Laptop With Linux - 12.5" Portable option 2 (Mid Range Spec Lenovo ThinkPad)
This is our portable option 2, Mid-Range Lenovo ThinkPad X260 i5
This is a great spec little laptop that will come with 16GB Ram and a 256GB SSD hard drive and has the option to upgrade to 512GB for additional cost.
ThinkPads are Lenovo's high end business machines that are designed to never let you down and this is our highly portable 12.5" screen option, perfect for those always on the go!
We utilise refurbished Lenovo ThinkPad laptops as they offer reliability, durability and value that is simply unbeatable. They all also come with Solid State Drives (SSD) instead of standard Hard disk drives, as they are much faster & more reliable than old style disk drives.
Buy with confidence
Most laptop or desktop computers come loaded with either Microsoft Windows or Apple macOS preinstalled as the operating system (OS). Both of these operating systems have contact tracing built in to the OS. This means that your computer is watching you everywhere you go. While we won’t get into all of the things that Microsoft, Google, and Apple OS’s are capable of from a surveillance perspective, the same rule applies to them all.
It doesn’t matter how much security software you install on them. If the OS is manufactured by Microsoft, Google, or Apple, your OS is spying on you.
The bottom line, you ask? You MUST stop using all of their products as soon as possible. It is time to move to Linux.
What's it like using Linux?
We install the latest version of Linux Mint on our PC's and laptops - Cinnamon Edition. This is easiest Linux OS to get used to as it functions just like Windows.
Check out this video here of what the experience of using Linux Mint is like:
What are the specs of this machine?
This X250 laptop will come with 16GB Ram and a 256GB SSD hard drive, upgradeable to 512GB if you prefer.
Full general specs of these machines can be viewed here.
The specs in this link are general specs - As we source our laptops from professional refurb companies, they are never the same and the additional factory options that each laptop comes with will vary. For example, some will come with a fingerprint scanner and a backlit keyboard, some won't.Added Encryption
An option with our Linux machines is to opt for an additional layer of security in the form of encryption that is not enabled by default.
This ensures that your hard drive is protected from having any data stolen without your knowledge if the laptop was to end up in the wrong hands or be confiscated.
Please note: This additional layer of encryption is quite harsh. It is designed for those who want their laptop locked down from any unwanted intrusion. If you enter this password incorrectly 3 times, your machine may lock up permentantly.
Keep in mind, if you forget this password or the machine malfunctions permenantly, this also means you may not be able to recover the data. So, if you opt for this option, make regular back-ups of your data.
**Important note: After you place your order, you will receive a confirmation email. If you opt for extra encryption, please reply to the confirmation email and let us know what you would like your password to be. With this additional layer of protection, your machine will request 2 passwords from you; the first to access the hard drive, which cannot be changed, and the second to login.
For your peace of mind
What condition is this laptop in?
We work hard to ensure we always source the highest quality PCs and laptops that are in great condition from reputable refurbishing specialists.
Generally, these X260's are clean machines. Just please purchase with the knowledge that, although we strive for excellent condition, they are not new machines and some will have minor use marks and sometimes minor shine on the keys and trackpads.
They come with original Lenovo chargers.
Need further support?
Do you have questions or need help with your new device?
We are always here to assist and guide you through what device is best for you and talk through any specific requirements you have. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need to dive deeper, or have situations you require help with, you can book a one hour consultation with one of our technical and security experts to help you set up your device or talk through any privacy or security issues and concerns you have.
Add this consultation to your order from the drop-down options or make a booking hereWhat is the lead time?
These X260's are usually well stocked and, at the moment, are generally turned around and shipped within 3 days.
Due to high demand, we can have up to a 1 to 2 week lead time on Linux machines. Please be patient with us if this is your experience, we are only a small team, and we will endeavour to fulfil your order as fast as possible.
If your requirement is urgent, let us know and we'll do what we can to fulfil your order faster.
**Free UK Delivery**
**Customs Disclaimer for International customers outside the UK**
We are UK based, and although we supply to Europe, and globally, customs charges may be applied upon delivery.
It is up to you to ensure you are aware of any charges which may be added by customs in your country and make your own arrangements to work with or work around these charges. We ship internationally via Royal Mail as they have the best import agreements with other countries.