Lenovo ThinkPad W550s 3K Touch Laptop: Core i7-5600U 16GB RAM 256GB Warranty VAT
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Lenovo ThinkPad W550s 3K Touch Laptop: Core i7-5600U 16GB RAM 256GB Warranty VAT

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£725.00

Condition: Seller refurbished

Condition Description: A good condition used unit (photos are from the listed unit). Sold on the standard VAT scheme (we're unable to zero VAT for GSP orders). Has Lenovo warranty until 2020 (tends to be EU wide coverage, local response level varies, see photo 3). Outside casing has visible wears/marks (there is a small hairline crack visible on the left-hand side of the lid, see photo 6-7; some wears/marks visible on the lid/edges/base, etc). Inside looks okay (trackpad/palmrest have visible wears, etc). Screen works, looks decent (the matt screen protector has some keypad marks - less visible when the screen is on; marks are not on the display itself). Battery holds 88% & 75% capacity (HWMonitor estimation only). Comes with the AC charger, in repacked box.

 

Available: Lenovo W550s Workstation laptop (16GB RAM, upto 3.2Ghz Core i7, NVIDIA Quadro, Backlit-Key)

PORTABLE BUT POWERFUL

  • Innovative, Highly Mobile Design
  • Legendary W Series Horsepower
  • ISV Certified with Over 100 Apps
  • Passes 11 Military Spec Tests, 
  • 3K Multitouch IPS Displays
  • Dolby® Advanced Audio™ Speakers
Comes boxed and ready to use, running Windows 10 Pro with the core drivers installed.
 

Spec (of the listed unit): 

 

 

  • 15.5" 3K (2880x1620) Display, LED-backlit, touch (IPS)
    • High-resolution screen makes multitasking easier.
  • Intel Core i7-5600U Processor @ 2.60Ghz (4MB Cache, upto 3.2Ghz, 4 Threads, 2 Cores)
    • TurboBoost when you need it to make the system more responsive
  • 16GB RAM (Huge amount of RAM to keep apps & projects open)
  • 256GB Solid State Drive (ensures faster boot, and apps opening)
  • 2GB Nvidia Quadro K620M  DDR3 Dedicated Professional GPU 
  • Backlit ThinkPad Precision full-size keypad (UK QWERTY) & dual point system
  • Stereo Speakers with Dolby® Home Theater® 
  • Running Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit 
  • Ports: (1x) VGA, (1x) mini-DisplayPort v 1.2, (3x) USB 3.0, (1x) Mic / 3.5mm audio jack, (1x) Gigabit Ethernet, (1x) Docking connector
  • Wireless: Wireless (supports 802.11 b/g/n; no ac support), Bluetooth, no WWAN 

     

  • Features: Webcam with dual noise-cancelling HD microphones
  • Dimensions: 15" x 10.2" x 0.92"
  • Battery: 3 cell front battery (44wh) + 6 cell rear battery
 
This listing includes: 
  • Lenovo W550s laptop
  • AC Charger (with the UK plug cable)
EU buyer? Include a note at checkout, if you'd like us to swap the UK plug cable for the EU plug (free, may delay the shipping by 1 day).

 

Product description:

PROVEN, TESTED PERFORMANCE

W Series ThinkPads exclusively feature ISV-ceritification, because photographers, light CAD/CAM users, digital content creators, and other industry pros require proven performance and software stability. Numerous applications are tested and certified by industry-leading independent software vendors (ISV).

MILITARY-GRADE DURABILITY

Whether you drop it, spill coffee on it, leave it in your car on a blistering day, or dump it out in the snow, the W550s has been tested to withstand a wide variety of calamities through rigorous, military levels of testing. It validates the ruggedness, durability, and quality of ThinkPad products.

MORE POWER WITH POWER BRIDGE

Stay unplugged for longer. Plus, when you need more time, Power Bridge technology lets you hot-swap the removable rear 6-cell battery with an extra travel battery, without powering down. The internal 3-cell battery keeps you up and running.

WORLD-RENOWNED NAVIGATION

Full-sized and spill-resistant, the legendary ThinkPad ergonomic keyboard is renowned for its full array of keys, excellent feel, and TrackPoint® pointing device. We've enhanced our 2015 TrackPad based on customer feedback, incorporating a larger area with three-button control. The backlit keyboard makes working in dark environments effortless.

A DISPLAY FOR ANY NEED

W550s features an optional 10-point multitouch panel with up to 3K (2880 x 1620) resolution and IPS technology In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology allows for vivid colors and nearly 180-degree viewing angles.

DOLBY®-BACKED STEREO SOUND

A suite of audio technology from Dolby delivers a crisp, clear cinematic surround sound for music, movies, games, and more. Hear every detail clearly and experience the full impact of your entertainment anywhere.

INTEGRATED HD WEBCAM & MIC

 

Never miss a thing in web conferences: a low-light sensitive 720p HD webcam with wide-angle viewing and face-tracking, along with dual noise-cancelling microphones deliver crystal-clear private and conference mode VOIP meetings.

Condition: Seller refurbished

Condition Description: A good condition used unit (photos are from the listed unit). Sold on the standard VAT scheme (we're unable to zero VAT for GSP orders). Has Lenovo warranty until 2020 (tends to be EU wide coverage, local response level varies, see photo 3). Outside casing has visible wears/marks (there is a small hairline crack visible on the left-hand side of the lid, see photo 6-7; some wears/marks visible on the lid/edges/base, etc). Inside looks okay (trackpad/palmrest have visible wears, etc). Screen works, looks decent (the matt screen protector has some keypad marks - less visible when the screen is on; marks are not on the display itself). Battery holds 88% & 75% capacity (HWMonitor estimation only). Comes with the AC charger, in repacked box.

 

Available: Lenovo W550s Workstation laptop (16GB RAM, upto 3.2Ghz Core i7, NVIDIA Quadro, Backlit-Key)

PORTABLE BUT POWERFUL

  • Innovative, Highly Mobile Design
  • Legendary W Series Horsepower
  • ISV Certified with Over 100 Apps
  • Passes 11 Military Spec Tests, 
  • 3K Multitouch IPS Displays
  • Dolby® Advanced Audio™ Speakers
Comes boxed and ready to use, running Windows 10 Pro with the core drivers installed.
 

Spec (of the listed unit): 

 

 

  • 15.5" 3K (2880x1620) Display, LED-backlit, touch (IPS)
    • High-resolution screen makes multitasking easier.
  • Intel Core i7-5600U Processor @ 2.60Ghz (4MB Cache, upto 3.2Ghz, 4 Threads, 2 Cores)
    • TurboBoost when you need it to make the system more responsive
  • 16GB RAM (Huge amount of RAM to keep apps & projects open)
  • 256GB Solid State Drive (ensures faster boot, and apps opening)
  • 2GB Nvidia Quadro K620M  DDR3 Dedicated Professional GPU 
  • Backlit ThinkPad Precision full-size keypad (UK QWERTY) & dual point system
  • Stereo Speakers with Dolby® Home Theater® 
  • Running Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit 
  • Ports: (1x) VGA, (1x) mini-DisplayPort v 1.2, (3x) USB 3.0, (1x) Mic / 3.5mm audio jack, (1x) Gigabit Ethernet, (1x) Docking connector
  • Wireless: Wireless (supports 802.11 b/g/n; no ac support), Bluetooth, no WWAN 

     

  • Features: Webcam with dual noise-cancelling HD microphones
  • Dimensions: 15" x 10.2" x 0.92"
  • Battery: 3 cell front battery (44wh) + 6 cell rear battery
 
This listing includes: 
  • Lenovo W550s laptop
  • AC Charger (with the UK plug cable)
EU buyer? Include a note at checkout, if you'd like us to swap the UK plug cable for the EU plug (free, may delay the shipping by 1 day).

 

Product description:

PROVEN, TESTED PERFORMANCE

W Series ThinkPads exclusively feature ISV-ceritification, because photographers, light CAD/CAM users, digital content creators, and other industry pros require proven performance and software stability. Numerous applications are tested and certified by industry-leading independent software vendors (ISV).

MILITARY-GRADE DURABILITY

Whether you drop it, spill coffee on it, leave it in your car on a blistering day, or dump it out in the snow, the W550s has been tested to withstand a wide variety of calamities through rigorous, military levels of testing. It validates the ruggedness, durability, and quality of ThinkPad products.

MORE POWER WITH POWER BRIDGE

Stay unplugged for longer. Plus, when you need more time, Power Bridge technology lets you hot-swap the removable rear 6-cell battery with an extra travel battery, without powering down. The internal 3-cell battery keeps you up and running.

WORLD-RENOWNED NAVIGATION

Full-sized and spill-resistant, the legendary ThinkPad ergonomic keyboard is renowned for its full array of keys, excellent feel, and TrackPoint® pointing device. We've enhanced our 2015 TrackPad based on customer feedback, incorporating a larger area with three-button control. The backlit keyboard makes working in dark environments effortless.

A DISPLAY FOR ANY NEED

W550s features an optional 10-point multitouch panel with up to 3K (2880 x 1620) resolution and IPS technology In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology allows for vivid colors and nearly 180-degree viewing angles.

DOLBY®-BACKED STEREO SOUND

A suite of audio technology from Dolby delivers a crisp, clear cinematic surround sound for music, movies, games, and more. Hear every detail clearly and experience the full impact of your entertainment anywhere.

INTEGRATED HD WEBCAM & MIC

 

Never miss a thing in web conferences: a low-light sensitive 720p HD webcam with wide-angle viewing and face-tracking, along with dual noise-cancelling microphones deliver crystal-clear private and conference mode VOIP meetings.

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.