In the Product Description it is clearly stated that this laptop comes with the following graphics card installed. NVidia Quadro NVS3100M with 256MB of dedicated memory. Here's the copied text from the product description page: Graphics: Nvidia Quadro NVS 3100M graphics with 256MB dedicated memory There is not a graphics card installed in this system except for the Intel(R) HD Graphics which is built into the motherboard on this system and will not support programs such as AutoCAD. Also, this laptop didnt come with any paperwork letting me know if I can possibly find another solution to the problem. I will simply have to schedule a return to Overstock.com. I am an engineering student and specifically ordered this refurbished laptop so that I could run AutoCAD. This laptop would be fine for your usual everyday use of MS Office products but if thats all you need it for then you can go find the sytem that they actually sent me for around $270 with a 1 year warranty rather than there 90 day warranty. I am extreamly disapointed and will never again order any type of electronics from Overstock.com, I will stick with rugs and the basic household items...maybe. Now my classes start in a couple days and I will not have a laptop or computer to do my school work on. I have to return this item wait to get refunded my money before I can afford to go out and find a laptop that will work for the software I need to use. I also ordered the docking station from Amazon and the item has already shipped so I will more than likely need to return that order as well.
A refurbished computer can be a good option when you need an upgrade and you're on a limited budget. This notebook is a great replacement for one of our older laptops which had limited resources and was running on the obsolete WindowsXP OS.
Out of the box you get the feeling this is crap with the barest of capability. Also the keyboard keys began to fall out in the first day's use. Then why recommend? First you need to run windows update with maybe 200 or so files for install and a dozen restarts. That will fix stuff that doesn't work like connection to monitor(s) from laptop or docking station, access designated sound input/output, etc. As it turns out, I had to run a fix for the updater error before the update can actually work. Buy more RAM and replace the 2gb RAM card under the trap door. Also suggest wireless keyboard and mouse set up, which in my case was a necessity. Want to get more mileage out of the computer? I assembled an eGPU using Vidock and GTX770, giving me up to 6 monitor screens using motherboard graphics and the GTX770. If you are a gamer or graphics person, you can create your own eGPU for your needs. By now it has become a more expensive computer system of course. I think the key here is that you can buy an i5 processor laptop and build a la carte. If you are comfortable with this stuff, it can be a good starter for your system.
This is my second purchase of a ThinkPad Tseries Laptops. These things are built like tanks and keep on ticking. I still have a T23 from way back that runs XP/Linux on it and is still kicking. The product description is detailed for this T410. The pictures are there only to serve as a quick guide on what the laptop looks like but is not representative. I've already put this thing through its paces and it runs great for being a refurb. Even the batter is good. Still holds a charge not like some other laptops that come with a basically dead battery. The other reviewer want the one with the NVida card, but this one only comes with an inter video card which is well enough for basic online gaming. All in all, I will continue to buy my laptops from Overstock without hesitation.