LENOVO THINKPAD X220, INTEL I5 2520M, 2.5GHZ, 4GB DDR3 MEMORY, 128GB SSD, 12.5", WINDOWS 10  Refurbished £215.99 @ GIGAREFURB
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LENOVO THINKPAD X220, INTEL I5 2520M, 2.5GHZ, 4GB DDR3 MEMORY, 128GB SSD, 12.5", WINDOWS 10 Refurbished £215.99 @ GIGAREFURB

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Found 15th Mar 2017
Grade 1 Refurbished Lenovo Thinkpad

Brand - IBM / Lenovo
Processor Intel i5 2520M 2.50GHz
Memory 4GB DDR3
Hard Drive 128GB SSD
Graphics Intel HD Graphics
Operating System Windows 10 Home 64Bit
Wireless Yes
Wireless WWAN Yes
Ports DisplayPort, VGA, USB2.0 (3), Headphone/Microphone Combo jack, 4-in-1 SD card reader, RJ-45 Ethernet
Screen Size 12.5"
Webcam Yes
Bluetooth No
Fingerprint Reader No
The Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Refurbished laptop comes pre-loaded with the new Windows operating system to suit your personal or business needs. Small powerful refurbished computer ideal for all uses. Included with this laptop:

1x Mains adaptor & power lead
A restore partition is created and a complete system image is produced. Gives you the option to reset back to factory defaults should you need to if anything was to go wrong.
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Great laptop for home use. Ok, SSD could be bigger, but great price. Heat
Meh, those can be had for a 100 or so in Gumtree and eBay. Good laptop, not a good deal. 4Gb RAM too...
hmmm a 5 or 6 year old laptop, it might have been a decent business class machine but this seems too much for a laptop of that age.
Cold from me, this is overpriced as these can be picked up for about £140 generally. As to the suggestion that they are too old, I still have an X61 that works fine still and it's from 2008. These are built to last and have plenty of grunt when you compare them to modern laptops at equivalent price ranges even to this deal. Pay £220 for one and it should run rings around any new machine at the same price point, get an X220 for ~£140 and you will find no new laptop that's as powerful at that price and quite a range of consumer range refurbs that can't keep up even with more of a budget towards them.

Price wise some examples of things I've seen lately that make this seem a non deal to me.

ebay.co.uk/itm…012?var=&hash=item2efd9741ac:m:mYg2L4HWOerlObyY_r8OTLA

Ignoring it's claimed as a 'gaming laptop' which it isn't, the spec is the same and adding an SSD brings it to the same price as this deal but you get a 320gb drive for the same money and otherwise the same machine.

rectech.co.uk/8,1…tml

T431s which is a newer T series model at the same price range as the X series of this deal. More posting this to show it's overpriced for what you're getting.

ebay.co.uk/itm…065?hash=item3610531411:g:Tn4AAOSwB09YCiFi

T430 again next generation of T series machine, double the RAM and a traditional disk with change to spare to upgrade it to an SSD for the same amount of money.


Edited by: "Astec123" 15th Mar 2017
Cold from me simply because of price, not product.

Tend to go on ebay for £120 - £150 with the 320Gb HDD. Its only one screw and you can swap out the HDD for whatever you want so the extra for a 128Gb SSD isn't best value as far as I'm concerned.
This is an excellent notebook.
I have had one for over 5 years at work.
This was the last 'proper' thinkpad in this size - the x230/x250 are not built as well and do not have proper keyboards.
Will do word/excel/web just fine.
Games... not really.
It has a weak point at the front by the left/right front edge of the trackpad area if you are buying lower grade refurbs.

As to the price, depends on
-how long you expect the battery to last. 215 with a pretty new battery is better than 195 with something at the end of battery life.
-general condition- a 5yo ssd might not be in the best of states.
Product is simply amazing. But it can be gotten for a lot cheaper. CPU is still absolutely fine for most users, keyboard and trackpad/trackpoint are superb and built quality is awesome. I spilled a lot of water on mine and it was fine once it dried (though I accidentally melted the keyboard off)

I'd recommend an SSD for everyone, 8GB of RAM if you are a tab **** and an IPS screen if you like colours. The 93Wh battery lasts all day which is pretty great.

Great info, appreciated as looking for a new laptop and I'm on a budget, do you know how much your looking at for an SSD and where to look? Thinking of going for the last laptop in your list ( even though I prefer windows 7)

Cheers

Astec123

Cold from me, this is overpriced as these can be picked up for about £140 … Cold from me, this is overpriced as these can be picked up for about £140 generally. As to the suggestion that they are too old, I still have an X61 that works fine still and it's from 2008. These are built to last and have plenty of grunt when you compare them to modern laptops at equivalent price ranges even to this deal. Pay £220 for one and it should run rings around any new machine at the same price point, get an X220 for ~£140 and you will find no new laptop that's as powerful at that price and quite a range of consumer range refurbs that can't keep up even with more of a budget towards them.Price wise some examples of things I've seen lately that make this seem a non deal to me. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gaming-laptop-Lenovo-ThinkPad-12-5-500GB-Intel-i5-2-5GHz-8GB-Win-7-10-Webcam-/201823044012?var=&hash=item2efd9741ac:m:mYg2L4HWOerlObyY_r8OTLAIgnoring it's claimed as a 'gaming laptop' which it isn't, the spec is the same and adding an SSD brings it to the same price as this deal but you get a 320gb drive for the same money and otherwise the same machine. http://www.rectech.co.uk/8,1759,laptops.laptops_over_200.lenovo_thinkpad_t431s_1.9ghz_250gb_4gb.htmlT431s which is a newer T series model at the same price range as the X series of this deal. More posting this to show it's overpriced for what you're getting. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FAST-Lenovo-Thinkpad-T430-Laptop-i5-3320M-Windows-10-8GB-Ram-320GB-HDD-Warranty-/232202114065?hash=item3610531411:g:Tn4AAOSwB09YCiFiT430 again next generation of T series machine, double the RAM and a traditional disk with change to spare to upgrade it to an SSD for the same amount of money.


Adiebear

Great info, appreciated as looking for a new laptop and I'm on a budget, … Great info, appreciated as looking for a new laptop and I'm on a budget, do you know how much your looking at for an SSD and where to look? Thinking of going for the last laptop in your list ( even though I prefer windows 7)Cheers



Don't stick with Windows 7, it is slower, less secure and goes end of life in under 3 years. If you can get Windows 10 go for that
Adiebear

Great info, appreciated as looking for a new laptop and I'm on a budget, … Great info, appreciated as looking for a new laptop and I'm on a budget, do you know how much your looking at for an SSD and where to look? Thinking of going for the last laptop in your list ( even though I prefer windows 7)Cheers



To prefix this if you are getting the T430 then this advice applies, if you're getting the T431 then it doesn't at all. Best option is to keep an eye on HUKD and set up alerts for the term SSD.

Price wise you're talking for a good deal on traditional 2.5inch disks of
128gb - £30
256gb - £50-55
512gb - ~£100 mark
1tb - Forget it, not currently good value for money.

Those capacities being just placeholders as SSD's do tend to come in a variety of capacities around those figures. Also to add that you can get cheaper less good options and more expensive range topping ones. All depends on your needs.

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Don't stick with Windows 7, it is slower, less secure and goes end of … Don't stick with Windows 7, it is slower, less secure and goes end of life in under 3 years. If you can get Windows 10 go for that



Windows 7 is slower on low end hardware, on the sort of options being discussed here then it's perfectly fine. With reference to 3 years for End of life, it's pretty unlikely that in most use cases that someone would not move on from this machine in that time.
Edited by: "Astec123" 16th Mar 2017
It's, what, technically almost two business life cycles old and presumably isn't bundled with a new battery and the problem with laptops that old age isn't the CPU, which is fine, or even that the CPU has a much higher power draw than U-series ultrabook CPUs, the disadvantage with laptops of that age (assuming the vender has cleaned out the matted dust and, vastly less likely, cleaned off and applied fresh thermal paste to the CPU) that use integrated graphics is the comparatively poor performance of Intel HD Graphics 3000, though if it's mainly for office duties and won't often be used away from the desk where it lives, that probably won't matter much to the buyer. If a student looking for a laptop of this age, I would ask your relatives if they have something this old in a cupboard somewhere that they would be prepared to part with for little money, then add the cost of a new battery that holds a charge for longer than an hour or so.
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