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Details about  ThinkPad R61e 15.4" widescreen, Intel 540 @ 1.86Ghz, 2Gb ram, 160Gb HDD, Office,

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ThinkPad R61e 15.4" widescreen, Intel 540 @ 1.86Ghz, 2Gb ram, 160Gb HDD, Office,
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Seller refurbished

NO EXTRA FOR HIGHLANDS & NORTHERN IRELAND SHIPPING....All good condition. (Grade A).Windows 7 Pro

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26 Aug, 2014 13:05:32 BST
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Nottingham, United Kingdom


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Condition: Seller refurbished : Split the cost with friends
An item that has been restored to working order by the eBay seller or a third party not approved by the manufacturer. This means the item has been inspected, cleaned and repaired to full working order and is in excellent condition. This item may or may not be in its original packaging. See the seller’s listing for full details. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller notes: NO EXTRA FOR HIGHLANDS & NORTHERN IRELAND SHIPPING....All good condition. (Grade A).Windows 7 Pro available for additional £25.
Type: Laptop Display Size: 15 inch (measured diagonally)
Brand: IBM/Lenovo Memory (RAM): 2 GB
Product Line: ThinkPad Primary Drive: DVD/RW
Processor Type: Intel Celeron 540 Features: 10/100/1000 Ethernet, WiFi "G"
Processor Speed: 1.86 GHz Warranty: 6 months
Hard Drive Capacity: 160 GB

You will see these laptops for sale on eBay for silly money down to just a few pounds for spares machines but you'll see no silly prices here! We have been refurbishing used IBM laptops for over 10 years so we know a thing or two about them. The perfect hard working budget bigger laptop!

As a reliable, strong workhorse these are hard to beat for this sort of money. It is perfectly capable of sucessfully being used for internet, email, typing & letters, social networking, music, spreadsheet & database and virtually anything else you might throw at it. There's plenty of memory and processor power and the hard disk is fully tested.

And it has DVD/RW drive. This means it will write (burn) DVDR, DVDRW, CDR and CDRW discs and will play DVD movie disks and music/data CD's/DVD's flawlessly. The necessary software is all installed. The robust construction of these is unlike most other laptops incorporating a lightweight frame that stops it flexing when picked up.

Among the other features of this machine are the IBM Active Protection System which rapidly parks the hard disk if it detects a sudden deceleration like a fall, so preserving the data. And the IBM ThinkLight which illuminates the keyboard. When these were new they were mostly sold to big companies and cost about £1500. They demanded reliability and ruggedness - and the legendary smooth IBM keyboard, universally acknowledged to be the best made.

It has a fresh licenced IBM installation of Windows Vista Business which has been activated and has all the latest updates, fixes and drivers from Microsoft and Lenovo IBM. Its official licence is on the underside of the unit. There is various other useful stuff installed including MS Office. (Word, Excel, Publisher, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook etc).

For an additional £25, we can install licenced Windows 7 Pro along with its proper Certificate of Authenticity. (C o A). This is not to be confused with the machines for sale with 7 and no CoA - they are probably unlicensed installations using an "escaped" American corporate Volume Licence. Please ask after purchase and we will invoice you for the additional amount.

It also has installed the excellent Microsoft Security Essentials anti-virus and anti-malware application. It also has a superb malware scanning program. Most of the skill in getting any computer to work well is the correct configuration of the programmes and the operating system and this certainly has that.

This machine has a quick Celeron 540, 1.86Ghz processor and 2gb of DDR2 ram and incorporates a 16:10 ratio widescreen 15.4", 1280 x 800 pixels screen, with the Mobile Intel 965 Chipset graphics onboard.

As well as having the usual modem, network and 3 USB sockets it has a 54mbps internal wireless network card* so you can get online wirelessly at hotspots or within range of any wireless router to which you have authority. Or of course you can go online conventionally at very high speed through its Ethernet socket to a DSL-enabled phone line or a Virgin Cable connection or even very slowly the old way using the dial-up modem to a standard phone line. 

There is a proper power lead and a very good original battery. New batteries have 51.83 Wh of life but the battery in this machine will still have at least 40 Wh which should give around 2 hours of effective life. (Most other sellers say "battery untested").  

It has the superb IBM TrackPoint mouse system using a pointer nipple in the keyboard. Or or you can plug in a conventional mouse.

Finally this machine is in good condition with a clear screen, virtuallly unworn keys and excellent casing. The matt black surface has been thoroughly cleaned. Some sellers don't do that!

Please note that there will be some marking on the underside where labels were removed. See picture 5.

Payment by PayPal  (or cash on weekday collection from Nottingham with 4% discount off the item bid amount less the postage element.)  Payment by bank transfer will attract 3% discount from the whole amount. Message us for details if you would like to pay this way.

We will ship to any EC country, as there are no customs formalities, but be aware the localisation is UK. European customers will receive free a (France type) adapter on request., 

Buyers who usually work in € currency should factor £ by about 114% to get the € cost. But if paying by PayPal it will be converted automatically.

These are the shipping charges and what to do: 

England, Wales and lowland Scotland: £8 efficient UPS Express service (within 24 hours from shipment which is one weekday after payment), checkout and pay normally.

 NEW.  UK Highlands and northern islands and Northern Ireland. £8 3 - 5 days service with Collect+. Checkout & pay normally.

IoW, IoM etc: checkout selecting the £15 "other courier" option (but it will be sent non-express, usually by tracked Royal Mail).

Republic of Ireland. Efficient UPS shipping with £17 charge. Check out normally if your eBay has R.o.I. as your country.

All other European Community countries and Channel Islands: Wait for our invoice before paying. The cost varies, for example, between about £18 for France to £36 for Greek islands.

Clients should bear in mind the potential economic consequences of shipping costs in relation to the warranty.


The winner should please include their weekday daytime destination phone number or mobile (if it is not shown to us during checkout) so we can add it to our courier booking details. That way you will get delivery progress reports and will be phoned if there is a hitch.

We provide a 6 month from receipt limited "return to us" warranty against unexpected hardware faults. The limitations are hard disk drives which can fail unpredictably even when fully tested, main or CMOS battery performance degradation, impact or liquid damage (obviously!), software and Windows operator errors or passwords, viruses and malware intrusions. Warranty work does not include shipping costs. We keep a note of serial numbers so we know we get the same kit back. We can, however, at modest cost recover most software problems usually by returning the drive to its delivered state. If you have any issue or problem with it please tell us immediately - don't go off to your local computer shop!


* Wireless connection can be tricky. This has been tested and updated on our WPA2 Virgin Cable wifi connection. It will connect to any normal wireless hub or router. We have included a document with some special hints - please persevere and be patient. Or ask somebody local who understands the issues. But we will do everything we can to help too.

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