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Refurbished laptop by Lenovo

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What does this look like as far as specs?
      
Intel HD Graphics
Hard Drive Capacity      
320 Gibibytes      
Intel Core i5      
DVD/CDRW
Processor Speed      
2.6 Gigahertz
Maximum RAM Supported      
16
RAM Memory 8 Gigabytes      
Windows 10      
Thinkpad T430
Screen Size      
14 Inches
Lenovo

Is "refurbished" to be avoided?
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No. For these machines, use ONE partition and all is well. I do not partition hard drives any more. No real need.
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As John said one partition is fine. At IBM our Lenovo's have one partition. We have no issues here.
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And with Windows 10 you can Repair Install in place with no issues
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https://www.walmart.com/ip/Off-Lease-REFURBISHED-Lenovo-ThinkPad-T430-i5-2-6GHz-8GB-320GB-CMB-Windows-10-Pro-64-Laptop-Computer/169338408

It does not say who refurbished it. (?)
No warranty seen.
Only to be used for travel and no travel dates in site.
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Ask Walmart about warranty and also look at the Lenovo site.

If they give you a warranty then it is a good laptop.
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"This laptop was refurbished by US Micro"   Probably OK, as far as I know they are a certified Lenovo dealer.

"his allows us to stand behind our products with a 1 year limited warranty (see warranty section for complete details) and a 30 day money back guarantee"   So it is guaranteed

" free 30 day trial of Microsoft Office 365 (Office 2016)"   This may be worth your while for Windows 10.

So it continues to look decent.
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No , Lenovo is great even at refurbished level
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Would not be used for music, videos, or movies.

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Thanks and good luck if you need a newer machine.
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Well.................would you even consider to spend $149 to get a new motherboard (for my existing laptop 8891) that has a newer Nvidia chip.
The refurbished is only $76 more.......with Intel graphics.
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If the board is compatible and will work, I would consider it. I paid that much to put new hinges in that very machine.
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It is compatible and sold by Lenovo.
Knowing that I will need high graphics and ram (the 8 is plenty) for the program I'll be using on it.
I'll have to open it up and see if I can change it out myself.
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There is a hardware maintenance manual for that machine. I have opened it and replaced / added memory and the wireless NIC.

If you work carefully it comes apart ok.

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