Need help choosing an office laptop.


Jun 16, 2016
Lately i have been searching around for a laptop that could handle office stuff (word,excel) and maybe some movies. It needs to have a decent processor (that's why i'm choosing an i3) and good keyboard, so i can type effortlessly. (i know that most laptops have crappy keyboards at this price range)

I found a great deal on Lenovo ThinkPad E550, for 300€.

Some specs:
39.6 cm (15.6"), without OS
Display: 1366 x 768, non-glare
Intel Core i3-5005U 2x 2.00 GHz
Intel HD Graphics 5500 Shared Memory
4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD
2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, WiFi

Should i proceed with the purchase?
Will appreciate any advice on the subject.

Greetings, skyatday:

It looks fine and will meet your stated requirements. Now you just need an OS, and if you install free Linux you'll end up with a full laptop for 300 euro - not bad at all.

I'm guessing it's Used or Refurbished, and if that doesn't bother you, take a look at this refurbished E550:

The i3 option has Win7 Pro preinstalled and sells for $340 or 318 euro. You could even consider the refurbished i7 option selling for $471 or 440 euro. That's quite a bump upwards in price, but you do get an i7 CPU, Win7 Pro, 2GBs of discrete GPU, double the RAM and a 2K screen.

Best of luck,