Possibly a better deal here … 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
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.
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.