If you really need a laptop but do not have a lot of money to spend, be sure to check out this deal on a Lenovo IdeaPad 15.6″ Laptop – Black (AMD E1-1200 / 320GB HDD / 2GB RAM / Windows 8) – Refurbished. It is on sale for $229.99 so you save $70.
The reviews on this laptop all make mention that the computer is slow, but most the reviews who get past the slow element say you are getting good value for what you pay. The slow issue is an easy fix as these reviewers recommend:
The first thing I did was buy another 4GB memory Simm for $33 and now it performs well for everything.
Little bit slow but i upgraded memory to 4gb. Now its running like i3.
Memory is pretty cheap (as you see a guy upgraded his for $33) and is a really easy fix to the one problem that people seem to find with this computer. Besides that, the computer gets good reviews on everything else and it is really loved for its price point. I found this Corsair 2GB DDR3 1333MHz Laptop Memory (CMSO2GX3M1A1333) – Web Only for only $24.99. It is PC laptop memory, but I would just double-check with Future Shop that it is compatible with the Lenovo IdeaPad.
Now, if you pay with Paypal you can get $10 back when you purchase this laptop, which is a pretty nice bonus. So, instead of paying $229.99 you would be paying $219.99 for a fully functioning laptop. If you did pick up some extra memory at the same time, your total would go over the $250 threshold in which case you would get $25 cash back!
(Expiry: 29th August 2013)