Toshiba T130 13.3" Refurb Netbook: 3GB, 9hr battery, 320GB, HDMI, Bluetooth, W7 £260.99 @ argos/ebay
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Toshiba T130 13.3" Refurb Netbook: 3GB, 9hr battery, 320GB, HDMI, Bluetooth, W7 £260.99 @ argos/ebay

£260.99
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Found 30th Nov 2010Made hot 30th Nov 2010
This Refurb Netbook/Ultraportable from Argos ebay outlet has been posted before but nowhere near this price: £260.99 using the voucher code C2ARG9S (see http://vouchers.ebay.co.uk/CouponsLanding) which is valid until Friday 3rd December.

Anticipating the negatives, no it hasn't got the world's fastest processor but then again it's not a laptop - it's an ultraportable so battery life is the name of the game. And it's significantly faster than the usual Atom processors on standard £200-300 netbooks. It doesn't have a DVD drive, no - same response as above: it's about portability.

To my knowledge nothing else in this price bracket has 13" screen, 3GB RAM, 320GB HD, HDMI output, bluetooth, and a battery length like this. Full specs are:

Intel Pentium SU2700 CPU (1.3GHz)
3GB memory.
320GB hard drive.
13.3in widescreen display (glossy kind).
5-in-1 media card reader.
3 USB ports, 1 Ethernet port, 1 HDMI port, 1 VGA port
Bluetooth
B/g/n wireless
0.3MP built-in webcam.
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Up to 9 hours battery life.
Size H3.42, W32.3, D22.3cm.
Weight 1.7kg.

Though it's apparently a refurb I've just taken delivery of mine and it's absolutely as new (though the box is a bit tatty). Can confirm it has Windows 7 Home Premium, not XP as stated in the description. Seems like a bargain price if you want something portable but just find netbooks too small to be useful. Great features too that aren't found on most netbooks (W7 Home Premium and not Starter), bluetooth, HDMI etc.

At checkout, use voucher code C2ARG9S for this price
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nice pity its single core

£329.99 brand new.

why does it states 'Manufacturer refurbished'? reading from previous comments, they seem to be brand new stock. Do they have some sort of faults or something?

Good price. 13" are the right balance between portability and usability for me, don't like netbooks that much as their a tiny bit small, I find the keyboards difficult to use.

Voted hot.

Nice.

nice price and just to say when i bought a Samsung laptop from them earlier in the year it also had a better spec than the description and was also new.

Where do you get £ 260.99 from? When I go to the link it is £289.99.

hotdeals

Where do you get £ 260.99 from? When I go to the link it is £289.99.


Try this link:

vouchers.ebay.co.uk/Cat…140

looking at the spec I would say it is a laptop, not netbook ..if only it had 64bit 4Gb and i5

This used to say WINDOWS XP but now doesn't state an operating system.

Its a cross between a netbook and laptop - its a portable 13.3" beast. It's a great price, however I do not trust Argos Outlet (if you have an issue they are known to be terrible), and I don't REALLY need another gadget.

That said, It's a great deal!

PS At checkout, use voucher code C2ARG9S for this price

Original Poster

markbargain

This used to say WINDOWS XP but now doesn't state an operating system.



It was always an error in the listing, this model was never sold with XP. Definitely comes with Windows 7 Home Premium.

there was a fault on these with a power jack / cable over heating. A bios update was issued to detect this. out of over 400+ t130's i've not seen or heard of one over heating yet.

I have now bought 2 netbooks from Argos Ebay outlet and both arrived faulty. In fairness to Argos they collected both of them and returned them fixed. I suspect that when units are returned nobody is properly checking whether they have a fault or not!

Went for one to replace a 10 inch MSI U130.
Code worked as well so many thanks to the op for posting...

The trackpad buttons on this is awful

argos outlet very poor customer service they will not answer your emails or phone calls...if you get this in good condition it's good for you but if not...you will get sick of sending emails with no reply even one...
Edited by: "keekoh" 30th Nov 2010

Blimey, i posted this deal two weeks ago and it sank like a stone. 10% voucher and it's suddenly hot hot hot! C'est la vie and all that.

Some comments:
1) This computer is in a different league to your average netbook in virtually every department. I've seen one in the flesh and its a top quality machine. I think the 13.3" screen format is the perfect balance between viewing comfort and portability. Would be nice if the cpu was dual core but the cpu still comfortably beats your typical atom cpu. Bear in mind that it may struggle on multi-tasking chores though. It'll play 720p HD movies no problem.
2) the ebay/argos laptops are clearly described. If it's new it'll say so. If it says 'refurb' then assume that it will be. I will hazard a guess that many of these will have been returned to argos by customers who didn't realise that there's no CD ROM drive. £260 refurb vs £329 new - you are balancing risk against saving money.
3) I've had 3 computers this year from argos/ebay. Two refurb (Samsung N130 and X120) and one new (Medion E5211 laptop). All were delivered in a1 condition with no signs of wear whatsoever - not even a slight scratch.
4) If you are one of the v few who are unlucky, under distance selling regs you can return the item at their expense within 7 days.

Hope that helps.








The atom is 1.66ghz (n280) so is that not faster? lol

topazz

Blimey, i posted this deal two weeks ago and it sank like a stone. 10% … Blimey, i posted this deal two weeks ago and it sank like a stone. 10% voucher and it's suddenly hot hot hot! C'est la vie and all that. Some comments:1) This computer is in a different league to your average netbook in virtually every department. I've seen one in the flesh and its a top quality machine. I think the 13.3" screen format is the perfect balance between viewing comfort and portability. Would be nice if the cpu was dual core but the cpu still comfortably beats your typical atom cpu. Bear in mind that it may struggle on multi-tasking chores though. It'll play 720p HD movies no problem.2) the ebay/argos laptops are clearly described. If it's new it'll say so. If it says 'refurb' then assume that it will be. I will hazard a guess that many of these will have been returned to argos by customers who didn't realise that there's no CD ROM drive. £260 refurb vs £329 new - you are balancing risk against saving money. 3) I've had 3 computers this year from argos/ebay. Two refurb (Samsung N130 and X120) and one new (Medion E5211 laptop). All were delivered in a1 condition with no signs of wear whatsoever - not even a slight scratch. 4) If you are one of the v few who are unlucky, under distance selling regs you can return the item at their expense within 7 days. Hope that helps.

Original Poster

sabz786

The atom is 1.66ghz (n280) so is that not faster? lol



I guess this is a tongue-in-cheek remark, but in case anyone thinks that the 1.6Ghz Atom N280 is faster, it's not. (Look up any CPU benchmarks, e.g. the Passmark value for the N280 is 314, SU2700 is 448.)

topazz

4) If you are one of the v few who are unlucky, under distance selling … 4) If you are one of the v few who are unlucky, under distance selling regs you can return the item at their expense within 7 days.


That's not true, you are only entitled to the original postage refund (which is £0 in this case!)

sabz786. *sigh* I'm not sure about you sabz786. Are your ill informed comments that litter various posts, a subtle form of satirical humour or are you really a few diodes short of a circuit board? Do tell.

meinnit

That's not true, you are only entitled to the original postage refund … That's not true, you are only entitled to the original postage refund (which is £0 in this case!)



I think you are wrong my friend. The distance selling regs specifically state that the seller cannot impose costs for an item being returned in accordance with the regulations. Most companies will arrange courier collection or send a pre-paid envelope, as appropriate. Furthermore, where the goods are returned due to being faulty the consumer is entitled, under the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (as amended), to return the goods within a reasonable time after purchase and claim a full refund plus any other losses that have been incurred as a direct result of faulty goods being supplied, such as the costs of postage. Where faulty goods are returned the refurbishment charge, and/or delivery charges cannot be deducted from the consumers' refund. Are you and sabz786 by any chance related?

meinnit

That's not true, you are only entitled to the original postage refund … That's not true, you are only entitled to the original postage refund (which is £0 in this case!)



Bought a 17" refurb from argos/ebay...defective, so called them and they arranged a courier to pick it up at their cost.

Bought another 17" refurb and that was defective too...again, they sent a courier to pick it up.

On both occasions, they refunded my original postage, so very happy with the service, but scared of buying refurbs from them again.

A shame, as the MSI netbook refurb I bought from them was in as-new condition.

Personally, I'm going to stay away from any items they have only 1 or 2 of...if there's plenty available, then it may be less likely that it's a lemon (from my experience of them).

topazz

I think you are wrong my friend. The distance selling regs specifically … I think you are wrong my friend. The distance selling regs specifically state that the seller cannot impose costs for an item being returned in accordance with the regulations. Most companies will arrange courier collection or send a pre-paid envelope, as appropriate. Furthermore, where the goods are returned due to being faulty the consumer is entitled, under the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (as amended), to return the goods within a reasonable time after purchase and claim a full refund plus any other losses that have been incurred as a direct result of faulty goods being supplied, such as the costs of postage. Where faulty goods are returned the refurbishment charge, and/or delivery charges cannot be deducted from the consumers' refund. Are you and sabz786 by any chance related?



Ah I see what you meant by 'the v few who are unlucky', you were referring to faulty goods which yes you are entitled to reclaim all costs

voted hot

OK, bought one... fingers crossed its in good condition and not faulty return.

The processor in this 11.6" machine has a benchmark figure of 906 which is more than twice that of the one in this deal.

How useful an indicator are these benchmarks figures?

nidgesy

The processor in this 11.6" machine has a benchmark figure of 906 which … The processor in this 11.6" machine has a benchmark figure of 906 which is more than twice that of the one in this deal. How useful an indicator are these benchmarks figures?



They are a pretty good indicator. The one for the SU2300 is an average taken from 153 samples, so you're not looking at the results of an isolated test.

The reason the SU2300 benchmarks higher is that it's a dual core...this SU2700 is a single core.

Does anyone actually purchase refurbished anything in 2010 ??? I know i certainly dont......Voted brown.....and slushy !!!!

dogger3513

Does anyone actually purchase refurbished anything in 2010 ??? I know i … Does anyone actually purchase refurbished anything in 2010 ??? I know i certainly dont......Voted brown.....and slushy !!!!



I'd say thousands do, if not millions!!

still available?

They are sold out, tried to expire but it didn't seem to work...

Mine turned up today.. box rather old and the lap top looks almost new except for 1 tiny mark.

Arrived today and the quality of this netbook is fantastic. Box a bit tatty but the laptop is as new.
It has a SU4100 CPU which is a dual core and twice as fast benchmark wise than the SU2700 which was the specified CPU. Really happy with the purchase and the voucher code that saved me £30.

64bit Windows 7 as well...



Edited by: "southwell65" 3rd Dec 2010

Got yourself a bargain there matey. Same spec as the recent Comet special '£50 off' deal that sold out v quickly indeed at £320. Worth noting that the main argos website has only ever sold the SU2700 cpu model. Enjoy

Was surprised at the processor, as you said Argos don't seem to sell any with the U4100, I'm not complaining though...
Edited by: "southwell65" 4th Dec 2010

arrived on sunday and have spent 2 days trying to get it to boot in all modes, crashed when the windows update tried to restart in the first instance
2 pressure marks on the screen also
tried phoning today both argos and the company who refurbed it - no reply

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