Lenovo Thinkpad X200 7459 M78 Vista, Grade B, £95 Delivered At SCC. Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz, 160GB Hard Drive, 4GB RAM (In total, two Grade B listings)! £95 @ SCC Trade
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Lenovo Thinkpad X200 7459 M78 Vista, Grade B, £95 Delivered At SCC. Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz, 160GB Hard Drive, 4GB RAM (In total, two Grade B listings)! £95 @ SCC Trade

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Found 9th Feb 2014
As HUKD is where I found my X200, I thought I should return the favour and let you know that there's three 7459-M78 units showing in stock on SCC at the moment.

Hardly going to get hot but I know this laptop is quite sought after!

It's listed as "7459-m78" (Vista) but I got a Windows 7 unit from this link in December, so it's not always accurate.

Edit: These come without an AC adapter, and post #2 gives the full definition of Grade B (thanks ifwolf).

The "7459 1P0" (supposedly Windows 7) Grade B X200s are also here, two in stock, which takes the total Grade B X200 units to five: scctrade.co.uk/pro…00/

The code VALENTINE1 works now from today (14th) till the end of February, which gives an additional 10% off.

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Original Poster

Detailed Specifications: support.lenovo.com/en_…156
Drivers & Software: support.lenovo.com/en_…476
Maintenance Manual: support.lenovo.com/en_…149

This post by Astec123 is about the Lenovo X61 @ SCC but still some relevant information within: hotukdeals.com/dea…113

Bear in mind SCC regularly update stock, so bookmark the page if you are interested (which is how I got mine a few months back when it sold out!).
Edited by: "louiselouise" 10th Feb 2014

Grade B unit: This is a 2nd user product, which has been fully tested with a limited internal and external clean. Due to the nature of the product it will show signs of use, be that scuffs or scratches to the outer casing. It will not be in its original packaging and will have no operating system installed. All Grade B products come with a 45 day warranty

Original Poster

The X200 I got was in great condition, keyboard hardly used, with webcam and fingerprint reader, and a 6-cell battery that held around 1.5 hours charge, which I replaced.

The COA on mine is intact, have yet to see anyone report back theirs was unreadable: most people can easily install the OS (mine was Windows 7 Pro: also, make sure you put sellotape over your Windows COA to keep it intact..as I learned to my cost with my previous first ever laptop, the Windows code had worn away).

The units come without an AC adapter. I bought this one at £15.99, after reading scare stories about chargers that blew up (!!) or had fake Lenovo badges on them: amazon.co.uk/gp/…ers (this one has two USB slots, but you can get one without for £1 cheaper: amazon.co.uk/gp/…ers ).

Thanks to Astec123 and kgrings for their helpful comments in previous threads about the Lenovos at SCC.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 10th Feb 2014

Original Poster

Here is another X200 Grade B, "7459-1P0", which (should be) Windows 7. scctrade.co.uk/pro…00/

Edit: Edited the original post and title to show that there are actually *5* of these available, not 3, as the Grade B X200 units "7459-m78" and "7459 1P0" are separate listings.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 10th Feb 2014

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I got a zip-up neoprene cover from here: ebay.co.uk/itm…797 (can't seem to get the direct link to work, but it's item number 161174227797).

hotukdeals.com/dea…804

The one that fits is the "Pattern 12"-13.3" variety (which also accomodates the 9-cell battery I bought for my X200, as it sticks out the back a few inches). The "Louis Vuitton-esque" pattern might be too girly for most, though!
Edited by: "louiselouise" 10th Feb 2014

Right, Lenovo list this for those two type numbers:

"ThinkPad X200 (7459-M78). Based on 7459-5FG: P8600(2.4GHz), 4GB RAM, 160GB 7200rpm HD, 12.1in 1280x800 LCD, Intel X4500HD, Intel 802.11agn wireless, WWAN upgradeable, Bluetooth, Modem, 1GB Ethernet, Secure chip, Fingerprint reader, 6c Li-Ion, WinVista Business 32"

"ThinkPad X200 (7459-1P0). P8600(2.4GHz), 4GB RAM, 160GB 7200rpm HD, 12.1in 1280x800 LCD, Intel 4500MHD, Intel 802.11agn wireless, WWAN upgradeable, Bluetooth, Modem, 1Gb Ethernet, Secure chip, Fingerprint reader, Camera, 6c Li-Ion, Win7 Pro 32"

But, yes unfortunately you cannot sure that SCC's listings are accurate; although inaccuracies are as likely to be in your favour as not so it's like they do this on purpose.

Tried finding out what the difference between Intel 4500MHD and Intel X4500HD is but not even Intel seem to know!
The wiki, en.wikipedia.org/wik…GMA, says:
"The difference between the GMA X4500 and the GMA X4500HD is that the GMA X4500HD is capable of "full 1080p high-definition video playback, including Blu-ray disc movies"
A bit strange to see a laptop model change chipset during its lifetime though. Maybe Lenovo made a mistake in their listings.

@louiselouise, you're welcome!

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kgrings

Right, Lenovo list this for those two type numbers:"ThinkPad X200 … Right, Lenovo list this for those two type numbers:"ThinkPad X200 (7459-M78). Based on 7459-5FG: P8600(2.4GHz), 4GB RAM, 160GB 7200rpm HD, 12.1in 1280x800 LCD, Intel X4500HD, Intel 802.11agn wireless, WWAN upgradeable, Bluetooth, Modem, 1GB Ethernet, Secure chip, Fingerprint reader, 6c Li-Ion, WinVista Business 32""ThinkPad X200 (7459-1P0). P8600(2.4GHz), 4GB RAM, 160GB 7200rpm HD, 12.1in 1280x800 LCD, Intel 4500MHD, Intel 802.11agn wireless, WWAN upgradeable, Bluetooth, Modem, 1Gb Ethernet, Secure chip, Fingerprint reader, Camera, 6c Li-Ion, Win7 Pro 32"But, yes unfortunately you cannot sure that SCC's listings are accurate; although inaccuracies are as likely to be in your favour as not so it's like they do this on purpose.Tried finding out what the difference between Intel 4500MHD and Intel X4500HD is but not even Intel seem to know!The wiki, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_GMA#GMA_X4500, says:"The difference between the GMA X4500 and the GMA X4500HD is that the GMA X4500HD is capable of "full 1080p high-definition video playback, including Blu-ray disc movies"A bit strange to see a laptop model change chipset during its lifetime though. Maybe Lenovo made a mistake in their listings.@louiselouise, you're welcome!

Thanks for the more detailed specs on the two different varieties of X200 (M78 and 1P0), I mistakenly assumed the only difference was the OS. Oops.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 10th Feb 2014

Original Poster

One "7459-1P0" Grade B left!

Original Poster

Two "7459-M78"s left now I'm guessing they'll be gone when I'm up in the morning. Hope you enjoy your X200 when you get it.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 10th Feb 2014

Can anyone suggest where I you get a windows 7 64bit cd anywhere? To put windows back onto these laptops and use the coa code that comes with the laptops?

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Spikeywikey

Can anyone suggest where I you get a windows 7 64bit cd anywhere? To put … Can anyone suggest where I you get a windows 7 64bit cd anywhere? To put windows back onto these laptops and use the coa code that comes with the laptops?

This is from Astec123's post: heidoc.net/joo…t=0

Spikeywikey

Can anyone suggest where I you get a windows 7 64bit cd anywhere? To put … Can anyone suggest where I you get a windows 7 64bit cd anywhere? To put windows back onto these laptops and use the coa code that comes with the laptops?



answers.microsoft.com/en-…ebf

Note that Windows COA codes are the same for 32-bit and 64-bit. But there might be difference between OEM and those retail discs; but even if it doesn't accept the key during install it may do so once you are online, or you may have to phone up Microsoft's freephone activation number (where you may or may not speak a person).

Spikeywikey

Can anyone suggest where I you get a windows 7 64bit cd anywhere? To put … Can anyone suggest where I you get a windows 7 64bit cd anywhere? To put windows back onto these laptops and use the coa code that comes with the laptops?



Googled legally download windows 7 iso, and found this. Link

louiselouise

I got a zip-up neoprene cover from here: … I got a zip-up neoprene cover from here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7-to-17-Toshiba-Acer-HP-Dell-Samsung-Asus-MAC-Laptop-Sleeve-Case-Bag-Cover-UK-/161174227797 (can't seem to get the direct link to work, but it's item number 161174227797).http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/pat-says-now-funky-neoprene-with-zip-ipad-laptop-covers-2-99-delivered-blacksheep-1815804The one that fits is the "Pattern 12"-13.3" variety (which also accomodates the 9-cell battery I bought for my X200, as it sticks out the back a few inches). The "Louis Vuitton-esque" pattern might be too girly for most, though!



Thanks for this deal and all the extra infor and posts, have just ordered much appreciated.
One question though, which 9 cell battery and where from
Thanks again

Spikeywikey

Can anyone suggest where I you get a windows 7 64bit cd anywhere? To put … Can anyone suggest where I you get a windows 7 64bit cd anywhere? To put windows back onto these laptops and use the coa code that comes with the laptops?

if you have a license, just download it (from the Microsoft link google will turn) and build a bootable USB stick.

Would this run football manager?

oos sadly

I got a grade C X200 last year which had a few faults - missing key (a few quid on eBay), crack in case (took a few tries with epoxy but its rock solid now) and missing HD caddy (again a few quid on eBay). I had an SSD that I put in it and the battery was in good nick - one of the most important things in my opinion is an original battery in good condition - and it is now an excellent machine. A great purchase if you are prepared to put a bit of work into it.

louiselouise

The X200 I got was in great condition, keyboard hardly used, with webcam … The X200 I got was in great condition, keyboard hardly used, with webcam and fingerprint reader, and a 6-cell battery that held around 1.5 hours charge, which I replaced.The COA on mine is intact, have yet to see anyone report back theirs was unreadable: most people can easily install the OS (mine was Windows 7 Pro: also, make sure you put sellotape over your Windows COA to keep it intact..as I learned to my cost with my previous first ever laptop, the Windows code had worn away).The units come without an AC adapter. I bought this one, after reading scare stories about chargers that blew up (!!) or had fake Lenovo badges on them: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008Q22UU2/ref=noref/275-9398215-7408949?ie=UTF8&psc=1&s=computers (this one has two USB slots, but you can get one without for £1 cheaper: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003DLV9YY/ref=noref?ie=UTF8&psc=1&s=computers ).Thanks to Astec123 and kgrings for their helpful comments in previous threads about the Lenovos at SCC.


For completeness, I've had at least 3 laptops with an unreadable COA. Only 1 was W7; the others were XP or Vista so I wasn't bothered anyway.

I took a chance on a grade C T410 (i5 processor) last month. It was in very good condition and the only fault I could find was slightly short battery life (around 2 hours). It's pot luck as to what you get from SCC but I have been very pleased with my purchases from them.

Maybe the wrong place to ask this - but i'm looking a laptop solely for use with Sky Go out in my garage/dvd playing/internet browsing(not downloading)

Can any of the experts on here point me in the right direction on that site? As I'm only using it for this use would anything on there be suitable?
Edited by: "TheWalkingDead" 10th Feb 2014

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shado42

I took a chance on a grade C T410 (i5 processor) last month. It was in … I took a chance on a grade C T410 (i5 processor) last month. It was in very good condition and the only fault I could find was slightly short battery life (around 2 hours). It's pot luck as to what you get from SCC but I have been very pleased with my purchases from them.



scc trades grade c's do tend to be very good, i've got quite a few over the years, and altho some needed up to £30 of work or so (new screens, keyboards, mouse buttons, plamrests, minor case repair work ect)

over 70% of grade c do tend to work out of the box (once you install an OS ofc)

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as others have said scc do restock often so worth checking every day if you missed these x200 and still want on, or any other laptop for that matter,



Edited by: "chrisking66" 10th Feb 2014

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robo989

Thanks for this deal and all the extra infor and posts, have just ordered … Thanks for this deal and all the extra infor and posts, have just ordered much appreciated.One question though, which 9 cell battery and where from :)Thanks again

I did see new Lenovo batteries on ebay (I wanted a 9-cell, which has a "47++" red sticker on the official Lenovo ones: I'm not sure about Hong Kong etc stockists of these Lenovo batteries).

Here's one here, but it comes to about £50 and then import charges on top!: ebay.co.uk/itm…297?

This is the one I got (only charged it for a few cycles so far but seems fine; they also do a 6-cell) £24.85: ebay.co.uk/itm…32f It came quite quickly as they must have a UK distributor: was mailed via a UK address. I will say that I don't feel it fitted as easily as the official battery I had (which only lasted 1.5 hours, so I felt a replacement was worthwhile).

Their 6-cell version: ebay.co.uk/itm…1e0 £19.98

Sorry the X200 units are all gone (again), but like I say, if you bookmark those two links hopefully some more stock will come in
Edited by: "louiselouise" 10th Feb 2014

Thanks for the advice louiselouise much appreciate it Just re-read the thread, will try and get the battery off eBay hopefully it be sent from UK like the one you received.
Edited by: "Spikeywikey" 10th Feb 2014

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louiselouise

Another "7459-M78" here! … Another "7459-M78" here! http://www.scctrade.co.uk/prod/lenovo-thinkpad-x200-7459-core-2-duo-24ghz-4gb-160gb-grade-b/

Gone!

Spikeywikey

Thanks for the advice louiselouise much appreciate it Just re-read the … Thanks for the advice louiselouise much appreciate it Just re-read the thread, will try and get the battery off eBay hopefully it be sent from UK like the one you received.



You can also get a 12cell. I've got 2 and it's about 25% longer run time than the 9 cell. Well worth the extra cost in my opinion. Adds to the weight of the machine but it makes it balance better than any of the other batteries in your lap.

Original Poster

I saw your comment about a 12-cell battery, think it was nearly a year ago when you posted it (!) but I couldn't find a 12-cell anywhere Any links, please :)?

powergoing.com/ind…tml

aliexpress.com/ite…tml

The second one is cheapest and also a reputible wholesale site that works similar to ebay. The place I got my ones off of ebay seems to have stopped selling them.

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Astec123

http://powergoing.com/index.php/laptop-pc-battery/for-ibm/8800mah-12cell-battery-ibm-lenovo-thinkpad-x200-x200s.htmlhttp://www.aliexpress.com/item/12-Cells-Battery-For-IBM-Lenovo-ThinkPad-X200-X200s-X200si-42T4646-42T4647-42T4648-42T4650-43R9253-8800mah/1522924226.htmlThe second one is cheapest and also a reputible wholesale site that works similar to ebay. The place I got my ones off of ebay seems to have stopped selling them.

Darn it, wish I'd ordered one of those!

I've always been slightly afraid of Aliexpress as they sell some knockoff-type items, but I'll order from them with confidence after your assurance, in future.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 10th Feb 2014

Original Poster

There's two Grade C* X200 units listed with "0GB", 1 of each: scctrade.co.uk/pro…00/

scctrade.co.uk/pro…00/

From what I've read, the "0GB" Grade Cs tend to be just that, but the units might need further attention: from cosmetic touch-ups, like keys missing, or more serious issues.

louiselouise

Darn it, wish I'd ordered one of those!I've always been slightly afraid … Darn it, wish I'd ordered one of those!I've always been slightly afraid of Aliexpress as they sell some knockoff-type items, but I'll order from them with confidence after your assurance, in future.



Aliexpress is like ebay really, some good sellers and some bad. Pay by paypal and if you have issues make a claim.

Will there be any problems receiving these batteries from China, as I thought they can't send lithium ion batteries via air mail due to the potential fire risk during transport? I like the 12cell one! Thanks Astec123 & LouiseLouise for the advice.

Did any of you use the x64bit of windows or the 32bit, not sure which to download so I have the operating system ready when I receive the laptop, how long was the delivery from scctrade? sorry for all the questions

Original Poster

I read (though I don't mess around with computers often enough to verify) that a COA covers either 32-bit or 64-bit versions, so you needn't worry.

SCC tend to deliver next day (obviously before 3pm). I waited a wee bit longer, maybe because I got a rogue one that appeared in stock days after the original HUKD thread I read. Had to chase it up, actually. Took four days if I remember right.

Original Poster

My original quote here (re speed of orders):

louiselouise

I ordered on the 28th around 5pm, and got mine yesterday. But when I did … I ordered on the 28th around 5pm, and got mine yesterday. But when I did order, I got the last X200 showing in stock. Maybe they had to wait till they got more in in my case (?).I have seen threads on HUKD where members got theirs the next day! But I thought I was waiting quite a while and phoned them up on Monday chasing it up.Mine lasted about 1 1/2/2 hours yesterday out the box, but I'm still waiting on the blimmin' charger I ordered nearly a week ago.

Actually, if I've read the thread correctly, I ordered on 28th November and my Lenovo appeared on the 4th December (4 working days, not including the weekend)! I would say that's an unusually long wait for SCC, though.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 10th Feb 2014

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Spikeywikey

Will there be any problems receiving these batteries from China, as I … Will there be any problems receiving these batteries from China, as I thought they can't send lithium ion batteries via air mail due to the potential fire risk during transport? I like the 12cell one! Thanks Astec123 & LouiseLouise for the advice.

I can't speak for AliExpress, but maybe Chinese sellers are getting round it by posting via UK distributors, as happened in my case with my ebay purchase. Plenty of HUKDers order mobile phones from China, etc, so I don't think delivery should be an issue (?).

Spikeywikey

Did any of you use the x64bit of windows or the 32bit, not sure which to … Did any of you use the x64bit of windows or the 32bit, not sure which to download so I have the operating system ready when I receive the laptop, how long was the delivery from scctrade? sorry for all the questions



64bit is the best option to go with these days, you can install either. SCC Trace usually take 3-4business days in my experience.

louiselouise

I did see new Lenovo batteries on ebay (I wanted a 9-cell, which has a … I did see new Lenovo batteries on ebay (I wanted a 9-cell, which has a "47++" red sticker on the official Lenovo ones: I'm not sure about Hong Kong etc stockists of these Lenovo batteries).Here's one here, but it comes to about £50 and then import charges on top!: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Lenovo-ThinkPad-X200-X201-X200S-43R9255-9-Cell-Battery-47-/201034081297?This is the one I got (only charged it for a few cycles so far but seems fine; they also do a 6-cell) £24.85: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/9-Cell-Battery-F-IBM-LENOVO-ThinkPad-X200-X200s-X201-X201i-X201s-Series-43R9254-/251316908847?pt=UK_Computing_LaptopsAccessories_LaptopBatteries&hash=item3a83a7b32f It came quite quickly as they must have a UK distributor: was mailed via a UK address. I will say that I don't feel it fitted as easily as the official battery I had (which only lasted 1.5 hours, so I felt a replacement was worthwhile).Their 6-cell version: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Battery-F-IBM-LENOVO-ThinkPad-X200-X201-42T4535-42T4540-42T4543-42T4648-43R9255-/251305648608?pt=UK_Computing_LaptopsAccessories_LaptopBatteries&hash=item3a82fbe1e0 £19.98Sorry the X200 units are all gone (again), but like I say, if you bookmark those two links hopefully some more stock will come in



Thanks for all the advice, I tracked down your post so had already ordered the 9cell one you did. I dunno...those 12 cell listings look a bit suspect but would interested to hear how people get on with them as I'm just being cautious (within reason can't be paying £70 odd for an official battery lol)

Original Poster

I did hold off for a bit to see if I could get an official Lenovo battery from a reputable seller, that wasn't crazily expensive. I gave up after a few weeks...! There are Hong Kong/China sellers on ebay selling "genuine" batteries, but I really have no idea if they are!
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