Re: Question about refurbished laptops

Subject: Re: Question about refurbished laptops
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:33:12 -0800

> I'm in the market for a refurbished laptop running Windows 8.1, or an OS
> that is easily upgradeable to 8.1. I'm looking to buy refurbished rather
> than new because refurbished is much cheaper. Always!
> There is a computer shop nearby that sells used laptops, but their
> inventory isn't online and can't be easily checked. I could buy something
> from Amazon, or, or any one of a number of vendors.
> Is there an online vendor I should avoid? Not that comes to mind, but
> only look at official "*factory* refurbished" units.
> Which laptop brand should I aim for? I prefer ASUS and Lenovo in
> relation to bang per buck. I'm currently running an ASUS with which I'm
> enamored.
> Is there a laptop brand I should avoid? I detest Dell and have had some
> recent bad experience with two HP models involving broken mobo port
> connections. My Toshibas always provided good service, and my ThinkPad (now
> Lenovo-branded) was built like a freakin' tank! I'd still be running it if
> it weren't 18 years old and not on par with today's specs.
> > Chris

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