Lenovo has the refurbished Lenovo Ideapad Z580 - 59RF0024 15.6" 3rd Generation Core i5 xNotebook for $483 - $145 off with coupon code DOORBUSTERS = $338 with free shipping. Includes a 1 year warranty.

  • Intel Core i5-3210M 2.5GHz, 6GB DDR3, 500GB HDD, Win 8
  • Intel HD 4000, Bluetooth, Wireless-N, 802.11b/g/n, 6-cell
  • Retail: $690

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      cubancheapskate Ben's cred: 264
      Posted 6:21 am PDT 04/1/13

      Looks like a good deal for a I5 with good spec's but I've never owned Levono hardware so can't speak on reliability/RMA .

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      ldnod Ben's cred: 24
      Posted 6:59 am PDT 04/1/13

      I purchased this when the Ivy Bridge models first launched. Now that is almost a year ago and I tell you this thing BLAZES.

      I even play games with it, under extreme stress I have not had temps above 73. I replaced the HDD with an SSD and I have also had increased battery life, speed of course and lower overall temps. It really is a fantastic deal. I have owned many Lenovo products and never had to RMA, fortunately. Has been very reliable and an amazing deal for this price.

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      dennis007 Ben's cred: 281
      Posted 9:02 am PDT 04/1/13

      My understanding is Levono use to be partner with IBM making think pad, but IBM has got out of laptop/PC business long ago so now it 100% china brand with some IBM technology and not PARTS.

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      undefined Ben's cred: 117
      Posted 2:00 pm PDT 04/5/13

      for future reference...

      i bought this deal, received it yesterday (only 3 days to go half way across the US), and did a hardware checkout last night.

      i can't tell the laptop is a refurb. the screen is pristine (no scratches or marring), the keyboard is spotless, and the internal fan shows no dust (which was clearly seen when i opened it up to pull the hard drive out to back it up before blowing it away with a linux install). by all appearances, it's brand new except for the "refurbished" sticker on the underside. i won't hesitate to purchase refurb from lenovo.

      and to top it all off, all the hardware works with linux (eg webcam, bluetooth, nic, wifi), except the touchpad only communicates right-clicks (though there's a vertical line at the bottom of the trackpad as if to separate left and right clicks). not a big deal as this laptop will nearly always be used with a mouse.

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