Re: Question about refurbished laptops

Subject: Re: Question about refurbished laptops
From: Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 21:41:34 -0600

I'm with Robert on this one. I've also been buying refurbished Dell Latitudes... I'm using an E6400 right now. I've purchased through in the past but this one came from Red Tag, a subsidy of I purchased an extended warranty from I have several docking stations but bought them from eBay... a buddy of mine just ordered a used one for a Dell Latitude he got at the same time as I got mine. The docking station (with power supply) was $45 including shipping.

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On 1/16/2014 7:28 PM, Robert Lauriston wrote:

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:

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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