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Windows 7: Used Dell Computer. Bargain or something else?

02 Jul 2013   #1
Smorton

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Used Dell Computer. Bargain or something else?

I can buy from a friend a used Dell computer which has been refurbished for $430.00. I probably would put in an SSD. Is this a good deal or something to avoid?


It has Win7 HP but I probably could talk them into Win7 Pro.


PROCESSOR Intel- 17-920. 2.66. 8MB. BLM, DO
Card, Graphics, 512, 4350. M1 13
Dual In-line Memory Module, 2G""1066, 256X64, 8, 240, 2RX8
Card, Wireless. Network, DW1525, Full Height
Dual In-line Memory Module, 2G""1066, 256X64, 8, 240, 2RX8
Thanks
Smorton


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03 Jul 2013   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

You might be able to get a better barebones deal at NewEgg.com with there holiday sales this weekend


Newegg.com - Daily Deals on Computer Parts, Laptop Computers, Electronics, Digital Cameras, Unlocked Cell Phones and more!
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03 Jul 2013   #3
Smorton

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I looked over the link but didn't see any intel I7's. Is this one pretty dates?

SM
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03 Jul 2013   #4
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Smorton View Post
I can buy from a friend a used Dell computer which has been refurbished for $430.00. I probably would put in an SSD. Is this a good deal or something to avoid?


It has Win7 HP but I probably could talk them into Win7 Pro.


PROCESSOR Intel- 17-920. 2.66. 8MB. BLM, DO
Card, Graphics, 512, 4350. M1 13
Dual In-line Memory Module, 2G""1066, 256X64, 8, 240, 2RX8
Card, Wireless. Network, DW1525, Full Height
Dual In-line Memory Module, 2G""1066, 256X64, 8, 240, 2RX8
Thanks
Smorton
Hi Smorton,

It seems a good specification systems. If possible then try to add in a 2 Gb graphic card as I am assuming that you would be using this system primarily for gaming or video extensive applications.

Also, let us know the model number of the system so we can advise you about the maximum capacity of SSD supported by this system.

If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us.
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03 Jul 2013   #5
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Dell sells refurbished systems. Check them out. Some of the refurb's are really brand new systems that orders were cancelled. However, look close at their refurb list and exactly what is on or comes with the particular model. Sometimes, Dell will have new PC advertised specials that are near (or even lower) than the refurb's if you are not in a hurry for a new system.

Dell | Dell
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03 Jul 2013   #6
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
I wouldn't normally recommend a Used computer since you can get decent NEW ones's cheaply enough --however DELL is an exception -- as the previous poster says most of these are usually "Aborted orders" - and Refurbished ones if not aborted orders are totally REBUILT machines so you are probably OK on this one. You will get the same warranty too that a Brand new computer has.

Cheers
jimbo
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03 Jul 2013   #7
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

If the Dell is one of the business-oriented models - Optiplex, Dimension, Precision, Vostro, for instance - then I'd buy it without hesitation. It is my personal experience that these models are a cut above the rest, especially where reliability is concerned.
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03 Jul 2013   #8
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

The Dimension line was discontinued about 6 years ago (not too long after Vista came out) and replaced by the Inspiron desktop line. The Vostro line has been recently discontinued. Vostro's were basically "entry level" business systems.
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03 Jul 2013   #9
Smorton

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I would not be buying it for gaming because I have never done that.

I don't want to buy it if it is not a read good deal.

I do like a lot of speed with a computer.

Thanks

SM
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04 Jul 2013   #10
Smorton

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

It I wanted to get a computer with a state of the art processor such as the Intel i7 4770 K Haswell CPU, is it better to have it built or buy it as part of a Dell, etc. I assume you can't simply combine an Intel i7 4770 K Haswell CPU with a bunch of other components but rather you need a certain motherboard, etc.

DocBrown, I assume you can't make this a part of a bare bones system you mentioned in your reply.

Please forgive in dullness in this post.

Any input is appreciated.

Smorton
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