I did not know about this Dell Outlet until I signed up here. The prices seem to be much lower than buying a new unit. I have my eye on a Dell M6400 unit..
So my question is, what are your experiences with a refurbished unit? By refurbished, are these units that have been rented out to businesses and returned? Will I be buying a 100% used unit? or does Dell replaces parts inside before selling them etc? Am I taking chances on these units or am I safe in terms of dependability?
I just bought a Dell XPS M1330 refurbished laptop. I know they have a 21 day return policy, so I figured it couldn't of been used more than 21 days by a customer. But after I looked at the specs I noticed the processor Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7500 is pretty old and is no longer offered for the M1330. So now I am wondering how old this unit could really be. I wouldn't want to buy a refurbished unit if it's been used for like 6 months or longer.
Does anyone have Dell's external media bay for Latitude E or Precision models? I am interested in knowing whether it only works with Dell laptops or if it can serve as a generic DVD reader when I put my optical drive in it (useful for my netbook)
I'm looking to replace a 3-year old IBM X60s that recently failed.
I'm considering a refurbished M4400 from Dell Outlet, and I have a couple of questions:
1.) How is Dell Outlet service and what quality can I expect from them? I know from Lenovo Outlet, most of the refurbished items are actually in immaculate condition. Is that the case for Dell Outlet? Is customer service and shipping times good?
2.) When browsing through the available M4400s, I see listings for both 15.4" WXGA and 15.4" WXGA LED. Are there M4400s with CCFL backlit WXGA panels? When configuring a new one, the only option for WXGA is LED.
I bought my system from Dell about right at 3 years ago. I got an Inspiron 9100 with 3 years of CC for around $1700
P4 2.8 with HT Prescott 512 MB RAM ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 with 64 MB 15 inch crappy screen 40GB 5400RPM HDD CDR/RW DVD drive XP PRO
They replaced my computer with an e1705
Core 2 Duo 1.73 T5300 2 GB DDR2-667 RAM ATI Mobility Radeon x1400 256MB 17 inch WXGA Samsung 8xDVDRW drive 80GB 5400 RPM HDD XP PRO
I was shocked that I got upgraded so much. Then I started reading some of the reviews of the x1400 and it was terrible. I benchmarked this computer and the graphics did a little better then my old system. I played some of the games that i usually played on my older computer and they ran a lot worse on this computer. I don't know if i should complain about the graphics card, since they did give me a huge upgrade and all.
Also, does anyone know about how they work their warranties. When i got this system and registered it on their website it said that i had three years of CC warranty left. Then when the warranty went dead on my other computer so did the warranty on my new one! If I knew that was going to happen i would had bought the extended warranty before it went dead.
The studio 17 that I bought i got from tigerdirect.ca (instore) and im wondering if I can contact dell, give them some serial numbers or what ever, service tags etc would they be able to send me the windows 7 installation CD?
Ok so I had a problem with my M1530 when it refused boot up. (black screen upon power up; not a display/screen issue)
So I called in for a repair and I had a technician come out on 2 different occasions to try to fix it once for a motherboard and second time for CPU/RAM. Both times the problem wasn't fixed so I shipped it to Dell for a repair .....
I'm weighing my options as I decide which notebook to go with. I really like the M4400 but it's a bit pricey (even with the sale going on now and the free screen), so I was wondering if a refurb is something to consider.
What would the warranty be like? How is it different from getting a new one besides not getting any papers/cd's, etc.?
I need a new laptop and in my price range started looking at the Vostro 1510, then kept reading that the Vostro fans were noisy, so I looked at the Lenovo SL500. Then after reading conflicting reports, I stepped it up a bit and started looking at the Latitudes.
I can get refurbished Latitude E6500 in the outlet for a bit more. I am fairly accomplished computer user (just don't do hardware). Is it worth it? I have been reading postings about many problems on these as well so I'm just not sure what to do at this point.
I am definitely looking for a matte screen, and Windows XP, bluetooth, and camera. If I purchase the E6500 I would like the backlit keyboard. Are there any other features I should look for? On the E6500 which graphics card is recommended -- Intel or NIVIDIA?
My old dell 860o died on me 2 months ago. been searching for something light and can do some gaming. Wonder if there are any video card issues like the previous generation.
So far nothing beats the mbp for the size. is mbp 5.5 lbs? so it seems the refurb is down to some decent pricing. is the 2.53 worth 150 dollars more? which is lower heat? is the 2.4 a p8600? just want to know a few tidbits of the laptops.
Just wondering your thoughts on the following dilemma. I can get my hands on a refurbished 2.53 or 2.8GHz Unibody MBP through a special promotion. The prices are £1239 or £1439 respectively. Alternatively I am going through Heathrow Tax Free soon and will be able to get a brand new 2.66GHz MBP for about £1490.
So what do you think? Brand new or refurbed? And which of the two refurbs to go for? Did the recent processor bump (2.53--->2.66) bring any other changes that I would miss?
Holding off until WWDC may cost me the cheaper deal as the promotion is strictly while stocks last.
I've decided to permanently park my 15" MBP on my desk, connected to an external monitor, speakers, keyboard mouse etc and use it as my torrent / wireless print server, and buy a smaller mac to replace it.
I only used the MBP for safari, itunes, messenger, office apps, and watching movies on the go.
I have spotted a first gen Macbook Air 1.6 ghz and a unibody MB 2.0 ghz for $1099 Canadian in the refurbished store. I think this is a pretty good price for either one and I get the full 1 year warantee with the option of extending it.
The MB seems ideal, but I wouldn't mind having the Air as well. I remember the first gen Air had all sorts of problems. Do you think Apple fixed the problems in this particular unit before putting it back up for sale?