Lenovo Thinkpad T420 Laptop i5-2520M 2.50GHz 4GB Ram 250GB - refurb with a reassuring 1 Year Warranty. For only £25 more you can get it with 120GB SSD. - £134.99 @ newandusedlaptops4u Ebay
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Lenovo Thinkpad T420 Laptop i5-2520M 2.50GHz 4GB Ram 250GB - refurb with a reassuring 1 Year Warranty. For only £25 more you can get it with 120GB SSD. - £134.99 @ newandusedlaptops4u Ebay

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Found 11th Jan
Lenovo Thinkpad T420 Windows 10 Laptop i5-2520M 2.50GHz.

Options to add 6GB Ram for extra £15 or 8GB Ram for extra £30.

120 GB SSD will only cost £25 more.

Windows 7 included, or upgrade to Windows 10 for £10.

1 Year Warranty.

Seems a good deal to me if someone needs such a laptop for a reasonable price.

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how old will this be then?


jumpinoffthbed

how old will this be then?



2011

good machine

jumpinoffthbed

how old will this be then?



Around 6 years old

hot excellent laptop I have a t410 with 8gb ram and 250gb ssd and a hdd in the disk drive slot very quick machine and cost about 250 all together

what about screen resolution?

I have this laptop great build quality the ssd drive really speeds it up a fair bit with windows 10 only issue is that it does not have a usb 3.0 port on the laptop but at this price not an issue

I have a couple of Commodore 64's in the loft if anybody is looking for a similar machine?

You will get about 8 minutes out of the battery, lol.

jumpinoffthbed

how old will this be then?


The more pertinent questions would be how does this compare to an 5/6/7 generation i5?
Well, here are the Passmark scores with multi-core scores / single-core scores:
Intel Core i5-2520M @ 2.50GHz =3,556 / 1,496
Intel Core i5-5200U @ 2.20GHz = 3,538 / 1,444
Intel Core i5-6200U @ 2.30GHz = 3,933 / 1,497
Intel Core i5-7200U @ 2.50GHz = 4700 / 1,741
So not that bad compared to the U series 15W parts. Of course this is 35W part and while Intel still make 35W parts, not many laptops have them as ultra-thin seems to be in thing.
So that's apparently 6 years without any progress aside from power. Well power, and the iGPU which the CPU benchmarks don't measure.
However, a rather simple bench (Passmark GPU) scores the HD3000 in this 311 and the HD 530 from the i5-5200U at 1,072, so that's where Intel have spent most the transistors of the recent node shrinks.


Edited by: "Gkains" 11th Jan

Good deal. Especially with the 12 month warranty.

Buy a UV light and see how many semen stains you can find on it - I'm going for 23.

Here's some TIL for you:
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Edited by: "The_Hoff" 11th Jan

Gkains

The more pertinent questions would be how does this compare to an 5/6/7 … The more pertinent questions would be how does this compare to an 5/6/7 generation i5?Well, here are the Passmark scores with multi-core scores / single-core scores:Intel Core i5-2520M @ 2.50GHz =3,556 / 1,496Intel Core i5-5200U @ 2.20GHz = 3,538 / 1,444Intel Core i5-6200U @ 2.30GHz = 3,933 / 1,497Intel Core i5-7200U @ 2.50GHz = 4700 / 1,741So not that bad compared to the U series 15W parts. Of course this is 35W part and while Intel still make 35W parts, not many laptops have them as ultra-thin seems to be in thing.So that's apparently 6 years without any progress aside from power. Well power, and the iGPU which the CPU benchmarks don't measure. However, a rather simple bench (Passmark GPU) scores the HD3000 in this 311 and the HD 530 from the i5-5200U at 1,072, so that's where Intel have spent most the transistors of the recent node shrinks.



​Yawn.

seriously old , they haven't sold in eBay neither ;-)

Great machine, tempted to upgrade from my T200. The problem (good thing) it just works and never gives up, great Line of Lenovo computers! Voted hot

Reassuring.

Good price, but be aware this is GRADE 2 oO

Options to add 6GB Ram for extra £15 or 8GB Ram for extra £30.



2gb and 4gb added, gives 6gb and 8gb total.

Poor company. Won't trust them on past experience.

The best bang is in these kinds of older machines. I have an i7 Dell Latitude E6230 SSD that is three years old and refurb'd. It spanks the four new laptops my organisation recently bought for £100 more. Budget for a new battery and shop around for that too. Mine was £23 and works fine. I've had a series of refurb laptops and all been good. You just need to know what to look for in the specs and these Lenovo's are up there worth considering for the price.

HINEMUSIC

I have this laptop great build quality the ssd drive really speeds it up … I have this laptop great build quality the ssd drive really speeds it up a fair bit with windows 10 only issue is that it does not have a usb 3.0 port on the laptop but at this price not an issue


You can buy USB 3.0 express card for less than £5 click

The left and right vertical speaker grills get full of crap and impossible to clean properly on this laptop, making it look shabby. Also whilst the CPU power is still up to speed with modern Intel mobile CPUs the battery life certainly isn't.

I also think this is very expensive for this laptop, it's 6 years old and with an SSD it's over £150, nope I wouldn't go near it and work as an IT refurbisher.

daveconroy3532

The best bang is in these kinds of older machines. I have an i7 Dell … The best bang is in these kinds of older machines. I have an i7 Dell Latitude E6230 SSD that is three years old and refurb'd. It spanks the four new laptops my organisation recently bought for £100 more. Budget for a new battery and shop around for that too. Mine was £23 and works fine. I've had a series of refurb laptops and all been good. You just need to know what to look for in the specs and these Lenovo's are up there worth considering for the price.



It also depends what you're looking for in a laptop. The good thing is, these are built like a tank. The bad thing is, these are built like a tank.

Your right thats what i did bought a 2 port one :-)

RiverDragon8

You can buy USB 3.0 express card for less than £5 click


Muir

It also depends what you're looking for in a laptop. The good thing is, … It also depends what you're looking for in a laptop. The good thing is, these are built like a tank. The bad thing is, these are built like a tank.


Yup, whilst performance wise this will be up there with a more modern i5-xxxxU machine, it won't be in terms of battery life or portability.

If it's going to spend most of its time on a desk, with a socket in reach, then that's not too much of an issue. However, if you want a laptop which you can carry around with you and spend significant amounts of time away from a power outlet, then a newer, lighter and more power efficient machine is probably a better bet.

rehydrated

You will get about 8 minutes out of the battery, lol.



I'm typing this on a T420 that I purchased as a refurb a couple of years ago. It easily goes for 5 hours between charges.

My one year old Yoga 3 Pro, which cost over £700, will only go for 4 at best.
Edited by: "Youngsyr" 11th Jan

fishmaster

I also think this is very expensive for this laptop, it's 6 years old and … I also think this is very expensive for this laptop, it's 6 years old and with an SSD it's over £150, nope I wouldn't go near it and work as an IT refurbisher.

Captain speaking...your usual HUKD rank-pull nonsensical advice. Anybody who declares their insecurity via self-certified Über status of being a IT refurbisher [sic] requires no further reading.

ovi_andre

what about screen resolution?


Note these are only 1366 x 768
the 1600x900 is a brighter screen

These laptops are solidly built with a very good keyboard, support three hard drives or SSD for dual boot or larger spinning disk/SSD combo:
1 x main 2.5"
1 x ultrabay 2.5"
1 x mSata

Memory 8GB max / PC3-10600 1333MHz DDR3, non-parity,
dual-channel capable, two 204-pin SO-DIMM sockets

Ports Three USB 2.0not 3.0 (one powered), one USB 2.0/eSATA combo port,
external monitor (VGA DB-15, DisplayPort), ethernet (RJ-45)

The eSata port is very useful for disk image backups/restores etc

Detailed product specifications link

14.0" (355mm) HD (1366x768) color, anti-glare, LED backlight,
200 nits, 16:9 aspect ratio, 300:1 contrast ratio
or
14.0" (355mm) HD+ (1600x900) color, anti-glare, LED backlight,
250 nits, 16:9 aspect ratio, 300:1 contrast ratio



Edited by: "karlbnz" 11th Jan

i get around 4 or so hours of battery life depending on what I'm doing. Robust, built to last and used it for over 2 years with no issues. It's my first laptop though so can't speak in regards to portability vs alternatives. also you can use 16g of ram despite the specs saying 8g max.

Quite tempted by this as I need a laptop that's reliable and that I can work on and by all accounts this seems ideal for that purpose.

have u got any with 1600x900 screen resolution?

sonicfury

Quite tempted by this as I need a laptop that's reliable and that I can … Quite tempted by this as I need a laptop that's reliable and that I can work on and by all accounts this seems ideal for that purpose.



Those were my requirements too - I picked up a refurb for around £250 two years ago. Definitely upgrade the ram and go for the SSD and it's a great little machine.

It's not going to win any beauty contests and is relatively heavy if you're carrying it on your shoulder all day, but it's reliable and has very good performance for the money.
Edited by: "Youngsyr" 11th Jan

rehydrated

I have a couple of Commodore 64's in the loft if anybody is looking for a … I have a couple of Commodore 64's in the loft if anybody is looking for a similar machine?



​Genuinely interested if it's not a joke

karlbnz

Note these are only 1366 x 768 the 1600x900 is a brighter screen These … Note these are only 1366 x 768 the 1600x900 is a brighter screen These laptops are solidly built with a very good keyboard, support three hard drives or SSD for dual boot or larger spinning disk/SSD combo: 1 x main 2.5" 1 x ultrabay 2.5" 1 x mSata Memory 8GB max / PC3-10600 1333MHz DDR3, non-parity,dual-channel capable, two 204-pin SO-DIMM socketsPorts Three USB 2.0not 3.0 (one powered), one USB 2.0/eSATA combo port,external monitor (VGA DB-15, DisplayPort), ethernet (RJ-45)The eSata port is very useful for disk image backups/restores etcDetailed product specifications link14.0" (355mm) HD (1366x768) color, anti-glare, LED backlight,200 nits, 16:9 aspect ratio, 300:1 contrast ratioor14.0" (355mm) HD+ (1600x900) color, anti-glare, LED backlight,250 nits, 16:9 aspect ratio, 300:1 contrast ratio



How do you identify/search for the higher res versions (assume its still T420?)

I'm after a new (newer!) laptop but find that 'HD' resolution means I always have to scroll down!

I would avoid this seller. Bought a HP Probook last spring. Windows install was plain lazy with the few drivers that were installed just generic windows fare. The included cheapo charger lasted two months before going pop. Finally, when I fitted an SSD was amazed to find no screws at all securing the HDD!!! Refurbished, yeah right!

I'd be careful with this seller. I bought my T420 from them last year, didn't have a webcam despite the listing saying so and took them 3 weeks to get me one that did. Replacement had a cracked bezel & fan grille and a broken hinge so not refurbished at all.

Meanwhile they were still happily selling more of them on eBay so just make sure you're getting what you pay for.

get the x series man.

I bought a t430 refurb off ebay a few months back.
Best laptop I've ever owned. Absolute beastly build quality.

Didn't get it from this seller though, so maybe better off trawling ebay and checking feedback?

Seems like a good deal. I bought a Dell Latitude E5440 from CEX for £250 (i5 4th gen, 8gb ram, 512gb ssd) and it beats the crap out of any new laptop in the £250 range.

I bought an x220 a couple of years ago and its bullet proof

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