Toshiba portege R930 Aluminium Body 3rd Gen i7 2.9Ghz 128GB SSD Drive £349.99 @ Morgan Computers
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Toshiba portege R930 Aluminium Body 3rd Gen i7 2.9Ghz 128GB SSD Drive £349.99 @ Morgan Computers

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Found 6th Nov 2015
Top spec laptop with an extra £50 off bringing this down to £350...grade A refurbished and having purchased from Morgan previously I can say they are in fantastic condition.
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Heat. Amazing spec for the money with an i7, 8 gb ran, SSD and aluminum body. Heat
That's a nice deal OP, heat added.

Grade A refurbished, not voting hot or cold
Great price, weak link is bad TN panel, though not worse that what you get on older business laptops from Dell/Lenovo:

notebookcheck.net/Rev…tml
Adrian7

Great price, weak link is bad TN panel, though not worse that what you … Great price, weak link is bad TN panel, though not worse that what you get on older business laptops from Dell/Lenovo:http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Toshiba-Portege-R930-13F-Subnotebook.87773.0.html



Agree, the panel is probably the weak link; also the review posted above is for the i3 Sandybridge model that will be somewhat lacking compared to the newer i7 'Ivy Bridge' model. Pretty sure the display panels are the same.

Here is a review of the model available:

Toshiba Portege R930-117
Edited by: "celticprince" 6th Nov 2015
cmon ben316! whats the damn resolution???
Worth keeping in mind the i7 is giving up performance for battery life. I'd say the i5-4200 / 4300 is a better all rounder
Is it possible to hook these up to an external display via HDMI and run them at a 1080p resolution?

I ask because it could possibly kill 2 birds with one stone. I could use it as a laptop but if I could also hook it up to a 21inch screen at home that would be grand.
Avoid, avoid, avoid. The condition of this item was awful. This company's grade A should be grade c.
Overpriced for the actual condition as opposed to described condition.
Very disappointed with purchase (and with the company's attitude towards their grading).
my experience of this company is all good...I have purchased the 8560w recently to use as a CAD machine and the quality was excellent.
Morgan computers, quality is not that great
Decent deal, I've forgotten about Morgan Computers, after I stopped reading Micro Mart
£60 cheaper for same model, Grade A refurb from Laptop Outlet on Ebay
ebay.co.uk/itm…9oF
joolt

£60 cheaper for same model, Grade A refurb from Laptop Outlet on … £60 cheaper for same model, Grade A refurb from Laptop Outlet on Ebayhttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Toshiba-Portege-R930-10Q-Laptop-Core-i7-3520M-2-89GHz-8GB-128SSD-13-3-Win-7-/181864294135?hash=item2a57f4e6f7:g:8wwAAOSwyQtVn9oF


Wow great price.
how would this handle gaming such as LoL/Counter Strike?
joolt

£60 cheaper for same model, Grade A refurb from Laptop Outlet on … £60 cheaper for same model, Grade A refurb from Laptop Outlet on Ebayhttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Toshiba-Portege-R930-10Q-Laptop-Core-i7-3520M-2-89GHz-8GB-128SSD-13-3-Win-7-/181864294135?hash=item2a57f4e6f7:g:8wwAAOSwyQtVn9oF



"An item that has been restored to working order by the eBay seller or a third party not approved by the manufacturer"
Picard123

"An item that has been restored to working order by the eBay seller or a … "An item that has been restored to working order by the eBay seller or a third party not approved by the manufacturer"



Not sure what your point is in quoting this? - they're just defining what "seller refurbished" means.
Beware - this is a Badge Engineered i3 processor (i.e only a dual core with hyperthreading)
Sadly, i can see many on here are going "ooo! i7 processor" when its really a poor example of it. so don't buy it expecting blazing performance.
joolt

Not sure what your point is in quoting this? - they're just defining … Not sure what your point is in quoting this? - they're just defining what "seller refurbished" means.



If you buy a refurbished item from the official manufacturer, you can guarantee that the item is virtually immaculate and practically 'as new', the only difference being the lack of retail packaging. That's the case if you buy anything from the Apple Outlet Store or a laptop from Lenovo's 'Rethink' refurbishment programme. The quality of the item is exemplary.

If you buy something from a random Ebay seller with no connection to any official refurbishment programme, you have no idea what the quality is going to be like. It could be okay or it could be marked, cosmetically damaged, still faulty etc. There's no assurance as to quality.

In the case of the seller you linked to, their definition of "Grade A refurbished item" is comical:

"They may have minor marks to the case, small cracks, minor scuffs and marks to the screen, worn keypad/keyboard"

That's not Grade A - that's used.
Edited by: "Picard123" 8th Nov 2015
Picard123

If you buy a refurbished item from the official manufacturer, you can … If you buy a refurbished item from the official manufacturer, you can guarantee that the item is virtually immaculate and practically 'as new', the only difference being the lack of retail packaging. That's the case if you buy anything from the Apple Outlet Store or a laptop from Lenovo's 'Rethink' refurbishment programme. The quality of the item is exemplary.If you buy something from a random Ebay seller with no connection to any official refurbishment programme, you have no idea what the quality is going to be like. It could be okay or it could be marked, cosmetically damaged, still faulty etc. There's no assurance as to quality.In the case of the seller you linked to, their definition of "Grade A refurbished item" is comical:"They may have minor marks to the case, small cracks, minor scuffs and marks to the screen, worn keypad/keyboard"That's not Grade A - that's used.



I agree with you that their definition of Grade A seems a little strange (ie it seems more like what other sellers would typically call Grade B) - even so, the important bit is the accuracy of any blemishes/ defects they list. If they list these innaccurately then a buyer is obviously covered by Ebay buyer protection. The seller in question has a good feedback rating and my main point was simply that this is a whole £60 cheaper than Morgan Computers price for the same item (and remember they also sell "seller refurbished" goods too)
joolt

£60 cheaper for same model, Grade A refurb from Laptop Outlet on … £60 cheaper for same model, Grade A refurb from Laptop Outlet on Ebayhttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Toshiba-Portege-R930-10Q-Laptop-Core-i7-3520M-2-89GHz-8GB-128SSD-13-3-Win-7-/181864294135?hash=item2a57f4e6f7:g:8wwAAOSwyQtVn9oF



I noticed this and it is indeed a good price, however I have never bought "seller refurbished" as the quality can vary hugely and is the reason I did not post. It might be wonderful, but be careful.
joolt

I agree with you that their definition of Grade A seems a little strange … I agree with you that their definition of Grade A seems a little strange (ie it seems more like what other sellers would typically call Grade B) - even so, the important bit is the accuracy of any blemishes/ defects they list. If they list these innaccurately then a buyer is obviously covered by Ebay buyer protection. The seller in question has a good feedback rating and my main point was simply that this is a whole £60 cheaper than Morgan Computers price for the same item (and remember they also sell "seller refurbished" goods too)



I'm not saying that the seller is bad - only that refurbished means different things in different contexts. If you look up the details of the seller they're an IT equipment disposals and recycling company for equipment that is no longer required. I'd say there's a pretty high likelihood that given the age of the CPU and the nature of the seller, this is an used ex-corporate machine where they've given it a factory reset and quick wipe down with a cloth. I'm sure it will be fine but I doubt that it's a laptop where someone's bought it new and then simply returned it within a 14 day period because they've changed their mind.
Edited by: "Picard123" 8th Nov 2015
I have one of these.

It's alright, but negatives are...
Very hot and thus very noisy
Not Windows 10 compliant at all
Picard123

I'm not saying that the seller is bad - only that refurbished means … I'm not saying that the seller is bad - only that refurbished means different things in different contexts. If you look up the details of the seller they're an IT equipment disposals and recycling company for equipment that is no longer required. I'd say there's a pretty high likelihood that given the age of the CPU and the nature of the seller, this is an used ex-corporate machine where they've given it a factory reset and quick wipe down with a cloth. I'm sure it will be fine but I doubt that it's a laptop where someone's bought it new and then simply returned it within a 14 day period because they've changed their mind.


Obviously this is not a current PC, so I would expect that it has seen some use, although there is no way of knowing how much. Still, you get a lot of laptop for the money, and the Portege range is really well built.

I am surprised about Windows 10, because I run it on the Portege R500 and the R700 with only very minor issues.
Picard123

If you buy a refurbished item from the official manufacturer, you can … If you buy a refurbished item from the official manufacturer, you can guarantee that the item is virtually immaculate and practically 'as new', the only difference being the lack of retail packaging. That's the case if you buy anything from the Apple Outlet Store or a laptop from Lenovo's 'Rethink' refurbishment programme. The quality of the item is exemplary.If you buy something from a random Ebay seller with no connection to any official refurbishment programme, you have no idea what the quality is going to be like. It could be okay or it could be marked, cosmetically damaged, still faulty etc. There's no assurance as to quality.In the case of the seller you linked to, their definition of "Grade A refurbished item" is comical:"They may have minor marks to the case, small cracks, minor scuffs and marks to the screen, worn keypad/keyboard"That's not Grade A - that's used.



​agreed Dell refurbished are also superb. In fact the one I bought seemed new
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