My user name has now been changed (thanks to HUKD admin) so I would expect to receive PM. Please will you re-send? Thanks
The grade C's are a gamble, I bought an HP 6930p grade C for £45 delivered - when it was delivered I opened the box, plugged in my Win 7 USB stick, switched the laptop on and I was on the Internet within 20 mins with a 4 hour battery life. Clearly I was very lucky, the 6930p has worked perfectly since it arrived - it was missing the rubber feet (£6) and one of the keys on the keyboard (£4). Other than that the lid has a couple of dents and that was all. Previously I bought a 6910p grade B and it was in excellent condition, and its also worked perfect since it arrived. The grade C took a couple of weeks to arrive as they'd advertised it before the stock was available, but I contacted them and they apologised for the delay, but I was happy just to wait. Might buy another one of the 6910p/6930p's for my daughter as well.
I think it's your username has prevented it from going through. Send me a PM and I'll reply back as I cant seem to find your name in the users list.
[Steve&Chrissie - you have a P.M. worth reading ;) No PMs listed for us (me)? Please will you re-send. Thanks Steve
Yes, but it pretty well all came from one source. You can't expect there to be an expert hanging around here for every single laptop model.
Posted 28th May 2013Posted 28th May 2013
Used HP Monitor for £25! - SCH Trade - Free delivery!£25
If you are looking for a second PC Monitor then this is a really good price! They seem to be used by a lot of businesses and they are well built. Note: As far as I can tell from… Read more
I have also had one of these fail at work, shame as it was quite a good monitor until then.
Awful resolution. 1280x1024. Pity even the 19 inch isn't a bit higher.
There is a known issue with bad capacitors on this monitor, I've had a few fail on me in work. As the monitors are likely over 5 years old, there's a very good chance they will fail with the next year. Steer clear
Nice one. Ordered the 19".
I'd have a 19" if I needed one but sadly I have enough monitors
I stand corrected. Mine came with 4GB of DDR2 so I hadn't really shopped around, I just saw a few prices in the region. However, the point I was trying to make is still valid, i.e. the laptop - £28 for the DDR2 is £44.00 aka a steal, surely. Anyway, I'm happy with mine and the thread that I referenced has a healthy community of people, delighted with their purchases and enjoying the benefits that an X61 has to offer, myself included (although mine is even better value as it is this type with the bigger RAM)
No. You can get 2x2GB from Cex for £32 or on eBay for £28. Anyone paying £70 deserves what he gets.
I'll just get my tissues. 2 o'clock in the morning, I'm sure that's when most do their laptop buying, unprompted by a deal on HUKD. Those are 2GB RAM but still a deal, the 2GB ones went 322 degrees. The ones with 4GB as posted, only three, got 520 last time. Annoyed I couldn't get PayPal to o through to get one myself but glad to have helped someone else.
back in stock here http://www.schtrade.co.uk/prod/lenovo-thinkpad-x61-7674-core-2-duo-2ghz-2gb-80gb-grade-b/ 26 left
Same as last time then. Minimum stock, goes quickly, dead deal. Yawn....
Still using my £80 lappy I bought from them just before I posted this deal, only problem I've had is with the original ram module soon as it was removed problem solved!
Bought two laptops Grade B from these guys in the past. Was perfectly happy with them -- as described. Will be buying from them again when this laptop (which I bought from them, that I'm currently using) eventually gives up the ghost.
Yep I received mine today (still not the charger mind...) and it looks almost new only signs of wear are on the external lid with some deep scratches but I can easily replace that for about £15 from eBay overall I'm very pleased :3
There were problems with early nVidia models overheating and cutting out, so swings and roundabouts, I suppose. I picked up one of the 160GB models with 2GB ram at this price. The unit was very clean - must have spent all of its life in a dock. Absolutely no wear on the keys that I could see. The only marks noticeable were key imprints on the screen that can only be noticed when the screen is switched off and the serial number sticker on the base was starting to peel off. The screen resolution of 1280x800 looks crisp and fine on this 14" unit - although I wouldn't want it on a 15" notebook. Another nice thing is that the screen is decently bright. It must have been used in clamshell mode attached to an external display most of its working life. The fan is quiet unless the notebook is tipped up from horizontal, then it can rattle a bit. Overall, I am even happier with this than the x61 I bought earlier.
Just picked up a dock for this model from eBay less than £20 quid, bargain! and it includes a DVI port HD video here I come! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330713383187 there's cheaper but this is the only one that specifically mentions the model number as compatible :D
Posted 5th Apr 2013Posted 5th Apr 2013
Lenovo ThinkPad X61 for £33.51 Grade C, but cheap as chips @ Schtrade£33.51
Lenovo ThinkPad X61, these are better than netbooks. Some others on the site with lower specs and higher price. 36 in stock.
tho this is over 2 weeks old i'll post in it any ways, you never know what you will get with a grade C (and not just talking about working or non working talking about even the laptop you order lol), i ordered a grade C t60 (1.83 dual core 1gb ddr 2 60gb hd) for £30.50 down to £27.45 with the 10% off code, what i got was a t400 with no hd 1gb ddr 3 not sure about the cpu as either it wont power up cos its grade c or the battery is totally dead *witch they not meant to send totally dead battery's but nor should they of sent something worth more than the order but im not complaining about it to them lol* (and i dont see the point in taking it all apart to check the cpu specs until i try the "just needs power route"), (ordered a charger for £5.25 to check, and got a spare HD if thats the only problem with it, than £27.45 + £5.25 for the charger was a great deal, and if not might be an easy fix if not will go on ebay and will at going rate for t400 spares of repairs get around £50 back after fees and shipping) *and no not posting prove, since its not worth doing* (since even if i did prove it, its unlikely schtrade makes mistakes like this much)
Got a grade C with 6 screws missing in the bottom; loose keyboard and mouse pad because no screws were holding them; and no hard drive; no hard drive cover and screws. I had a spare laptop with faulty motherboard and fixed my laptop.
X60/X61 are still cracking laptops and will kill any Netbook, I have an X60 with SSD, 3Gb of ram, windows 8 and it flys. I'm gonna take a chance on the grade c cheers op.
No offence taken. I don't deny the stories of C grade are very good condition with little work needed but the problem is you just don't know what you are going to get and I think most would rather get the assurance of a working unit with minor cosmetic issues. If SCH had images of the laptop or an indication of the apparent faults then I'd say this thread could go scortching, sadly without any idea what is wrong for £35 it could be as much again to repair the faults when for the money you can get a grade B. Personally, I'm thinking of getting one myself to fix some of the faults on my X61. Depending on the condition I've got a few possible ideas after I've got the bits I need. - bung it off for the price I paid on ebay or gumtree - offer it or bits of it to the people in my own x61 deals threads that need replacement bits - service it back to working condition and sell for a few quids profit. I feel a bit sorry for the OP to be honest as this is the first cold deal they have posted in 4 years, not a bad track record.
I've bought heaps of grade c and they have all worked. They usually have had cosmetic faults such as cracks. Got a dell e6400 with hard drive for £35 grade c. Had a german keyboard was only fault - now have a laptop that goes for over £120 on ebay for under £50 with PSU and new uk keyboard. This site is full of people only too happy to spout off about things they know nothing about (wasn't directing that at you astec - we were writing at the same time - you certainly make a good point). If you are prepared to do a bit of work installing an os etc these are a bargain. There are no guarantees obviously, but my experience has always been good. I've never lost out selling them on anyway.
No idea, never had to request one. There have been a couple of people discussing replacement DOA batteries on the other thread linked to below in the past few days. May I suggest anyone with any questions about their machine has a look at the older thread and asks any questions there. There are a lot more people subscribed to it and most have received their units so can probably provide a lot of help to anyone in need of it. The Best thread on HotUKDeals to go to for asking about the X61
Any idea how long they take to sent out a replacement? I've been on to them about the DOA battery I've just got with a T61 but no reply so far.
Further to my previous post... I ordered a B Grade T61 and the battery is DOA (first dead one they have sent me, so I went and talked that one in...). I've not had to contact their CS before, but I've emailed them about it and hope they will send a replacement battery without fuss.
Great post, I ordered one with just 2 units left! Noodler, how do you work out the wear level of the battery? Cheers
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Haha, I doubt that cheeky sod, if anything the site was keeping SCH in business the amount of units the place helps shift. Taking into consideration this thread and it's sister thread on the same weekend helped to shift over 500 of their stock of x61's alone, I'd say they could do with dropping the prices back down to where they used to be. Then when you consider all the other previous threads of SCH stuff I'd say we help them make a tidy profit from all the people posting up deals. Just a shame they no longer offer that good of a price on most of their stock as I'd be more than happy to help them sell it all off with threads like this one to guide users from start to finish. None the less I'll stick to my £40 X200 ;) As to the prices a working X200 can be had for £130 when looking in the right places with some minor cosmetic issues including a working battery, OS installed and the charger and another £15 would get you one with no real faults at all. So SCC trades offer of one for £95 with a possibly dud battery (everyone knows a replacement in most cases is required), requirement to get a decent charger, install windows and the drivers seems a bit on the expensive side for what is a barebones machine.
The perils of supply and demand. I totally blame those who drew HUKD's attention to cheap notebooks. :)
The comment was meant by way of comparison to how much the X200 used to go for on their site.... aka the same price as the X61's used to. The rebrand appears to have been used to increase the prices across the board.
A tad harsh. Not sure anyone else is offering the X200 for under a ton anywhere. Not even eBay. Price in CEX is over £200, albeit with a charger. The 160GB is probably worth waiting for as it is a 7200rpm HD, I think the 80GB is a slower drive.
I fully accept the SSD route, but I'd rather have double the space in a drive I can put in a caddy. the 160gb ones are the most regular ones to appear so well worth keeping an eye out for. This is very true. Even with a sale SCC are quite average value for money.
There is at least one user reporting success with Win8 install, and there are Win8 drivers from Lenovo, so it should work. I suggest you use an ISO from the links in the first post.
just installed win7.unfortunately win 8 not able to install.
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thanks i have tried another with different windows version and now it looks like taking win 7 instead win 8. i will let you know guys while it finished.thanks
Have you seen post 179 here: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/ibm-lenovo-thinkpad-x61-7674-12-notebook-grade-b-sch-trade-66-79-2gb-ram-80gb-hdd-1503113?page=9#post17513641
Posted 7th Mar 2013Posted 7th Mar 2013
SCH Trade - HP Compaq 6910p - Core 2 Duo, 2.5GHz, 4GB, 160GB, Grade B - Possibly £88.44 with 10% off code - £98.27 before discount£88.44
Decent laptops with the follwing specs: Core 2 Duo, 2.5GHz 4GB RAM 160GB Hard Drive You will need to install an O/S and buy a power supply (theses can be picked up for approx £1… Read more
If you get a completely dead battery with a Grade B laptop, they'll usually send out another if you contact them. I'd consider getting anything lasting more than an hour or so as a bonus though. Regarding installing an OS, there'll probably be a Vista Business COA sticker on the base (Vista's not too bad with 4GB RAM if you apply SP2 and install IE9) - just download a Vista .iso from the web, burn it to a DVD, boot from it to install the OS, and enter the code from the COA to activate.
Can you use the windows COA on the machine to activate a fresh install?
Currently out of stock
I recently got a Grade B Lenovo T61 from SCH and the battery was completely useless it wouldn't charge at all - they may as well not have included it. Maybe I was unlucky. I got an unbranded one from Ebay for about £16 the charge on this one lasts about 2 hours. Hope this is useful info.
I wonder what the battery life on these are like (does it hold charge)
Posted 28th Feb 2013Posted 28th Feb 2013
PORT Designs Laptop Bag (Grade B) £4.99 @ Schtrade£4.99
Manufacturer: PORT Designs Model: PORT Designs SKU: 270 MPN: 202308 Stock: 26
Both of them were new, with labels still on, and in plastic wrap - but I can't say for sure that every one they have is like that.
I'm thinking about getting one, you said you brought 2. were they both new?
Sorry for the late reply - I don't know measurements of the bag, but says 15.6" EDIT: says on the label, 390x280x40mm It looks like this one: http://www.misco.co.uk/Product/194292/Port-Designs-Liberty-Clam-Case-Black-15-6inch