Lenovo ThinkPad 14.1" Dual-Core i5 Laptop

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Lenovo ThinkPad 14.1" Dual-Core i5 Laptop
Price: $229.99
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 3-5 business days. (Wednesday, Mar 18 to Monday, Mar 23) + transit
Condition: Refurbished

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A few pretty good reviews (4.4 out of 5.0) over at amazon

MOD EDIT: Slightly different model.

I purchased one of these refurbished ThinkPads off Woot the 30th of January and had problems from the start. When the laptop arrived it wouldn’t power up. After some tinkering I could power it on but it was sketchy at best. Then, when proceeding with the initial setup I found that the keyboard was bad. Doesn’t really bode too well for their abilities nor their QA department.

The insert in the package said to contact the refurbisher if there were any problems instead of where it was purchased. I did that and they provided me with a return address label to send it back. Took a month for me to get the replacement. The company was pretty much impossible to contact, as whenever I called no one would answer and there was no way to leave a message. They also never replied to any of my emails requesting updates. MetroPC was the name of the company that refurbished mine.

So, this really isn’t Woot’s fault but it was a big hassle and I was worried I would be out my money - They took so long sending my replacement that the 30 day return policy from Woot was no longer an option. Couple that with MetroPC being impossible to contact.

All in all, if you purchase one of these and find there are problems, I would contact Woot before doing anything else and go through them as opposed to the refurbisher.

You can get a Thinkpad T420 (maybe a T430) on eBay still under Lenovo warranty for not much more than this.

My company uses Lenovo laptops for just about every person that has a PC–we have very few tower computers these days. I have a T430 and it’s not flashy but it’s really reliable.

This appears to be a better deal. Reliability of Newegg, larger hard drive, free shipping, no sales tax except, CA,NJ,TN.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834313598

Note that your unit probably was not FACTORY refurbished.

Some company probably bought these from some corp that was moving up to a new model, or these were off-lease, bankrupt material, etc.

We have no idea the quality control of the people who checked these out.

I just bought one of these from Tiger Direct 5 days ago…for 320…dang it Woot!!! I actually like it more than my Acer Aspire…does not have a camera…Tiger does offer a 1 year warranty with theirs…Squaredeal charges 120 for 2 years…doesn’t have a backlit keyboard, but does have a light…more business oriented…the hd was completely wiped, so expect to put everything back in it…even checkers…lol

So after getting it fixed or replaced how was the laptop, the redo?

Is this Superfish safe?

Oh, I never thought it was factory refurbished. A company will usually specify when an item is.

So far so good. :slight_smile:

I would likely be in for this if it weren’t for the refurb Dell I recieved Friday and am waiting on Monday to call tech support since the computer won’t start. I never had a problem with Woot! refurbs and factory reconditioned electronics until now and given the numerous negative posts lately from others about bad refurb experiences I am a bit apprehensive about throwing good money at bad products.

I bought one of the refurbished ThinkPad T420’s from a recent woot deal. It’s been tip top, with the exception of the battery. It was obviously faulty because it would go from 100% to 80% within a few minutes. Wasn’t a big deal to me because i wanted to upgrade to a bigger battery anyway. So I upgraded to a 9-cell I got off of Amazon and everything has been great so far. These are solid laptops, I’ll take a IBM/Lenovo over a Dell or HP any day.

I bought this deal last year and I am very satisfied with it. I loaded Ubuntu on it and it works great. Works well with the windows that is loaded on it too but I refuse to use that stupid operating system. Battery life is about 2-3 hours depending on method of usage. Solid laptop. Great deal at this price.