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Old 07-20-2015, 12:41 PM
 
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Hi, I owned a refurbished phone several times no issue's. However, this is a laptop ha. Curious on feedback was going to go through Newegg or Microsoft to buy a refurbished laptop.

Thinking may do a desktop, but since going back to school would prefer to bring my hardware with me.

Mostly use word and watch Netflix. I probably won't use WOW not sure used it on my desktop before it bit the bullet.

Appreciate the feedback.
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Old 07-20-2015, 07:17 PM
 
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If you get refurbished recent model laptop make sure it has a warranty. If you get an old laptop make not you'd know how to fix it.
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Old 07-21-2015, 11:23 AM
 
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what is your budget?
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Old 07-22-2015, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Laptops are about the ONLY thing I usually tell people not to buy.

Refurbs almost always only come with a 90 warranty. I've never seen one longer.

Go new...
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Old 07-22-2015, 02:22 PM
 
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Refurbs can me hit or miss. One can have just the fan replaced and be refurb but runs perfect. The next one could have had the motherboard replaced with a possible refurbished motherboard itself. Microsoft sells very good refurbs what what I hear, but with any refurb, there is no tellingwhat you might get from others.
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Old 07-22-2015, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Laptops are about the ONLY thing I usually tell people not to buy "as a refurb"...

Left that part off my original message. Oops.
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Old 07-22-2015, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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While this one was waiting for the new keyboard after a water spill, I got a used win7 laptop which was a refirb. The only thing I've found was there was some bad stuff on the hard drive which had been missed. I ran this diagnostic program and it cleaned it up and since its run fine. Especially if you want to stay with win 7, I'd say get a refirb.

I ran the same program on the drive on this,my main laptop and it got rid of a bunch of junk files which stopped it hanging up and speeded it up quite a bit.

You could also go to a computer tech, and have one refirbed exactly to your needs as well. I was able to change the keyboard easily as well so as long as I can get parts I'm happy with what I have.

People used to normally buy a computer by picking specs and having it assembled at a local shop for them. That's how we got all our desktops. It can be the better solution since you can get exactly what you need.
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Old 07-26-2015, 09:27 AM
 
Location: North America
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About the only company that builds a solid refurb is Apple. All the rest is going to be a crapshoot.
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