Fabulous machine for the price,
I've used Morgan for many years and I've yet to be let down. This unit had a slight scuff to the top (turned out to be glue from a label - easily removed). Apart from that, you couldn't tell it wasn't new. Booted fast straight from the box (fully charged battery). I've had Thinkpads for a long time and this is well up to their usual standard. When new, I seem to remember this was around the £1,000 mark and was good value then. A few years down the line and it's still no slouch compared to some of the other,new, offerings on the market. At the price it's a bargain!
A good value laptop, but with poor battery life,
This laptop is compact, lightweight and pretty fast/capable for everyday use. My unit arrived in good, but not pristine condition. Based on the other reviews here I was expecting it to be a little less used, but this isn't a big deal. Windows 7 is all good and there are a few bits of free software that I assume Morgan have added, e.g. an Open Office version. These are easily removed if you don't want them and there isn't really any of the annoying bloatware that you tend to get on a new laptop on startup. The only real disappointment is the battery life which is about 45 to 60 minutes maximum.
What a bargain!,
Received day following order in brilliant packaging. Machine is absolutely unmarked and indistinguishable from new. Mine has Lenovo charger and 320gb hard disk. For a top brand ultra portable with i5 processor and 4gb RAM I have paid less than the price of a Chromebook! Awesome value Morgan - many thanks from a very satisfied customer. PS Comes with Chrome, VLC Media Player, Open Office, Adobe Reader and AVG anti virus pre-installed. Just load all the MS updates and you are ready for work straight out of the box.
The machine arrived in very clean condition via next-day delivery. The installed win7-64 works perfectly, although some of the IBM specific features of the machine have not been installed. Battery life is very strong. The charger is aftermarket but perfectly good. I bought this machine as an alternative to a later model via lenov outlet (at about £600) and am glad I did. Extremely good value for a business ultraportable that I can take anywhere.
These laptops have truly excellent keyboards - if you will be doing a lot of typing you won't find better on something so portable. And it is really portable - easy to carry in one hand, fits in a normal work rucksack, has the usual good ThinkPad build quality. The screen (1200x800) is fine; you would not want a much higher resolution on a small device like this - matt coated so fewer reflections in bright office environments. Hard drive on mine is 160GB as per the What It Does section not 320GB as on the Specifications page. Very vanilla 64 bit Windows 7 Pro is installed on a Refurb PCs licence. Lenovo specific drivers for trackpoint, power etc easily obtainable from their site. Keyboard is UK English though they specify US/International. Battery seems to be original Lenovo and holds a reasonable charge - 3 hours or so of working time off the mains. Charger is after market but not hideously bulky. At this price I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone who wants a very portable laptop for work or casual use.