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Lenovo Thinkpad R500 15.4-Inch Black Laptop Core 2 Duo 2.1HZ 2GB Ram 160 HDD DVD-CDRW w/WEBCAM Windows 7 Home Premium (Microsoft Authorized Refurbished)
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: dependable laptop
price

Cons: One had a bad battery installed & both laptops were dirty. You have to clean them out of the box.

Other Thoughts: With one, Windows wasn't even activated & it had a battery. The customer service rep told me, If it's a removable part, it's not covered.
So all I can say is, if the memory, or processor goes bad while it's under warranty, you have to pay for it.
And as I put in "Cons", it was really dirty....
I would never buy from this company again. So it's "Buyer Beware"...

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CORSAIR CXM series CX750M 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready Factory Refurbished
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Corsair is the best PSU made for the US, North America

Cons: 1 of 2 PSU arrived DOA. Bought on sale but deducted the price of the extended warranty because it was a refurbished PSU...

Other Thoughts: I wouldn't purchase another refurb'd Corsair again. The service company would only send me a gift card for the $45.99 I paid for a CX750M 750watt PSU. Take the price of the warranty I purchased, I'm actually getting $35.00, plus the printable return label is so large, it would take 4 pieces of paper to make the entire label. I had to use a widows program to shrink it & tape my address & the weight on a separate piece of paper. Plus I still won't know if I'll even get the money because the PSU didn't come with the warranty card, or any paperwork that usually comes with it. Both PSU's were missing that stuff, so it wasn't me.

I know this website named after a river in South America that doesn't mess around, they side with the buyer, email you a printable return label & you get a replacement as long as you have a warranty. I know because I've had to ship items back & as for restocking fee's, they've never charged me/deducted it from the replacement, or for shipping something back because I changed my mind. Don't even get me started about the laptop I got with a bad battery. Because it's removable, it's not covered. Well, so is the processor & memory...... Windows isn't even activated on it yet. What a week here at newegg.com. & to think, the customer service agent told me I was all good, just call it in with the numbers he provided me with, which the woman from the insurance company didn't know what those numbers meant. I shouldn't have purchased 3 flat screen TV's after the 4th of July. I can hardy wait to see what happens if one of them are bad.

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Lenovo Thinkpad R500 15.4-Inch Black Laptop Core 2 Duo 2.1HZ 2GB Ram 160 HDD DVD-CDRW w/WEBCAM Windows 7 Home Premium (Microsoft Authorized Refurbished)
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: The price was great.
The upgrade possibilities are a plus. 8GB memory max, not 4GB.
Reliability; Lenovo is one of the best PC's you can buy.
For off lease equipment, they look really great.

Cons: Power Adapter went out 5 minutes after I plugged it in. I'm hoping I can ship the power adapter back & not the entire laptop. The battery in one of the two are bad. Make to check them out....

Other Thoughts: If you're looking for that sleek look, this model doesn't have it. It was designed for the business environment with durability in mind, however, the reliability of the ThinkPad is second to none.
Although they come with a 32bit OS, they can handle up to 8GB of DDR3 Memory so you can load a 64bit OS & will allow higher speeds, not just limited to the PC3-8500 memory that comes with these models. It was a cost saving setup from Lenovo to IBM who originally leased these units so 32bit with 2GB memory was what they went with. I've purchased about 8 Lenovo laptops & AIO's, but my timing was off. Not many people knew the Lenovo name so most looked else where. Now, they are holding their own & have come up with some really great models which give the consumer options for a reliable & durable laptop. This model is great for people who want a rugged laptop for business & they're also great for school. The extra protection on the lid protect the screen from items like books being put on top of the laptop. As a reseller, I point that out so the buyer's know why the lid is thicker than most competitors. As I write this review, I am looking to keep one of the laptops & sell one of my backup laptops because I like the way they're built. The two I purchased look really good for off lease laptops. Sometimes they were not used but ordered & sat in a room for backup in the event one went down. All they had to do was change hard drives & put the backup in operation.
I did take a snapshot of the system properties so you can see that it does show all 8GB's of memory. With that in mind, they are still in the group of laptop models that are still being produced that have a 8GB limit. For the price & a 1 year warranty you can pass it up.
I've been buying 64bit OEM COA stickers for an average of $35 so I can build 64bit laptops with legitimate COA's to resell. If I can put one of the pictures on this review I will.
I hope I was able to help other buyers or educate them prior to making a decision on whether to by this model/brand or not. Newegg has other models that retailed for close to $1,000 at ridiculous prices. Perhaps Lenovo may be the way to go. For $125, it's a great way to test the Lenovo brand out.

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Display Name: Daniel J.

Date Joined: 02/17/04

  • Reviews: 2
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  • First Review: 07/08/16
  • Last Review: 07/11/16
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