Lenovo ThinkPad X61 7674 - Core 2 Duo, 2GHz, 4GB, 80GB, Grade B £88.00 @ SCH Trade
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Lenovo ThinkPad X61 7674 - Core 2 Duo, 2GHz, 4GB, 80GB, Grade B £88.00 @ SCH Trade

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Found 11th Feb 2013
Although the RAM is ddr2 it is 4 gb so probably no need to upgrade
comes without charger(cheap in ebay) or operating system( you may get the sticker with the key of vista)
fully tested grade B
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That is a good machine, much better than a netbook.
(I got mine for that price at a computer fair, but including power supply and Windows 7.)
very solid little laptop, great for a workshop. Good price. Just be realistic and don't expect high performance
Bargain - Stick ubuntu on it and off you go.
KH2

very solid little laptop, great for a workshop. Good price. Just be … very solid little laptop, great for a workshop. Good price. Just be realistic and don't expect high performance



It's decent enough especially if the bundled HDD is swapped out with an SSD - bear in mind that you can install the third party Middleton BIOS onto the TP to provide native SATA-300 speeds, remove hardware whitelisting, etc but do so at your OWN RISK as there's always the potential of bricking the TP.
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6 pounds on ebay
for 88 quid for about 5 year old laptop able to handle win7 and do all office tasks. Not bad at all!
I got an x60s when they were new - with an SSD it's faster booting and running office than *ANY* non-ssd computer i've ever used.

That should give some perspective on:

a)how much of a boost an SSD is for old computers
b)how little 8GB of RAM or a quad core CPU make for everyday office tasks
Bought my gf one of these about 8 months for from SCH for £90 (exact same spec and grade) so that she would stopping hogging my laptop, and it's been fantastic. The battery that it came with was in great condition; still gives a good 4-5 hours on a single charge. Installed Windows 8 on it and it runs great; very fast and responsive. Lenovo seem very good with driver support for older models - their support page for this model includes Windows 8 drivers. At first I was put off by the finger-pointer thing, but once you get used to it, it's as intuitive and easy to use as a standard touchpad.

My only complaint is that SCH are only selling these for £2 less than they were a year or so ago. Still cheaper than all the other ex-corporate IT equipment re-sellers though, so voted hot for that reason alone.
Edited by: "pagga" 11th Feb 2013
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Lots more grade B and C ThinkPads have been posted over at SCH Trade - includes a number of X61/X60s TPs.
Would steam run alright on this? Not so much games, more for the chat and such.
£105 and site dead.
bigisy

Would steam run alright on this? Not so much games, more for the chat and … Would steam run alright on this? Not so much games, more for the chat and such.



I don't see why not but TBH I haven't used the Steam Client in ages, so I'm not a hundred percent sure what the system requirements would be for running it so it might be something you need to look into further via their support website.
thats the price excluding vat, its 103
bigisy

Would steam run alright on this? Not so much games, more for the chat and … Would steam run alright on this? Not so much games, more for the chat and such.



Yeah of course Steam will run. Many games won't work but the client definitely will work fine.
Where do you put in the code?
dragonfly500

Where do you put in the code?



After you've added an item to the shopping cart, and then access it, you'll see a code option on the lower left-hand side.
This was and continues to be a great little laptop. Excellent value.

After you've added an item to the shopping cart, and then access it, … After you've added an item to the shopping cart, and then access it, you'll see a code option on the lower left-hand side.



Cheers Scotty Boy found it and ordered
I wouldn't bother with this. It gets really hot and often the fan simply fails on them. Not a successful Lenovo model, but next lightweight models X200 and X201 are great.
pagga

Bought my gf one of these about 8 months for from SCH for £90 (exact same … Bought my gf one of these about 8 months for from SCH for £90 (exact same spec and grade) so that she would stopping hogging my laptop, and it's been fantastic. The battery that it came with was in great condition; still gives a good 4-5 hours on a single charge. Installed Windows 8 on it and it runs great; very fast and responsive. Lenovo seem very good with driver support for older models - their support page for this model includes Windows 8 drivers. At first I was put off by the finger-pointer thing, but once you get used to it, it's as intuitive and easy to use as a standard touchpad.My only complaint is that SCH are only selling these for £2 less than they were a year or so ago. Still cheaper than all the other ex-corporate IT equipment re-sellers though, so voted hot for that reason alone.



Yeah that does take the P TBH, only £2 less than a year ago, may be better to wait until they have i3 laptops rather than these.
I bought a T400 last time at 85 pounds. I bought another T400 at 92.74 but HDD is little larger, 160GB. It was great and I assume this one will be either.
using one just now amazing for £88
Yup, £105 for this 4Gb one now!
the ram alone costs that much
R these any good for os x lion?
dragonfly500

Cheers Scotty Boy found it and ordered



No probs mate, glad to be of some help to you.
Good laptop, but be careful with fake or generic power supplies off of eBay/Amazon. They aren't safety certified and as people found in the last Thinkpad thread they have a habit of blowing up.

I purchased the legit PSU from Dabs and had no issues...

Frankly you're betting off with a used legit PSU for £20 than you are with a fake for £6. At least with the used one you can leave it plugged in when you're out of the house or leave it on around your kids without worrying about what might happen.
PrivatePile

I wouldn't bother with this. It gets really hot and often the fan simply … I wouldn't bother with this. It gets really hot and often the fan simply fails on them. Not a successful Lenovo model, but next lightweight models X200 and X201 are great.



That is the one downside for the X60/X61 series but a bulk of the heat is generated via the bundled WiFi Cards/WWAN Cards, which generate a lot of heat underneath the lower right-hand side of the palmrest - you can easily address this by installing the third party Middleton BIOS (do so at you OWN RISK), which includes the removal of the Lenovo Hardware Whitelisting, so you can install a more powerful & cooler WiFi Card.

In addition to that you can also the third party TPFC software, which will allow you to control the fan settings (i.e. what temperatures the fan kicks in) along with undervolting the CPU but also applying a new layer of thermal paste on the CPU & GPU on the motherboard of the X61; note though that doing the latter requires you to strip the TP down completely and it's definitely not for those who don't have the relevant technical skills but saying that the hardware guide from Lenovo is quite straightforward to follow.

EDIT: I've stripped down a few X61/X61s TPs and generally it takes me about forty-five minutes to get it all done.
earwolfigz

the ram alone costs that much



+1 - DDR2 RAM is getting a lot more expensive now, especially when trying to get the 4GB DIMMs.

montana78

R these any good for os x lion?



I believe so - there's a detailed thread over at the ThinkPads Forum that you might want to check out for more details.
timlee79

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Excellent work, both of you. I've decided to buy ThinkPad T400 6475 - Core 2 Duo, 2.26GHz, 3GB and total was £83 + £6 power adapter. My old Acer Aspire 3500 (2005) are going for eternal rest.
Is the T60 model any good?
Better of with the x61s for a few pounds more, I brought 2 from ebay a year ago for about £110 each, am using one right now with Ubuntu - very solid little performer, great keyboard nice non-reflective screen and with the dock pretty good speakers and disc drive
theres no touchpad with this i had to send one back because of this and the horrible sticky condition it was in
PrivatePile

I wouldn't bother with this. It gets really hot and often the fan simply … I wouldn't bother with this. It gets really hot and often the fan simply fails on them. Not a successful Lenovo model, but next lightweight models X200 and X201 are great.



Used X200/X201s are about £200 on eBay, so not really viable alternatives to this.
Scotty Boy

That is the one downside for the X60/X61 series but a bulk of the heat is … That is the one downside for the X60/X61 series but a bulk of the heat is generated via the bundled WiFi Cards/WWAN Cards, which generate a lot of heat underneath the lower right-hand side of the palmrest - you can easily address this by installing the third party Middleton BIOS (do so at you OWN RISK), which includes the removal of the Lenovo Hardware Whitelisting, so you can install a more powerful & cooler WiFi Card.



Do you know any model numbers of suitable replacements? This is something that I'd like to do.
pagga

Do you know any model numbers of suitable replacements? This is something … Do you know any model numbers of suitable replacements? This is something that I'd like to do.



The basic model to consider would be the Intel WiFi 5100 AGN Card - it's an older model but it's generally quite cheap to get your hands on.
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