Refurbished - Lenovo IdeaPad 100 15.6 Inch Intel Core i3 8GB 1TB Windows 10 Laptop £179.99 Argos on eBay
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Refurbished - Lenovo IdeaPad 100 15.6 Inch Intel Core i3 8GB 1TB Windows 10 Laptop £179.99 Argos on eBay

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Found 23rd Jun 2016
By far the cheapest price on 5th Gen Core i3 Laptop. Though it's refurb but it still has 1 year Argos warranty.

It's got Windows 10 preloaded so that means it cannot be older than October last year as Windows 10 laptops only arrived in Oct'15.
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Being in the same industry myself, I can assure it is real crazy deal TBH. You hardly find refurbished Celeron boxes with 8GB 1TB let alone Core i3 around this price.

Have bought Argos refurbished laptops before and they are in excellent cosmetic condition.

Bargain!!!
Edited by: "farhanacram" 23rd Jun 2016
Second hand, gonna be some disappointed folk.
states 4th gen i3 in listing
I've taken the risk, well worth it at this price. can always send it back if it's not up to scratch
shonkygeeza

states 4th gen i3 in listing



That's the info from Ebay. In description from Argos it states 5th Gen i.e. "Intel Core i3 i3-5005u dual core processor".

Having said that, you can't feel any difference between 4th and 5th gen. in terms of performance / speed while using it.
landerson07

I've taken the risk, well worth it at this price. can always send it back … I've taken the risk, well worth it at this price. can always send it back if it's not up to scratch



Wise indeed. (y). I've bought about 12 refurb laptops from argos in last 3 years for myself n friends. It was all good.

Doesn't really matter if they're used as Argos return in Ebay is straight forward for replacement / refund.

Same specs in Brand New, you're generally looking around £300 - £329 mark.
great deal, if i was in the market for a laptop id be getting this.
Please put Refurbished in the title as it's very relevant info.
Does Lenovo do the refurbishment or some night cleaner at Argos?
Predikuesi

Does Lenovo do the refurbishment or some night cleaner at Argos?



Marked as manufacturer refurb, so would assume Lenovo
AbandonedTrolley

Marked as manufacturer refurb, so would assume Lenovo



I saw that, but this bothered me:

Manufacturer refurbished: An item that has been professionally restored to working order by a manufacturer-approved vendor. This means the product has been inspected, cleaned and repaired to meet manufacturer specifications and is in excellent condition. This item may or may not be in its original packaging. See the seller’s listing for full details.
in the market for a laptop for the kids. is there a concensus that this is a good laptop for the money. got a 13 inch screen at the moment which is getting slow. wanted to upgrade but on a budget of under £200. seems to fit the bill. just wanted some confirmation as im not good with specs.

thanks
farhanacram

Being in the same industry myself, I can assure it is real crazy deal … Being in the same industry myself, I can assure it is real crazy deal TBH. You hardly find refurbished Celeron boxes with 8GB 1TB let alone Core i3 around this price.Have bought Argos refurbished laptops before and they are in excellent cosmetic condition.Bargain!!!



Ditto!! i'm in the same industry and this is an excellent deal (i'm a dirty salesman..)
AbandonedTrolley

As someone with an 8 year old daughter that plays minimal games but wants … As someone with an 8 year old daughter that plays minimal games but wants something for browsing etc, this makes a good value laptop that won't chug along and have her calling me all the time saying something is wrong. Heat, thanks OP.



I can't imagine why an 8 year old would need a computer but then I'm not the Lenovo Marketing Dept...
Elevation

I can't imagine why an 8 year old would need a computer but then I'm not … I can't imagine why an 8 year old would need a computer but then I'm not the Lenovo Marketing Dept...



Minecraft
Jinkz

Ditto!! i'm in the same industry and this is an excellent deal (i'm a … Ditto!! i'm in the same industry and this is an excellent deal (i'm a dirty salesman..)



LOL : I hated to post it ... but in all honesty I had to.
Heat from me. The "refurbished" thing should be taken with a grain of salt with the Argos eBay Outlet in my experience. Very often they are simply "open box" unused returns or items that have been opened to show to a customer in store. An HP Chromebook I bought from them once was clearly brand new with a sealed box, even though it was supposed to be a refurb, so it's luck of the draw really.
Interloper

Heat from me. The "refurbished" thing should be taken with a grain of … Heat from me. The "refurbished" thing should be taken with a grain of salt......



Indeed, usually they are customer returned units due to change of mind. The ones I bought were literally like new as well. Some even had keyboard / screen protection still intact.

Yet, I've added refurbished in title to make it clear.
Not overly keen on the brand name.

I bought the Asus from Argos eBay today.
The Asus I ordered has the Intel Pentium n3700 quad core.

Argos returns have always been perfect for me.
The 3 hour battery life puts me off
There's a detailed review here.
AbandonedTrolley

Marked as manufacturer refurb, so would assume Lenovo



No it's D and G Henry that would repair if it went wrong
same no HDMI port
Does this laptop have an HDMI port? Links to new ones....

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4875619.htm?utm_campaign=bazaarvoice&utm_medium=SearchVoice&utm_source=RatingsAndReviews&utm_content=Default#pdpFullDesc

...suggest they do.
superfreddy

The Asus I ordered has the Intel Pentium n3700 quad core.Argos returns … The Asus I ordered has the Intel Pentium n3700 quad core.Argos returns have always been perfect for me.


No offensive freddy but your really flaky with your computer knowledge. This laptop a lot better than the Asus you bought. This laptop https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i3-5005U+%40+2.00GHz
vs your laptop cpubenchmark.net/cpu…GHz
RiverDragon8

No offensive freddy but your really flaky with your computer knowledge. … No offensive freddy but your really flaky with your computer knowledge. This laptop a lot better than the Asus you bought. This laptop https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i3-5005U+%40+2.00GHzvs your laptop https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Pentium+N3700+%40+1.60GHz



​I doubt you're going to see a massive increase in performance between these two though... those benchmarks are based on the CPU itself. Neither of these laptops are gaming machines, so tell me how the Lenovo would perform better in every day tasks...

I preferred the Asus as it's a better known brand, nicer looking laptop, and overall, there will be a difference with it being £40 cheaper...
superfreddy

​I doubt you're going to see a massive increase in performance between t … ​I doubt you're going to see a massive increase in performance between these two though... those benchmarks are based on the CPU itself. Neither of these laptops are gaming machines, so tell me how the Lenovo would perform better in every day tasks...I preferred the Asus as it's a better known brand, nicer looking laptop, and overall, there will be a difference with it being £40 cheaper...



superfreddy

​I doubt you're going to see a massive increase in performance between t … ​I doubt you're going to see a massive increase in performance between these two though... those benchmarks are based on the CPU itself. Neither of these laptops are gaming machines, so tell me how the Lenovo would perform better in every day tasks...I preferred the Asus as it's a better known brand, nicer looking laptop, and overall, there will be a difference with it being £40 cheaper...


So your Asus comes with 8GB RAM and 1TB HDD for £140? FYI Lenovo is a bigger brand name than Asus.

Edited by: "RiverDragon8" 23rd Jun 2016
icavak

The 3 hour battery life puts me off


thanks that's what I was looking for! my asus t100 has 8 hour battery life but 10" screen and atom processor. so wondering what else is out there with good battery life but bigger screen. my other laptops' batteries tend to die after 2 hours
Review says 4h15 run time. guess depends on the test. this is 'web surfing'

Battery Runtime


Our real world Wi-Fi test simulates the load needed for opening websites. The "Balanced" profile is enabled, and the screen's brightness is set to approximately 150 cd/m². The IdeaPad achieves a runtime of 4:15 hours. This rate is not extraordinary, but it is acceptable in view of the price range.
RiverDragon8

So your Asus comes with 8GB RAM and 1TB HDD for £140? FYI Lenovo is a … So your Asus comes with 8GB RAM and 1TB HDD for £140? FYI Lenovo is a bigger brand name than Asus.



​I didn't say that? I said there's a £40 difference... the Asus is £40 more. I don't know much about Lenovo.

Going back to my benchmark comment, can you answer that?
superfreddy

​I didn't say that? I said there's a £40 difference... the Asus is £40 mor … ​I didn't say that? I said there's a £40 difference... the Asus is £40 more. I don't know much about Lenovo.Going back to my benchmark comment, can you answer that?


Freddy your really making yourself look foolish on here This Asus is what you think is better deal right? hotukdeals.com/dea…704
Compared to this deal which is better in all aspect and is £40 cheaper. If you had an ounce of common sense you would buy this laptop and return the Asus you just bought.
Thinking of replacing this HP I got last summer - http://www.tesco.com/direct/hp-pavilion-15-p264na-laptop-156-amd-a10-8gb-ram-1tb-silver/796-2991.prd

I've already compared processors and this one in the Lenovo is better. Other than that, I'm struggling to see how they stack up against each other in all areas. What I do know is I can't stand the trackpad and keyboard on my HP, the display and sound are poor and I've found using it pretty frustrating. I mainly use it for recording and producing music and video editing.

Any thoughts? This price is really tempting....
Edited by: "Futureal" 23rd Jun 2016
RiverDragon8

Freddy your really making yourself look foolish on here This Asus is … Freddy your really making yourself look foolish on here This Asus is what you think is better deal right? Compared to this deal which is better in all aspect and is £40 cheaper. If you had an ounce of common sense you would buy this laptop and return the Asus you just bought.



Well most parts are the same, it's better in two very important respects though, better processor (and graphics) and it's cheaper.

Some will go to extraordinary lengths to support their own hukd postings though.
Pondlife

Well most parts are the same, it's better in two very important respects … Well most parts are the same, it's better in two very important respects though, better processor (and graphics) and it's cheaper.Some will go to extraordinary lengths to support their own hukd postings though.


It's not that, freddy genuinely thinks these aspects are not that important because someone else has told him this (he doesn't really know himself because he doesn't know anything about computers) so it's the blind leading the blind.
Elevation

I can't imagine why an 8 year old would need a computer but then I'm not … I can't imagine why an 8 year old would need a computer but then I'm not the Lenovo Marketing Dept...



Well there's no shame in having a weak imagination these days. You can get help with that from us more creative folk.

But seriously, computers are used in all aspects of educational life. A kid who is computers literate will have much better potential.
Good deal. Put in SSD and movce HDD to DVD tray. Buy now before all gone.
superfreddy

​I didn't say that? I said there's a £40 difference... the Asus is £40 mor … ​I didn't say that? I said there's a £40 difference... the Asus is £40 more. I don't know much about Lenovo.Going back to my benchmark comment, can you answer that?



The lenovo has a twice as fast single core performance which can be important in certain tasks. The i3 will feel markedly faster than the 50% overall benchmark figures would suggest

The lenovo would benefit massively from using an SSD, however.
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