Refurbished - IBM T410 Intel i5 2.67Ghz Laptop- 3000rpm Dundee £198.97
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Refurbished - IBM T410 Intel i5 2.67Ghz Laptop- 3000rpm Dundee £198.97

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Found 28th Jan 2014
3000RPM refurbished laptops come with a full 30 day warranty which can be extended to 3 or 6 month warranty.
Model IBM T410 Laptop
CPU / Processor Intel i5 2.67Ghz
Hard Drive Size 250GB
RAM / Memory Size 4GB)
Optical Drive(s) DVD
Internet Connection Gigabtye LAN (Wired), Built-In Wireless
Screen Size 14" XGA TFT
Condition Refurbished
Warranty 30 Day Return To Base, Optional 3 or 6 Month.
Operating System Win 7 Preinstalled

Extra:

3 Month Warranty Upgrade £10.00

6 Month Warranty Upgrade £14.99

Dell available as well for extra £50ish

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107 Comments

Personally I wouldn't go for it as it's an older model laptop (unless I'm mistaken) so no USB3, 'small' 250gb HDD and only 30 days warranty.

I'd prefer an i3 refurb from Argos for £60 more with a years warranty. I wonder how a newer i3 would compare to an older i5?...

Sorry to nerf your deal but it's obviously just my opinion, others may disagree.

Original Poster


you can add 6 months for £15ish

escortboy

Personally I wouldn't go for it as it's an older model laptop (unless I'm … Personally I wouldn't go for it as it's an older model laptop (unless I'm mistaken) so no USB3, 'small' 250gb HDD and only 30 days warranty.I'd prefer an i3 refurb from Argos for £60 more with a years warranty. I wonder how a newer i3 would compare to an older i5?...Sorry to nerf your deal but it's obviously just my opinion, others may disagree.



dante2000

you can add 6 months for £15ish



Not bad but you are edging ever closer to the Argos eBay deals. I've posted one up just in case anyone was interested in comparing.

Original Poster

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not sure if the £50 extra is justified, I Would rather spend that money on a SSD. Also this one is 14" which makes it a lot more portable than Toshiba from Argos. Personally I prefer a lighter laptop that I can connect to a keyboard, mouse and monitor.



escortboy

Personally I wouldn't go for it as it's an older model laptop (unless I'm … Personally I wouldn't go for it as it's an older model laptop (unless I'm mistaken) so no USB3, 'small' 250gb HDD and only 30 days warranty.I'd prefer an i3 refurb from Argos for £60 more with a years warranty. I wonder how a newer i3 would compare to an older i5?...Sorry to nerf your deal but it's obviously just my opinion, others may disagree.


Edited by: "dante2000" 28th Jan 2014

escortboy

Personally I wouldn't go for it as it's an older model laptop (unless I'm … Personally I wouldn't go for it as it's an older model laptop (unless I'm mistaken) so no USB3, 'small' 250gb HDD and only 30 days warranty.I'd prefer an i3 refurb from Argos for £60 more with a years warranty. I wonder how a newer i3 would compare to an older i5?...Sorry to nerf your deal but it's obviously just my opinion, others may disagree.



Well the i3 Samsung from Argos is a lot slower. The Toshiba i3 is about the same speed. But just looking at the Toshiba you can see it's a cheap plastic built-down-to-price laptop whereas a Thinkpad T410 is the total opposite: robust, durable, serviceable (ever taken one of those plastic laptops apart?) as spare parts are very easy to find and fit. I know which I would chose.

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dante2000

Also this one is 14" which makes it a lot more portable than Toshiba … Also this one is 14" which makes it a lot more portable than Toshiba from Argos. Personally I prefer a lighter laptop that I can connect to a keyboard, mouse and monitor.



These will last through pretty much anything as well...I bought a Pentium T4400 version of the cheaper ThinkPad SL410 almost 4 years ago. I've carried it everywhere for that time, it has a marks but most importantly it still works! I just can't kill it - unfortunately I'd rather like to justify buying a new laptop now!

Also, the T410 is definitely a Lenovo ThinkPad rather than an IBM one...

kgrings

Well the i3 Samsung from Argos is a lot slower. The Toshiba i3 is about … Well the i3 Samsung from Argos is a lot slower. The Toshiba i3 is about the same speed. But just looking at the Toshiba you can see it's a cheap plastic built-down-to-price laptop whereas a Thinkpad T410 is the total opposite: robust, durable, serviceable (ever taken one of those plastic laptops apart?) as spare parts are very easy to find and fit. I know which I would chose.



Depends on whether you're happy to take your laptop apart and fit new bits. They are much more of a consumable item though
kgrings

Well the i3 Samsung from Argos is a lot slower. The Toshiba i3 is about … Well the i3 Samsung from Argos is a lot slower. The Toshiba i3 is about the same speed. But just looking at the Toshiba you can see it's a cheap plastic built-down-to-price laptop whereas a Thinkpad T410 is the total opposite: robust, durable, serviceable (ever taken one of those plastic laptops apart?) as spare parts are very easy to find and fit. I know which I would chose.



The i3 on the Tosh pips this one at 6.6 to 6.4.

It depends on whether people are happy to source and replace components of a laptop themselves but the way tech is moving on you will be able to get something this powerful in 2 years time for £99.99 probably....

Keeping a laptop forever isn't necessarily a financial necessity as it once was.

The 12 month warranty with Argos would give a lot more peace of mind for me personally though.

Different people want different things though...

I have a lenovo r series laptop that's over 12 Years old looks and works as brand new, that's what you get from ibm/lenovo kit bomb proof build quality

This model is very flimsy... I had on for a short while and it was very plasticy, feels cheap.

Original Poster

Argos is using DJ Henry to fix laptops (google it for reviews...). DJ Henry is using Yodel for their deliveries (google it for reviews). Add both together and you will soon realize that if you will have a problem with your laptop you will spend ages trying to sort it out.



escortboy

Personally I wouldn't go for it as it's an older model laptop (unless … Personally I wouldn't go for it as it's an older model laptop (unless I'm mistaken) so no USB3, 'small' 250gb HDD and only 30 days warranty.I'd prefer an i3 refurb from Argos for £60 more with a years warranty. I wonder how a newer i3 would compare to an older i5?...Sorry to nerf your deal but it's obviously just my opinion, others may disagree.

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Not bad but you are edging ever closer to the Argos eBay deals. I've posted one up just in case anyone was interested in comparing.[/quote]

dante2000

Argos is using DJ Henry to fix laptops (google it for reviews...). DJ … Argos is using DJ Henry to fix laptops (google it for reviews...). DJ Henry is using Yodel for their deliveries (google it for reviews). Add both together and you will soon realize that if you will have a problem with your laptop you will spend ages trying to sort it out.



Not bad but you are edging ever closer to the Argos eBay deals. I've posted one up just in case anyone was interested in comparing.[/quote][/quote]
Actually when I had a problem with my MSI, it only took about a week or so for them to collect and return it (crap chasis hard drive wouldn't boot, and I believe it stop when I applied pressure to pick it up.). I was quite happy with what I got. Had mine a year and half and the hinge went on it and crack the plastic.

i5- 520m or 540m
wouldnt recommend
though for under 200 Thats great

great solid work machine and value for money at that price!! Add an ssd and you are laughing HEAT ADDED

tazeembi

This model is very flimsy... I had on for a short while and it was very … This model is very flimsy... I had on for a short while and it was very plasticy, feels cheap.



There is nothing plastic or cheap about this laptop, build quality is as good as the rest of their T range - please do not post rubbish statements like that.
And just as every other Lenovo model it has it's own downsides, such as the touchpad, which gets worn and shiny very fast, and also fan can get a bit noisy with time. Using Trackpoint instead and some compressed air from time to time should resolve those issues.
Overall not a bad laptop, should last for ages if looked after well.
Another option to get one of those is to order from SCC, who are very reliable company. If you're not too bothered about less memory or smaller hard drive:
scctrade.co.uk/pro…-b/
Edited by: "PrivatePile" 29th Jan 2014

PrivatePile

There is nothing plastic or cheap about this laptop, build quality is as … There is nothing plastic or cheap about this laptop, build quality is as good as the rest of their T range - please do not post rubbish statements like that.And just as every other Lenovo model it has it's own downsides, such as the touchpad, which gets worn and shiny very fast, and also fan can get a bit noisy with time. Using Trackpoint instead and some compressed air from time to time should resolve those issues.Overall not a bad laptop, should last for ages if looked after well. Another option to get one of those is to order from SCC, who are very reliable company. If you're not too bothered about less memory or smaller hard drive:http://www.scctrade.co.uk/prod/lenovo-thinkpad-t410-2537-core-i5-24ghz-2gb-160gb-grade-b/



AND no power supply. You (probably) have to install or reinstall an operating system. Battery may not be good. They're never cheap enough at SSC

I have said what i did based on my experience. This T410 model is cheap and tacky. the palm rest is plasitcy.

PrivatePile

There is nothing plastic or cheap about this laptop, build quality is as … There is nothing plastic or cheap about this laptop, build quality is as good as the rest of their T range - please do not post rubbish statements like that.And just as every other Lenovo model it has it's own downsides, such as the touchpad, which gets worn and shiny very fast, and also fan can get a bit noisy with time. Using Trackpoint instead and some compressed air from time to time should resolve those issues.Overall not a bad laptop, should last for ages if looked after well. Another option to get one of those is to order from SCC, who are very reliable company. If you're not too bothered about less memory or smaller hard drive:http://www.scctrade.co.uk/prod/lenovo-thinkpad-t410-2537-core-i5-24ghz-2gb-160gb-grade-b/

Not a comment on the IBM deal, but on the i3 Tosh that is being touted as an alternative. I purchased said Tosh on 7th December from Argos ebay. It is true to say it has a poor plasticy feel, but the specs are good & up until 2 days ago my son was well pleased with his Xmas present. But, it's going back today - it has completely died !!!!

tazeembi

I have said what i did based on my experience. This T410 model is cheap … I have said what i did based on my experience. This T410 model is cheap and tacky. the palm rest is plasitcy.



i have to agree with you on palm rest it is quite flimsy and squeaky, but i haven't noticed anything bad about it other than that

escortboy

Personally I wouldn't go for it as it's an older model laptop (unless I'm … Personally I wouldn't go for it as it's an older model laptop (unless I'm mistaken) so no USB3, 'small' 250gb HDD and only 30 days warranty.



Yup, USB2 only, but it does have eSATA. Plus you can always plug in a USB3 expresscard if USB3 matters to you.

Point mention b4. IBM don't make computers anymore. This is Chinese Lenovo.

mo1965

Point mention b4. IBM don't make computers anymore. This is Chinese … Point mention b4. IBM don't make computers anymore. This is Chinese Lenovo.


And Lenovo are probably the most reliable amongst computer makers. Find me a machine which isn't built in China!

If you want to be pedantic, some of these machines are prone to fan failure if they have been heavily used (and to be honest, they probably will, because these are designed for business).

I'm sure you are aware, but there is more than 1 type of laptop. Let's compare domestic with business: The business laptops are designed to be used for around 60 hours a week over 3 years. Domestic laptops are designed for 1 hour per day over 3 years.

And there is a reason why these list priced at over £800 and the current replacement list price for this particular model is £1,045 so please don't compare this with some ole Toshiba C series (or indeed even a B or G series Lenovo)

And yes...... here's the evidence
shop.lenovo.com/gb/…30/

newsgroupmonkey

And Lenovo are probably the most reliable amongst computer makers. Find … And Lenovo are probably the most reliable amongst computer makers. Find me a machine which isn't built in China!If you want to be pedantic, some of these machines are prone to fan failure if they have been heavily used (and to be honest, they probably will, because these are designed for business).I'm sure you are aware, but there is more than 1 type of laptop. Let's compare domestic with business: The business laptops are designed to be used for around 60 hours a week over 3 years. Domestic laptops are designed for 1 hour per day over 3 years.And there is a reason why these list priced at over £800 and the current replacement list price for this particular model is £1,045 so please don't compare this with some ole Toshiba C series (or indeed even a B or G series Lenovo)And yes...... here's the evidencehttp://shop.lenovo.com/gb/en/laptops/thinkpad/t-series/t430/



My Toshiba A300 satellite isn't a business machine yet it's been used heavily for 6 years and only needed the fan to be declogged of dust - no other issues at all. I'm sure the A300 is similar to a C50..

My point was that laptops are becoming cheaper and more powerful almost every quarter and it makes older machines less and less appealing. You can see this in PC World, laptops that were expensive 6 months ago are flogged on cheaply because they 'go out of date quickly'

How long exactly would you want to nurse one of these laptops? They aren't exactly a durable item like a car. I think that typically every 3/4 years an upgrade would probably make sense, if you aren't on a very strict budget.

This is a very good laptop. Solid build, good performance, got mine from a reputable seller on eBay for £180. I've built a hackintosh from of it. It's a brilliant machine.

Really worth the money. Heat from me!

Ordered. Many thanks just what i needed.

We have hundreds of those at work. reliable work horses (but plastic quality of base is better with t400 or t420, both those are a tiny bit slimmer as all)
only fault I've seen are "FAN ERROR" but airduster or just tapping area seems to clear it and if not new fan won't be that expensive (and if you follow instructions in hardware maintenance manual, just make sure you write down which screws go where)

I ordered yesterday and have still not received order confirmation, just payment confirmation.I inquired via live chat,but that timed out and sent off the form. No response to that, so I phoned and was told to put a support ticket in. For anyone who ordered,how long did it take to receive order confirmation?
Thanks

Has anyone on this thread bought this laptop? If so can you help by answering the following:

- What are 3000rpm like to deal with? I have never dealt with them but the reviews I have found seem OK.
- Does the laptop come with a restore disc/partition or some other means of restoring Windows to factory defaults?
- What's the general condition of the laptop? Is it noticeably used?
- What's the battery life like?
- Are there any free slots to add more RAM?
- Does it come with a Windows COA?
- Is it Windows 7 64-bit or 32-bit?

The bold point is the key point to me. Hearing the term "pre-installed" makes me doubt whether it comes the ability to restore.

Thanks in advance for any replies.

violetd

I ordered yesterday and have still not received order confirmation, just … I ordered yesterday and have still not received order confirmation, just payment confirmation.I inquired via live chat,but that timed out and sent off the form. No response to that, so I phoned and was told to put a support ticket in. For anyone who ordered,how long did it take to receive order confirmation?Thanks



I ordered on 29 December and only received payment confirmation. I will update after i speak to them on Monday.

I also ordered on Frday and have heard nothing from them. On other thread,people have reported getting order confirmation from them for orders placed last night.Not impressed so far

I have now received a confirmation email; I ordered it on Wednesday 29 January.

Hi there,

I can confirm we have receieved your order for the IBM T410 laptop.

As per website can take 2-3 working days to send out the refurbished laptops as we check them all over before dispatch. This laptop was the number one deal on HOTUKDEALS and we sold hundreds so please be patient.

We have plenty of stock here and arriving over next couple of days to sort out ALL orders.

Our staff are working 24 hours a day at the moment and checking every laptop and loading the windows 7 pro and all programs so they are ready to turn on and use out the box.

We will email you on dispatch and also you will get an email from dpd. On the morning of delivery you will get an email again to confirm the 1 hour timeframe the parcel will be delivered at.

Again thank you for your order.

Dale 3000rpm Team

Just got mine too

On the other thread, some people are getting lower spec model 160hd, 2.4 ghz. Can anyone who has received theirs confirm that they received the right spec machine?
Thanks

ordered mine on 3rd recived payment conformation on 4th they still had NOT dispached it on the 6th saying your not in the last shipment but are in the newest ...so much for the 2/3 day turn over smells like **** to me lol
Edited by: "chappa" 6th Feb 2014

Yes got mine today, it's saying 276 hd.Webcam doesn't work though.Does anyone know the model number after T410 so I can try and download a new webcam drive?i.e is it a T410 2516 2518 2519 2522 2537 2538 or 2539?

digbys

Yes got mine today, it's saying 276 hd.Webcam doesn't work though.Does … Yes got mine today, it's saying 276 hd.Webcam doesn't work though.Does anyone know the model number after T410 so I can try and download a new webcam drive?i.e is it a T410 2516 2518 2519 2522 2537 2538 or 2539?

model numbers should be on the sticker on base iirc

Anyone know where the other thread with the free 32gb usb stick has disappeared to? I for one was finding it very useful.

i couldn't find it either. How long should it take to get a refund? I paid with my credit card.
Edited by: "rich6666" 9th Feb 2014

lucylettuce

Anyone know where the other thread with the free 32gb usb stick has … Anyone know where the other thread with the free 32gb usb stick has disappeared to? I for one was finding it very useful.


Seems to have been spammed!

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/ibm-t410-intel-i5-2-67ghz-laptop-refurb-4gb-250gb-wi-fi-windows-7-free-32gb-pen-1813503

It's a shame the other thread has been removed, the deal had already been expired! There was a lot of useful comments and important information which unfortunately has now all gone.

the other thread still should be live a lot of us are out of pocket at the moment no one's had a refund appear
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