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Buying my first laptop -- need advice

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  • Feb 14th, 2020 6:39 pm
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Buying my first laptop -- need advice

I would like to buy a used / refurbished Windows laptop. Where is the best place to look for one where I won't get ripped off?

- Local storefront laptop seller in my city?
- Kijiji?
- Computer Forums buy/sell/trade?
- eBay?
- OpenBox?

Specs I'm looking for:
15" (at least 1080p)
Windows with Office installed
500 GB SSD
at least 2 GHz
at least 4 GB RAM
no more than 4 years old

Budget: Under $500.

I don't care too much about brands, but would appreciate suggestions. I have seen a few on Kijiji that match my specs for as little as $150. but I'm not sure how legit that is. What should I expect to pay ?

Thanks!
Last edited by Luzer123 on Feb 14th, 2020 1:55 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Are you a student?
Look into getting the student version of Microsoft Office. That'll help broaden which laptops you can consider for a better deal.

Is there a reason why you want 15"?
14.1 seems to be the most common size nowadays
[OP]
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Calgary, AB
jwslam wrote: Are you a student?
Look into getting the student version of Microsoft Office. That'll help broaden which laptops you can consider for a better deal.

Is there a reason why you want 15"?
14.1 seems to be the most common size nowadays
Thanks. No, not a student. I like a big screen, but not too big (e.g. 17").

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