Re: Question about refurbished laptops

Subject: Re: Question about refurbished laptops
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: Craig Cardimon <craig -dot- cardimon -at- gmail -dot- com>, techwrl <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:28:26 -0800

I've been buying refurbished Dell Latitudes (not Inspirons) from the
Business section of for years. I get the longest
service contract and replace the laptop when it expires, just in case,
but they last a lot longer than that. My understanding is that
refurbished Dells have to pass more rigorous tests than new ones.

My most recent purchase was an E5420 last March, $499 for 4GB RAM,
250GB HD, 8X DVD writer, plus $100 to extend the warranty to four
years. You can get a nice dock for $160.

I'm still using Windows 7, Windows 8 seems like it may be skippable,
another Vista. I use Win32 for compatibility.

On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 5:03 PM, Craig Cardimon
<craig -dot- cardimon -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Whirlers,
> I'm in the market for a refurbished laptop running Windows 8.1, or an OS
> that is easily upgradeable to 8.1.

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