Refurbished Sony Vaio I3 4Gb Ram Intel I3 750Gb Hdd 15.5" Laptop Windows 8 Svf1521J1E Black £269 @ Tesco on eBay
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Refurbished Sony Vaio I3 4Gb Ram Intel I3 750Gb Hdd 15.5" Laptop Windows 8 Svf1521J1E Black £269 @ Tesco on eBay

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Found 20th Nov 2014
Brand: Sony
Operating System: Windows 8
EAN Code: 4548736711020
Processor Speed: 1.86GHz
Graphics Processing Type: Integrated/On-Board Graphics
Processor Type: Intel® Core™ i3
Hard Drive Capacity: 750GB
Product Line: VAIO
Memory: 4GB
Screen Size: 15.5"
Model: Svf1521j1e
Type: Laptop
MPN: 4548736711020

This item is professionally refurbished. It is pre-owned and may have cosmetic marks or scratches. It is supplied in either the original box, which could be marked or scuffed, or brown box.

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27 Comments

1st gen processor

baldude

1st gen processor



With Windows 8? I doubt it.


Here's the proper specs.
i3 3227U 1.9 GHz

tesco.com/dir…prd

BTW OP, it should really have refurb in the title.

Original Poster

oddballjamie

BTW OP, it should really have refurb in the title.

Thanks,I added it on.

willhunting12

Thanks,I added it on.



Update the description to 3rd gen too, it's a typo on Ebay.

Remember Sony have ceased making Laptops , although they say they will continue to support them . For how long ?

Original Poster

oddballjamie

Update the description to 3rd gen too, it's a typo on Ebay.


You're right,I checked your link and found it should be Core i3. Thanks again.

rogparki

Remember Sony have ceased making Laptops , although they say they will … Remember Sony have ceased making Laptops , although they say they will continue to support them . For how long ?



As long as Microsoft support Windows 8.1 then it shouldn't really matter about Sony.

TBH first thing I would do with this is uninstall the Sony stuff.

Banned

oddballjamie

As long as Microsoft support Windows 8.1 then it shouldn't really matter … As long as Microsoft support Windows 8.1 then it shouldn't really matter about Sony.TBH first thing I would do with this is uninstall the Sony stuff.



I think he means the hardware and driver updates.

xela333

I think he means the hardware and driver updates.


sony never really did that when they were going

xela333

I think he means the hardware and driver updates.



Windows will provide them, most of the stuff inside is generic.

oddballjamie

Windows will provide them, most of the stuff inside is generic.


sony used to block other drivers certainly for graphics cards
not sure if they still try to do that or if they opened that up intentionally as i managed to stick on a normal ati driver recently whereas before i couldn't (last sony gpu driver for my machine was 2009..)
Edited by: "brilly" 20th Nov 2014

Refurbished and pre-owned, pass from me

wow made it to the boron of the comments and no one has moaned about windows 8. good price for a Sony laptop only thing,can you still get components for Sony say for example you had to replace some internals if something failed.you know what Sony are like

i've just ordered this:-

ebay.co.uk/itm…de7

3rd Gen i3.

i've also picked up 8gb ram off fleabay for £35 and a shiny new Crucial 128gb SSD for sub £50. So all for £5 more than deal above.

Several years ago I paid £1100 for a new Sony Vaio. For 12 months Sony supported it and then they just stopped - dropepd support like a rock. No new drivers.

Worse thing about it was that it had the then latest Nvidia card but Sony had crippled it to only work with a bespoke Sony driver - they updated the driver just once. That meant it was impossible to get new drivers for it as the one from Nviidia's website simply would not install.

I will never buy a Sony computer ever again.

tawse57

Several years ago I paid £1100 for a new Sony Vaio. For 12 months Sony … Several years ago I paid £1100 for a new Sony Vaio. For 12 months Sony supported it and then they just stopped - dropepd support like a rock. No new drivers.Worse thing about it was that it had the then latest Nvidia card but Sony had crippled it to only work with a bespoke Sony driver - they updated the driver just once. That meant it was impossible to get new drivers for it as the one from Nviidia's website simply would not install.I will never buy a Sony computer ever again.



A friend of mine used to repair laptops. He commented that Sony also stop making/selling parts as well. So if it needs repairing it's an extra hassle

villageidiot

i've just ordered … i've just ordered this:-http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Toshiba-Satellite-i3-13-3-500GB-HDD-2GB-RAM-Windows-8-Silver-Laptop-PSKF3E-/291273965031?pt=UK_Computing_Laptops_EH&hash=item43d147fde73rd Gen i3.i've also picked up 8gb ram off fleabay for £35 and a shiny new Crucial 128gb SSD for sub £50. So all for £5 more than deal above.



Smaller screen but decent for the cash. If you wanted it quicker you may as well bought an i5 to start with, rather than upgrading straightaway.

oddballjamie

Smaller screen but decent for the cash. If you wanted it quicker you may … Smaller screen but decent for the cash. If you wanted it quicker you may as well bought an i5 to start with, rather than upgrading straightaway.



With such a big bump in speed possible with an SSD swap out, I expect I'd do this upgrade regardless of what laptop I bought, as the majority in this price bracket do not have an SSD to start with.

amitkg

A friend of mine used to repair laptops. He commented that Sony also stop … A friend of mine used to repair laptops. He commented that Sony also stop making/selling parts as well. So if it needs repairing it's an extra hassle




That is a very good point.

They also charge a fortune for replacement parts when available I personally found. Shame really as their first Vaios were very good but, in later years, I found them to be very plasticky and hugely over-priced for what they were..

SomebodE

With such a big bump in speed possible with an SSD swap out, I expect I'd … With such a big bump in speed possible with an SSD swap out, I expect I'd do this upgrade regardless of what laptop I bought, as the majority in this price bracket do not have an SSD to start with.



Fair point about the SSD, I'd just try and get the best I could to start with (within reason).
For example I picked one of these up a few months back for £242.
ebay.co.uk/itm…766

tawse57

That is a very good point.They also charge a fortune for replacement … That is a very good point.They also charge a fortune for replacement parts when available I personally found. Shame really as their first Vaios were very good but, in later years, I found them to be very plasticky and hugely over-priced for what they were..



Understand what you are saying
I repair laptops in my spare time and found that buying sold as seen laptops for next to nothing reaps its rewards when a certain part is required that is no longer produced
Have repaired may Sony's with old but original parts

JABWootton

Understand what you are sayingI repair laptops in my spare time and found … Understand what you are sayingI repair laptops in my spare time and found that buying sold as seen laptops for next to nothing reaps its rewards when a certain part is required that is no longer producedHave repaired may Sony's with old but original parts



Plenty of cash is used laptops. I've paid a couple of quid a time for keyboard keys when my cat has pulled them off.

villageidiot

i've just ordered … i've just ordered this:-http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Toshiba-Satellite-i3-13-3-500GB-HDD-2GB-RAM-Windows-8-Silver-Laptop-PSKF3E-/291273965031?pt=UK_Computing_Laptops_EH&hash=item43d147fde73rd Gen i3.i've also picked up 8gb ram off fleabay for £35 and a shiny new Crucial 128gb SSD for sub £50. So all for £5 more than deal above.



How are you finding this to be working, as was thinking of doing similar. Is the hd4000 graphics bad? Or ok

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