Lenovo Thinkpad T480 FHD Laptop: 8th Gen Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Warranty
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Lenovo Thinkpad T480 FHD Laptop: 8th Gen Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Warranty

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£675.00
Condition: Seller refurbished
Condition Description: A very good condition business laptop (some small wears/marks on the palmrest/ lid/sides/ front edges /edges/base, cosmetic only). The screen works. Sold on VAT Margin scheme (VAT cannot be claimed back). It has Lenovo on-site warranty until March 2022 (Think warranty tends to be EU wide, local response level varies, see photo 5). Clean install, pre-setup, updated, ready to use. It comes with charger only, in a repacked box. No fingerprint reader; no backlit keypad. The dual battery system has a 99% and 95% capacity (checked by HWMonitor, estimation only).

 

 

Lenovo ThinkPad T480 FHD Laptop available 

Business-Ready, Right Out Of The Box

 

  • With powerful processing, a superb operating system, a long battery life, the ThinkPad T480 is designed to enhance your productivity, anywhere. 
  • Easy to use, deploy, and service, this 14” robust laptop has a host of cutting-edge technology, including solid-state storage. 
  • All of this, plus the legendary ThinkPad reliability and support.

 

Tech spec (of the listed unit):
 
Intel Core i5-8350U @1.7Ghz, upto 3.6Ghz TurboBoost (6MB SmartCache , Intel HD)
The real world performance is not far from the Core i7-8550U
14.0" FHD IPS 1920x1080 Display, wide viewing angle, matte finish (non-touch)
8GB RAM included (DDR4, 1x8GB)
256GB SSD (M.2)
Windows 10 Pro
Non-backlit QWERTY keypad layout (UK layout)
WiFi 802.11 AC (Intel Dual-Band 8285, Bluetooth)
Dual Battery system: 3-cell lithium-ion batteries (1x swappable), 2x 24 watt-hours capacity*.
Security:  TPM 2.0, Kensington™ lock slot
Dimension: 336.6 mm x 232.5 mm x 19.95 mm / 13.25" x 9.15" x .078", from 1.58kg
Ports: Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C, 2 x USB 3.0, Headphone and mic combo jack, 
4-in-1 SD card reader (SD, MMC, SDHC, SDXC), HDMI, Ethernet
No WWAN card, no Fingerprint reader

This listing includes:

  • Lenovo T480 Laptop 
  • Lenovo AC Charger (with the UK plug cable)
  • EU buyer? Leave a note at the checkout if you'd like the EU plug cable (instead of the UK plug cable)
 
VAT:
Please note: this item is traded under HMRC's VAT Margin Scheme - meaning whilst the total price is inclusive of VAT - as per accordance to the HMRC's VAT Margin scheme requirement, the invoice will only display the total price, the VAT portion cannot be separately displayed (as such you will not be able to claim-back the VAT on this purchase).
 
 

 




Features:


Raises performance levels—and eyebrows

Delivering higher performance and far faster than its predecessor, the new 8th generation Intel® Core™ processor is designed to take your productivity to new heights. Backed by the increased efficiency and speed of DDR4 memory, 8GB included (up to 32 GB supported), the T480 gives you the power of a desktop PC and the freedom of a portable laptop.

Where form meets function


Inspired by our ThinkPad customers, this latest T-Series business machine has a USB-C docking connector on the side rather than underneath, enabling the T480 to be just 19.95 mm / 0.79 inch thin. It also has a range of convenient ports, including the lightning-quick Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3. In addition, you can experience the renowned ThinkPad ergonomic keyboard.

 

Lenovo ThinkPad T480 - Overhead view of the robust 14

 

Power up without powering down


The T480 comes with built-in Power Bridge technology as standard. This innovation is the answer to 'low battery' warnings, especially if you are on the road or without a nearby power outlet. It allows you to swap out a battery and replace it with a fully charged one—without having to turn your machine off. Dual battery system with 2x 24Wh battery is included, rated at upto 13.9 hours*

 (*CruiseTech note: optimal condition manufacture quote may significantly vary from real-world battery life, depending on workload, as such we do not guarantee the system will reach the quoted figure)

Get closer to the action


By configuring your T480 with an IPS screen, you can work more easily —and have more fun during your downtime.

 

Lenovo ThinkPad T480 - Sideview of the laptop flipped open 180 degrees

 

Practical yet secure


The webcam comes with ThinkShutter, a physical cover that you can slide open when you want to use the camera and then close it when you're finished.

Tested for battle, built for success


Every ThinkPad laptop undergoes stringent testing for reliability and durability, including the ability to survive in hazardous physical and environmental conditions.

 

Lenovo ThinkPad T480 - Back view with the laptop slightly open

 

One less thing to worry about

For extra peace of mind, each T480 comes with the excellent Lenovo warranty as standard. This enables you to seek expert assistance.

 

Condition: Seller refurbished
Condition Description: A very good condition business laptop (some small wears/marks on the palmrest/ lid/sides/ front edges /edges/base, cosmetic only). The screen works. Sold on VAT Margin scheme (VAT cannot be claimed back). It has Lenovo on-site warranty until March 2022 (Think warranty tends to be EU wide, local response level varies, see photo 5). Clean install, pre-setup, updated, ready to use. It comes with charger only, in a repacked box. No fingerprint reader; no backlit keypad. The dual battery system has a 99% and 95% capacity (checked by HWMonitor, estimation only).

 

 

Lenovo ThinkPad T480 FHD Laptop available 

Business-Ready, Right Out Of The Box

 

  • With powerful processing, a superb operating system, a long battery life, the ThinkPad T480 is designed to enhance your productivity, anywhere. 
  • Easy to use, deploy, and service, this 14” robust laptop has a host of cutting-edge technology, including solid-state storage. 
  • All of this, plus the legendary ThinkPad reliability and support.

 

Tech spec (of the listed unit):  
Intel Core i5-8350U @1.7Ghz, upto 3.6Ghz TurboBoost (6MB SmartCache , Intel HD) The real world performance is not far from the Core i7-8550U 14.0" FHD IPS 1920x1080 Display, wide viewing angle, matte finish (non-touch) 8GB RAM included (DDR4, 1x8GB) 256GB SSD (M.2) Windows 10 Pro Non-backlit QWERTY keypad layout (UK layout) WiFi 802.11 AC (Intel Dual-Band 8285, Bluetooth) Dual Battery system: 3-cell lithium-ion batteries (1x swappable), 2x 24 watt-hours capacity*. Security:  TPM 2.0, Kensington™ lock slot Dimension: 336.6 mm x 232.5 mm x 19.95 mm / 13.25" x 9.15" x .078", from 1.58kg Ports: Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C, 2 x USB 3.0, Headphone and mic combo jack,  4-in-1 SD card reader (SD, MMC, SDHC, SDXC), HDMI, Ethernet No WWAN card, no Fingerprint reader

This listing includes:

  • Lenovo T480 Laptop 
  • Lenovo AC Charger (with the UK plug cable)
  • EU buyer? Leave a note at the checkout if you'd like the EU plug cable (instead of the UK plug cable)
  VAT: Please note: this item is traded under HMRC's VAT Margin Scheme - meaning whilst the total price is inclusive of VAT - as per accordance to the HMRC's VAT Margin scheme requirement, the invoice will only display the total price, the VAT portion cannot be separately displayed (as such you will not be able to claim-back the VAT on this purchase).    

 




Features:


Raises performance levels—and eyebrows

Delivering higher performance and far faster than its predecessor, the new 8th generation Intel® Core™ processor is designed to take your productivity to new heights. Backed by the increased efficiency and speed of DDR4 memory, 8GB included (up to 32 GB supported), the T480 gives you the power of a desktop PC and the freedom of a portable laptop.

Where form meets function


Inspired by our ThinkPad customers, this latest T-Series business machine has a USB-C docking connector on the side rather than underneath, enabling the T480 to be just 19.95 mm / 0.79 inch thin. It also has a range of convenient ports, including the lightning-quick Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3. In addition, you can experience the renowned ThinkPad ergonomic keyboard.

 

Lenovo ThinkPad T480 - Overhead view of the robust 14

 

Power up without powering down


The T480 comes with built-in Power Bridge technology as standard. This innovation is the answer to 'low battery' warnings, especially if you are on the road or without a nearby power outlet. It allows you to swap out a battery and replace it with a fully charged one—without having to turn your machine off. Dual battery system with 2x 24Wh battery is included, rated at upto 13.9 hours*

 (*CruiseTech note: optimal condition manufacture quote may significantly vary from real-world battery life, depending on workload, as such we do not guarantee the system will reach the quoted figure)

Get closer to the action


By configuring your T480 with an IPS screen, you can work more easily —and have more fun during your downtime.

 

Lenovo ThinkPad T480 - Sideview of the laptop flipped open 180 degrees

 

Practical yet secure


The webcam comes with ThinkShutter, a physical cover that you can slide open when you want to use the camera and then close it when you're finished.

Tested for battle, built for success


Every ThinkPad laptop undergoes stringent testing for reliability and durability, including the ability to survive in hazardous physical and environmental conditions.

 

Lenovo ThinkPad T480 - Back view with the laptop slightly open

 

One less thing to worry about

For extra peace of mind, each T480 comes with the excellent Lenovo warranty as standard. This enables you to seek expert assistance.

 

Grading Criteria

All laptops will have passed the functionality testing, and are ready to use out of the box. Our (cosmetic) grading criteria is there to make it easier for you to navigate our listings. We provide further details on each listing when necessary to make sure you have as complete information as possible. We grade laptops by four areas: screen, inside, outside and battery. The area which receives the lowest grading is what the overall grading will be. For instance if the screen is a B but for all other areas it is A, it would be a Grade B laptop.

Note: Our laptops are not shipped in the original box.

Grade A is best described as 'Like-new'. This means that the laptop is almost new or open-box. The laptop may have very small wears and/or marks, however these must be very limited or almost unnoticeable.


Grade B+ is a laptop with a very good condition screen. It may have some wear on the keypad, bezel or trackpad and could have some visible wear on the exterior such as the lid or base. Tests on the battery will show over 60% of the battery charge available.


Grade B describes a laptop with a good condition screen, with faint pressure marks, surface marks and up to 2 stuck pixels. It may have some wear on the keypad, bezel or trackpad and could have some visible wear on the exterior such as the lid or base. Tests on the battery will show over 60% of the battery charge available.


Grade C is used to describe any laptop with a screen that could be described as in a functional condition (visible pressure marks & surface marks, over 2 stuck pixels). There could be heavy wear on the keyboard, trackpad or palmrest and there may be heavy wear and small marks on the exterior such as the lid or base. Tests on the battery will show over 60% of the battery charge available.

Payment

When shopping on our website, you have a few payment options.  

Standard Payment: PayPal

With PayPal you can either pay by signing into your own PayPal account, or you can choose to pay by debit or credit card. PayPal allows for easy payment from Visa, MasterCard, Maestro and American Express cards. 

Finance Option: Klarna

A recent addition for us at CruiseTech is the option to pay using Klarna, one of Europe’s largest banks and payment solution providers, giving you the ability to access Klarna’s innovative payment options. You now have two new finance options:
  1. You can either pay 30 days later
  2. Or you can split the cost of your purchase across two months, called ‘slice it in 3’ (on purchases up to £1000 only).
How does Klarna help?
By opening up a few new ways to pay, you can choose whichever option suits you best. Importantly, the payments options available through Klarna on our website, do not charge interest, meaning our customers can make the choice to pay now, pay in 30 days, or pay over the next 2 months without spending a penny more.
How do I use Klarna?
You'll find Klarna finance option towards the very end of the checkout (see the screenshot below). 
Klarna Finance Explained
We know that getting the item on time is important, for more info:

UK Delivery: Dispatch Speed

Dispatch time: Orders received by 11AM will be dispatched on the same-day*. We use the fully insured courier services (typically by DPD), for your peace of mind.

  1. The orders received afterwards this cut-off time, will normally be sent on the next Business Day. It may be dispatched quicker (though the next-day dispatch is the norm).
  2. You could receive delivery text notifications / emails, if you enter your mobile during checkout process.
  3. If you have any delivery related query - simply open the online chat or get in contact - we're here to help.

 

*It is subject to the fund clearing (most of the payment clears instantly, though rarely - there may be a review time as set by the PayPal or Klarna, which is outwith our control, though we'll dispatch once they clear for us to send). If it will take longer to dispatch, then we'll aim to let you know at the earliest possible time. The same-day dispatch applies exclusively to the orders received via our website directly (it does not apply to our other channels which will have standard next-business day dispatch).

London

UK Delivery: Fast & Free (DPD insured)

  1. We aim to use the next-day service, which applies to the working weekdays. If the Next day service is unavailable at the delivery postcode (e.g. Scottish Highlands, NI, etc), we'll opt for the 2-3 days service for you. Remember, it may take slightly longer around the weekends or the Bank holidays. Whilst we use a premium delivery service (in the rare cases, there may still have delay, for reasons outwith our reasonable control).

  2. Whatever you order from us, you could be assured that the delivery service will be fully insured, for your peace of mind.

  3. We do not formally offer a Saturday delivery option: if you order on a Friday, you will normally receive the item on the next Tuesday. That said, if you have specific request - get in contact, we'll see what we could do.

DPD

Customer Support: Packaging/content arrived with marks?

  1. Your order will be packaged with care in a protective cardboard box.

  2. Please let us know within 7 days of the arrival, if there is physical marks on the packaging/content of your order upon - this is so we can follow-up it with our couriers to address any issue.

Box Courier

Customer Support: Repair & Return

Repair / Servicing option explained:

  • The products that we sell have been thoroughly tested, before they're listed on our store. However, as with all electronic items, it may rarely need servicing. Following a remote diagnostics check, it may be that our technicians note that your device needs a servicing. If so, we may need the unit to back with us for servicing.
  • Our technicians will be here to assist you with the hardware related queries (e.g. my laptop doesn't switch on). Software package support should be directed at your software vendor (e.g. Solidworks, Excel, etc), who will have a better overview. Our technicians may be able to assist with some basic software queries;and if they find the queries needs to be addressed by the software vendors, they may signpost (that way you'll receive more specific support).

  • We are unable to offer any data backup / restore / recovery service. Additionally, we may need to data wipe the computer, as a part of the repair. As a good practice, we advise our customers to regularly back up their data.

  • The repair time time estimate is 2-5 days (excluding the transit time), unless otherwise stated. The return timetable is the following: once the returned items are safely & checked by our technicians. The refund will be issued within 2 business days of the receipt of the item.

Repair & Refund Explained:

  • Within the first 30 days of the delivery: 1) repair; 2) replace (best effort basis); or 3) refund options are available (we'll cover the logistics cost).

  • After the initial 30 days of the delivery: a refund will only be arranged if neither repair nor replacement are possible.

  • After the initial 30 days of the delivery: the onus of the postage cost is with the buyer (for repairs).

  • After the first 6 month of the delivery: the repair/replacement will be quoted options only.

Return option:

  • if the reason of return is "changed mind / I didn't like it", then we would expect our customer to cover the return postage cost.

  • If the item was not as described / does not function upon the delivery (you may need to drop it off at the Post Office), then we will arrange the return postage option at our cost.

Return Courier Liability Explained:

  • Peace-of-mind insured return courier option: is available at £13.80 (deducted from the refund); if the item was not as described / does not function, the we'll cover this within the first 30 days (after the initial 30 days, the onus of this cost is with the customer). From the moment of the collection, the liability is with us (this requires for the item to be sufficiently packaged, please check with us first, if you need advice on packaging).

  • The customer may return their orders, using a courier of their own choosing. However, for the avoidance of doubt: if the return courier service is not paid directly for by us, then the customer is solely responsible for their parcel's safe transit (this is because the liability for the safe transit would be between the sender and the courier company, in case there the return is lost/damaged during the transit). Where the customer has paid for their return courier services themselves: we're unable to refund if the parcel is lost (the liability would be solely between the customer & their courier), this is the same case, if the parcel was damaged by the customers' courier service.

EU/International customers: mark as "RETURNED GOODS" to avoid any Customs charges. We are not responsible for any charges imposed on packages returned unless otherwise agreed upon, the refund will be processed through the same payment method you used to make your original purchase.

*unless damaged during the initial shipping, in which case let us know within 7 days of the delivery.

Customer Support: Additional return policy 

  • Record-keeping:

    • We will record the item's serial number & condition.

    • Where the item is not received, we may register the serial with loss and theft databases to help prevent any fraudulent use or reselling of the item; we're not able to supply serial number before the item is delivered. This is to ensure the privacy of the end-customer.

  • Our items are thoroughly tested & logged for security reasons before shipping. We reserve the right to refuse a refund if we detect any of the following sign of customer induced damage (CID), this includes and is not limited to:

    • Liquid damage, visible physical drops/damages.

    • Damage caused by external electrical power surges. Using a Surge Protected Plug is a suggested generally.

    • If any warranty sticker, labels, key label have been removed/broken; if the bios have been changed; hardware has been modified.

    • If the product has been registered with the manufacturer (where applicable, please only register this product once you have fully inspected and are happy with the product).

Buying:  EU/International orders?

  • We do not accept EU/international orders via our website (should be available in late 2020). However, you're based outside the UK & want to order from us - you can order the same items via our eBay store for global shipping (the price may vary marginally, due to different platform selling fees).

Our eBay Store link: https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/cruisetechpremiumrefurbishers

Buying: What about local collection / viewing?

  • Pre-COVID position: Most of our orders are online, as result this is where we focus on. We do not offer collection on any order. However, we may rarely be able to offer to view of our laptops locally, upon arrangements in advance

  • Since the COVID-19 situation: no local viewing facility / collection is offered. We'll update this page if the situation changes.

(disclaimer: we're based in the upstairs office only in the photo above & are separate from the store below).

Buying: Can I use 3rd Party Re-Shipping Centre / PO box?

  1. We have the right to cancel any order to a 3rd party shipping centre / PO Boxes / or reshipping centre unless we've agreed to these before the order. This is because these service tends to increase the shipping risk.

  2. Customers with a non-standard UK address, for example Armed Forces, should contact us in advance of purchasing, as there may be a surcharge or alternative method/steps of postage required.

VAT could be confusing enough! Most people will not have heard of the VAT Margin Scheme, and will only be aware of the more common form of VAT - Standard VAT. Hopefully the explanation beneath clears things up for you.

What is standard VAT?
Standard VAT is the one you’ll have come across already and are aware of. It is currently charged at 20% and if you’re a VAT registered business you may be able to claim this back. 

What is the VAT Margin Scheme?
The VAT Margin Scheme is frequently used for second hand goods / refurbished products - where the price you see includes the VAT, but the VAT cannot be claimed back, nor displayed separately on the invoice. 

How does the VAT Margin Scheme affect you?
If you’re a consumer, then it doesn’t affect you at all! The price you see is the price you pay. 
If you're VAT registered businesses (or other such organisation that could normally claim back the VAT on eligible purchases), then you will not be able to claim back the VAT on the goods sold on the VAT margin scheme. You might sometimes find it more economical to buy the same product on the Standard VAT scheme.
We recognise that businesses (B2B), and household consumers (B2C) often need different products. As a result, we’re gradually stocking more business focused laptops on the Standard VAT scheme, whilst keeping the VAT margin scheme range for the consumers.