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Refurbished FIVETECH Flex 11.6" Touch Convertible Laptop Intel N4000, 4GB / 32GB - £79.99 Delivered (using code) @ Laptop Outlet / eBay
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Refurbished FIVETECH Flex 11.6" Touch Convertible Laptop Intel N4000, 4GB / 32GB - £79.99 Delivered (using code) @ Laptop Outlet / eBay

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Posted 27th Feb

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Use the code PAID20 to get it for £79.99
Pretty decent offer for an entry level but FULL HD touchscreen laptop.

Condition is : Manufacturer refurbished

Seller notes: “They are thoroughly tested to be in full working order, professionally refurbished, data wiped and restored to Factory default state. Cosmetically they would bear marks and moderate to heavy scratches, marks or dents. None of these will affect the functionality of the product. They may be in replacement packaging might have non-original accessories. Non-essential accessories (Manuals / etc) may be missing. They come with 6 months warranty.”
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Release Year: 2017
Manufacturer Colour: Silver
Features: Touchscreen
Graphics Processing Type:
Integrated/On-Board Graphics
Screen Size: 11.6 in
MPN: GE009
Type: Notebook/Laptop
Connectivity: USB 2.0, HDMI, USB 3.0
Condition Status: Refurbished
Colour: Silver
EAN: 787099155070
Storage Type: eMMC
Brand: FIVETECH
Processor: Intel Celeron
Model: FIVETECH Flex
Operating System: Windows 10
Primary Drive: No DVD Drive
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Touch Screen: Yes
RAM Size: 32 GB
Custom Bundle: No
Processor Speed: 1.10 GHz
Warranty: 6 Month
Most Suitable For: Casual Computing
Country/Region of Manufacture:
China UPC: 0787099155070
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I have one of these. They are GeoFlex rebrands, they have a FIVETECH sticker over all of the GeoFlex labels, I just peeled mine off cause they look crap. Build quality is quite high, hinge feels good and also the keyboard. It is a bit on the heavy side, mainly because of the aluminium I think. I use it with Geforce Now and it works really well (when my WiFi is good) Screen is very good quality, good colour saturation and the ppi is decent at 1080p. I purchased a 256gb m.2 off Amazon for it, but bear in mind it's a different form factor than regular m.2 (it's the short type I can't remember what version they call it)

However, there are a few negatives. Firstly the touchscreen on mine is very hit and miss, sometimes it works on startup, sometimes it doesn't. Also even though the screen looks good, mine has a faint halo which I'm guessing is something showing through the panel itself. It's not noticable other than when the screen is displaying dark colours or actual black. Still a bit annoying though.

My friend also purchased the exact same laptop at the same time, his was not so good, WiFi card kept dissapearing and in the end he sent it back. I paid a tenner more than this and it still feels worth it. The performance isn't lightning quick but it beats out most of the low end netbooks for the price. It looks quite stylish, and even though it has intel 600 graphics, it will actually play wow classic on the lowest settings. But, as I say if you pair it with Geforce now you can get yourself a decent little on the go gaming laptop for 80 quid.

Edit: Also battery life is good, lasts 3-4 hours when I'm streaming on highest brightness. Performance for day to day tasks is ok, it will have moments where you notice it, but I certainly wouldn't say it runs like a dog. Nobody's expecting Ryzen 3950x performance for 80 quid.
Edited by: "DroppedTheMike" 27th Feb
aidan.conway27/02/2020 12:42

Somebody was claiming this last time around, threatened to buy one and …Somebody was claiming this last time around, threatened to buy one and prove us wrong, but nothing came of it....According to Geoflex, the Curry's / Dixons part, in Warrington, they don't, or don't on their brands of them. I had an issue with a trackpad and they emailed me software to fix it and I asked them whilst I was on a few months ago, as they would make very cheap tills if the SSD could be increased on them, for temp bars etc. As far as I can work out, their ranges are 100% identical? We need someone to bite the bullet, buy one and let the rest of us know for sure?


I've bitten that bullet. Will let you know tomorrow regarding quality, SSD upgrade, etc. Cheers.
80 quid and full HD....could be a nice wee internet browser and PDF / magazine reader...
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Nice deal apart from the 32gb ssd.
Maybe there is a M2 SATA slot to use an SSD but this is not confirmed... would be brilliant with that....
Ssd upgradable?
Grade C?
Not on these, I think it is the 3x or the equivalent of the GeoFlex 3X that has the slot on the bottom. Shame!!
aidan.conway27/02/2020 12:11

Not on these, I think it is the 3x or the equivalent of the GeoFlex 3X …Not on these, I think it is the 3x or the equivalent of the GeoFlex 3X that has the slot on the bottom. Shame!!


Some GeoFlexs have the m2 slot, mostly the earlier ones and only those with the n4000 processor AFAIK. I've had one and it was really quick with a WD green inside. Relatively speaking of course! My same spec Chromebook is still faster of course.
sisqoboy27/02/2020 12:03

Maybe there is a M2 SATA slot to use an SSD but this is not confirmed... …Maybe there is a M2 SATA slot to use an SSD but this is not confirmed... would be brilliant with that....


In that case, I'd avoid this.

With an M2 it'll be ok to do the basics, though I've used similar and they can be more than a little sluggish
You can always return if it doesn't I guess.
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Tempted doe a cheap holiday laptop. 32gb is a pain though. Is it possible to delete previous Windows file to free up space or any other work around?
Anyone know if you can load Linux on theses
Somebody was claiming this last time around, threatened to buy one and prove us wrong, but nothing came of it....
According to Geoflex, the Curry's / Dixons part, in Warrington, they don't, or don't on their brands of them. I had an issue with a trackpad and they emailed me software to fix it and I asked them whilst I was on a few months ago, as they would make very cheap tills if the SSD could be increased on them, for temp bars etc. As far as I can work out, their ranges are 100% identical? We need someone to bite the bullet, buy one and let the rest of us know for sure?
aidan.conway27/02/2020 12:42

Somebody was claiming this last time around, threatened to buy one and …Somebody was claiming this last time around, threatened to buy one and prove us wrong, but nothing came of it....According to Geoflex, the Curry's / Dixons part, in Warrington, they don't, or don't on their brands of them. I had an issue with a trackpad and they emailed me software to fix it and I asked them whilst I was on a few months ago, as they would make very cheap tills if the SSD could be increased on them, for temp bars etc. As far as I can work out, their ranges are 100% identical? We need someone to bite the bullet, buy one and let the rest of us know for sure?


I've bitten that bullet. Will let you know tomorrow regarding quality, SSD upgrade, etc. Cheers.
Is there anything out there cheaper? Just after something for my dad to surf on..
80 quid and full HD....could be a nice wee internet browser and PDF / magazine reader...
Storage Type: eMMC
Better going to their website as an "A" condition one is £79.99 plus you get an extra 5% off if you are a student.
geekshallinherittheearth27/02/2020 13:36

Better going to their website as an "A" condition one is £79.99 plus you …Better going to their website as an "A" condition one is £79.99 plus you get an extra 5% off if you are a student.


Just checked C grade is £94
geekshallinherittheearth27/02/2020 13:36

Better going to their website as an "A" condition one is £79.99 plus you …Better going to their website as an "A" condition one is £79.99 plus you get an extra 5% off if you are a student.


Link please?
aidan.conway27/02/2020 12:42

Somebody was claiming this last time around, threatened to buy one and …Somebody was claiming this last time around, threatened to buy one and prove us wrong, but nothing came of it....According to Geoflex, the Curry's / Dixons part, in Warrington, they don't, or don't on their brands of them. I had an issue with a trackpad and they emailed me software to fix it and I asked them whilst I was on a few months ago, as they would make very cheap tills if the SSD could be increased on them, for temp bars etc. As far as I can work out, their ranges are 100% identical? We need someone to bite the bullet, buy one and let the rest of us know for sure?


Hi, myself and others own or have owned these and some have the m2 slot, some don't. I posted photo evidence last time this deal came around I subsequently sold the flex and bought a cheap GeoBook 1M (FiveTech 1M) and this doesn't have the slot. I am using a Samsung Fit 128GB thumb drive for Windows 10 and it is much better than the onboard eMMC.
Edited by: "SClub" 27th Feb
skedone27/02/2020 12:41

Anyone know if you can load Linux on theses


As far as I remember Mint was OK with some trackpad issues. CloudReady works great, except the trackpad crashes after a few minutes. You have to log off and back on for it to work again, but it stops responding again shortly after. Annoying but I'm not geeky enough to dig deeper.
You really want the quad core N5000 if you can find it. The chip is nice and efficient but a dual core Celeron/Atom like this, is easily overwhelmed.
Decent resolution - Might do as a game streaming device... (XCloud / GeForce Now / PS Now / Stadia)?
Edited by: "BubaMan" 27th Feb
Any recommendations for something around £100 for my 9 year old daughter? Mainly for browsing the internet, using Microsoft office and maybe playing Sims or other games like that.
aidan.conway27/02/2020 12:42

Somebody was claiming this last time around, threatened to buy one and …Somebody was claiming this last time around, threatened to buy one and prove us wrong, but nothing came of it....According to Geoflex, the Curry's / Dixons part, in Warrington, they don't, or don't on their brands of them. I had an issue with a trackpad and they emailed me software to fix it and I asked them whilst I was on a few months ago, as they would make very cheap tills if the SSD could be increased on them, for temp bars etc. As far as I can work out, their ranges are 100% identical? We need someone to bite the bullet, buy one and let the rest of us know for sure?


A safe mode
Pimpson27/02/2020 16:43

Any recommendations for something around £100 for my 9 year old daughter? …Any recommendations for something around £100 for my 9 year old daughter? Mainly for browsing the internet, using Microsoft office and maybe playing Sims or other games like that.


Omg...kids should not have an access to internet whatsoever as we know how them grow up nowadays
Pimpson27/02/2020 16:43

Any recommendations for something around £100 for my 9 year old daughter? …Any recommendations for something around £100 for my 9 year old daughter? Mainly for browsing the internet, using Microsoft office and maybe playing Sims or other games like that.


Probably an ex-lease ThinkPad or something similar. There’s an X240 for £108 available, though I don’t rate the seller. You get a lot more performance for the money then. These Fivetech machines are mostly about portability and battery life, not performance or storage.
MaxxHaze27/02/2020 12:17

Tempted doe a cheap holiday laptop. 32gb is a pain though. Is it possible …Tempted doe a cheap holiday laptop. 32gb is a pain though. Is it possible to delete previous Windows file to free up space or any other work around?


I find Privazer helps. You can download to a USB then run it as a portable version. It asks you if you want to remove old Windows files AND old Windows updates when you first run it. Reclaims quite a bit of space. That's my personal preference and I've never had any issues with it over the last 5+ years
plewis0027/02/2020 17:21

Probably an ex-lease ThinkPad or something similar. There’s an X240 for £ …Probably an ex-lease ThinkPad or something similar. There’s an X240 for £108 available, though I don’t rate the seller. You get a lot more performance for the money then. These Fivetech machines are mostly about portability and battery life, not performance or storage.



What is battery life like? Baring in mind they're refurbished this could be crucial. At least with Lenovo machines you can be sure about sourcing aftermarket batteries at a reasonable price.

Performance looks to be in the range of a 12-year-old Core Duo 2 processor (fine for wordprocessing or light tasks)
cpubenchmark.net/cpu…239
I have one of these. They are GeoFlex rebrands, they have a FIVETECH sticker over all of the GeoFlex labels, I just peeled mine off cause they look crap. Build quality is quite high, hinge feels good and also the keyboard. It is a bit on the heavy side, mainly because of the aluminium I think. I use it with Geforce Now and it works really well (when my WiFi is good) Screen is very good quality, good colour saturation and the ppi is decent at 1080p. I purchased a 256gb m.2 off Amazon for it, but bear in mind it's a different form factor than regular m.2 (it's the short type I can't remember what version they call it)

However, there are a few negatives. Firstly the touchscreen on mine is very hit and miss, sometimes it works on startup, sometimes it doesn't. Also even though the screen looks good, mine has a faint halo which I'm guessing is something showing through the panel itself. It's not noticable other than when the screen is displaying dark colours or actual black. Still a bit annoying though.

My friend also purchased the exact same laptop at the same time, his was not so good, WiFi card kept dissapearing and in the end he sent it back. I paid a tenner more than this and it still feels worth it. The performance isn't lightning quick but it beats out most of the low end netbooks for the price. It looks quite stylish, and even though it has intel 600 graphics, it will actually play wow classic on the lowest settings. But, as I say if you pair it with Geforce now you can get yourself a decent little on the go gaming laptop for 80 quid.

Edit: Also battery life is good, lasts 3-4 hours when I'm streaming on highest brightness. Performance for day to day tasks is ok, it will have moments where you notice it, but I certainly wouldn't say it runs like a dog. Nobody's expecting Ryzen 3950x performance for 80 quid.
Edited by: "DroppedTheMike" 27th Feb
For the price it's cheap. It will run like an absolute dog. Cold
sbc00127/02/2020 12:00

Nice deal apart from the 32gb ssd.


Find this more off-putting tbh "Cosmetically they would bear marks and moderate to heavy scratches, marks or dents."
Raspberry27/02/2020 17:57

What is battery life like? Baring in mind they're refurbished this could …What is battery life like? Baring in mind they're refurbished this could be crucial. At least with Lenovo machines you can be sure about sourcing aftermarket batteries at a reasonable price.Performance looks to be in the range of a 12-year-old Core Duo 2 processor (fine for wordprocessing or light tasks)https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Celeron+N4000+%40+1.10GHz&id=3239


For what? This laptop or an ex-lease? This one is frugal with power so it’ll last ages and stay cool but performance will be weak especially with just an eMMC drive - I find this kind of thing is ok for light work when you’re not in a rush.

An X240 might last 2-4 hours or longer with a good battery but performance will be up with modern PCs and it supports modern components and easily upgraded too.
If it helps anyone I picked one of these up last time they were on sale for this price. The one I got didn't have the ssd slot and the touch screen wouldn't work in windows 10 v1909.

This being said it's fast enough for basic office and Web usage but it's great for game streaming. I use parsec or steam in home streaming to run the games on my desktop and stream to the geo book and it handles 1080p@60fps no problem, but battery doesn't last that long when I do, lasts hours doing other guff.

Anyway for the price they are a great buy, and if you are wanting a little laptop to do remote desktop or streaming on its superb. Cheaper than good android tablets.
Pimpson27/02/2020 16:43

Any recommendations for something around £100 for my 9 year old daughter? …Any recommendations for something around £100 for my 9 year old daughter? Mainly for browsing the internet, using Microsoft office and maybe playing Sims or other games like that.


I think this Fivetech Flex laptop is about as good as you're going to get for sub £100. Albeit, I question how well Windows 10 will work on it due to the slow processor and emmc. But for a young person, this would be just fine. An added bonus is the touchscreen, I've seen very few laptops at this price range with these specs. For a child I think a touchscreen would be very beneficial.

Take a look at the Argos store on Ebay, loads of decent refurbished laptops for around the £100 mark. Got one of my laptops on there about a year ago for £85 and it is still running great!!! It has the same processor as this laptop above but I run linux on it not Windows as that was wayyyyyy too slow.

Anyways, hope that helps.
Got it last time ot was posted here. No SSD expansion, got small SanDisk USB3 128GB dongle if need storage. Keep it at work instead of carrying my laptop from home. Pretty much using for being online - mail, browsing etc. Handles multiple tabs open in Chrome without any issues. I'm actually surprised how decent it is. Will be taking on holidays as small, lightweight laptop with me.
SClub27/02/2020 12:16

Some GeoFlexs have the m2 slot, mostly the earlier ones and only those …Some GeoFlexs have the m2 slot, mostly the earlier ones and only those with the n4000 processor AFAIK. I've had one and it was really quick with a WD green inside. Relatively speaking of course! My same spec Chromebook is still faster of course.


How well do android apps work on a Chromebook these days?
steve.sidwell27/02/2020 12:56

Is there anything out there cheaper? Just after something for my dad to …Is there anything out there cheaper? Just after something for my dad to surf on..


Honestly, if he just wants something to surf the web and read, he’ll probably get more mileage from a cheap ipad.

My parents are much happier with their 2017 ipad than they were with a cheap laptop. Web browser, news apps, audiobooks, music and video apps always working and always up-to date and with long battery life and easy to carry around. They also use it to have video calls with my kids.

Sure, a renewed/refurbished iPad 9.7 will cost double this on Amazon, but I’d say it’s more than worth it for the comfort, simplicity and virtually 0 hassle
elliot123427/02/2020 20:12

I think this Fivetech Flex laptop is about as good as you're going to get …I think this Fivetech Flex laptop is about as good as you're going to get for sub £100. Albeit, I question how well Windows 10 will work on it due to the slow processor and emmc. But for a young person, this would be just fine. An added bonus is the touchscreen, I've seen very few laptops at this price range with these specs. For a child I think a touchscreen would be very beneficial. Take a look at the Argos store on Ebay, loads of decent refurbished laptops for around the £100 mark. Got one of my laptops on there about a year ago for £85 and it is still running great!!! It has the same processor as this laptop above but I run linux on it not Windows as that was wayyyyyy too slow. Anyways, hope that helps.


Thanks for taking the time to reply
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Pimpson27/02/2020 16:43

Any recommendations for something around £100 for my 9 year old daughter? …Any recommendations for something around £100 for my 9 year old daughter? Mainly for browsing the internet, using Microsoft office and maybe playing Sims or other games like that.


Maybe a tablet and if you really want the keyboard you can get it separate, either as a case with keyboard or a bluetooth/wired keyboard? The Lenovo M10 tablet is £99.99 at Argos and is a very good one.
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