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Picked up a w530 for $480 is this a good deal?

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Picked up a w530 for $480 is this a good deal?

#1 Post by icuicy » Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:51 am

http://www.ebay.com/itm/381827749915?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

is this worth $480 without an optical?

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Re: Picked up a w530 for $480 is this a good deal?

#2 Post by w0qj » Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:41 pm

Well, he is in the "Top-Rated Seller" ebay list ;)

1. Price: you need to check other places both brick-and-mortar and websites to check on current price for your W530 model.

2. A word of advice, for 2nd hand computers you need to especially check out for these:

~Computer battery, how long does it last? (anything less than 30 minutes and it's basically a bad battery).
~DVD-R/RW (Optical Drive), is it in working condition?

***Seller said it is a 500 GB 7200rpm Hard Drive, but in another area on same webpage said SSD (Solid State Drive).
I suspect it is a 500 GB 7200rpm Hard Drive, but you need to check.
And there are no bad sectors in your 500 GB 7200rpm Hard Drive, right?

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Re: Picked up a w530 for $480 is this a good deal?

#3 Post by palerider » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:11 pm

icuicy wrote:http://www.ebay.com/itm/381827749915?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

is this worth $480 without an optical?
meh... it's not a bad deal.

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Re: Picked up a w530 for $480 is this a good deal?

#4 Post by ajkula66 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:42 pm

Original configuration, if the MTM in listing can be trusted...
2438-2HU i7-3720QM(3.6GHz),8GB RAM,500GB 7200rpm HD,15.6in 1900x1080 LCD,2GB Nvidia Quadro K1000M,DVD,Intel 802.11agn wireless,1Gb Ethernet,UltraNav,Secure Chip,Camera,9c Li-Ion,Win7 Pro 64
A reasonably powerful system that should be good for years to come. Throw in an SSD, maybe a bit more RAM and call it a day.

Of course, I'd install the modded BIOS and a 7-row keyboard, but to each their own...
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Re: Picked up a w530 for $480 is this a good deal?

#5 Post by icuicy » Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:26 am

What does the modified bios do? just whitelist?

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Re: Picked up a w530 for $480 is this a good deal?

#6 Post by icuicy » Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:29 am

The listing said it was type 2447-4C8 with 16 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD

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Re: Picked up a w530 for $480 is this a good deal?

#7 Post by Saucey » Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:40 am

I'd say its a good price, but it depends if the battery is at least 80% of a hold.
I previously sold a W530 for $500 this past spring (2016), had to drive about an hour to make the deal but better than the shipping risk.
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Re: Picked up a w530 for $480 is this a good deal?

#8 Post by ajkula66 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:24 pm

icuicy wrote:The listing said it was type 2447-4C8 with 16 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD
And the description above the listing gave the MTM that I used...so we'll see what you get in the end.
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Re: Picked up a w530 for $480 is this a good deal?

#9 Post by icuicy » Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:52 pm

An update, it came almost mint. It had the camera disabled in the bios that was the only problem.

the i7 runs around 56 C while doing tasks non gaming


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Re: Picked up a w530 for $480 is this a good deal?

#10 Post by hhhd1 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:54 am

and it seems to be having a 256gb Samsung SSD, nice.
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