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Which of these laptops should I buy?

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Sep 11, 2013
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Which of these laptops should I buy?

Hi,

I'm deciding between these laptops:

1)Dell Latitude E6420 i7 2620M 2.7GHz 8GB 500GB HD WINDOWS 10 PROFESSIONAL
https://ca.refurb.io/collections/dell-l ... ofessional

2)Dell Latitude 14 5000 Series (E5450)
https://www.dellrefurbished.ca/laptops/ ... 450-191643?

3)Inspiron 15 3000 (Intel®)
https://www.dell.com/en-ca/shop/dell-la ... _sb_h111be


Which website's more reliable in all these websites to buy? Any pros n cons? and which laptop should be a decent deal for educational purpose? (no gaming needed at all.) Which laptop would run smoothly for 3-4 years?

Any Costco Dell Laptops you'll recommend? Prices're higher there. How would you compare Dell to Asus Laptops?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thanx!
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The first link doesn't work so by those other 2 I would take the last one #3 .... I myself will never again buy Asus laptops, a terrible company for parts, at least with Dell one is able to get parts
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I would also go for number 3. It has a one year warranty, which is nice. Better processor, more current parts. But to be honest, I wouldn't buy either, as I wouldn't get a laptop without an SSD.

If 3 (or 4) years of life is important to you, you may want to consider extending the warranty, or making sure you buy it with a credit card that offers coverage for that period.

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RoseP476 wrote: How is this site to purchase refurbished laptops? Are they reliable?

https://ca.refurb.io/collections/dell-laptops

How much SSD will work good for a decent laptop from this website? Should we choose SSD over HDD?
Thanks!
The website doesn't seem to be working, might be something wrong with this site ... As for that place I have never heard about them. Myself, I wouldn't buy from any place that doesn't provide an actual address
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Refurb.io doesn't have the most stellar reputation. If you want refurbished, dellrefurbished.ca is definitely the place to get it. However, you should A) wait for a sale since they happen all the time, B) get a 1080p screen, and C) make sure it comes with an SSD.

There's nothing on their site right now that's particularly attractively priced. Their last sale (20% off) ended 31 March. Wait for the next sale and you'll likely see some better deals - it's pretty easy to find a machine with 8GB RAM, 1080p, and a 250GB SSD for under $400. In general, I think it's a great idea to get a refurbished business laptop instead of new consumer garbage if you're trying to save money. With Dell, that means Latitude rather than Inspiron/Vostro.

Alternatively, Bauer Systems currently has refurbished Thinkpad T450 machines (lots of stock) with 8GB, 180GB SSD, and a 900p screen. It's not 1080p, but it's a lot better than terrible 1366x768. I and many others prefer Thinkpad to Dell Latitude, but Latitudes are also pretty decent.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... l=en#gid=0

If you can install an SSD yourself, then there's lots of possible options on Dellrefurbished.ca with 1080p screens. Just narrow your search by clicking 1920x1080 on the left.
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