Windows 7 Pro Lenovo X220 2nd Gen i5 4GB RAM 160GB SSD 1 Year Warranty @ ebay / newandusedlaptops4u £163.33 Grade 2 Refurb
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Windows 7 Pro Lenovo X220 2nd Gen i5 4GB RAM 160GB SSD 1 Year Warranty @ ebay / newandusedlaptops4u £163.33 Grade 2 Refurb

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Found 17th Jun 2015
This is the first deal I've posted. I bought one of these recently, and this was the cheapest I could find it with an SSD.

I consider it a bargain.

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Seems ok. Does it come with a new battery?

Original Poster

dazzl3r324

Seems ok. Does it come with a new battery?


Unfortunately, it isn't. They are tested to be working for 10 minutes, but mine had a couple of hours life.

Damn! I bought one recently too but with a normal hard drive. would have much preferred this.

ahh it's a grade 2, I feel a bit better now lol

Great laptop still have one but with IPS screen -worth either tracking a refurb with one or upgrade if you're going to use it every day.

i have a grade 2 laptop from these people waiting for collection from Argos. Are they really that bad condition?

Grade 2 Refurbished Good - Showing minor signs of use, the odd mark, scratch, buff to be expected

All depends on the grade 2 condition, but spec wise this wins on price.

Well-built and durable machines with Sandy Bridge CPUs, proper keyboards and an SSD already fitted (and a proper SSD, not an eMMC-based one) - most people say buy the cheaper ones and add an SSD but don't consider it would cost more than this. For the money, it will blow away anything else in the £300-400 region (compared to recent but new computers).

As to the battery, always expect to replace them, the 10 minutes thing is a catch-all so people don't get them over a barrel over battery life - at least it's replaceable unlike most Ultrabooks - in a few years (2017-ish) when Ultrabooks trickle down to low prices, the lack of replaceable batteries will cripple them in resell.

These "deals" are popping up every day and this deal was posted by someone who joined today. I reckon this was posted by the company selling these laptops.

mugen6

These "deals" are popping up every day and this deal was posted by … These "deals" are popping up every day and this deal was posted by someone who joined today. I reckon this was posted by the company selling these laptops.


That doesn't bother me, it's not like they're rigging the voting

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plewis00

Well-built and durable machines with Sandy Bridge CPUs, proper keyboards … Well-built and durable machines with Sandy Bridge CPUs, proper keyboards and an SSD already fitted (and a proper SSD, not an eMMC-based one) - most people say buy the cheaper ones and add an SSD but don't consider it would cost more than this. For the money, it will blow away anything else in the £300-400 region (compared to recent but new computers).As to the battery, always expect to replace them, the 10 minutes thing is a catch-all so people don't get them over a barrel over battery life - at least it's replaceable unlike most Ultrabooks - in a few years (2017-ish) when Ultrabooks trickle down to low prices, the lack of replaceable batteries will cripple them in resell.



Only issue is people buying dodgy knock-off batteries from eBay. Official battery or nothing!

Am i right in assuming that would get a free upgrade to Windows 10 as well ?

Does anyone know if the memory is a single 4GB leaving the other slot spare for upgrade ?

Very tempted to buy one of these for my kids to play Minecraft on.

The X220 will take 16GB of RAM (2x8GB), even though it's not officially supported we've upgraded a couple of X220's at work to 16GB now.

Do these run cool?

Letmethink

a couple of hours life.



2 hours of battery life is pretty hopeless.
Edited by: "Picard123" 17th Jun 2015

diamondnine

i have a grade 2 laptop from these people waiting for collection from … i have a grade 2 laptop from these people waiting for collection from Argos. Are they really that bad condition?Grade 2 Refurbished Good - Showing minor signs of use, the odd mark, scratch, buff to be expected



I'm not saying it's bad. My grade 1 was pretty much spotless so I'm guessing grade 2 should be OK. I probably would have still preferred the ssd as mine stays at home hooked up to a large monitor anyway.

fat-pudding

Very tempted to buy one of these for my kids to play Minecraft on. The … Very tempted to buy one of these for my kids to play Minecraft on. The X220 will take 16GB of RAM (2x8GB), even though it's not officially supported we've upgraded a couple of X220's at work to 16GB now.



You'd need a reason to do that though, for most users it would be a pointless upgrade, just saying in case some one fancies it for no other reason than they think the more RAM the better works for every situation.

Dammit, was keeping this one quiet. Looking at buying out all of their stocks for the charity I work for

Got one myself though and another for my dad. The first one to show up is in great condition, and the battery, well, take a look:

http://i.imgur.com/hNoak35.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/KJxHOsN.jpg
Edited by: "Awaken" 17th Jun 2015

Good laptops, use one at work. And this is a very good price.

Picard123

2 hours of battery life is pretty hopeless.


I agree and disagreee

yea iit may be annoying if at home and in another room from charger, and having the dangling cable everwhere, but on other side this is a heavy duty machine and should see a good few years of use, for a really low price

Awaken



OP pls

http://sharein.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/SNIPPING-TOOL-IN-WINDOWS.jpg

so tempting

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Awaken

Dammit, was keeping this one quiet. Looking at buying out all of their … Dammit, was keeping this one quiet. Looking at buying out all of their stocks for the charity I work for :)Got one myself though and another for my dad. The first one to show up is in great condition, and the battery, well, take a look:



Did you really get around 8 hours ? Or at least more than 4 hours ?

mugen6

These "deals" are popping up every day and this deal was posted by … These "deals" are popping up every day and this deal was posted by someone who joined today. I reckon this was posted by the company selling these laptops.



I see what you mean, quite a few deals have appeared for "Grab a laptop" AKA Solent Laptops

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neilhukd

I see what you mean, quite a few deals have appeared for "Grab a laptop" … I see what you mean, quite a few deals have appeared for "Grab a laptop" AKA Solent Laptops


Just for the record, I'm no way affiliated with newandusedlaptops4u.

8 hours is very impressive, assuming that is during "normal use" and not just idle time on minimum brightness.

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mugen6

8 hours is very impressive, assuming that is during "normal use" and not … 8 hours is very impressive, assuming that is during "normal use" and not just idle time on minimum brightness.



I don't think these laptops gives 8hours battery, above pic showed 8 hours but may drained in 2 hours

Original Poster

Sold out now.

Download hwmonitor on it and check the battery wear. Will give you an idea of it's condition.

12.5" Screen

I got one the other day, GIving me 1.5 hours battery life, It showed up as 4 hours when I first turned it on... In fairness for a 3/4 year old laptop battery that isnt bad.

Got one of these recently on an auction for £145, said it would come with a 160gb HD (made no mention of SSD but hoped it might be one) it came with a 320GB HD (mechanical) but I'm very pleased with it, it didn't state what condition it would be in but its in very good condition, odd faint scratch here or there, so not perfection but way better than the one its replacing (a IBM X61 Refurb). Its fairly light and produces barely any heat with light use, my battery was "good" (137 cycles I think) seems to last a long time. I checked lenovo about the battery recall program and I qualified for a new replacement battery (not sure if that's good or bad!)

When I reinstalled Windows I was wondering why my CPU was scoring so low on WEI it was about 3.6 instead of 7.1 when I got it. I had installed the power management driver but not the software and it was still in a power saver mode even though balanced was chosen in Windows. They come with Windows (7) already installed when you get them so you don't even need to reinstall but I like messing around.

Mine came with one 4GB DIMM so no dual channel activated, you could buy another 4GB though if you want 8GB easily enough.

Only takes 7mm drives, I couldn't fit in my old corsair force 3 120gb drive, it just about fit without any side bumpers but something wasn't right, after installing drivers it would fail or take ages to start Windows, then on my 3rd installation it gave a write error, I think it either didn't like being crushed inside the slot or wasn't making full contact with the connectors as I took it out and scanned it and it was error free and I have never had those errors before with the drive. I put the 320GB drive back in, I may get a 250gb SSD for it later. The RAM and HD in mine were both in perfect condition (235 days power on time on HD if interested)

Mine came with a 3G modem in it, but it says Verizon so not sure if its even usable here? I've bought a 3port USB 3 card for it from eBay for £7.50 odd.

Anyway I really like it, best purchase for a long time, it wasn't even going to be a "main" laptop but I don't really need anything else anymore. I like that you get a good amount of horsepower in a small form factor, whilst having a "standard" screen resolution and nice battery life.

- Awaken, I had mine not fully charged and the screen was off, when I checked the battery stats it said something like 10hrs 46min for a few seconds, checked again and it was down to 8 hours something though I wonder how long the higher capacity battery could last! (I know when it says 8 or 10hrs etc it doesn't really last that long)
Edited by: "Zek" 17th Jun 2015

Show me an Acer/Asus etc laptop that's in that condition after more than 18 months. I'd never buy anything else other than a Lenovo "refurb" that's all we used to use at work desktop & laptops absolutely solid kit. Still got an R51 in mint condition...

thetwistedblue

OP pls



Try it.

dijital

Try it.



It was just before I wiped it and reinstalled, wasn't signed into anything, including wifi :P

bestmd

Did you really get around 8 hours ? Or at least more than 4 hours ?



Can't really say yet, it came fully charged a couple of days ago, since then it's been kicking about either on or on sleep for >48 hours till it shut down today.

I can definitely vouch for the quality of thinkpad batteries, my second ever laptop is a 560X from 1997, still on it's original battery and charger. When I booted it up last year the battery still held a charge for more than half an hour till I got bored with windows 98 nostalgia and shut it down Oh and thinkpads in general. Bloody marvellous laptops, nothing close on build quality.

Picked mine up today, have to say Awesome!
Could not have imagined anything better at the price, it really is a 'proper' machine, with fantastic build quality. Virtually as new, it passed the 'wife test' with flying colours. Battery life is hard to define at the moment, as when first fully charged it said 1h45m, now as I'm using it, it says 3h37m at 71%, fingers crossed it keeps that up!
Thanks OP, a real HUKD bargain

gothamite

Picked mine up today, have to say Awesome!Could not have imagined … Picked mine up today, have to say Awesome!Could not have imagined anything better at the price, it really is a 'proper' machine, with fantastic build quality. Virtually as new, it passed the 'wife test' with flying colours. Battery life is hard to define at the moment, as when first fully charged it said 1h45m, now as I'm using it, it says 3h37m at 71%, fingers crossed it keeps that up!Thanks OP, a real HUKD bargain



I couldn't agree more... I got mine today and I couldn't be happier. The ONLY thing wrong with it is a 2-3mm scuff on the screen itself that you can't even notice when it's turned on....apart from that it looks and feels brand new (definitely the top end of this guy's 'grade 2'). It's solid and all the keys work fine. Battery says 2 hours like yours but I've not had chance to use it yet - I'm a bit of a linux head so I've been installing that instead of windows (and to be fair don't really trust it when someone not only installs the OS for you but makes an account and even has the gall to install teamviewer alongside it...probably harmless but no thanks).

The machine itself is lightning fast with the SSD and i5... and 4 gigs of ram for something like this is plenty. If you were to buy new you wouldn't find anything close to this for less than £400

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