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[Bauer Systems] [Bauer Systems]/$500/Refurb X1 Carbon *3rd* Gen/14" TOUCH 2560x1440/i5-5300U/8GBRAM/128SSD/Win 10 Pro/Updated w/ Review!

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  • Jan 30th, 2019 10:32 am
Newbie
Mar 8, 2016
36 posts
3 upvotes
Seems like it is a bit of a lottery with these refurbs. Some are minty fresh and some looked like they got jumped in a dark alleyway :/
Member
Jul 17, 2018
336 posts
98 upvotes
PritDealz wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 1:00 pm
I am not sure, when I placed order I asked for quality, answer was A grade quality. But casing of laptop doesn’t look like A grade. Here are some pictures.
Just called. They don't have a showroom and pickup takes a few hours.

Sounds like luck of the draw.
Newbie
Jun 13, 2015
44 posts
80 upvotes
Etobicoke, ON
Crappymonkey wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 1:23 pm
I unfortunately don't know much about laptops. Would this one be good for photo editing in Lightroom? I'm looking for something portable to do my editing when I don't want to be tethered to my desktop.
Go with i7 processor for best speed and results
Newbie
May 2, 2016
44 posts
17 upvotes
better to buy from kijiji, where you can see and test it yourself before buying.
I bought one yesterday, X1 Carbon 4th gen 8GB, 180 SSD Grade A for 300$.
Member
Apr 27, 2011
389 posts
174 upvotes
Toronto
PritDealz wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 1:26 pm
Go with i7 processor for best speed and results
Actually no big performance difference between i7 and i5 for those laptop CPU with model end with 'U'. If performance is real concern you should consider laptops like W541 which have real 4 core CPU.

Regarding the usage of Lightroom it's hard to tell without knowing your use case, how big is your picture? what kind of editing you are doing? Overall I think these X1 should be good for some basic editing job but may struggle for real project, especially because of integrated GPU and non-expendable memory.

To get an rough idea about the performance difference with your current desktop setup, you can compare the benchmark(geekbenchmark, userbenchmark, etc.) of your current CPU/GPU with this one.
Newbie
Jun 13, 2015
44 posts
80 upvotes
Etobicoke, ON
Update : I had discussion with their team over email, they told such defects/scratches are ok and one should expect from 3 years old system.

Just be cautious when u buy refurbished without seeing it. Good luck everyone!!
Jr. Member
Jul 19, 2018
108 posts
113 upvotes
base99 wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 1:43 pm
better to buy from kijiji, where you can see and test it yourself before buying.
I bought one yesterday, X1 Carbon 4th gen 8GB, 180 SSD Grade A for 300$.
Wish I had your luck lol! Never any deals on tech like that in the Maritimes.
Deal Fanatic
Feb 24, 2018
5875 posts
6119 upvotes
PritDealz wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 1:23 pm
Well, I am not expecting world out of refurbished product, but there is nothing wrong in sharing my views and I don’t see any issues if they send pictures of unit along with invoice. It makes more transparent.

This is like a lottery luck, you can get excellent/good/scratched units :)
No harm in sharing, I think you got out pretty well, but to each their own.

God bless.
Member
Apr 27, 2011
389 posts
174 upvotes
Toronto
base99 wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 1:43 pm
better to buy from kijiji, where you can see and test it yourself before buying.
I bought one yesterday, X1 Carbon 4th gen 8GB, 180 SSD Grade A for 300$.
1440p?
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Oct 31, 2018
25 posts
7 upvotes
Montréal
PritDealz wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 1:00 pm
I am not sure, when I placed order I asked for quality, answer was A grade quality. But casing of laptop doesn’t look like A grade. Here are some pictures.
Thanks for the pic. This is definitely concerning for anyone who plan to buy it and resell on eBay/Kijiji.
Member
Jul 17, 2018
336 posts
98 upvotes
PritDealz wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 1:48 pm
Update : I had discussion with their team over email, they told such defects/scratches are ok and one should expect from 3 years old system.

Just be cautious when u buy refurbished without seeing it. Good luck everyone!!
On A grade? Yeah right. I can get an almost mint on eBay from the US for $400.
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Deal Addict
Jun 6, 2013
3200 posts
3366 upvotes
william879 wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 3:35 pm
How is this comparing to the eBay unit?

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Lenovo-ThinkPad ... Swt4Ra-xum
gen 2 X1 was a catastrophic failure. in addition, you are looking at a battery that is 1.5~2 years older with marginal cpu gain. avoid.

@PritDealz, it should be easy to flip these on kijiji if you give it a try, when I posted my first unit, I got several offers higher than the cost.
Bitcoin will crash hard.

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