View Full Version : Is this a good deal?
August-5th-2005, 11:16 PM
i've been computer shopping, and i found this site for refurbished computers.
the only things that i do are surf the net (extreme mainly), im, email, burn cd's, and if i buy this, burn dvd's. specs are like greek to me.
will this computer be fast? is it a good price?
August-5th-2005, 11:35 PM
for the price 80gb hard drive and 512mb ddram is good. But for similar prices you can get a brand new notebook with similar specs. You'll most likely have to use rebates though.
Honestly if your just surfing and word processing then you don't really need a fast computer. You might need a large hard drive if you are planning on having lots of music though. (80gbs holds alot of music)
I would look at a used notebook before refurbished ones. If you want to spend around 700-900 bucks then look for a new one. The speed will be fine for you as long as its around 1GHtz and 256+ MBs.
August-5th-2005, 11:47 PM
Don't worry as much about clock speed (mHz) as the amount of ram. Get as much ram as you can afford, especially if you multitask.
August-5th-2005, 11:48 PM
Wait till Dell offers one of their 750 dollar coupons on their notebooks. You'll get a new laptop for less than that refurbished one.
www.slickdeals.net for the coupon.
August-5th-2005, 11:58 PM
i've been looking at dell's website, but the spec numbers mean nothing to me.
but now i know what i need to look for. thanks a lot guys.
one thing i didn't mention is that we store and print digital photos. does this change anything?
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