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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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mikka2017 wrote:
Jan 6th, 2019 10:50 am
that has no HD, and how much does it cost? seems like great cpu and vid card tho for gamers?
eBay autoredirected to another listing than the one he provided. This one it says the system won't power on.
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mikka2017 wrote:
Jan 6th, 2019 10:50 am
that has no HD, and how much does it cost? seems like great cpu and vid card tho for gamers?
FHD = Full HD = 1080P - so yes it is HD.

This is a business laptop, and is not meant for gaming. A giveaway is the form-factor or the 'U' part of meaning Ultra Lower Power of the CPU. X1 is not going to be better at all compared to this.

Nevermind @huntclub is right seems like it auto-redirects.
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eugeneo wrote:
Jan 6th, 2019 1:00 pm
FHD = Full HD = 1080P - so yes it is HD.

This is a business laptop, and is not meant for gaming. A giveaway is the form-factor or the 'U' part of meaning Ultra Lower Power of the CPU. X1 is not going to be better at all compared to this.

Nevermind @huntclub is right seems like it auto-redirects.
i meant HD as in hard drive not sure if u misread me lol
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I have got a t480 20L5000WUS for sale. $790 tax included. I bought it on 28th December from Newegg and stacked it with 15% ebay discount.

- 1366x768 screen is horrible. Only buy it if you are very old or you wanna do the fhd mod.
-no backlit keyboard.

Lemme know if anyone needs it or it goes back to newegg.
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Atlas77 wrote:
Jan 3rd, 2019 5:41 pm
So can anyone inform me where the "warmer" deals can be found (PM welcome if this is private)? I've mostly been looking for an X1, but also open to a T-Series. Perks seems to always be over my budget and I missed the black friday deals on the main site. My Kijiji is kind of quiet in this area and I'm not too trusting of it anyway. I've seen some refurbs from sellers on eBay and I've been thinking of just getting one from the US.
I got on Christmas IdeaPad 330S for $750 (i7,8Gig,256SSD,15.6 FHD screen, 2 year warranty from Costco). I decided against going after 3 year old premium laptop and just got brand new with warranty. It does not feel premium or super rugged like T series but for that money, I cannot complain.
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can i get some feedback from other users who have dealt with this company?
i am considering on buying machine but weary.
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ScarySkulls wrote:
Jan 6th, 2019 5:30 am
Same question - how's the battery life on these refurbs?
No expert here, bateryinfoview says 90.6% health, been using for light browsing for 2.5hrs, windows says 82% left (estimates 6hr42min remaining)
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I wouldn't touch that HP because someone might think I had a Mac :D .
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ormefocus2 wrote:
Jan 6th, 2019 10:24 pm
No expert here, bateryinfoview says 90.6% health, been using for light browsing for 2.5hrs, windows says 82% left (estimates 6hr42min remaining)
Wonderful! Thank you!
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Can this output 4K@60Hz?
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I am here to provide a review of the unit I received:

First of all, shipping was quick, I ordered Thursday and it was delivered this morning by FedEx. I think rule of thumb is, if you order before Thursday and they ship it via FedEx before Thursday, you likely receive it before Friday.

Well-packaged in a brown cardboard box:

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The machine's physical condition is pristine (confirmed by another RFD poster, the actual usage of this laptop is only 800 hours, more on this later). The keys are barely used (because corporate employees usually use USB keyboards).

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Installation of windows 10 is straightforward, all I needed to do was create a windows 10 installation media (any USB>= 8 GB would do) on MS's website, plug the installation media into the left USB (that one is USB 2.0 I suppose?) and boot it up and choose "I don't have key", then choose "windows 10 pro" and the installer will pick up the BIOS key automatically.

The battery wear is 17%

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The SSD is in good health. The machine has been turned on 1557 times by the previous user, which basically means daily usage for 4 years (corporate machines often go through 3 or 4-year leases) as 4*365 = 1,460. However, the actual usage is only 800 hours, i.e., 100 work days. My guess would be that the previous owner only used this laptop on business trips over the past 4 years, but it was subject to mandatory daily restarts for potential security updates. (likely a company policy).

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The hardware is as advertised, i5-5300U, 8GB RAM:

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The resolution is also as advertised, 2560*1440 is indeed stunning. Also it is touch screen.

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Here are some additional pictures of the laptop viewing from the side:

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All in all, I am very happy with my purchase, for $500+shipping, this is an ultra-book with amazing physical build and resolution, decent specs and battery with very low wear. Probably the best $500 ultra-book you can get!
Last edited by Glancealot on Jan 8th, 2019 12:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Would this laptop be too much if just used mostly for internet, checking email, watching movies? How does this compare with the lenovo ideapad Yoga with touchscreen (Bauer has one for $325).
I'm thinking of getting a 14" chromebook with touchscreen and spending around $400-500 but hard to find one with good screen.
Any suggestions?
Thanks.
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Glancealot wrote:
Jan 7th, 2019 7:54 pm
I am here to provide a review of the unit I received:

First of all, shipping was quick, I ordered Thursday and it was delivered this morning by FedEx. I think rule of thumb is, if you order before Thursday and they ship it via FedEx before Thursday, you likely receive it before Friday.

Well-packaged in a brown cardboard box:

Image

The machine's physical condition is mint. The keys are barely used (because corporate employees usually use USB keyboards).

Image
Image

Installation of windows 10 is straightforward, all I needed to do was create a windows 10 installation media (any USB>= 8 GB would do) on MS's website, plug the installation media into the left USB (that one is USB 2.0 I suppose?) and boot it up and choose "I don't have key", then choose "windows 10 pro" and the installer will pick up the BIOS key automatically.

The battery wear is 17%

Image

The SSD is in good health. The machine has been turned on 1557 times by the previous user, which basically means daily usage for 4 years (corporate machines often go through 3 or 4-year leases) as 4*365 = 1,460.

Image

The hardware is as advertised, i5-5300U, 8GB RAM:

Image

The resolution is also as advertised, 2560*1440 is indeed stunning. Also it is touch screen.

Image

Here are some additional pictures of the laptop viewing from the side:

Image
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All in all, I am very happy with my purchase, for $500+shipping, this is an ultra-book with amazing physical build and resolution, decent specs and battery with very low wear. Probably the best $500 ultra-book you can get!
I purchased one too for local pick it is in the same condition as you describe. Even down to battery life 87% and turn on time.
So i assume they came from same environment.
I am impressed very nice laptop love the touchscreen.
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rugman100 wrote:
Jan 8th, 2019 11:10 am
I purchased one too for local pick it is in the same condition as you describe. Even down to battery life 87% and turn on time.
So i assume they came from same environment.
I am impressed very nice laptop love the touchscreen.
Yup, typical corporate machines.

If you calculate the "use time per power on" you will see that it is only around 0.5 hours.

Therefore, most of these, likely automatic, on/offs are simply due to mandatory, likely "daily", restarting requirements.

The actual usage of these machines is very low, 800 hours translates into 100 workdays, or not even a full year!
shiny wrote:
Jan 7th, 2019 2:25 pm
Can this output 4K@60Hz?
yes, of course.
https://ark.intel.com/products/85213/Intel-Core-i5-5300U-Processor-3M-Cache-up-to-2-90-GHz- wrote:Graphics Output
eDP/DP/HDMI
Max Resolution (HDMI 1.4)‡
2560X1600@60Hz
Max Resolution (DP)‡
3840x2160@60Hz
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