Question about DellRefurbished's laptop selection
Anyone have any thoughts on this?
Dec 14th, 2019 4:38 pm
Dec 15th, 2019 12:41 am
Dec 15th, 2019 9:50 am
I just went with the cheapest one, a Latitude E6440. I liked how bare bones was when the system came. I think, net of the coupon and before shipping, it was like $249. With shipping and taxes, $314.65. I think it might've even be a B cosmetic grade and it looks amazing. There's maybe one small spot on the back corner where some of the brushed paint is wearing off and you can see the silver metal colour, but other than that, it looks brand new.
Dec 15th, 2019 5:38 pm
Dec 15th, 2019 6:32 pm
Yeah, I recommend signing up for the e-mail newsletters and just deleting the ones that are only 20-30% off. Every few weeks they do a one-day Flash sale whereby they have 40-60% off deals. Their Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are usually pretty good, and they also typically do end of month really good clearance sales every month or two. Desktop-wise, though, they've got some attractively priced sub-$200 desktops.
Dec 17th, 2019 9:02 pm
Dec 17th, 2019 9:35 pm
Dec 18th, 2019 8:35 am
Dec 18th, 2019 9:36 am
It could be because their laptops tend to have screen sizes of 14" or smaller, perhaps?
Dec 18th, 2019 10:53 am
Wouldn't matter. .com of the refurb website has higher resolutions and the sizes are about the same. 1080p on a small laptop is too high for me. I would rather see something like 1440*900 or along those lines. Maybe it's just my eyesight.dmehus wrote: ↑ It could be because their laptops tend to have screen sizes of 14" or smaller, perhaps?
I actually bought an HP laptop a couple years ago (better speakers, nicer screen, more RAM, Windows 10 Home, etc.) with a 17" screen (from tSc.ca, believe it or not, in response to my watching The Shopping Channel) but I find that a 17" screen is kinda big on a laptop.
Dec 18th, 2019 1:05 pm
I rarely use my laptop unplugged most of the time, mainly because my experience is the battery rarely lasts more than 2 hours anyway! So I'm just used to unplugging the charging cable and carting it with me. I haven't used it too much unplugged, but am pretty sure it holds a charge for at least two hours with the screen on.Zero1 wrote: ↑ Wouldn't matter. .com of the refurb website has higher resolutions and the sizes are about the same. 1080p on a small laptop is too high for me. I would rather see something like 1440*900 or along those lines. Maybe it's just my eyesight.
I am only concerned with battery life on those as my HP elitebook sucks and doesn't last long.
Dec 19th, 2019 10:30 pm
Dec 20th, 2019 1:03 am
Dec 20th, 2019 9:32 am
@Sorcerer Yeah, I wonder if DFS replaces the batteries before they sell them? Could be an advantage to going with DFS over another seller refurbisher despite their sometimes higher prices. I was surprised how good that battery was.Sorcerer wrote: ↑ Hey Doug, that sounds pretty good for an older laptop. I have three older laptops sitting in a closet and all have dead batteries that won't hold a charge for even 10 sec. I know that I can buy replacement batteries, but most of the time I only use them on vacation and I keep them plugged in. Not the most convenient way to use them but hey, it works!
Dec 27th, 2019 10:12 pm
Dec 28th, 2019 2:53 am
Dec 28th, 2019 11:02 am
BF? Sorry, not familiar with that acronym. But that's probably wise. They'll restock with lower end models and have decent Flash Friday sales throughout the year. I saw on their Facebook page that @joshnet admitted to buying SFF Optiplex desktops when they go on sale. I wonder if he bought any more this time?
Dec 28th, 2019 11:09 am
Dec 28th, 2019 11:13 am
Nice! They seem like they last a long time. Solid computers. I'll probably buy one in the spring.
Dec 28th, 2019 2:29 pm