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Refurb Dual Core 13.3" Pristine N4000, 4GB memory 32GB emmc (takes an SSD) £87.99 @ ebay laptopoutlet
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Refurb Dual Core 13.3" Pristine N4000, 4GB memory 32GB emmc (takes an SSD) £87.99 @ ebay laptopoutlet

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Posted 25th Feb

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** another batch of Grade A laptops; slightly lower CPU Celeron N4000; slightly cheaper **

These Currys refurbs vary in condition greatly but this bunch are "A Grade. These are Open boxed / Returned units in pristine refurbished condition." with 1 year warranty.

Their "claim to fame" is that you put an M.2 SSD in it for about £20 and boot from making it a very usable lite office/home computer. I's described as light but its quite heavy due to metal body.
** As with all refurbs, fully check condition before the 30 day refund period expires, but the FIVETECH relabled ones that I've seen have been excellent.
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Is Pentium still a thing?
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Chances of these being "pristine" are slim. I've found the grade received often differs from the description.
Edited by: "Betterblue" 25th Feb
Got my mum the 64GB version of this last month when there was a voucher floating about - brought it down from £125 to £100.

I was a tad sceptical about it but thought if it's rubbish I can just send it back.

When it arrived I was blown away by the quality of the build and when I switched it on I was blown away by the quality of the full HD screen - it's stunning!

I read reviews before I bought it saying the touch pad can be shocking. When I first booted it up, it was. It was all over the place and very hard to use. I was starting to think it was a none starter. But I installed all the updates, which included a big one from Lenovo. Pleased to say the update seems to have pretty much fixed the touch pad and it works great now. This little thing is surprisingly fast too for the basics of web surfing, e-mail etc.

I got the 64GB version which again, is fine for basics. 32GB will be really pushing it - but it will take an upgraded SSD as mentioned. This is a great machine for the money, it really is.
Edited by: "JPS" 25th Feb
Has this definitely got an M.2 slot?. It states it is EMMC (as the description does ). Just checking before I take the plunge! Awesome price!
While I keep disagree with people suggesting i3 4gb ram is not sufficient for win 10 (my laptop works great with these specs) I have to say my AIO with sort of specs like this one cannot handle Win 10, in fact is such a pain I may get rid of it.
This one is probably good for those who know how to upgrade it.
Johnvtr9425/02/2020 13:49

Has this definitely got an M.2 slot?. It states it is EMMC (as the …Has this definitely got an M.2 slot?. It states it is EMMC (as the description does ). Just checking before I take the plunge! Awesome price!


I didn't open it but the one I bought had a slot the same shape as an M.2 drive with a screw to open it on the bottom of the machine
To be used as an internet laptop、running a centos or ubuntu will be good enough - office or other works
I bought 2 Fivetech 13.3 inch N4200 versions from Laptops Direct on Ebay recently,grade A open box units,currently £115 with 20% code,looked brand new,took 25 mins to upgrade with 120GB .m2 card and now boots from the SSD,great machines,and the screen is amazingly good,might be worth the little extra cost for a nice condition one.
JPS25/02/2020 13:36

Got my mum the 64GB version of this last month when there was a voucher …Got my mum the 64GB version of this last month when there was a voucher floating about - brought it down from £125 to £100.I was a tad sceptical about it but thought if it's rubbish I can just send it back.When it arrived I was blown away by the quality of the build and when I switched it on I was blown away by the quality of the full HD screen - it's stunning!I read reviews before I bought it saying the touch pad can be shocking. When I first booted it up, it was. It was all over the place and very hard to use. I was starting to think it was a none starter. But I installed all the updates, which included a big one from Lenovo.


Nothing to do with Lenovo. It's a "Geo book 3x" and it 100% has an m.2 slot. A few people have done this here.
Musicrab25/02/2020 14:48

Nothing to do with Lenovo. It's a "Geo book 3x" and it 100% has an m.2 …Nothing to do with Lenovo. It's a "Geo book 3x" and it 100% has an m.2 slot. A few people have done this here.


Could have sworn it said it was downloading a Lenovo update. Either way, good little machine.
Thanks chaps. Took the punt. Does anyone know how easy these are to access and install an M2 SSD?
Why are people transferring windows to the m.2 card? Wouldn't moving the swap file and installing programs on the SSD be sufficient?
UltraMagnus25/02/2020 16:36

Why are people transferring windows to the m.2 card? Wouldn't moving the …Why are people transferring windows to the m.2 card? Wouldn't moving the swap file and installing programs on the SSD be sufficient?


The original C: drive (emmc) is only 32GB - not much room for Windows10 to upgrade itself completely every 6months. You couild probably tell it to "use other storage" to help with upgrades, but easiest (for me) just to image it to the ssd and boot from it, starting with as much room as your wallet allows. Whether you reuse the 32GB emmc is up to you.

PS. this is the original computer description with a reference to the ssd which it doesn't say much about.
geo-computers.com/geo…um/

Also, this is the m.2 drive that people have had success with (120GB is cheaper). NVMe, although mentioned in the bios, doesn't appear to work.
ebuyer.com/821…g0b
Edited by: "Musicrab" 25th Feb
Got one of these on a Black Friday sale. Not sure why because already have two other laptops.

However build quality was surprisingly good. Keyboard pretty usable. Trackpad was fine. Screen was very nice - glossy IPS.

Ssd installation was easy and then the laptop boots up pretty quick. Not NVME mind, but for basic internet, word and excel and office emails and so on this is more than acceptable. Probably would be great for media. There’s even vids on YouTube out there of this playing games like GTA and dirt rally.... I wouldn’t recommend it however.

Sadly the refurb unit has some scratches around the back and the rubber stand nubs fell off. Oh and the laptop suddenly died. Think it was a battery issue. So altogether not great. However return was painless. Friend bought this as well and it’s still going strong. So I guess it’s a bit of a gamble. I was really happy with it till it died, however
Musicrab25/02/2020 16:49

The original C: drive (emmc) is only 32GB - not much room for Windows10 to …The original C: drive (emmc) is only 32GB - not much room for Windows10 to upgrade itself completely every 6months. You couild probably tell it to "use other storage" to help with upgrades, but easiest (for me) just to image it to the ssd and boot from it, starting with as much room as your wallet allows. Whether you reuse the 32GB emmc is up to you.PS. this is the original computer description with a reference to the ssd which it doesn't say much about.https://geo-computers.com/geobook-3x-13-3-laptop-hd-intel-pentium/Also, this is the m.2 drive that people have had success with (120GB is cheaper). NVMe, although mentioned in the bios, doesn't appear to work.www.ebuyer.com/821723-wd-green-240gb-m-2-internal-ssd-wds240g2g0b



That makes sense, what tool did you use to image it over? Does anything need to be done in bios to make it boot from ssd?
UltraMagnus25/02/2020 18:08

That makes sense, what tool did you use to image it over? Does anything …That makes sense, what tool did you use to image it over? Does anything need to be done in bios to make it boot from ssd?


Any disk imager. Macrium, mini tool, easeus...have to tell bios which eufi drive to boot from as it now had 2.
Musicrab25/02/2020 18:52

Any disk imager. Macrium, mini tool, easeus...have to tell bios which eufi …Any disk imager. Macrium, mini tool, easeus...have to tell bios which eufi drive to boot from as it now had 2.


Thanks, that makes sense. What one did you use?
Bought, thanks OP. Does anyone know if you can expand the ram to say 8 or 16gb?
Johnvtr9425/02/2020 15:46

Thanks chaps. Took the punt. Does anyone know how easy these are to access …Thanks chaps. Took the punt. Does anyone know how easy these are to access and install an M2 SSD?


Not sure if anyone else has replied to your question (too lazy to check through all the posts!) but there is a hatch on the underside secured with one screw. Very easy upgrade even for a non tech.
I bought two of these just before xmas (one to keep and one to sell) and both were brand new. They had the original clear tape sealing the box, dont see how this could be removed and re-applied without leaving evidence on the box. Absolutely new laptop in the box even down to that soft gauze type cloth that sits between the keyboard and screen. On first boot goes to windows setup.

Perfect machine for majority of people (web browsing, email, youtube, word etc etc) and I work in IT, so wouldn't recommend if I wasn't 100% happy myself. Hatch on the bottom to add an M2 ssd - M2 sata not NVMe, but it isnt a performance laptop anyway.

It is light, although heavier than you'd expect by looking at it. Does that make sense? Almost apple like with aluminium body...
TrickyDicky9925/02/2020 22:13

Not sure if anyone else has replied to your question (too lazy to check …Not sure if anyone else has replied to your question (too lazy to check through all the posts!) but there is a hatch on the underside secured with one screw. Very easy upgrade even for a non tech.


Thank you very much!
Although this batch has sold out there are some more Grade A Celerons (N4000 CPU, a bit slower) here for £88

ebay.co.uk/itm…925
Edited by: "Musicrab" 26th Feb
Just a quick update.

Mine arrived today, postage time and condition were excellent. However , I received the celeron variant as opposed to the pentium that I specifically ordered .

Will be in contact with the seller but overall it's 8\10
That's happened before. Really annoying. Will they have any grade A pentiums left? Or if computer is good enough perhaps get £10 refund?
Musicrab28/02/2020 08:55

That's happened before. Really annoying. Will they have any grade A …That's happened before. Really annoying. Will they have any grade A pentiums left? Or if computer is good enough perhaps get £10 refund?


They said they will replace it with the pentium of the "same grade" I ordered so I'm assuming they have some left.

To be honest, I have already ordered an M.2 SSD so might just install that and keep what they sent me. I will only use it for watching YouTube and Netflix so don't need a super computer

Thanks again for posting the deal, the laptop is overall excellent for the price!
mine has dodgy space bar, only works when pressed in middle, but fine with that and did not send back
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