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    • first78
    • By first78 16th May 19, 1:48 PM
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    Can I buy a laptop paying instalments?
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    • 16th May 19, 1:48 PM
    Can I buy a laptop paying instalments? 16th May 19 at 1:48 PM
    I really need a laptop so that I can Skype my family, apply for jobs and write a CV. Does anyone know where the best place to get a cheap one that I can pay for in instalments please?
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    • first78
    • By first78 21st May 19, 5:29 PM
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    Another good option is here; https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-Thinkpad-X240-Laptop-Intel-i5-4200U-128GB-SSD-8GB-RAM-Win-10-Pro-Grade-B/182698380248

    as it has an SSD fitted, a more powerful processor and more RAM, so it will be very quick. But the small screen may not be as convenient for you.
    Originally posted by EveryWhere
    This one seems great, the small screen would be fine.
    • EveryWhere
    • By EveryWhere 21st May 19, 5:45 PM
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    This one seems great, the small screen would be fine.
    Originally posted by first78
    Tier 1 have been around a while, so their product and warranty should be up to scratch.
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 21st May 19, 7:03 PM
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    Another good option is here; https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-Thinkpad-X240-Laptop-Intel-i5-4200U-128GB-SSD-8GB-RAM-Win-10-Pro-Grade-B/182698380248

    as it has an SSD fitted, a more powerful processor and more RAM, so it will be very quick. But the small screen may not be as convenient for you.
    Originally posted by EveryWhere
    Those are a great laptop. My last work laptop for my previous company was one of those. Excellent machine.
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    • stragglebod
    • By stragglebod 21st May 19, 7:35 PM
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    Those are a great laptop. My last work laptop for my previous company was one of those. Excellent machine.
    Originally posted by motorguy
    Yes, very very solid, really nice to use.

    Only negative for me is that the Thinkpad screens are designed for looking at Powerpoint slides and Excel workbooks and Outlook emails, so don't have the best colour range in the world and viewing angles are extremely narrow.

    If I didn't already have one infront of me (not from this seller I should add) I'd be buying that today
    • EveryWhere
    • By EveryWhere 21st May 19, 8:18 PM
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    Yes, very very solid, really nice to use.

    Only negative for me is that the Thinkpad screens are designed for looking at Powerpoint slides and Excel workbooks and Outlook emails, so don't have the best colour range in the world and viewing angles are extremely narrow.

    If I didn't already have one infront of me (not from this seller I should add) I'd be buying that today
    Originally posted by stragglebod
    Dependent on whether they are supplied with TN or IPS screens. Hopefully the OP will get an IPS screen.

    Tier 1 do have them with IPS screens; https://www.tier1online.com/728-20ala0lquk-b/refurbished-thinkpad-x240-i5-4210u-webcam-grade-b-12-5-ips
    • first78
    • By first78 22nd May 19, 7:02 AM
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    Dependent on whether they are supplied with TN or IPS screens. Hopefully the OP will get an IPS screen.

    Tier 1 do have them with IPS screens; https://www.tier1online.com/728-20ala0lquk-b/refurbished-thinkpad-x240-i5-4210u-webcam-grade-b-12-5-ips
    Originally posted by EveryWhere
    Could you explain what TN and IPS are please?
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 22nd May 19, 7:49 AM
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    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=tn+vs+ips+screens
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