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Is this a good deal ($285.99 ) for a refurbished laptop?

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[OP]
Newbie
Feb 15, 2006
56 posts
12 upvotes

Is this a good deal ($285.99 ) for a refurbished laptop?

No gaming. May do some simple video editing in the future. I like the fact it has 16GB of RAM for future proofing down the road.


Specifications:

HP 820 G1

- Intel i5-4300U 1.9GHz

- Memory: 16GB

- Hard Drive: 240GB Solid State Drive

- Operating System: Windows 10 pro

- Video Card: Onboard

- WIFI

- Screen: 12.5"

- Condition: Refurbished

- Ethernet: 10/100/1000 Mbps, Gigabit


https://www.itrefurbs.ca/collections/la ... efurbished
5 replies
Sr. Member
Nov 6, 2014
746 posts
1142 upvotes
Woodbridge, ON
It's not a gaming laptop but the brand name is good and the specs are good for the price being asked. I can't speak for the store or the quality of the refurbishment.
Deal Expert
Mar 23, 2009
19070 posts
5088 upvotes
Toronto
https://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-HP ... 967.0.html

Crappy screen, but at this price range, that's not a surprise. There is one with a better IPS screen, but I doubt this would have it. CPU performance isn't good, so video editing might not be pleasant, but the screen is crappy anyway.

Battery life appears reasonable (which surprised me).

No idea about the quality of the refurb though.

Also, what type of keyboard? I personally hate international keyboards. I only like the US English keyboards.
[OP]
Newbie
Feb 15, 2006
56 posts
12 upvotes
Looks like US English keyboard from the pics. Anyone dealt with ITRefurbs before?
Deal Guru
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Jun 27, 2004
13005 posts
2287 upvotes
Vancouver.bc.ca
EugW wrote: Crappy screen, but at this price range, that's not a surprise. There is one with a better IPS screen, but I doubt this would have it.
The IPS screen is better, but at 40% AdobeRGB (65% sRGB, if that), it's still pretty crappy.
Deal Guru
Feb 9, 2006
12213 posts
6752 upvotes
Brampton
The battery will be garbage. It's 6 year old tech.
The 4300U is slow.

Not great for video editing.

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