Refurbed Lenovo X200 Core 2 Duo 2.26Ghz Laptop - 3Gb - 160Gb - Vista - Wi-Fi - Bigpockets - £173.99
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Refurbed Lenovo X200 Core 2 Duo 2.26Ghz Laptop - 3Gb - 160Gb - Vista - Wi-Fi - Bigpockets - £173.99

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Found 4th Nov 2011
Excellent price for a laptop that has a fast core 2 duo and is built as a to a very high standard. 12" screen, so between a laptop and netbook - ultraportable. 10 available and includes free delivery.

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hmm this puts me off abit:

"The useable battery life of used laptop batteries can vary greatly from model to model. Therefore we guarantee the batteries in our used/refurbished laptops will last for a minimum of 10 minuites. In most cases they will hold a much longer charge, but due to the nature of used batteries, this is the minimum time we can guarantee."

Original Poster

I think that's their standard disclaimer - I'm not sure if any sellers of used laptops guarantee their batteries do the? I certainly wouldn't - used batteries can fail quite quickly. Personally I'd look out for a cheap 9 cell battery on ebay, they last for ages.

Not good at all. Too old laptop, no touchpad, no information about battery. £174 is not cheap at all. Stay away.

Voted hot before I knew it was a refurb, and no optical drive. Can I change my mind?

Vista....

Original Poster

Best way to find out what these are worth is to do a completed items search on ebay. They go for more than this. They aren't low quality consumer laptops.

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Deliberately misleading post...reported

Whats misleading about it? It seems a good deal for the model.

Banned

buy my laptop for £150.

Its pretty my dead & battery lasts 10 minutes (if your lucky) . A bit of silver paint & it will be fine.
Edited by: "YouDontWantToKnow" 4th Nov 2011

jp24

Whats misleading about it? It seems a good deal for the model.



+1 - Okay it's a refurb but at the same time it will be a lot more powerful than a netbook (i.e. Intel C2D CPU, larger screen resolution, etc) plus this model was a good one IMHO and also you don't see the bulk of the netbooks/light weight laptops out there having integrated optical drives (the norm would be an external USB CD/DVD drive).

Add the cost of an external drive and W7 and it would add up.

For a 2008 machine the spec was pretty good.

£150 tops in today's market though.

Banned

cold deal

lowrieh1

Voted hot before I knew it was a refurb, and no optical drive. Can I … Voted hot before I knew it was a refurb, and no optical drive. Can I change my mind?



You can change your mind, but not your vote.

Hot deal here. Consider that it's a X-series laptop which means ultraportable and performance.

Learn to differentiate this item between those netbooks, Dell and Advent.

You will not be able to get a similar product, other than Macbook Air, with such spec and weight.

vbbgold

Not good at all. Too old laptop, no touchpad, no information about … Not good at all. Too old laptop, no touchpad, no information about battery. £174 is not cheap at all. Stay away.


Have you ever tried lenovo's red dot ? There is no need for a touchpad at all on all X-series model.

lowrieh1

Voted hot before I knew it was a refurb, and no optical drive. Can I … Voted hot before I knew it was a refurb, and no optical drive. Can I change my mind?


X-series drops the rarely-used optical drive for being light, it is not something new.




Edited by: "kafability" 6th Nov 2011

Even though it's a refurb, £174 for a C2D X-series is a good deal.
Solid machines, I've worked on a few.

The only downside is Vista, but that is fixable.

Great price I think for the spec. These machines are solid and miles better than a netbook. It's unlikely you will get a 10 minute batter!

Original Poster

Mascherano

cold deal


Where is a better one?

very good deal, ordered two!

alived

very good deal, ordered two!



Considering ordering one myself - just having a look around to see if there are any active discount codes left that will work with Bigpockets; if I can find one I will definetely order one as I can use it to replace a netbook I still have.

Scotty Boy

Considering ordering one myself - just having a look around to see if … Considering ordering one myself - just having a look around to see if there are any active discount codes left that will work with Bigpockets; if I can find one I will definetely order one as I can use it to replace a netbook I still have.



have you found any code?

marquis

have you found any code?



Not yet I'm afraid as I had to stop to help out a mate - I'll post if I can find a valid code (probably be free within the next hour).

Edit - Finished up with my mate and checked out the search results - unfortunately none of the discount codes are working. From what I can see the most recent ones are from the end of 2009 and into the early half of 2010; after that there is no more discount codes being listed as being active...b*gger!

Here's some resource links to help out those that have bought or are considering buying (I'm looking to probably buy, just sorting out the money for it - got to give up beer for two weeks!).

Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Specs & Resources via ThinkWiki

Lenovo - Hardware Maintenance Manual - ThinkPad X200, X200s, X200si, X201, X201i and X201s

Crucial UK - Computer Memory Upgrades for Lenovo ThinkPad X200 (All Types) Laptop/Notebook - Note: There is evidence to show that the X200 can actually handle 8GB of memory; the third last link on this post is to a thread on the NotebookReview Forum covering this but would suggest looking into it further if you want to go down that route.

Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Review Discussion - NotebookReview Forum

SSD on Thinkpad X200 - NotebookReview Forum

CPU upgrade for x200 - NotebookReview Forum - Note: CPU is soldered onto the motherboard according to this link but could be wrong just needs to be checked out further.

X200 RAM Question - NotebookReview Forum

Edit - Just a quick note to show that the CPU bundled with this laptop is the Intel C2D P8400 based upon the speed of the CPU listed by Bigpockets and also the series breakdown provided via the ThinkWiki link (first one in this post). More information about this CPU can be obtained from this link - Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P8400 (3M Cache, 2.26 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB).

Edit 2 - Note that there are several batteries types listed for the X200 over on the Amazon UK website; the prices are mixed but at least that way gives members an idea on where to purchase them if the bundled battery is a lower cell model and. There's also a number of 65w and 90w mains power adapters over there in case you want to purchase a second one to use (i.e. leave one at home & take the other when your travelling away).

Edit 3 - A good visual guide for referring to hardware changes to the X200 (i.e. hard disk swap out, RAM swap out, etc) can be found at the Lenovo Service and Support Training website; via the links on the left-hand side of that website go to Notebooks > ThinkPad > X Series > X200 and within it you'll the hardware manual (already linked earlier in the post) but also videos showing the exact steps involved.

it will be great if they can tell what exact model is. then it will be easy to find out whether it is possbile to diy the webcam.

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Great post, ScottyBoy

Mascherano

Great post, ScottyBoy



No probs mate - glad to be of some help plus it should help out those who are buying and want to look into possible hardware upgrades further down the line.

Scotty Boy

From what I can see the webcam is optional for the X200 series - DIY … From what I can see the webcam is optional for the X200 series - DIY solution is possible (according to this link Notebookreview Forum - Adding Integrated Webcam x200 - Page 2 but that poster references contacting Lenovo for purchasing the webcam component and also a replacement bezel.IMHO cost wise you would probably be better off getting an external webcam instead - there were a number of deals recently for Logitech webcams via Amazon UK and other resellers from what I can remember.Edit - Here's a few of the recent deals for consideration; note with BestBuy I think there's a discount code floating around plus there should be the potential of cashback via TopCashBack or Quidco.£14.99p Plus Free Delivery - Logitech C270 HD Webcam: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & AccessoriesLogitech C270 HD Webcam 14.99 Delivered @ BestBuy - HotUKDealsLogitech HD Webcam C510 (Advertised as £19.99) @ Logitech - HotUKDealsEdit 2 - Head's up, was reading through the thread over at the Notebookreview Forum and it appears that the bezel doesn't need to be replaced - here's the direct link to that specific post (dated 03-27-2009 @ 08:43 PM)."I thought I'd update you on the installation of the webcam into my X200.First off, it was pretty straight forward but there a few things you will encounter while doing this.Attached are the pictures.First off, the part # you need to order is...FRU 42W8015 --> $44.80US + shippingIt comes with the camera, mounting bracket, and inset sticker with the camera hole. There is no need to order a new bezel, just peel the sticker away from your bezel and you'll see the holes.Step 1: Removing the BezelHere is an awesome video from Lenovo that shows you how to do it. Find the LCD Disassembly video.Lenovo Service and Support TrainingStep 2: Removing the spongeYou will find that there is a sponge stuck on top of the Thinklight where the camera needs to go. Remove the sponge. You will also see the connector for the camera.You can also remove the two set screws at the top.Step 3: Moving the Wifi AntennaThere is an antenna in the way. You need to take out the four screws holding the LCD screen in place. Once you remove them, you can lift up the screen (gently) and peel back the antenna tape. Before I could move the antenna to the right, I had to peel back two tapes. After you move it, restick the antenna tape and tuck the extra wire in the corner.Step 4: Plugging in the CameraRemove the protective tape from the camera connector. The connector to the camera has a protective tape on it, so you need to peel it off. Then you can plug the connector into the camera itself.Step 5: Mounting the cameraWith the sponge gone, you can now mount the camera. To do this you have to remove the two set screws. Follow the instructions in the X200 Hardware manual.Section 2040 - Page 115Step 6: Replace the inset sticker for the camera into your bezel.Step 7: Remount the BezelI had no problem taking the bezel off and/or remounting it.Just follow the instructions in the Lenovo video.That's it! Start-up your computer and Vista will recognize the new hardware. It worked right away with Skype and Google.My X200 is great and now even better with the camera."




as far as i know, there are only certain models which can be installed webcam.

but thanks so much for the info.

marquis

as far as i know, there are only certain models which can be installed … as far as i know, there are only certain models which can be installed webcam. but thanks so much for the info.



No probs mate - I'm sure once the laptops are delivered we'll all have a better idea then, with they're specific model numbers on them; I would assume they are all the same model number as generally Bigpockets purchase the laptops/desktops in bulk from what I've heard about them but then again I could be wrong!

Heat added, went for one of these for word processing and internet browsing.

cat123

Heat added, went for one of these for word processing and internet … Heat added, went for one of these for word processing and internet browsing.



I'm ordering later on tonight - just finishing off a list of items that I can sell off to a CeX store, so I have enough funds to cover buying it; best thing is I have all the spare hardware available to upgrade the memory, swap out the hard disk (got a spare 750GB hard disk to install) plus I might upgrade the wireless card as well if the bundled card only supports class A/B/G wireless networks.

Scotty Boy

I'm ordering later on tonight - just finishing off a list of items … I'm ordering later on tonight - just finishing off a list of items that I can sell off to a CeX store, so I have enough funds to cover buying it; best thing is I have all the spare hardware available to upgrade the memory, swap out the hard disk (got a spare 750GB hard disk to install) plus I might upgrade the wireless card as well if the bundled card only supports class A/B/G wireless networks.



I just jumped in because it looks decent for my needs. I might upgrade later on but I'll wait and see if I need to first. I'm mainly going to be using this for microsoft office and some web browsing so hopefully the current set up will be more than adequate.

cat123

I just jumped in because it looks decent for my needs. I might upgrade … I just jumped in because it looks decent for my needs. I might upgrade later on but I'll wait and see if I need to first. I'm mainly going to be using this for microsoft office and some web browsing so hopefully the current set up will be more than adequate.



It's more than enough to cover your needs mate.

can you please post the model number and whether it can diy webcam when you receive it? thanks.

marquis

can you please post the model number and whether it can diy webcam when … can you please post the model number and whether it can diy webcam when you receive it? thanks.



No worries mate.

Just ordered great price, will replace my eee pc 901. Build quality should be rock solid as its a Thinkpad (magnesium chassis etc) Cheers OP

Ordered (at last!) - now showing two of them left in stock now if other members are still interested.

Original Poster

I finally ordered one too. The last one, if their stock system is to be believed. Had an x60 and it was excellent, and the reviews for this are excellent. No just got to find the money to pay for it!

Scotty Boy

Ordered (at last!) - now showing two of them left in stock now if other … Ordered (at last!) - now showing two of them left in stock now if other members are still interested.



F**k!!! My credit card lot have cancelled my order as a fraudulent transaction! Bl00dy gutted as this was just what I needed - opened up a ticket to with Bigpockets to see what they can do.

My order was too cancelled. WTF! I hope I get money back

Original Poster

Sorry to hear that - I ordered on paypal, will have to see what happens - pretty poor thing to happen though, doesn't give you any confidence about the company! I last used them years ago and they were alright, but may well have changed ownership numerous times since then.

alived

My order was too cancelled. WTF! I hope I get money back



Was it your credit card company that declined the order or Bigpockets?
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