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Windows 7: Manufacturer refurbished laptop?

11 Dec 2010   #31
xXFL4WL3Ss

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It's kinda expensive for the specs, i5, 4gb ram, screen is not even 1080p, and its 14in not 15, I'm more looking for i7, 6gb ram, 1080p, 15in, backlit keyboard, these are my main specs, the rest I don't care so much about.


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11 Dec 2010   #32
LiquidSnak

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SDD is expensive man, too expensive.
I think if you have a $1500 PC, the $200 for the SSD are justified.


whs,
For $1700 for a laptop that baby better sing my to sleep and have my coffee ready in the morning......I guess I am just C H E A P!!!
That is cheap lol. My gaming laptop cost well over that.

I would not buy anything "refurbished" from eBay. eBay US at least has degraded into a cesspool of crap for sale by "stores."

Find a factory refurbished laptop from a reputable store, you won't be disappointed. I still have a refurbished XP desktop from 2004
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11 Dec 2010   #33
whs
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Again, have a look at this one. It has everything you want plus a super graphics card at $900. It is only short on RAM (has 4GBs - it is hard to envision why you would need more). But that is easy to fix. Toshiba Satellite A665 S6093 Laptop Computer With 16 LED Backlit Screen Intel Core i7 740QM Processor With 8 Way Multi Task Processing by Office Depot

On the graphics card one review commented this: NVIDIA GeForce GT300 is surely a wild beast.
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11 Dec 2010   #34
xXFL4WL3Ss

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Again, have a look at this one. It has everything you want plus a super graphics card at $900. It is only short on RAM (has 4GBs - it is hard to envision why you would need more). But that is easy to fix. Toshiba Satellite A665 S6093 Laptop Computer With 16 LED Backlit Screen Intel Core i7 740QM Processor With 8 Way Multi Task Processing by Office Depot

On the graphics card one review commented this: NVIDIA GeForce GT300 is surely a wild beast.
Yes you're right but the resolution is 1366 x 768, like I said before it's really hard to find a 15in laptop with a 1080p screen.
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11 Dec 2010   #35
whs
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Hmm, I guess the 1080p is important to you. I would not know the difference. I never use a game - not even Hearts - LOL.
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11 Dec 2010   #36
LiquidSnak

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Even a small 15" laptop runs at 720p resolution. That's hi-def too, you know.
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12 Dec 2010   #37
xXFL4WL3Ss

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Yeah I know what you guys mean, but I'm spending $1500 mybe more on a laptop and I'm keeping it for a long time, so I kinda don't wanna regret not getting this or that you know, I wanna be fully satisfied with my purchase
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12 Dec 2010   #38
whs
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Yeah I know what you guys mean, but I'm spending $1500 mybe more on a laptop and I'm keeping it for a long time, so I kinda don't wanna regret not getting this or that you know, I wanna be fully satisfied with my purchase
I hear what you are saying, but consider this:

a. A top of the line laptop has powerful components (CPU, Graphics, HDD) that need a lot of electricity and therefore produce a lot of heat. That laptop will run hot like hell and there is little you can do about it. The lifespan of such a laptop will be very short.

b. Because of the packaging of the laptop, you can only access the RAM bay and the HDD bay. That gives you few options to change/upgrade the system. I changed the HDD in a "hot" HP laptop and replaced it with a SSD. That solved the heat problem but also cost good money for less disk space (as compared to the original HDD).

c. Laptops are not really intended as "workhorses". For that, desktops are a lot better. And regardles what you buy now, it is going to be "old iron" in a few months from now. I therefore always recommend to buy "middle of the road" laptops in the $500 to $700 range.

d. With a desktop you have a lot more options. The box does not heat up that easily and if it does you can change the fans. You can also change/upgrade other components very easily and "go with the times". All you need is a good mobo (e.g. with an LGA 1366 socket for Intel) and you will be open ended for a while. If it comes with an i5 or i7 CPU you could move to a i7 x980 or the new x990, you can upgrade the graphics, add a SSD for the OS without losing your HDD(s) - (in one Dell box I even tied my SSD with Velco to the frame because these Dell morons did not provide for disk bays). You can also get a screen of your choice - I like big screens and currently work with 22" - but bigger is better.

So bottom line: Get a cheap laptop (or netbook) to check your mail at Starbucks or McDonalds, but get a desktop for home.
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12 Dec 2010   #39
xXFL4WL3Ss

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Yeah I know what you guys mean, but I'm spending $1500 mybe more on a laptop and I'm keeping it for a long time, so I kinda don't wanna regret not getting this or that you know, I wanna be fully satisfied with my purchase
I hear what you are saying, but consider this:

a. A top of the line laptop has powerful components (CPU, Graphics, HDD) that need a lot of electricity and therefore produce a lot of heat. That laptop will run hot like hell and there is little you can do about it. The lifespan of such a laptop will be very short.

b. Because of the packaging of the laptop, you can only access the RAM bay and the HDD bay. That gives you few options to change/upgrade the system. I changed the HDD in a "hot" HP laptop and replaced it with a SSD. That solved the heat problem but also cost good money for less disk space (as compared to the original HDD).

c. Laptops are not really intended as "workhorses". For that, desktops are a lot better. And regardles what you buy now, it is going to be "old iron" in a few months from now. I therefore always recommend to buy "middle of the road" laptops in the $500 to $700 range.

d. With a desktop you have a lot more options. The box does not heat up that easily and if it does you can change the fans. You can also change/upgrade other components very easily and "go with the times". All you need is a good mobo (e.g. with an LGA 1366 socket for Intel) and you will be open ended for a while. If it comes with an i5 or i7 CPU you could move to a i7 x980 or the new x990, you can upgrade the graphics, add a SSD for the OS without losing your HDD(s) - (in one Dell box I even tied my SSD with Velco to the frame because these Dell morons did not provide for disk bays). You can also get a screen of your choice - I like big screens and currently work with 22" - but bigger is better.

So bottom line: Get a cheap laptop (or netbook) to check your mail at Starbucks or McDonalds, but get a desktop for home.
Yeah you're kinda right, I don't need to get the most powerfull laptop out there, i5, 4gb ram etc... will be fine, and you also reminded me of laptop heat, my laptop heats up right now like crazy, up to 85-90c, just surfing the net, and I don't want that to happen to my next one.
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12 Dec 2010   #40
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Good, I am glad you can follow my logic. I would hate you to spend a lot of money only to find out that you "bought" a lot of problems.
But your laptop is too hot. You need to do something about that or it will melt some day. For starters you can blow out the vents with compressed air. Then I would get a coolpad - they sell for $20 to $40. And finally you can do what I did - replace the HDD with a SSD, but that is kind of expensive. I did that because it was the wife's pet laptop. But that is another story.
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