Recertified laptop

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    I am seriously considering this even though I 'm not a big Dell fan.
    It's $489 with free shipping.

    Inspiron 17R - N7010 17.3" screen

    * Inspiron 17R
    * Processor: Intel Core i3-350M Processor (2.26GHz, 3M cache)
    * Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium
    * 160 GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM)
    * 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz (2 DIMMs)
    * 8X DVD +/- RW Drive
    * Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD

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    Why do you hate Del?
     
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    Something about black socks and sandals. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    While we've never bought a refurbished laptop, we were in the process of doing that when we saw a great deal at Best Buy for just as good a price as the refurbished one from Dell.

    I can tell you that with the exception of the first ipod we ever bought, all others have been refurbished and we've never had any problems with them. They were, indeed , like new.

    Do it.
     
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    You can get similar deals with other manufacturers, or even get a brand new computer with similar stats in the same price range, why saddle yourself with a Dell?

    Only a person who has never had to deal with a serious issue on a Dell computer could ask that question.
     
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    I haven't found any other deals like that on a 17 inch i3 chip (or better) at that price. Also recerts have gone through an extensive once over and any issues it may have has been found and fixed, it also has a one year warranty which is why I'm considering it. While I would prefer a Sony or HP, they're $150 to 300 more for the same general configuration.
    Either that or I keep using my old T60 Thinkpad for another 6 months and wait for the prices to drop even more.
     
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    Well, I know why I hate Del...he always crashes.

    But I'm sure others have had different experiences and I was simply curious.
     
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    I NEVER buy any brand of laptop other than Toshiba, for any reason.

    I recently bought a new one

    Dual AMD Phenom Dual Core Processors 2.9 GhZ
    4 GB RAM
    500 GB HDD
    Blu Ray player

    $698 at Best Buy
     
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    Sloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
     
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    I'm still using a T60 Thinkpad and I have no interest in the latest and greatest, waste of money.
    This one is 10 times faster than my current one, duh.
    Oh I'd love a Toshiba but I've read they don't play well with Linux.
     
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