Sometimes it just makes sense to purchase used. Just like any other tool, you should evaluate a laptop computer based upon what you need to use it for and sometimes, the answer is that it makes sense to find a used machine. For many people, a laptops main function is limited to running some sales software and keeping in touch through the use of email or other instant messaging. There are several used laptops that can serve the purpose for years and literally at a fraction of the price of purchasing a new machine.
ThinkPad Helix $290 – Save Avg. $900
This Lenovo machine can be used as a laptop, a tablet, or both. The keyboard attaches and detaches depending if you want to use the machine as a tablet or not. It has a Full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS display with a vibrant view. The display has multi-touch technology that integrates quite well with Windows 8 and it allows you precise control. This machine is better than most tablet/laptop hybrids.
This machine comes with a Trusted Platform Module Security Chip with the 8.1 64-bit operating system. The CPU has the 5th generation, Intel Core i3 CPU with a 3MB cache. The memory for the machine is 16 GB with 1600 Mhz/PC3L-12800, so the machine has a lot of memory, and it is fast.
There is a 14” screen that is anti-glare and has an LED backlight and widescreen display ratio. The hard drive has a 500GB capacity. The graphics process is Intel HD Graphics 5500. There is an integrated webcam with two microphones and stereo speakers.
The networking has Bluetooth and Ethernet to connect to the web. The computer weighs just 3.8 pounds allowing you to keep up with what is happening in the office while you’re on the road, while you’re at home. This is a great computer for work and for play.
ThinkPad X1 Carbon $469 – Save Avg. $900
This computer comes with an Intel Core processor, 8192 MB memory, Intel HD Graphics, 256 GB of storage and all of that power comes in at just 2.31 pounds when the keyboard is removed. The machine is almost as connective to the web as a “regular” laptop which makes it better than most notebooks. This also makes it great for most people are seeking the right laptop to either take work home, or so they can keep connected while on the road working with clients.
This machine has front and rear facing cameras making video conferencing easy, or if you need to go on the road and record what your needs are. When the keyboard is removed, it can be left connected to the body of the computer so you’ll always have all of your tools kept together.
This machine is generally as fast as other competitors in its class of combo machines. As a matter of fact, in most comparisons, the ThinkPad X1 is faster than most other machines. Most people have reported that this machines works quickly and causes them no frustration. If only the rest of life could be that great.
Lenovo ThinkPad 11e $265 – Save Avg. $700
This machine is specifically made for students in mind, so it is light and easy to use. The same thing that makes this machine great for students also makes it great for those who have to take their work home or work from the road. The ThinkPad 11e has a Dual Core 800 MHz RAM 4 GB SATA No Optical Gigabit EN 802 with a Bluetooth Cameral and Intel HD Graphics.
These machines boot up really fast, which makes clients happy, and you too. The batter lasts a long time between charges, so you won’t have to suddenly stop to get plugged in. And, if this machine is for a student, they’ll like all of the apps that make the machine work better.
IdeaPad MIIX 700 $314 – Save Avg. $300
This machine was cited by the editors of PC Magazine as an Editors’ Choice for midrange priced Windows tablets. The machine is light, at 2.46 pounds with a 12-inch screen. The speakers are adequate for closer settings, but exterior speakers will be needed for larger presentations. The resolution of the screen is better than most similar machines.
This is a great machine, and with its current price, you’ll get a lot of great use from it as you take it from the office on the road or if you take it home.
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e $360 – Save Avg. $300
The Yoga 11e is a solid computer, great for those people who don’t seem to be able to keep from throwing a pouch or the groceries on their computer. Whether it is for a traveling salesperson or for a student, this machine can take a beating and maneuver its way around the internet. Then it can help create a great report. This machine is not overpriced and it performs great.
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