Toshiba C40 14 Inch Intel 2GB 32GB Windows 8.1 Laptop - Black.  Refurbished With a 12 Month Argos Guarantee £79.99 @ Argos Ebay outlet
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Toshiba C40 14 Inch Intel 2GB 32GB Windows 8.1 Laptop - Black. Refurbished With a 12 Month Argos Guarantee £79.99 @ Argos Ebay outlet

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Found 24th Jul 2016
Seems like a great price, most of the refurb electricals from Argos looks new, that I have had in the past. This was retailing at £119.99 on this link just back on 29/06/16.

Condition:
Manufacturer refurbished: An item that has been professionally restored to working order by a manufacturer-approved vendor. ... Read moreabout the condition
Brand: Toshiba
Processor Speed: 1.6GHz Model: Satellite C40-C-10K
Graphics Processing Type: Integrated/On-Board Graphics MPN: PSCRLE-002008EN
Memory: 2GB Type: Notebook/Laptop
Hard Drive Capacity: 32GB Product Line: Satellite
Colour: Black Screen Size: 14"
Operating System: Windows 8 Processor Type: Intel Celeron
EAN: 4051528200782
Detailed item information

Product Identifiers
Brand Toshiba
Model Satellite C40-C-10K
MPN PSCRLE-002008EN
EAN 4051528194470, 4051528200782
Colour Matte Black

Processor
Processor Intel Celeron (1.6GHz)
Processor Type Intel Celeron
Processor Speed 1.6GHz

Memory
Installed Memory 2GB
Memory 2GB

Hard Drive
Hard Drive 32GB
Hard Drive Capacity 32GB

Display
Display Size 14"
Graphics Processing Type Integrated/On-Board Graphics

Miscellaneous
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1, Windows 8

58 Comments

People will complain about the processor as usual but for £80 who cares! Decent little browser or word processor for the kids or a cheap computer to travel with etc and not worry about it breaking.

Original Poster

They also have this Lenovo for the same price! £79.99.

ebay.co.uk/itm…AIT

itsdavidjones1984

People will complain about the processor as usual but for £80 who cares! … People will complain about the processor as usual but for £80 who cares! Decent little browser or word processor for the kids or a cheap computer to travel with etc and not worry about it breaking.



I have to agree however you need to add the price of an external hdd to this laptop as 32gb is not enough.
so if a hdd is around 50 that brings the total to 130.
you could get a good second hand laptop with 4 gb memory for that price so why bother with this one.
I'm more of the opinion that a laptop should not ship with such low spec. It won't work very well when background tasks are running such as Windows update and the memory is all consumed and it's unusable


Edited by: "kotr" 24th Jul 2016

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kotr

I have to agree however you need to add the price of an external hdd to … I have to agree however you need to add the price of an external hdd to this laptop as 32gb is not enough.so if a hdd is around 50 that brings the total to 130. you could get a good second hand laptop with 4 gb memory for that price so why bother with this one.I'm more of the opinion that a laptop should not ship with such low spec. It won't work very well when background tasks are running such as Windows update and the memory is all consumed and it's unusable



Not at all, the majority of my documents are automatically saved to one cloud service or another, in 2016 there is simply no need for large storage at the end user level. With cloud storage and NAS being so cheap it makes no sense to store things locally and have the danger of a failure

kotr

I have to agree however you need to add the price of an external hdd to … I have to agree however you need to add the price of an external hdd to this laptop as 32gb is not enough.so if a hdd is around 50 that brings the total to 130. you could get a good second hand laptop with 4 gb memory for that price so why bother with this one.I'm more of the opinion that a laptop should not ship with such low spec. It won't work very well when background tasks are running such as Windows update and the memory is all consumed and it's unusable



Spot on! you can get refurb i5's from reputable Ebay sellers for £110-£130 so as you say, when you most likely need to spend £30-£50 on a new drive anyway, it doesn't make sense to buy something with as low a spec

joolt

Spot on! you can get refurb i5's from reputable Ebay sellers for … Spot on! you can get refurb i5's from reputable Ebay sellers for £110-£130 so as you say, when you most likely need to spend £30-£50 on a new drive anyway, it doesn't make sense to buy something with as low a spec



What reputable ebay sellers please? I'm after something small and light for travelling with.

joolt

Spot on! you can get refurb i5's from reputable Ebay sellers for … Spot on! you can get refurb i5's from reputable Ebay sellers for £110-£130 so as you say, when you most likely need to spend £30-£50 on a new drive anyway, it doesn't make sense to buy something with as low a spec


i5 for £130, where?

32gb is ample for a machine like this, some people will only ever use this for writing a cv and browsing the web, in which case you could argue this is overkill

Original Poster

SteadVex

32gb is ample for a machine like this, some people will only ever use … 32gb is ample for a machine like this, some people will only ever use this for writing a cv and browsing the web, in which case you could argue this is overkill



Or ideal for the children, for basics, homework or even just browsing etc


Not at all, the majority of my documents are automatically saved to one cloud service or another, in 2016 there is simply no need for large storage at the end user level. With cloud storage and NAS being so cheap it makes no sense to store things locally and have the danger of a failure

Nothing to do with documents. I think you are missing the point.
Windows 8.1 x86 requires 16gb hard drive space and 1gb memory. That only leaves 16 gb to play with on the hard disk and the remaining memory will be consumed by installed software and background tasks.

When you install Windows updates, office etc the hard disk will be full.

You will have to remove mcafee and all the Toshiba bloatware to free up memory and cpu.

a good nas box that provides some form of raid is not cheap and if you were going down that road you wouldn't be in the market for such a low spec laptop.

Could argue all day about this but the fact is that as another user has pointed out you could buy a refurbished usiness Dell laptop on eBay for around 130

does the Windows 10 free upgrade deal run out on 29th July? (eg. Friday)
might be worth bearing in mind for anyone buying this
Edited by: "kowalski" 24th Jul 2016

raj75

i5 for £130, where?



They'll be ex corporate so ex business machines such as Lenovo's usually 1st gen or 2nd gen i5's. Older laptops but CPU power is still alright, battery life won't be as good.

kowalski

does the Windows 10 free upgrade deal run out on 29th July? (eg. … does the Windows 10 free upgrade deal run out on 29th July? (eg. Friday)might be worth bearing in mind for anyone buying this



It definitely does. In fact most machines that have the potential upgrade running Windows 8 or 10 a fullscreen message will popup telling you that 29th July is the end date for upgrading for free.

I work as an IT refurbisher and many customers hate Windows 8 but they also hate Windows 10 as well. Windows 10 is OK but so was Windows 7. Windows 8 and 10 give you nothing in terms of interface usability over Windows 7, but they introduce new technology and features.

Microsoft have entirely failed to give the Windows Store any meaning to most consumers so Windows 8 and 10 you can term failures. Windows 10 is in continual development, and will get more major updates than Windows 7 and quite possibly Windows 8. Windows 8 was the decline and Windows 10 is an apology for that decline. Unfortunately Microsoft rushed out Windows 10 which has further damaged their reputation as the initial release of Windows 10 was terrible. Also for business users forcing Windows 10 on them by making the upgrade process confusing whereby many have accidentally upgraded has also damaged the reputation of the OS. I've had more than one business client spewing fire because they've upgraded to Windows 10 and it's totally screwed up.

Personally I only use Windows 10 at work and I'll only ever use it for Direct X12 gaming, I'm hoping that Vulkan API eventually takes over and we won't rely on any Microsoft OS for gaming anymore.

Edited by: "fishmaster" 24th Jul 2016

kotr

I have to agree however you need to add the price of an external hdd to … I have to agree however you need to add the price of an external hdd to this laptop as 32gb is not enough.so if a hdd is around 50 that brings the total to 130. you could get a good second hand laptop with 4 gb memory for that price so why bother with this one.I'm more of the opinion that a laptop should not ship with such low spec. It won't work very well when background tasks are running such as Windows update and the memory is all consumed and it's unusable



Chuck a 64GB card in the SD slot, £10?

Or a nano size USB drive for a few pounds more...

ebay.co.uk/itm…774
Edited by: "smileypete" 24th Jul 2016

smileypete

Chuck a 64GB card in the SD slot, £10?



An SD card is NAND storage but not designed for continual I/O performance as requested by a computer operating system. I suppose if needs must then you can but I personally wouldn't. This computer will use eMMC storage which is similar in performance to an SD card.

howtogeek.com/196…al/

kyle1234c

What reputable ebay sellers please? I'm after something small and light … What reputable ebay sellers please? I'm after something small and light for travelling with.


I too would be interested in something a little better but not at too much cost for the same purposes.

fishmaster

An SD card is NAND storage but not designed for continual I/O performance … An SD card is NAND storage but not designed for continual I/O performance as requested by a computer operating system. I suppose if needs must then you can but I personally wouldn't. This computer will use eMMC storage which is similar in performance to an SD card. http://www.howtogeek.com/196541/emmc-vs.-ssd-not-all-solid-state-storage-is-equal/



Just use the flash for stuff like videos.

Gotta remember it's only a basic lappie for light browsing, media etc.

My HP netbook has finally given up after 5/6 years of daily use.

Thinking of getting something like this to replace it. It will just be used for browsing and the occasional film.

One thing I do use is blue stack so am wondering if this will be powerful enough to run that?

OKish deal, but can sometimes pick up the Acer Cloudbook with Office 365 included for £100 and also the Lenovo 100s brand new, Lenovo 100s is a good machine.

twiggy99999

Not at all, the majority of my documents are automatically saved to one … Not at all, the majority of my documents are automatically saved to one cloud service or another, in 2016 there is simply no need for large storage at the end user level. With cloud storage and NAS being so cheap it makes no sense to store things locally and have the danger of a failure



I hope you are joking about cloud storage. I have one of these machines and for just browsing it is good, better than a tablet as it has a proper keyboard (albeit a rubbish one), but for storage there are major hurdles. Inbuilt 32GB, most of it taken up by Win 10 and programs, which does not leave much for user data. Cloud storage is a joke, I have just moved ~1GB to a cloud storage and it took ~2 hours, it is not practical to use cloud storage as "local" storage, due to the slow download and especially upload times with broadband in the UK. The only option really is for a SD card to expand the local storage, but if you want the equivalent performance from the SD card that you would get from even an old school mechanical HDD, you need to buy the high performance SD cards and those are not £10, more like £30 for 64GB!!!! The £10 cards read and write at ~10MB/s which is a joke, but still better than uploading to the cloud at 0.5MB/s!!!

I've given in, yaaay, who's with me? Anyone? Please, nobody? Just me then. oO
Edited by: "kay1992" 24th Jul 2016

Wotan

My HP netbook has finally given up after 5/6 years of daily use. Thinking … My HP netbook has finally given up after 5/6 years of daily use. Thinking of getting something like this to replace it. It will just be used for browsing and the occasional film. One thing I do use is blue stack so am wondering if this will be powerful enough to run that?



The amount of available RAM is your real limitation.

Nice spot. Just bought one for the wife. Ideal for browsing and a little light WP. Heat added

I haven't ordered one for myself but my uncle had just ordered one after I showed him so thanks OP.

He only wants it for browsing and emails and seems daft him paying more.

Trying to choose between this and an Acer (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acer-One-10-10-1-Inch-Intel-1-33GHz-2GB-32GB-Windows-8-2-in-1-Laptop-Silver-/331692937242).

Any thoughts?

This laptop is fine for word processing and light browsing, particularly if you upgrade to Win10. Ignore anyone saying otherwise, they're either applying preconceptions that are only really relevant to older hardware and Win7, or just outright clueless.

kotr

I have to agree however you need to add the price of an external hdd to … I have to agree however you need to add the price of an external hdd to this laptop as 32gb is not enough.so if a hdd is around 50 that brings the total to 130. you could get a good second hand laptop with 4 gb memory for that price so why bother with this one.I'm more of the opinion that a laptop should not ship with such low spec. It won't work very well when background tasks are running such as Windows update and the memory is all consumed and it's unusable



​But saying that it depends what it's used for. I have a 128gb ssd in my ultra book. I barely save anything on it. It's all on my Google drive

Online storage, perfect for an ocean cruise...
NOT.

itsdavidjones1984

​But saying that it depends what it's used for. I have a 128gb ssd in my u … ​But saying that it depends what it's used for. I have a 128gb ssd in my ultra book. I barely save anything on it. It's all on my Google drive



If you downlaod and application/program which is 20MB, do you upload this to the google drive, if so how long does it take and how do you do it? Do you still keep a local copy or do you download it everytime you use it?

I found that even having small word and excel files was annoying as saving them and opening them took noticeably longer, so I went back to my limited local storage. I've uploaded all my programs to the cloud as I won't be using them regularly but it is a hassle.

Ginger bread cat

They also have this Lenovo for the same price! … They also have this Lenovo for the same price! £79.99.http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/361482849020?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT



That is a slightly better deal IMO as the celeron n3050 1.6ghz in this one scores 916 and the n2840 2.16ghz in the one you have posted a link to scores 1045 on cpubenchmark. Though you get 2 inches more screen with the Toshiba, not much in it though.

Ginger bread cat

They also have this Lenovo for the same price! … They also have this Lenovo for the same price! £79.99.http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/361482849020?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT



​Could someone tell me which one is better out of the 2. Just want one as a spare.! Toshiba or the Lenovo as above link

JaYy_dOg

​Could someone tell me which one is better out of the 2. Just want one as … ​Could someone tell me which one is better out of the 2. Just want one as a spare.! Toshiba or the Lenovo as above link


Lenovo for sure.

zaheer2003

Lenovo for sure.



​Why?

zaheer2003

Lenovo for sure.



​Thanks bro.

dont really need it but for 80 quid why not seems decent. dont know much about laptops etc but the lenovo looks better too haha

kotr

I have to agree however you need to add the price of an external hdd to … I have to agree however you need to add the price of an external hdd to this laptop as 32gb is not enough.so if a hdd is around 50 that brings the total to 130. you could get a good second hand laptop with 4 gb memory for that price so why bother with this one.I'm more of the opinion that a laptop should not ship with such low spec. It won't work very well when background tasks are running such as Windows update and the memory is all consumed and it's unusable



You can add a 128GB card to this for just over 20 quid. I have the Lenovo Ideapad 100s and it's fantastic if you understand that it's for Office, general browsing, YouTube etc but not for Crysis at 60fps.

hcc27

You can add a 128GB card to this for just over 20 quid. I have the Lenovo … You can add a 128GB card to this for just over 20 quid. I have the Lenovo Ideapad 100s and it's fantastic if you understand that it's for Office, general browsing, YouTube etc but not for Crysis at 60fps.



I have a Lenovo 100s too and it is good, would have been better if they had upgraded the eMMC to 64GB though!

kotr

I have to agree however you need to add the price of an external hdd to … I have to agree however you need to add the price of an external hdd to this laptop as 32gb is not enough.so if a hdd is around 50 that brings the total to 130.


Just stick a big memory card in it. It'll be fine for a bit of extra storage. I mean what are you gonna use this thing for anyway - it's slow as hell.

kyle1234c

What reputable ebay sellers please? I'm after something small and light … What reputable ebay sellers please? I'm after something small and light for travelling with.



How about a kinder egg ?

Can this one take a 2.5'' Sata HDD ?

Or this one that was posted on page 1 !

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/361482849020?clk_rvr_id=1066624427009&rmvSB=true

maxmix

For those asking about i5 laptops. Just bought the wife one of these. pages.ebay.com/lin…-GB
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