REFURB HP I5 2nd generation 2560p laptop 4GB / Webcam / Win7 / 250GB / 12.5" / DVDRW £139.99 Ebay / thetechyteam
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REFURB HP I5 2nd generation 2560p laptop 4GB / Webcam / Win7 / 250GB / 12.5" / DVDRW £139.99 Ebay / thetechyteam

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Found 20th May 2016
I previously posted this deal when the specification was lower and thus less expensive however the seller emailed me today with this special offer they have for the weekend:

Intel Core I5 2nd generation 2520m 2.5Ghz

4GB Ram

250GB Hard Drive (these are available up to 500GB drives)

DVD-RW

Windows 7

12.5" Display

12.5" Screen In Good condition
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Super wee laptop.
1 year guarantee

Brand new battery fitted.

cracking deal,heat from me.
rectech.co.uk/6,1…tml

3rd generation i5 version with 320gb hard drive for £10 more. Just loses the year warranty and new battery option.

ebay.co.uk/itm…594?var=&hash=item568372e18a:m:msp69Q--AzXdy0ZuVjl92FQ

2nd generation i5 Thinkpad for the same sort of money.

I'm not sure I see that much of a deal, while the warranty and new battery have value, I would expect that the battery will be a cheap 3rd party battery.

1 year guarantee Brand new battery fitted. cracking deal,heat from me.


I'm seeing only 30days warranty, and no mention of new battery. Have those two items been removed?

I'm seeing only 30days warranty, and no mention of new battery. Have … I'm seeing only 30days warranty, and no mention of new battery. Have those two items been removed?



1yr warranty in list of description. 30 day money back if you don't want it. Can't see new battery anywhere though.

1yr warranty in list of description. 30 day money back if you don't want … 1yr warranty in list of description. 30 day money back if you don't want it. Can't see new battery anywhere though.


The features of this listing appear to be fluid. Description was updated most-recently as five minutes before this post. 1 year warranty is included in description ATM; reference to new battery has been removed. Picked-up the latter info from a google cache of the listing at ebay.fr that also contradictorily stated "No optical drive (we do carry stock of some with DVD-RW drives)".
Been a little while since I've seen one of these, probably 6 months or so, great little machines and well built. Ageing technology but still very useful.
OH needs something light/portable to take notes.... Not sure whether to buy a 12" laptop, or a chromebook or a tablet with keyboard.....
Does the 10% eBay code work on any eBay item at any price as it says for tyres??
These are great candidates for Hackintoshing if they have a compatible WiFi card. My wife and I both use these with El Capitan / Clover and they run it perfectly. I use one for web development and design and my wife uses it for music production just fine.

You'll occasionally find batches of these for cheaper than this price on eBay (office upgrades often end up with a bunch these sold cheaply) but this is still a good price for a solid and reliable machine.
Can you upgrade the ram and hard drive?

Does the 10% eBay code work on any eBay item at any price as it says for … Does the 10% eBay code work on any eBay item at any price as it says for tyres??


wow really? lol

Can you upgrade the ram and hard drive?



A cheap SSD drive would be your first upgrade on this. It makes a big difference.

I dont think you need more RAM than 4GB. If you do need more ram that that, this probably isnt the machine for you

Can you upgrade the ram and hard drive?



It can be - it can take a maximum of 16GB of RAM (2x8GB DDR3 DIMMs) and 2 x 2.5" 9.5mm HDDs/SSHDs/SSDs (the 2nd storage device via a 2nd HDD Caddy, which can be purchased cheaply off of eBay) - it doesn't have support for MSATA SSDs though.

EDIT - It can also handle 2nd Gen i7 Quad Core CPUs as well (i.e. i7-2630QM) and here's a couple of handy links to refer to.

HP Elitebook 2560P Owner's Lounge [version 2.0] - HP Business Class Notebooks - Tech|Inferno Forums

HP EliteBook 2560p Owners Lounge | NotebookReview

I will say though that they have been listed cheaper in the past and at this price it is a bit to high (that's my opinion though) - for a little bit more you could purchase the 2570p (the successor to the 2560p) which has native support for i7 2nd & 3rd Gen i7 Quad Core CPUs and has native USB 3 support.
what do you need to look out for when you're switching a hard drive to an SSD?

If you can buy 120gb SSDs on eBay for £20 why don't these companies switch them over and charge a bit extra?

what do you need to look out for when you're switching a hard drive to an … what do you need to look out for when you're switching a hard drive to an SSD?If you can buy 120gb SSDs on eBay for £20 why don't these companies switch them over and charge a bit extra?



Whether you want to clone the existing OS & apps onto the HDD over to the SSD - you'd need an external USB enclosure for hosting the SSD & a USB stick for booting off of the laptop with the cloning software. After it's done do the swap and confirm that the alignment for the partitions is alright.

Fresh OS install (which I always do) would require the OS installation media (i.e. DVD, USB stick, etc) to install the OS from scratch and then the downloading of any additional device drivers required along with OS patching.
had one of this model a month ago from this seller with smaller 80gb hd.
in excellent condition, everything working, with just a small scratch on the lid.
a real quality machine, whats not to like at this price ?

Fresh OS install (which I always do) would require the OS installation … Fresh OS install (which I always do) would require the OS installation media (i.e. DVD, USB stick, etc) to install the OS from scratch and then the downloading of any additional device drivers required along with OS patching.


But is it as simple as buying a 2.5" SSD and switching them over?
I'm not of a technology mind.lol
My daughter needs a new lap top for school etc. Would this be a good buy? Thanks.

I'm not of a technology mind.lolMy daughter needs a new lap top for … I'm not of a technology mind.lolMy daughter needs a new lap top for school etc. Would this be a good buy? Thanks.



I'd say she would be better off with a larger screen. 12.5 is great for being portable but if it's just going to sit on a desk or her lap 99% of the time then something 14inch or larger would be best. What is your budget?

Whether you want to clone the existing OS & apps onto the HDD over to the … Whether you want to clone the existing OS & apps onto the HDD over to the SSD - you'd need an external USB enclosure for hosting the SSD & a USB stick for booting off of the laptop with the cloning software. After it's done do the swap and confirm that the alignment for the partitions is alright.Fresh OS install (which I always do) would require the OS installation media (i.e. DVD, USB stick, etc) to install the OS from scratch and then the downloading of any additional device drivers required along with OS patching.



All you need is one of these

amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1

And one of the many free programs to clone the drive.

I bought a cheapie Dell desktop and did just this today (needed a caddy to mount the smaller drive in a desktop)

I've now a 120GB primary drive with the O/S on it, and a 1TB secondary drive (that i had lying about)


But is it as simple as buying a 2.5" SSD and switching them over?



Other than cloning the drive which is a doddle with free software, then thats pretty much it.

I'll post the name of the S/W i used today the next time i go upstairs and have a look at the PC i did today
would you need to clone the drive? wouldn't a fresh install work?

would you need to clone the drive? wouldn't a fresh install work?



If you have a disk or copy of the relevant ISO file to make the bootable USB to do the fresh install then it wouldn't be an issue for you.

The only thing to make sure you do first is to download the current set of drivers. Or at the very least the following ones

- Wifi (if you are planning to use a wifi connection)
- Lan (if you are planning to use a wired connection)
- Display drivers (more as a back up if windows doesn't play ball [99% of the time it will do fine]).

Everything else beyond that you can generally sort afterwards/through windows update.
you'd hope that Win7/10 would at least have generic wireless drivers available to prevent this.

you'd hope that Win7/10 would at least have generic wireless drivers … you'd hope that Win7/10 would at least have generic wireless drivers available to prevent this.



Win 10 does but Win 7 doesnt. You need to activate Win7 before you can upgrade to Win 10 so you'll either need network drivers added or wireless drivers added.

would you need to clone the drive? wouldn't a fresh install work?



If you want to find a Win7 install disk, find all the drivers and do the install yes, however for the sake of a £6.99 cable i'd be cloning it
Anyone know the weight on this?

I'd say she would be better off with a larger screen. 12.5 is great for … I'd say she would be better off with a larger screen. 12.5 is great for being portable but if it's just going to sit on a desk or her lap 99% of the time then something 14inch or larger would be best. What is your budget?


Thanks for the reply. Tbh as cheap as possible but up to £300 ish. l had not thought of the screen size.

I'd say she would be better off with a larger screen. 12.5 is great for … I'd say she would be better off with a larger screen. 12.5 is great for being portable but if it's just going to sit on a desk or her lap 99% of the time then something 14inch or larger would be best. What is your budget?


The main thing's would be battery life with it not being connect to the mains and speed of the laptop.

Anyone know the weight on this?



According to the results of a google search, 2kg
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