Pros: This is a perfect small form PC, fast, great for daily use ( not a gamer), great components for small office setup or home based business. US MICRO is the refurbisher and they are the best because of the service after the sale. I had an Windows activation issue, I called USMicro support, they answered on the second ring, they know exactly what the issue was and resolved it in 5 minutes
Summary: After 6 years I was tired of fixing and formatting and installing Windows XP on my old tired computer. I heard about overstock and the refurbs for under $300 so I figured I'll give it a try. Well, so far so good. up and running and after drivers and updates and some tweaking I now have a Win 7 loaded, DVD RW, 1.5 TB HDD fast stable machine that will serve me well. Good product, like new with a licensed copy of Win 7.
Summary: This is the 6th refurbished computer that we have purchased in the last 8 years, (of which we still have 5), and the first from Overstock. Joy Systems is the actual refurbisher. There is nothing to fear about purchasing a refurbished computer if one has done their homework, and if the refurbisher has done their job properly. In fact, refurbished computers offer a great value, as long as they are not too old.
Pros: This little box is actually very fast for simple administrative tasks. Seems rock solid for about a week. Good value, even for a refurbished item. Swapping out hardware is very easy, and everything fits very neatly inside the slim business case.
Cons: Older processor and can accept only one hard drive. Smaller proprietary PSU used. I am nervous about being able to find a replacement if/when this one goes.
Summary: Amazing buy, very pleased with the speed of this unit, just so impressed with installing my photo editing program, took just minutes to install, it took over an hour on my older computer. I only had to purchase a USB wireless adapter. Thanks so much for the great service and delivery was prompt.