Lenovo Thinkpad X280 Laptop: 8th Gen i5, 256GB 8GB RAM Warranty VAT

Regular price £549.00

Condition: Seller refurbished
Condition Description: A good condition used laptop, tested and works (the 10 photos are from the listed unit). Has a 12-month warranty with us. Inside looks good (some wears on the bezel); the outside casing has some visible wears/marks (on the lid/edges/visible base mark, etc). It comes with the Lenovo charger only, in a repacked box. This is a powerful laptop, in a thin design, expect some normal/noticeable heat and noise during use/under load (respectively). The keyboard is non-backlit. No fingerprint reader. RAM is not upgradeable. May have remaining manufacturer's warranty remaining** (the serial number indicates Lenovo warranty until May 2022, usually EU wide & local response level may vary, see photo 8). Sold on the standard 20% VAT scheme (EU buyers: we're unable to zero VAT).



Available: Lenovo ThinkPad X280 Business Ultrabook (Core i5-8350U, 256GB SSD, Warranty)

The agility to enable yours
  • The thin and ultralight ThinkPad X280 optimizes your journey to success. 
  • A longer battery life with RapidCharge ensures uninterrupted inspiration on the go. 
  • And whether you’re in the office, at the corner cafe, or at 30,000 feet, you can rest assured your ideas stay yours with enhanced security features.

Tech Specs (of the listed unit):
Intel Core i5-8350U Quad Core @ 1.7Ghz (upto 3.6Ghz TurboBoost, 6MB SmartCache)
The real world performance is not far from the Core i7-8550U
8GB RAM (non-upgradeable)
256GB SSD 
12.5" 1366x768, TN panel (non-touch)
Non-Backlit Keypad (UK QWERTY layout)
Windows 10 Pro 64bit
Dolby® Premium Audio™
No fingerprint reader
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 ac (Intel Dual-Band), Bluetooth, no WWAN
Ports: 2x USB 3; 1x USB Type-C; 1x Intel Thunderbolt; 1x HDMI; 
1x native RJ45 support (dongle sold separately); audio jack
Battery: 6 cell Li-Ion 48WH 

We do not guarantee the battery will reach the manufacturer's estimate, as it varies significantly with settings, usage & other factors.

What's included:
Lenovo ThinkPad X280
AC Charger (with the UK plug cable)
EU buyers: leave a note if you'd like the EU plug cable

Peace of mind:
We include a 12-month return to base coverage from the date of arrival.
Our technician will provide support (simply contact us). If the initial remote diagnostics shows the need, we may request for you to get the item to us for servicing (within 30 days, repair/replace, or refund available); 
after the initial 30 days, a refund will only be arranged if repair or replacement is not possible. After the initial 30 days, the onus of the postage cost is with the buyer.
  1. During the service, we cannot be held responsible for any data loss that may occur, as we may be required to reinstall the Operating System (which will erase previous data).
  2. We are unable to offer data recovery. As a good practice, we advise our customers to regularly back up their data. 
  3. This does not apply to cosmetic wear due to use, nor existing issue(s) already noted in the original listing, nor does it cover any consumable part (e.g. the battery). During the service, if damage due to misuse is found, e.g. liquid damage /drops, cracked screen, etc, then the cover will be voided (set out fully in the "additional return policy details" below).
  4. *Our 12-month RTB cover, is separate to any remaining manufacturer's warranty. To be clear, any remaining manufacturer's warranty is not considered a part of this listing's offer, and should be considered as bonus only, should you aim to use it (the rationale is that whilst the Lenovo laptops' warranty follow the serial number & are serviceable under such warranty normally - we have no influence over the manufacturers' warranty policy in the future, should they adjust); as such we stand by our 12-month RTB limited hardware cover only, as a part of this listing.

Delivery info:
We know getting the item on time is important - so here are more details.

UK delivery:
  1. You could receive delivery text notifications / emails, if you enter your mobile during the checkout.
  2. Your order will be packed with care, we aim to offer peace of mind by using insured courier services (where possible).
  3. Items will generally be dispatched on the next working day after payment (sometimes we can process it sooner, however, next day is the norm for the delivery company to collect)
  4. We use a next day service to send our items (next-day applies to weekdays). Where the Next-day service is unavailable in the delivery post code (in a few regions e.g. Scottish Highlands, NI), we'll opt for the 2 days or 2-3 days service for you.
  5. The delivery may take slightly longer around the weekends or bank holidays, as there isn't Saturday delivery. So if you order on Friday, you will normally receive the item early on the next week.
  6. This is a trackable service and you will have to sign for your delivery. Customers with a non standard UK address, for example Armed Forces, should contact us in advance of the listing ending as there may be a surcharge or alternative method of postage required.
EU/International delivery:
  • Our international shipping is processed by eBay Global Shipping Programme (GSP).
  • We use the same 24 hour service to send the parcel to eBay for processing, who then sends the parcel out to you.
  • eBay GSP handles the logistics & protects the item against damage in international transit.

Product info:

Portability perfected


When we completely redesigned the all-new ThinkPad X280, we took portability seriously. It weighs in at 1.16 kg—13% less than its predecessor. And at just 17.4 mm, it’s 15% thinner as well. Which means you’re getting the most compact 12.5” Ultrabook.

Primed for productivity

Despite its aggressively streamlined design, the ThinkPad X280 packs even more punch than previous models. From cutting-edge 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors to the fast SSD storage, from RapidCharge to its innovative security options, the X280 gives you the resources to drive your business forward.


ThinkPad X280

Takes a beating in stride


From spilled drinks to drops and knocks, modern laptops need to withstand life on the road. The ThinkPad X280 has you covered. It’s tested against 12 MIL-SPEC requirements and passes more than 200 durability tests. Whether it’s a day at the office, or a day on the move, the X280 has you covered.

From 0 to 80 in 60

The ThinkPad X280 delivers a longer battery life**. And if you’re running low, the RapidCharge feature provides 80% capacity in just an hour. So a lunch break or a layover is a quick opportunity to top the charge up. 

**CruiseTech note: Battery life is based on the MobileMark® methodology and is an estimated maximum. Actual battery life may vary based on many factors, including screen brightness, active applications, features, power management settings, battery age and conditioning, and other customer preferences - as such we do not guarantee the system will reach the manufacturer's quote.


Lenovo ThinkPad X280 Left Side View

Down with dongles


Connecting on the road—or even in one of your own conference rooms—can be a hassle. That’s why we’ve packed the X280 with a robust selection of connectors—including Thunderbolt, USB Type-C, HDMI, and more.

Prepare to be thunderstruck

The ThinkPad X280 includes Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3—the technology that brings lightning-fast Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gbps. Connect a cable from your USB-C port to a Thunderbolt 3-enabled device, and get four times the data and twice the video bandwidth of any other port type, while also supplying power.


Lenovo ThinkPad X280 Left and Right Side View

For your eyes only


Data security is more important than ever. That’s why we designed the X280 with a range of security options. ThinkShutter means you don’t have to put a sticker on your laptop camera to ensure privacy

Why choose CruiseTech?

Refurbished with Care

We focus on the products from the well-known brands, which we are confident about recommending. They've been thoroughly checked & tested through our processes (by our technicians). You could be assured that we pride ourselves on the quality products we sell, and the service we provide.

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Customer Review


Rang for advice before ordering. Laptop came within 24 hrs after ordering. Can't fault it. Human voices, good prices, quick delivery. Thank you.

Corinne Hey

Excellent online information, great laptop ,was as new totally unmarked,and very fast service.

John Hughes

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