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Considering buying a refurbished laptop....help!


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I was going to buy a refurbished laptop, but I don't know how to tell if it will be any good. I would be buying it as more of a stop-gap and then buy a new, more expensive more serious laptop in a year or so's time, but I would like to be able to watch movies without any trouble, use the internet without any problems etc.
The specs are:
Windows Vista
60Gig Hard Drive
Nero 7
Intel Dual Core 1.66Ghz
mobile intel 945GM graphics card

Its an ACER ASPIRE 5630 and would be costing me around £150

I know the graphics card isnt good for gaming and the hard drive space is smallish, but apart from that what do the people that would know think? If anyone could sum up what I would/wouldn't be able to do, or alternatively whether the laptop would likely die in its first week, that would be very helpful

Cheers one and all


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when it was launched - excellent value for money - and provided the one you're after is in reasonable condition you should be fine.

I seem to remember that it had a 120Gb hard drive when it was new, but I could be wrong about that.

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i am considering buying a refurbished laptop from pc world for my 13 year old, im a complete computer novice and on a tight budget, the sole purpose of the laptop would be facebook, you tube, dvd viewing etc & we would prefer a full size instead of a netbook hence the refurb option, ive read loads of reviews of the refurb services but there all circa '06. I just want to know if im likely to end up with a dud laptop there is a 12 month warranty on them is that good? help please!

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I needed a laptop for reading emails and using word at uni and thought getting a refurbished laptop would be my cheapest option. Finally bought a refurbished laptop from "ElectroComputerWarehouse" and the product id is "delld620laptop".its working good :0

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