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Old Jul 25th 2022, 3:39 pm
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I have absolutely no need of an extra laptop - especially having just ordered a new one for me, passing 'this one' on to my stepson, while I keep my back-up.

But having once bought something from a refurb company I'm on their mailing list.

Today I get details of a Lenovo Thinkpad T420 i5 for a mere $110. It's a 320HDD and only 4GB Ram but that's still great value and for an extra $40 it will come with 8GB and a 128SSD.

Amazon has some, same CPU and variations on Ram and drives for $200-$430 and similar price with others.

There's a part of me that wants to buy it because $110 is such a good deal and it would be very handy just connected to a TV - but I already have a small desktop for exactly that purpose.

But how can you refuse a good deal like that? It just seems wrong to leave it there.
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Old Jul 25th 2022, 5:58 pm
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Not all i5s are equal, if that's an i5-2520M then it's an 11 year old processor, if it's re-furbished I wouldn't take it off them for free.
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Old Jul 25th 2022, 6:44 pm
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Originally Posted by SpoogleDrummer View Post
Not all i5s are equal, if that's an i5-2520M then it's an 11 year old processor, if it's re-furbished I wouldn't take it off them for free.
Two years ago I bought a refurb Lenovo thinkpad with a processor one year later. It's a fantastic laptop. Sometimes age has its advantages
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From my weekly email

HP Elite 8200 i5 Desktop
  • Intel Core i5-2400,
  • 4GB RAM, 250GB HDD, DVD-RW,
  • 10 USB 2.0 Ports, Front Audio Jack,
  • Intel HD Graphics with VGA and Display Ports
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • 30 Day Hardware Warranty
  • Refurbished Computer
Canadian Price $60. Amazon Canada price $200 (although there is one for $149 with an inferior CPU but a 128gb SSD), BestBuy Canada price $139.

Perfect for just connecting to a spare TV.
But I've already got one doing that.
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