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Lenovo Thinkpad T450 in different configurations. Advertised as grade 2 (Refurbished). With the i5-5300U and different configurations for RAM and HDD or SSD.

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£100 more 4GB extra of ram? Strange pricing imo as that's 50% of the base model
CopaceticAnswers30/10/2018 10:00

£100 more 4GB extra of ram? Strange pricing imo as that's 50% of the base …£100 more 4GB extra of ram? Strange pricing imo as that's 50% of the base model



£100 more for 4GB extra and 500GB SSD instead of HDD. If you only want the extra 4GB then it is £30
These are good.
I got the T440p in Q1 2016 for £350 on Ebay, with similar spec and its still going strong now, mine was the i7 with 16Gb RAM, but its great for office use.
The SSD is very good and I have had no issues with it, despite being refurbed.
The other cool thing is that the battery is replaceable and you can pick them up on Ebay cheap, you can even get larger ones that stick out the back for extra capacity.

Just make sure you get the SSD version
Does anyone know how this compares with the Lenovo X240 of the same spec - i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD? I was set on the X240.
Anjelika3 m ago

Does anyone know how this compares with the Lenovo X240 of the same spec - …Does anyone know how this compares with the Lenovo X240 of the same spec - i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD? I was set on the X240.



Id say the trackpad is better, I would say the x240 (or t440) have the worse trackpads. Also, as a T version this has a bigger screen (14" vs 12.5") and it also has a higher resolution (900 vs 768).

In terms of specs it is basically the same, you should only make the change if you want a slightly bigger screen.
Thanks. Currently using a Yoga 370 so used to the smaller screen.
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the_phet30/10/2018 10:01

£100 more for 4GB extra and 500GB SSD instead of HDD. If you only want the …£100 more for 4GB extra and 500GB SSD instead of HDD. If you only want the extra 4GB then it is £30



Perhaps the description needs a slight edit to include that info, as right now the extra £100 does look a bit odd.
deleted129396030/10/2018 10:51

Perhaps the description needs a slight edit to include that info, as right …Perhaps the description needs a slight edit to include that info, as right now the extra £100 does look a bit odd.



you are right but it is strange because I am sure I added SSD
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the_phet30/10/2018 11:18

you are right but it is strange because I am sure I added SSD



originally, or in an edit??

I have noticed several time when an edit wasnt accepted by the system and the text reverted to the original over and over again.
I assume this is a bug
Anjelika3 h, 3 m ago

Does anyone know how this compares with the Lenovo X240 of the same spec - …Does anyone know how this compares with the Lenovo X240 of the same spec - i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD? I was set on the X240.


X240 is just smaller but it has the horrible touchpad and Haswell 4th gen, X250 has the improved touchpad and Broadwell 5th gen. I have both machines, both perfectly usable but it applies to the T440/450 machines too.

Personally I'd always take the lowest spec machine they offer and do the upgrades myself, tons of amazing SSD deals out there now on HUKD and then you know what you're getting. If they fit it for you it could be anything and likely no extended warranty.
Hmm not bad, just depends on condition.

If I was on a tight budget it looks like a good machine, I would skip the upgrades and do them myself. IIRC you have one RAM slot free on this model (don't quote me, check for yourself), so a single 4GB SODIMM 1600MHz is cheap these days. Less than £15 off ebay if you go used, and it's no biggie for RAM. They want £30.

The SSD I would choose myself, swap it out when I found the right deal and flog off the old HDD or keep it as backup. Either way better deal.
This is a really good deal spec wise. The SSD upgrade options are also quite reasonable.

choose the 8gb version and 240 gb ssd for £270 and you have a very good business laptop better than anything you will be able to buy new below £500. They are also very well made/solid. The keyboard is excellent.

These are quite light there there is very little difference in weight between smaller 12" version. Lenovo rectified the trackpad problems on the 240/440 series.

Note the battery is an internal type. New they last a long time - but if they aren't good enough replacements can be bought for around £35.
Edited by: "fiqqer" 30th Oct 2018
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originally, or in an edit??I have noticed several time when an edit wasnt …originally, or in an edit??I have noticed several time when an edit wasnt accepted by the system and the text reverted to the original over and over again.I assume this is a bug



originally. I also didn't write the £199.99 eBay /newandusedlaptops4u
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the_phet18 m ago

originally. I also didn't write the £199.99 eBay /newandusedlaptops4u



Hmm, mod meddling a step too far??

However what I described is deffo not a Mod, it was happening the instant I clicked to upload the edit.
Hot.
I was looking to buy one of these last night and had to check they're not BIOS locked (they aren't). Went with the 16GB and non SSD.
No usb c , no hdmi 2.0. But good for upgrading .
Edited by: "sam_of_london" 30th Oct 2018
If this had been 1080p it would of been perfect
T450 is a good machine. Depending on the condition, £199 for the base model could be worth it. Original rrp was more than £800 new, 3 years ago
  • Battery :Minimum 1 hours standby

That's standby
Not using laptop
Bought from these guys before. Still going strong after three years and using the original battery. It actually konked out on me after a few months, I told them and they requested it back. Sent it back repaired free of charge as it should be. I'd buy from again.
How much do these weigh?

Edit
A little googling got this from the website - WeightStarting at 1.81 kg (lesser than 4 lbs)

So one with 16gb and 500gb ssd will still be under 2kg?
Edited by: "fatboyjuk" 31st Oct 2018
Anjelika21 h, 3 m ago

Does anyone know how this compares with the Lenovo X240 of the same spec - …Does anyone know how this compares with the Lenovo X240 of the same spec - i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD? I was set on the X240.


One RAM slot on the X series from the 240 up. So upgrading the T is a bit cheaper there
Anjelika23 h, 14 m ago

Thanks. Currently using a Yoga 370 so used to the smaller screen.



i5 does not equal i5, this particular i5-5300U may be 5th generation but is slower than a good 3rd generation, it just uses less battery (hmm think I replied to the wrong post...)
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fiqqer30/10/2018 13:43

This is a really good deal spec wise. The SSD upgrade options are also …This is a really good deal spec wise. The SSD upgrade options are also quite reasonable. choose the 8gb version and 240 gb ssd for £270 and you have a very good business laptop better than anything you will be able to buy new below £500. They are also very well made/solid. The keyboard is excellent.These are quite light there there is very little difference in weight between smaller 12" version. Lenovo rectified the trackpad problems on the 240/440 series.Note the battery is an internal type. New they last a long time - but if they aren't good enough replacements can be bought for around £35.


Are you sure about the battery, fiqqer? I’ve not had a T450 but my T440, X240 and X250 machines all have removable batteries that are held in at the back with two catches and slide out. I agree 8GB RAM and 240GB SSD is a good shout but I’d do it myself. Whatever though, excellent machines all round - with good alternatives being Dell Latitude E7xxx series and HP Elitebook 8x0 series.
Anyone know what the screen is like? I read on a few sites that the screen on the T450 is really poor?
plewis0031/10/2018 12:15

Are you sure about the battery, fiqqer? I’ve not had a T450 but my T440, X …Are you sure about the battery, fiqqer? I’ve not had a T450 but my T440, X240 and X250 machines all have removable batteries that are held in at the back with two catches and slide out. I agree 8GB RAM and 240GB SSD is a good shout but I’d do it myself. Whatever though, excellent machines all round - with good alternatives being Dell Latitude E7xxx series and HP Elitebook 8x0 series.


It has an internal and a battery held at the back
@krazykush the res is 1600 x 900 but I haven't heard anything negative about it yet, I can let you know when it arrives tomorrow.

Also for others, I found a used Lenovo buyers guide that could help point people in the right direction.
truefla.me/fre…ide
Edited by: "CptMango" 31st Oct 2018
CptMango2 m ago

It has an internal and a battery held at the back@krazykush the res is …It has an internal and a battery held at the back@krazykush the res is 1600 x 900 but I haven't heard anything negative about it yet, I can let you know when it arrives tomorrow.Also for others, I found a used lenovo buyers guide that could help point people in the right direction.https://www.truefla.me/free-stuff/used-thinkpad-buyers-guide


I thought the internal battery was to allow a hot swap but isn’t really a battery as such? I’ll be honest though I rarely run my laptops on batteries other than the HP 820 G3 which just goes on forever, so I couldn’t really be sure either way about the Lenovo.
I do have the T440 which has an internal battery as well as an external battery. It is for hotswap but not only for that. You can run the laptop on the internal battery. Once your external battery runs low, your laptop will start eating into your internal battery. But yes main feature is it allows hotswap (not that ive ever done it)
plewis0031/10/2018 12:15

Are you sure about the battery, fiqqer? I’ve not had a T450 but my T440, X …Are you sure about the battery, fiqqer? I’ve not had a T450 but my T440, X240 and X250 machines all have removable batteries that are held in at the back with two catches and slide out. I agree 8GB RAM and 240GB SSD is a good shout but I’d do it myself. Whatever though, excellent machines all round - with good alternatives being Dell Latitude E7xxx series and HP Elitebook 8x0 series.


Absolutely certain. I used one at work am currently on the T470s and no-one from 2,000 users who have these laptops has an external battery and no-one has asked for one they are used as mobile workstations so can be taken to meetings or different sites without the need for a power supply.

They have been like this since the T440 series. As mentioned below you can connect an external battery but that is an extra, where I work we don't use an external battery. The internal battery is good for 7-8 hours depending on what you are doing.
Edited by: "fiqqer" 31st Oct 2018
fiqqer31/10/2018 14:01

Absolutely certain. I used one at work and I have just checked the IT …Absolutely certain. I used one at work and I have just checked the IT workshop that has T440, 450 460 and 470 s. They have been like this since the T440 series. As mentioned below you can connect an external battery but that is an extra, by default it wont be supplied with one. The internal battery is good for 7-8 hours depending on what you are doing.


Sorry - not to doubt you! But I have to go check now for my own sanity! I’m sure the last one I picked up had an extended 6 cell one that propped the machine up at the back but maybe that’s something else!
krazykush31/10/2018 12:54

Anyone know what the screen is like? I read on a few sites that the screen …Anyone know what the screen is like? I read on a few sites that the screen on the T450 is really poor?


I have the higher resolution screens and they are very good. I dont expect even the lower resolution to be very poor. They wouldn't be such good business laptops if that was the case. It may not be what the user is expecting but in no way can they be described as very poor.

They have a matt finish which is great for work use as there are no reflections. A home user might want something more vibrant.
plewis0031/10/2018 14:06

Sorry - not to doubt you! But I have to go check now for my own sanity! …Sorry - not to doubt you! But I have to go check now for my own sanity! I’m sure the last one I picked up had an extended 6 cell one that propped the machine up at the back but maybe that’s something else!



I have just spoken to my technician who has confirmed the 440 and 450 do have two types of external battery - the flat one and the high capacity one which raises the back, as well as an internal battery.

It is the 460 and 470 series that dont have an external battery. Sorry.
Edited by: "fiqqer" 31st Oct 2018
fiqqer31/10/2018 14:17

I have the higher resolution screens and they are very good. I dont …I have the higher resolution screens and they are very good. I dont expect even the lower resolution to be very poor. They wouldn't be such good business laptops if that was the case. It may not be what the user is expecting but in no way can they be described as very poor.They have a matt finish which is great for work use as there are no reflections. A home user might want something more vibrant.


Thanks - have placed the order for the 8gb ram / 500gd hdd version. Hopefully arrives tomorrow. Will see how it is. Worst case have 30 days to return it.
Was tempted to go for the 120gb SSD but it was £25 more. Will see how the 500gb runs, but can easily upgrade to a 120gb SSD which you can pick up around £20, and be left with the 500gb drive as well.
fiqqer9 m ago

I have just spoken to my technician who has confirmed the 440 and 450 do …I have just spoken to my technician who has confirmed the 440 and 450 do have two types of external battery - the flat one and the high capacity one which raises the back, as well as an internal battery.It is the 460 and 470 series that dont have an external battery. Sorry.


Yes the T450 definitely has a removable battery as can be seen in this review;

arstechnica.com/gad…ed/

"The battery configuration of the T450s is a little unusual. As shipped it has two separate battery units. Both are 23Wh 3-cell devices, for a total battery capacity of 46Wh. One of the batteries is internal and not readily replaced. The other, however, unlatches and can be swapped out. It can be replaced with an identical unit or one of two high-power batteries: a six-cell 48Wh unit, or a six-cell 72Wh unit."

Also the T470 I'm typing this on now also has a removable battery.

I'm a fan of Thinkpads so tempted to get one of these myself. I just love the nipple ....... and hate trackpads, and heavy, wide 15" screens.
Yep they are solid laptops. Built well and super robust. Love my T440. Keyboard is great. Trackpad is a bit clunky but always use an external mouse so doesnt bother me too much. Solid hinges too. Would highly recommend a T series. Had mine a few years now and running solid without any issues. I may upgrade to SSD but otherwise its pretty impressive
krazykush31/10/2018 14:50

Yep they are solid laptops. Built well and super robust. Love my T440. …Yep they are solid laptops. Built well and super robust. Love my T440. Keyboard is great. Trackpad is a bit clunky but always use an external mouse so doesnt bother me too much. Solid hinges too. Would highly recommend a T series. Had mine a few years now and running solid without any issues. I may upgrade to SSD but otherwise its pretty impressive


Apparently you can change the t440 trackpad for the t450 version. Think they are about £11 on ebay and have the better buttons. I haven't done it so it would need some research / confirming.
welshblob31/10/2018 14:59

Apparently you can change the t440 trackpad for the t450 version. Think …Apparently you can change the t440 trackpad for the t450 version. Think they are about £11 on ebay and have the better buttons. I haven't done it so it would need some research / confirming.


Oh no way? thats cool. Will do a quick search on it! thanks!
the_phet30th Oct

£100 more for 4GB extra and 500GB SSD instead of HDD. If you only want the …£100 more for 4GB extra and 500GB SSD instead of HDD. If you only want the extra 4GB then it is £30


You can get both for less than 100.
krazykush31/10/2018 15:02

Oh no way? thats cool. Will do a quick search on it! thanks!


Some info here
forums.lenovo.com/t5/…801

I did it on a X240 with it's horrid touchpad buttons (only a major issue if you use the nipple). It's not difficult if you're happy to take the machine apart BUT for some reason whilst the new trackpad works fine in Linux, in Windows 10 the drivers are a bit odd (have to use the X450 drivers) and the most recent update has broken them - I had to roll back the update as the touchpad didn't work and I couldn't seem to fix it.
Mind it may just be the trackpad I got (~£25 off eBay).

Other changes I made was upgrade the screen to the IPS Full HD screen from the TN 720p screen (about £45 off eBay from memory) and changed the keyboard from the backlit keyboard smooth and shiny keyboard to the rough anti bacterial coating as it's much nicer to type on imho (about £20 off eBay).

The only thing I really need to sort on mine is the hinges which make the screen wobble but the parts aren't expensive but I've just not got round to it.
Edited by: "gkdkfcd2003" 31st Oct 2018
This is around the going rate for these machines
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