3000rpm are never a better deal. Considering the shambles most other deals from them turn into it says a lot about the quality of their machines.
Possibly a better deal here http://www.3000rpm.com/acatalog/Lenovo-T420-Intel-i5-2520M-2.50Ghz-Laptop---4Gb---160Gb---Wi-Fi---Webcam---Windows-7-Pro-.html
Had two of these (i5 ones). Upgraded the RAM to 8gb and added 256gb SSD's to both and they boot up windows in seconds along with being great for just everyday computing/work. My brother even plays Civ5 on one of them. Still better suited for just browsing/work but they still run Photoshop and as long as you don't need/want a 1080p screen these are perfect.
[/quote] Really appreciate the informative reply. I have slight OCD so would not consider buying a refurb unless There was no other choice. Is that hard to find a decent 1080p laptop with a decent GPU And the option to install a SSD for around £500? I was considering the Lenovo z50-70 from John Lewis for £550 but again, the keyboard and screen are slated in reviews.[/quote] I wouldn't worry about buying a refurb as long as you get it from a reliable company. I got my current laptop (Dell Inspiron i5 6gb etc) from dell outlet 4 years ago and it is still going strong. it looked brand new and was easily half the price compared to a brand new Inspiron plus came with warranty.
Comment No I wouldn't dare think of installing a GPU on a new laptop lol. I need something with dedicated graphics to play games like Quake, FIFA and GTA - nothing too graphic-heavy as far as I'm concerned. It seems all New laptops come with rubbish keyboards, which is incredibly frustrating! I'm considering getting a MacBook At this rate cos at least there will be no issues with quality or warranty