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Refurbished Lenovo V330-14ARR AMD Ryzen 5 2500U 8GB 256GB 14 Inch Windows 10 Laptop £299.97 @ Laptops Direct
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Refurbished Lenovo V330-14ARR AMD Ryzen 5 2500U 8GB 256GB 14 Inch Windows 10 Laptop £299.97 @ Laptops Direct

£299.97£378.9921%Laptops Direct Deals
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Posted 23rd Jul
This is a graded product. A1 products are "as new" but have been box opened. All A1 products will be fully bubble-wrapped for transportation.

Popular Features
14 Inch Screen
  • Processor - AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
  • RAM - 8 GB
  • Operating System - Windows 10
  • Optical Drive - No optical drive
  • Colour - Iron grey
  • Battery Life - 8 Hours
  • 1920 x 1080 Full HD Resolution
  • Warranty - 3 Month Warranty
  • A1 Refurbished Grading

Products as good as new
Often just opened and returned with zero use

What's In The Box

Laptop
Power adaptor

Key Specification
Screen size 14in
Processor manufacturer AMD
Processor Model Ryzen 5
Processor Number 2500U
RAM Memory 8GB
SSD Capacity 256GB
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Optical Drive No optical drive
Battery Run Time 8hours
Touchscreen Non Touch
Graphics Radeon Vega 8
Warranty 3 Month Warranty
Display and Keyboard
Screen size 14in
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Touchscreen Non Touch
Convertible Device
Back lit keyboard
Physical
Width 35cm
Depth 25cm
Height 3cm
Weight 1.8Kg
Colour Iron grey
Processor Model Ryzen 5
Processor Number 2500U
Clock Speed 2GHz
Turbo Speed 3.6GHz
Number of Cores 4
HyperThreading Support
Memory RAM Capacity 8GB
Memory type DDR4
Form factor SO-DIMM 260-pin
Total Slots 1
Free Slots 0
Storage SSD Capacity 256GB
Optical Drive No optical drive
Graphics
Graphic Type Integrated
Graphics Manufacturer AMD
Graphics card Radeon Vega 8
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Battery Time 8hours
Manufacturer Warranty 3 Month Warranty
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9 Comments
I bought a brand new one of these for a few quid less from Ebay using the recent 20% code, so not sure this is much of a deal. They're still available for about 330 I believe new excl the code.
3 month warranty
The build quality on these is horrific. Flimsy, floppy plastics with poor screen, poor battery life and frustrating touchpad. The keyboard is quite nice though so it least it has that going for it.
ixdi23/07/2019 13:17

I bought a brand new one of these for a few quid less from Ebay using the …I bought a brand new one of these for a few quid less from Ebay using the recent 20% code, so not sure this is much of a deal. They're still available for about 330 I believe new excl the code.


Yes I posted that deal too
gsk23/07/2019 14:29

The build quality on these is horrific. Flimsy, floppy plastics with poor …The build quality on these is horrific. Flimsy, floppy plastics with poor screen, poor battery life and frustrating touchpad. The keyboard is quite nice though so it least it has that going for it.


I guess that is subjective. I am using it next to a Lenovo thinkpad x1 carbon which is superior in every way, but I dont find it any less usable. Performs great and works fine for my purposes. At less than a quarter of the price, that's all I can ask. Plastics are no more or less flimsy than equivalent HP's etc. For the money its bang on. If you want metal covers then you'll be spending much more for the equivalent spec.
Daniel4223/07/2019 13:32

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Um, no. Do you think when it’s returned the first time they just keep it and don’t refund the customer these are almost definitely DSR returns that have been checked, data-cleaned, given a wipe with a cloth (or not in the case of a machine I had), regraded and then sold for a slight discount.
ixdi23/07/2019 15:31

I guess that is subjective. I am using it next to a Lenovo thinkpad x1 …I guess that is subjective. I am using it next to a Lenovo thinkpad x1 carbon which is superior in every way, but I dont find it any less usable. Performs great and works fine for my purposes. At less than a quarter of the price, that's all I can ask. Plastics are no more or less flimsy than equivalent HP's etc. For the money its bang on. If you want metal covers then you'll be spending much more for the equivalent spec.


I agree that all the low end laptops are plasticky, including the hp 250’s. You have to get to the probooks to get decent quality. I’m not even talking about full metal ultrabooks- just a chassis that doesn’t wave about like a snotty tissue, a useable screen and a trackpad that doesn’t make you want to throw the whole lot in the fish tank. If this is at the absolute top of the cash you can lay hands on then it’s probably the best of the bunch for the price point but over a 5/6 year lifecycle, paying out £500-600 will pay dividends and get you a better value machine over the term because it won’t need to be replaced and might even have some residual value.
gsk23/07/2019 21:22

I agree that all the low end laptops are plasticky, including the hp …I agree that all the low end laptops are plasticky, including the hp 250’s. You have to get to the probooks to get decent quality. I’m not even talking about full metal ultrabooks- just a chassis that doesn’t wave about like a snotty tissue, a useable screen and a trackpad that doesn’t make you want to throw the whole lot in the fish tank. If this is at the absolute top of the cash you can lay hands on then it’s probably the best of the bunch for the price point but over a 5/6 year lifecycle, paying out £500-600 will pay dividends and get you a better value machine over the term because it won’t need to be replaced and might even have some residual value.


Nah again I disagree, I've had my HP now for about 5yrs and it's been superb. Even lugging around in a bag a few times a week. The Lenovo is no different. Yeah the x1 carbon is a brute but I sometimes prefer the plastic models than the metal. I have no issues with the trackpad you speak of, it feels as precise as necessary. At the end of the day, it's a 300quid laptop. It's not a gaming rig or trying to be a 500-600quid machine. If it was, it would cost that much. Fortunately it's cheap enough to be able to replace every 5 years without much hassle. Not that I have actually had do, in this instance the x1 (whilst much more superior) is just getting tired and the little cheap v330 is just as fast for the word processing etc that I use it for. I very much depends on how you use them; if you need more power then definitely spend more. The plastic elements are not particularly less durable however from my experience, having used them for years.
ixdi23/07/2019 22:16

Nah again I disagree, I've had my HP now for about 5yrs and it's been …Nah again I disagree, I've had my HP now for about 5yrs and it's been superb. Even lugging around in a bag a few times a week. The Lenovo is no different. Yeah the x1 carbon is a brute but I sometimes prefer the plastic models than the metal. I have no issues with the trackpad you speak of, it feels as precise as necessary. At the end of the day, it's a 300quid laptop. It's not a gaming rig or trying to be a 500-600quid machine. If it was, it would cost that much. Fortunately it's cheap enough to be able to replace every 5 years without much hassle. Not that I have actually had do, in this instance the x1 (whilst much more superior) is just getting tired and the little cheap v330 is just as fast for the word processing etc that I use it for. I very much depends on how you use them; if you need more power then definitely spend more. The plastic elements are not particularly less durable however from my experience, having used them for years.


To be fair I've had most of the business-class machines and find the Lenovo's really hard to use as they all have poor touchpads (usually buttonless clickpads) which are terrible and mushy keyboards - I've got a P50 in the office that works well but it has separate buttons and a decent ThinkPad keyboard. Dell and HP have learned that people probably want usability, especially when paying money for these things and the Elitebooks in HP's range have amazing glass touchpads that feel smooth and don't go all horrible and shiny plus decent keyboards to boot. Even the X1 Carbon I just didn't think felt that great, it's a lovely machine but it feels so fragile as the carbon is brittle.

The problem with the plastic low-end laptops is less the actual chassis and usually things like hinges breaking off the base - and they feel a bit hollow and flex in use. These days I rarely buy them brand new anyway as your 1-2 year old ex-lease business machine is going to run rings around this stuff. The V330 looks like a great buy as the internal spec is just unbeatable for the money so I can accept some sacrifices - it would also be fine if desk-bound - £300 back in 2016-17 would get you a slow hard disk, 4GB RAM and a basic CPU - now you're getting a true high-end quad-core, decent integrated graphics, 8GB RAM (which is the sweet spot), a large-ish SSD and a full HD display - all things unheard of at this price point.
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