most cases and better value for money.

PC World have this rubbish for £300: pcworld.co.uk/gbu…tml

It may not be as well build, but it's as powerful, has 8GB of RAM, USB 3.0 and a 7 hour battery life. Plus a warranty. Depends what you're after I guess. I just don't see this 4 year old PC as brilliant value really.
Edited by: "ollie87" 13th Jul 2015

zayf

they are business laptops but not the best to be honest, we use that for … they are business laptops but not the best to be honest, we use that for work and they are always breaking.last one i had fan stopped working, wouldn't recommend themspecs are awesome but i still wouldn't pay this price.Also processor is Dual Core, not quad core, worth noting that.



When I was a network manager we used exclusively Lenovo gear desktops & laptops. Got to say they are the best gear for the money, all manufacturers kit breaks from time to time but in my experience the reliability & build quality blows every other manufacturer out of the water, warranty work is done exceptionally well & fast.

mainly because these are used laptops rebuilt with new or used … mainly because these are used laptops rebuilt with new or used components.

They're not rebuilt - just ex-business laptops with original components. The downside is the original battery, which will have done some charge cycles, so won't store as much energy as a new one

they have limited warranty and certainly not manufacturers warranty.

As you might expect for anything secondhand...

I usually suspect these to have adware or malware

Not in my experience. Businesses overwrite their drives when selling, so you'll get a new install done by the seller. I had no malware on my T420 i5 1600x900. I just cloned the drive to an SSD and it flies.

2 other points to note: you can replace the optical drive with an 'ultrabay' (ebay) where you can add a second drive/your original HDD. 3G/4G modems and wifi adapters are whitelisted by Lenovo, meaning you can't just whack in a 4G modem and 802.11ac adapter - the laptop will refuse them, even though they fit and the drivers load.
Edited by: "Hootwo" 13th Jul 2015

achtzen18

good specs but I wouldn't go for it. mainly because these are used … good specs but I wouldn't go for it. mainly because these are used laptops rebuilt with new or used components. they have limited warranty and certainly not manufacturers warranty. secondly I usually suspect these to have adware or malware. I purchased a lenovo last week i7 4th gen 3.0 ghz and same 8gb ram 17.3" screen for double that money but u think it was worth it. gave me windows 8.1 and the precious peace of mind.


sorry, this is largely nonsense. not rebuilt and no adware

jyjyjy

Love a ThinkPad but these have a horrible screen so think twice before … Love a ThinkPad but these have a horrible screen so think twice before buying. Not voted either way.


Not sure about that, my T420 can be used in the sun outside, no reflections.

MaximusRo

Not sure about that, my T420 can be used in the sun outside, no … Not sure about that, my T420 can be used in the sun outside, no reflections.



I'd say the complaint probably comes from the 1366 x 768 resolution. Pretty poor, but then again it's old.

Hi

I am no techperson but looking for a laptop for my son who will be attending college and doing graphic course. I think he will use photoshop and similar software for his course. Does this laptop good for what he needs and whether what I might need to add to give him a laptop to work on. No doubt he would like to plays some games and serve the net , watching youtube etc. any advise welcome. my budget is probably around this machine price stretching to £250 if need to add more stuff. thanks

not the best spec by today's standards, but for the price a very good deal.

skanbuzz

HiI am no techperson but looking for a laptop for my son who will be … HiI am no techperson but looking for a laptop for my son who will be attending college and doing graphic course. I think he will use photoshop and similar software for his course. Does this laptop good for what he needs and whether what I might need to add to give him a laptop to work on. No doubt he would like to plays some games and serve the net , watching youtube etc. any advise welcome. my budget is probably around this machine price stretching to £250 if need to add more stuff. thanks



It'd be fine for that. Only issue I can see is how low resolution the screen is, which would make it a really hard machine to work with for graphic design - unless you've got an external monitor. You will struggle to do any better for the money though.

Hootwo

3G/4G modems and wifi adapters are whitelisted by Lenovo, meaning you … 3G/4G modems and wifi adapters are whitelisted by Lenovo, meaning you can't just whack in a 4G modem and 802.11ac adapter - the laptop will refuse them, even though they fit and the drivers load.



You can find a modded BIOS file for that.

I bought my x220 from these guys. It came with a crack but they replaced it for free with a new one - so I'd say their customer service is fantastic.

I wouldn't leap at the i7 of this laptop - it's barely an i7. It's still a dualcore processor with HT unlike the more expensive quad core variants so it's essentially a slightly higher clocked i5.

The 8gb of RAM is pretty great however.
Edited by: "Crosshash" 13th Jul 2015

... it's barely an i7. It's still a dualcore processor with HT unlike the … ... it's barely an i7. It's still a dualcore processor with HT unlike the more expensive quad core variants so it's essentially a slightly higher clocked i5.

Agree - Passmark for the i7 is 7.8% more than for the i5, which is useful, especially given the price...

Love a ThinkPad but these have a horrible screen so think twice before … Love a ThinkPad but these have a horrible screen so think twice before buying.

Sort of ... it's a TN screen, not an IPS screen, so viewing angles are not great, and you need to angle the screen correctly. Not great for 3 people looking at it at the same time, but certainly ok for one person to use. IPS has much better side to side view. My screen is ok to use in sunlight but it's the 1600x900 one that I think is a bit brighter.
Hook up a screen and you can get: 2560x1600 (DP) @60Hz; 2048x1536 (VGA) @75Hz; 1920x1200@60Hz (DVI)
Edited by: "Hootwo" 13th Jul 2015

ollie87

I'd say the complaint probably comes from the 1366 x 768 resolution. … I'd say the complaint probably comes from the 1366 x 768 resolution. Pretty poor, but then again it's old.


Mine is 1600x900, so quite happy.

ollie87

You can find a modded BIOS file for that.


But could you find one modded for the T420?

Crosshash

I bought my x220 from these guys. It came with a crack but they replaced … I bought my x220 from these guys. It came with a crack but they replaced it for free with a new one - so I'd say their customer service is fantastic. I wouldn't leap at the i7 of this laptop - it's barely an i7. It's still a dualcore processor with HT unlike the more expensive quad core variants so it's essentially a slightly higher clocked i5.The 8gb of RAM is pretty great however.


Just to confirm T420 accepts 16GB, I put 16Gb on mine bought from the HiperX memory deal flying around HUKD these days.
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