Refurb Dell latitude E7240 ultrabook intel i5 4300 8GB memory 128GB SSD Windows 10 - £223.20 at gigarefurb
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Refurb Dell latitude E7240 ultrabook intel i5 4300 8GB memory 128GB SSD Windows 10 - £223.20 at gigarefurb

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Found 3rd Aug 2017
Seems like a good deal
Dell latitude E7240 ultrabook
intel i5 4300 (4th generation)
8GB memory
128GB solid state hard drive
12.5" display
Windows 10

Il use this for general work while travelling to uni so it suits me.
i don't seem to have been charged for delivery too!
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Seems just below the price of similar models elsewhere for what you are getting overall. While I was looking around I found the following that may interest people interested in this deal that offer different specs to suite other potential needs.

ebay.co.uk/itm…uGq

i7 powered version of the same model for £270

rectech.co.uk/7,1…tml

Same model but with some slight damage to the outer shell, However it's £60 cheaper and has a processor that's a tiny amount faster but half the RAM.

Personally, I feel this is a much better deal as below

itzoo.co.uk/col…-12
Processor: Intel i5 4th Generation 4200U 1.60GHz
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 4400
  • Input Device: QWERTY UK Backlit Keyboard
  • Webcam: Yes
  • Fingerprint Reader: Yes

Different processor which isn't much less powerful, identical RAM, but adds a backlit keyboard, twice the SSD space and a fingerprint reader. There's a 10% discount code available bringing the price to £234.



So long as you're not planning to play anything new then this should manage just fine. If you want to play some games that you've not played before then it will all depend what you want to play and how nice you want them to look. However anything you currently can play on the C2D machine should work just fine on the deal laptop and likely you can push the graphics settings up a little more if you really want to.
Edited by: "Astec123" 3rd Aug 2017
That's a really nice little laptop, which I don't need, but I want, really badly. Must resist. Hot!
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That's a really nice little laptop, which I don't need, but I want, really badly. Must resist. Hot!
bascule13 m ago

That's a really nice little laptop, which I don't need, but I want, really …That's a really nice little laptop, which I don't need, but I want, really badly. Must resist. Hot!


I agree, if I was looking for something round this level I'd consider this. I've just considered it even though I'm not really looking, but resisted!
Not bad, just a shame it only has integrated graphics (Intel® HD Graphics 4000).
Ok for general high school work, possibly photo editing, etc would this be ok?
hmm i'm in need of a new machine.. had mine for almost 10 years now. Will this be ok to run Steam games?

Currently have a HP Pavilion intel core 2 (2.2ghz), 4gb ram with 320gb hard drive lol.
Seems just below the price of similar models elsewhere for what you are getting overall. While I was looking around I found the following that may interest people interested in this deal that offer different specs to suite other potential needs.

ebay.co.uk/itm…uGq

i7 powered version of the same model for £270

rectech.co.uk/7,1…tml

Same model but with some slight damage to the outer shell, However it's £60 cheaper and has a processor that's a tiny amount faster but half the RAM.

Personally, I feel this is a much better deal as below

itzoo.co.uk/col…-12
Processor: Intel i5 4th Generation 4200U 1.60GHz
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 4400
  • Input Device: QWERTY UK Backlit Keyboard
  • Webcam: Yes
  • Fingerprint Reader: Yes

Different processor which isn't much less powerful, identical RAM, but adds a backlit keyboard, twice the SSD space and a fingerprint reader. There's a 10% discount code available bringing the price to £234.



So long as you're not planning to play anything new then this should manage just fine. If you want to play some games that you've not played before then it will all depend what you want to play and how nice you want them to look. However anything you currently can play on the C2D machine should work just fine on the deal laptop and likely you can push the graphics settings up a little more if you really want to.
Edited by: "Astec123" 3rd Aug 2017
mummymelly59 m ago

Ok for general high school work, possibly photo editing, etc would this be …Ok for general high school work, possibly photo editing, etc would this be ok?

Yes it would. Ideal for taking time school too with it's size.
Nice little laptops these, have had a lot of them for work with few complaints. Fast enough for most business applications so would suit students too. Very light and will fit in quite a small bag - handy for trains and even planes.
Astec12332 m ago

Seems just below the price of similar models elsewhere for what you are …Seems just below the price of similar models elsewhere for what you are getting overall. While I was looking around I found the following that may interest people interested in this deal that offer different specs to suite other potential needs.http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dell-Latitude-E7240-Laptop-Core-i7-4600U-1-90GHz-8GB-Ram-128GB-SSD-HDMI-Webcam-/232414861443?hash=item361d015883:g:358AAOSwdjNZGuGqi7 powered version of the same model for £270http://www.rectech.co.uk/7,1894,laptops.laptops_150_199.dell_latitude_e7240_2.4ghz_128gb_4gb_390.htmlSame model but with some slight damage to the outer shell, However it's £60 cheaper and has a processor that's a tiny amount faster but half the RAM. Personally, I feel this is a much better deal as belowhttps://itzoo.co.uk/collections/cheap-laptops-tablets/products/lenovo-thinkpad-x240-laptop-i5-4200u-8gb-256gb-ssd-windows-12 Processor: Intel i5 4th Generation 4200U 1.60GHz Memory: 8GB Storage: 256GB SSD Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 4400 Input Device: QWERTY UK Backlit Keyboard Webcam: Yes Fingerprint Reader: YesDifferent processor which isn't much less powerful, identical RAM, but adds a backlit keyboard, twice the SSD space and a fingerprint reader. There's a 10% discount code available bringing the price to £234. So long as you're not planning to play anything new then this should manage just fine. If you want to play some games that you've not played before then it will all depend what you want to play and how nice you want them to look. However anything you currently can play on the C2D machine should work just fine on the deal laptop and likely you can push the graphics settings up a little more if you really want to.

That eBay one has no warranty and a dead battery. The damaged one is damaged and the Lenovo is well... Lenovo.
Nice find OP and nice laptop the only downsides are: SSD is too small for real world use, the Intel® HD Graphics 4000, and the screen is TOO SMALL for me at least.
CapriciousZephyr1 h, 47 m ago

Not bad, just a shame it only has integrated graphics (Intel® HD Graphics …Not bad, just a shame it only has integrated graphics (Intel® HD Graphics 4000).


yawn....Don't buy it then. I assume you can find a better deal
What is the size of the screen
Good first deal Hannah!
Gollywood12 m ago

I'm guessing 12.5"

If it was 15.6" then I would've been all over this
Low-res screen puts me off...
Heat for the hand stand op
CapriciousZephyr4 h, 55 m ago

Not bad, just a shame it only has integrated graphics (Intel® HD Graphics …Not bad, just a shame it only has integrated graphics (Intel® HD Graphics 4000).

You'll struggle to find an Ultrabook with anything dedicated.
Brilliant for the price, recommending to my friends
Anyone bought from this company and can advise the condition these refurbs arrive in?
Astec1234 h, 39 m ago

Personally, I feel this is a much better deal as …Personally, I feel this is a much better deal as belowhttps://itzoo.co.uk/collections/cheap-laptops-tablets/products/lenovo-thinkpad-x240-laptop-i5-4200u-8gb-256gb-ssd-windows-12 Processor: Intel i5 4th Generation 4200U 1.60GHz Memory: 8GB Storage: 256GB SSD Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 4400 Input Device: QWERTY UK Backlit Keyboard Webcam: Yes Fingerprint Reader: YesDifferent processor which isn't much less powerful, identical RAM, but adds a backlit keyboard, twice the SSD space and a fingerprint reader. There's a 10% discount code available bringing the price to £234.


I'm using an x240 right now (work machine)... generally speaking this is a nice laptop, good general performance and good battery performance, but the buttons built into the trackpad make me want to smash it against a wall on a daily basis.
A big downer is that the battery is likely to be be shot in terms of charging life, and replacements are expensive.

The real dealbreaker is that display though - ridiculously dim and likely to be a poor quality TN panel as well:

notebookcheck.net/Rev…tml
Edited by: "Picard123" 3rd Aug 2017
mummymelly7 h, 26 m ago

Ok for general high school work, possibly photo editing, etc would this be …Ok for general high school work, possibly photo editing, etc would this be ok?



The screen is crap. Fine for emails, Word, Excel etc, but not so good for photo editing.
Edited by: "Picard123" 3rd Aug 2017
Cheap for an ultrabook but looks bit lumpy. Not as lightweight as some 1.3KG. But the main letdown is the display 1366 x 768 pixels
I had a previous model but with much higher spec until last year. It was one of very few models to pack a true i7 in a small package and I enjoyed using it. It was never the lightest or thinnest, the screen resolution was my only major complaint.
I bought the rectech one and returned it. I don't believe it is fit for sale.

The bottom metal part has a crack in it, which demonstrates to me that it has experienced some force.

It sounded to me like electricity shorting. I think it is probably a fire risk and dangerous.

Obviously they think differently, but they did give me a full refund and paid return postage.
I'm posting this on a Lattitude e6230, which is an earlier model, which is also a refurb business machine. I bought this after a laptop with hdd stopped working, partly I think because it had been bounced around by the children a bit too much.

For homework, office and web browsing they are great machines, because the screens are smaller the pixel density is higher than the same resolution on a bigger screen.

Obviously battery life can be an issue but if you treat with respect and fully discharge and fully charge then in some cases this can be improved. However, it is always a gamble.

I have seen dell e7240s for £189 on ebay, when 10x nectar points were available.
Stu.C3 h, 41 m ago

I'm using an x240 right now (work machine)... generally speaking this is a …I'm using an x240 right now (work machine)... generally speaking this is a nice laptop, good general performance and good battery performance, but the buttons built into the trackpad make me want to smash it against a wall on a daily basis.


I am smirking using my X240 now this second, and mine is just fine, in fact it is just fine because I am quite happily using an X250 touchpad in its place
Tempted
Will this be good for secondary school? Should I go for any upgrades?
I can vouch for ITZOO personally, although my deal has not been replicated. Got a Lenovo X240, I5 4300U with 256GB SSD, remainder of the manufacturers warranty (4 months), no backlit keyboard or webcam and a fresh Windows 10 Home for Refurbs licence for £229 (-10%) £199. Battery life on both the internal and external batteries are good with it only losing around 10% of its full capacity.

Got a new backlit keyboard from eBay, and an X250 palmrest/touchpad for around £50 in total, very happy with my laptop with the upgrades, there again taking apart a modern thinkpad is not for the feint hearted, the ribbon cable management and the fact everything is built up from the palmrest makes it a laborious machine to work with for upgrades even for a seasoned pro like myself.

Only other upgrade now will be the TN panel swap out for a full HD IPS, it will still come in at £300 total for a top notch ultraportable.

However, unless you need 16GB RAM (the Haswell bottlenecks the X240) you will not get a better typing experience than on a Thinkpad, and although extremely 'marmite', personally I would not be without the usability of a trackpoint.
ollie874 h, 46 m ago

You'll struggle to find an Ultrabook with anything dedicated.


Xiaomi Air 13 has a Nvidia 1030.
I've got the 14in version of this, solid and very capable machine
cicobuff54 m ago

I can vouch for ITZOO personally, although my deal has not been …I can vouch for ITZOO personally, although my deal has not been replicated. Got a Lenovo X240, I5 4300U with 256GB SSD, remainder of the manufacturers warranty (4 months), no backlit keyboard or webcam and a fresh Windows 10 Home for Refurbs licence for £229 (-10%) £199. Battery life on both the internal and external batteries are good with it only losing around 10% of its full capacity.Got a new backlit keyboard from eBay, and an X250 palmrest/touchpad for around £50 in total, very happy with my laptop with the upgrades, there again taking apart a modern thinkpad is not for the feint hearted, the ribbon cable management and the fact everything is built up from the palmrest makes it a laborious machine to work with for upgrades even for a seasoned pro like myself.Only other upgrade now will be the TN panel swap out for a full HD IPS, it will still come in at £300 total for a top notch ultraportable.However, unless you need 16GB RAM (the Haswell bottlenecks the X240) you will not get a better typing experience than on a Thinkpad, and although extremely 'marmite', personally I would not be without the usability of a trackpoint.


I upgraded my X240 from the crap TN LCD panel to a Full HD IPS screen. Took me ages and ages to find the correct screen replacement though. Cost me $120 from ebay but is a massive improvement. I'm afraid the seller isn't on ebay any more. Make sure you are careful when sourcing your screen. The other awesome upgrade you can do to your X240 is to add in a M.2 SSD. I now have a 256GB M.2 SSD (2242) for the OS and 2TB HDD in the laptop for bulk storage.
I still use a 'refurbished' E6220 which hit 1500+ in February 2014. Great machines, better since I changed to a backlit kb. Still getting over an hour out of the battery it came with.
jpwjpw16 m ago

I upgraded my X240 from the crap TN LCD panel to a Full HD IPS screen. …I upgraded my X240 from the crap TN LCD panel to a Full HD IPS screen. Took me ages and ages to find the correct screen replacement though. Cost me $120 from ebay but is a massive improvement. I'm afraid the seller isn't on ebay any more. Make sure you are careful when sourcing your screen. The other awesome upgrade you can do to your X240 is to add in a M.2 SSD. I now have a 256GB M.2 SSD (2242) for the OS and 2TB HDD in the laptop for bulk storage.


You would have been better off buying a better laptop in the first place....

eg.



The screen on that blows the Dell / X240 screen into the weeds.
Picard12339 m ago

You would have been better off buying a better laptop in the first …You would have been better off buying a better laptop in the first place....eg. [Video] The screen on that blows the Dell / X240 screen into the weeds.


It wasn't available 3 years ago when I got my X240 Also, you can't stuff a 2TB hard disk in it in addition to the SSD and I'm not sure about the Core m3 range of CPUs. I've heard they are pretty slow.
Have been looking around for new laptop for a while, was considering Chromebook for browsing and Google Docs but this right here is even better!
gsk12 h, 6 m ago

That eBay one has no warranty and a dead battery. The damaged one is …That eBay one has no warranty and a dead battery. The damaged one is damaged and the Lenovo is well... Lenovo.


Cheeky!

Can't beat a thinkpad for build quality. Well, Dell certainly can't

For the past three years have been managing a growing fleet of around 200 varying model Thinkpads for a charity, all bought 3 year old ex lease, our failure rate (ie, it went wrong itself) is only about 2% per year, they're easy to repair and bloody resilient to external influences too! Even the oldest (20 odd T410 at around 8 years old) are still more reliable than most new sub £300 machines.
Picard1234 h, 1 m ago

You would have been better off buying a better laptop in the first …You would have been better off buying a better laptop in the first place....eg. [Video] The screen on that blows the Dell / X240 screen into the weeds.



Maybe, but then they are entirely different devices, one being a business ultraportable, the other being mass market consumer focussed hardware.


gsk13 h, 19 m ago

That eBay one has no warranty and a dead battery. The damaged one is …That eBay one has no warranty and a dead battery. The damaged one is damaged and the Lenovo is well... Lenovo.


Ebay one has 1 Year RTB warranty included which it states several times in the listing

Damaged one I stated quite clearly is damaged. Not everyone on HUKD is looking for a laptop that looks like a mac or costs the same as one. Some people just want a machine that will just work for their basic needs and price being important. At the end of the day it's an option for some people that they can consider. Just because it's not for you doesn't mean it's not good for someone else. It's listed for sale so obviously people are buying as Rectec seem to go through dozens of units in similar states.

As to the Lenovo? I'm guessing you're talking about their consumer machines which are like all consumer grade tat....rubbish. If you've never used a true Thinkpad then you really have no room to comment because a T or X series have been for decades the go to option in the corporate world, the only reason companies like Dell and HP get a look in generally speaking is they price competitively against lenovo and IBM before that which when you're buying 100's of machines soon adds up. At the end of the day there is no comparison to a business grade machine like the Dell Latitude, Lenovo Thinkpad or HP Elitebook models in terms of durability at excellent prices, but my experience of many dozens of these types of machines over the years is that the Lenovo/IBM models always have had an edge.
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